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My World Turned Upside Down In The Blink Of An Eye...

Monday, November 24, 2014

My son passed away yesterday from anorexia. His heart stopped suddenly. He weighed 110 pounds. I have experienced such a wave of emotion. I go from shocked, to crying, to "ok", then back to shocked. Last night my husband and I moved from couch to couch and got maybe, 1 hour of sleep.

We have awesome friends. They immediately came over and sat with us. Today, they brought over tons of food. I have no appetite. I never ate lunch or dinner yesterday. I thought I would get sick if I did. Today I ate a tiny bit of dinner so they wouldn't worry. I am drinking lots of water.

I was also so fortunate to have my dad visiting in San Diego. He had breakfast with my son Saturday. My dad said my son was happy, talking about his job which he loved, Flyer game tickets he bought and the massage he was getting in the afternoon. My dad said my son looked ok. My son even posted their outing on facebook.

My dad has been such a big help. It meant that my hubby and I didn't have to fly out to San Diego to take care of getting my son home. My dad and brother are packing up my son's apartment now so we don't have to go out at all.

Today, my husband and I took a long walk outside. It was 70 degrees. We ran into several neighbors who offered condolences. They are all waiting to help. We went to the funeral home. I couldn't believe I was there. We spent three hours picking stuff out. We both felt awful around hour 2.

My son lived in San Diego, and we live in Maryland. We have been cutting through red tape all day trying to get him released before Thanksgiving (the offices are closed Thursday and Friday so he would be stuck there until Monday/Tuesday). I think my husband got it taken care of tonight.

My other son is in the Army. We had to tell him his brother passed over the phone. :( My husband had to call the Red Cross to line up leave for him.

How do I feel now?
My son battled this wicked disease for two years. He suffered nonstop and now he is at peace. I know he is with his best friend again. This knowledge is helping me push through. I already miss him immensely.

Tomorrow hubby and I are going to see the eating disorder therapist we saw last year to try and sort out our feelings to help us get through this.

And hopefully I will get some sleep tonight.




  
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SPAMUNDY 11/27/2014 12:30PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. emoticon

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MAMMER3 11/26/2014 6:04PM

    You are an amazing person and great friend to all of us on spark people! We are here for you and personally am so so sorry for your loss. In Judaism we say "May the Almighty comfort you amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem" It has three meanings,please know that when you mourn your loss the whole nation and world mourn with you, Have faith that for now they are not with you but one day you will be reunited and know when it is time you will walk with them again,and finally their soul and inner holliness is still with you and who he was and what he represented will never be taken away from you and his mark will never leave.
I hope this gives you some peace!


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TUTUNAN 11/26/2014 5:40PM

    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son. May you and your family have the strength to get through this very sad time. Hugs.

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WARRIORGIRL121 11/26/2014 1:14PM

    Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear this! Sending hugs and prayers your way... emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen

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MBTEPP 11/25/2014 3:06PM

    I know it must have been difficult to tell us what happened. It took strength and courage to share your tragedy. I pray you can someday find peace from your tremendous loss. Your son was happy in life this past year, for which I am grateful you know this.

My deepest condolences to you, your husband and his brother. I pray the healing will begin soon. Be kind to yourself.

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ROSEWAND 11/25/2014 1:16PM

    I am deeply sorry for your loss of your dear son.
As someone who recently lost someone very close
to me, I know that words cannot express your pain.

We, here on Spark, do reach out to support you
however we can. Please let us know how we
can help. i found much comfort from grief therapy
through Hospice. It was not necessary that your
loved one be in Hospice. It is a very supportive
no-charge service that Hospice offers that
helped me gain some perspectives on that
which is incomprehensible.

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RUNSWITHDEER 11/25/2014 12:15PM

    We will definitely be praying for you and your family and hope you find comfort.

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WONDERGALE 11/25/2014 11:02AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I lost my son 13 years ago. I will always miss him. But I learn to move on without him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 11/25/2014 10:57AM

    Prayers to your son and condolencses. Take it easy and know that we are all here for you on spark. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BAKER1009 11/25/2014 10:33AM

    emoticon to hear of your loss. May God's strength help you and your family through this time. I will pray for you all.
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MOSTMOM1 11/25/2014 10:29AM

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are absolutely in my thoughts.

