Monday, August 22, 2011
Okay God, You have my attention....
What a dang-blasted, stressful week this has been! It's been one of those weeks when I keep asking "what else could go wrong?" and God, in His sense of humor, keeps showing me what else could go wrong....
First off, I have to say a great BIG thank you to all of my sweet on-line friends who took the time to write me such sweet, encouraging notes of comfort and offers to let me vent. Ya'all are treasured more than you could ever imagine! Just knowing that other people care and pray and understand and think of my mom and me makes a world of difference!
Then...On Friday night, our little sweetie fur baby had a seizure. She seemed to recover okay, but we watched her closely through the night on Friday. When she woke up on Saturday, she had a stroke! She had no control of any of her legs, her head lolled to one side, her tongue hung out one side of her mouth and her eyes wouldn't focus correctly. We'd call her name and she'd try to look around but she couldn't focus in the right direction. She'd try to walk, but her feet would go out from under her...to say we were terrified is an under-statement! We were in a strange town and needed a skilled vet! We were so blessed to find the sweetest, most patient, skilled vet in the world right in this little town! Dr. S. was great! She gave our sweetie a very thorough going-over! Her theory is that the dog might have licked one of my mom's flowers which may have had fertilizer on it. (My mom has a HUGE yard that has LOTS of flowers!). Her second theory (which she said was less likely, but still possible, is that the dog picked up on our stress level and stressed herself out). Long story short, after an I.V. and careful watching, our fur baby seems to be getting back to her happy, attention-demanding self! We are so grateful on soooooo many levels. I just can't imagine what would have happened to us if we would have lost our baby in the middle of all the rest of the mess we find ourselves in. Who could not love this little face????
Anyway, it's been a bad/good week. We still don't know what we're going to do with my mom, but my fur baby is going to be okay and around to beg us for treats for hopefully a long time! We're praying that the hurricane heads off to sea and doesn't affect anyone anywhere! I know that the people in the Bahama's are in the target - I pray that they stay safe and suffer only minimal, easily-repairable damage.
Again, bless you all and thanks for all the love and support!!!
I "cherish" each one of you!!!!