Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tricky situation.

Since Sunday we have been back and forth to the vet a further 2 times with Milo. He has developed quite a severe lethargy post snake bite and had extremely swollen neck and back leg glands. He has since endured a further 3 injections (2 antibiotics, 1 cortisone with vitamins), a urine test, temp taken which he hates (wouldn't you) and a set of bloods. The vet will be testing for damage done to his liver and other organs as well as testing for other things.
He has been off his water, only drinking small amounts (however still peeing) but his appetite has improved. He no longer likes the dry kibble-I think it takes too much energy to try to chew it all up so now he is loving the "My Dog" brand. He is however loving being inside all day and having his stomach constantly scratched and head patted. The concerning thing for me is that he is no longer a pup, he is 12yrs old. It's like asking an 80yr old man to pull through and be his old self again after having had seizures, a cardiac arrest all whilst having overcome a lethal snake bite. Not sure if he will ever be his old yappy, run around crazy self again. I guess all we can do is wait and see what the blood tests show and go from there.

So inbetween all of this I have still managed to continue with my training even though the km's have dropped off due to being in recovery week - still doing 2:1. On Monday I had my usual Windtrainer Session with Eliza - this was a great one. We basically had to to do inetrvals in the big ring and biggest gear and slug it out for 3 x 8min - others had to do 4. My cadence was never more than 66 for each set and let me tell you my legs were burning. I was also sweating buckets. Loved it. I also managed to keep my form for the entire sets which I was really happy with as that is the one thing that I get picked up on.

Then yesterday I just had to do a 2hr Zone 2 ride. Oh the joy of doing 46km in a nice easy gear - just perfect really. Elissa joined me on this ride and it was good to chat for pretty much most of it. I really love getting up early in the morning now - I used to hate it but have now seen how much more I can get done in the day. I can also see the benefits of not having to be out in this horrendous Summer sun during the middle of the day. Yesterday's temp was in the mid 30's and today is going to be close to 40. Thank goodness I am not training today as it is my youngest son Kyle's 12th Birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my gorgeous boy. I love you soooooooo much.
Lucky Kyle, for the rest of his life he will continue to enjoy having the day off on his birthday as he shares his Birthday with another very important day - AUSTRALIA DAY.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage