Thursday, January 27, 2022

Thankful Thursday week 4 - granddaughter recovers from Covid, my cough recedes, the dog still wags

 Not the most cheerful of summaries but very thankful.

- Sunday our son called to say our granddaughter had picked up Covid at school and had been alarmed early Sunday morning that she was wheezing. They were all wearing masks inside, adults assuming they were next but they seem to have escaped infection. She just had the one bad day and we are thankful that she didn’t get it until a month after her second vaccine shot.

- I’ve had a week of high energy days (walked 2.2 miles one of them for my longest walk since surgery) followed by “relapse” days. The recovery curve is trending upward none the less and despite still having a cough. I think we have forgotten how many mild diseases we experienced each winter before all of our attention was on preventing Covid.

- Our sweet dog continues to survive despite her kidney disease and as long as she wakes up happy with tail wagging, is eating and playing a bit, and in no pain it is all good. She does seem to be having some totally spaced out times now though. Miniature poodle longevity is 12 to 15 years and she is 12 1/2 so we know we are on limited time but so far she is holding her own despite other health issues for the past 9 years.

As far as I know all other family members and pets are well. Who can ask for more.


  1. All in all a very good week. Sorry your granddaughter had Covid, but thankful she's doing better. I'm hoping for younger children to have vaccines soon, too! Congratulations on your long walk. One step at a time...literally. Your poodle is doing well and I'm sure much of that is due to your vigilance with her care.

  2. The Covid must have been a scare, but glad family members and pets are well.

  3. That's got to be scary when a child gets covid or you even think she/he does. It's stressful enough when it's an adult. Glad your granddaughter is better.

    1. It was scary initially. Her parents also really felt like they had failed to keep her safe. I kept telling them they had done a great job for 2 years and made it to when she was able to be fully vaccinated!


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