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the eric update - day 160: supermega fun time on the cradle swing!

with his wrist rattle hand raised in the air while swinging in the cradle swing i imagine that little odin is enjoying his very own personal amusement park ride.

as always, mauja is nearby just in case things get out of control. he's always ready to give me a stern malamute "raarrgh raaargh" if he thinks i'm not watching odin closely enough. you'll notice that while the cradle swing is swinging he likes to sit as close as he possibly can without getting bonked in the head.

soon enough the supermega fun time ride is over and i wonder when odin will let out a howl to "do it again! do it again!"

note that mauja thinks it's o.k. to put his head down and pretend as if he's not being supremely vigilent, but he won't move an inch until i take odin out of the swing.

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12/11/2004 11:16:00 PM 3 comments


How is Mauja doing? I hope he's OK and will be able to watch over Odin for many years.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:02 AM  

it's probably is time to give an official mauja update, but now i'll post the response i gave to the same question on flickr:

i wish i had better news. he hasn't had another seizure since his last one ( as best as we can tell ), but the blood test didn't turn up any of the usual metabolic causes, which means that it's all the more likely that he has a brain tumour.

we're pretty much just waiting to see how things progress ( or degrade as the case may be ) over the next few weeks. other than being concerned about his general quality of life, we're watching him very closely to see if there's any behavior changes. obviously, if he starts showing unpromtped aggression etc, we'll have to make some tough decisions.

we've noticed just in the past week that he's getting quite clumsy and falls down in situations when he never previously had a problem - going up and down stairs, jumping on the bed, walking on an uneven enbankment. it hard to not draw the conclusion that something bad is going on with his motoro cortex.

By Blogger e3, at 10:25 AM  

I'm sorry to hear that there's no easily fixed cause for Mauja's symptoms. We lost our cat Puc last year after 15 years of love. He had a combination of problems, some neurological. It was very hard watching and waiting and trying to decide when the time had come for him. My sympathies are with you.

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