Our Lucy is about the same. Certainly no worse and perhaps a bit better as she accommodates for the lame leg. She moves slowly but does not appear to have any pain. We bought more boots for her since we have had rain and we want them to completely dry out when they get wet . She is much more comfortable with the boots on her hind legs since they give her a more sure footing. They also protect the foot which she sometimes drags as she goes up the driveway. It is a real plus that she seems to enjoy the boots and does not like for us to take them off to let her foot get some air.
She's looking a bit unkempt since we no longer take her for a bath and grooming. Getting her into and out of the car and then having the bath seems like too much trauma for her. So we groom her ourselves, trimming inside her ears and doing her foot/paw care.
My son sent me a photograph of one of his cats. He and his wife picked her from the shelter when she was a tiny kitten. She has a congenital neuro-muscular problem and was destined for euthanasia. Of course that is the kitten they chose to be the companion to their other cat that wandered into their lives. She is not often seen when Violet is around. But when Violet is safely in her crib the cat takes full advantage of one of the soft blankets I knitted.
Thankful that active little toddler is tucked away.
Today's quote comes from the famous Daniel Webster and could not be more appropriate:
"The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power."
The other quote comes from American journalist Garet Garrett. I don't agree with all his opinions, but this one is spot-on.
"Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold."
[Personal note:) YOU HEAR THAT MITCH MCCONNELL?
So ends another week. I will be having PET (positron emission tomography) scans this weekend. These sophisticated scans will reveal how effective the new chemotherapy has been on containing the remaining spots of cancer and to see if any new areas have popped up. The scans will be extensive, from "skull to thighs." We are cautiously optimistic since my cancer marker levels in the blood have not risen. But after 30 weeks on the new treatment, we need to know exactly where we stand. My oncologist will explain the options we have based on the result of the scans. Keep your fingers crossed and petition the deity of your choosing, please.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE
SPRING IS SURELY COMING