Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sick little Izzy and Being hopeful

My little Izzy, the Yorkie, is not feeling well. Her liver is enlarged as her lymph nodes and sludge in her gall bladder. Her little tummy is bloated. She keeps "me" up at night wanting to get out and in our bed. She hides most of the day under a big buffet. Yesterday they did a scan and blood work. She has some form of hepatitis.
Not sure what kind, a biopsy would be able to tell but that is so invasive. The vets are trying meds for now to see how she will respond. She is still eating and slightly active. The doctor told me today on the phone that he was "hopeful. " Izzy is only 6.

I knew the other night that something was really wrong. Piper, her big brother, walked up to her and licked her all over her head. It was the sign I needed to call the vet. He is like a little mother to her. She likes him but still bosses him around. We kennel him when we are gone because he eats pillows. When I come home it is warm in front of his cage. Izzy must be sleeping there to be near him.

I am "hopeful" as well. Of course this is all costing a pretty penny. What do you do?

Okay more of life.........I knew day one that something wasn't right about my new job. The first day the dad says we are too loud after less than an hour. The second day, all is well and mom comes down and nurses the little girl (18mos.). I really have this feeling that she is going to tell me any minute that she doesn't want to leave the baby while she works at home. Well today, only day 3, she calls and dad has food poisening and cancels me for the day. Hmmmmm, I think I see where this is heading. This will be a first for me if it doesn't work out. I am thinking that the past two years since Goose started school, that I am not making good choices about jobs. I have a couple other options so I am "hopeful."

Today school started. I got up at 8:00 a.m. without an alarm clock. I would have gotten up at 5:15.......I do like this. Last night Izzy had me up alot. Then early this morning some really strong storms moved through. My first thought, seriously, was please rain in Texas. Then we I got out of bed for good, I look outside.
Not expecting to see a dozen wild turkeys right outside my window. I ran to get my camera, well walked, and of course they had scooted away. The mom turkey reappeared but still didn't get her picture.

I didn't feel the earthquake and I am bummed. I must have been driving. Very strange that the East, West and Colorado all had tremors. I am "hopeful" that some of the dry areas will get some rain out of the storm that is brewing.

I read a quote the other day that said that God was insulted when we worry.......just another reason to be "hopeful."


Sherri B. said...

Debby, you will be in my thoughts and prayers today for all of your 'hopefuls'. I thought it was very odd and not good when you reported that the dad said it was too loud!! Bad sign for sure. xo

Julie Harward said...

Well, it is and fear cannot exist at the same time. Poor little Lizzy, that sound tough, it is so sad when our animals get sick. Good luck with the job. :D

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I must insult God all the time because I am a worry wart! I really need to stop that! So sorry about your little Izzie....I know what it is like when one of our little furbabies gets sick. She am hopeful she will be ok! Big stormm this morning, huh? It stayed so dark for so long! Beautiful now but another round tonight. I was on the 6th floor of the hospital when the earthquake hit. Didn't feel anything but lots of others did. Good luck on your job situation!~Hugs, Patti

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'll be "hopeful" with you about your little Izzy! Hoping for good news from the vet.
Take care.
Deb :)

just call me jo said...

I don't mean to insult God. I need to work on that. Good luck for the sweet yorkie. We've spent a fortune before on animals. How can you not? Of course, there will be a point when it doesn't do any good, but not yet. Prayers for puppy! Good luck on the job too.

Nan said...

Oh I do hope your dear little Izzie will improve with medication. And that job, I agree it sure sounds iffy to me. I'm leaving tomorrow to Fairbanks to take our grandson to college for the first time he is 18. My daughter and I will drive up staying over night in Anchorage. We'll be gone a week.

NanaDiana said...

Debby- I am saying a prayer that the job works out...but..maybe, just maybe, that is not God's plan for your life at this time! If is is meant to be-it will work...if not, there is another opportunity waiting for you. Imagine being TOO loud!!! What were you doing? Loud rap music and dancing?;>)

And, I am SOO sorry to hear about your Lizzy. It is always so sad when our pets are sick. I just always felt so can't console them the way you can a sick child and tell them that they will get better because the don't get that. I'm saying a little prayer for your job AND you "baby". xo Diana

Cindy said...

Aww Debby I am so sad a bout Izzy. I will be praying for her. Right now we couldn't help a dog if we had to..I hope this doesn't cost you too much.

Thanks for the prayers for rain in Tx...nothing.We were 102 today.I was wondering if you felt the ground shake.Did your family in Colorado feel theirs shake?

I don't know about that job...sounds iffy. I will keep praying for you. Hugs and lovin...
Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Pam @ Frippery said...

I am sending good thoughts of hope for little Lizzie. As for the rest, things will work out as they always do.

La said...

I hope sweet little Izzy feels better soon. The right job is right around the corner.

Beverly @ said...

Hey Debby!
I'm sorry your little pup is sick - that is no fun!! I hope she gets better soon!

I hope everything works out with your job too. Sounds like it might not be the best thing - I'm glad you're not having to get up as early as last year!

Sorry it's been so long since I've commented! I check in with you often but time is just crazy right now!

Holly Lefevre said...

Oh, I will be thinking about you and your sweet dog. I just lost my sweet doggie last week after months (he slipped a disc or something in his back and was almost paralyzed). I will pray for you.

Pam said...

Sorry she's not feeling good. Hopefully they can get it under control with the meds. And what is up with that job? Sounds like the Mom just wasn't ready yet. Or else the Dad wasn't used to having someone else in the house. You'll find something else.