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HOLLYM48 11/25/2014 9:49AM

    My prayers for peace and healing for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.
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FORZACHANDMATT 11/25/2014 9:37AM

    ROXYSMOM - my heart is absolutely breaking for you - what a terrible tragedy and just after his best friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you!!! You have been such a wonderful spark friend and I can't even imagine what you are going through. I live in VA so I'm not sure how close you are in MD but please reach out if you want to maybe get together when things settle.

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JENSTRESS 11/25/2014 9:29AM

    Nothing can rival the loss of a child. I'm so so so sorry for your loss. It is amazing how that disease ruins you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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JDOWM62 11/25/2014 9:27AM

    I am so sorry!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself. I know it is hard at a time like this, but focusing on your health might be the best thing you can do now.


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RHOOK20047 11/25/2014 9:23AM

    emoticon So sorry to hear of this tragedy to your family. May God's healing peace be with you and your husband during this horrible time. We are here praying for you and your family. God Bless. emoticon emoticon

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KIWIANN 11/25/2014 9:02AM

    I am so sorry for your loss - your poor family has gone through so much!! You are all in my prayers today. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 11/25/2014 8:42AM

    So profoundly saddened, so very sorry for your loss.

May he rest in peace.

May you and your husband and son find some peace too.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 7:55AM

    I am so saddened to hear this. My prayers for you and your family. Just no words.

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    So sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon

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MAWMAW101 11/25/2014 7:13AM

    I am so very sorry. Having lost a son after two years of struggle, I do know the coming days will be hard. Just keep reaching out to your great family and friends.
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TERI-RIFIC 11/25/2014 7:13AM

    I can't even imagine your sorrow. There are no words to express my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry. emoticon

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HELEN_MURRAY123 11/25/2014 6:45AM

    I feel for your family, i am sending my thoughts to you. Hugs for you. So sorry for your loss emoticon emoticon

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DOGLADY13 11/25/2014 6:39AM

    There is nothing I can offer to help you. I am so very sad to witness your anguish.

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PMRUNNER 11/25/2014 6:24AM

    I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 11/25/2014 6:08AM

    I will be thinking of you. Get all the help you can.
Hugs, prayers and thoughts to you and your family for you recovery.
Janet

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CHEMCHIC2006 11/25/2014 5:51AM

    There are no words I have to express how very sorry I am to hear this. What a horrible turn of events. I am truly shocked to read it. My deepest condolences to you and your family and my thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

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SHAMROCKY2K 11/25/2014 12:53AM

    Glad to hear you didn't have to go out to California. Your neighbors and friends are right. Eat even though it's tough. emoticon

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R2COUNTRY 11/24/2014 11:38PM

    I am so sorry. Your family will remain in my prayers. May the Lord carry you all each step of your journey.

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SHARON10002 11/24/2014 11:22PM

    I am so very, very sorry to read this! My heart goes out to you, and your family. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers . . .
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JOYSEEKER24 11/24/2014 10:52PM

    I am so, so sorry for your lost. I wish I could take away your pain. I will be praying for you and your family. emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/24/2014 10:22PM

    I am so, so sorry. Words fall me.
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EMMACORY 11/24/2014 10:11PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you have supportive friends to support you during this sad time. Grief has its own seasons ....I encourage you and your husband and family members to be gentle with yourselves. Your son will always be with you in your heart. I will pray for you. May God's healing and comfort be yours. Blessings! emoticon emoticon

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EDENZMOM 11/24/2014 10:10PM

    Giant hugs to you and your family. I hope your family is spared any further hurt. Our thoughts are with you, please lean on the kindness and help that surrounds you at this time. Xo


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Summary of my week...

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Here is a drill from my son's graduation.

This was an awesome week!

First, I found out Roxy had something in her paw. It wasn't cancer! Thank God! It has been a really hard 1 1/2 weeks with the cast. Bless her heart, she hasn't messed with it at all. So, no cone! I take her Wednesday to the vet to get #4 cast off...



I feel like she keeps getting more because they are enjoying decorating them!

Second, I finally got to see my son in Missouri. He looked great.



Yes, I have tears in my eyes, came like me like a tidal wave - it was such an emotional moment!

He had made a comment before he went that he was worried the army may change him for the worse. It didn't change him at all. He aced his way through Basic training - some of the 18 and 19 year olds annoyed him. He came out with a real appreciation for his job at UPS and said he learned a lot more supervisory skills. He ate REALLY good - gained 6 pounds and then had to work on losing it! And, he went right for the candy aisle at the commissary!

