|Not long ago Emma was just learning how to walk with me|
and now she's learning how to walk with a wheelchair!
My Mom called at 6:30 AM and announced she was on her way over to work on building more raised beds for my yard. I had purchased, in April, the material for them and last week my brother and mom built the first of the new raised beds for the yard. Today Mom came over and we built 4 more. This took up my morning and I decided to just feed Jack and Emma their breakfast and train them with their lunch instead.
I had Emma, Max and Dieter (who did eat) their breakfast before Jack and my Mom arrived and was setting up the yard with Emma and Max out when my Mom arrived. We had the first box mostly built by the time Jack arrived and so I took him in and fed him. It was then I brought Dieter out to go to the bathroom again and he refused to do so, but curled up instead by my Mom and simply shook. I had given him his morning medication, but it wasn't helping him much yet.
At 10:30 AM, when we had the "kits" cut and ready to go to build the next three I brought him out again so he could go. He cried and again refused to go to the bathroom. I carried him in feeling my heart sink. He's in so much pain and there is nothing I can do for him. It really hurts the heart to witness.
I gave Dieter a second dose of muscle relaxant and went out and finished building beds with Mom, which took me to 12:30 PM. By this time I was totally exhausted and in pain myself. Both Mom and I had taken some over the counter medication just to finish the job. Mom had left, Dieter was crying in his crate and I was so stiff and sore I could barely move. I got Dieter out and carried him into the yard, where he finally went to the bathroom and then let him walk himself in to the bed I made for him under my desk.
This will be a long week.