Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Circle of Life Continues


Another week is coming to a fast close.  I’m so very grateful for the kind, supportive e-mails and comments you've left here on my blog and on facebook on the loss of our girl Annie.  It has meant so much to know that you know how much Annie meant to us, and understand and share her loss.
~Annie in early April~
As we all know, life continues.  I've been reminded several times of the circle of life this week as we have  four brand-new hatchlings in the Eastern Phoebe's nest above our living room window.  I have also caught a couple of rare glimpses of a fawn that was born in our woods, a first for us.
I am also reminded that our crew still need care and attention.  I returned to the vet this morning with CarrieAnne who has swelling on her right shoulder that I noticed on Wednesday night.  I know I've been a bit distracted the past few weeks, but I just have to think that I would have noticed the swelling because it's so obvious. Added to that "theory" is that Carrie isn't able to walk that well and is in pain.  The vet that we saw today took x-rays and we at least know it's (thankfully) not bone cancer.  But it is a tumor that is probably infected, which is why there is the noticeable swelling.  So we have started Carrie on various medications and an antibiotic. Feeling a bit beaten by everything that's happened, a good friend of mine called this afternoon to offer support and give me what I know is good, solid advice on a direction to take.  She's traveled this path more than I have and more than anything, I wish I didn't have to travel it again so soon.
~CarrieAnne this evening~

33 comments:

  1. Oh, Kim, I hope the medicine and antibiotics do the trick. She has a sweet smile for the camera. I think she knows that lots of people see and love her. I'm glad that you had a good friend to talk to today, that always helps.
    Hugs to CarrieAnne!

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  2. As I found out, antibiotics don't work on cancer so I had surgery. Hopefully CarrieAnne's tumor is curable by the antibiotics. Taking care of senior canines like me is sometimes gut-wrenching for the peeps who love us so.

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  3. Carrie-Anne is really smiling, I do hope the medications do the trick. One loss leaves a huge hole, and each one is unforgettable in their own way. Hugs, Jean.

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  4. I'm so sorry this has happened so soon. I hope the vet is right and the antibiotics will do the trick.

    That picture of Annie touches my heart.

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  5. What a great smile Carrie- Anne has, sending her best wishes from me and my own two golden girls. And love to you Kim for the loss of your friend Annie. Its funny, we dont know eachother at all but you come up in conversation quite often in our household......the wonderful work you do for dogs.I wish there were more people like you xxxx

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  6. I would love to see the baby Phoebe's.. And the Fawn is adorable.. How sad to have Carrrie-Anne sick too, I hope the medicine works.. She is a sweetie.. Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Thinking of you and, as always, hoping for a good outcome and happy news.

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  8. Morning Kim, awwww, what a sweet baby Fawn, truly a treasure to behold. Prayers for Carrie Anne, hope all is well with her, Big Hugs Francine.

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  9. gosh, it just doesn't stop, does it? bless you.

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  10. Kim, I stop by every day, smile, cry and wonder at your strength. You have the courage of a lion and the heart and soul of an angel. Thank you for what you are doing.

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    1. THANK YOU for stopping by my blog, and for your kind comment and support, it means a lot!!

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  11. You are so very special Kim!!
    I have never seen a baby deer that young in the wild before--thank you for that picture!!

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  12. My thoughts and prayers are for you and seet girl CarrieAnne.

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  13. Paws crossed that the meds will help CarrieAnne - God bless you Kim for being there for your pups.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  14. Just wanted to add my support. I only recently found your blog and I love seeing all pups. I admire you greatly and how you are caring for such awesome dogs. Thanks for all you do.

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    1. Thank-you Kara for stopping by, and for your thoughtful comment! It's nice to meet you! :-)

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  15. KIm.
    We just wish we could hug you,,
    Sometimes we fail for words of comfort,,
    but please know we care----
    We are crossing our paws for Carrie Anne,, that she gets to feeling better soon.,
    The fawn,,,, oh my gosh,, what a special moment,, the momma deer trusted you to let her baby sleep in your yard.
    love
    tweedles

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  16. Hoping CarrieAnne responds well to the meds, Kim. It is all done for one little thing...LOVE!...:)JP

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  17. *hugs* God bless and comfort you. ♥

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  18. oh carrie anne. the girl with the laughing face always.
    holding only the best thoughts now. at least some of the news was good.
    and sometimes the right meds do wonders.
    heart to heart dear one.
    xo

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  19. It is a hard road to travel with seniors, but you get so much out of the journey. Hope the meds work for Carrie-Anne.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

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  20. That CarrieAnne has the sweetest smile. I hope she will be OK and that you remember to take care of you, OK.

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    1. Thanks Inger, I'm trying to remember that! :-)

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  21. Thoughts are still with you, blogger buddy.

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  22. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. And POTP as well as 40 crossed paws in our home for Carrie.

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  23. We are sending POTP to CarrieAnne. We hope the medicine does the trick. Your heart needs some peace and that fawn just might make that happen. What a sweet treat to have it in your yard!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  24. We hope CarrieAnne feels better soon. We've been lucky to catch glimpses of young fawns on our property many times. One time the mom left her baby in our front landscape just outside our living room windows. We were able to watch it all day and never did catch mom coming back for it. They are so sweet.

    Cindy

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  25. Oh my nice friend....my heart is with you...there will be a day when a door will open and all these beautiful souls will meet you with wags and kisses.....xxxxxxxx

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  26. Poor Carrie Anne. I hope the meds help.

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  27. We're sending good thoughts to Carrie Anne, especially Morgan who knows how aging joints can hurt.

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  28. What a beauty! Carrie Anne's smile brightens my day.
    I will be sending out positive and healing thoughts her way!
    xoxo

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