Three-and-a-Half Weeks And Counting

Colorado Meadows

Colorado Meadows (Photo credit: QualityFrog)

Well, Emmy has been out in Colorado for 3 1/2 weeks, now. Seems longer, somehow. But that’s what the calendar shows. So far, the wonderful family she is staying with, reports when she’s off the diphenhydramine, she still demonstrates serious itching by scratching herself, licking and gnawing at her feet and legs, and “burrowing” behavior to scratch around her eyes. It really distressed me when she was doing that here, and I was hoping she wouldn’t still be doing it at this point. The family she is staying with has put her back on the diphenhydramine (25 mg in the morning and 50 mg at bedtime). It only works for a few hours, then she is back to all the allergic behaviors she has had for the last 4 years, and which have grown in intensity over time.

US AIRWAYS CENTER

US AIRWAYS CENTER (Photo credit: abrunete)

I’m hoping another week or two will make the difference. At any rate, she will return sometime in January – as soon as the flight can be arranged through US Airways’ Pups-in-Flight volunteer program. All flights are blocked out over the holidays, so the soonest I can expect her to return is the 2nd or 3rd week in January.

In the meantime, Himself is performing most Emmy’s tasks. He uses the reachers I have problems using (because of finger and hand weakness and pain) to pick up the small and medium-sized items I drop. He helps me dress and undress, and helps me with the laundry. But it is taking a toll on him and his heart and lung problems. So, cured or not, we NEED Emmy back in January!

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  1. Trackback: Three-and-a-Half Weeks And Counting « Turtle Rock
  2. Becky Ahearne
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 16:48:23

    Emmy had a day off from hospital work today — we spent two full hours at the dog park, and did the mile each way to get there :) I have two now-clean and verrrry tired girls out in the yard (60 and sunny now) drying and resting! She also went next door the other day with me – my wonderful friend Cheryl was putting up outdoor lights and we hung out with her. ‘Tis the season! <3

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