Tomorrow I will get my platelet count checked again and hopefully, it will be on the way up back to normal. I see this encounter with dengue fever not so much as a wake-up call to take it easier and slower in life, but more of a “confirmation” of a feeling I’ve had for many months now. I have not been in good health for sometime now and the daily managing and running of AnimalCare have truly taken its toll on me. Besides the blogposts that you see, many other activities go on behind the scenes. There is the daily emailing, responding to requests, compilation of documents and photographs, writing of reports, accounting, stock-checking of merchandising, etc. The list is endless.
The work is 24/7 as evidenced this time when I requested a few days’ off to rest, but the requests just keep coming. The moment I got home, some applicants were already asking if they could already send in their claims. I can postpone the payment, but that would be creating a backlog for myself, which is worse.
The work does not stop and will not stop.
But dear applicants, it is important that you do not rely totally on AnimalCare for your subsidies. AnimalCare is run by just one person and it will come a time soon when I have to retire and take a rest. It would be prudent for you to seek out other alternative financial help or be more independent. I truly hope you will do that for yourself and your animals.