Thursday, February 12, 2009

Simply the Best!

Update: Riley came through surgery fine...I can pick her up after 4pm. She was upset when she came to...so they sedated her...:( but I can pick her up later today!

So...I am sitting here bawling my eyes out! Riley is in surgery or at least being prepped for it!
I feel like I have abandoned her...
Everyone has left such kind words and emails...Thank you so very much for understanding!
Those who think I am a bit crazy that's okay too!
Many of you said it is just a normal thing that occurs for dogs and that's what I am hoping! Her blood work did come back looking fairly normal...which is a good sign.
What happened is Riley took off running after a lizard (her mortal enemy) and followed it into some bushes and when she came out the cyst was bleeding and we couldn't get it to stop bleeding!
So, because of the location and the YUCK factor...it needs to come out! The vet was concerned about size, location and the fact that it had grown so quickly!
So, after a thousand dollars or so later and the trauma to Riley...she should be fine! She is the best dog ever!
Speaking of money, which reminds me of the economy...Anyone besides me a little worried?
I have had to stop watching CNN and reading the paper... I am seeing people lose their jobs in real life...I can't keep reading and watching this all the time!
For me...the simple things in life are the very best and since my accounts are dwindling to almost nothing...it works out well, because simple is all I can afford right now!

20 comments:

Debbie said...

I hope everything is going well for Riley. Let us know.
And I am a little worried that we are all caught in a vicious cycle of doom and gloom - news wise. It is hard to watch.

Rhonda said...

Aw, get better really soon Riley!!

As for the bank account, Ronda, I'm with you 100%. People are starting to get laid off here too. I suppose not being able to buy groceries is one way to lose weight....

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I have curbed my CNN appetite as well. Man. So many people having such great losses in their lives. I peek at the headlines but don't even delve into reading the articles anymore.

All the best to Riley, and to you as you watch him go through this.... you're a good furry baby mama.....

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Lauren said...

Hope the pup is feeling better soon.

Tberri said...

Hope your baby is better soon! I enjoy your blog!

Diane said...

My thoughts are with you and Riley today :).

I'm being an ostrich about the economy. I don't like feeling so worried, so I pretend it's not happening. It's not like I had money to worry about anyway... so I'll just keep plugging along.

Karyn said...

Love you!

Kori said...

Oh, I feel so bad for you! I hope she comes throug hit okay, and that you do, too. Even with all of the kids, I still think of my dogs as family. The one we got last year, she is getting old and can't make it doen the stairs in the new house. So she lays at the top and sighs because she wants to be on the couch in the basement with the kids, and it breaks my heart. I would help her down but I am afraid that I wouldn't be able to help her get back UP. So I hear you. And yes-the economy is scaring me as well.

jill jill bo bill said...

I think we are all being bombarded by this depression/freakout/uncertainty that encapsulates this economy. You are not alone. Hope all works out with Riley. I will ship Andy today to keep you company until he gets out of the hospital. You don't even have to send him back.

Brenda said...

I hope Riley is up and running around again soon!

I had to turn off CNN this morning - it was making me so mad to listen to them talk about millions of tax payer dollars going straight into the pockets of a few Merrill Lynch executives. Then, they played part of another company's (can't remember the name)conference call where they were stressing that the extra money they are getting is to be called "Retention" funds & NOT A BONUS! With unemployment at one of its highest rates, I can see where companies need to pay their executives extra to keep them - NOT!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I am so sorry about you puppy...If you would have seen me the day I took my precious Brandon to vet knowing I would not be bringing him home...Even I couldn't understand a word I was saying...through the tears...So I understand.

As for the economy...just have Faith...and do you part to be practical.

Rachel said...

i'm so glad riley did ok today. i've been thinking about her all day. we're sending our love your way!!

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

I'm glad that all is well with Riley. I understand bawling your eyes - our lab's (at 6 months) intestine turned over on itself and the surgery was $1200. I bawled for a long time after I had to leave him there.

Buddha's Place said...

I did a double take when your blog came up...that's my dog! But Sampson is a he...
Sampson has fatty tumors everywhere and because he is nearing 12 the vet said he doesn't want to take them out. I can't even talk about it without tearing up.
I am however very happy for your Riley!

Betty said...

We are all the way in Paraguay and everyone is talking about the economy and the finance crisis... It makes me sick! I too can only watch the news for a short while, then turn it off!
Hope Riley gets better soon!

Z's Mom said...

Ok, I'm glad I came here today after the update. I'm so glad she is doing well. And she woke up mad....that's a good sign too. A grumpy patient is ready to go home....ok, that's what I always say anyway. And I don't think you are crazy. I spent over $900 on healing my cat from a urinary tract infection....mind you had a few choice angry words for the vet when he relapsed....but I was pregnant, worried and I always overreact...but all is well now.

I digress....about the economy....its like 911..you have to stop yourself from watching it on CNN, MSNBC and FOX 24/7...its not healthy. I'm not saying don't stay informed. But at the same time...you can't shoulder the burden of the economy of this country and this world on your shoulders. Give it to God! There is nothing too big for Him. I try not to think about it tooooo much. I have to believe that the right people got into office this and this will eventually get cleaned up. Its not going to be easy and it will take years. So, like you said, keep it simple for now. He always takes care of us, doesn't He?
I hope you get some snuggle time with Riley tonight so you girls both feel better! :) OH...and pet her a lot...it'll help your nerves too...and your blood pressure from all your worrying....

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad Riley came through OK. I'd be a mess too, if it were my baby dog.
Stop watching the news. If we all stopped watching we wouldn't be so upset. We'd go out and spend $ and things would slowly come back.

Jennifer said...

Oh yay--I'm glad she came through ok!!

I'm finding it SO depressing thses days to watch the news--I saw Suze Orman on Larry King and I could hardly stand to hear the bad news she was doling out!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Oh Happy Day for you and for Riley... post surgery at home always mean lots of sleeping... He'll be out for the day pretty much and rightfully so after what he's been through..

Hugs to Riley (and to you of course)

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(dog lover extraordinaire)

Ginger said...

So glad Riley came out of surgery okay. I love dogs so much and have always had one. We've been lucky though and have always had pretty healthy pets. But my son had to spend $5000 on his english mastiff, having hip surgery. Have you seen Marley and Me? I sat in the theater crying like a baby...but laughing at other scenes just as much.