Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Thursday, December 09, 2010

In lieu of a real post

  • The dog is fine. Our vet, with almost 40 years of experience, had never seen the type of thing she had grow on an internal organ.  Apparently she and I have more in common than I thought: crazy issues. The tumor was so big that she is visibly smaller.  The vet offered to show my mom; she declined.  I'd have looked, of course.  But it was just a fatty growth and she is fine and recovering well.  I had to go to my mom's house and use therapy skills to do a sheet lift to get her out of the car, but once she was out she's been walking around and doing well.  She was a bit miffed at my mom yesterday and when I got there she was so happy to see me.  I was so proud of her because we had to roll her onto the sheet and then I lifted her front until it was out then had my mom hold that when I lifted her rear and she stayed calm and let us.  Usually she's a neurotic mess.
  • I am very tired.  I actually slept until nearly when I should have been at work this morning.It worked out, but so embarrassing.
  • The breathing med may be helping a tiny bit.  By tiny I mean TINY but it is something.
  • I have decided that steroids may be the last resort and I've begged to avoid them, but based on whatever I work out about them with Dr. Brain I am ready to do that if this fails.  I can't keep going like this and at least if I got through some sedated steroids I'll get some drugged rest.  I can't function this tired.
  • My tiny little baby niece has hit the 95% for weight and head size.  She's a round little thing.  I saw new pictures today and she is so cute.
  • Today marks 10 years that I have officially been an occupational therapist.
A real post sometime.  When I am not so tired I want to curl up and die.


Jean Grey said...

Congradulations on 10 years as an OT! That is a really amazing accomplishment. You have so much experience as as therapist now to offer your patients.

Of course it is even more amazing given the illness that you struggle with. I hope that you can take the time to celebrate this in some way.

Michal Ann said...

I'm with Jane...and very thankful that Gracie will soon be well!

Michal Ann said...

The code word I had to type in was "stabl"...I think that's a clue that things will soon be "stable!!!"

Let me copy words from a pastor whose little daughter is in a holding pattern after months of treatment for a rare brain cancer. I find this very uplifting:

"I am not ashamed to admit that I've already got the Christmas spirit, or it has me. I love the old songs of Christmas and the deep truths conveyed in many of the lyrics. Possibly my favorite one of all time is from O Holy Night. This verse about Jesus never fails to reach out and wreck my heart, even if it's when I'm in the middle of the cereal aisle...

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother.
And in His name all oppression shall cease."