CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Quiet Monday -- Caring for Henry

I was up most of the night with Henry. I don't know whether or not it's a good sign, but he just couldn't seem to sleep and kept howling to wake me up to keep him company. I have to say that I really didn't have any sense that he was in pain, just to be clear. He seemed remarkably perky, actually...

I did give him medicine during the night (as I was awake, anyway). I finally drifted off toward morning and woke when the office phoned. It was Steven telling me his computer was out.

Fortunately, I already had Donn going in today to move Marijke's computer to her new location. And I'd given her the day off, so Donn could prioritize Steven's computer, and then do hers. (And also work on the Finance laptops for CityFair.

I hadn't set up the emails that Donn needed for the laptops, so I had to do that and some other IT related things. But I didn't work at all on the website or the Grand Floral Walk eNewsletter. Oh well. Henry is more important.

And I was dead tired from not sleeping well last night.

I finally took a nap in the early afternoon and slept late for one of his eye drops. But I did it as soon as I woke up. (Three hours apart instead of two, but that's close enough, I think.)

Sometimes I'm not perfect on the timing, but I've been pretty close!

And I shouldn't say this, because I'm no expert -- but his left eye looks BETTER to me. The vet made it clear that it's hard to tell. And that it should actually look worse if it was healing (???), so I don't know what to make of it, really.

The really good news? At one point Henry went downstairs to get in his tent (we have a chair that is always draped with a blanket where he likes to sleep sometimes). I went down to check on him and discovered his rope wrapped around a food dish! He pulled it all the way from Marilyn's bedroom, through the hall and into the family room. That seemed great to me! (It's sexual for him, so I'd say he was feeling like his usual horny self. Hahaha.)

His appetite seems fine, by the way. He might be sleeping a little bit more than usual, but he is on pain meds. Of course, he was up most of the night last night!

Marilyn came home around 7:00, then got ready to go to Donald, Oregon to see Amanda for a massage. We both see this as therapy -- and it's probably her last chance before the festival. Her back has been bothering her, so Amanda focused on it, I'm happy to say. She didn't get home until after 10:00 p.m. That's a long day!!!

I didn't make my 4,000 steps today. And I'm just NOT focused on Fitbit right now. It's going to need to wait until after this week is over...

Colin has been needy -- I think it's hard for him to understand why Henry is getting so much attention. So I tried to spend time with him today, too. We had a nice nap on my bed, anyway.

I talked to both sister Sue and my friend June today, which was very nice.

I did work on my home email for HOURS tonight. I finally did some major tweaking that I've needed to do. I'm glad I spent the time on it!

I was supposed to phone Christine about doing the volunteer page at the website, but didn't get to it. Maybe tomorrow...

There's nothing much else to report, really. My focus was caring for Henry. And it might sound crazy, but that kept me busy. I know it's only a few minutes out of every two hours, but it really does break up the day and make it hard to do anything between treatments. Oh well.

I wish I could say I thought we'd save that eye, but I honestly don't know if that's true! I do know we're trying very hard, anyway.

Well, I'm off to bed. I'm still really beat.

Sweet dreams, guys.
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