My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Me and Myrtle running neck and neck

Myrtle tried her paw at fishing in a non-hook pond. She almost fell in for trying to catch my Dad's goldfish awhile back.
Can't say which of us (me or Myrtle) is worse. We both have issues it seems. Myrtle, poor thing was back at the vet's yet again with a leaking hole about 1/4 inch or more in diameter near her staples. I dropped her off this morning and they had to cut out a large patch of area around the hole due to infection and dead skin. They had to remove all the staples too because she was allergic to the metal they were made of. They cleaned it all up, stitched her up with regular stitching material and sent her home. She is once again, groggy and in pain. She is laying on our bed sleeping and waiting to be pampered tonight.

Red Poppies at my Dad's
While she was at the vets today, I traveled to Denver to see my pulmonary specialist for a checkup. I mentioned to him that I have been battling an infection in my hickman line (1st one I've had) for over a month now. He said the line will have to be replaced. So that is another trip on Friday to take it out and after 2 weeks to get over the infection they'll put another one in. they could have removed it today, but since I'm on blood thinners they have to wait a few days to get it out of my system. during the 2 week wait, they have to insert a pic (sp?) line so I can continue to get my IV meds which keep my lungs working and helping my heart. I guess me and Myrtle will be moaning on each others shoulders this weekend for sure. I feel bad for her though cause she'll have to stay mostly still for another 7 days at least. She wants so bad to play, but sorry baby.
Other than that, we are all getting along ok. No fishing for awhile even though the summer season is finally here. My plants have been a little neglected with all the doggy care and visiting family activities but at least most of them are still alive so far. Notice I said 'most', cause there are a few (actually several) that don't look too good or gave it up entirely.
None of the plants shown are mine unfortunately. I am envious of my dads so I take pictures of them to enjoy them that way.
We saw the grandbabies over the weekend and we really enjoy that for sure. My daughter posts some great pics of them regulary and she is a good photographer already. She's got a good eye for the subject, especially her little ones.
I'm going to actually keep this one short today and give ya'll a break. I want more time to visit ya'll too.
Oh, and wow am I excited about my sister Brenda making the announcement about moving back to Colorado next year. I am anxiously waiting for our first lunch date just because. That sounds so easy, but not when we only see each other a couple times a year.
We haven't lived close by since I left home in 1977. That's telling on me, huh.
Enjoy each day God gives you and bless yourself and others around you by sharing yourself, your real self.
Gotta go share myself with someone, so.. later ya'll.


linda said...

Oh poor Myrtle...and you. You poor babies!

Good luck with the new picc line being put in on Friday. I'll keep you in my prayers.

It's not gonna be easy keeping Myrtle still for the next 7 days is it!?!

Lorie said...

I'll be praying for you sweet Reva. I hate all your Myrtle troubles too. Thanks for the words on dealing with my friend Scott. It helps!
I'll be`che`king on you often!
Love and prayers-be blessed!

Diane J. said...

You and Myrtle just can't seem to take it easy, can you?

Hope Myrtle heals up now and that you have an easy time getting your pic line and then your Hickman line inserted.

Lovely flowers, whether they're yours or your Dad's.

Have a good rest of your week. :o)

Love and hugs,


Cruise Mom said...

Beautiful pictures, and a well-told story.

Thanks for visiting me! I'll keep you (and Myrtle) in my prayers!

Betty said...

I enjoyed your Dad's flowers, especially the red poppies. They are beautiful.

They say misery loves company so guess you and Myrtle will be keeping each other company while you are healing. I think it will be easier for you to stay still than it will be for Myrtle.

Jan said...

Poor Myrtle and little Reva. I hope you both get better and start to have some real fun together. Loved your fathers poppies so much. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

It's All Good! said...

Colorado here we come!
A lunch date for sure and a whole lot more!
Love you, Reva
Your big, little sis.