Thank you all for your kind thoughts about our Lucy. We are happy to tell you that she seems perfectly normal and has not had any further seizure activity or any impairment. Needless to say she was excited silly to be back home after her brief hospital stay. The staff there seemed to like her and reported that they had to move her because she wagged her tail every time anyone passed by her crate. And her wagging tail bothered the nearby cats. We have a follow-up appointment with our regular veterinarian on Tuesday and we are anxious to hear what he thinks. He is a very knowledgeable and seasoned vet who has had more experience with continued care than the hospital staff. (Oh my goodness, those hospital docs were young!)
While the hospital staff indicated she could return to her normal activities, we have decided to be cautious and not allow her to run until we see our vet. Lucy is not at all happy about that. In reality, it has been so hot and humid this week she probably wouldn't have been allowed to run anyway.
On Thursday morning my husband had a hair appointment. His actions before leaving the house mimicked his actions when he is getting the car ready to drive Lucy to the park. She was crest-fallen when he left without her. She sat at the door several minutes, certain that he would be coming in to get her.
How could he leave without taking me?
Finally she settled down. But she was clearly not happy about the whole episode.
I still can't believe it. Bummer
This past week has been filled with anxiety over Lucy, in addition to our usual concerns about mankind. Times like these we almost wish we could be more like the dogs and live more in the moment.
The Buddha said it well:
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate troubles. But to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL AND SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE!