Sunday, May 27, 2007
Tessie is doing a little better. She is improving slowly. Certainly not fast enough for me! She is drinking water , but still refuses anything to eat. She is trying to walk on her own, but is unsuccessful. If she wasn't so sick, it would be comical. She walks like a severely drunk person, with her legs splayed in every direction and leaning heavily to one side. When Joe took her outside she even stood unassisted for a few minutes. She is trying. And that alone is a huge improvement. I am so hoping the next couple of days brings her closer to being herself. She can't be left alone right now, and that in itself is a challenge. I am not working, so that's not a problem, but I am going stir crazy in this house all day, day after day. Last night Joe insisted that it would be okay if we went out for a quick dinner, just so I could get out of the house and we could celebrate our seven month "LIDaversary". We were gone only a little over an hour and she had gotten off of the couch and crawled over to the sliding glass door where she was laying in a puddle of her own urine. I felt terrible. We have no plans today. Probably just hang around the house. I don't want to leave her alone again until I am sure she can get up and around. Tonight my Dad and I are going to see the Norwegian choir SKRUK(Pronounced Skrook) at my church. Joe had expressed some interest in going, but with Tessie sick, it will be just me and my Dad. (And, hopefully my Aunt and Uncle. We'll see you there!) Tomorrow Joe has to work, and I'm planning on starting on some of those cleaning projects I have been meaning to get to forever. I did some major cleaning yesterday. I even cleaned some of the carpets(with a small, portable SteamVac. It is hard on your back! I must think about getting an upright carpet cleaner. We used to have one and it worked great. Alas, I used it too much ane it broke. Sigh). Oh well. Thank goodness for this small one because some of our carpets are in dire need of cleaning. Off to enjoy my Sunday!