This was me on Saturday. Frolicking in the snow. I know I am not wearing my very cool coat from EASY. But MOM made the mistake of grabbing the laser light before she put my coat on. I was not going to stop to put it on when I knew she had the light.
"Come on MOM shine the light." Oh it was fun! But then later that night the fun came to an end.
MOM went to bed about midnight. Then at 1:30 I woke her up. She was not doing so well and I needed to let her know to wake up and take some meds to bring her back to conciseness. Lucky MOM has gotten smart recently and keeps some of her meds next to the bed. All good right? Well not exactly. At 2:30 MOM woke up cuz she felt something was not right. I was not sleeping next to her. I was standing in front of the bed staring at the floor. Oh something was wrong. MOM got up and talked to me, she let me outside, brought me back in. I would not get back on the bed. I was very wobbly and could barely stand up. But I did not want to lay down. I was shaking and I felt weird and miserable. MOM grabbed a pillow and helped me to the living room. I would not get on the couch, still very shaky. Then she lifted me up and laid me on the couch. I groaned and whined and did not stay up there for longer than 20 seconds. So MOM laid on the floor next to me. She was 87 kinds of worried. I have to tell you I was a bit worried myself. I did not know what was happening. Next thing I know at 4 AM I am at the Animal ER. They got me back in a room and the ER doctor came in and her and MOM talked. I am not sure what they were saying I was just trying to stand up and I knew my MOM was scared so I was making sure she was OK. Then they took me back to the back room WITHOUT my MOM! They did all kinds of stuff to me back there. But all I could think about was my MOM and the tears in her eyes as they took me away. When MOM went back to the waiting room there was Miss Vickie sitting there. That Miss Vickie is so sweet, she was worried about me too. After a while they brought me back out to my MOM, I was so happy to see her. But we did not leave, something about waiting for some test results. After a long while the doctor came back out and talked to my MOM again. They went over some test results. At first my MOM seemed to relax. Then the doctor showed MOM one of the test results, my potassium level was off the chart. And then she started talking about all the other stuff they would like to do to me. Miss Vickie asked if it would be OK to wait and have this stuff done on Monday at my own vet. Then the doctor said it was my MOM's decision, but the reality of it was that I could fall over dead at any moment. I felt my MOM's heart stop, it just stopped. With that said my MOM decided that I needed to stay. I have to tell you friends that it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, to leave my MOM standing there in the lobby as I was led away. I was worried who would take care of her. It was about 6 in the morning by then. Normally MOM is at church by then. So she went home got ready for church and went there. After all she does have this thing called a flock to take care of. After what seemed like 87 days MOM came back and talked to another doctor (the first ones shift was over). Some of my bad levels had come down somewhat, which is good. But they still have no idea what caused this or really what was wrong. MOM talked with the doctor for a while and MOM decided, with the doctors approval, that she could take me home and monitor me until I can go to my own doctor. Truth be told what really happened is I told the doctor if they did not let me go home to take care of my MOM I would bite them in the butt. I can be pretty persuasive.
So here I am resting on my couch.
But the important thing is I am back where I belong taking care of my MOM. Remember my post yesterday about grace? If not click HERE. Well I think this is another kind of grace. It's by the grace of God that I am home with my MOM right now. No need to worry friends, I am hopeful I will be just fine! I'm Goose and that is how I roll. Make sure you hug and love your peeps today.