Ok I’m titling my post “I’m so sorry” as I feel I need to apologize, to so many people! First, the the two authors, Ms Kristi and Ms Rebecca, who had the last two post spots, I promised them a review spot for their post and in my crazy life I never got the chance to read them. I PROMISE A REVIEW FOR BOTH ASAP!! I would never promise a review and not give one, and better late than never is coming into play right now 🙂
Next to my followers… Goodness, I still haven’t posted my AAD2012 pictures, I never updated my “bad news” nor shared all of my giveaway stuff. So let me start by explaining.
The last post on Friday for AAD I went to bed with Xander in the hotel a little worried about Koda-my mom’s dog- but exhausted. At 7 am, I got a call from both my mom and my doc, saying it was very bad, and I told my mom I would come home early. I was in New Orleans, about 2.5 hours from home, I live in Abbeville, and Koda was at my vet clinic in Lafayette, about 30 minutes from my house. After a serious talk with Doc, we decide I would be rushing home and rushing Koda to LSU’s veterinary school emergency hospital. That’s about an hour from us at home. I feel like I could now drive I-10 east from Lafayette to Baton Rouge with my eyes closed and back 🙂
To the wonderful people at AAD AND ROYAL SENESTA HOTEL–THANK YOU!! For being so kind and supportive and just all around great! To my new friend CARRIE from California, I think I’ve possibly found a new long distance BFF! She gave me such a warm hearted speech, I still tear up thinking of how someone I knew for only 48 was such a wonderful addition to people in my life!
So I throw my clothes and things together, check out- without any early check out fees, or crazy charges- get my car and haul it back to my clinic where me and Xander pick up a very very sick Koda Bear. We head over to my mom’s home, where my grandparents came pick up Xander to take him back to their house- they live across the street from me, but my new house will be next to them- and wait for my mom. She is rushing home early from her vacation from South Dakota, they were at Sturgiss. we then get Koda to the emergency hospital, I get no sleep, and by late Sunday, they are on a mission to save his life. I’ve never seen my stepdad cry so much in my life. Tears come now just thinking about it.
For a whole week, we drove back and forth from home to baton rouge, to see koda everyday, somedays twice a day. I am still a little sleep deprived…
That’s my mom and Koda bear on Wednesday, which was really late that night as I WRECKED MY CAR THAT DAY ON THE WAY TO VISIT HIM… I’m not lying when I say it’s been the week from hell. But anyways, I’ll finish that later. An MRI, multiple X-rays, blood tests, cultures, scopes, biopsies, and a SERIOUSLY SCARY meningitis scare later and this is what we get…
This is Thursday, with his feeding tube! 🙂 it’s not as scary as you may think. He was diagnosed with Sialadenitis of the submandibular gland- this in lament terms means a VERY RARE salivary gland disease- you can read all about it here… Only about 19 dogs have been diagnosed with it. It’s pretty crazy.
First it’s treatable!! YAY!!!!! And easily. He was able to come home late this past Friday. My severe lack of sleep took its toll on me and my stress levels were out the roof. I tried reading, but it wouldn’t work, I couldn’t finish a few sentences. He’s doing well, and he’s looking much better. But he’s still got a VERY long road ahead and we had a few mishaps over the weekend, so it was back for a few trips, but only to my regular clinic.
TO DOCTOR ENGLISH- not only have you let me work with you for the last nine years, and taught me so many things, but you’ve been so wonderful to me and my mom and all our pets- thank you more than I can ever say!! You are promised a lifetime of my grandpa’s homemade chocolate pies 🙂 and TO SAVANNAH- you’re not just a co-worker, but a wonderful friend!! Thank you so much!!
TO THE DOCTORS AT LSU- THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY MOM’S OTHER KID!! I am forever grateful!! I hope maybe one day I can finish vet school there- when I get in LOL 🙂
Xander had a blast in New Orleans, Baylee was happy when I came home and Mysha had a SPECTACULAR time at camp!! She really likes it there and can’t wait to go back in October lol
In regular news, I’ve had a few bumps to add, lol!! My wreck did some damage to my car, but it’s fixable and I only had bruises. A few delays with the new house are still crazy- and I’m so impatient… And people are so ridiculous sometimes! They seem to just LOVE stressing me out lol but I’ve got a rental til my car is fixed, and I think we’ve gotten the issues fixed with the delays for my house building. AND IN ACTUAL GOOD NEWS- I’m going back full time at my vet clinic. My new job just wasn’t fitting me, so doc had a spot for me to go back full time! YAY!!!
I was told by several people that I was meant to help animals and it’s where I should be. I tried the corporate world for a month and a half, and working only Saturdays at the vet clinic just didn’t work out. I’m happy to go back to crazy times at the clinic!
In good news for you, I typed this entry quickly from my trusty iPhone app, just so I could finally tell you guys why I’ve disappeared. You’ll see I finally replied to emails and comments. I’m getting off a slight bit early tomorrow so I will dedicate my entire afternoon to uploading my pictures from AAD, and all the giveaways. I’ll also tell you what I think I’ve finally planned for the giveaways… I actually haven’t finished opening them as with all the craziness, I left them in my car, and when I wrecked, we quickly loaded all the goodie bags into my moms trunk lol.
Last but not least- TO JEAN– YOU WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC WOMAN!!! Thank you for all you’re sweet, heartfelt, compassionate emails, and THAT AWESOME POSTCARD!! My grandma thinks you’re the best person EVER!! She got to see you’re totally cool postcard of get well wishes! She asked why I was getting that and I explained that my bestest follower was just that sweet… She thinks we need to send you some “good food and nice gifts” lol I can never say thank you enough as that postcard made me cry as it was just so special!
And now that I’ve used my blog as therapy, you guys should charge me for reading my drama!! Hahahaha I will start uploading posts tomorrow and I have more tour posts with giveaways starting up again Thursday! Trust me, I’ve got some GREAT posts coming. I think I’m finally getting my life back to normal. Thank you all for following, all the fantastic comments and well wishes, and with that I’m off to pass out! Lol happy reading my gators!