Keep up the good work, prayer warriors! Daisy is looking better again today, steady on her feet, though in some pain again this morning. I gave her another shot of a pain reliever and will consult with our vet later this morning to see what we can do for her at this point. Looks like we can hold off on those steroids for a while for sure. I’d wager her mobility issues are caused by extreme pain when moving and not nerve damage, so that’s a little good news, at least!
We packed Delaney off to her first 4H camp this morning. It reminded me of a deployment, which made me tear up, with all those awkward parents standing around with all their awkward kids, trying to make small talk before they loaded up the buses. At least she’ll only be gone four days, and she probably won’t get shot at, though they do have classes in shooting sports. We’re all kinds of beside ourselves, because we don’t feel quite whole in the absence of any one of us, like somebody just cut off our right arms or something. I keep reminding everyone – and myself – that this feeling is a good thing, because we really, really love each other and love being with each other. We packed Laney off with all the love could. Brenna tucked notes into her bag, one for each day she’s away, and I mailed letters already for her to receive while she’s gone. Go ahead and laugh at how silly we are. We don’t mind. 🙂
We were trying to get a picture of Evie smiling last night. She’s really the most friendly and cheerful baby ever, but she seems suspicious and alarmed by the camera. Or as Delaney said, “What is that black thing that steals my soul?” So this is the best you get. For now. She’s a lot less demanding, now, easier to plan around and anticipate. Though earlier this month, when we went out with a friend, I nursed her just before we left for home, but she was crying for me before we made it back. “Is she hungry again already?” my friend asked in surprised. “Probably not,” I replied, but when I did the math real quick in my head, well, yes, she actually probably was. As the fellow at the VA clinic said yesterday, “She doesn’t miss a meal, does she?” Nope. I’ll see if I can photograph her ample thighs for you in time for her Four Months Old post on Thursday. 🙂
PS: Barbara, I do more orchestrating than actual working, as I have many capable children at home to help carry the load. Because of them, I can pick and choose which jobs I want or need to do, and without them, we wouldn’t have taken on nearly so much. Just sayin’. 😉