I went to visit K yesterday, and she's recovering, albeit slowly. She walked well, ate a tiny bit, and obviously adored her technician. However, she was agitated and whined with pain when she moved. I wasn't certain that she knew who I was, which disconcerted me. In the photo below, she seemed leery of coming over to me. Eventually, she settled down.
The tech says that K seems sharper and is acting like she's in less pain this morning. They're trying to wean her off her IV so that she can travel with us to my surgery location this evening. If they advise against taking her, my wonderful regular vet will medically board her while I'm in the hospital.
Yesterday morning, I had the soul-nourishing pleasure of taking R with me for a snow bike ride on my Fatback bike. It was special to be with our exuberant little boy alone. He zoomed at crackling voltage levels but responded with enthusiasm whenever I asked him to 'come' or anything else. He does everything, even a 'sit', at warp speed.
He seemed to sense that I needed a little quiet time with him and stood close to me at our favorite viewpoint.
On a fascinating note, we collected more images from the mountain lion cache of a deer carcass. It seems like the lion has abandoned it (but cameras still stand guard, just in case) but a plethora of fascinating events have been captured by our cameras. If I have time today (and to distract myself from all the stress), I'll try to put together a short video of the highlights. I'm saving the bigger project of compiling the 400-500 photos and video clips into a chronology for after surgery.
I probably won't have time to post again before we leave to stay in a hotel tonight and arrive at my surgery before dawn tomorrow. Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement and thoughts. They've warmed my heart and soul.
I plan to visualize K and I returning to this quiet alpine lake this summer. I hope that we'll both strong by then. And, we'll be ecstatic to visit one of our favorite places.
I apologize that I haven't been able to visit many blogs over the past two days. Life has been out of control, to put it mildly.