Monday, April 3, 2017

No April Fool's Joke

It is only the third of April and I already feel like I'm behind the eight ball.  The last few days have been rough.

Saturday morning, we went to the Urgent Care in the next county.  I don't even think there is one in my county.  I was pretty sick.  I'm still not sure what it was/is.  The doctor prescribed an antibiotic because he thought I needed one and hopefully I am on the mend.

Saturday late afternoon, Little Bear decided that she could fly. Well, she was wrong.  Outside, she jumped up onto a few different things and then onto brick wall and took a flying leap off.  The wall was about 5 1/2 feet off the ground.  She did land on her feet but started limping a tiny bit later that evening.

Sunday morning, she was not able to put her front left paw down at all so off we went to the one Animal Hospital that was open on Sunday (two counties away).  Little Bear was given some pain medication and had x-rays taken.  The doctor said that she didn't break or fracture her legs (thank God!) but she either has soft tissue damage and/or slipped a disc in her back.  Time will tell how much damage was caused from her fall.  We were sent home (after 4 hours) with three medications for her: a pain medication, a muscle relaxant, and an anti-inflammatory medication.

She is a little out of it on all her medications.  I have to write them all down each time I give them to her so I don't forget and accidentally give her the wrong one at the wrong time.  We are supposed to keep her calm and no jumping or running.  Like that is going to happen.  She lives to jump and run.  We've blocked all the furniture again like we did when she had her surgery and have so far kept her as calm as possible.

I'm still not feeling very well.  I was supposed to rest and drink plenty of clear fluids and take my antibiotic.  Being at the animal hospital so long kind of messed that up but I'm doing my best.

And for some reason, my crochet surprise project is a disaster.  I have been working on it but have ended up taking it apart and starting over (at least 4 times).  I'm wondering if the pattern is wrong.  I'm not going to have it done for the shower by Saturday.  I was getting very frustrated and discouraged with it so I've decided just put it aside for now.

So far, April has been no joke.  I remember that God's mercies have no end and they are new every morning.

18 comments:

  1. Oh how terrible to have all these horrible happen to you. It's awful when everything seems to go wrong. I imagine it would be impossible to keep Little Bear quiet....I hope his paw is better soon. Also I hope you are beginning to feel better soon, Gina. How frustrating your crochet project will not be ready for the shower this weekend. Sending you an armful of hugs and happy thoughts. Xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind encouraging words, Kim. She does seem to be feeling better today but it may be all the medications. I am sure I will be on the mend as long as I go slowly. It's ok the project won't be ready. I have baby things I've purchased for the shower. The surprise will just be ready later.

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  2. Dearest Gina,
    I am so sorry for all your troubles!
    May the coming days bring peace to your heart, and rest to your home!

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    1. Thank you, Billie Jo. From your mouth to God's ears!

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  3. Oh those days when everything seems to be going wrong are so hard to deal with aren't they? I heard a pastor tell that he asked a parishioner what his favorite Bible verse was and the man replied, " Any verse that starts with And it came to pass". The man said it reminded him that hard times will pass. I like that thought and I try to remember it, I hope it encourages you today Gina.

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    1. Thank you, Arlene. That little story did encourage me. I know that God never gives us more than we can handle. xo

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  4. Gina, Things will get better. Sending a prayer up for you and your fur baby. Rest.

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    1. Linda, thank you. I truly appreciate your prayers. ♥

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  5. Oh no, when it rains it pours doesn't it. I hope the doctor was right in giving you the antibiotics and that you can get the rest and fluids you need. Poor little bear, it is fun keeping them calm isn't it, when our dachshund was told to keep very calm I got one of those wire cages that is probably for a huge dog, but I wanted her to have some room to move around and we put it up in our living room so she could be with us and see us and it surely helped her to stay calm and her back healed right up, I was too worried that I would forget to cover furniture ect. and didn't have to keep a constant eye on her that way, she healed perfectly, wishing the same for your furbaby.

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    1. Thank you, Connie. I'm glad that your little dachshund rested and mended well. Poor little thing. I don't know if a crate would work for Little Bear. She always has to be where I am even when I use the restroom.

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  6. I'm so sorry to read about the rough start to April. Hopefully, both you and Little Bear are on the mend and the sunny days will return.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie. I am sure that time will heal both of us.

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  7. Oh my, my friend...you have been having quite the month. You must feel as though you've lived all of the month of April in three days! I am so sorry that you've been so ill ...and poor Little Bear. I'm so sorry that she has had a rough few days also. I hope your husband remains well and that you and Little Bear get to feeling better soon. xo Dianna

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    1. Dianna, thank you. It does feel like these last few days have been weeks. My husband is well and Little Bear and I are resting comfortably. xo

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  8. Oh my goodness, Gina - so sorry to hear that you and Little Bear are having such a hard time! I am sorry that I didn't see this sooner. I hope that you both are feeling better now, and no more running and jumping for either of you! Sending healing prayers and hugs xo Karen

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    1. Karen, thank you so much for your kinds words and your prayers (and hugs!). I think the antibiotics are doing the trick for me and Little Bear will be on all her medicine 10 days. No running for me but she is doing a little running when she hears the postman outside.

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  9. I'm so sorry that you and Little Bear have bot been feeling well, Gina. Hopefully by now, the antibiotic has helped you. Poor Little Bear and her flying accident! I hope you'll feel better for the baby shower. I'm sending healing hugs, love and prayers for both of you.

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    1. Thank you, Kitty. Your hugs, love, and prayers are much appreciated and I know they are making a difference. I'm going to the shower, Lord willing! I'm in charge of the cake! ♥

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter