Last week was all about Connery’s MACH2 triumph.
ConneryBeagle: THAT IS RIGHT! BAWH!
Well, we haven’t talked so much about the increasing headsplosions, or the way the compounded meds look like they’re interacting with his critical immunosuppressant drug, giving him nights of illness while I look for a solution. Or the way he comes to me when headsplosions strike him out of the blue, and stands beside my writing chair so I can rest my hand on his back , or sometimes the way he just lays his head on my foot in a weary way, not even getting up to manage the latest attack.
Well, it’s always been a balancing act. And he’s still greeting every sign of agility and tracking with glee, so we’re still playing.
But I hear a clock ticking.
So it’s TOTALLY GREAT to see the Heart of Dog sales and donations climbing up toward the goal. Nearly halfway now!
And since so many of you have helped over these past months–by giving the book a chance, by spreading the word, by offering on-line companionship and support–it’s time to take a moment and say thank you.
So far, the book has funded: An endoscopic procedure, blood tests, Valley Fever test, post-procedural meds, emergency vet visit due to post-procedural issues, immunologist consult, internist consult and new meds. Because of those tests, we know what isn’t wrong. And we know what’s next–the CT scan. With that, the vet specialist can see changes within the sinuses–from disease, from injury–and pinpoint areas of possible concern: scar tissue to remove, lurking infection, or embedded foreign objects (such as a foxtail seed).
And then we’ll know for sure what to do for the headsplosions…or if anything can be done at all.
Why the tick-tick-tick of the clock? Because the longer most of these things go without treatment, the harder they are to treat at all.
ConneryBeagle: I am not LISTENING.
So YES! That means it is TOTALLY BAWHSOME that the sales & donations are making that climb toward 1000 copies. And it means I’m setting a goal of August to see this through with Connery.
Optimistic? Yes. But I’m going go for it.
(Wanna help? It’s as easy as spreading the word. There’s a Tell a Friend button down there…there’s FaceBook, where Connery has his own page, and there’s twitter, and there’s even *gasp* REAL LIFE!)
Sixteen stories, award-winning authors, and help for a sick dog…
Award-winning author Doranna Durgin has over 30 published novels and another 19 short pieces. Now her dog-themed stories are collected in THE HEART OF DOG, along with those by other award-winning authors:
Jeffrey Carver, Julie Czerneda, Tanya Huff, John Mierau, Fiona Patton, Jennifer Roberson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, & John Zakour.