On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What's next?

Youngest Daughter is returning home tomorrow and will wait for a suitable group home instead of being the only client.  She gets too lonely and is left alone too much and is truly unhappy.  It's been more stressful hearing about her mishaps - getting into food when unattended and running up her glucose levels - than it is to have her here and take care of her.

It was her idea, her begging, to leave that started the search for an alternative living situation away from parents, but so far it hasn't worked.  If her blood sugar is high, I just deal with it but her care provider insists on calling a doctor and then sends messages to a list of people about how difficult that is.  Clearly, she's had it.  I can't wait to have our daughter back.

As if that's not enough, Brix and Demi ate raisin bread so I just gave them syrup of ipecac and am waiting for them to barf.  Many dogs are unaffected by raisins and grapes, but there's no way to know if we've got the ones that are, in which case the results can be disastrous.

Definitely not my best day!


  1. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Funny, our dogs (an older lab and a young springer spaniel) ate our valentine's double chocolate cookies Sunday morning. Hydrogen peroxide worked like a charm. We are pretty sure the lab ate most of it, but you can't be sure, so we gave it to both dogs.

  2. I hope you find a group home that will be able to help your daughter. It sounds like she needs a little more supervision than the lone caregiver is willing or able to do.

    Cute sheep you've drawn here.

    I hope the dogs will be okay.


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