Its been another not-so-bad week in our corner of Virginia. We had another wintry blast of cold this week. And, I stayed home from work one day because I wasn't feeling well.
All the tests have been returned for Joy. The results confirm that she does have lymphoma. The good news is that at the moment Joy is not symptomatic. This makes me hopeful that we will have more time with her. So, now that we have that diagnosis, we can now move forward with our plan for Joy's care. This will include herbs from Australia for her specifically for lymphoma that are now on their way to us.
On another day, Bailey began coughing, but it didn't keep her from getting her rest. Making sure Bailey getting up and walking around is key in keeping her airways open. So, I decided to take her with me on a little morning trip.
The first stop was at a friends home to drop something off. Bailey met their puppy, a Flat Coated Retriever named Keeper. I didn't get any photos of their meeting one another - This was partly because my friend and I weren't quite sure of what Bailey would do. We all know that not all dogs, even including a couple at our house aren't crazy about the antics of a puppy. However Bailey is not one of them. She loved him and wanted to stay and play with Keeper.
Our next stop was Tractor Supply. It's one of the few stores nearby where dogs are allowed, so I took Bailey inside. When the door opened, I heard something that sounded like spring to me. It was the sound of baby chicks. And they had plenty for sale!
Bailey watched intently as the chicks were taken out of the box.
And they had plenty of ducks too.
Bailey really enjoyed all the new smells, and meeting a few new faces too.
Our little outing did the trick for Bailey. Aside from being worn out by the time we got home, she didn't cough once the rest of the day and we've both had a good weekend.
Despite our time change, our lights going out overnight for about five hours, we're ready for the week ahead. And spring too!
|~Todd on a recent snow-day, waiting for spring~|