December 5, 2012

Not as planned

Men make plans and God laughs..

Oh how true is that?!....I "had" planned on taking Bailey and Onyx into the groomers on Wednesday morning... Didn't happen... Tuesday night, Lou decided he was going to come back to bed now that his spine is no longer twisted like a pretzel. You see, he hasn't been able to sleep in a bed in over 4 years so I've gotten very used to sleeping alone.. Alone.. now thats funny, let me rephrase. I've gotten used to sleeping with Bailey and Onyx in the bed and being able to stretch out that is, when these two little book ends give me the room so having Lou back in bed is going to be an adjustment. I just didn't realize how much of an adjustment it would be.

Lou got himself into the bed albeit not easily but he managed. Then he finally was able to find a comfortable position. To Onyx's shock he was now sleeping on the floor in his doggy bed for the first time in a long time and Bailey seemed so happy Lou was back in bed he curled up next to Lou and went to sleep which left me wondering how I was going to get comfortable.. With this slipped or bugled disc or discs I now have in my back, sleeping over the last few weeks hasn't been easy to begin with but I never expected what happened Tuesday night.. No matter how I tried I could not get comfortable.. I was so exhausted from trying I would pass out for a few minutes and wake up again..The last time I looked at the clock it was after 2 am. I must have fallen asleep somewhere but by 4 am I remember waking up yelling out in pain from my back (which has become common place at night now for me atleast 3 times a night). That did it for Lou, he got up and decided he was going back to the couch. I got up and helped him get there and get him settled. I felt so badly. Here it is he can finally sleep in the bed after so long and because I couldn't get comfortable and now because of my back he was right back out on the couch again after me waking him up most of the night.

I am still determined that we will work this out and adjust to sleeping together again. I'll let you know when it happens.

Due to this lack of sleep, I was supposed to be up and moving by 8 am.. At 8 am I was half cross eyed in the kitchen making myself what looked to be like scrambled eggs. It tasted like scrambled eggs but I was so tired I can't be sure thats what it actually was. There was no way I was getting behind the wheel of the car and attempting to drive 25 mins one way to the groomer so I had to cancel. The new appointment isn't until next week and poor Bailey and Onyx look like they've been stranded on a deserted island for the last year but you think they mind? Thats one thing about dogs, they are happiest when they are the messiest..

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