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The little stinker! I don't think I could sleep, hearing him skittering around in the attic! When we get mice in the winter, I hate hearing them in the walls. Yick!! That's why I have kittehs! I think I'm going to hit the pillow in a few minutes. My eyes are shot for the day, too much crocheting today. I'll catch up with you in the daylight. Stay warm, my friend.
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Good, TB. You need the rest. Sleep well and snuggle under. Nite!
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Good Morning Everyone!

I love the story about Dudely and the attic! He sure does not want to stray too far from his Mama! It made me smile!
I'm sorry I missed chatting with you and TB, Nines.
I'm back on the hamster wheel again since school has started. Constantly running and to top it off, the dryer and the dishwasher are both OUT! Trying to get my little embroidery business going, but the toddler likes to climb all over everything, and by the time everyone is asleep...so am I. I end up falling asleep when I lay down with the little one. Out I go and sometimes I stay there until morning and start the whole process over again!
Anyways, hope to catch up with you all soon! Missing you all!

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Wow nines! I just love hearing your animal drama, makes me laugh. Maybe you could get a tv show.

If they have honeyboo boo and all that other crazy shit on tv, why not!

I have been really busy with Jake. He's back in the hospital as of today. He came home tuesday with insulin and has been up and down since then, today he was feeling really badly again so I took him to the vet and he checked his sugar and sent me on my way to the hospital.

He has lost 3 lbs since mid september and he was only 8 lbs then, so thats almost half his body weight. Things are just not looking good and I wish my daughter would let nature take its course. He's not a young dog and she has already spent almost 5 grand on him in the last month and they estimate about 3 more for this hospital stay.

She has basically been spending all the money she has been saving for a down payment on a house.

Sometimes its hard to just keep my mouth shut, but I am gonna do it this time.

Mama I remember those treadmill days! Running like a nut and never getting finished, most importantly never getting what you want to get done cause something else must be done. Totally sucks. I was watching modern family the other night and they were talking about 5 more yrs till the youngest was out of the house and they could do what they wanted, I looked at Pete and said "our 5 yrs is 4 yrs overdue"

TB hope you get the car back soon. Are you taking advantage of being less mobile? I think I am the only person who likes to have the excuse of not having a car to just stay home and either indulge myself or do stuff that needs doing.
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Aww, Mama, you've always got kind words for someone. Wish you could know how much it means to a person. Thank you, but actually, I think Dudely is more concerned with being close to his food source and keeping a watchful eye on it so he can snare it before something else does. LOL.

It's hard to imagine trying to start a business with young children. It would be exciting, frustrating and hopefully soon it will be rewarding. Congrats to you! I know you'll have great success if you can hang on to your sanity! LOL.

Sure do hope you get your appliances fixed soon. I don't have or want a dishwasher, but would hate to be without a dryer.

How in the world are you managing to get the kids clothes done? Arrrrgh. That, in itself is an exhausting thought. As dry as it's been most of the summer, perfect for drying clothes outdoors, now it's getting humid. Laundromats suck and even if they have a ton of clothes and you can prolong not doing laundry, it's always on your mind that the mountain of clothes is growing.

Doesn't it always seen that when your plate is piled so high you don't know what to do, something comes and dumps more? Adding dish washing for a family has to be near the final straw. Ugh.

Make sure with all the hustle and bustle that you have "some" time for yourself that you don't have to do for or think of others. That's probably impossible for you, but it's really important to take care of yourself. You won't do anyone any good if you're sick. Wish I could do something to help you.

Rest every chance you get and remember, all those things will get done eventually, so try not to worry about things. It all works out in the end. And when it does work out, you want to be healthy and able to appreciate it. Hugs to you.
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Aww, Flav, another one with full hands and busy schedule. It has to be hideously hard to sit back and see all that money being spent. It sounds like an incredible amount! I'm hoping you meant 3 hundred dollars for his current hospital stay, and not 3 thousand, but it doesn't sound like it.

Wonder what they're doing and what kind of medicine they're giving him for that kind of money. Is the vet one she's used for a time and trusts, or has she gotten another opinion and estimate? It sounds so high.

Either way, if there's a bright side, it's that your dear, sweet daughter will know she did all she could do. The money might be buying more than dog care.

