Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Updates From North Carolina

Hello friends! I'm sitting here in my grandparents' sunroom in North Carolina soaking up what little light there is left for the day. Tonight will be my fifth and last night here. We've been caring for my nana and papa because my nana just had surgery and although it's unfortunate that my nana is sore and weak, it's been nice to be away from home (even though there's no wifi here). I should be celebrating that, right? Haha. Well, when you're away from the computer for five days, you start to get a little bored. Thank goodness for this iPad that I'm typing on now and Starbucks.

But anyway, I wanted to apologize for not blogging last week. I love to be as consistent as possible and last week was not my week. You know how I said my dog was better? Wellllll, I spoke too soon. We took Bentley back into the vet because his nose wasn't better after finishing the bottle of eye drops and we found out way more than we thought we would. Actually, we ended up ignoring his nose because we had more immediately serious problems to deal with. Mom had noticed Bentley drinking an insane amount of water and when he started crying to get out of his crate at six every morning to get water and use the bathroom, we knew something was up. We told the vet and the first thing they did was check for diabetes. Bentley ended up having diabetes and he had had it for a while. We didn't know that he was suffering but it was pretty severe. Everything they checked for was off the charts and we have no idea how he was hiding how crappy he felt for so long. We took the night to decide whether to put him down or to go ahead and start administering insulin twice a day, every twelve hours. Of course mom and I decided to care for him, despite the costs it would bring: a new food, insulin, needles....

We have the diabetes under control and Bentley is feeling much better but we still don't know about his poor little nose! It's frustrating and I hate it but I'm leaning on the Lord because there's nothing else I can do. So that's an update on my life. Thanks for thinking of me and for all those kind comments on the last Bentley post. He's not completely better but he's stable. That's something to be thankful for. I hope you all are having a good week so far! Tell me something good that's happened to you lately! :)


  1. I'll be praying for Bentley! I know how scary that can be.

    Great photos, by the way. I just discovered your blog and I really love your photography.

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  2. Is that a 1930's typewriter? It reminds me of a story I'm reading about a author's memoir.