It's Katie girl here. Horrible tornadoes have been ripping across the Midwest in the last few days. Joplin, MO was hit hard with many deaths. It seems like just yesterday the deadly F5 tornado hit 20 miles from us in Parkersburg, Iowa on May 25, 2008. So when the sirens started sounding yesterday afternoon, Mama was worried. Several tornadoes were spotted in towns south of us and north of us. We were very lucky here. We only had very high winds and hail. Some of the hail stones were golf ball size when we ventured out after the storm. Most were like quarter size. Here is a photo of the hail one hour after it fell. The hail was so cold that we had instant steam everywhere after the rain stopped.
Mama was so happy that Butchy did not get worked up during the storm. We think that since he is on so many potent drugs, maybe they kept him calm. It could also be from the fact that Butchy does have some brain damage from the cancerous tumor and the many seizures.
Butchy is not doing so well today. He doesn't want to walk outside. Mama talked with the vet first thing today and he confirmed what we had suspected last week when his severe diarrhea started. Butchy has partial loss of control of his bowel movements due to the brain tumor damage. The diarrhea has pretty much stopped but he still has stool come out on it's own while he barks, is laying down, or walking, etc. and he doesn't have a clue it has happened. We have peepee pads laying all over for him to lay on. He doesn't mind them at all which is good. But Mama is spending so much time cleaning him up. He's probably sick of Mama cleaning his rear end and hind legs.
Poor little guy is not sleeping much now either. He can't seem to get comfortable laying down. We don't think he has any pain from the tumors in his left lung yet. Being able to walk around is so hard for him now. He toddles over and bumps into things. Mama & Papa now carry him up and down the stairs since his vision is deteriorating.
Here I am looking at my brudder from the couch while he caught a short nap by the tv. I don't know what I'm going to do without him.
I swear I heard Angel Snickers whispering to him in his ear...........
Here's another picture of Butchy:
He doesn't have his ears perked up. He just doesn't feel very good.
Mama told us that her & Papa have a very very hard decision to make. I think it's going to be a very hard week. Thank you for all of your prayers and please say some extra prayers for Butchy this week.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek