Saturday, January 3, 2009

Not so fast!

We had just about decided it was Annie's time, to let her go and be pain free when she must have decided that we were wrong. And am I ever so elated to be wrong!!!!!

I came home from work yesterday to a smiling, tail-wagging, glad Momma is home, kinda puppy dog. I dropped to my knees and loved on Annie like I have never loved on her before. She was saying "No Mom, not yet."

We took her to see Jason this morning and he agreed. She looked good, save the spots that are continually coming to the surface, and she was so excited to see him. She had gained 2 lbs which pleased Jason a lot. We decided to go up slightly on the medicine dosage and see if we can find a dose that is effective but yet still gives her the quality of life that is so very important to us. He looked her over, felt here and there and overall gave her a decent report. We will continue to watch her closely, of course, but in the meantime it is a day at a time. We are so very grateful for all of the prayers and comments that you guys have offered. It has truly helped a great deal.

So, for now, our babies are on the love seat snoozing away and happy to be home. And I am just about the happiest I have been in a very long time.

23 comments:

MichelleSG said...

Modern medicine should be able to keep her comfy for longer yet. Keep her happy and well loved and she will tell you when she's ready. Not yet though!

Lou said...

What a sweet post.

janjanmom said...

(((HUGS)))

So glad you got some good news!

Patty said...

Great news! Hang in there Annie!

Technodoll said...

What a good gurl!! Yay!

So happy to hear the good news... it's a good start to 2009, what do you think!

We wish you all the best and many more loving times with your furries -

blessings from the akitas xoxo

Jen said...

When I saw your post come up on bloglines I got nervous. But am so pleased with the results. What a great ending to the day.

Laura said...

Yay!

Auburn haired artist said...

Hi there,

I just came across your blog while browsing around a bit. I know how hard theses decisions can be, I currently have five, four-footed, furry babies myself, and I had to make that decision twice in one year, so I know how hard it is. Hang on to her and keep her well loved and comfortable as long as possible.

Take care,
Susan

Bill said...

I'm so glad that you get to spend more time with your Annie!

You also mentioned the secret to healthy living that most of us do not realize - one day at a time.
That's all we have, really.

Daniela said...

Boy Howdy, that is the best news ever. Your attitude is tremendous. It's amazing what our animals can tell us if we just take the time to listen. You're a good mama. Keep us posted and you and Annie are still in my prayers.

Love,
Daniela

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

How wonderful that you will have your dear heart with you a little longer! Those are such great pictures of the walk you took.
God bless.

Zanejabbers said...

I love to see the power of prayer. Enjoy, my love to you and family.
Mamie says "Woof."

Andrea said...

Big sigh of relief! I am glad she is purked up and acting like herself again. And 2 lb weight gain, that is great! I hope she really stays a lot longer. She looks so happy running around in your pictures from the other day.

Pony Girl said...

I truly believe a pet will let you know when it is time. And Annie is definitely not ready! ;-) Your post was so full of love and hope. We're all praying for your Annie!

fernvalley01 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ,I have beern lurking around yours for a while now,Hope things in your life will start to be easier soon.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Good for you and for Annie.

Enjoy every minute.

Dan

Mogsie said...

:) YAY!!!!

(hugs)

dailypiglet said...

i'm all bumpy and with a frog in my throat. those are hard times with a pet and i share your pain.

it's amazing how much animals shape our lives isn't it?

Syd said...

I had a feeling that it wasn't her time. I've lost quite a few dogs over the years and have never been hasty on the "final" decision. I'm glad that Annie spoke and you heard. They have a great will to live. Good for you and Annie.

carrielt said...

Prayers work even for the furry pets.

Trailboss said...

carrie, prayers work for everything!

exurbanpedestrian said...

YAY!!!

Chef said...

What a super-strong girl! Typical Boxer! Hang tough,sweet Annie!

xoxox
Chef