Tuesday, June 17, 2008
2 Year LID
Thought I'd come out of my hiatus long enough to acknowledge our 2 year LID anniversary.
It's been a long month. I've felt like someone picked up my world and tried to shake me out of it. I don't think in a million posts I couldn't explain it all. Here are just a few of the things we have been faced with. I'll gradually fill you in as time goes by. In the midst of all the commotion we have endured we have been growing, changing, stretching, maturing, gaining wisdom and knowledge threw our faith. Without it we would have felt totally defeated.
1. We found out our brother in law has a brain tumor, they removed a lot of it to find out it was indeed cancer. He started chemo already and soon they will do radiation treatments on him. Their two daughters Dominique(8)and Desere(5)come to church with us every Sunday. They know what's going on, but only to the capacity their little minds can comprehend which is great really cause we are believing in God for his complete healing and restoration. Please keep this family in your prayers. I know what it's like at that age to loose your Daddy but I don't want my nieces to have to deal with that at such a young age. We have been helping out with the girls and with making them some meals to spare every moment they can to spend together. Some of his co-workers went and helped him do all his spring yard clean-up and her work gave her a sum of money to help with gas to help with the travel (which is about an hours drive each way) to and from his radiation. He has come to realize that the power of prayer is an incredible thing not to mention all the love and support the family has received from our little community. Praying it won't be long before they are sitting in church with their two beautiful daughters. What a day of celebration that will be when our prayer for many years would be answered.
2. Our dog Bailey who is now 10 years old took a fall down the back step and hurt his back. He is Shizo/Lapso and has the Lapso long back and from what I've heard they do suffer with back trouble. I took him to the vet and they did blood work and a urine sample on him and checked him from nose to tail. We discovered in his little accident that he has a couple of loose teeth in the back that are infected, a heart defect and his kidneys are only using 25% of their true capabilities, on top of his slipped disc. I'm totally torn with what to do in this one. In order to fix his teeth they would have to put him under but with his heart problem it runs a high risk of him not coming back. They don't do kidney transplants on dogs so all I can do is keep him comfortable and change his diet to one that is suitable for dogs with kidney trouble. If his back doesn't heal on it's own the vet said the only option is to send him to the Vet College and she showed me a figure between 1800.00 and 3000.00 smackers with no guarantee once again because of his heart. For now until more tests are run he is supposed to be in his kennel under complete lock down for 10 days with little or no movement and has to be carried up and down the steps to go outside. I've broken the first rule already. I can't watch him stuck in that cage wagging his tail at me and not let him out to say hello. He is really good to go back in when I tell him to. He seems like a puppy some days and other days like a feeble old man. Is he suffering? Would it be selfish of me to keep him? Would it be sheer torture to put him threw all that to loose him in the end? But, can I look my bestest fur friend in the eyes and say goodbye before the real suffering begins? What is the most humane thing to do in a situation like this?
3. Sunshine is doing her last exam today and then school is out for her. I can't believe that 5 months has passed already. She is such a sweet and smart girl, we have really grown to love her and it will be sad to see her go. Her mom has asked that she stay with us until July 2nd because they will be moving to British Columbia and she wants to fly out there and set up residence particulars before they make the long "DRIVE" from coast to coast. I'm hoping that one day before she leaves that I can take her on an all day excursion of some sort that we will remember for a lifetime. It was wonderful having her here, I will never forget her or the experience of sharing our lives with her for the brief moment in time we had her. I hope that we can meet again one day. In the mean time thank heavens for the Internet, we will be keeping in touch threw e-mail for sure.
4. Two years has come and gone, this August will be three since we started our paperwork..........and we wait.......still.
So there are just a few of the goings on here at the Sugar and Spice residence. I'll keep you updated and fill you in more when I have more time and when it's time appropriate.
Hope all the Dads and out there had a wonderful Fathers Day this past weekend.