I just checked my email after having dinner at a quaint Parisian bistro here on the island called Bistro de Paris.
I got good, no GREAT, news. Chase is ready to go home!!!!
The doctor told my sister, Trish, that Chase is eating and turning circles. Any of you that have met him know about his circle turning. That is awesome news! Quite honestly I'm sitting in this small internet room with no air conditioning, crying by myself. The good thing is these are happy tears. Tears of relief.
He is wearing a pain patch, similar to a nicotine patch, on his belly which delivers a constant flow of pain meds. This is a good thing. Then he has an appointment on Friday with my regular vet, who is awesome, Dr. Karen Konz at Maple Leaf Pet Corner.
I come home somewhere around 5pm Saturday night. My friend Jamie will be picking me up. She is so cute. In her email she said something like "I will pick you up at the airport and we will go straight to Chase". She has taken care of Chase and Beanie for part of the time when we went to South Afric and she, too, has become quite attached to the pair(I think of Chase and Beanie - "like peas and carrots" from Forrest Gump).
So...I'm relieved. I'm exhausted. I went sorkeling this afternoon and it felt wonderful. I was very *present* and it really was uplifting. I got to see a really cool eel and this pair of French Angels actually came up to me. I wanted to think they were sending me positive vibes but I think they were just looking for food - a lot like Chase, when I think about it.
On knitting related news, I am almost done with the body of the Memories of Ukraine. I haven't done anything further on the Pomatomus socks. I did start a toe up sock in the Lorna's Laces Flamingo Stripe - very cute and very quick to knit. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
Again...Thank you all for your support. It has made all the difference to me. My Chase thanks you too. He sounds more like himself.
The funny thing the doctor said is that Yorkies are notorious for being finicky eaters. Y'all know that is not like Chase, huh? The only thing is he will have STRICT instructions for what he can/cannot eat. So all you Aunties out there - you will have to contain yourselves, no matter how pitiful he looks at you. His life depends on it!
Few people truly understand what animals do for humans. Some people would say "its just a dog" but you all understand my level of fear because dogs/animals are not just an animal, they are members of our families.
Love you guys. I have a hard time conveying how much your comments/e-mails/thoughts and prayers have meant to me. Honestly all the sentiments, along with frantic knitting, have kept me going the past few days.
That is another wonderful thing. Knitting has brought a lot of us together and that is another thing to be thankful for.
I'm very grateful 1) to have met all of you and 2) that you share life's adventures with me and vice versa.
Have a great night!