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February 25, 2014

They say it takes 21 days to form new habits. I don’t know if that’s entirely true but 21 days is a span of time to get more used to something.

It’s been 21 days since Queenie “moved on up to the East Side” and we’ve all been working on new stuff. The house is oddly quiet. There’s not a tv running or medical equipment humming or a washing machine going. We are all settling in to different routines every day (which seem to recently include shoveling a metric ton of SNOW!) and so is Queenie. Things are different for her for sure and she’s having her fair but of struggling. For the first time in her life one of us isn’t with her and that’s hard to get used to.
On the plus side , we are seeing tiny physical improvements. She was able to stand with a lot of assistance and our hope is that will continue. It won’t happen all the time but in 21 days she was able to do at the Raker Center what she couldn’t do at home for the last year. One for the win column.

On a sad note, we had to make the heart breaking decision to put Domino to sleep. For those not in the know, Domino was Queenie’s Border Collie and crazy nutty dopey BFF. He’d developed a splenic tumor and had cirrhosis of the liver from seizure meds he was on. He wasn’t going to get better so, we said good bye to him last night. Queenie couldn’t be there in person but she was on the phone the entire time. She used to sing to him and he would love when she did so she sang to him one last time as he nodded off to sleep.

So we are all settling in as best we can. Queenie is struggling some still but she will get through it. She’s a Meyer Girl and that’s how we roll.


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