Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been ages since I did a Sunday post but I think I’m going to try to get back into doing them. I have the very bad habit of doing updates on Facebook but not posting on the blog about Sammy and I know not everyone is on Facebook. So I thought I’d update everyone on him and me and life…
Sweet Sam – well he wasn’t doing too well so I had him to the vet a week or so ago and we changed up his food and meds. Now he gets spaghetti and chicken which he loves. He never has liked rice much so I knew he wouldn’t keep up an appetite on that. He’s been doing really well on it only being sick once but then yesterday he wasn’t feeling well all day again and wouldn’t eat or drink until finally at supper. I know there is a period of time that it takes to see if the different food will settle his tummy out so maybe he’s just had a few off days. I pray over the next few weeks to see more good days than bad like he had yesterday. Those days really tear at my heart. The vet said it takes about 3 months for their systems to settle and to see an improvement in the liver so we have till the end of March for that. If in the next few weeks he isn’t doing better then it’ll be an ultrasound and likely surgery to do a biopsy and I really don’t want to put Sam through that. Those who have been praying please keep up those prayers!
As for me I’ve finally been able to get into books again although mostly only audiobooks. If it’s not an audio I let my Kindle read to me. I don’t know why but my concentration to actually read a book has been horrible. I’ve been listening to quite a few great audios though which are awesome for taking your mind off the more serious things in life for just a little while. I just started listening to While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell and it is already promising to be a very good book. I just finished some great Highland Romances by Eliza Knight and those reviews will be up this week so I hope you’ll pop in to check those out. Oh, wish me luck – I have to have a blood pressure holster test for 24 hrs this week. My stupid blood pressure has been sky high. NOT HAPPY about that!
Ok, the moment you’ve all been waiting for … pictures of Sammy … Enjoy!
So what has everyone been up to this weekend? Reading and relaxing or something more exciting? I hope you all have a great week!
For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook I thought I should post what’s been happening in my world lately as I’ve been pretty absent from the blog for the past few weeks. My Sammy hasn’t been feeling his best so I took him in to the vet and after some extensive blood work we find out that he has something wrong with his liver as it is showing as injured. For now the vet has him on antibiotics and a few other medicines in addition to a bland diet hoping we can get his tummy calmed down and in turn calm the liver down.
All of my readers know that having just lost Buddy a few years ago this is especially hard. So many bad memories have come rushing back and I want so bad to understand why this has to happen to Sammy too. I am trying hard to stay positive because it’s better for Sammy but I’m such an emotional person that it’s hard not to just sit in tears. He’s the sweetest dog with such a big heart and he sure doesn’t deserve to be sick. I’m praying that after the next set of tests we will see his liver enzymes down and hopefully it can be a matter of being on meds for his life. I’m ok with that as long as I have him.
I’m not sure how much I’ll be around the blog for the next bit anyway. My concentration level is nil and I’m even having issues with audiobooks but maybe once I calm down a bit again I can once again turn to reading for some comfort.
So for those of you who pray I would appreciate it if you can keep my Sammy in your prayers.
Happy Monday to all! I think it’s a holiday in the US as well as Canada so I hope everyone is enjoying a day off. The above picture was taken in British Columbia by my dad. What I wouldn’t give to be in my car heading towards those mountains right now! Well I managed to screw up my calendar and what I thought I was supposed to post today is actually posting next week so I thought instead I’d post some pictures of Sam since I haven’t in ages. Things here have been hectic with dad having more heart surgery and then not feeling the best and I’m having some health issues of my own. Yet I can always count on Sam to cheer me up. Enjoy…
Sammy on his 3rd Birthday!
A rabbit just relaxing right out our front door on the lawn. Thankfully it’s still brown so winter isn’t around the corner yet.
After barking at above rabbit at the top of his lungs Sam retreated to the couch to continue barking at rabbit who couldn’t care less.
Since things have been stressful I’ve had my knitting needles out. I just finished a hat and now I’m trying my hand at mittens.
Ok mommy, enough pictures! It’s time to play sockie again!
I’m going to try really hard to visit all my blogging buddies this week! I miss all of you. Hope everyone has a good week!
Well another week gone by in a flash! It’s going to be March in no time and that means spring and I can’t wait to see all this snow gone. I can’t complain this week because for us it’s been pretty nice weather or what we consider nice anyway. What has everyone been up to this weekend? I tackled my laundry and got the bed changed. I have lots of reading to catch up on so that’s what my focus has been – or would be if I didn’t get distracted so easily. Lol.
What’s everyone reading? I’m finishing up Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent for review tomorrow. I’m enjoying it – it’s a book with a unique twist kind of – well something different anyway and I’ll tell you about that tomorrow. Also up for reading is Sapphire Sun by Suzi Davis as well as a guest post this week and finally The Girl’s Guide to Love and Supper Clubs by Dana Bate which is coming up for review on Saturday. So as you can see a busy reading week so I’d better quit getting distracted right!
Poor little Sammy had his shots this past week and I had to leave him at the vets for the day because last year he had a bad reaction. It broke my heart to leave him there and it was just a horrible day without him in the house. I know I have bad memories of leaving Buddy there and I’m not sure if that will ever go away so that I can separate the two and not cry my eyes out. Anyhow he didn’t have a reaction this year thankfully but this will probably be something we have to do every year just in case. Yesterday though he didn’t seem to feel himself so we’ll see how he is today – hopefully much better. I do have a few photos for you so enjoy your Sammy fix…
Awwww, this is all I felt like doing after my shots. I scratched myself up a pillow and went to sleep…
By Saturday though I was feeling much more like myself and thought I’d try climbing this snowbank to get to the lady walking down the street. It didn’t work so well though…
I know I’m the cutest ever with my big furry coat but I’ve heard talk of a haircut coming soon. Yikes! I’ll have to find somewhere good to hide…
Maybe I’ll just hang out under this table and stay there! Just maybe if I’m lucky she won’t find me…
That’s all for this week folks. I hope you’re all having a great weekend and that your week ahead is a good one!