Watson appointment today
You are right- they are family..we have had Watson almost our whole married life & the kids of course have never known a time without him.We got another dog last winter so we would have a dog in the family when Watson died rather than dealing with bringing a new dog in while grieving. Nonetheless it doesn't make this time easier. Watson is a DAWG if you know what I mean,nothing fancy...a black & white mutt mix of Lab & probably Springer Spaniel with some border Collie. In spite of his large size when young he was the most amazing frisbee dog...could go 6 ft up in the air to catch one. Also a great family dog...endured much tail pulling,eye poking, horse pretending with great humor & understanding. He's been so miserable today I hope that we can get some help for him.The vet we use is fantastic, very loving and always available.
As far as your cycle goes...is it usually short? This would be early for a temp drop unless you were having a particularly short cycle. I wouldn't give up unless you have a few days in a row with low temps. Sometimes a drop can even be a good sign & certainly one low temp is no big deal.
EWCM is always a good sign but you need to see a temp change to know whether you ovulate.Fertilityfriends.com is a good site for charting information.If you haven't done it heres a synopsis. Beginning with the first day of your cycle (AF) you take your waking temperature. It is important to take it at the same time each day. After ovulation you will see a pronounced temperature shift. Your temps can vary in the first part of your cycle but will have a general range....after ovulation that range of temps will be higher.
You can also use OPK's and check your cervical position (I seldom do that).
After O your cervical mucus dries up- so that's another sign. Before I charted I just got romantic during my EWCM times...it worked for me pretty well. As I am hitting the end of the trail
time to conceive-wise I am now using all the tools in my box...so I chart & use OPK's as well as pay attention to the CM. You are more than welcome to join us in our obsessive pursuit...