Some of you may remember from the beginning of my blog that Mya lived with us only 1/2 of the week (Thursday evening – Monday morning). The other half, she lived with my grandpa (Mom’s dad).
A couple weeks ago Grandpa started having bouts of dizziness which led to some falls. Mya, for the last couple months, has been having sugar highs/lows like nobody’s business. Grandpa isn’t able to test Mya’s sugar levels (it’s fairly difficult to learn to do). The 2 situations together could have proved disastrous. Mom, Dad, and Grandpa made a major decision – Mya came to live with us full-time.
It has been an adjustment for all of us. Mom hasn’t slept through the night in 3 weeks. Mya – being 14, blind, and diabetic- goes to the bathroom multiple times throughout the night. She wears diapers 24/7 but for some reason, only at night she refuses to pee in her diaper. There have also been the instances of 5 am sugar crashes here and there. Mom is tired….very tired. BUT she says she loves having her baby girl all the time now. It’s about adjusting.
Dad has had to be more aware of what Mya is up to. Mom works full-time and Dad is home with us. He’s working on learning Mya’s different behaviors: when she has to go out, when her sugar levels are off, and just being on alert. He’s been helping Mom a lot more than he used to when Mya was only here on the weekend.
Khia’s adjustment merely revolves around where she sleeps on the bed. Mya is a mini dachshund. She’s pretty small, yet somehow, she can take up the whole center of the bed! Khia typically sleeps in the center of the bed. So some nights, Khia has to compromise and sleep somewhere else. Still on the bed of course!
And me? This is a difficult change…very difficult. Everything used to be all about me. Now it’s Mya 1st and then me. Mom says it has nothing to do with how much she loves me but the fact that Mya relies on her more to survive.
Between Mya keeping Mom up at night and the time change, Mom’s exhaustion has reached a whole new level. This level eliminates love-on-Noodle time. I have been so sad. Luckily, I have my Dad and Khia.
Last night, Mom looked over and I was nestled in behind Dad’s legs on the couch. She told Dad that she couldn’t remember the last time she got to cuddle with me and that she missed me so much. With that she held out her arms and Dad picked me up and brought me over to her on the other couch. I almost cried. Mom almost cried. We snuggled for an hour. Just the two of us. In that hour, I think she gave me more kisses than she has in the whole last year (and I get kissed A LOT!). If it hadn’t been so late, I just know we would’ve snuggled longer but Mom had to get her lunch ready and take a shower.
So if you have been wondering why I haven’t been blogging as regularly as I used to and why my replies to your comments have been short, now you know. Everything has been chaotic and, quite frankly, I haven’t been doing anything because my adventure buddy (Mom) has been too busy/tired. Hopefully, that will be changing soon. Hey, at least it’s Thursday and that means Mom’s weekend starts tonight. Maybe I can claim her all to myself 🙂