It has been a really long and exhausting week for us. I am thankful that the Universe did not allow Doug to travel overseas for work this week as scheduled. The unexpected storms on the east coast fortuitously cancelled his flight overseas. I am grateful that my parents were able to come visit during this week. They brought their dog, Nick, with them and he actually warmed up to me a bit! He is super attached to my Dad. Each time my Dad left to go somewhere, Nick would just sit and stare at the front door for his Daddy to return! However, a few times, he hopped up and sat with me! I even gave him an oatmeal bath and he was a good boy!
Each day Biscuit gets a little brighter. Thank you for the thoughtful e-mails and prayers. We bring our little Biscuit home later today from the hospital where he has been since Monday. This is all a new experience for us as Biscuit is our first dog for both of us and we have never gone through an experience like this before. We have been able to visit him the past two nights and he ate some Chick-Fil-A soft-serve ice cream last night! We hope that he will be more comfortable at home with us in familiar surroundings, although it will take time to heal. He, unfortunately, has to wear a cone due to his recent surgery for several more days. After a past surgery, Biscuit hated wearing his cone! In addition to wearing a cone, Biscuit also has a drain in him from the surgery, which will be removed sometime next week. The following week after that, the stitches will be removed (along with the cone).
We are really happy Biscuit made it through surgery and Doug and I will do everything in our power to help nurse him through the healing process one day at a time. Each day with Biscuit is a gift. I have been practicing faith during this time. The hardest part of faith, for me, is the waiting, the letting go, and the knowing that all will be well but that it is not up to me to determine the outcome, the when’s, where’s, and how’s.
“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” ~Voltaire