Yesterday at Charlie’s acupuncture appointment, the vet did a thorough examination and told me that now his left leg is affected. He’s having trouble walking with both back legs now.
I’m hoping they can help him. I can lift him up and down on furniture, but I can’t walk for him. My poor Charlie.
They said they’d maybe try land therapy next week if his cough is controlled. With his heart condition he is not a candidate for water therapy.
If you’re wondering where the wooden box is that I had on the sideboard, it is back in the bedroom. I needed some height on the vintage cart to put a couple of plants where Ivy can’t get to them.
However there are plants that are not toxic to cats and dogs. I only have a couple that are toxic, and those are the ones that are up high. Think I’ll stick to the non-toxic ones from now on.
It is dark outside. Thundering a bit. Evidently it rained last night. This kind of weather makes it harder for Charlie to breath. I love the rain, but I hate hearing him cough.
I have been reading a book called “The Boy In The Photo.” It is about a boy who went missing at age 6. His father kidnapped him from school. And 6 years later he appears at a police station, saying his father died in a house fire.
His mother, Megan, has waited for this day every day for 6 years. She ended up marrying the detective handling Daniel’s case, and they now have a baby daughter.
Megan doesn’t know what to think about the boy now in her home. She remembers him as sweet and loving, and this boy is sullen, angry and prone to temper tantrums. At times she is even afraid of him.
She knows that her controlling ex-husband told him lots of lies about her. He didn’t want the divorce and kidnapping their son was his way of punishing her. He told Daniel that she was sick of taking care of him and didn’t want him anymore.
Daniel feels abandoned by both his parents. He doesn’t know what or who to believe. If he believes what his mother is now telling him, that she desperately missed him and looked for him, he feels he is disrespecting his father’s memory.
It’s a good book. It came out at the end of June and it has great ratings.
I watched 2 more episodes of “Rectify” last night.
Daniel hasn’t been out of prison long, but it seems he is getting worse instead of better. He is not adjusting well to a life that is far different than the one he left 20 years ago.
Being locked up and always vigilant has left its mark on him. As an adult he has never loved a woman, or had a child, or even a job.
He tries to fit in, but he finds the world a confounding and confusing place. He doesn’t understand the social graces he would have learned by age 38 had his life been normal.
Instead in his head in many ways he is still the 18 year old boy who was snatched from his home and thrown into a cage for the next 20 years after being coerced into a confession for something he didn’t do.
That is a trauma from which I doubt anyone could truly heal.