Monday, October 12, 2009

Vacation Update

I spoke to my new daughter-in-law's mother and father this week-end, he of last week's plane crash. Still in a great deal of pain, he will be seeing a spinal surgeon. His very wise wife may have permanently clipped his wings. Can you say John Denver?

The least she has planned for him is that it's going to cost him big-time to get the wheels that were knocked off returned. I forgot to ask where she hid them.

My pup, Hunter, took a turn for the worse last week and was again admitted to the hospital. I am Nurse Scratchet since he came home. He had a seizure yesterday and the day before. He panics and is so frightened when they happen. The doctor believes they are medicine induced, so we are experimenting to determine which medicine it might be. That's some pretty tough medicine he's taking.

Mr. Maven tried to give him his pills last night and he ran to me crying and burying his head in my shoulder. I'm the easy one. So my days are spent on clean-up and cheer-up duty. The dogs and Mr. Maven.

Zoe, my tough little girl, is well on her way to recovery. Let's hope Hunter is as well.

7 Comments:

Blogger Jasia said...

You really have your hands full! I sure hope the road to recovery is short and smooth from here on out for Hunter. My goodness it's been a long and tough road so far!!!

October 13, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous mitzs said...

Jeesh, I didn't even know you were back. I missed your lastweek tweet! Hang in there hun, that hunter still is has to be good news even if it doesn't seem like it right now. Come on Hunter you can do this dude! I got you all in my prayers hun specially hunter. Hugs to you all.

October 13, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Jasia:

Hunter has perked up today and had all four paws on the ground. He is trying so hard.

We are awaiting tests, but it is possible he has Lyme Disease precipitated by the Giardia. Lyme was dormant and stress then activated it.

-fM

October 13, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Mitzs love:

So needed one of your hugs. Passed it on to Hunter.

Thanks for the prayers.

-fM

October 13, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Greta Koehl said...

I'll continue prayers for Hunter and for your daughter-in-law's father. Hunter sounds like he is a fighter. My cats have had medicine-induced seizures - they can be rough. That's one of the reasons we haven't moved - our house is a block away from the vet's.

October 13, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Rocky said...

First, Just a note to say I found your blog via Randy Seaver's Geneamusings. I love it!
Second, How is your new daughter in law's father? My husband had a pilot's license for cessnas etc and his wings got clipped but not necessarily by me. I'm glad he doesn't fly anymore. I used to go up with him but I don't like small planes. Once he took me on a float plane in Upstate NY over Cranberry Lake. What a trip!

Third, How is Hunter? I know how stressful a sick doggie can be. I hope he gets well soon. I have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and he swallowed a rock or rather tried to eat the rock and it got stuck in his throat. He had to have an endoscopy and then he got a UTI so I was so glad when he recovered.

October 15, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Rocky:

I'll have to thank my friend Randy Seaver for sending you over. I'm glad you are enjoying my little passion.

FIL of new daughter is mending, but in a lot of pain. Don't think he'll be very good at staying down. Have not heard back on doctors appointment.

Zoe is almost back to normal. Today Hunter ate solid dog food, still up and down, has several issues. It gets me so when he cries and I can't do anything.

I am told by vet it will be several more weeks before he is better. Zoe, my little tank, spends much of her time mothering him and he has the baby act down pat. Now the general consensus is that he will live.

Thanks for checking on us and come back often.

-fM

October 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

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