My heart is full of gratitude for ALL your support. If the truth be told I had been feeling fearful for days wondering how I could help Gaspard as I watched him grow listless. It was too much to bear. I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally for your kindness!
It was during the third consultation in less than six days that a barium test was
finally performed on Gaspard which revealed he had an obstruction in his intestine. Yesterday the vet extracted a peach stone during surgery. I recall now that Angélique went through a phase last June of eating mountains of peaches and, well, she must have thrown a peach stone in the flowerbed which Gaspard recently dug up.
Gaspard is being kept under observation until Friday - oh my goodness what a l-o-n-g wait this is - and today the vet told him he was being fed intravenously and seemed alert and as well as possible. The news is good but I daren't get too excited yet. Last year's sorrow has made me cautious. Please may I ask you to send another prayer for Gaspard?
Yes indeed my heart has been full of Gaspard these past days. Today the sky is forget-me-not blue and the grass is sparkling white. There are oat and white chocolate cookies baking in the oven and Tristan and I are finally turning our attention to Christmas decoration making. But Gaspard is always with me. Yes, that is a special kind of love indeed and I am hoping he will make a full recovery and be back to his usual adorable, bouncy, irritating self!
Love to you all,
ps I'm sorry for the hazy picture but it captures Gaspard's expression perfectly.
Monday evening edit: Gaspard is doing amazingly well! The vet did a wonderful job and we welcomed back a surprisingly bouncy dog on Thursday evening. It was simply wonderful. The best thing has been watching him throwing himself on his food again. Oh yes indeed, Gaspard is one hungry dog now.