Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Lot Has Happened...

A lot has happened since I last wrote...
My father went to heaven.
He had a terrible fall that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Because of where the damage was to his spinal cord
it affected his breathing. 
He was given 72 hours to live.
It was horrible to see my father so helpless.
He has always been the rock of our family.
His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
gathered around him.
He died July 19th - the day after my birthday.
It was a wonderful birthday.
I got to wake in the hospital beside by father.
My family was all together.
We ate strawberry birthday cake and ice cream,
because that was his favorite.
My sister and I had grilled pork chops
for my birthday dinner,
because it was his favorite.
I miss my Daddy.
My dog, Liberty, got diagnosed with heart worms.
It's my fault.
I didn't give her the monthly heartworm medicine.
I feel horrible for letting her get sick.
We are doing the heart worm treatment.
Poor Liberty.
She has to be confined to a kennel.
She can only go outside on a leash to pee and poop.
She's such a trooper.
She has been great.
Mommy has been a mess!
I had to go to the ER on Wednesday night.
Awful pain in my left side.
After a CAT scan, EKG, and ultrasound
they determined I wasn't going to die there.
Sent me home with meds.
Good pain meds.
Went to my doctor the next day.
He is now treating me for diverticulitis.
I will see my colorectal doctor on Monday
for more test.
This isn't fun.
I'm now choking down a tall, cool glass
of magnesium citrate.
We all know what that will do---hopefully!
Being sick sucks!
But all in all ---
Life is good!


  1. Oh my goodness - such a sad series of happenings. I have my fingers crossed for you and your dog and I am so sad for your dad. Big hugs xx

  2. So sorry to hear about your father, what a lucky man to have such a grand family to spend his last hours with. Hope you and your dog are feeling better soon.

  3. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I hope all goes well for you and Liberty, that you'll both be well soon.

  4. So sorry about your father...can't imagine how difficult the last months have been for you.

    Hugs, and hope you get some good results soon...

  5. My heart goes out to you, hon. Bless you.

  6. Denise ... you are loved, and I send to you every happy thought your heart can hold... God Bless you!

  7. So sorry for the loss of your father and that you've been so ill. I figured something was going on because there hadn't been any new posts for quite awhile. Take good care of yourself and of Liberty!