This is my girl Bailey. She looks exactly like I feel, sad,
scruffy and a little out of whack. Seriously, she has been having
a bit of trouble lately...she has a bad back and last week we
played too rough outside and she hurt herself again.
So she 's on muscle relaxers and as of today she is feeling
much better. She's growling and barking at things outside,
which is a very good sign. Since that picture she's had a
grooming too, so she looks happier. Dogs are so like people,
they have feelings too. She might like to smell bad things,
but she's not very happy smelling like a bad thing!
This last couple of weeks have been weighing on me more
than I just a little a bit. I have an Aunt, Marie, who is facing
surgery this week. She has a type of skin cancer (squamous)
that has gone into her bone on her chin. She's having the
surgery on Wednesday, a twelve hour ordeal, where they
will remove a portion of her jaw and replace it with bone
from her leg. They are doing reconstructive work at
the same time. It's a very life changing surgery. She will have
weeks of breathing through a tracheal tube and being fed
through a feeding tube. All that on top of chemotherapy.
At least she's going to Ann Arbor for treatment, that's the
best hospital in the state. They took great care of my Dad
when he had cancer. Please keep Marie in your prayers,
she's trying hard to be strong, but she's worried.
But how can you not be?