early to bed, late to rise must mean yer freaking tired!
I probably will not need help with leah in the evenings since apparently she has already decided how we will do things. last night, lynne came out. we got lea to stand up ready to go out, slipped the slings under to help support her and she promptly laid down again refusing to move. trust me, you ain't moving a 130 pound stubborn mule who says she is not going to move....and I am smart enough to not to push the issue cuz my back will lose.
I will call the vets today to see how far I can let leah push this. I am thinking if she is insisting on carefully walking out leashed but on her own steam with someone ready to step in with support, that may well be, how we will have to do things. the problem of course may be the good pain control..it may be causing this trouble with leah not accepting that she needs extra help.
whatever..i will call the vet and then try to safely figure it out.
I do understand this..i have human elderly patients like her...fiercely independent, gonna get it done themselves, in their own freaking way. you have to be willing to negotiate to find a safe middle of the road that meets their need for both independence and support to keep them safe.
so much easier to nurse pliable beings who will just do what you say!
anyway...got up late so I better get moving, thank gawd it's Friday!