It could be buying time. Time that I'm sure she needs, to come to terms with what may be. You can't put a price on that.

Time to give her a chance to deny what is obvious to others, time to worry, hurt, hope, and finally accept when the time comes to make one of the hardest decisions we've ever made. I hope it doesn't come to that for her. My heart goes out to your daughter.....and you. It's so hard.

Thanks for sharing because I've been thinking about Jake and wondering how he's doing. You and your daughter will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.....so you can take care of Jake. You're a good Mom, Flav. 8)

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Aww, Mama, you've always got kind words for someone. Wish you could know how much it means to a person. Thank you, but actually, I think Dudely is more concerned with being close to his food source and keeping a watchful eye on it so he can snare it before something else does. LOL.

It's hard to imagine trying to start a business with young children. It would be exciting, frustrating and hopefully soon it will be rewarding. Congrats to you! I know you'll have great success if you can hang on to your sanity! LOL.

Sure do hope you get your appliances fixed soon. I don't have or want a dishwasher, but would hate to be without a dryer.

How in the world are you managing to get the kids clothes done? Arrrrgh. That, in itself is an exhausting thought. As dry as it's been most of the summer, perfect for drying clothes outdoors, now it's getting humid. Laundromats suck and even if they have a ton of clothes and you can prolong not doing laundry, it's always on your mind that the mountain of clothes is growing.

Doesn't it always seen that when your plate is piled so high you don't know what to do, something comes and dumps more? Adding dish washing for a family has to be near the final straw. Ugh.

Make sure with all the hustle and bustle that you have "some" time for yourself that you don't have to do for or think of others. That's probably impossible for you, but it's really important to take care of yourself. You won't do anyone any good if you're sick. Wish I could do something to help you.

Rest every chance you get and remember, all those things will get done eventually, so try not to worry about things. It all works out in the end. And when it does work out, you want to be healthy and able to appreciate it. Hugs to you.
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Thank you Nines! I needed that hug tonight! I will catch up with you tomorrow! Just wanted to say Thank You!

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Thanks Nines.

Yes, she is determined to do all she can do. This is actually a vet hospital. You cant go there without being sent by your regular vet. This past month, he has been there often, I think they should name a wing after him.

It is horrible to watch him go from a hyper ankle bitter type high strung dog to a docile do nothing dog in one short month.

I know I am not a vet, but my intuition is that he doesnt need this insulin and that his liver has been bombarded by all the medications. All this started with the injections for the skin. He had chronic staff infection that would come right back when off antibiotics, we had it cultured and a "vaccine" type medicine was made for him. Our vet had concerns about giving it to him cause it was so powerful and he had us put him on b vits and milk thistle for a month before we started the treatment and still is on them. He said because this stuff could cause liver damage, which do show up in his labs at this point.

He was dx with pancreatitis, then has had episodes with the gluc levels being sky high and was put on insulin. A very low dose, but it seems to me that even the small dose brings his sugar down to low.

I think he needs to detox, although, if I am wrong does he go into a diabetic coma? There isnt a way for me to test gluc in the blood without taking him to the vet and its not accurate in urine to check for it.
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Oh wow, Flav, it sounds terrible. I'm so sorry you guys are going through this and hope there's some help for Jake real soon.

When they treated his skin problems, did they by any chance treat with corticosteroids? Also, have they checked him for Cushings disease? It can be hard to diagnose, but if he had corticosteroids, then those symptoms, I'd sure want it checked. It would tie in with the pancreatitis and diabetes symptoms and also with your feelings that he doesn't need the insulin.

Hope you'll keep us informed. I keep thinking about the little guy.
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Thanks Nines.

Yes, she is determined to do all she can do. This is actually a vet hospital. You cant go there without being sent by your regular vet. This past month, he has been there often, I think they should name a wing after him.

It is horrible to watch him go from a hyper ankle bitter type high strung dog to a docile do nothing dog in one short month.

I know I am not a vet, but my intuition is that he doesnt need this insulin and that his liver has been bombarded by all the medications. All this started with the injections for the skin. He had chronic staff infection that would come right back when off antibiotics, we had it cultured and a "vaccine" type medicine was made for him. Our vet had concerns about giving it to him cause it was so powerful and he had us put him on b vits and milk thistle for a month before we started the treatment and still is on them. He said because this stuff could cause liver damage, which do show up in his labs at this point.

