A week sure can fly by quickly these days. Before you know it another week has gone by. It’s hard to believe but we are getting awfully close to November and winter is definitely in the air here. It’s getting pretty cold already. Poor little Buddy doesn’t seem to be taking to the cold too well this year. He’s lost all his body fat and gets cold really quickly. I put his coat on but still he gets cold. I’m going to have to see if I can pick up a sweater for him to keep him warm even in the house. For now I just throw his blanket on him.
Not too much happening here. I started giving Buddy IV fluids at home myself. It’s not too bad. It’s called SubQ fluids and I just put in the IV needle under his skin and give him his fluids and meds through the IV. Thank God I’m not squeamish about giving needles or I would have had a problem. That kind of stuff has never really bothered me although I hate getting a blood test myself and have to lay down. He’s much calmer getting them at home anyway – he lays down till they’re done. This week he had one good day where he ate pretty good and now he’s gone back to bad days – he hasn’t eaten well in a couple of days again. I’m hoping today will be better for him.
On the reading front I have a few reviews coming up this week – two anyway unless I can get another book finished. Buddy has been restless at night so I think I’m going to start getting up and reading instead of trying to go back to sleep all the time and getting a headache. Anyhow right now I’m reading a few books or I should say I’ve started a few- Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani in preparation for reading Brava Valentine for a tour. I’m also reading Faefever by Karen Marie Moning and I’m going to start The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick this week. I miss the days when Buddy kept me so occupied that I didn’t have time to read. It used to drive me crazy but now I’d give anything to have those days back. We always take those kinds of things for granted thinking they’ll always be there but the thing is they aren’t. I wish I had taken better advantage of those days and walked him more or played with him more.
So, that’s my week. I’m praying for Buddy to have a good week and those of you who have been praying with me I hope you’ll pray for this too. To all of you who have commented on Buddy and been keeping him and me in your thoughts and prayers – I thank you. It means more to me than I can convey in words. I wish my posts could be more upbeat and happy but for now this is the best I can do folks.
I don’t have a new picture of Buddy to share – he’s not too fond of having his picture taken anymore and to be honest I want you all to remember him happy. When he’s having a good day I’ll make sure to remember to get a picture – that wouldn’t be too bad. Anyhow here is one I took ages ago on my cell phone that’s one of my favorites. I keep it as my cell phone picture and I’ve always loved seeing his big tongue and brown eyes dominating the picture when I turn on my phone.
I hope you all have a good week and get lots of reading done!
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