Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sophie again

Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes for our Sophie. She's still at the vet. Saturday we were about thisclose to sending her to the Bridge, but the vets had a phone consultation and decided to try some new drugs and they seem to be working. She went from vomiting about every 2-3 minutes to only vomiting 3 times between last night and about 6 p.m. tonight. The fact that she still vomiting at all is a concern of course, but we're trying to do everything we can and give her as much of a chance as we can. She a tough little thing and fighting like crazy. The biopsy results came back Saturday and didn't show any cancer! That was good news! The inflammation is from a bacterial infection and we just can't figure out where she picked the bug up. She's not the garbage eater, that would be Ruger; and she's not a poop eater, that would be Ben (I know, gross and absolutely TMI), but those are the first 2 things they look at for a bacterial infection. I can't absolutely say she's never done either one of those things, but those just aren't her habits. I just want the poor little thing to get better! She's lost almost 2 pounds, and when you only weigh 10 to begin with, that's a lot of weight!

We tried to get her to eat tonight, but she wasn't having any of that stuff. She did drink some water, but vomited it up about 10 minutes later. Her poor little legs have got to be sore from having an IV for the past 7 days. The vet says she's a tough little girl, and she is, just praying she gets better soon!

As far as other stuff - as if there was other stuff....

We were in a winter storm watch last night and this morning, but they canceled it and we havn't had so much as a snowflake! Bummer! I was really looking forward to about 5" of snow, they said we'd have at least an inch, but so far nothing, nada, zip, zilch. I hope we have some for Christmas at least, it's so much more Christmas-y when there's snow. Although you'd never tell it was almost Christmas my looking at my house. No tree, no decorations up...

I have to go up to the hospital on Wednesday for our December meeting and Christmas party. The hospital is actually springing for lunch, beef tips, mashed potatoes, Ceasar salad... Sounds good. I'm not really in the mood for a party though. We'll see how tomorrow goes.

Friday Steve has to go back to his doctor for another scope and possible biopsy - if there's new tumor growth. I bet there's nothing and he'll have a clean bill of health, but any prayers would be appreciated, just in case. He hasn't had any symptoms or anything, so I think he'll be fine.

Meg is having finals this week - I'm glad it's her and not me, but I'm praying she'll do good! Keep that scholarship money coming in! She has to take a test in order to student teach, so I think she'll have to be doing that after the first of the year. In January she might have the opportunity to teach at Iowa School for the Deaf for 3 weeks or so, keeping our fingers crossed that she gets that! She'd love it and I think it would be a great experience for her!

Matt has started his architecture classes - I think he'll really like them, it something that's interested him for a long time. Go Matt!

Any good thoughts or prayers you could send on behalf of our nephew, Mike, and his family would be appreciated. They just had a new baby girl the Friday after Thanksgiving (which is good - great!), but they got a letter last week telling them the house they've been renting for the past year has been foreclosed on and they have until January 2 to vacate the premises (which is bad). I hope they can find something nice, in their price range, bit enough for their little (!) Mike said the owner of the house hasn't made a payment since either June or July. Too bad Mike and Amy were paying the rent - I'm sure they could have used that $1,100 a month! Oh well, you juts have to roll with life gives you I guess. I'm just hoping it's not too hard to find a place. I have absolutely no idea what the housing market is like in Menphis.

I guess that's about it for now - my back is absolutely killing me, so I'm going to bed. Have a good one everybody!

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