LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, September 5, 2014

We Love Lucy


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!)



Lucy has "poodle" paws where her skin was shaved for the IVs


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!

16 comments:

Carolina Linthead said...

<3 <3 <3 Hoping for many more "moments" to be lived for the three of you together. Bummer, Lucy! Hope you get to go to the park real soon! Very hot up here this week. I dressed as a pirate for our student activities fair yesterday...I was soaked by the end, and not from seawater. Have a great weekend! Will be thinking of y'all as you go forward from here.

Ms. A said...

SO glad to hear she is doing well!!!

troutbirder said...

Hoping the recovery is permanent. We have epilepsy in our family and it's always frightening no matter how often it occurs...

troutbirder said...

Hoping the recovery is permanent. We have epilepsy in our family and it's always frightening no matter how often it occurs...

robin andrea said...

So glad that Lucy is not showing signs of more seizures. That's great news. Hoping she stays well and healthy for a very long time, and that she gets to go out for a walk soon in a cool autumn breeze.

Miley's Daily Scoop said...

So happy to hear she is doing well! Great quote! Happy Friday!

Cheryl said...

I am so delighted to see dear Lucy looking fine and well.
A very difficult time for you and your husband after losing dear Ellie.

Living in the moment.....ah yes, if only we could all adopt that attitude.
I have read many books on the subject and most of the time am able to do that. Every so often I fall off the path :)

Bless dear Lucy....don't worry pet you will soon be running free :)

KGMom said...

Oh, that Lucy face says it al...You're what? you're leaving without me? Don't you know the rules?
Glad she is on the mend.

Arkansas Patti said...

Exhaling here in Arkansas. Great news and hope she continues to do so well.
She really faced the camera?? She wanted her distress noted.

Vicki Lane said...

So glad she's home! Poor baby, no running. But of course you're wise to take no chances.

KB Bear said...

I'm so glad that Lucy had a quiet uneventful week. My internet was down so I checked on her as soon as I got it back (4 days later). I hope you're having a good weekend.

How Sam Sees It said...

We'll continue to say prayers for her. Hopefully it was a one time fluke.

Monty and Harlow

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a sad face! I'm so happy to hear she seems to be fine now; hopefully it was just a once in a lifetime episode.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments and your good wishes. We're taking Lucy to our vet tomorrow (Tuesday) and so far she has not had any other symptoms.

Tara Crowley said...

oh, i missed this whole thing! Well, I'm so pleased it seems to be resolved, but how strange. Keeping my fingers crossed she stays free of her malady.

What a face!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Late catching up on blog reading and so missed the news of Lucy's health crisis. Glad to read she is home and doing well.