He was dx with pancreatitis, then has had episodes with the gluc levels being sky high and was put on insulin. A very low dose, but it seems to me that even the small dose brings his sugar down to low.

I think he needs to detox, although, if I am wrong does he go into a diabetic coma? There isnt a way for me to test gluc in the blood without taking him to the vet and its not accurate in urine to check for it.
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It is so hard to watch an animal go through this. They can't speak and tell us what is wrong. We lost our "old" kitty from kidney failure and it was heart breaking. We did the best we could and spent a small fortune at the vet in the process. If I get to that point I will invoke the Oregon Assisted Suicide Law. It's a prescription for the terminally ill. You get to choose the day you say "enough is enough".
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I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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It is hard, SO and I'm sorry about your kitty.

It's hard to see them grow old, and find the little puppy that drove you crazy is getting gray around his muzzle, or that you notice he's favoring a leg. Or a myriad of other things that are painful to see as they grow older. Though it hurts us, it doesn't seem to affect their joy for life or will to live.

True they can't tell us what's wrong, but they do speak to us if we only listen and those that are close to them know when they don't want to go on.

It sounds like you had a horrible experience with your kitty. That's very sad and something that affects a person for life. I've been fortunate that no decisions that had to be made, were regretted.

Many people think when an animal has cancer they should be euthanized and not "tortured" with chemo or other life prolonging methods.

When my last dog had cancer, he had chemo and for him, it was good. He lived a quality life and it prolonged his life by months. He could have gone longer, but as I said, "we know" when they're only going on for us. That was my dogs last day.

Right now I'm dealing with my sons 19 yr. old cat. He's been at the vet every day this week, is going again today, and is being syringe fed every 3 hrs. He's too sick to even run tests to see what the main problem is.

He's lived 19 yrs. and many would say let him go. He's had a long life. True, but it's been a good life and he's still happy. He's lost a lot of weight and looks horrible, but there's a light in his eyes and he rubs his face on my knee and it's obvious that he has no desire to die.

My vet agrees, and he wouldn't lie to me. I know that. Not for money, not for anything. If an animal is suffering, he'd tell me and I'd do what had to be done.

If you looked at him right now, you'd wonder how anyone could be so cruel to keep him alive. He's deaf and doesn't hear my comforting words, but he still feels love.

Maybe he'll live, maybe he won't, but as long as he's not suffering, he'll get every chance to see what can be done for him. A couple weeks, to me, isn't too much to hang in and hope for recovery and a few more years of oogling birds out the window.

It's a sad subject, but one we all have to face, and we have to face it alone. All we can offer someone going through it, is support and understanding.

I wish things had been different for you. It would be so hard to think back and wish you'd made a different choice. But you made the one that was right for you at the time. And that's all any of us can do.
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Such lovely words Nines! It is the twinkle in an animal's eyes that makes the decision on what to do such a hard one. It is so hard when you see that and know they are not feeling well, but still have the zest for life!

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Thank you Mama, but yours are the lovely words. Always something nice to say to someone. Such an admirable quality. You are a very special person. Kissyblow
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Thank you Mama, but yours are the lovely words. Always something nice to say to someone. Such an admirable quality. You are a very special person. Kissyblow
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hf

I hope I get the chance to meet you one day!
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You guys are so cool. Glad to be able to talk on here and voice my opinion. Jake is supposed to come home tomorrow, he has been on the insulin they gave us for just one day again, so I am hesitant to take him back.

They give him IV fluids and fast acting, short lasting insulin to stablize him then he feels better and they send him home. The problem is after the third day he starts to get bad again. Anyway, yes they did check him for cushings and he doesnt have it, although, I really thought he did cause his hair is thin, but it always has been sort of thin.

The pancreatitis is what keeps acting up and I have read that no food or drink by mouth for at least 3 wks to let it heal is the treatment, but he cant stay there for that long at the prices they charge. He is a loveable dopey little dog that doesnt realize hes not a pit bull when it comes to me or his mama. Maybe he has had something going on to a lesser extent for yrs, cause he really is "untrainable", yet hes not stupid when he wants something.

