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Sammie(my shadow)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

This morning, at 2:30 AM, my little Pom woke us up screaming.......
I grabbed a towel, wrapped her up and cuddled her, talking to her,
trying to calm her, and David grabbed my phone to call the Vet on his
emergency number, and bless that man forever, he called back within
a minute.....he could hear her screaming and said meet me at the office.

So here we went, he got there about 3 minutes after us....he asked if
we wanted to put her on IV and sedate, and I let him look at her, and
he thought as we did, that she had a stroke. I said no, I didn't want her
suffering, because she had had a seizure, right before we left the house
that was bad.....she passed over the Rainbow Bridge in my arms with
David's hand on her head.

I am thankful God let me keep her as long as He did, 15 years of being
my little shadow....every step I took she was right behind me. The past
few days, I had to carry her out to go potty because her hip hurt her, and
I am thankful that last night, when I fixed supper for us, she knew the smell
of spaghetti and she loved it, so I cooked her a half hamburger, and a pot of
spaghetti for her and SammyK. She had her favorite meal, and then cuddling
before bed.

I don't think I will ever get the sound of her screaming out of my head.....
She knew she was so loved, and I am so sorry it ended like this, but to watch
her suffer, just to be selfish and try to keep her with me, was not the right
thing to do.

Sammie, we will miss you but I know Junior met you at the Rainbow Bridge, and
you are together again.

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KIM22211 8/29/2014 1:25AM

    what a dolly!!!!

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BUGLET- 6/9/2014 12:19PM

    My two Poms are 15 Years old and Lexy is your babies twin. They only weigh 4-5 lbs with Zacky being the smallest and slighty older than Lexy. Zacky is glued to me at all times with the exception of daddy eating. It has been on my mind a lot lately about losing them. Lexy has no teeth but Zacky has 3 left. I know what you must be going through and I can sense your pain. It kills me to think that I will soon have that same pain. I have to think that God will let our babies come to heaven when we get there, I pray so. God bless you. Some dogs never experience love like we give them, it breaks my heart for them. I am sorry for your loss. They truly are members of our family. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 5/18/2014 10:06AM

    I saw your comment back on my dear friend Simple4life's page and had to come to your page and give you a BIG hug!

I know the loss of one of our fur babies is soooo horrible and sad. We lost our ChinChin kitty and her big brown baby boy Keanu a few years later (on my pic page) they both lived long and spoiled lives and I loved them SO very much.

I'm sending you big hugs and I know your little Sammie and you will meet up again further down the river. I do believe that we reunite with our animals again in the same way we reunite with our loved ones.

Hugs to you...it's so HARD to give so much love to a furbabie and know that someday you will lose them...as they can't possibly live as long as us...BUT not having the opportunity to experience that pure love I think would be even harder.

I always say our fur~babies are our angels...just hanging out with us wearing their little fur suits. Who else but an angel gives such unconditional love?

God bless your vet...what an AWESOME human being! emoticon

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VIADOLOROSA 5/14/2014 6:27AM

    I'm sorry you lost her, I cried as I read this. That Vet is a wonderful person!

How are you doing after losing her? I know she loved you and knew she was loved. And I know she is grateful to you for helping her at the end.

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LIFE-FAITH 5/8/2014 4:02PM

    I am so sorry to read this.... with tears in my eyes, please know that I am so very sorry for your loss.

Take care!
God Bless you!

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    Oh My! I am so sorry, and I know exactly how you feel since my 18 year old cat, CRICKET, just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past Thursday. Your little SAMMIE was beautiful, and I know you and she shared a very deep love for each other. CRICKET passed peacefully in his sleep, and for that I am thankful, but you did the right thing for SAMMIE. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


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    I'm so sorry for you loss. I know that it's such a hard thing to go through, but remember all the wonderful memories you have of her.

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    How sad....I know you will miss Sammy terribly.


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KKKAREN 5/4/2014 3:49PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss, it's very hard to see a pet hurting. Here's hoping that things are better for her on the other side.

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ILOVEROSES 5/4/2014 1:42PM

    I am so sorry for your and David's loss but like you said Sammie is in a better place now. emoticon emoticon

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ALLIENOBLE1 5/4/2014 12:47PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it's hard, but remember that she's in a better place. From reading this, I can tell how much you loved her. She was one lucky dog to have you in her life!

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Prayer Request for David.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

For those of you who have been praying for Daniel and his team, they are now home as
of this past Wednesday. He said to thank everyone, that they believe all the prayers kept
them safe several times, as they had grenades go off less than 10 feet away and no one was

David is having heart issues. We had a stress test 2 weeks ago, which was not only useless but the Cardiologist said he was good to go, and he was still having chest pain, I freaked and called, they got him in the next morning.....he told the dr. he thought he needed a stent...so he said okay and scheduled him for a heart cath this past Monday.

