The last few weeks have been quite stressful – not only moving house, but worrying so much about Daisy’s illness, to the extent that I’ve been known to poke her with my finger just to check she’s still breathing when she’s been very deeply asleep. As she’d been so very ill, I was told back at the beginning of June that the prognosis was around six months and of course we are now already a month into that time. I have been very diligent about giving her all her meds – she’s on 17 tablets a day, which she graciously agrees to swallow IF they are hidden in small pieces of chicken breast. And of course Ben has to have some too (without the concealed tablets of course!) which means we’re getting through a LOT of chicken breasts!!
All this means that I’ve been feeling rather nervous about her scheduled heart scan with our new vet. (He is a cardiology specialist – we’re so lucky to have him nearby in Frome). Her appointment was for this morning and, after being booked in, Daisy was quickly led away and all I could do was wait for news. That hour felt like forever, but eventually Daisy and her vet re-emerged, and he was smiling! It was the best possible news! She is responding really well to all those meds, and her heart is now working at 75% of normal. She still has a very irregular heart beat, but her heart is much stronger than it was. He told me that he was optimistic that she could be with us for another two or three years rather than the initial six months I was told to expect.
I am so happy!! She will need to be on drugs for the rest of her life of course, but she’s not in any pain at all and although she tires more easily than she did, she can still do all the things she loves, just not for so long, or so energetically. Well done Daisy!! And thank you everyone so much for all your positive thoughts and prayers, I’m sure they helped her through.
That’s the big positive news – but today has also been a VERY GOOD DAY for another reason entirely. I have been busy sorting out my new house and turning it into our home – which has involved some curtain-making. Today I hung my first pair and the curtains are exactly the same length! Woop woop! as Rosie would say. There’s always that moment of doubt – or there is for me anyway, as even the tiniest amount is totally obvious when they’re drawn. But these are perfectly aligned and I am feeling proud. I’ll post some pictures another time as it’s evening now, and as my cottage has thick stone walls, the rooms grow dark quickly. Only three more pairs to go ……