He is the rescue dog that has had so many problems and I cant help but think what did he do in previous lives to be dealt the life he has had. He has used up more than 9 lives!
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Hello every one, nice to see some locals on glp, been here for years.
any way my story goes...
had and have two young beautiful smart girls, 2008 happened, then I decided to become conservative and prepared, plus sustainable living is the only reasonable answer for the need i felt, so i have got land, garden 2 X 5000 sf plots, 2 geodesic dome green houses, all from scraps recycled, livestock, and still work my butt off just to spend all my spare time farming organicly or with my kids. from So. Oregon Atown
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Hello every one, nice to see some locals on glp, been here for years.
any way my story goes...
had and have two young beautiful smart girls, 2008 happened, then I decided to become conservative and prepared, plus sustainable living is the only reasonable answer for the need i felt, so i have got land, garden 2 X 5000 sf plots, 2 geodesic dome green houses, all from scraps recycled, livestock, and still work my butt off just to spend all my spare time farming organicly or with my kids. from So. Oregon Atown
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Nice and welcome M! So glad to have you here! Would love to hear more about your farm!!

hf
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You guys are so cool. Glad to be able to talk on here and voice my opinion. Jake is supposed to come home tomorrow, he has been on the insulin they gave us for just one day again, so I am hesitant to take him back.

They give him IV fluids and fast acting, short lasting insulin to stablize him then he feels better and they send him home. The problem is after the third day he starts to get bad again. Anyway, yes they did check him for cushings and he doesnt have it, although, I really thought he did cause his hair is thin, but it always has been sort of thin.

The pancreatitis is what keeps acting up and I have read that no food or drink by mouth for at least 3 wks to let it heal is the treatment, but he cant stay there for that long at the prices they charge. He is a loveable dopey little dog that doesnt realize hes not a pit bull when it comes to me or his mama. Maybe he has had something going on to a lesser extent for yrs, cause he really is "untrainable", yet hes not stupid when he wants something.

He is the rescue dog that has had so many problems and I cant help but think what did he do in previous lives to be dealt the life he has had. He has used up more than 9 lives!
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Oh Flava,
Poor little Jake! I do hope they figure out what is going on with him so you don't have to keep bringing him back and forth like that! Give him a pat for me!
Ok, and a big smooch too!
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Hello every one, nice to see some locals on glp, been here for years.
any way my story goes...
had and have two young beautiful smart girls, 2008 happened, then I decided to become conservative and prepared, plus sustainable living is the only reasonable answer for the need i felt, so i have got land, garden 2 X 5000 sf plots, 2 geodesic dome green houses, all from scraps recycled, livestock, and still work my butt off just to spend all my spare time farming organicly or with my kids. from So. Oregon Atown
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Welcome neighbor! Glad to see you here. Hope you make it through the craziness that descends upon your neck of the woods at Halloween...gotta love those college students and general crazies!

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You guys are so cool. Glad to be able to talk on here and voice my opinion. Jake is supposed to come home tomorrow, he has been on the insulin they gave us for just one day again, so I am hesitant to take him back.

They give him IV fluids and fast acting, short lasting insulin to stablize him then he feels better and they send him home. The problem is after the third day he starts to get bad again. Anyway, yes they did check him for cushings and he doesnt have it, although, I really thought he did cause his hair is thin, but it always has been sort of thin.

The pancreatitis is what keeps acting up and I have read that no food or drink by mouth for at least 3 wks to let it heal is the treatment, but he cant stay there for that long at the prices they charge. He is a loveable dopey little dog that doesnt realize hes not a pit bull when it comes to me or his mama. Maybe he has had something going on to a lesser extent for yrs, cause he really is "untrainable", yet hes not stupid when he wants something.

He is the rescue dog that has had so many problems and I cant help but think what did he do in previous lives to be dealt the life he has had. He has used up more than 9 lives!
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This must be really hard for you. I know it's hard for him as well, but as people we really try so hard for our animals. Rescue animals come with many risks and rewards. I wish you the best. hf
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I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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Thank you Mama, but yours are the lovely words. Always something nice to say to someone. Such an admirable quality. You are a very special person. Kissyblow
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hf

I hope I get the chance to meet you one day!
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Likewise, Mama. Likewise. Kissyblow
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You guys are so cool. Glad to be able to talk on here and voice my opinion. Jake is supposed to come home tomorrow, he has been on the insulin they gave us for just one day again, so I am hesitant to take him back.

