Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Thursday, May 30, 2013

This is the photo I was going to add to my last post about our Lexie-Girl, and then forgot to. She always had that one floppy ear!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

About Lexie-Girl

Somehow, the back gate came open and Lexie went exploring. We searched the neighborhood high and low until 1:30 in the morning. Then our friend Chris found Lexie. She had been hit by a car and killed.

She was a rescue that I brought home ten years ago. She would have been 12 years old in three weeks. Lexie could be silly, funny, goofy, smart, happy, sad. With a heart of gold and loyalty to each of her family members. She loved everybody.

A nightmare for us. Our Lexie, with her "lashing tail of death" and her love of stuffed toys, treats and "hunting wabbits" in the backyard. Over the Rainbow Bridge.

Our hearts are breaking.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I Thought of You

Through the trials, tribulations and pain of the last few months, I have thought of you. A feeling of "disconnect" with the friends and followers of the blog-o-sphere is never far. Losing touch by not being able to read the regular postings of all the good people that I follow is a little cloud hanging over my laptop.

But I have thought of you. Often. Each one who has left a meaningful comment on my erratic, worrying posts has impacted my day with support, love, caring, warm feelings.

And I have thought of you as I came home late from the hospital wanting to connect with the blogs, but just too tired or sad or defeated to try. A painful time for our family.

I have thought of you as healing has finally started to occur and I know that you cheer for us and send on more good wishes.

I have thought of you as I begin to feel I can actually start blogging again, and reading blogs, and enjoying the connection with you.

Please accept my most sincere thanks for all your concern.

Because I have thought of you every day.

Friday, May 17, 2013

At Home, Again

It is so good to have my husband back home. He spent two and a half weeks in the hospital this time. Now he is enjoying his own bed, his own things, the quiet and peace of being back in the fold of his family.

There has been improvement. There have been discussions with doctors. We have a plan for his continued recovery, and plans for later, after he is recovered which I am sure some of you will guess at and approve of, but I won't discuss now.

My goal right now is to help him heal, build up his strength, get him to put back some of the 30 plus pounds he lost. He is eating a lot better now by the way, though still very small amounts. He is facing a reconstruction surgery in a few months to reconnect a section of the bowel, but we are not even going to think about that at this time.

So many great comments, support, encouragement, emails, advice and good ideas from you wonderful people. Every comment was read and appreciated. Thank you so much for the love and caring!

Sunnier days ahead!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


 This is the truth of the situation.

12 days now in the hospital for the second time. In some things, improvement, and others, not so much. Very frustrating for the patient and his wife. At what point do we throw our hands up and say, "enough!"  We actually have already passed that point a ways back, but to no avail. We are not satisfied with answers we are getting, and it is disheartening, to say the least, to not have confidence in the surgeon.

Things have definitely been mishandled, misdirected or unattended to. Second opinions and possibly third being sought. He should not be suffering like this after almost 8 weeks.

I just want to get him well and strong and back to himself, back to me.

I am angry, sad and pained by his pain. This has truly turned into a very bad dream.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day!!

 Time to get jiggy with it!!