I was happy to hear he is staying in the reserves for the National Guard. I do not like what is going on overseas. I was so worried he would change to full time. I have already had my hubby serve, and, I really don't care - I am going to be selfish about this. I have seriously been through enough. And, I have a feeling that unfortunately we will need the National Guard more in the US. I also am a firm believer that any president we have should have served. Anyway, ok, I will get off the soap box now!

We went bowling...



He bought tons of candy at the store and ate it all - yayyy! That is my kid!

Here he is after graduation...



So, after graduation, he took a 13 hour bus trip to Georgia for training. After getting there, he found out he can use his cell phone and computer whenever he isn't in school. Yayyy! I can handle this! And he will be home for 16 days over the Christmas holidays!

Of course, this puts me in Mother's guilt mode at the same time. My other son is in San Diego and can't come home for Christmas. He can't get off work. So, as much as I really don't want to go back to California, I will plan a 10 day trip out there after my younger son heads back to Georgia. My hubby and I will take turns going to California to spread out the visits. My older son doesn't look any heavier in picture (he had anorexia last year). I pray that he meets a nice girl every day!!

It just stinks because my hubby and I really want to go to Jamaica for a couple's 50th birthday in March. We have a humongous water bottle full of change (10 years in the making). I am going to take it to the bank and see what we have. I hope it is enough - I really would like to go.

As for the 5% Challenge - I LOST 4 POUNDS! 3 to go! I am back ti my maintenance range - so I am happy! I will work on the remaining 3 lbs so the holidays don't take over!

  
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SHAMROCKY2K 11/20/2014 11:57PM

    Aww.. what a proud Mama. Prayers that things stay calm for your older son. Baby steps so you can get your vacation.

I think you're going to need a hand truck for all that change. Hubby throws all his change in a tin and I probably end up with $300 a year from that.

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INFLATED 11/20/2014 1:44PM

    I am so glad for Roxy and that your son has graduated boot camp. I understand your concerns about active duty and being shipped overseas.

I am glad that you will be able to spend some time with your other son, that ought to mean a lot to him. I'm hoping that things will work out so that you can go to Jamaica too. Good job on the weight loss with all that has been going on.

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JEWELS571 11/19/2014 11:09AM

    I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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MILPAM3 11/18/2014 4:06AM

  Patriots unite! I've been across the waves for school, for travel and for missions. I was always thankful to have been born in the U.S.
Glad you will get to see your son in California, even if not under the circumstances you wished for.

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SHARON10002 11/17/2014 10:18PM

    I felt the same way when we saw our son graduate from his 6 month schooling before his first tour overseas. I always have tears in my eyes too when we were are invited to a graduation for him, and just when I'm immersed in military in any way - Pledge of Alligence, watching homecomings on TV, lots of things . . .

Sending some prayers for your son, and thank him for his courage and commitment to helping our country.

I hope that your other son is doing okay. It must be so hard on you to watch that. I will keep him in my prayers too.

Any more room on that soapbox? Things in this country are just insane right now!!

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EDENZMOM 11/17/2014 8:54AM

    so happy for you!
i hope you enjoy these memories for a long time, and look forward to the xmas holidays with your family

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OVERWORKEDJANET 11/17/2014 6:16AM

    Looks like things are looking up all the way around.
If you can't leave yet, add a few more quarters to the jar.

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TERI-RIFIC 11/17/2014 5:46AM

    Your son looks so handsome in his uniform. It's great that he can come home for Christmas. Even if your other son can't - at least you can visit there. I hope everything works out well.

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KRISZTA11 11/17/2014 3:48AM

    What a week, so many things happened, and so many of them good!
I'm happy for you : )
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Congrats to your 5% challenge success!
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R2COUNTRY 11/16/2014 10:29PM

    Thank you for sharing, and for having served. I do believe it is often harder on those serving at home than on the ones off in uniform.

Peace, Joy, and Blessings for all.

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/16/2014 10:17PM

    Great job in the 5% challenge and your son is so handsome - you must be a proud mama - and that is so nice you will go visit your other son

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DOGLADY13 11/16/2014 9:25PM

    A week of good news. (Well, I guess CA son could have been better, but it certainly wasn't worse!) What a difference in how you sound in this blog. You were so down last week. Here's to more good news!


