Sunday, February 4, 2018

Chance: Update on my people

First of all I miss my sister, I would just as soon she move in with us forever….of course she could bring Miney and Little Elvis too!

I have been in a funk. The Fars have only left me one other night and that was a few years ago.  Far Side says I am getting older and get confused easily, home is safe and I like my routine.

My sister writes “Maybe Chance wants you to give him bacon strips, or pet him until you are full of hair, or play ball, or sit with him when he drinks water, or add ice cubes to his water, or help him go around scary corners, or not to leave the room so you can go to the bathroom, or make him brown rice with his food, or brush him, or put apple cider vinegar on his spots, or give him his bone treats! Or sleep on the couch because he can’t see you when you aren’t right next to him. Perhaps he misses his NEW favorite person.”

I guess my sister had fun important stuff planned like sleeping and a weekend with her friends.

Far Guy is a bit better, he tires easily. He has lost 11 pounds.  He is supposed to eat lots of protein. The medication he is on interrupts his sleep.

Far Side still has a bad cough, she is on preventive antibiotics.  She has NOT lost 11 pounds.  She sleeps when she can. She is tired too.

I sleep when I can too.  Far Side and I went to the mail box yesterday…that is the most normal thing she has done in awhile.  She even took her point and shoot and took photos of me.  Yesterday Far Guy said “Your blog didn’t post?”  She replied “I didn’t write one.” Soon she may be back to normal…one day at a time.

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It snowed all day.  We had a nice walk, I lead she follows.

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30 comments:

  1. What a nice post. Thank you for taking the time when no one feels well and all is topsy turvy. Praying for each once of you. Chance too. A hug for all.

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  2. Beautiful picture, Chance. We continue to remember each of you in our prayers.

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  3. Nothing is more important than taking care of those you love.

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  4. I hope you that you both will feel better as the days pass.

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  5. Glad to hear from you. Sending prayers that you both will continue to improve.

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  6. Thinking about all of you and sending get well wishes. Hope today is better than yesterday and that tomorrow is better than today.

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  7. Yes one day at a time. Hoping soon you all will be back to your normal routine. Pretty picture of you Chance.

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  8. I'm glad you are both home and resting. Sending well wishes and prayers that FG is healed quickly and you can both get back to your routine. Oh, and for Chance to get comfortable again!

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  9. Oh dear me, you have been in the wars!
    Hope all will be well soon and life can resume it’s normal path, snow or no snow. (Snow is so cold on the paws)

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  10. Thanks for the update. Hope everyone keeps improving.

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  11. Chance, we do have disruptions in our lives. they aren't nice but it's normal. I had to play in the snow yesterday as we had lots of snow.

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  12. I think your snow is nicer than our rain. We're all trying hard not to get sick around here. I sure hope your people get better soon.

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  13. Well yes. Sounds very similar to my full time caretaker role. I have to be on duty 24/7 and it will only grow more difficult as time continues to pass. I've been up to it for 5 years now and have no real complaints. I try to focus on the for better or worse part. Hang in there, Connie.
    Ray

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    1. P.s. Take of yourself too. I'm finally beginning to reach out friends etc. to social services which means red tape and bureaucratic inertia. That is another fight is another one no one can win. Of course their are public servants out their who do the right thing because and I will find some and they will help...:)

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    2. I am sorry TB, I know you are doing the best you can to take care of the love of your life. Hope you get some help...respite care at least.

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  14. Chance--Hey, Ol Buddy, I think that walk to mail box is a sign of good things to come. And you got snow to walk in...we are way too dry here..we walk in puffs of dirt. Anyway, good to see you and glad your folks are home and doing somewhat better. Boomer

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  15. Beautiful picture and glad you are all progressing! Hang in there!

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  16. Hey Chance - hope everyone is doing better each day. Keeping you all in my prayers.
    Joy

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  17. Thanks for the update Chance. Great that you are making FarSide go out for some fresh air and exercise. Good for the body and soul. Hope you take good care of the Fars and they spoil you just a bit. I say roll on Spring for the Far Family!

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  18. Sounds like you all are soldiering on. Take care. Hugs to all.

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  19. Still hoping each day will be a little easier for all three of you.
    The snow makes for a very pretty photo.

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  20. Things will get better little by little, Chance. You must have been so happy to walk to the mailbox. I know it's hard but you have to be patient. ;)

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  21. Glad you are both still home, slowly improving and Chance has his favorite people back by his side. Take care.

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  22. It is good to hear from you Chance. I'm glad you are all home together. I know it's been difficult but things will get better soon. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  23. Just letting you know I was here and I am glad I was here

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  24. Chance, you are such a good boy. Glad you got to walk to the mail box with Far Side. Love you all and hope you're well soon.

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  25. ...here sure has been a lot of sickness going around. Stay well.

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  26. Hi Chance.

    They're lucky they have you to look out for them. I hope they're back to normal soon. Well, whatever passes for normal among humans, anyhow.

    I like snow: it's fun to eat!

    Lots of licks,
    Lilie the Westie

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  27. Dear Chance, my Auntie Reg says something good to make people who aren't feeling well and need lots of protein is homemade mac and cheese casserole. It's yummy and easy to eat and has lots of fat and protein. I wish thecrazysheeplady would make some here. She's been sick, too, but not as sick as your folks. Still, some mac and cheese would be pretty good! Love, Kate

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  28. You are a trooper to blog when you have so much on your plate and are not feeling well yourself. Take care of yourselves!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie