Are you sitting down??
Seriously, you better sit down for this one!!
A miracle of all miracles has taken place!!!
Riley is better!
I had the appointment set for Riley to be put to sleep today at 2. We've all been crying and saying our goodbyes for 2 days straight. However, yesterday evening, he started to walk around, eat, drink and jump up for treats! It was seriously like a miracle was taking place!! We were shocked and jumping for joy all together on the deck last night!
I googled some things because we know he had some kind of stroke early Wednesday morning. We found out that older dogs can have something called OMV which is like a mini stroke. All the symptoms that were listed were exactly what we were seeing in Riley. Some dogs bounce back and some do not.
We are so thankful Mr. Riley is here with us a little while longer. We explained to the kids that Riley is still old and still has some issues but for today and hopefully the next weeks/months ahead, he's here with us :)
So what's next? We'll take it day by day. As I sit and type, my sweet boy is laying next to me with the cutest puppy dog eyes :) He is my first baby and I was really struggling having to make the decision to put him down. I cuddled with him on Wednesday night and said a little prayer that he would be at peace. Obviously, the man upstairs doesn't need him yet and we are so thankful!
Now that my mind is off of Riley, I can share with you a picture from my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration at the Reds game last Monday. More pictures to come but this one is pretty special because to get all 17 of us together at one time is nearly impossible these days!
Much to be thankful for today!