How long Will I Be In??? Mm… yes, about that…
Suze hates hospitals as in being in them, it’s not that unnatural a response, no one likes being in hospital … however now she has lost her choice. She is to be there for between 1 -2 weeks till they can make her healthier, more physically balanced and stable. Build up her immune system and then they’ll let her out…
This is going to be hard for all sorts of people l feel and mostly Suze herself because she is 1] a slight controlling natured person [who now has no say in things] and 2] as you will have read not one to be kept pinned down.
It’s going to be really hard on Scrappy l feel, but thankfully she sleeps mostly now during the daylight hours and so the hardest time will be night times.
I have said to Suze l will travel out to her every couple of days, and as a non driver that’ll be a little hard – l don’t want to rely upon other people’s offers of help, that’s not me being proud at all. But l have to think of Scrappy and how long l leave her for. Each journey is 45 minutes each way provided traffic is easy, then if l am staying for an hour and a half, then l don’t have to put any pressure on the neighbours for a length of time, and will only be out of the house for the minimum of three to four hours every couple of days.
I had a physio appointment this morning [yes it’s going very well], but l left her asleep at 10.45am and was back by 12.15am to her still asleep and l don’t think even aware l had left her in the first place. But that was only to Deal which is 15 minutes away.
I don’t like putting on people, plus l don’t think l could stay for longer than 90 minutes in the hospital visiting Suze without becoming slightly bored myself .. that must sound terrible, but even Suze would say 90 minutes maximum is long enough. But when you are reliant upon other people, they tend to steal a little of your independence when it comes to Time and l can’t really have that. Be different if Scrappy was a younger dog herself with a quality health bar of her own, but that is not the situation.
I think Suze will be fine for visitors though – she has family and friends who will visit when l am not there. BUT, at least she’ll not have to worry too much about everything apart from going insane through her own boredom. But more importantly, hopefully we can get to the bottom of her ailments so when she comes out she’ll be a lot healthier and happier.
Damn this holiday we need to have is really going to be well earned!