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10/4/14 Update Time!

As you can see, I am really watching over Mom like a hawk.

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That’s Mom’s shoulder, and I’ve made it to the pillow!

Seriously, Mom is feeling SO much better. She hasn’t taken pain medication all day, and she feels happy and energetic. Mom says she feels like a bad part was taken away and now, even thought it has been raining all day, she feels like the sun has been shining!

Erik came over yesterday and made everyone a nice dinner. He also fixed Mom’s hair and gave  her the “star” treatment as far as pampering goes. James has been all over the house, cleaning and doing laundry, and Dad has proven to be a master at making TV dinners. (Well, he still has to work, so he’s doing his best.) Everyone has sent Mom well wishes and she says she feels like a million bucks. She is a little concerned about what the Pathologist is going to say next week, but she is focusing right now on how good she feels and how nice everyone has been to her. Laurel even came over and trimmed my nails since Mom couldn’t get me to the groomer.

Mom is very happy with me. She says I am her Guardian Angel and Fur Baby. I know I have done my job well. Mom is getting stronger everyday. Thank you all for your care and concern for my human! Things are looking up!

Woof!  Love, Maggie

 

 

9/25/14 My Lassie Moment

My Mom got so sick again yesterday. I stayed with her all day and did not even go to the backyard for myself. I was guarding Mom and letting her know it would be OK. Mom cried and whimpered like a puppy. She was in a lot of pain.

It was a blessing that Dad picked Jamie up from school, because Mom could only lie in bed and throw up in the bathroom. Those incidents became so frequent and horrible that, in the end, Mom just lay down on the cool tiles and stayed there. I could not get her up, no matter how much I licked her face.

When Dad brought Jamie home from school, everyone was looking for Mom. I danced and danced in front of the bathroom doorway in response to Jamie asking me where Mom was. Jamie went into the bathroom and found Mom lying there. I helped! I had my “Lassie” moment!

Mom went to the ER again in a small, square, truck with flashing lights. I did not like that a bit. Erik came over and took Jamie for something to eat as it was getting late. Dad and Erik went to the hospital in shifts. That meant I had to do some crate time. I was upset about the situation and barked in the crate. Everyone said they understood, my feelings, though.

When Mom came home she could hardly stand. I sniffed her carefully all over, then tucked her into bed and lay right next to her. Dad smiled, and Mom called me her “Guardian Angel” dog. Today I am tired from watching over Mom. But I have to do my duty again today. Mom could not go to work today and I must look after her.

Woof! Love, Maggie

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9/15/13 Through Sickness and In Health…

I’ve never actually witnessed Mom getting a migraine until today.  I guess that’s good, considering I’ve been living here since May.  At 6:00 a.m. Human Standard Time, Mom crawled out of bed and groped her way to the bathroom.  I won’t go into details, but I found her on all fours sweating, shaking, and doing what I usually do on the carpet (not pooping).  I stayed with Mom and licked some sweat off her brow.  She took some medicine and went back to bed, but the migraine did not crack for seven human hours.

Jamie ran back and forth, fetching Gatorade, cold washcloths, and fluffing pillows.  I stayed next to Mom the entire time; I didn’t even leave to get up to go to out.  I stayed with Mom until she stopped shaking and heaving and sweating.  When she was better (she says the roots of her hair still hurt a bit) and got up to go to the kitchen, I ran outside.  Then I came back in to see if she would give me a scrap of her dry white toast (Elwood Blues style).  She did.  It was better than the tortilla the other day.

Dogs love you unconditionally, in sickness and in health.  Pitbulls are known as the “nanny dog” and I think I know why.  I can’t explain it, but I wouldn’t have left Mom’s side for anything while she was sick.  Mom says if it wasn’t for Jamie and me, she’d have had to go to the hospital.  It’s been exhausting taking care of her!  But I’d do it again.

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And now time for a well-deserved rest!  Woof!  

Love, Maggie the Nurse Dog