Sunday, November 25, 2007

Back Barking Sad and glad things

This has been a trying time. Where to begin! My Gma (dad's mom) went to the bridge at the end of September. She had been ill for a very long time. She is buried next to Gpa at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe NM. Dad is sad so I've been doing my best at healing him. Next, my mom has not been doing the greatest. She was having her chemo in September and her vein blew halfway thru so she was told she would have to get a port. A port is a thing that allows the chemo and blood people to jack into her to get blood from her or give her chemo. This is a picture of what a port looks like

Mom was so brave. She opted not to have them nock her out completely! She said she could hear everyone talking. She didn't hork up like she does when they put her under completely so it was better for her. She was able to go to work the next day. She had her first chemo with the port in October and wondered why she had been fighting against it for so long. They sprayed some stuff on her port to numb it and then put in the needle which she didn't even feel. She said she could get up and go poddy and eat lunch and do her puzzle books. She even took a nap. When she had chemo in the vein, she had to sit so still and even then, there were times when the vein blew for no reason at all. She came home all smiling instead of the usual crying.

My barkday and my parents anniversary was in late October. We didn't really celebrate it cause dad was still sad about Gma as he is the Execute her. I don't understand why he has to kill her again cause she is already dead. Dad says it has to do with her things and dividing them up. I'm glad we dogs, cats and hammies don't have to worry about these things. In addition to this, mom and dad were in a car accident. The were driving Gma's car and somebody rear-ended them. The person then backed up and drove away. Dad is still seeing a kyropracter to realign his bones in his spine. Mom was really upset because the car was totaled and she no longer had an automatic to drive. She has her old manual car but it is harder for her to drive. She said even tho it was a 1995 car, it only had 43,000 miles on it cause Gma hardly drove it anywhere. Her car has 173,000 miles on it.

Thanksgiving was a good time this year. We had french toast for breakfast and I got some. In addition, I had some scrambled eggs from the french toast dipping leftovers. I got Turkey also. Mom had a toasted turkey sandwich late that night and I got some of that. This morning we had french toast again and mom made a special piece from the heel just for me.

Winter has finally hit New Mexico. The nights have been freezing and I have stayed in most nights. When I do choose to go out, I have my crate filled with straw so it is quite toasty.

Hopefully my mom will be feeling better and I will be blogging more.

Well, I have to go help mom make turkey enchiladas for dinner. I get turkey scraps but none of the other stuff cause my gas would be quite nasty.



Peanut said...

Charlie it is so nice to hear from you. We are sorry about your grandma. Please let your dad know for us. We are glad your mom got her port if it helps her feel better while getting the chemo.
To bad about the car. Whoever hit you and ran away will have to deal with that later. It always comes back.
We are here whenever you can post. We miss you.

Linda Fleming said...

It's great to see a post from you, Charlie girl! Thanks for updating us on your mom. I hope the port makes the treatments easier on your mom. You all have sure had a rough patch. Sorry to hear about your grandmm and then the wreck, Let's hope the bad stuff is all behind you and the new year will be just crammed full of good things for you and your family.

Poor Isabella hasn't had any blogging time for quite awhile. I think she has lost interest in blogging-LOL!

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Welcome back Charlie K C!

So sorry to hear the sad news about your Grandma, please give your Dad some nose nuzzles from me.

We are always thinking of your Mama, and hope things improve for her real soon. And we hope the port helps the treatment. She is very brave. And we are glad she is still smiling!

The car accident was bad, I am just hoping you get some real good luck very soon, you all deserve it.

Please take care and as Peanut says so wisely "we are here whenever you can post. We miss you." Good and Wise Words from the Peanut!

love and many healing licks, from Marvin and much love and light from Jeannie xxxxxxxxx

Murphey said...

So glad for the update. I was like your mom, I fought against the port, but once I got it I was SO HAPPY! It made it so much easier. The best part is now I have a really cool scar and I get to make up fun stories about how I got it.
And I am sorry about your Dad's mom. We're sending you some positive thoughts (and if we ever get em done, a christmas card!)

