Today was a bit of a roller coaster ride here. Not sure to cry or celebrate. I need to do both! Two main set of news; poles apart, good - no, great news and bad news.
Firstly, the sad news, Maria has been ill for about three weeks now. She had heaps of arthritis in her back end and been on pain killers for some time. In the past three weeks she has been getting ill with heart and lung problems. This week she hadn’t been doing very well at all. She was not eating therefore not taking medication. No energy. She was not a happy girl! I decided today that it was possibly best to put Maria down and sadly she died this evening. Maria was a lovely girl who won many hearts, even non dog lovers! We, Zac and I , will greatly miss her. The vet, Jenny, has been one of the best and I really appreciate her support.
Now, for the excellent news, I put in an application for a grant to get a communication device that would assist me primarily to talk to new people more easily and use the computer with greater efficiency. The Prentke Romick Company who manufactures such devices is forty years old this year and they are celebrating by giving forty of their devices away internationally. I applied for a Vantage Plus, which is only worth a cool $11,000.00 Australian Dollars, and I was told this afternoon that I am one of the FORTY!!!!!! I should receive it in about two weeks! Nigel of NovitaTech called at 5:23pm to give me the good news, little did he relies the significance his comment, in mid of the call, of something like “Darryl, today is the start of a new chapter in your life. “
Told ya it is a roller coaster ride!