So, I've been putting this update off for awhile now, not because it's a bad update but more because I'm super lazy and keep saying 'I'll do it later' and then forgetting.
First and foremost, an update on Jack. He's doing really, really well. He hasn't had a fit since that last one on Thursday 24th Sept, and his tablets have been reduced to 2.5 x 60mg Phenobarb twice a day. He's back into routine of his daily walk and all in all seems contented. He gets tired a lot more easily these days though, but we kinda expected that.
We also realise that he is not 'cured', that he will never be 'better' and that he could fit at any time and any fit could
potentially kill him. We always have to carry emergency Diazepam when we go walking; and we've made an emergency seizure bag for longer trips - it contains all the things we might need in case of a seizure away from home - Diazepam, Phenobarb, drool towel, nappy bags, gloves, water bottle and bowl, biscuits, seizure diary, vet contact details, hand sanitizer.
I've moved back into my bedroom, into my bed. And for the time being (hopefully long-term) Jack has moved up into my bedroom with me. It's kinda nice having him close by, especially when he gets onto the bed for cuddles!
The vet is really pleased with his progress. She was completely convinced we would be taking him back on that Friday to have him put down; and there were times when he was so drugged up that he couldn't walk that we wondered if we were doing the right thing, but to look at him now it's easy to see we did the right thing.( Picture time! )
We've also recently purchased a muzzle for him as a training aid. It works well. It instantly humbles him and gets a good listening reaction. We mainly put it on for the first part of his walk and then take it off and let him enjoy the rest. I really need to get back into routine with our training DVD.
In other news, my Mum goes into hospital tomorrow for an operation on her bowel. She has to stay in over-night and I'm dreading it. She's nervous as Hell and petrified she won't wake up. I can't wait until she's home and I know she's safe. Even if she will be out of action for a few weeks and will therefore do my head in with stuff. I've found an easy cross-stitch pattern for her that she's going to try while she's bed-ridden. She's never cross-stitched before, so it'll be nice to teach her. I'm also hoping I can get her to crochet a few mini scarves for me.
Also been working hard on the advent swap for my dollshouse swap group. 25 mini items to be opened from Dec 1-25. I'm about halfway through so far. I'll post pictures when I'm done.
I can't believe my LJ paid time expires next month. A year has gone pretty fast. I dunno if I'll be able to wing some money for it yet. I hope so, because icons are love and polls are useful!