They give him IV fluids and fast acting, short lasting insulin to stablize him then he feels better and they send him home. The problem is after the third day he starts to get bad again. Anyway, yes they did check him for cushings and he doesnt have it, although, I really thought he did cause his hair is thin, but it always has been sort of thin.

The pancreatitis is what keeps acting up and I have read that no food or drink by mouth for at least 3 wks to let it heal is the treatment, but he cant stay there for that long at the prices they charge. He is a loveable dopey little dog that doesnt realize hes not a pit bull when it comes to me or his mama. Maybe he has had something going on to a lesser extent for yrs, cause he really is "untrainable", yet hes not stupid when he wants something.

He is the rescue dog that has had so many problems and I cant help but think what did he do in previous lives to be dealt the life he has had. He has used up more than 9 lives!
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Isn't it great how many special people are on this thread? So many kind hearted, thoughtful people.

Thanks for the update on Jake. Guess it's good he doesn't have Cushings, but at least you'd know, and a pill a day doesn't seem like a bad alternative to what's going on now. Even the detached retina would go with Cushings.

Guess they probably checked for thyroid issues too. Hope it's resolving itself and that he's maintaining. Maybe after a while, he won't get bad again after 3 days. Sure hope so.

DS's cat I told you about it hanging in there. He's been at the vets every day this week, including today, to get sub q fluids. Can't figure why he can't stay hydrated.

My main dread was kidney disease, which is real common in older cats, but thankfully, that came back fine. Today was the best he's been in a while. He's looking a lot better, but as bad as he was, that's not saying much. LOL.

Ever seem like your entire life revolves around stuffing food, meds, or liquid down the throat of someone?

Hang in there, Flav. Hoping it all works out and Jake will be back snarling at anyone who comes near you. peace
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You guys are so cool. Glad to be able to talk on here and voice my opinion. Jake is supposed to come home tomorrow, he has been on the insulin they gave us for just one day again, so I am hesitant to take him back.

They give him IV fluids and fast acting, short lasting insulin to stablize him then he feels better and they send him home. The problem is after the third day he starts to get bad again. Anyway, yes they did check him for cushings and he doesnt have it, although, I really thought he did cause his hair is thin, but it always has been sort of thin.

The pancreatitis is what keeps acting up and I have read that no food or drink by mouth for at least 3 wks to let it heal is the treatment, but he cant stay there for that long at the prices they charge. He is a loveable dopey little dog that doesnt realize hes not a pit bull when it comes to me or his mama. Maybe he has had something going on to a lesser extent for yrs, cause he really is "untrainable", yet hes not stupid when he wants something.

He is the rescue dog that has had so many problems and I cant help but think what did he do in previous lives to be dealt the life he has had. He has used up more than 9 lives!
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Isn't it great how many special people are on this thread? So many kind hearted, thoughtful people.

Thanks for the update on Jake. Guess it's good he doesn't have Cushings, but at least you'd know, and a pill a day doesn't seem like a bad alternative to what's going on now. Even the detached retina would go with Cushings.

Guess they probably checked for thyroid issues too. Hope it's resolving itself and that he's maintaining. Maybe after a while, he won't get bad again after 3 days. Sure hope so.

DS's cat I told you about it hanging in there. He's been at the vets every day this week, including today, to get sub q fluids. Can't figure why he can't stay hydrated.

My main dread was kidney disease, which is real common in older cats, but thankfully, that came back fine. Today was the best he's been in a while. He's looking a lot better, but as bad as he was, that's not saying much. LOL.

Ever seem like your entire life revolves around stuffing food, meds, or liquid down the throat of someone?

Hang in there, Flav. Hoping it all works out and Jake will be back snarling at anyone who comes near you. peace
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Wow Nines, I just realized that your DS's cat is 19 years old! That is amazing. I sure do hope he feels better soon and is home for good! The house isn't the same without the furry friends in it!
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Ugghhh...

I just typed a friggin book and accidentally deleted it before posting it!

The short version is Jake is still doing well as of today, I am up to my eyeballs in lotions and soaps, and have back to back shows for the next few weeks.

And welcome M
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Ugghhh...

I just typed a friggin book and accidentally deleted it before posting it!

