Monday, September 27, 2010

Work Frustrations, and Sick Puppies

I have been away longer then I intended to be. I thought while I have a minute I will write a quick explanation.

September has proven to be a horrible month. Work is keeping me quite busy. After having my licensed childcare/preschool business for 17 years, another jurisdiction is taking over all the childcare licenses in my county. What this means is instead of me just sending in my renewal licensing fee like I normally do, I have had to fill out stacks of paperwork, applications, more fees, and more classes to attend, in order to renew my license. Quite frustrating, as it feels more like I am applying all over again. All of this paperwork, and running around trying to get everything done in a timely manner, isn't something that can be done in a week.

The good news is, I finally finished it all, and it is now in the mail. Hopefully everything is correct with it all.

Now the bad news. All of my dogs have been sick and we can't figure out why. Some sort of virus we think. Annie was the first to get sick, but recovered after a couple of days. Next came Bandit and Jeni, they prefer to do everything together I guess. They are currently being treated with antibiotics, and much improved, but have lost a lot of weight in just a couple of days.

This morning Jarie was rushed to the vet with similar symptoms as the others. Of course with Jarie, having a compromised immune system, IBD, and von Willebrands Disease, an illness like this can affect her very seriously. She is still at the vets as I type this, and we are not sure yet, when she will be coming home.

If anyone has any prayers to spare, Jarie sure could use them.


RH (aka Lucy) said...

Wow. Hope everybody gets to feeling better soon and back to their old selves.

Jane said...

I have missed reading your blogs. I wish you well on your paperwork, and will also pray that all of your animals are healthy again soon. You have been missed in the blogging community!


Lo said...

Praying fervently for Jarie. Scratch her chin for me.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Poor Jarie..I know you have had struggles with her eating before..I hope the vet can help her:)

troutbirder said...

Glad you back blogging. What a bummer about ALL the dogs being sick at the same time. Hope they recover quickly. My Baron had a bad bout of giardia recently. That was real ugly but the parasite medicine too care of it eventually.

♥Caroline♥ said...

I know what you mean about September being a very sucky month...mine too!!

I will be praying for all your little puppies!! Hope they all feel better soon.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Oh, T! What a time you've had! You KNOW I'll be praying and sending heeling vibes and good mojo that Jarie gets through this as quickly and without further damage or weakening!

Please keep us updated!

I can't imagine the mountains of repetitive paper work required to run a day care. Thank goodness that's behind you. I hope you kept copies of everything. You know how bearucrats love to lose things.

Phyllis said...

Hi T,

As if running a day care isn't difficult enough, now more red tape has been added to the process. I understand that precautions need to be taken regarding this type of business (there are so many creeps in the world), but I don't understand why there has to be so much red tape with everything!

I am so sorry all the dogs are sick. Quite scarey, not to mention expensive. I hope all of them recover fully. I know how much they mean to you.

DayPhoto said...

OH! NO!!!! I am praying for Jari! I hope by the time you get this that she is back home.


T said...

Thank you so much everyone. Jarie is home and doing well. She is on the same antibiotics as the rest of my crew. So far everyone is doing well, and (knock on wood), Jessi has not gotten this bug, yet. Hoping it passes her up...we will see!

Daniela said...

It is so good to see you again. I will be sending my prayers..hope things get better..xoxo

tula said...

oh no.. pawsitive vibes to ya! we miss your blogging-- hope Octobah's a better month:)


Lisa said...

Oh! T! I am so sorry for all your troubles! It seems it never rains but it pours doesn't it. I do hope this comment will find you in good standing and all your babies are up and running around perfectly healthy.

Miss see and hearing from you but I know you a busy!