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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mommy's Got the Blues

I heard the saying from humes, “When it rains, it pours.” I guess they are not always talking about the wet stuff that comes down outside.

Mommy has been having a real tough few weeks. She hasn’t felt like blogging even though she truly enjoys it & taking lots of pictures of us. Two weeks ago her boss told her that she will have to go on part-time in just a few short weeks. Project money is running out. She has been with her boss for 6 years. No one saw this coming wif her position as assistant to her boss. Her boss started out with the sentence “I have been meaning to tell you . . .” - LIKE YEAH, A FEW MONTHS AGO WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER SO SHE COULD FIND A JOB WAY BEFORE HER SURGERY DATE!! This coming up along with her being scared about her surgery, her blood pressure went sky high. Her doctor put her on some meds for her pressure. Last Thursday, Juneau and I wondered why mommy & daddy were late coming home from work & was late for our dinner time. Well, we found out later that mommy had a reaction from the medicine & couldn’t drive home. Daddy took her to the hospital. I heard him tell our 2-legged brother, Josh, that she had a kitty-scan, chest x-ray, EK-sumthing, & lots of blood (Ouch!) for tests. The doctors wanted to rule out heart attack or stroke. Well, we were very glad that daddy brought mommy home that night, but she was very tired! It turned out that all the tests came back normal & the doctors decided that it had to be the new medicine. They told her to stop taking it.

To top it off daddy’s horse, Cutter, went very lame. After one of the vets trying to take x-rays of his front legs 2 days in a row that didn’t turn out, they met the ‘head’ vet at our nearby racetrack to do digital x-rays on the big guy. We were all so worried that Cutter wouldn’t be coming home wif them! He is 17 years old & he is in the early stages of having navicular. This is like arthritis in horses. Quarter Horses are more prone to get this. The vet put him on strong dose of bute (which is like horsey motrin) & he will be getting special shoes on his front legs (the farrier just called & Cutter now has his new shoes on which will help his recovery). After 10 days of stall rest, daddy should be able to start to ride him again. On the day that they took Cutter to see the vet, mommy saw her doctor to get her blood pressure evaluation. In spite of what has been going on, her pressure is back to normal.

She has calmed down a lot. She has Juneau & me to keep her occupied at home. Juneau is getting soooo big, he leaped up & landed in her lap in the chair. I jumped up on the side & we all gave each other squeezes. Mommy started to laugh & hug & kiss us. She has an interview for a new job lined up & another phone interview. She also has an appointment to see her surgeon on 9/20. His assistant told her that she would not be wired tightly shut & she will be able to talk (not eat though) & she will be able to go back to work in the time before the next surgery. She is a little nervous having to go through the job interview process again, especially so close to her surgery date. Every-puppy & friends, please keep your fingers crossed for her!

If Amber reads this, keep those jokes a-coming - they make her laugh!!


The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Cosmos' mommey, we all hope you are feeling better and will send lots of Husky Hugs to you and happy thoughts.


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Awww, we feel really sad for your mommy. Tell her we are keeping our paws crossed for her and Cutter. (Even Wilbur is crossing his paws!)

We are also glad that your mommy has you to keep her company. Our mom says that no one can be sad for long with huskies to cheer them up, so hopefully that will be true for your mom and dad.

Steve and Kat

cyber-sibes said...

Wooos, sometimes it seems like its just one thing after another! But my hu-mom always says "This too shall pass", and she must be right cause we're still here!
We will send good vibe wooos and keep all paws crossed that everything turns out ok for everyone in your house...and barn!

Wooos, Star
and Jack A-roo

The Daily Echo said...

Woo. Your Mom really is having some bad days and we're sad for her. You'll have to be extra good and do goofy things to make her laugh. Like our Mom often says - life sucks sometimes. But we know it'll get better soon.
P.S. One of the horses our girl rides takes Bute. It's good stuff Mom says.

Holly said...

Oh Cosi, I am so sorry about your mom! I sure hope she can find a new job very soon! We will keep her in our prayers!

Be sure you all give her plenty of hugs and snuggles.


Kapp pack said...

Awww.....keep giving your mommy those kisses. Paws and fingers crossed here for your mommy's interview!

-Kelsey Ann

Bama said...

We've all still got our paws crossed too, all those crossed husky paws are some powerful stuff, so tell your mommy to keep her "muzzle" up. Our mommy's favorite saying is "good things happen to good people" so we know your mom will find an even better new job, and they'll be so happy to have her that they won't even care about her surgery. In the meantime, keep making her laugh, it's good for her health.
Give cutter muzzle licks for us, we know he'll be feeling better soon, too.
Juneau, you're so cute, wink wink,
Bama & the RHP

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh, we are gonna send tons of good thoughts to your mommy! I am so sorry that you have all of this going on in your lives right now. I wish I had a magic wand to wave it all away. Hang in there and give your mommy LOTS of kisses,
Sitka and Tia