To make a long story short, the dr. called in his cardio-surgeon, he said he cannot have any procedures or surgeries period. He said his odds, should he be forced to do surgery, would be less than 50-50 and he would have the whole family in because he does not think he will survive. His bypass artery is calcified, and he does not think he will be able to fix it. He said
"sometimes" the heart will grow around the block, so he is on a blood thinner and a pill to
treat his Angina....treating the symptoms in hopes the heart will repair itself.

So needless to say I am frantic...he has to lose 50 lbs.....to help his breathing. So my focus is on taking care of him and keeping him stress free and I am going to have to find some way to get all these bills paid off for stuff he bought thinking he would be doing work around the house....(not gonna happen)

The surgeon thinks we should not be riding the bikes, so it looks like we will go to the Harley dealer and see what he suggests we do, because we still owe on them too....got in 2010.

Please pray for him. He is close to our Lord, and believes he will be fine......
Please pray for me, to be strong and take care of him in whatever situation .....

Thank you and many Blessings,

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MALEXANDER4 4/28/2014 7:07AM

    Prayers going up for David.

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SASSYLASS08 4/27/2014 7:15PM

    Sending prayers your way for both of you Darlene as I know how stressful this is for both of you.

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JELLI-LEAN 4/27/2014 3:55PM

    Prayers going up for both of you

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LIFE-FAITH 4/27/2014 9:02AM

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I am so thankful that Daniel is home and that he felt God's protection from our prayers.

I will keep David in my prayers for God's divine healing touch.The heart is an amazing muscle. I so understand about taking care of hubby and trying to do everything else with limited money. (Don has been out of work now 6 months due to his issues)
At any rate - Make sure to take care of you! I will be praying for God's grace for you and David, Daniel too!

God Bless!
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50HARLEYGIRL 4/27/2014 6:22AM

    Darlene, I'm so glad Daniel is home! I hate to hear what is going on with David, & I know you must be worried sick! I will pray for you all! God is Mighty & tells us not to be afraid but to give our worries over to Him. I know how easy that is right, but sometimes we have to give things to God continually sometimes every other minute. I just think how awesome it is that David is close to our Lord and that he is a man of God! That alone is all the difference in both your lives!
Hugs & Prayers,

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CKAYTHOMAS 4/26/2014 11:12PM

    Thank you God that Daniel is home and safe!
I will be praying for David and for you. God is faithful. Keep trusting in Him!

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MOM4407 4/26/2014 10:45PM

    My Prayer are with you and David.

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PEPPYPATTI 4/26/2014 10:01PM

    You've got it girlfriend! It is ironic how are lives are so parallel right now. I am glad to know that Daniel his home safe & you & David are always in my thoughts & prayers! Love you girl!
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/26/2014 9:45PM

    Darlene, I'm am praying for David and hope that things turn out well for him. I know this must be very stressful for both of you, but remember you have lots of people praying for the two of you.

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VIADOLOROSA 4/26/2014 8:54PM

    Hi Darlene, I'm in Durham! I'm sorry to hear about your husband. But the thought occurred to me as I was reading, if the Lord protected him from a grenade, he can certainly handle a little ol' blocked artery. Right?

My husband is only 50 and he had a scare 4 weeks ago. He thought he might be getting asthma (his older sister has asthma later in life, age 55) but when he went to the doctor, the doc called an ambulance to take him to the ER. He has multiple blood clots in both lungs. He's on blood thinners now for 3 months.

We aren't in the military, my husband works at IBM here at home, I home school my son. Tell your son, from me, thank you for protecting my freedom?

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Prayer needed immediately for our son Daniel and his team, they were
ambushed while on patrol. All we know is 1 killed and some wounded.



David called Daniel's CO at Ft. Bragg. They were in an ambush while on patrol, wounds
were minor and Daniel is safe....the fatality was a special forces member from another
Please hold him and his family in prayer.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for everyone who dropped what they were doing
and prayed...and please pray daily for the brave men and women who are standing between
us and those who would do us harm............

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KIM22211 10/4/2014 4:52AM

    so sorry to hear this. Praying for the family today. I know they will need prayers often

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    Praying for the soldiers and their families.

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SANDYMAE3 1/21/2014 5:04PM

    glad daniel is ok darlene. will keep him in my prayers. keep us updated. hope he comes home soon.

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JELLI-LEAN 1/20/2014 8:57PM

    {{{{Hugs}}} and Prayers!!

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MUMSKI 1/20/2014 11:02AM

    So glad Daniel is well Darlene, but so sad about the other young man, prayers for his family. Let's hope he comes home soon safe and well. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 1/20/2014 7:24AM

    I am glad he is safe. He will be in my prayers until he is home. Hang on, I know this can't be easy.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/19/2014 1:35AM

    Darlene, I'm so glad that your son is okay. I will continue to keep them all in my prayers.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/18/2014 7:03PM

    I'm so relieved to hear your son is safe. God is good!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/18/2014 5:46PM

    Oh Darlene! My heart goes out to you. I'm so glad to hear your son is safe, but so sorry to hear about the loss of life and injuries. That much have been so scary.

I'll continue to pray for your son's daily safety.


