I know it's been a long, long time since I posted. Life has been getting the way and my energy and interest in posting has been waning. I keep up with Face Book but honestly, I don't post much there either.
Lots of things are going on here. Mom is settled in but it has been an adjustment challenge at times. She is strong willed and so am I so we occasionally clash.
My health right now is a challenge and I'm having to be a lot of life style changes (mainly eating differently and exercising more). Work is still very stressful and I would have been out pounding the pavement for another job if I didn't have early retirement flickering out there at the end of the tunnel. It's stressful times here.
And then there's Doc-Boy.... Doc, for those of you who aren't acquainted with the little guy, is my silky terrier. He has been battling a corneal ulcer since October of last year. It all came to a head early this month when the eye finally began rupturing. It was painful to him and the vet and I conceded that the only thing to do was remove the eye which she did. He recovered quickly and uneventfully and even tolerated his E-collar for the required 10 days. Then Sunday, I noticed his other eye (the only remaining one!) was tearing up and there was some thick drainage in the lower lid. Monday am as I was holding him and the sun was shining I could see his eye and there was something there. I got him right into the vet and - would you believe- he has an abrasion on that eye as well. He probably ran into something and that's when it happened. Thankfully, it's not as severe as the other one was when it was first discovered. So, we're back to drops every 2 hours and so forth. After shedding some tears, I've become a bit philosophical. Doc is 15 going on 16. He and I are both tired of all this drama. If this abrasion or ulcer doesn't heal within a month or two, I am going to have to face the fact that it's his time. Right now, his vision in that eye is not great and I don't want him to face life completely blind. He's been such a good friend. He deserves a better quality of life that that.
I would appreciate your prayers for him and me. Most of the web sites I've visited state that this kind of injury healed typically in 3-5 days. I'm praying that he's "typical".