Hello friends and family.....
I get so frustrated some times because one of things I really enjoy very much is writing on my blog and reading all of your blogs but there always seems to be something coming up that pulls my time in another direction and the last week and a half has been no different.
People deal with lots of issue's in life, ours seems to be financial and health issue's. I've come to accept many years ago that this is my lot in life and it's best to turn it over to God and trust Him because I don't have control over much.
My brother and sister in law have one of the sweetest dogs in the world. He's five years old and his name is Sebastian. He's the cutest Maltese / Yorkie mix. Well last month he got gravely ill and was diagnosed with a condition called ITP. Basically his immune system has decided to turn in on itself. It can be a condition that just happens or a dog can be genetically predisposed too it. With Sebastian we don't know what has caused it. Treatment for ITP is steroid to suppress the immune system.
He was doing well and so my sister in law went on vacation for a week leaving him home with my niece who is an adult and my brother who couldn't get time off work. In that week Sebastian began having episodes of uncontrollable urinating and was drinking a ton of water. I know from raising my own dogs that can be caused by steroids and or it can be caused by diabetes. Steroids can cause diabetes in both humans and dogs.
Sadly, this past monday Sebastian wound up in the hospital for four days where he was diagnosed with diabetes, pancreatitis, and a bladder infection on top of the ITP. It wasn't looking good. Well, many, many, did I say many? thousands of dollars later, He's now home, his ITP seems to be under control, pancreatitis and infection cleared up and they are working on getting his diabetes under control. So I've been spending a lot of time on the phone with my sister in law and niece trying to help as much as I can because I have a lot of experience with canine diabetes and when you have no experience with it, it can be extremely nerve wracking.
Hubby had to have a holter monitor put on for twenty four hours last week as he was complaining of intermittent pains in his chest. He had a heart attack in 2016 so the slightest pain and we are either at the ER or the cardiologist. We go tomorrow morning to get his test results..
He also has an appointment, a virtual appointment with his regular GP doctor the next day. Hubby has been dropping weight for an unknown reason for a while. He's not trying to lose weight and he is eating more than he used too so this is concerning. We had mentioned this before to his doctor and he had some blood work run and it was all normal but that doesn't mean there isn't something going on. Sadly, from personal experience I know the old "everything looks good on paper so you must be fine scenario" when at the same time everything 'looks' good there's something going on in your body killing you. It 'could' be his age as well. He's almost sixty-three and I know we do lose muscle mass and shrink some. I pray this is it but my gut is screaming otherwise. Please pray I am wrong.
As for myself. I'm tired, my RA is acting up, I'm a bit stressed out and to be honest, very concerned about my husband. As for any of my other health issue's, I just try and ignore them as best I can. I know that isn't the brightest idea but right now I can't handle anymore so I give it to God and ask Him to lead me..