October 14, 2012

White Dog sat with me as everyone else napped this afternoon. This was not by any means the Sunday we had planned but Steve's continued back issues and Quinn's restlessness called for a quiet day of no stress and LOTS of relaxing calm.

The Little White Dog of My Heart and I watched as the shadows stretched inside through the windows and we listened to the leaves skittering down the street. The neighborhood quiet (Balloon Fiesta ended this morning and most head out of town by early afternoon) and gentleness of the late afternoon felt like the world understood the need of the WDA to hide way.

Steve is the "doer" of things in our house and to have him out of commission meant we either did without today or improvised. It is amazing how adaptable we really are when we have to be. Even Michael, normally pretty self absorbed as teens and those with autism can be, rose to the occasion offering help on things you don't think about until it hurts to do...like bending down to gather dog bowls for filling or taking Quinn out to handle "business."

The WDA totally understood the situation. They supervised and nursed Steve but knew to give him extra space when moving around. They gave extra love but in ways that did not require Steve to lean or bend down to acknowledge their kindnesses. Mostly they were just there...beside him, resting at his feet, showing their support but making no demands.

Tonight Steve is feeling slightly "looser." He has promised the White Ones a short walk. We will use the heat massager right before bed and he will take another round of  the ibuprofen he has kept up all day.

The true test will be tomorrow, his late night of teaching...10 hours at school might be a challenge but we pray not a setback. A slow Sunday out of time might have provided just the rejuvenation those muscles needed...at least that is our hope.


Random Felines said...

ouch....but we hope the WDA nursing staff made a difference

Suka said...

hey WDA,

It sounds like you all had the Sunday you needed, and I am glad. Paws crossed for your dad. Sorry his back is still bothering him and we wish him well today as he endures a long day at school.

You pups are so wonderful to understand the needs of your humans and to accommodate those needs as willingly as you do. You are a pawsome Pack!

That is very cool that Michael offered to help. Have a wonderful Monday and again, many get well soon wishes to your dad!


Brian said...

We are still sending tons of purrs and hope that Steve's back pain goes away quickly.

Amber DaWeenie said...

You guys just keep taking really good care of your Daddy!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Extra huggies for your daddy!! Hope your Monday is extra special! :)

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so sorry we missed your first post about Steve's back and Quinn's restlessness. We are all sending sibe vibes for peace and good health to return to your home soon. Tell Steve to take it easy and not rush things. He will only make it worse if he tries to do too much.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ginger Jasper said...

I also am sorry I missed the post about Steve's back and I send healing purrs in the hope they help. White dog healing sounds just the stuff. I will keep everything crossed that the long day at school does not make anything worse.. Hugs GJ xx

Sagira said...

Sure hope that Steve feels better soon. We will cross our paws and send some good vibes his way. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am sending Steve lots of magic bubbles to make him feels better.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Aah...this reminds us of when mama was out of commission after her jaw surgery. We just hung out and napped with her...actually on top of her so that she couldn't get up. BOL! Hope that Steve is feeling much better now. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

meowmeowmans said...

Poor Steve! We are all sending big time purrs and prayers that his back is feeling better soon! In the meantime, it sounds like everyone is chipping in to help. That's what we love about the WDA!