Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good news all around

  Today the weiner dog, Dexter had to go get a checkup. He had back surgery a month ago after losing the use of his back legs. There was a period of time when we were unsure if he would walk again. That dog is spoiled beyond belief and Randy adores him. There was no question about getting the surgery, just concern regarding how to pay for it.
  Fast forward back to today and Dexter is doing great. He has full use of his legs and is actually trying to dig in the yard again. He will not be allowed on the furniture alone anymore so he won't jump and get hurt but for the most part, he is pretty much back to normal. I have had dogs pretty much my entire life and have never had to deal with a medical emergency before. It was stressful and heartbreaking and I certainly wouldn't want to go through it again. Having to tell the kids that he may not survive surgery was horrible. Thank goodness everything has turned out well. I love that crazy weiner!!

  On a different note, I registered for my grad. school classes last night. It is so hard to believe that I am actually going to have a Master's degree. A few years ago i would never have thought that I would have the opportunity to go to college at all, much less go this far. Let's hear it for the world's most supportive husband and kids!! Take a bow Randy, Lexi and Josh.

  Josh has a soccer game tonight and it will be sooo cold. I am looking forward to the end of the season and so is he. He has done very well and has scored 2 goals. I never thought I would be a soccer mom, but I love going to cheer him on. I need to take pictures of him playing and post them. Just one more thing for the to do list.


Kristy said...

OH my...I am so glad your doxie is okay...I have two mini doxies and they were basically my world before I had a baby...I couldn't imagine if anything were to ever happen to them...I write about my dogs a lot on my blog! I even have a Doggie Tribute to them..yes...I'm a little doxie obsessed!

AudreyO said...

We are dog lovers too. So glad to read that the dog is recovering and able to use his legs.

We actually have scrapbooks with photos of our current dog and our dog who is no longer with us.

Crista said...

Thank you Kristy and AudreyO for your comments!! Dexter is doing so great, we are very lucky. I don't know if I can go through that again.

I appreciate your good wishes!!