Saturday, February 25, 2012
OLIVE OIL ADDS A NEW SHINE TO BUDDY'S COAT
Buddy is back to eating regularly; he has more energy and a new spring in his step. I decided to add a drizzle of olive oil to one meal every couple of days. The change has been dramatic. Buddy's coat has taken on a new shine.
Because of Buddy's irregularity problem, I've updated the lists I use to track medicines, meals, etc. to include olive oil and toileting. Whatever will make life easier. I added a section to track urine and bowel movement - just a box to check off when Buddy and Annie "do their business" for the day.
I should mention I keep a notebook to record doctor visits, weight and any other medical information for Buddy and Annie. The front half of the notebook is for Annie; from the middle on is for Buddy. This has proved invaluable. I take it to their doctor visits in case I need to refresh my memory, give Doctor Young an update or jot notes as we speak.
Buddy is now at 2 years 8 months past his initial diagnosis. Talk about being on borrowed time - absolutely amazing!