It's been a most worrying time. Our dear little dog Rosie suddenly took ill with what we now know was a gastric infection caused by bone fragments in her gut after she had chewed a bone. It all happened so quick and by the time we realised how ill she was and got her to the vets she was practically comatose. The vet said that she was starting to die. I couldn't believe it was happening. They quickly put her on a drip and antibiotics and she had to stay overnight but she rallied and has just come home this evening although she is very weak and needs constant supervision and nursing. I will be forever grateful for the care she was given without which I know she would not have survived.
When you get a dog (or cat) you don't realise at first how important a family member they can become. Rosie is our constant companion and sometimes seems to be more human than canine.
Anyway she is now home and hopefully with time will be back to her old self again soon.
I had hoped 2009 would be a better year but it certainly hasn't started that way. I also got a call from the hospital to say that they want to delay my ileostomy reversal operation because they want to do a scan after my final chemo session next week - probably in about 4 weeks time. Then it will be a few more weeks before they can operate. This is so they can check whether there is any sign of residual cancer - this is something I don't want to even think about!
Felt quite despondent about this although I know they are doing it for my own good but I had hoped that by the end of February all the chemo and operations etc. would be over and done with. Now its being put back again and I am beginning to feel that there never will be an end.
On a more positive note I am looking forward to Sunday when I am going with Karen and Joan to a 5 hour scrapbooking (and pizza!!) session. Should be fun though I never seem to take everything I need with me (mainly because I can't make up my mind in advance exactly what I am going to do).
Also last Tuesday we took our youngest grandson Tyler on a boat trip across to Waiheke Island to meet up with two friends (ex-workmates). We had a lovely day and here are a couple of photos.
Left: Neville (hubby) and Tyler braving the wind on the back of the ferry boat.
Right: Tyler with my friend Sarah walking off lunch at Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island.
It was such a perfect day and I came home feeling invigorated as though I had just returned from holiday. Perhaps it felt like this as I haven't been anywhere very much for months.