Tuesday, February 17, 2009


There are times that I believe that the drama in my life will never end. I certainly don't. It's like there is this very dark cloud floating over my family.

Yesterday was another example. House had his surgery for the neurostimulator to be put in his spine. The surgery was scheduled to last 3-4 hours. At 4pm, 5 hours had passed and I was beginning to worry. The placement took much longer than expected. We will not know for a week how well it will work. The back pain from the surgery needs to resolve and then the stimulator will be set up for pain control.

During the 5 hours that I was waiting, I called my MIL to check how she was doing at home now that she is on oxygen. She was doing fine but her dog and best friend,Scooter, had a seizure. This had never happened before. He had more seizures as the day went along.

I got House home from the hospital and settled in. As we were falling off to sleep around midnight, the phone rang and Scooter was much worse. I threw on some clothes and drove down to my MIL's house which was about 20 minutes away.

When I walked in the house, I took one look at Scooter and knew it was bad. I told my MIL to go lay down she looked exhausted. I layed with Scooter all night and he passed away at 5am. Words cannot describe all the feelings. There have been alot of tears today.

Sometimes you have got to reach the bottom before you can rise to the top.

Just Waddling...................


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm soooo sorry. This is a lot for one family to have happening all at once.

IronSnoopy said...

Hey -- it will get better. Maybe you're just getting it all out of the way now.

I'm sorry to hear about Scooter. Didn't you save him from a shelter? Regardless, think of the good life he had while living with you and then your MIL.

I hope House finally has some relief.

Fe-lady said...

So sorry to hear about your latest challenges....
Poor Scooter. I am sure he passed away as a happy and loved pup.
Make sure you find some "me" time this week...

Formulaic said...

WOW! That is some serious drama.

I am so sorry for you and your MIL loss.

I hope that House finds some pain free minutes soon.

Please take care of yourself during this period. These are hard times.

Remember how your MIL looked exhausted? Make sure you take some 'me' time.

Take care

Mary Sunshine said...


I don't know what to say. I know that Scooter had the best time of his life being with you and your family.
You and your loved ones will come out of these clouds stronger than before... Will pray for you and dedicate tonights workout to you and your family.




My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray things work out for House. So sorry to hear about Scooter. I know what it's like to lose a beloved pet.

We should talk some time about gymnastics. Peanut is only a 1st year level six. I'm very impressed to hear about your daughter. Is she still competing?

TRISHARKIE (AKA Ronda) said...

My heart goes out to you and your family, the difficulties never seem to stop coming. I pray that House will finally start feeling better again. You're a strong woman; hang in there my friend!

amybee said...

Wow, oh wow.

Way too much stuff going on all at once and I'm so sorry to hear about Scooter.

Hang in there

Calyx Meredith said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish there were a way to put up a shield and say, "Enough already!"

ShirleyPerly said...

So sorry to hear about Scooter. Very hard to lose a family pet with all else that has been going on. Hope things settle down for you and your family soon.

Duane said...

So sorry!

Vickie said...

How very sad. And strange, because that's how my cat went too.