SO glad to hear the news from VA neurologist, and glad to hear the side effects haven't been too bad yet.
I love your watering idea before digging the post holes. I hope Abby's first swim goes well. It's lovely to read a post with so much outdoors and running cats and Abby in it. I can feel your joy in that, and joy in your time with DH. Your home and land sound so rooted in love, and so completely green and vibrant with its growth. The doctors will do everything they can, but there's no substitute for that love and its rooted, contented home all around both of you. I hope things continue to go well. Sending love, prayers and warmest thoughts to both of you.
God sent angels down to earth in the form of dogs with notes saying 'don't judge, just love.' They ate the notes but keep trying to deliver the message.