Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Punk Rock Gift Exchange!

I've been lax in posting my awesome package that I received from my punk rock gift exchange secret pal Lindsay. The package is lovely and it helped to cheer me up a bit when I am so down and depressed about my doggy (see the bottom of this post for an update).

punk rock gift exchange

Lindsay included some incredible Frog Tree Merino. It is so so so soft. I want to just squish my face in it! Then there is a skein of Scarlet Fleece Painted Merino. It's a hand-dyed yarn in the colorway "I See Red!". The colors are just so beautiful in it. I love it. There was also a cute bee tape measure, sour patch kids, and a box of sprees. The little pin that is clipped on the the Scarlet Fleece is one that my pal designed herself. It's fabulous! Finally, because my pal is just so wonderful she sent me a book off my wishlist! The book is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I had read some of Richelle's other books and I know I am going to love this book too. So as anyone can surely tell, I love my package!

punk rock gift exchange

Here's the update on my dog: he cannot have the surgery because something is wrong with his liver and his blood tests have come back all messed up. The surgeon refuses to do the surgery. The vet wants to do a liver biopsy or put him on antibiotics and some other liver pills. It's possible Bud has a low level infection that is messing up his liver and the pills would solve this problem. It's also possible that its not an infection and its something more serious. A biopsy would be $800 on top of the almost $3000 of the leg surgery. Needless to say, I cannot afford to have the biopsy and the leg surgery. So we are going to give him the antibiotics and the liver pills and hope this clears up the problem. He will be on the pain pills, antibiotics, and liver pills for awhile and then be retested. For now he is so doped up that he doesn't move much, but at least he is not in pain. The vet says the not eating is a side effect of the pain meds. I feel guilty as all hell that I cannot afford to do the best for him.


Christine said...

I am SO sorry to read about your dog. I've had two Danes in the past and won't bore you with their medical histories but know from personal experience how traumatic some of these decisions become.

I hope the medication clears up his liver infection so he can have his leg surgery...poor guy. He is VERY lucky to have such a loving and caring mom. Hang in there and just love him up...

kasiaiscarly said...

Oh my gosh, I so feel for you and your doggie. I'm hoping for the best for you.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry that your dog is going through this. That just sucks. I hope the pills help and that things improve for him. I agree with Christine, he is very lucky to have you caring for him.

DAWN said...

Bud was brought into your life for a reason. Quite possibly to just love. It may not feel like much but it really is the BEST you can do, it is by far more healing. Don't waste your time feeling guilty--you are a great comfort to him, never never doubt that.