Saturday, February 25, 2006

Saturday Update

Hi, thank you for the well wishes for Beacon! He is doing a little better today. I was bawling everytime I looked at him on Thursday, and was kind of a mess when I last posted. He has hookworms and has been treated for that. Now he has to take medicine for nausea and eat a bland diet for a few days. He is still lethargic but eating a little and drinking, so that is a good sign. He is on a monthly heartworm preventative pill (which also prevents hookworms), but the vet said that nothing is 100% effective. I suspect that they weren't totally wiped out when he was rescued last summer, as I remember him taking some medicine then for hookworms (before I adopted him). That's what a life on the streets can do for a dog.
So, yes, I am recovering from my surgery. I have been doing a lot of decluttering this morning in the living room and feel really sore at the moment. I seem to be pushing it a lot this week, but my Mother isn't here to help anymore. She went home on Wednesday. By the way, I had an emergency splenectomy (spleen removed) on January 31st.
I have stitched some and had a couple of finishes recently. We are in the middle of a computer switchover now that isn't going so well, so I won't be posting pictures until that's worked out. With this going on, I am also not connected some days. :( More time to stitch, I suppose.
I've recently noticed some new names posting some comments on my blog, and just want to say "Thanks!" and I look forward to reading your blogs too! Thanks also to everybody who drops a few lines, love you guys!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!


Blogger BeckySC said...

I am glad to hear Beacon is a little better. I hope he continues to improve! I will keep you both in my thoughts :) I know what it's like to love your furbabies!!

Looking forward to when you can share some pics of your stitching :)

Have a good weekend!
hugs to you :)

4:25 PM  
Blogger AnneS said...

Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery - I've been worried about you :) And glad to hear wee Beacon is on the mend as well. Aren't Mums great? Mine flew over to play nurse maid when I had my gallbladder removed last year, and it was wonderful to be pampered and have great company for a couple of weeks - it's just a shame it had to take surgery to get it :/ Hope your recovery is a speedy one :)) Also, please note I stitched the Thistle Treasure Bag in your honour when I found out you were in hospital, so hopefully those good vibes found their way over to you :) I've now spread the joy that you started by sending the used chart off to Von (On The Dry Side) so she can enjoy some of your generosity too :)) {hugs}

8:34 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Tobie - it's so nice to hear from you and from your post, you sound pretty good today! Glad you are starting to feel better, but PLEASE don't overdo it! Also glad to hear that Beacon is doing well - hang in there!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Hi Tobie, I hope you'll get back to your normal self very soon. What a hard couple of months you've had! I hope you can take all the rest you need.
Glad to hear that Beacon is better too :)

Hugs from France! :)

7:22 AM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

You and Beacon just need to go slow and get lots of rest. Hope you can get some stitching in too.

7:46 PM  
Blogger KarenV said...

So glad to see you back online Tobie!

I'm glad that Beacon is feeling a bit better - hope he's fully recovered very soon. Look after yourself - emergency surgery (and something quite major) is no joke, so make sure that you don't overdo it :)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Lelia said...

Good to hear you are recovering well from your surgery. Take care.

1:54 PM  

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