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JAXMOMMY 11/16/2014 8:49PM

    Ah! Great news for you, your son and Roxy!! Congrats to your son. Sorry your other son can't make it home for the Christmas holidays. Hope there is enough money in the bottle for your trip! We save our change and once the bucket gets full we put it in savings for vacation only! Wishing you well!

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1HOTFUDGEMAMA 11/16/2014 8:46PM

  Thank you and to all the families whose loved ones have served in the armed forces! You sacrifice so much for others and are rarely appreciated for it! And of course an even bigger thank you to those who serve! God bless!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/16/2014 8:33PM

    Did your son graduate from Ft. Leonard Wood?? That's where my DS graduated in July 2012. OH boy, I had tars in my eyes too when we were finally able to see him and hug him!

Prayers for your son in whatever he does. And thanks to him, too.

Hope that your other son feels better. So hard to deal with anorexia.

Go ahead on that soapbox. I feel the same way!!!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/16/2014 8:12PM

    What a week you've had!

We love our dogs.

AND: we love our kids sooooo much.

And they make us proud.

And we never EVER stop worrying about them.

And sometimes . . . our couple time takes a back seat to the stuff we have to do. Which is so hard. Hope that you can work in the Jamaica jaunt too.

BTW, you are looking fabulous!!

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Exciting Week Coming Up...

Sunday, November 09, 2014

My husband and I are flying out to see our younger son graduate from Boot Camp this week. He called tonight and sounds relieved that he is done. A lot didn't finish. 10 quit after the first week. This stunned my Navy vet husband. No one was allowed to quit when he served. My son said another 35 dropped off along the way and others need to repeat.
I had no doubt my son would complete it. He exercises regularly and I knew mature enough to handle it (and know when to keep his mouth shut!)
He was moved to squad leader half way through. I am very proud of him.

We will spend "family day" together and the graduation and around town the next day. The following day he will be flown to technical school and hubby and I will fly home.

One if my teachers will take care if Roxy. Tomorrow I am hoping the vet says her wound has healed. It's been a trying weekend - I don't want it to be that hard for my teacher.

While traveling, I will track all my food and order salads for my lunch. I want to end the 5% challenge on a positive note!!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 11/16/2014 8:21AM

    Congratulations! Please thank your son for his service. My DS was Army. It really does change their lives forever . . . and yours! HUGS

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SHARON10002 11/15/2014 12:22AM

    Congratulations to you and your son! Please thank him for his service to his country. My husband is also retired Navy, and your blog brings back stories and memories of my son's boot camp training. He's in the Air Force. I always feel a little thrill, and get a lump in my throat when I hear about military victories. We wish your son much success as he prepares to embark on his military career!
Be a proud Mom, and I invite you to join our Blue Star Moms team.


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WATERMELLEN 11/11/2014 7:31AM

    Proud mum! Isn't it wonderful to celebrate our kids' successes???

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OVERWORKEDJANET 11/11/2014 6:13AM

    Wow, that time went fast.
Enjoy your visit and thanks for sharing him with the rest of us.
You should be proud!

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KRISZTA11 11/10/2014 3:02PM

    emoticon to your son, amazing accomplishment!
Enjoy your time together!
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EDENZMOM 11/10/2014 8:02AM

    Sounds like there will be a lot of video conferencing with Roxy this week :)
Glad that you and hubby get a few days away, and to spend some time with one of your sons. what a fantastic accomplishment, you are right to be so proud! Enjoy your time together!!

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TERI-RIFIC 11/10/2014 7:05AM

    emoticon Have a wonderful time at the graduation.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/10/2014 7:01AM

    Congrats to your son!
I had no idea quitting was an option.

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INFLATED 11/10/2014 2:06AM

    Your son might be able to get free food on Veteran's Day. Hubby and I will take advantage of that since we are both veterans.

He has done well in Boot Camp. There were many that didn't make it through basic training when I was in the Air Force. I went in at 120 lbs. and weighed 112 lbs. at the end of basic training. I didn't go to Tech School, but went to another base after basic training.

You are disciplined and he had a good teacher, Mom. Congratulations to him and on you for planning ahead to stay with the challenge!

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CZESTES 11/10/2014 1:33AM

    Congratulations! Be a proud Mom, you did a good job!

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SHAMROCKY2K 11/10/2014 12:03AM

    How proud you must be! Enjoy the trip and time away.

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/9/2014 10:56PM

    Congrats to your son - enjoy your time with him

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DOGLADY13 11/9/2014 10:12PM

    You must be so proud of your son. Congratulations!

