Tiffany PinkDog’s Blog

Posted on: May 6, 2004

Feeling better

Perhaps all my gloom and doom over Stetson was unfounded. He seems to be feeling a lot better today. A few days of Tom carrying him down the stairs may have rested his poor back legs. You know, those legs have never worked well since his accident two years ago.

His appetite is returning. He still needs a lot of help standing up and moving around, but he can reposition himself in bed and prop up on his elbows so that you can put his dish between his paws. I think we may be looking at a permanent loss of physical ability, but his current level is tolerable to us and, I think, to him. If we carry him out into the yard he’ll lay in the grass just like old times, and he can move around the house a little.

He needs help with his toilet, and he’s had some accidents, but hey–Deoji always had accidents and I never cared. You just don’t care about those little things when you love someone.

So, I feel a little happier today. It has been a hard two weeks! My grandmother, Stetson’s problems…and the two year anniversary of Jason’s suicide was a few days ago. I got an email from his little sister. She’s somewhat mentally handicapped, and I think I’m the only one of his old friends that she feels comfortable trying to talk to. I remember, at the funeral home, she had signed the guest book about 15 times–once for each time she’d left the room and come back in.

Sigh.

So later today, I’m going to sit outside for a while and watch Stetson lay in the grass, and just be happy.

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