Murph's lady

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey C-K-C,
So glad to hear from you. We're so sorry about grandma, but at least she is pain free now & in a better place.
Sounds like the port is a good thing for your Mama. We hope things go much better for her chemo now. Keep taking good care of her ok??
Hope you & your family have a great week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Ben_Benjamin said...

Welcome back C-K-C, I miss you so much.

Im so sorry about your Gma, but Im sure she has great time at the bridge with ya Gpa. Im so sad reading your post, even tho your mom is fine but those thingy looks really hurting least thats what I feel...but Im sure she will be better & better.

I really wanna give a big bite to that stoopid fello that hit ya mom car...he just drove away??

Anywhere, I hope santa sending all the good things, pressie, health, wealth, happiness to your house...its celebration season. may you have a great holiday and wait for my xmas card ya!!!

peemail: mayb you can save some frenchtoast for me. * wink*

Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Hey great to hear your bark CKC--been a while and we were wondering how you were doing. Sorry to hear about Gma. That's sad.

We at my house really, really hope your mom keeps smiling and that she'll be feeling lots better very soon

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Great to hear from you again C-K-C. So sorry to hear the sad news on your grand-ma and that accident your parents were in. That person is so irresponsible. I hope he gets caught and punished.
Please take care

~ girl girl

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

So glad to hear from you C-K-C, we miss you, but understand how hard it is for you to blog at the moment.

We are, as always, sending all our love to your mum - we are hoping that next year will be a better year for you all.

Hugs to your dad too - that is sad news :-(


Bella said...

I've just found out about your blog from Charlie & Opy - it sounds like you have been doing it really tough for some time now & all our healing & lovng wishes go to you & your family.
You are all very courageous and strong with the things you are afced with and we really admire you for that.
All the best & stay strong

Barlow Putz said...

we are so srry from five, sadie, duke, sandy, speeding, and jasper belle...we are neighbors, youse are in new mexico, we are in utah, we hope you run a lot, cause that is what we like to do, in skunk holes, scummy pons and 5 foot snow drifts, lately we wih you all the best, if you just click the icon and scrool down just a tiny bit you will see all five of us

Sam Iam said...

A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. Don't bite him.

Wishing You All Merry Christmas
A Happy New Years,

Lot's of Lick's

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...


Thank you for letting us know what is going on with you. We are sad to hear about your Gma but she is happy in her new place.
How awful about the car accident. The other drive sounds like an awful person to hit a car hard enough to total it and then leave the scene! We are glad your people are okay even it the car isn't.
Try to stay warm in NM! If you have time, drop us another tidbit about what's going on in your life. We miss you.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Barlow Putz said...

hope the new year changes things around for you

Ivy said...

oh my C-K-C, your mom and dad are both super-brave. especially your mom. you must be so proud of them and so worried about trying to heal them at the same time. if anydog can do it, it would be you - you are such a sweetie!

i am good at chasing cars so if i see the rotten no-gooder who runned into your gma's car and left i will chase it down for you. you just haf to tell me wut it looks like and i will be on the case. that is, just as long as it drives in front of my house one of these days.

luv ivy

Barlow Putz said...

ivy, that is so cool of uou, to actually chase that car if it goes in font of your place...i must go on. i can't stop...whaat courage

Charlie - The Big Dog said...

Hey C-K-C,

Just stopped by to say Happy New Year!

We all understand that you can't blog so much these days, and that's ok.

We love you, and love it when you can update.

Please take good care of your mom, and make sure she know's that she is part of a very special family.

The Dogs with Blogs family.

Luv C$

The Zoo Crew said...

Just checking in to say "hello" from your Abq. buddies!!

Peace + Paws,

The Zoo Crew

Toffee said...

I am sorry that it has been a sad few months. Sending doggy cuddles to your family.

Cubby said...

I hope things are going better. We worry about you.