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BETRHO48 11/9/2014 9:34PM

    emoticon You have a right to be proud of your son. Our military is a lot different (now that it is all voluntary) than when your husband served. Looks like you have your time away well planned out. Good for you. Have a safe trip and enjoy the visit with your son.


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MAINEALI 11/9/2014 9:26PM

    Congratulations to you and your son! My husband too is retired Navy and I always feel a little thrill when I hear about military victories. I wish your son all the success in the world as he embarks on his military career!

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Update On Roxy...

Saturday, November 08, 2014

I have to apologize. I wrote an update on Roxy's surgery and must not have saved it correctly - just realized it didn't go through!

Roxy is healing nicely. The vet staff said she cried a lot and loudly when she woke up :(. I wish they hadn't told me. She was heavily sedated and also given Benadryl so she was out of it all day Thursday. I held her at work. She hates the cone - I think that's why she was crying so much. I took it off Thursday night and have been stuck to her like glue. She hasn't bothered with her leg. I am not getting anything done! She isn't allowed to jump and the few times I have turned my back she has jumped on or off the couch! She also cannot get her bandage wet. This has proven to be the hardest part. She won't walk at all or -even squat outside- with the rubber bag on. And the ground is wet. My hubby finally got her to "go" this morning. In the process her bandage got wet. So I had to run her to the vet for a bandage check. They said it was a good thing I went, it was soaked inside. She could've gotten an infection. They said it is healing nicely. And she came out with a new bandage!


The vet is pretty certain the lesion wasn't cancerous. We are waiting on the test results to find out what it was.

Thanks for your concern and prayers.

  
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JAXMOMMY 11/10/2014 9:31AM

    Sweet Girl! I know you have been stuck to her! I hope she heals super quick and the lesion was just something, anything, but cancer! Those dogs are in our hearts! Keep us posted! Give her a big kiss from me and Sassy! Had to laugh at someone who called that thing the cone of shame! Sweet Roxie!

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ENDUROVET 11/10/2014 9:01AM

    Yep, no one likes the Cone of Shame ;-) !!!
Glad to hear the good news & all the best to your son, I know you must be ever so proud!
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EDENZMOM 11/10/2014 8:00AM

    just reading this now... I'm so glad that we are both very wide-eyed mommies. i would have done the same with the bandage, and run back to the vet. Good thing you did, I could not imagine that it could have caused an infection! I hope Roxy i in good spirits today, and that the results come back that it was nothing serious on her paw. :)

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INFLATED 11/10/2014 1:58AM

    Praying the results will be negative for Roxy's lump. The vet spayed and declawed the front feet of my cat at the same time. To me, that seemed like a lot to recover from, but he said they are resilient.



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SHARON10002 11/9/2014 9:07PM

    Keeping you and Roxy in my thoughts and prayers.

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MNABOY 11/9/2014 4:39PM

    Pets are family

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MJREIMERS 11/8/2014 7:43PM

    We are crossing our paws for a negative on the test results. Hang in there, it's never easy to see our furkids not feeling well.

Halo sends his regards and wants her to know plastic bags over leg bandages aren't so bad!

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MAINEALI 11/8/2014 4:46PM

    Let's pray for super freaky healing genes! That's what we have in my family. We all heal really fast.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 11/8/2014 4:15PM

    They worry us as much as our biological children!
Oscar never even licked his wound. Some dogs aren't worriers, some are.
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'm glad YOU are feeling better too!

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DOGLADY13 11/8/2014 2:20PM

    Little Pooch! The prognosis is good. Lot's of hope.

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WATERMELLEN 11/8/2014 2:02PM

    What a lovable doggie she is -- no wonder you dote upon her the way you do.

So glad you ran her back to the vet -- and here's hoping for reassuring biopsy results.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/8/2014 1:48PM

    Did she loses any toes or did they just remove the growth? I hope she is getting better quickly.

One of my cats absolutely refuses to wear a cone (which is a collar for cats.) No matter how we put it on, he manages to get out of it, eventually, keeping us awake during the process.

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KRISZTA11 11/8/2014 12:58PM

    Thank you for the update, I'm glad the procedure went well and Roxy is well. Be strong for the next few days while the bandage is on!
Hugs, Kriszta

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Prayers Needed for Roxy...

