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Friday, September 05, 2008

I sure could use some good news.

Updates:

Doug is the same. Mom & I have almost talked him into a 2nd opinion @ the hosp for special surgery in NY. We just don't really trust his (dad's) ortho and would like to hear about it from someone else. He'll have another MRI scheduled in a few weeks to determine if surgery is needed.

McKenna - all results from bloodwork came back perfect except for a "questionable" but "nothing to worry about" value under Lime. Anyone know anything about it? I'm going to call in to the doc to ask more ques. This "questionable" value was 41. That's all I know. Her ortho appt is Wednesday, both 2-year recheck of her hips from her baby dysplasia and for him to look over this injury, the two apparently unrelated. She's limping a lot less, mostly in pain only at night.

Toby, the dog - things don't look good. His hematocrit (sp) levels came back today very low, both indicative that he's not producing new red blood cells/platelets and that this is most likely bone marrow cancer. After his significant dive in health last weekend, he got better but has planed since. He's just so not himself. Doc is giving him till Tues., another 5 days on this course of meds and vitamins to see if his anemia #s come up. If they do, we'll keep going. If they don't, he recommends euthanizing. Nothing looks promising. His 3rd birthday is tomorrow, the 6th. He's on antibiotics (3 pills), prednizone (6 pills), iron supplement (3 tsp/day) and vitamins (3/day).

Life is going on, but I sure could use some good news.
Got this quote today via email:

September 05, 2008
Quote of the Day
"I have always believed that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value."
– Hermann Hesse

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Im so sorry to hear about this Linds, it brought tears to my eyes when I read that Toby is so sick.

I will pray that everybody gets a clean bill of health.

Sherry - It's A Scrapper's Life! said...

Hi Lindsey...sorry to hear that you are going through such a rough time... you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope everyone is feeling better soon and you get some good news. Your beliefs and strength will get you through this. Hugs to you...
Sherry

Nicole said...

oh no :( I hope things get better for you and your family!

Amy W. said...

Lindsey, so sorry to hear of your all your bad news lately. :( i don't know what to say other than...

i hope your puppy is comfortable in his time remaining with you all. i remember when you got him.

2nd opinions are always good and never hurt. i hope he follows through with the idea.

hoping your little girl heals soon.

{hugs to you all}