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Hi everyone, I feel so bad about not being on the site for the past few weeks. First my new laptop broke, then HP fixed it and it broke again. Then I found out it was recalled so I had to wait for HP to send me a new one ( after a lot of arguing). I ended up in the hospital with my back. Ekim has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and Delila is doing well. I thought she was potty trained but she pooped on my bed a few nights ago. So I guess she is not. I hope we are finally all back to normal as it has been quite the ordeal. My poor Ekim is finally starting to feel a little better after 2 months of daily vomiting. He is no longer depressed and is acting like a puppy instead of a 5 year old. We didn't get the diagnosis of Pancreatitis until he had blood work sent to Texas A&M for a test called cPMI (pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity test). He was on steroids for a few weeks and let me tell you it was pure hell. He developed steroid rage, he became agressive toward Delila and his little friend next door, was food agressive , ravenous with food and water and had to pee every 10 minutes 24/7. Not to mention the depression. All of this and my back started to give out. What a mess. On the upside of things I start a new job after being home for the past 4 years. I worked in the Trauma Unit of our Er for 30 years until my back injury. I have been so bored staying at home since my mom passed away and my youngest son moved into his own apartment, so I looked for a light duty job for an RN. They are not easy to find. I am going to do patient assessments ,supervise, and start Iv's, no lifting or prolonged sitting or standing involved. I am only going to be working a few days a week, but at $28.00 an hour that isn't to bad. The only downfall is I will be working 3-11 shift because I don't want the dogs to be alone so my husband will be home and it is only a few evenings a week. No week-ends, or holidays. I won't know how to act, after doing them for 30 years. I hope I will be able to do the job, I am a little anxious starting in a new hospital and not knowing anyone, and I will miss my babies, but I need to get out and actually talk with people. I am so surprised to see all of the new names, so many new boxer babies are on this site. I want to thank Willow and Rebecca for keeping in touch and asking about me, it is great to know that I have truely made some real friends here. Sorry this is so long, and I look forward to being on this site every day once again. BTW the Party Chat was wonderful last night, lets do it again.