Thursday, November 20, 2014

another day, another heartbreak

yesterday's visit left me devastated. i debated on even writing today's post but i have documented her life for almost 4 years and this is part of her life. this shot doesn't show her in a peaceful sleep like the past two posts. this one is raw and not very pretty. she did open her left eye while i was there. i hope she could see me and feel my touch and the love i have for her.


doc said she was more alert and responsive but i didn't see that while i was there. during my entire visit, she was non-stop paddling. it was heartbreaking. doc said when she gets agitated, she paddles. i hope my being there didn't upset her too much. her brain is still swollen and is putting pressure one of her eyes causing the pupil to become dilated. they are still running lots of tests, so again, all i can do is wait, and hope and pray for some good news.



thank you again for all your prayers and well wishes. the power of love and prayer is an unstoppable force. please keep it going for my little bailey. she is so small and so helpless.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

the waiting game

quite a bit has happened in the last 24 hours. i spoke with the er doc and with bailey's regular vet, dr w. after much soul searching, i decided the best care for bailey would be with dr w. i trust him and i feel much more comfortable with her in his care. she stayed the night in the er, but first thing in the morning, i took her to dr w.


during dr w's exam, bailey went into a seizure. OMG, what a horrific thing to witness. all we (hubby & i) could do was watch in horror, as doc injected her with dose after dose of medications and fluids. after what seemed like an eternity, she came out of it. when she was stabilized from the seizure, she was admitted to his icu.

doc called us last night to update us on her condition. she does have motor skills, so she's not paralyzed and she can make eye contact, so she's not blind. so dr w's main concern is her skull fracture, which is quite bad and the swelling in her brain. the cracked vertebra is on the back burner for now. the brain is more important. he said she was drinking sugar water and she was more alert. this tells him the medication might be helping to reduce the swelling in her brain, however her legs are still uncoordinated. she's still in critical condition but at least she's stable.

i can't believe the outpouring of love and support that we have received from y'all. i want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you. it means the world to me.

beautiful surprise from chewy.com

as i write this, i am trying to sound calm, cool and collected, but i have tears streaming down my face and i am wrapped in bailey's blanket so i can feel her near me. it's terrible to wake up and not have her snuggled up at my face or laying across my neck. i don't know how long she's going to be away or even if she'll ever come back to me. all i can do is wait, hope and pray.

if you missed yesterday's post, you can find it here.


thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

in the blink of an eye

it's amazing how things can change in the blink of an eye. one moment everything is fine, everyone is happy and smiling and the next moment you are rushing to the emergency hospital in a panic.

bailey had a terrible fall onto our tile floor. she was unresponsive and in some sort of frozen state, so we rushed her to the emergency hospital.

sitting in the exam room, waiting for the doctor to come back with news, is the worst! first pair of x-rays didn't show anything but later when she was sedated, they were able to take more slides and turns out she has a crack in her skull and her 1st vertebra. he also said she had two seizures caused from the swelling on her little brain.


after a few hours i went back to see her and this is how i found her. i am beside myself with worry. i don't know what the future holds for her and there's nothing i can do to help her. please keep her in your prayers. i know how powerful POTP can be. little bailey really needs all the help she can get.


until we meet again my friends, please keep bailey in your prayers-

Monday, November 17, 2014

practice makes (nearly) perfect

it has been a while since bailey's been in her stroller. like 2 years! we haven't needed it. but yesterday we wanted to go to an antique faire ... where dogs are not allowed ... unless they are contained. ok, so we have to reteach her what the stroller is and what we expect of her.

"can i come out now?"

saturday we took her to the bike path we have near our home. she was pretty good and only whined a little. we kept telling her that is where she needed to be and we kept walking.

"how 'bout now?"

the practice on saturday paid off because yesterday she was nearly perfect. i was afraid she would go into hysterics and cause a scene. thankfully that did not happen. she whined a little and she scratched a little but all in all she was pretty good. yay!

"ok, i've been in here for like 87 hours!"

after we left the faire, we headed to jack in the box to get her favorite meal - a breakfast jack, no cheese. actually we only give her the egg. we give the bread to the birds and the ham goes into hubby's sandwich. BOL


thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, November 14, 2014

time to pull out the winter wardrobe

what happened to fall? it feels like we just jumped right into winter!


until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, November 13, 2014

hancock fabrics

a new hancock fabrics just opened in our neighborhood, so the other day we went to check it out. it was smaller than i expected it to be but they did have the rolled hem pressure foot i went for, and it was on sale, so that was a win win!

"these are purdy."


thanks to ruckus the eskie, love is being owned by a huskie & barking from the bayou for hosting thoughtless thursday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, November 12, 2014