Joe stopped Annie's medicine last week. He wanted to see if she would act and feel better without it. She has been lying around the house while taking it and many times she just looked at us as if to say "please do something." That was breaking Joe's heart which was the main reason to do what he did.
He didn't tell me until later in the week what he had done. It was probably best that he didn't, although I didn't appreciate being lied to, but I probably would have jumped the gun and shot the idea down. But, now that I see her off of the meds I see a much better feeling Annie.
The bumps that had been sprouting up every day have all but disappeared. Her coat looks normal and she is obviously back to her old self. I agree with Joe that I would rather have her with us for a shorter time if she is going to feel better and have a good quality of life.
She sees Jason Monday and we will tell him what we have done. I am curious to hear his opinion. All I know is that she is back to being herself and is happy. That is all I need to know.
Just this morning she was playing and jumping with her daddy. She has not done that since before she was diagnosed. It was the medicine I needed!
On another note, Joe has taken Stephanie out to the country to start to teach the 17yr old how to drive. She has not shown any interest whatsoever in learning so he decided to take the bull by the horns and show her anyway. She is a bit nervous but I really think that she will get through a lot of that today and will be well on her way to wanting to get her permit. It's really weird to me that she has shown no interest in learning. I was chomping at the bit to drive. So taught me and he did a good job. I had my permit at 16 and 4 weeks later my license.
We'll see how she did when they get home. Although Joe probably won't speak to me because I pissed him off right before they left. I didn't intend to, in fact I said "I don't want to make a big deal out of this" before I made the observation that he hasn't been doing much of anything to help keep the house clean lately. He is retired you know and has tons of time to do more. But he doesn't see it that way. He thinks that Stephanie should do more. She does her chores but I guess he wants her to do the cleaning for him. I don't get it. But that is another subject. I don't want to get started on that crap. I will ramble on all day long!