November 3rd, 2003

Doug & Sheri

No news is good news.

Today I came home from work a little too late to make it to Sydney's vet appointment. So I had about 45 minutes to myself, alone in the house while Mark took Sydney to her appointment. The house felt weird and empty - I've never been in the house when Sydney wasn't there. Part of me wonders if the empty feeling will ever go away once she's gone. :(

No further news from the vet (A.K.A. Dr. Gloom & Doom - Don't get me wrong, I adore her, but still I ask, is a little positivity too much to ask for?). Sydney seems to be doing about the same (which in its own way is a good thing - at least she's not worse). The only bad thing is that she's lost another pound. :( Over the last two and a half weeks, she's lost a total of three and a half pounds. :( In fact, she's lost so much weight that the vet lowered the dosage on her medication because her previous dosage was too high for her current weight. :(

And because my posts have been getting progressively more depressing...

A little bright spot this past weekend was receiving a wonderful care package from one of my theatre friends on Saturday. She gave me a gift I could only have dreamed of and I'm SO thankful to her for making me smile. I've been listening to it non-stop for the past two days. It's brought back some incredible theatre memories and has made me remember the feeling I had hearing Kevin sing for the very first time. I have the most wonderful friends!

I also have to thank you all for your comments in my last post. With so many people in my everyday life who don't understand what we're going through, it really amazes me that I've found such a wonderful, caring group of friends who are truly able to understand exactly what Sydney means to us. *HUGS* to all of you.