Tuesday, 24 April 2012

23.08 pm

I have just syringed a final 50 mls of water into Mabel's mouth
and have set her up on the kitchen sofa for the night
Her breathing is bloody ropey I must admit
So I have put a cushion under her head in order for her to get her breath
She has eaten some SPAR chicken ( hand fed- of course)
and looks slightly more alert as she did


I am presently sat in my chair in the living room, watching tv
Chris is in bed with the other dogs
Albert has just opened the kitchen door on his way up to bed and rather surprisingly Mabel has followed him,  and has walked slowly into the living room like an old nag where she suddenly offered me a somewhat tired kiss before sitting heavily at my feet
I think she is looking  better


hey ho
off to bed... its been a long day

40 comments:

  1. You're not the only one!
    When is Miss Mabel's next check up?
    Jane x

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  2. I will take her back on Friday if needed
    x

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  3. Sweet Mabel...she was trying to thank you for looking after her.

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  4. It's a hard time, this nursing of a sick and dying one, but also very special and in some strange way, beautiful. It is especially beautiful and humbling to read about it.

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  5. Sweet Mabel is in our thoughts tonight - as are you John.

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  6. Flippin 'eck John my heart went over then when I saw your new blog post. Hopefully she's well on the mend now

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  7. She's going to be fine John...with your love to take care of her...she will be fine. Sleep well darling!

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  8. You are doing just about as much as good Daddy can be expected. Sweet dreams!

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  9. I have also felt the agonizing uncertainty of caring for a sick pet. There is such helplessness. Bless Mabel's heart for giving you a kiss. It's lovely that she appreciates your care and kindness.

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  10. Sounds like she's improving, I hope. Good wishes.

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  11. There you go! All of you, you can sleep better tonight.

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  12. Here's hoping that, as my mother always promised, everything looks brighter in the morning.

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  13. I hope she is visibly improved, and her breathing audibly improved, by morning. Wishing you all strength and sunshine and wellness.

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  14. I hope she is visibly improved, and her breathing audibly improved, by morning. Wishing you all strength and sunshine and wellness.

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  15. I had to keep checking for updates. The effort to give you a kiss has me in tears. This is encouraging progress.

    She is such a little love.

    Give her a cuddle for me.

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  16. I'm falling in love with Mabel. (Does this mean I'm gay?)

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  17. John, that is a good sign of progress. Hopefully tomorrow will bring even more improvement.

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  18. Prayers and healthy thoughts continue for your girl from Virginia!

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  19. t's and p's from me and purrs from the cats.

    Did my heart good to read this.

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  20. Aww John. I teared up when I read this. Hugs. XX

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  21. I hope today is MUCH better for you and for Mabel.

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  22. That poor sweet baby. I've cried a bit for her today as well. I hope her antibiotics kick in overnight anad that you get some well deserved rest.
    Hugs and kisses to you both

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  23. Poor wee Mabel! Hope she is on the mend soon. I hate it when my animals are sick and I know you feel the same way about your crew! Have a hug.

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  24. Good morning John. Just had to send my best wishes to you and Mabel. Hope she's a lot better by the time you read this.

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  25. (((Hugs to you & Mabel)))

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  26. When you read this, know that on the other side of the Atlantic, we are sending good thoughts your direction.

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  27. All the best with Mabel

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  28. It's so tough when a cherished animal is sick. I teared up when reading how she is so determined to give a kiss.

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  29. I do hope Miss Mabel is doing better. Same for you.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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  30. I hope tomorrow finds her feeling better and each day thereafter until she is well again!

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  31. I hope you are waking to find she has really turned the corner and is on the mend. Love to you all.

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  32. There are dog lovers and dog owners. If love and care could make her better then she has every chance. I do hope you find her much improved this morning.

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  33. Nowt quite like a quick snog from a dog to say thanks. Hope she's better still this morning.

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  34. Sounds like she is getting better which is great news. Thinking of you.
    Love
    Jo xx

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  35. Surely a good sign that kiss John. Keep the faith - I am sure she will fight to get better.

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  36. sounds promising.... like you're BOTH in good hands/paws!! Must be all those "special" additives that SPAR put in their chicken!!

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  37. Hoping she's better today after a good night's sleep

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  38. John, I wrote you the other day that I also have been nursing my little dog. Molly just isn't getting any better and it's back to the vet for us this morning. I have pretty much decided to let Molly rest now, it's time I think.
    This is so terribly hard, isn't it?
    I am so glad to hear that Mabel ate a wee bit for you, best of luck,
    Marie

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  39. Really glad to hear that Mabel appears to be on the mend. That is great news, John!

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