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Hi guys! Please say some prayers for Roxy. She has a lump on her paw - vet isn't sure if a splinter, etc. is in it or if it is a Mast Cell Tumor :( She has been on antibiotic and inflamatories for 1 1/2 weeks and it hasn't gone down. An xray won't show splinters, ingrown hair, etc so I have opted to get it removed tomorrow. If it is cancer, she is going to lose a couple toes :(

We walk outside everyday, so I am really hoping it's something that got stuck as she was walking out there.



Thanks!!

  
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JAXMOMMY 11/10/2014 9:37AM

    Love to you & Roxy!

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SHARON10002 11/9/2014 9:05PM

    Praying for you and Roxy. . . Hope it is something that can be easily remedied.

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KENDRACARROLL 11/8/2014 12:40AM

    Hugs to Roxy.
Keeping fingers crossed.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 11/7/2014 5:46AM

    Oscar had some kind of thing grow on his paw once. Had it removed with about 8 stitches which he never touched!
She may do just fine.

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JDOWM62 11/6/2014 11:43AM

    Sending good thoughts!!

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MBTEPP 11/6/2014 8:00AM

    Sending good wishes for the best news. ..

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WONDERGALE 11/6/2014 12:07AM

    I hope everything goes well! emoticon

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CHEBBA 11/5/2014 7:11PM

    Not only am I sending Roxy a hug for good luck, but so is my Sarah, our GSD x Rotti on my home page, rescued as a skeletal dog just under 4 years ago. She lost her entire front leg last year, due to cancer, and against all the odds is still here 16 months later. We go to hydrotherapy weekly and were there today with her - you should see her leap into the pool from the ramp, she is remarkable, goes up and down stairs, goes for short walks on her harness - and can still jump on the bed from time to time!

There is life after bits of bodies have been removed, if it comes to Roxy losing toes. Don't despair. Hopefully it won't come to that, but, if it does, don't despair. Animals are resourceful and cope with things much less emotionally than we humans. As Tripawds says "Better to hop on three legs than die in pain on four." You can modify that for Roxy if the worst comes to the worst - but let's hope it doesn't, of course.

Good Luck and let us know how precious, gorgeous Roxy fares.

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SPARKLED146 11/5/2014 6:41PM

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INFLATED 11/5/2014 5:31PM

    Praying for you and all that you are going through. Mat_11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. We can be crushed by our problems or we can give them to God and accept His outcome for them. Can they biopsy this lump? It would be awful to remove it if something is embedded and it is swollen.


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MAINEALI 11/5/2014 4:58PM

    Ah, sweet Roxy! Take care and good luck tomorrow!

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STRIVER57 11/5/2014 4:21PM

    white light and good luck to you and roxy!


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WATERMELLEN 11/5/2014 4:19PM

    Roxy is so adorable -- sending her all best wishes absolutely!!

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MIRAGE727 11/5/2014 3:27PM

    Dang, I hate to see any pup go through that. Wishing the best! Gotta love them Babies!
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FISHGUT3 11/5/2014 2:02PM

    Good luck Roxy, will be thinking of you.

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DOGLADY13 11/5/2014 12:40PM

    Oh! Poor Roxy. I hope it is minor and she has a speedy recovery.

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KRISZTA11 11/5/2014 11:56AM

    Good luck for tomorrow!
I'll be thinking of you and Roxy.
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BOB5148 11/5/2014 10:56AM

 
good luck in my thoughts

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CHERRY666 11/5/2014 10:25AM

    Aww. Good luck! My old dog had something like that (Cancer in the nail bed, I believe) and had to have a toe removed. I felt terrible for him, but he didn't seem to notice and adjusted just fine. I hope the same is true for Roxy. (Thinking of you, too. It's so hard when our pets are sick. *big hug*)

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/5/2014 10:21AM

    Oh no - so sorry to hear that. I'm praying it's benign

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COFFEEMUG2009 11/5/2014 9:31AM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/5/2014 9:25AM

    Get well soon, Roxy!
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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/5/2014 8:27AM

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CHEMCHIC2006 11/5/2014 8:14AM

    Sorry to hear about Roxy's troubles! My Zeus had a cyst removed from under his paw in September.. luckily nothing came of it. Wishing the same for Roxy!

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EDENZMOM 11/5/2014 8:10AM

    OH NO!!! Poor Roxy!!
I hope it's nothing.
sending good thoughts your way, give her big cuddles from all of us.
keep up posted please.

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SWEDE_SU 11/5/2014 8:01AM

    sending white light roxy's way...

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