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Thursday, May 31, 2012

This little piggie....

Hey everybody! Did you ever play that little game with your babies' toes?
This little piggie went to market. This little piggie stayed home. This little piggie had roast beef. This little piggie had none. And this little piggie cried wee wee wee all the way home.

stitched on 32ct Oyster Linen one over one

Oh d-d-d-dear-dear! Ha! Which little "Piglet" says that? Yes, our eldest son's favorite when he was a preschooler. Piglet from Winnie the Pooh! Anyways, this little guy should also be finished off as a magnet already, probably today. Things have been hectic with Mabel and the boys finishing this school year. This little pig used 7 different shades of peach. :) He is kinda cute, even though I don't like pigs. Ever visit a real pig farm? I took the children way out in the country when they were very little. They and I still remember the stink! Yucko!  Well, anyways if you like pigs, this little guy was a freebie found here.

We took Mabel to the vet last night because she began shaking and grunting in pain. I called about an hour and a half before they closed and was told we would not be able to see Dr. Fellenz, he is already double booked. The other two vets, new to us, were booked, so we would have to see one of them as a double book. I asked what this meant. It means an emergency appointment of $70. Well, we did it. We amazingly were put in a room for a 5:30 appt with Dr. Fellenz himself. He reviewed everything done by Dr. Morrison this last week and a half. He examined her and told us the news. The reason she is not  a good candidate for the spinal surgery is that she has two herniated discs in a row, in the center of her back. This is quite a weak spot for her then. If money were no object, and of course it is, he would say to do the surgery right away. It costs almost $4,000 with the required MRI. She could recover from the surgery and do well. She could herniate new discs in the future. She could become paralyzed after the surgery anyways. How is that for odds!

He recommends we continue her on her steroids and pain pills. He has added in a muscle relaxant now also for additional relief. He has seen very few dogs that have recovered very slowly. As in weeks. We will just hope and pray this is the way it is to be for Mabel.

She could still become paralyzed. She could not fully recover and always need to be lifted on and  off furniture, and always be carried up and down steps. She should never jump off furniture again regardless he tells us.

So things are still not certain, but we feel better at this time. I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued prayers and wonderful support of Mabel and us. This is a challenging time to be sure!

I am reminded of this: "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”Matthew 21:22 NKJV 

 And of this:  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 NKJV

Aren't these fox gloves beautiful? I sprinkled seed last fall and here they are! Brian's chair is on the left. He asked me, "How exactly am I supposed to sit?" The seed obviously blew over a bit. :) I did not plant them there. Do you see the one growing through the table? There were two that were going to grow through his chair. tee hee! I removed those at least!

Have a fabulous day friends.

Finishing and praying,


butterfly said...

Dear Vickie my heart goes out to you sweetie, I pray little Mabel will be well very soon.

Your flowers are looking so beautiful can I come over and sit with you in your lovely garden.

Your little pig is beautiful I love pigs use to look after some when I was small .Big hugs to you and Mabel.

Catherine said...

I can only imagine how hard it has been for you and little Mabel. Continued thoughts and prayers headed your way.

Your Little piggie is so cute! And those Foxgloves!!! Beautiful!! I guess hubby will just have to sit delicately! ;)

Unknown said...

I to pray for little Mabel that she recovers from this and I'm glad your more at ease now. The little pig is cute and I'm sure the teacher will love it.Love the foxgloves and I'm not surprised to see they are pink and just imagine the smell sitting amongst them. :)

Annette-California said...

Dearest Vickie, You are doing all you can for Mabel. I will keep you both in my prayers. I know it's not easy at all. Thank goodness she has you to care and love her.
Your mini piggy is darling. I don't care for pigs wither but I really like this design. So pretty in the colors stitched. And your foxgloves....Breathtakingly beautiful.

Trace4J said...

Praying for your sweetie.
Love your little piggie.
Hugs to you Friend

Mindi said...

I'm so sorry about Mabel, I've been following along the last couple of weeks, hoping she'd get better.

Your pig is super cute!