Bruno doesn’t seem to be in any pain and is adjusting to his change in circumstances. He’s not eating much.
I wish I could say the same. His plight has added up to an additional hour to my mornings, an additional midday trip home (not too disruptive since I still leave work to pick up the younger kiddo), and up to an additional hour to my evenings. I’m a working mom. A 2.5 hour hit per day is huge. My anxiety level is way up, altho the A/C is back on at work. Our offices were between 85 and 95 F / 30 – 35 C. So that wasn’t helping. I’m not sleeping well.
When we went to the vet, she did the pain test … you know, she pinches the dog’s paw. Bruno didn’t respond at all. That’s a really bad sign. It’s not like I hope for full recovery. I would be very happy with bladder and bowel control. I think he tries to help when I take him out to pee, but that could be wishful thinking. The key recovery sign is a wagging tail. Frenchies don’t have enough tail to wag.
So I still don’t know what we’re going to do. My husband doesn’t want to pay for acupuncture. The recommended place is far away, so even if I didn’t have to fight my husband over it, I don’t think I could manage the logistics.