Saturday, June 4, 2011

Winner of This Round - Hamlet!

~Josh, left & Rudi~
The weather the last couple of days could not be more beautiful!  The warmth of the sun and cooler temperatures has given everyone more energy!  We started our afternoon with a round of frisbee.

~Hamlet~
Once the dogs were worn out, we came back in just in time to get a call from the vet about the results of Hamlet's culture.  I was so sure it would be bad news for him, just goes to show you what I don't know.  Last time there were six different kinds of bacteria found in this same wound.  This time there are only two.  One is a strain of e-coli, but it's not the 'really bad' one that was there last time.  The other is a staff infection. The bottom line is that it's treatable with the antibiotic Augmentin that we'll put him on for 6 weeks.  I don't know if it's because I'm still worn out, but I found myself feeling humbled and thankful for this news.  I know it doesn't mean that this will be the end of the problems with this tumor--I know it is going to continue to grow and be an ongoing problem.  But I feel like right here and right now now, we've won this round against it.

51 comments:

Ms. ~K said...

Wonderful news about Hamlet!!!

Beautiful peony!
Enjoy your weekend,
~K

Joanna said...

YAY! Go Hamlet!!

xx

Jenny said...

What a beautiful peony. Those are such lovely flowers. I miss being able to grow them here in the desert. My daughter and her husband are going through something very similar with their dog. What a worry for you all. I hope things start going better!

Sheila and Bob said...

We are so happy to hear the report on Hamlet.
So well said;
I know it doesn't mean that this will be the end of the problems with this tumor--I know it is going to continue to grow and be an ongoing problem. But I feel like right here and right now now, we've won this round against it.

Right here, Right Now you have Hamlet and he is loved.
God Bless

Sheila & Bob

Carolyn said...

That's great news!

Sue said...

Yea Hamlet!! Our Mom took Augmentin when she had that throat infection that wouldn't go away. It made her tummy upset, but it cured the infection. We all needed some good news, it feels like it's been a long time since we've had any.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Boondocks said...

YAY for Hamlet! Go, Hamlet, go, Hamlet!!!

Love the picture of Josh and Rudi. Mom says there's few things better than goldens in action!

AROOOOF!
Boondocks

texwisgirl said...

good news for hamlet (and you!!!) sweet baby boy!!!

Schnauzer Days said...

Brilliant news!! Small steps and all that but as you say round one to Hamlet, hooray! Big licks from us, Dex & Lou x

Sierra Rose said...

Ahhhhh! Great news for Hamlet! And, an amazing photo of the frisbee game!
Hugs to all. Enjoy your day :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Sharon said...

Yeah for Hamlet, I mean, it's still serious, but it's not as serious as you thought and I am so glad!

Christine said...

We'll take any good news we can get. I know it must have been a relief to hear this news.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So very thankful for this good news-know there are still hurdles down the road but thankful that for now hings are more positive. Thankful for you dear friend.

missing moments said...

So glad it is getting better ... not healed but better! Beautiful peony!

Miriam said...

Yay for Hamlet! That's wonderful news and I'm so happy to hear it. I think you should pour a stiff drink (alcoholic or not - my current favourite is a virgin Mojito - yum!), sit on your beautiful porch surrounded by your lovely family and have a toast to life and surviving really bad weeks. Here's to you!

sophie said...

ditto to everything you said. When we take care of our babies that are sick and older, we are able to see the good in the news. I think that it is good news too and we just take one day a time. You know it could be so much worse and are grateful for the positives.
Yea for Hamlet!!!!
Hugs and kisses to all

Nancy said...

Glad to hear good news about Hamlet. He's due, I think, and so are you.

Gorgeous peony, Kim. :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Yay! Good news!

Karine said...

Hooray for Hamlet, what good news! The weather here has been much better lately too :o)

Lori Skoog said...

Yaaayyyyyy Hamlet!

Berts Blog said...

Boy, that is just the kind of news my vickie needed to hear today.

REally really needed good news.

Give Hamlet a rub for us.

Bert

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So glad to hear it's good news for Hamlet.So now you can "take arms against a sea of troubles
and by opposing end them"!! Mommy made us study Hamlet. hehe.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

NCmountainwoman said...

What wonderful news! Kim, I so admire your attitude. Realistic enough to know the battle is not over and compassionate enough to appreciate this day...this news...this dog for every good day you have with him.

Paws and fingers still crossed here, not only for Hamlet, but for you and all in this time of change and stress.

