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June 7, 2011
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My "something good" for today is about relief. Do you know that feeling when you're waiting for a call that could potentially be bad news? Your stomach is in knots. Your heart is racing. You can't concentrate on anything. Yeah, that feeling. Then the phone rings and your heart just sinks. Instead of bad news, though, you get good news. Then the relief sets in, and if you're like me, the tears start flowing. I have had this happen twice in the last two weeks.
You may remember back in January when I posted about a scare we had with Rylie. She had some blood work done that came back abnormal, which led us to getting tests to rule out cancer. Well even though the tests she had didn't show anything, there was still that abnormal blood work in the back of my mind. Her pediatrician wanted to re-do it, but every time we went in, Rylie was not 100% healthy, which could have caused another abnormal reading. A couple weeks ago we went in and she was fine.
Having the blood taken wasn't too bad this time. She actually cried more before they stuck her than when they actually did. Her pediatrician told me she would call me in an hour or so. Rylie and I headed to Target to do some shopping during that hour, and I was a mess with worry. A little while later my phone rang and it was the pediatrician. I didn't even want to answer it. As soon as I heard Dr. Anne's voice, I knew it was good news. The sed rate that had been previously elevated was actually in the low end of the normal range. I hugged Rylie and seriously almost danced around Target with her. I was so relieved! That has been a huge weight off my mind. I know my little girl is healthy!
Yesterday I was blessed with another positive experience and a huge relief. My cat Shadow has horrible gingivitis and stomatitis. He has had his teeth cleaned several times, and it comes right back. He has lost a lot of weight over the past few months because it is so painful for him to eat. A couple months ago he had his teeth cleaned and had three extracted. He did just fine with the surgery and started eating better. Well over the last week I noticed that it seemed painful for him to even eat the wet food so I figured he needed more teeth pulled.
On Friday night I noticed that Shadow's eye was swollen and his third eyelid was covering his eye. So off to the vet we went Saturday morning. The vet believed that he had an abscess in his tooth that was filling the space behind his eye and causing it to bulge out. His eye was dilated and not responding either. He didn't want to do emergency surgery then since it was Saturday and they leave at noon, so he gave him a steroid and some antibiotics and we scheduled another dental surgery for Monday. The steroid and the antibiotics helped some, but the teeth still needed to come out.
I dropped him off Monday morning, and left there with my heart pounding. I didn't know if I would ever see Shadow again. You see, Shadow is like 14 years old, and with all the weight loss he has had, he isn't in great shape. Around 1:00 I got the call that sent me into a panic. I didn't want to hear the same words I heard when Cosmo went in for surgery. And I didn't. Shadow was fine. He doesn't have many teeth left now, but he made it through the surgery. Whew! So my poor boy only has two of his molars, both on the left side, but they don't even line up. He won't be able to chew food any longer, so it is wet food for him here on out...even though he jumped up and immediately tried to eat the dry food when we got home. OUCH!
It is always nice when that feeling of dread turns in to a sigh of relief!
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