Married to the Empire

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Most Difficult Week

This year hasn't gotten off to a great start.  Last week was just plain awful.  It started with a phone call on a Friday night at 11:30pm from my father-in-law.  We immediately knew it was bad news.  Steven's brother passed away unexpectedly.  That was just plain shocking and horrifying.  Then things got stressful, as people wanted different things for the funeral, and my husband and his siblings had to help mediate. 

Next, Alex got his 4-month vaccinations at his check-up.  (He's now 14 lbs. 7 oz. and 25.5 inches long.)  He broke out in hives, which completely freaked me out.  He spent the next 4 days lethargic, feverish, and cranky.  Miserable for all of us, especially as he started waking up again in the middle of the night during that time.

And to top it all off, Doogie was diagnosed with cancer.  On top of his kidney disease.  I cried for hours after I got off the phone with the vet. 

Sometimes life really does give us lemons. 

But Alex is better now.  Doogie stills runs around and gets into slap fights with Ninja.  He's really not aware that he's sick, so we're hopeful that we'll have a decent amount of time left with him. 

And through it all, God is faithful.  If nothing else, we prayed more last week than usual, and that's never a bad thing.  

Alex's Uncle Keith loved Batman.  We expect Alex will, too. 
Doogie and Ninja love to wrestle and fight


Becky said...

I'm so sorry.

*carrie* said...

Anne Marie,

I am sorry to hear of your loss and these other difficulties. Praying for peace and strength!

Catherine said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Roxie700 said...

So very sorry for the loss of your brother in law. So sad when a loved one dies suddenly.
Hope your little guy stays well. Those shots can be hard on a little fellow.
As for the cat, I am sorry to hear that too. We love our pets very much and knowing they are ill is very hard too. I hope you have a lot of time left with your cat.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry Anne Marie. Praying for you and your family.

Catherine @ Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

Your family is in my prayers.

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