Zona said...

YAY for Hamlet!!!!

kks said...

Yeh, round one won! Great news Hammie!
xoxo

Bobbi said...

(((HUGS))) for Hamlet!!! So happy!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GReat news!

BTW, Heidi and I chatted about you over dinner - I pointed in the general direction of how you pass through York on your way to visit your friend in Lancaster!

I told her one of these times, we WOULD meet!

Pamela said...

Hi Kim, that joy, that despite good news todo.Me happy to know that by now all is quiet. (let's Hamlet, force)
Pity the poor charlie can not say the same ... (please do not re-cut hair that way) it is beautiful with all its curls!
kisses to everyone and take care. Pamela and Family

Nancy K. said...

The best news I've heard in a long time! You GO, Hamlet!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Kim!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Kim
The news that came today,,
"made for a very good day"
We are all pulling - right along side of you-- for sweet Hamlet.
The white peony is go goreous.,, I think we can smell it,,
sweet dreams to all
love
tweedles

Angus said...

Great news about H . Just goes to show that while we worry they get on with life . To everything there is a season .

Tracy said...

I want you to know Kim, I have a bit of hesitation coming to your site and it's not that I don't love it because I do; I'm so fearful I will log on and something will have happened to Hamlet so I am joyful and elated with the news of the report of the cultures. Thank you God!
Also, Charlie is beautiful regardless of his haircut and I'm certain so much cooler in this heat!

Take good care of yourself...
hugs to Hamlet!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Kim I am so happy to hear this news! I had so hoped as I prayed this morning that I would see a post about Hamlet that would be encouraging and I am thrilled for you both today! Go Hamlet!!!
Love you all....
Tina xo

Toni aka irishlas said...

Great news, Kim.

Enjoy this wonderful weather!

Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah said...

Hurray for Hamlet!!!!! Nice to hear you're having some good weather. Would you mind sending it down to us!?!?!

Slobbers,
The CheeseHounds

KT and Lady said...

Great news about Hamlet. Good news and small steps are what its all about. Easton is wearing a t-shirt today in his honor.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Oh, Kim, I am so happy for Hamlet. And for you! A little breathing moment, within an innevitable situation may help in restoring your strength.

Love ya!

1000 Goldens said...

Three cheers for Hamlet! We pray this last round of treatment works wonders for him.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

yeah !!!!! what wonderful news about sweet sweet Hamlet !!!

makes me HAPPY today

:-)

kary and teddy
xo

Jim said...

Way to go Hamlet!!!
Love that Peony Kim!

Canyon Girl said...

Answered prayers for Hamlet. He so deserves a break and so do you. I am so happy to hear this news. And Charlie looks really good without his big old fur coat.

I need orange said...

What good news! Very glad!!!

Sam said...

Yay Hamlet!

I've gotten so tense waiting for test results that when the vet does call, I burst into tears - even if she tells me nothing is wrong!

Sam

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

hi kim...i left a comment earlier for sweet Hamlet but i don't see it...but YES !!!! hurrah for hamlet...what a beautiful dog...and thank you for the info on the mushroom...someone mentioned japanese parasol..but they weren't sure... they sure are cute though

:-)

kary and teddy
xo

Leontien said...

Whoohoo good news about Hamlet!!!

Hope you have a geat week
Leontien

Suz said...

followed you over from Farmhouse kitchen...anyone who has such a book with that mushroom sounded interesting..and then I see you are an animal LOVER.....okay I'm in...
bless your heart..your big big heart..

april said...

Oh my gosh! Bless your heart! Goldens are my favorite. They are just the sweetest! Love your photo on June 2nd with them all on the porch. The two in the back look just like our last goldens, Clifford and Timber. I miss them terribly. After Clifford was gone, we got a golden-doodle, Henri', and now Timber is gone, so it's just Henri'. Love the snow pix, love them all! What a life with all those goldens! Will return!

Sammie and Avalon said...

Yayayayay!!!!! SOOOOOO happy to read this good bit of news - you go, dear Hamlet - way to rock the evil C!!! Also... we can just Picture the frisbee game in the cooler weather - hope the better temps remain!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

KB said...

I know how it feels to have the small victories, and this sounds like one. I'm so happy that meds can help with the tumor!!! So happy!!!!!!!!!

I hope that it's cooling down so that Hamlet can enjoy walks with you.

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Pet Sitting Mckinney said...

Wonderful news about Hamlet!!! keep the good work wish u all the best..