Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saucie is scheduled for a C-Section!

I took my very pregnant little Saucie to the vet today to discuss options with her new vet and get an x-ray to find out how many puppies she would be having. I have been feeling what I thought to be two puppies for the last week or so and was anxious to find out exactly how many puppies there were. Well, the vet came back after taking the x-ray and said that I needed to come back and see the picture myself. It was unbelievable, it was one, yes ONE BIG puppy that completely filled her from end to end!! You could see its head and you could see Saucie's pelvic bones and you knew that a scheduled C-Section would be the method of delivery for Saucie!!
I'm disappointed that I won't have a "litter" of puppies but excited that soon there will be a puppy in the house. Of course a c-Section will mean some bottle feeding and taking care of mom for a day or so but I'm excited and can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl and what color it is. LOL, it is kind of like having a baby .... anticipation.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Kelsey Jean

I just came back from saying goodbye to a little girl that was gifted to our family for the last 22 years. Kelsey Jean, my little niece that came into this world to teach our family about LOVE was peacefully allowed to go home with Jesus this evening after a very quick progression of an illness. We were all blessed with her presence and are celebrating that she is now dancing in heaven , happy and perfect, our little Kelsey.

I can't say goodbye to Kelsey without also paying tribute to my sister and her husband who took care of and loved this little girl for 22 years. It wasn't easy but their devotion and love for her was endless. They made decisions for Kelsey that they knew were right and stuck to them . We all learned a lot from Kelsey, and even though she was never able to talk Kelsey could light up a whole room with her little smile.

I love you Kelsey, I know you are so happy to be with Jesus

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Minimally Invasive???? 7 inch SCAR!

Well, I survived the total knee replacement and if I'm able, I will place the picture of my knee at the bottom of the page so it won't just be staring at you when you open my blog but I'm not always able to position my pictures where I want. In any case it has been one week and one day since my surgery and I am doing great!! I am so amazed at the lack of pain, I keep telling people it is more like "discomfort" due to the swelling but it isn't like surgical pain. I have a home Physical Therapist and am already getting around without a walker or a cane, can stand on the new knee one legged and am bending more each day. My therapist says she's never had a patient with this much movement and this much tolerance for pain before but she also agree it has something to do with having a very good surgeon. It is such a relief that the surgery is over and I am well on the road to recovery. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes.

This picture of my knee at a funny angle but the incision is seven inches long, there is some purple ink visible from measurements also. Hmmmm.... when they said minimally invasive I was hoping for a 3-4 inch scar.