We've finished our first weekend with Lynyrd and thus far, things have gone pretty well.
We're getting some "Lynyrd back to Cambridge" from Alex, but he also seems happy to pet and play with his new dog. We're keeping things very low key to start, letting it be a positive experience for both of them.
I have to admit that I'm feeling very overwhelmed and on my own about the whole thing. I'm the one who has to do the daily training upkeep, work on giving Alex and Lynyrd positive opportunities together, and deal with food, grooming and vet appointments. Not to mention fielding questions from the school and other issues.
I have an appointment with my doctor this week and I think I'm going to have to put my foot down about the medications. There are at least two which are not helping at all and which seem to be draining my energy further. It's not worth any more experimentation.
I really need my body and brain to start functioning the way they used to again. Too much stuff gets missed when I'm exhausted and foggy all the time. I get sick and it takes me forever to recover.
I guess what I really need is a vacation where I don't come back to an overwhelming pile of work, but that's not going to happen any time soon. As long as I'm the one handling the vast majority of what needs to happen here at home, I'm always going to be "irreplaceable" in the worst possible sense.