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LIFE-FAITH 1/18/2014 2:24PM

    emoticon for Daniel and his team - I believe that God is big enough to protect all that serve our country (I will pray for all that serve).

Glad to read the update.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/18/2014 1:30PM

    Emergency prayer service activated! I can't even imagine the fear in your heart right now. emoticon

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ALICIA214 1/18/2014 1:06PM

I hope you will be hearing from your son Daniel telling you he will be home soon....


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BIGPAWSUP 1/18/2014 12:55PM

    OMG!!! Please keep us updated!

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UPDATE on me

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Laughing here, yes I am home and thank you to each of you who took the time
to read my blog and say a prayer....I did very well if you discount the swollen
lip that I evidently bit, and the sore throat from the intubation....seems to me
that causes more trouble than not....lol

Anyway, I staggered in and got on my scale this morning, and alas/alack, I did
not lose 5 lbs....after yesterday, I would have thought that would have been the
case....all the hurling and no eating.....my BP did spike on me last night and I
had to take a 1/2 tablet to bring it down....David must have checked it 5 times
while I was trying to get to sleep....when it started going down, he relaxed....

At any rate, I am home and seem to be fine except for a wee bit of soreness.

Talk to ya'll soon, blessings on each of you my friends,

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MUMSKI 1/20/2014 11:00AM

    Great news Darlene, so glad all went well with the surgery!

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ILOVEROSES 1/17/2014 7:37AM

    So good to hear that you're doing well and David is looking after you. I am sure your lip and throat will get better if you rest and take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 1/17/2014 6:56AM

    Glad you are on the mend. Hang in there and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/9/2014 5:40PM

    So glad to hear all went well! And no you will not magically lose 5 lbs-lol! Hope you feel better soon, girl!
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/9/2014 12:19PM

    Surgery can cause temporary swelling that probably contributed to your reading on the scale. It will go away.

I'm glad you made it though everything okay. We have a lot of nerves in our lips and they clamp the tube to it so that's why we feel so much there right after surgery. It's wierd. I have very major and extensive surgery several years ago and the thing I noticed hurting first when I woke up was my lip from the intubation. That all changed quickly as the pain killers wore off.

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MRS_EVA_K 1/9/2014 6:52AM

    Thank goodness. I'm glad to know you made it well through your surgery Darlene. I'll keep you in my thoughts and pray for a speedy recovery.

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    I'm glad to hear that you are home. I'm sure David will take good care of you.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/9/2014 12:19AM

    Glad to hear all went well. Hang in there and take care of yourself!!

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50HARLEYGIRL 1/8/2014 10:14PM

    Glad your doing good! Get plenty of rest & let David dote over you! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/8/2014 5:08PM

    So happy you are home and healing. Please rest and take care of yourself.

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    Glad you are doing ok!

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Prayers requested.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know I will be AWOL for a few days on Spark, likely 2-3 days.
Depends on how well I recoup after surgery tomorrow.

The dr. ran 3 different tests and says my Gallbladder is only functioning at 6%, and
if it goes completely down, and stuff starts accumulating, there is a chance of getting
pancreatitis(which is usually fatal in any adult and most children) by my own research..
and the experience of a friend whose husband had it, and passed.

Just wanted to let you know where I am, and ask for any prayers you care to send up.
I do not do well with being anesthesized, so this may take all day......which is why I
avoid surgery like the plague.

Blessings and thanks in advance,

PS: Am downloading some pictures if I can get the fool thing to load out of the zipper

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MUMSKI 1/20/2014 10:59AM

    Sending prayers Darlene, hugs,

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    Sending prayers for you, Darlene. I hope all goes well with surgery and you recover quickly!!
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LVIVIERS 1/7/2014 3:45PM

    Prayers for you for strength and recovery! emoticon

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50HARLEYGIRL 1/7/2014 3:18PM

    Hope all has gone well with surgery! You and the family are in my prayers! Hope your recovery is quick and as pain free as possible.

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MRS_EVA_K 1/7/2014 6:51AM

    you have them Darlene.

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    Darlene I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everything goes as planned and they find what is going on.

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AMURRAY402 1/6/2014 6:47PM

    Sure will. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

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LIFE-FAITH 1/6/2014 6:28PM

    emoticon for God's grace... emoticon .. take care of you.

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WENDYSPARKS 1/6/2014 3:34PM

    Praying for you to get well.... emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2014 2:42PM

    Prayers love and light.

Look forward to hearing about your recovery.

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/6/2014 2:39PM

    Prayers for you!!!! Eagerly waiting to hear from you . . . .

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LOWCARBRENEE 1/6/2014 1:57PM

    Prayers for you!

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    I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that the surgery goes very smoothly.

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WIFE49 1/6/2014 1:31PM

    Best of luck to you. I recently had gallbladder surgery. You will feel much better when its gone. emoticon

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CPRCINDYC 1/6/2014 1:27PM

  My friend is currently in the hospital with pancreatitis and probably having her gall bladder removed. Hope you have a smooth recovery and feel better soon!

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