Tuesday, September 22, 2009

One Week On . . .

You wouldn't know that anything was wrong by looking at Jessica. She remains alert, interested in food (for the most part), and won't generally turn down a walk. Quite a change from earlier in the week and something I put down to the steroids we have her on to ease the inflammation in her lungs. It did take a bit to find a good balance with the meds.

We've been spoiling her rotten. Cheese pizza, chicken and dumplings, and cat food. I wonder if she'll settle for dog food any more.

There is an air of unreality about all this. The prognosis is what it is and yet she seems so strong still that it is easy to forget that anything is wrong. There are signs, more sleeping, wanting to be alone, getting blown by exertion, and some steroid-related incontinence, but if feels like this could all just go away. I know it won't, but . . .

In the meantime, we've been learning about the pet hospice approach, looking for advice about nutrition, etc. See www,brighthaven.org for details.

1 comment:

Slomohusky said...

Pizza, chix and dumplings, if you just forget the cat food be happy to sit down with Jessica for a meal.

Sounds like a real trooper. She is having some last great days or months with ya.