Don't worry, I'm doing fine without my hearing. In fact, I thought it was pretty cool at times.
For example, yesterday during our walk, I saw mum turned the corner to head back home, but I wanted to go straight - towards the park. (mum: she still shouldn't walk too much due to the Vet-Stem procedure.) So I kept walking straight for another few feet. Then I realized mum really seemed like she was gonna head home with or without me. I got a little worried then, so I stopped and looked back at her. I saw with MY SuperEYES that she moved her mouf, and she brought her right arm up into the aire and slapped it down on her thigh. (mum: that's her "COME" signal that she's known well for 10 years.) So I thought, since I can't really hear, then I can just play dumb and stand there until mum moved towards me to come get me. I waited, and waited. As predicted, mum turned around and started walking towards me. As soon as I saw that, I knew my plan was falling into place and I continued trotting straight - towards the park!!! This is what I would have done with MY SuperHEARING anyway, now I just have an excuse!
(mum: she's definitely using this deafness to her fullest advantage.)
The reason that I must get MY SuperHEARING back ASAP has nothing to do with me. It's about mum, she's losing it.
This is our rice cooker,
This is the pot that we put raw grains of rice in,
We wash the rice, fill it with a little bit of water, and place it into the rice cooker,
Then we press down on the button for the rice to start cooking. It usually takes 20 mins for the rice to be done. Simple right?
Now this is our bag of rice, it is stored under the kitchen sink,
Beside the bag of rice there's a bucket of Orijen kibble for STINKY on his picky raw food days. It has been for the last couple of days.
This was what ended up in the rice pot today,
You think something was on mum's mind??
I should also tell you that she brushed her teeth last night with her face wash cream because "they both come in squeeze tubes" - I quote.
Mum's really losing it because of me being deaf over the last 4 days.....
I thought I better do something so she doesn't lose it completely,
(mum: I know this video might seem "normal" to most of you, but it was really huge for me. Sunshade had not been able to hear ANYTHING over the past 4 days, and she made no improvement whatsoever. I could bang on pots, break a glass (by accident), whistle, ring the door bell, and she would still be sound asleep. She had acupuncture Monday evening, and came home with a homeopathic remedy - Arnica Montana (1M) recommended by our holistic vet as well as Finni & Nelly's wonderful mom who is a homeopath (Thank you thank you thank you!).
Arnica Montana is indicated for "Deafness after injury or shock". Sunshade got her first dose Tuesday evening. Late that evening, I was talking to Sunshade, in a whisper tone of voice, and got 3 head tilts in a row. Unless she was tilting her head at the sight of my mouth moving, I think she heard me. She didn't perform any of the commands that I whispered to her, so either she was being an Airedale, or maybe she heard it very faintly, but not clear enough to make out exactly what was said. She however, still didn't seem to respond to any other sound at normal frequency, and the whisper only worked sometimes.
Today (Wednesday), she was responding to whispers, and a little bit of my normal voice. She also seemed to have heard a loud quacking crow and started looking for it (HATES crows) but couldn't pin point the direction to which the quack was coming from.
I am hopeful that she will eventually regain her hearing now that I have seen improvements. It had been hard when there had been no improvement whatsoever for 4 days and I was starting to think the deafness was permanent.
THANK YOU to all our friends, old or new, your healing thoughts, AireZENS, crossed toes/paws, kisses/licks/hugs have helped both me and Sunshade during this stressful time. (Ok, I think I was the only one stressed, not Sunshade LOL) I just can't say enough THANK YOU!)
I hope I can have some "ear-lids" once I get my hearing back, so I can shut my ears down whenever I want to!!!
Love nibbles to ALLL MY SuperFRIENDS!!!