Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ables passing

We were called this morning at 4:30 that he was beginning to have seizures but they had them controlled. About 7:45 they called to say they had resumed and were trying to alleviate them. About 9:00 they called to tell us that they were performing cpr but were not hopeful even if he did recover the chance of more seizures and his quality of life would not be good. Rachel had to make the decision to have them stop life saving procedures. We have come from seeing him. He looked peaceful and asleep. They are going to do a necroprosy (sp) on him to see is they can get any insight into what was the cause of all this and his rapid decline over 48 hours. I'm very proud of my kid. Beth is on her way home and does not know yet. I wish she had gotten some last time with him but it was not to be. Annie is missing him and doesn't understand why he is not here. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


Monday, June 16, 2008


Rachel took Abel to the Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital this morning. Last night he had a plasma transfusion at the emergency cliunic. GCVH says he has a lot going on and he is in guarded condition. He now has some neurological problems, his kidney and liver are not functioning correctly, he has fluid build up and other things wrong with him. I really don't know what is going to happen. He was in a lot of pain on the way over this morning even though they had given him something for it and they are concerned about that which also might be giving him his neurological problems. This was extremely hard on Rachel and she is in pain with him also. She walked into their office without an appointment and basically said you will see my dog. We're not telling Beth anything at this point as she is packing up and coming home tomorrow and we don't want her to drive any faster than she already does. Will keep everyone posted.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sick Puppy

If any of you know me really well you know what a big part of my life my dogs are. Able has not been well since before the first of the year and we've treated him for numerous symptoms with numerous meds. We took him to the emergency vet clinic this morning and have left him there hooked up to an IV, on morphine and other drugs. The emergency vet there is thinking myo.... gratis (can't pronounce it or spell it) or a form of distemper. Rachel is taking him to the internist tomorrow down in the Galleria without any appointment. The emergency vet is sending a fax to them that this is an emergency and needs to be seen asap. Rachel won't take no for an answer, she'll campout in the lobby if necessary. I'd bee the one going but have this institute that I'm in. However, if it wasn't Rachel's day off I'd screw the institute. Needless to say many would think I'm either stupid or crazy or both for the amount of money I have put into him. Let's just say Sunday was over 1400 and who knew what the internist will be and that doesn't count the months of vet bills before today. He is Beth's dog, but my buddy and is as much a part of this family as any of us is. I'm praying and hoping for the best, because if not then I have failed him and I have failed to keep her dog safe. So if you're into praying, lift him up please.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Well, quick catch up on the room situation. Before I left last Monday (actually Tuesday because I had to completely pack up the room) my AP's and principal met. Between my specialist and the AP's they either convinced Pat that 1) she didn't know what she was doing putting me on the back hallway, 2) it would be stupid to put me there 3) read 1 and 2. Either way I'm back on the front in a large room again. Friends in low/high/perfect places, what can I say. The mouse who roars the loudest gets heard sometime.

Spent yesterday with Tim Holtz and Mario. They are both so cute. Just want to put Tim in a box to keep when I lose my "muse" and Mario, who is Mr. Clean-Up needs to come follow behind me. The first two classes were outstanding. Learning how to use alcohol inks and paint on trasnparencies and other things with them. How to make your own glimmer mist. Working with grungeboard. It's cool, but I'll use it very limitedly (?) on projects. Third class was different, it was canvas and beeswax and paint and ink and sand that we made ourselves)cool,huh). Learned new ways to distress, etc. etc. etc... Spent way to much on the cool stuff. By Design is "da bomb". Tracy is so very sweet and helpful. They have a lot of really cool stuff in right now. I suggest a road trip for any of you.

Beth is coming home in two weeks and will stay until August 8th. Rachel managed to get her a job helping set up the new Barnes and Noble in Pearland. What are big sisters for? Thanks Rachel. Beth hates New Mexico and can't wait to get out, plus it's so dry out there she's having trouble with her eyes. Need to replan my summer somewhat with her being home.

Able has been very sick since about February when my old vet gave him a new flea medicine which his body didn't respond well to and it's been a fight with his immune system every since. Now he has edema in a leg cause by leaking of platelettes (I think, Rachel understands better than I do). We did an ultrasound last Friday and have him on Zantac and antibiotics. Taking him back today for more blood work and hope there has been an improvement. They may have to do a platelette (sp) transfusion. I don't remember my dog growing up costing my parents this much. However he is a part of the family and I can't just do what some people think I should do I should do with him.

Well, it's the first day of in-services for the summer. Gotta go, would hate to be late.



Friday, June 6, 2008

4Jobs I Have Held
Office Manager

4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over
Master and Commander
You've Got Mail

4 Places I Have Lived
Kansas City, Kansas
Emporia, Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas (do you see a pattern?)
Houston, Texas (Mo. City, Meadows Place)

Four TV Shows I Watch Regularly
Brothers and Sisters
Hell's Kitchen
Grey's Anatomy
Toss up between Medium and Law and Order: SVU

4 People Who Email Me Regularly
Faith (my sister)

4 Things I Do Everyday
Get out of bed

4 Favorite Foods
Anything chocolate (especially if it's cold)

4 Places I Would Rather Be
Anywhere with my girls
Walking on the Great Wall of China
Washington D.C.

4 People I Am Tagging (so if your name is here you have to do what I have done here)that didn't work.
Unfortunately, I think everyone is taken. Hope y'all had fun


Sunday, June 1, 2008


For those of you who made it through my last two rantings you're pretty brave souls and probably better people than I am. What can I say I was off my meds. Doesn't mean I'm not still pissed, but life goes on.

Geesh Leann, you don't blog forever, now two in one day, and both now leaving warm and fuzzy all down under feelings. Thanks guys.