Bam, Zoom, right to the moon, week!

I had to remind myself, “What is the good?” a lot the last week. This was one of those times that I would like to punch it in the face if I could. Just haul off and say, “Bam, Zoom, right to the moon, week!”

It started with my middle child. He’s grown and out of the house and the one who blessed me with a granddaughter…who by the way is just too cute for words! He’s found himself in a bit of a pickle as of late so he’s been turning to us for solace. As much as I’d love to swoop in and solve his problems, I know I can’t, but I can listen and offer words of encouragement and wisdom if asked.

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Next were my migraines. What the hell, man? I was doing so good. Cue the I Love Lucy cry, “Wah!” I got hammered with migraines so hard, I didn’t even bother going to work. I ended up working from home.

Then there was my dear doggie. We took him to the vet for not eating a few weeks ago. He’s twelve and was losing weight so the vet suggested changing his diet and when that didn’t work, she prescribed appetite stimulants. Still, no go. Then his breathing became labored and we rushed his furry butt to the doggie ER. They drained fluid and found cancer. Dang nab this disease. Two dogs in one year.

The first one, our Dobie, was a great candidate for treatment, but our black lab mix was not. So we chose to take him home and let everyone say their goodbyes and prepare themselves for the end. We just didn’t know it would be so soon. We thought for sure he’d be here for the holidays.

Less than a week after the fluid was drained, it built back up so we called the vet (who was preparing to leave for an extended vacation), and we took him in to cross the rainbow bridge. You know you have a great vet when she delays her vacation and then cries with you as you say your goodbyes.

What is the good?

My child chose to spend the weekend with us. Just he and our granddaughter, so we could get some much needed family time, while giving him some time to decompress and relax. How cool is it, that even though he’s out of the house, he still wants to hang with the family?

What is the good?

While being in pain sucks ass, I work for a company that understands my disease and is willing to accommodate me when I’m not feeling well. I get to work from home in my pajamas. That’s really amazing!

What is the good?

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I had twelve wonderful years with that rescue hound and I do miss him terribly, but he passed on his good traits and personality to our other two dogs. Not to mention the not so good traits…hello beggar butts!

What is the good?

My hubby and I were able to handle all of these moments this week as a team. We turned towards each other for comfort, support, advice, and strength. I’m so grateful for that.

Have you ever lost a pet? Did you cry at the most random times like I keep doing? Do you know where Bang, Zoom, right to the moon comes from?