It never seems to end around here.. ya know.. the stuff that stops life, makes laundry pile up and just gets your mind all wonky? Our poor Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde, our pair of miniature pinschers) is just not doing too well lately. For months we have been struggling with what the vet told us might be 'partial colon-rectal paralysis' possibly caused by a fall she took when she was younger. Ya, you can probably guess, it was not too pretty. But that wasn't too bad to deal with until she started to bleed and yelp in pain whenever she went to the potty. :( Finally after many vet visits and some tests that should have been done months ago, we now know she has some type of colon disease. IBS, or something that is making the walls of her colon seep blood. Ya.. yuck!! Mind you it's even worse to clean up than it sounds.. BUT hopefully once the labs come back they can tell what kind of problem it is, so we can treat it.. today has been a pretty good day for her. She was finally able to eat food again (she hadn't been able to eat for over 48 hours) and slept quite content for hours. The bleeding has appeared to stop for now. All good things.
It is astounding how quickly life can get turned upside down and exhaustion can set in. Meetings, spring training, trips to the vet, town voting (my husband was on the local ballot) it all gets to be a bit much! And trying to keep things light and perky here, well, sometimes I can't! :) Tomorrow AM I go in for minor surgery, (not a big deal) soooo.. I was going to give you a list of my favorite morning blog reads, and some other tidbits but I just don't have it in me.. I'm trying to get some dinners in the fridge, the laundry caught up, the house back to some normal level of tidy and clean before I am laid up for a few days and it all goes to hell again.
When things get overwhelming, I visit Stephanie, from the Nie Nie Dialogues. Nothing will put your blessings back into your heart faster than a quick imaginary jaunt in her shoes. Even for a few moments.. her courage, determination and honesty about her situation just make me realize I need to shut up, stop whining and move on.
So I'll be gone this weekend, but I'll be keeping it all in perspective and enjoying this very crazy ride I'm on.
Pink undies and all!