Sunday, January 20, 2013

{Happy Birthday, Teagen & Prayers}

Teagen is our youngest female GSP {German Shorthaired Pointer}.  We bought her when she only 3 weeks old & brought her home when she was 8 weeks old.  She's been such a joy & a much needed addition to our family.  Today is her birthday.  She turned 4.

This afternoon we noticed she wasn't acting right.  When we finally got her to come to us we saw blood & puss coming out of her mouth.  We immediately called our vet who referred us to another vet who is open on Sundays.  We drove an hour {which seemed like a lifetime} to get Teagen to the vet.  The vet came in & after examining her asked if she could have been poisoned.  My heart sunk.  Upon further examination she said it was one of three things; poison, bone marrow cancer or an auto immune disease.  Again my heart sunk.  The vet said that she is very sick and needed treatment immediately.  She was admitted & has to stay overnight.  She is on IV's & antibiotics & as I  type this I am waiting on a call from the vet to get the lab results.  

Our oldest GSP, Pep, as an auto immune disease that we have been treating for almost 2 years.  She's doing good but has to see a vet at NC State Veterinary School.  We are praying that Teagen isn't struggling with the same disease as it takes a toll on their precious bodies.

Please say a prayer for Teagen.  She is a very special part of our family.  I cannot imagine what our family with do without her sweet face.  She is the most loving of all our dogs.  She has a gentle heart & the softest kisses.

Our house seems a little empty tonight without her.  We appreciate any prayers this beautiful girl can get!

Friday, January 18, 2013

{I'm back...}

So it's been a while since I last posted & for good reason.  Christmas came & went in our house.  It was as wonderful as we thought it would be.  Landry loved all her gifts but especially those left by Santa! The tree & all the decorations came down the day after Christmas.  As much as I love Christmas I am always ready to see it go too.

Our new year started with our sweet girl running a fever that wouldn't go away no matter what we did. She ended up developing a horrible couch, tons of congestion & runny nose.  The final diagnosis was a severe double ear infection.  She took her last dose of antibiotic today & seems to be feeling so much better!  Now my husband is sick.... That's the way it seems to go in our house though.  

I've been super busy painting furniture trying to restock my booth since it was pretty wiped out after the holidays.  Keeping up with a sick baby & a business isn't for the weak at heart.  I'm learning so much on this journey & although some of it is extremely challenging it's all rewarding in the end.  

It's hard to believe that 2013 is already here.  I can't believe that this year I'll be married for 7 years, turn 36, celebrate our oldest daughter's 7th birthday in Heaven and celebrate our youngest daughter's 2nd birthday.  It's surreal at how fast life goes by.  This year we are taking time to slow down & enjoy the small moments as a family.  Losing a child can help ground you.  Our journey with our daughter Parker has always led us back to our faith that God has chose a path for our family that we should embrace during the good & bad moments.  

Over the next few weeks I'm going to get real with our plans for our relationship with God, our family, our businesses & this blog.  I've never made this blog a priority.  It was started as a form of therapy for me when we found out our daughter was sick & eventually just turned into a forum for my small DIY projects around our old new to us home.  I'm hoping to change that this year.  Share more of our projects, our farm, our family.  

We really do live a life we don't deserve and I hope that in all I do I make my God proud.  

Hope all of you have an amazing weekend!  Stay warm if you are in the middle of the snow that is slowly making its way to us!