Friday, September 16, 2011

… breathing a little easier


This morning, Bailey & I got up & went for our morning walk. . . & as we walked, I found myself looking down the leash to the little sweetie-pie that is my best buddy & praying that our morning visit to the vet would have good news. 

I also spent a lot of the time thanking God for such a wonderful little gift that this little one is to me. In my heart he goes everywhere with me. . .


When we arrived at the vet, he was waiting for us & he took a good long look at Bailey's leg. . .

He was happy with what he saw. . . & I think that Bailey knew what he was saying was good. . . because he almost got the 'stuffin's hugged out of him by me while the vet was giving me the good word.

I think that God was also looking down, smiling, knowing my heart & knowing that it is so very thankful. 

We're not completely out of the woods, as the spot is still there. It did get a bit smaller & I will continue treating it. . . but so far, it is not acting like cancer (cancerous spots don't respond to the ointment like Bailey's did) - but the vet said that you can never say never. 

So, for now, I will keep using the ointment to see if it continues to help, but if the spot starts to bother Bailey again (he's been so good & has been leaving it alone!). . . then we will be back at the vet & would then need to see a specialist.

But. . . we are not thinking about that yet. . . we are just celebrating that it isn't acting like it's cancer - & is instead probably a dermatitis issue that is so much easier to deal with.


So, while this scary little chapter is closing. . . the story of my sweet little fluffy boy continues. . . & I cherish every day that I have with him.

. . . & he definitely continues to be the 'apple of my eye'. . .


Thank you. . . so much

for all your e-mails & tweets & comments asking about how Bailey is doing.

It has meant so much.

. . . & trust me. . . he is knowing how much he is loved!

(the photos for this post were created using Photofunia. . . & yep, I've got a whole folder filled with Bailey photos using these!. . . (hint - more to come!) :o)

 Bren

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big sigh. I hope it all works out. Your dog Bailey looks exactly like our dog, who left us suddenly last year. Give him a hug from me.

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Dear Bren and Bailey. Congrats on your good checkup at the vets. Keeping both of you in my prayers.
Hi to your dad. Have a great day celebrating.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Good Bailey news calls for a great weekend Bren!

Sue said...

I am so glad to hear this! Praise God. We'll continue to pray and cheer Bailey on to full healing! Hugs :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Praise God! \o/ Wonderful news, Bren. :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Jenny said...

So glad to hear the good news about Bailey! Give him lots of hugs and kisses to celebrate.

Cara said...

Awww such good news!!! So happy to hear Bailey is doing alright, it is so hard when our fave 4 legged friends are not their best- hugs to both of you Bren!
BTW love the sneaks of your quilt from the previous post!
Cara

Janet said...

So glad to hear that things are looking better for Bailey's leg. Continued improvement prayers coming your way.

Auntie Pami said...

Big smile! Good boy, Bailey! Take care Bren.

Sewn With Grace said...

So glad to read that Bailey is doing better. I love the photos. Our pets are so very precious to us. I understand how you feel! Blessings!

suz said...

So happy to hear the good news. Keep sending prayers your way that the spot goes away.

Vicky said...

That's fabulous news, Bren! Penny and I have been including Bailey in our daily prayers! xoxo

Donya said...

Your dog is precious. Every time I see a picture of him he looks as if he were smiling. I have two dogs and love them very much so I can imagine how worried you have been. I will keep you and Bailey in my prayers.

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