Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I am an aunt again!! David Kevin Newell (at least I assume they're naming him that) was born this morning at 4:06 AM. He weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz (which is what Kevin weighed when he was born) and was 20 1/2 inches long. I haven't spoken to Kevin or Tara yet, and will hopefully do that soon, but according to mom, Tara wasn't even in the hospital for an hour when he was born! I can't wait to see him!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Well, we had to put Kia to sleep yesterday morning. We did it in the back of the Expedition because she loved to go for rides. Mike held her head while I scratched her back. It was one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to make. She went downhill suddenly on Tuesday and we knew it was time. Mike made a box for her and we buried her next to one of her favorite apple trees beside the pond where she grew up. (She used to pick apples off of those trees and then eat the whole apple, core and all.) It's really hard for us to be at home right now because we remember things she's done in each room. Given time, it will get better, but we're missing her an awful lot right now. Thank you all for your prayers. They have been felt.
Now, enough with the depressing posts. I'll try to post something happier next time....
Sunday, July 1, 2007
We found out on Thursday that Kia has cancer in her lymphnodes....well at least one back near her bowels. The lymphnode is supposed to be the size of a lima bean, but Kia's is the size of a smoked sausage. It's inoperable. Kia hasn't been eating real dog food...at least not since she left the vet's on Monday and came home. We took her back on Wednesday and the vet did a laparotomy on Thursday morning. That's when he found the cancer. We take Kia to the vet every day to get fluids and some medication and then bring her home every night because we don't want her last few days to be at the vet's. We've been giving her some liquid food through a syringe and she does seem to perk up after that. She seems happy and still loves to go for rides. We're just waiting to see what will happen. The vet did say that when we decided it was time, he would come out to the house...he doesn't do that for just anybody, but since Kia is such a sweet dog and is always wagging her tail and is such a good patient, he would come here. Mike and I are both pretty upset. We weren't expecting this so soon. Please keep us in your prayers...