Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peed on three times. I give up.


Maddie is going to be in her kennel tonight to sleep even if she cries a bit.  Last night was the most rough night ever.  She stirred a lot, and due to the steroids she is very hungry, thirsty and has to go pee a lot.  She had been doing a great job previous with letting us know in time and going outside.  But since she started the steroids things have changed.  So because she has been crying and doesn't want to be alone I have been sleeping with her and holding her.  Last night she was not only in pain but in the middle of the night she peed on me three times.  What a mess.  I don't mean a dribble - I'm talking about a flood.  In any case, pee is pee.

On top of that I dealt with my regular church and Next Job work, plus two church emergencies/late night calls.  I was so tired this morning I could hardly function.  I also had an early morning meeting with a client so it's not even like I could adjust my schedule.   Fully caffeinated tea helped me get through the day of church projects, church calls, client meetings and more.  I ended my work day at 7:30 pm and was so glad to finally just sit down to the table with my family, eat and relax. 

It wasn't a "bad day" it was just a tiring busy one because of a crazy night last night with Maddie.  She is strengthening -- we can tell that, but things are still very difficult for her and she needs assistance with EVERYTHING.  We have to keep her in the cone all the time now on her head because her wounds externally are really healing and itching like crazy and she picks at them.  We have to have things healed by Friday so that the stitches can come out although it will take a while for her hair to grow out and we will have to see what takes place with the scars.

Well, good news...I'm sleeping with Larry tonight.  :)

1 comment:

Ruth, PA said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough night. It is difficult (for me anyway) to paste on the smile and pleasant face without a good nights rest. Praying for you and Maddie throughout the day.

When the stitches do finally come out, do not be alarmed if everything is not totally shut. Healing is sometimes a slow process. Praying throughout every day for a miracle. God is working as a testimony to His power! We are giving thanks for all He is and is going to do in her life!!