I am feeling like the little stream I happened to drive by yesterday. I stopped for a few minutes to gaze at it and take pictures and noticed it was almost overflowing it's banks. Only a week or two ago, there was hardly any water in the bed and it was frozen and still. Now it has melted and is flowing fast with dark murky water.
|Run off causes streams to swell and flow quickly|
|Water is murky and dark|
Another problem during surgery was that she did not stop bleeding so they had to take extra measures to stop it. They applied a pressure bandage and held it in place with what looks like a diaper. Not a simple spay procedure by any means.
She seemed fine when I left the Vet Clinic, but as soon as she got in my vehicle, she started whimpering and whining and thrashing about which lasted the full half hour drive home. I was a wreck by the time I got home. Later, she would panic and jump off the couch (where we made a nice soft bed) and frantically pace around the house before nearly falling flat on the floor. Her eyes were full of pain and she had a look of fright. I wasn't sure she was going to make it through the night.
I made a special bed for her in the living room and slept with her all night and she finally settled down. Today (Friday) she seems so much better and her pain is tolerable. She does a lot of sleeping but at least she is alive! I am so thankful.
In spite of having so many things I need to do - I spent most of the day sitting on the couch and snuggling with her. We have only had her for 50 days but she has us totally smitten. I can honestly say that I have never seen a more loving and friendly, good natured dog. She has such a beautiful spirit and she has given us so much more than we could have ever imagined.
|Not a macro shot but this is Rosie - Up Close|
This was a typical week of so many things happening but in the middle of it a boulder was placed. It forced me to change course and stop for a moment and realize what is important.
If you want to see what everyone else saw up close this week - go visitSally's Blog
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