The short version is Jake is still doing well as of today, I am up to my eyeballs in lotions and soaps, and have back to back shows for the next few weeks.

And welcome M
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Sounds like great news all around! So glad to hear!
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Ugghhh...

I just typed a friggin book and accidentally deleted it before posting it!

The short version is Jake is still doing well as of today, I am up to my eyeballs in lotions and soaps, and have back to back shows for the next few weeks.

And welcome M
 Quoting: flavapor


Hi guys! Just popped in for a few to see what's happening. Flav, I'm so sorry to read about your dog. When the vet today us Mattie had lymphoma, the boys and I were beyond crushed. We were able to keep her about a month after the diagnosis. We all still miss her so much, even though we have the crazy Buddie! Sometimes a pet comes along that is just so much more than a pet.

I'm sorry I havent' been typing lately. I was trying to catch the crud that's going around, plus it's cotton harvest time and that means allergies! Got that taken care of. The big thing is the stress from hubs job has triggered a super flare-up with the fibro for me. Plus, our car was held hostage for a week and a half by the Ford house. Hubs was at the hotel and I was out here for a week alone. I make a LOUSY hermit! We got a loner after a week and got our car back last Wednesday. All over a lousy fuel pump.

Nines', I may be back up your way sooner than I thought, but I don't know yet. Dad isn't doing well. He has a major test this week, so we'll have to see what they say. I'm worried he might not make it through the winter. He shouldn't be with us now. He had a massive heart attack back in '90 that they called us home for and alot of other serious stuff over the years. So, I'm glad he's been here long enough for us to make peace with each other. We're still hoping to come home in July for my nephew's wedding, but that's up in the air right now, too. I wanted to rent something on the lake for everyone, but wow, the prices! I'm just waiting until after Christmas. I hope I'll know how many can go by then.

Anyway, just wanted to let you all know I'm still here and reading. Typing isn't a problem this time, just was having a downer couple of weeks and didn't want to spread the "fun". grouphug
They also serve who stand and wait. John Milton
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10/23/2012 11:32 PM
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Mama, I was wrong as usual. He's only 16 I guess. Could have sworn he was 19, but the vet has 16 on his record and he neutered him as a kitten so he must be right. Since they have it on their records, wonder why each time they ask how old someone is. Maybe it's a sly, demented alzheimers test. If so, I failed. LOL.

Flavapor, it's such good news about Jake. Hope he continues to get better and better. So glad to hear about your back to back shows too. Must be nerve wracking for a while, but what a successful feeling after the exhaustion wears off. Congrats to you.

TB, sure do hope things turn out well for your Dad. It's hard enough having the health problems you're having, without having to deal with his right now. It's so darn hard to have a decent mental attitude caring for someone when you can hardly function yourself.

Maybe it'll turn out to be good news, or at least not bad news. Glad you got your car back too. Think I could easily be a hermit. Actually, it sounds quite refreshing right now. LOL.

Take care of yourselves everyone.
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10/24/2012 12:34 AM
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Nines,
16 is up there for a cat! Although, it seems so short for us people! I just love cats so much! I never had one growing up, and then I went away to college and that is where I met my first feline love!
She was abandonned by someone at the apartment complex where I lived. We saw each other and it was love at first sight! Me longing for a furry friend in my life and her longing for basic survival needs. We befriended each other immediately. LONG story short, she was pregnant, had her kittens, and took me to them in a bush in front of someones window at 10pm at night. I looked like a peeping Tom, or should I say Thomasina in the bushes with a flashlight. There were 2 little kittens and some poor soldier (base nearby) was moving to Germany the next day and offered me a pet carrier to cart the kittens home. Again, LONG story short, I ended up getting the kittens adopted out and kept the Mama! I loved her dearly. She had to be euathanized at the age of 16 because she had this massive tumor in her gut! I cried for weeks and weeks. Hubs gave the approval and we went to get a new kitty from the Humane Society. He is like a dog and is the best cat! He is so funny. He comes when you whistle or call for him. He plays outside with the kids and follows you everywhere!
I think he was heaven sent!
Thanks for letting me share that!
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10/24/2012 12:35 AM
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TB,
I have been wondering about your parents! Sending some prayer and positive thoughts for your dad!

hf

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