Thanks to all those who asked but, sadly, Lulu isn’t doing any better. Yesterday’s ultrasound offered up nothing in the way of answers, so she’s going in for an endoscopy on Thursday morning to test for something called stand lymphagectasia. If that too comes up empty, then next week it’s a colonoscopy to check for granulomitis colitis (aka “boxer colitis”). Hopefully it won’t come to that as that would mean not feeding her for three days prior to the procedure. THREE DAYS of nothing but broth! At first, when we thought she would have to go in this week, Akemi suggested we adopt the same diet in solidarity – but I dismissed the notion on the grounds that we already had lunch and dinner plans. But next week is wide open! Akemi is already simmering the chicken necks!
If nothing else, this past week and a half of Lulu’s “intestinal issues” has sharpened my instincts to razor focus. My reaction time is unparalleled. At night, the merest cliquey-clack of Lulu’s nails on the hardwood floor will snap me out of the deepest slumber, out of bed and throwing on my pants, racing downstairs to open the backdoor so that she can go outside and relieve herself before it’s too late. I’m like a soldier deep in enemy territory, sleeping yet always fully aware and fully prepared, his ears attuned to the slightest noise, ready for trouble.
I’m thinking of doing another Periscope Q&A, to run 15-20 minutes after each of the North American broadcasts of Dark Matter Episode 107. The episodes air at 10 p.m. EST and 7 p.m./10 p.m. PST and I would jump on at approximately 1 minute after to field your question. Who’s in?
Speaking of Dark Matter Episode 107, here are a few more intriguing sneak peeks for you to check out:
Trying to book a trip to Tokyo for late September – and considering whether to go to L.A. for some agent-shopping next month. Might be a good idea to have someone on board. You never know…