Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hard News



A Race report with all of the joy and memories of the weekend will come, but first a hit of reality stopped the post-race fun...

Daisy is hurting. She has been limping and I just wanted to say that a 13-yr-old dog is supposed to have some aches and pains. I thought a trip to the vet would be the prudent thing to do. The vet said that she needed an x-ray. So, this morning Flyer and I dropped her off for her x-ray.

Then the call came...there is a tumor and we need a biopsy.

She has been wanting to run and play, but she has been trying to tell me that something is wrong. Now it is just wait and see. I get it. This is part of life. This is reality. But that doesn't mean it feels any better.

So, for at least a little while, until she comes home and I show her a brave face, I hurt probably more than she does.

I know, "she is a dog," but in my world she is my family. Please pray that whatever outcome I get is one that will allow her some time, some comfort, and a chance for a few more runs!
mer

13 comments:

MikeW said...

Of course she's family. Why even worry about what anyone else thinks.
Hope it's nothing serious.
My figers are crossed, and Karma sends all his best wishes too.

Noelle said...

Mer, you know I'm not a great blog reader, but... I do love me some Daisy!!

You know what to do - it's time to smile for Daisy, and give her what she wants most... Time with you! And maybe some Scooby Snacks :-)

kelly said...

I know how much you must hurt. I have been there and I feel your pain. Give her lot's of love, Meredith. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

meredith said...

Thank you all so much! This has been a tough day, but I am happy to have her home and am giving her tons of love!!

I have prepared myself to do the best for Daisy once I get the biopsy result. The lesion is in her leg and unfortunately eating away at the bone. I have hope, and will take your hope and prayers too!

Thank you :) mer

Dave Z said...

Dogs are family. Robyn, myself, and our lazy pooch will be thinking of all of your family!!

Leah said...

Hugs to you and Daisy.

olga said...

Very sorry, this must hurt to have a dog for 13 years and see it getting old...I've watched my best friend Gail go through this with her 2 dogs. Good vibes to Daisy.

aniejoy said...

I'm sorry to hear this. :( Animals are very much family, and I will pray.

meredith said...

Thank you for your support and prayers! I continue to appreciate them, and we feel very loved! I will send news as soon as I hear from the vet.

Marcia said...

Mer,

I'm so sorry about Daisy. I will definitely keep y'all in my prayers. Hang in there!

a.k.a.Moogy said...

My thoughts are w/ Daisy and her parents. I miss mine dearly right now. Take care... 8)

Ken said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Paul, Flyer and Daisy.

John Austin Reynolds said...

Sorry to hear about your sweetie. I am sure she knows you love her.