Camped out on the floor

Last night was our first rough night, our first long night since Friday.

Lucy and I slept on the living room floor.

Lucy typically crawls under the covers as soon as we make our way to bed.

Last night was not the case.

After an unsuccessful attempt of both of us lying in bed, Lucy and I came back downstairs.

Since her surgery on Friday I have put her cone on when we go to bed to distract her from licking. This unfortunately has been super uncomfortable and last night she fought it. She wouldn’t settle down.

Lucy tried to jump off the bed, which is unusual when Jason and I are both in bed.

I didn’t want her to hurt herself and certainly did not want her to jump off the bed.  So, I took the cone off and left the bedroom.

After a little while Lucy finally laid down next to me under the blanket on the ground. Before too long she crawled in her bed next to us.

It took me a while to get comfortable and fall asleep.  Honestly it took me a while because I was worried she was going to start licking.

Exhaustion finally struck. I didn’t wake until I started hearing Jason move around upstairs.

As far as I know she slept all night long. I usually hear her moving around.

Lucy hasn’t cried when she’s in pain, but rather starts shaking and lunges towards her stomach.  This morning when we were outside it started happening, so I picked her up and tried to calm the shakes and stop the violent lunging.

My body is beyond sore this morning from laying on the hard ground and I do not feel rejuvenated from a good night’s sleep.

Lucy, on the other hand, is sound asleep next to me once again. The pain must have gone away. I may just wait an hour or so before we climb the stairs and I start my work day.

Oh the things we do for our animals to make sure they are comfortable. 

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