this week has been a rough one. my brother and i got word at the end of last week that my dad was admitted to a hospital in northern Germany while he and his girlfriend, Elke, were visiting her family. it sounds like he had a fall on the day of their arrival. he had been doing better and recovering, but shortly before the weekend he took a turn for the worse.
my dad has had some health problems for several years, but has been hanging in there until now, thanks mostly to the good care and friendship that he has received from Elke. it has been a roller-coaster week, with Dad having good days and bad days. today was one of the better days.
Stefan and Abigail flew over to Germany yesterday, and I am delaying my start date for work in Nevada until November 8th. i fly out to Germany on Sunday. needless to say, i will very much miss my pups while i am gone. they give me so much comfort everyday, but have been especially comforting this past week. they have known that i was upset and have hung extra close to me (if that is even possible, because they are my little shadows on a daily basis.) thankfully, i have some really great friends who are going to take care of the pups on short notice while i am gone.