Monday, October 13, 2008

The best and the worst all wrapped up into one.

Saturday was suppose to be the happiest day, we were going to pick up Gracie. Unfortunately, things started down hill Friday night.  I became extremely ill.  We aren't fully sure as to why, but it all started with incredible intestinal cramps.  I'm talking a 9 out 10 on a pain scale.  They lasted all night, which meant no sleep.  Then, by Saturday morning I progressed to vomiting.  So, there we sat Saturday morning trying to decide between going to the ER or picking up Gracie.  I couldn't stand the thought of not getting her.  Picking her up had been my bright spot over the past few weeks.  She won out.  We packed up the car with plenty of paper towel and puke bags and off we went.  
I'm so happy we went.   I already can't imagine life without her.  I still have some cramping, but at least now it is bearable.  We are concerned I may have developed another stricture higher up in the intestines.  So I'm back on a full liquid diet.  Hm, yummy. 

6 comments:

Keri said...

I'm so sorry that you're feeling so ill again. Fingers crossed that it will get straightened out very soon.

So glad that you got to bring Gracie home, though!

Mandy said...

I knew something had to be going on!! Hope you're enjoying your new little love and are feeling better soon!

Paula said...

Steph - Gracie has the best Mommy ever!

Love Aunt Paula

Anonymous said...

Stephers,
I didnt know you were getting a puppy!!!! She is ADORABLE....we got a puppy on Thursday, she is an 8 week old Bernese Mountain Dog!!! I love her to pieces! Puppies have a way of making life good! Our little baby is named Nellie! Did you get the email I sent you with pictures of her?? Love you and hope to hear from you soon!

Love, Jess

Anonymous said...

Congradulations Steph! She is precious and I am so happy for you. Gracie looks like shes gonna be an amazing companion. Love you.

-Nick

UC Girl said...

I'm sorry you're feeling bad, still. I know the feeling. I'm happy for you and the puppy! I know that feeling ... a reason to get out of bed. Hang in there. It will get better. I'm right there wtih you, well a few weeks behind but know exactly how you feel.