Friday, February 29, 2008

Doing Better

Kiana is doing better. She is taking pain medication, and it seems to be helping her tremendously. She is more active and actually gave me a "hug" last night (she jumps up and puts her paws on my shoulders), which she hasn't done in a very long time. She is also excited to go outside again, all of which are wonderful signs that her quality of life is improving. It really was heartbreaking to see her just laying around, depressed, and in pain. Plus, her relationship with Jenna (our Golden Retriever) was suffering because Kiana didn't want Jenna laying on her or playing with her (it caused Kiana pain). It caused Jenna to become depressed, too, since she couldn't be around Kiana without hurting her. Last night they were wrestling in the house a bit, and later they were back to snuggling together on the couch.

I am still feeling nausea and exhaustion, plus I have been having terrible headaches from stress and lack of sleep. I have a midterm exam on Monday, 4 lesson plans due Tuesday, another lesson plan due the following Monday and Tuesday, and another midterm exam due the following Thursday. I am completely overwhelmed with school work, plus everywhere I look in my house, I am reminded I need to clean. Ta is having a birthday party next Saturday and I need to get my house cleaned before then. Part of the problem is that I am so exhausted to do anything. All of my energy goes into caring for my family and school work. I am definitely looking forward to my spring break in a couple of weeks. I hope to get ahead in some school work on the days the kids have preschool, along with thoroughly cleaning my house in the afternoons. You know how it is when you have small kids- you can't leave them unattended to do other things lest you return to mass chaos and someone hurt and crying.

That's about all that's new here. Keep praying that Kiana's mass will dissolve on its own, and thank the Lord that He is helping her to feel better and somewhat return to normal.

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