We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. Please link your post as directed. You can answer in the comments if you need to. Remember to visit other blogs. There is no rush, and it is worthwhile.
I did not visit much this week, but hope to read more this coming week. I read blogs, but just never had the thoughts to comment. Please understand. I spent a lot of time at the vet or just sitting, caring for a very sick little BabyCat.
You may have read about Chloe Jo’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She is struggling quite a bit right now. As always, her health history complicates things. Her bloodwork is way off what it should be. Her kidneys are not stable. Her intestines are very compromised, especially her transverse colon. If she was otherwise healthy, this latest diagnosis (Gastrointestinal Lymphoma) might be more manageable. But, with her entire system so fragile, it is very difficult for her. She has an excellent vet team who loves her as much as she loves them. We will all do whatever is best for Chloe Jo, and she will let us know what that is. Right now, we are working on keeping fluids up and regaining an appetite. Time will tell if the chemo works for her.
We honestly appreciate all of the prayers, support, and understanding. Sometimes, when it rains, it pours. I thank every one of you who have put up their umbrella to help shelter Chloe Jo from this storm. There are no words to adequately express how meaningful this is to me. Chloe Jo is my squeaky wheel. She is special, perhaps because she needs so much.
Have a wonderful first-weekend-of-Spring doing what you love. I will see you soon!
1. I am the proverbial “black sheep” in my family. Considering all of the water under the bridge, and the many moons that have passed over it, I am okay. Yes, I was different than the rest of that flock, but sometimes different is good. Perspective is everything, I believe.
2. I have two siblings. Life can be complicated. You can be raised in the same house, but be very different from your siblings. The paths out usually vary, too. Sometimes, in order to keep yourself, you have to let go of someone else. This is especially true when they were not holding on to you.
3. I am looking forward to seeing John Prine in concert this Spring. It is a privilege to be able to see and hear this master storyteller live and in person. If you are not familiar with him, check out Angel from Montgomery, Hello in There, Paradise, and other classics on YouTube. In the 2017 A-Z, we referred to John Prine and his connection to our area with his song, Lake Marie.
4. The first sign of Spring this year was the initial stirrings of wildlife. Seeing the baby skunks and beavers, the return of the Sandhill Crane, Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, Swans, Pelicans, and many others has been encouraging. I believe Mother Nature is the best weather forecaster.
~Spring is in the air! Enjoy!~
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