Monday, January 07, 2008

Just couldn't do it.

Hi -- The Typist here. I sat on the waiting room floor with a shaking Cub for 25 minutes. I got her all checked into the surgery center, paid for and everything. I went out to the car and called The Alpha with my doubts... for instance, they didn't tell us until this morning that with the exploratory surgery necessary for this type of biopsy, she would definitely have to stay overnight, possibly two nights. Quality of life for The Cubbins would've taken a major downturn for a while, even after she got home. We talked it over (yet again!) and decided that if we can keep her at her current level of functioning, attitude, and behavior, then we shouldn't subject her to major surgery just to find out that we still don't really know much more, and confirm that we almost certainly can't do anything different to fix her problem.

So I walked back into the surgery center and got my girl back. Surprisingly, I got a full refund, too, even though they'd already given her a sedative and had to give her something else to counteract it before I took her home.

Going to work now. Still feeling sad that I can't help my girl get all better, but knowing that a solution wasn't likely to come of this experience anyway, I'm feeling good about the fact that I haven't subjected her to an unnecessary major surgery.

Thank you all for your prayers. I felt them.


mid-life rookie said...

Blessings to all of you (((Typist, Alpha, and Cub)))) & the boy too.

Songbird said...

(((all of you)))
We are on your prayer team, I hope you know that.
Songbird and Molly

zorra said...

(((all of you)))
Wish I were there. I hope you all rest well tonight. I'll keep praying.

John said...

Prayers ascending....

Janie said...

Oh, wow, I bet that was a hard decision...but as I read, I felt the peace in it.

Praying for y'all.

DogBlogger said...

Thank you all. Love to the prayer team!

Rev. Dulce said...


Get better soon. You are lucky to have such a good Mom & Dad.

RevAnne said...

Blessings and prayers, Typist, Cub, and family!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You are such a good mama

Lindy said...

It just about makes me cry to think how hard that must've been. You were a true guardian for your dog today.

Deb said...

Oh my.
:tearing up:
love and prayers from
and Tiria and even Polgara