Eating goes well even though yesterday and today were an emotional rollercoaster: I didn’t eat extra.
Yesterday I was supposed to do WII Active Sports and day 4 of the shred but something happened (see thoughts) and I couldn’t get myself to exercise.
Today I did day 4 of the Shred so I’m 1 day “behind” But before I started I made an agreement with myself that I had to do the shred at least 5 days a week so I’m not really behind.
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday a simple dinner of which I forgot to take a photo: chicken, potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Today a typical Dutch (at least I think it is) meal which we ate a lot during Autumn/Winter with various vegetables: “Zuurkoolstamppot” which is a hotchpotch of potatoes and sauerkraut with smoked sausage.
Our dog Roussy (a West Highland White Terrier) is 16 years old. Lately she hasn’t been well: she peed a lot in the house, she had diarrhoea and threw up sometimes. Usually it went away after 1 or 2 days. She hasn’t been eating well and lost a lot of weight.
Saturday it was very bad, I have been cleaning up behind her all day. Sunday she seemed better but at night it was a mess again so I made an appointment with the vet yesterday. She took some blood and from that it appeared her kidneys aren’t hardly working anymore so she’s sick. We’ve got medication for the diarrhoea and special food (kidney diet) and we had to see if this helps, if not we might have to put her to sleep.
When we got home it got worse, she threw up every half hour, after she drank she immediately threw it up. Her diarrhoea was bloody so I was very very worried. I decided to sleep on the couch downstairs so that I could be with her. She threw up some more till about 2.30 at night and then she went to sleep and I could sleep.
Today she seems better, hasn’t thrown up, no diarrhoea and she ate a little bit. So we decided to see how this goes for a couple of days. The vet is going to call us on Thursday to see how she’s doing. We did decide that as soon as things are going to get worse we will put her to sleep because she was really feeling terrible yesterday. Today we decided what we want to do with her after she dies, we hadn’t discussed that yet.
So I’ve been crying a lot yesterday and today. At this moment I’m calm but have a headache of all the emotions and short night of sleep.
Roussy’s feeling better.
Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull