Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Stuff

This weekend was pretty uneventful in the activities department

I was supposed to go to my school's holiday recovery party on Saturday night, but right around the time I would have gotten ready, Cooper had a seizure. Luckily it wasn't a bad one (most of his aren't horrible), but I decided to stay home with him instead of going to the party and worrying about him the whole time. So we spent a Saturday night in, snuggling on the couch and watching movies on tv.
This seizure makes me the most nervous because his last one was only 2 weeks ago, right after Christmas, when we were in Philly. When Cooper first started having seizures 3 years ago, they were happening once every so often, and this past year they were happening about every 2-3 months. 
I'm hoping this was a fluke because he had been super excited when we'd gone to the vet earlier that day (totally unrelated to his seizures), but I don't know. Fingers crossed this isn't the next trend in Cooper's seizures.

On Sunday I went to visit my parents in Maryland. My mom cooked breakfast and we all had some great quality time. I spent some time talking to my dad and he's really discouraged with how he's been feeling lately (not being able to do as much as when he first recovered from his heart attack, getting tired more easily). I think the cold weather lately has really taken it out of him and made things a lot harder/more tiresome for him. Talking to him and hearing how down he is about where he is made me extremely sad. So much so that I really don't want to think about it, but I know that I have to. Watching your parents get older is not easy. 

I'm starting off the work week with a 2 hour delay because of freezing rain, so at least I can ease into the week, especially since last week was kind of a joke in terms of work.

I'm not linking up anywhere today because this post isn't too happy and I only feel like sharing these feelings with my friends who regularly read my posts. It was kind of a difficult weekend and I'm just ready for a happy week.
I'll catch you all tomorrow with a happier post, I promise!

15 comments:

  1. OMG poor Cooper! I don't blame you for not going, I wouldn't have either. My pup has been having stomach issues lately and it's been happening more and more. It breaks my heart :( It's definitely hard watching your parents get older. I hope your dad starts feeling better soon. Hopefully it will start to warm back up there soon so he can get in a happier mood. Hope your week gets better girl!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about him! We were having some health issues with our cat for the past couple months, and we want nothing more than to see her feel better. I think for your peace of mind, and for him, it was the right choice to stay. Getting old truly is hard, but maybe you can find something he can still do during winter to cheer him up a bit. My mom also says she needs to listen to her body more often, not push herself so much. It's definitely an adjustment, but I hope he comes out of his mood. Here's to hoping for a better week!

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  3. Oh my gosh girl - I'm so sorry to hear about your pup!! I had no idea he had seizures, but I can't imagine how scary that must be for you!!! Your dad is a rock star and I think you're totally right, it's cold and it's harder to be as active but especially when you're recovering from something!! One day at a time and he'll be up to his old tricks soon!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. Awww, sending good vibes to cute little Cooper!

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  5. I'm sorry to hear your dad is feeling down. breaks my heart this cold weather is taking it's toll on him. if you need me to swing by the house and check in on them just let me know. give coop a pat on the head for me.

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  6. I'm glad you got to see your parents and spend some time with them but now I'm worried about little C-man! I completely would've dropped everything to be with miss Em as well. Keep me posted on how he is doing and if he needs a get well puppy pack! Hope today is great for ya and at least its shorter! :)

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  7. oh no that is so scary! I'm so sorry to hear he has seizures. Do the vets know what triggers it?

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  8. Oh no!! That is so scary, and so sad! I'm glad you spent the night in, snuggling on the couch!
    So glad you got to spend the day at your parents! Quality time like that is the best!

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  9. I'm so sorry you had a tough weekend! That's really scary about Cooper and I'm keeping you and your dad in my prayers.

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  10. HI friend. sorry I missed this post yesterday. Love you so much and praying for all the men in your life.

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  11. Poor little guy is he on any medicine for the seizures?

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  12. I am just now catching up on your posts! I am so sorry to hear about your sweet puppy and your dad:( I know neither is easy at all. I will be saying lots of prayers for extended time in between seizures for your pup and for continued recovery for your dad- that he will regain some energy and start to feel better. I know seeing you probably brightened up his day for sure though!

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  13. So sorry to hear about your pup! I would have stayed home, too, because worrying about a loved one is not fun. Glad he got some extra snuggles. :)

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  14. I'm so behind in blogging, and I wish i would have seen this earlier! I hope your dad and Cooper are doing better--when dogs are sick in any way it's so hard to deal with because they can't tell you what's wrong :( And with your dad...that's incredibly discouraging that he feels that way. But I hope he can get back some of his energy and be happy to do something, even if it's small!! And I will pray for the warm weather to come quickly so hopefully that can help his mood :)

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  15. Just catching up on your blog and i'm so sorry about cooper and your dad... hopefully they will both be ok! i'm here friend if you need me!

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