Archive | July 2008

Guess who’s sitting?

Yes!  Katelyn!  My little peanut has figured out on her own to get from a laying position to a sitting position.  This was discovered by trial and error by herself and not therapy.  She gets to a 4-point position as if she was going to crawl but then pushes herself upward with her arms and brings her legs out from underneath her.  She is doing so well with sitting without support now.  I can imagine it won’t be long before she starts crawling.  Therapy is a long drawn out process but definitely pays off in the end.  I’m so proud of Katelyn and all of her little milestones that she has accomplished despite all of the set backs she has had so far.

Tribute to Sierra

Smiling Sierra

Smiling Sierra

It is with sadness that I must report that our dog Sierra has passed on from cancer.  On Monday, July 7, 2008, I took Sierra into the Vet because she was throwing up and not eating and very lethargic.  She had a mass in her abdominal region which was found to be a tumor that had spread to all of her internal organs.  She was then put to sleep since she was already sedated.  It was a shocker for me because nothing in life can prepare you for unexpected tragedies as this.  While some people think that she was only a dog, to me she was a family member.  Now the house just does not have the same feel with her gone.  It seems rather lonely even though we are there.  There is no longer the greeting at the door, the sound of a wagging tail hitting things, the sound of toenails tapping against the linoleum, barking when vehicles go by or even the basic feeding and bathroom duties.  There is a void in our life that at the moment cannot be filled.  Hopefully someday soon it will become a little more to reality that Sierra is gone.