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27 September 2007 @ 07:21 pm
Going away for a few days...  
Tomorrow I'm heading up to Massachusetts with my dad and grandmother.  I'll be gone from Friday till Monday and I doubt that I'll have internet access up there.  We'll be visiting mostly old friends and family.  It's been 5 years since I was up there and I miss it, so it should be fun.

My neighbor was just over and was crying... they may have to put her dog to sleep.  She has a beagle like I do, and for the past 8-9 years the two dogs have been good friends.  She'd bring Divot (they found her on a golf course) over and she and Penny would run around the yard together and play.  She was a very shy dog, but coming to visit Penny helped her open up a lot.  We hadn't seen very much of her in the past few years since she got very busy, but I'd always see Divot in their yard whining at us whenever I'd walk Penny.  Anyway she said that they had x-rays taken and the dog has (I believe) a tumor and her lungs are filling up with fluid.  Divot seems to be in good spirits, though.  She brought her to our house and the dog was walking around sniffing, wagging her tail, etc.  She didn't seem to be in any real distress.  I told her to think positive... the vet said there was a chance that the tumor is benign so they're waiting for some results to come back. 

I really am hoping that's what it is.  Divot was always a very shy dog but she is a real sweetheart.  Our other neighbor just had to put his golden retriever to sleep.  I think the dog was about 12 and always had this huge tumor and wasn't given much time to live, but he beat the odds for about 5 years or so.  The poor guy was so broken up and he even had a small tribute/funeral for the dog in front of his house.  I know what a tough thing it is - I've gone through it twice.  Luckily at 11 years old Penny is doing very well.  She's still a bit overweight but she's recovered very well from the surgery she had a month and a half ago on the tendon in her left leg... so I'm really thankful for that.

As for me I'm doing pretty good.  Still driving, back to working full-time now, and they tell me I'm really improving at physical therapy, so I'm glad things are a lot better than they were even a month ago.
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Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on September 27th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Enjoy your trip. I live in Mass and I think you're coming at a time when we're supposed to have a cool pleasant weekend :)
jessm78jessm78 on September 27th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Whereabouts in Mass are you? I'm visiting family in Gloucester and Beverly, and friends in Salem. :)
Working for the Mandroid: The Kiss (Sam/Daniel)moonshayde on September 27th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm south. I see that you're in the northern areas. I'm down towards RI and the Cape.
jessm78jessm78 on October 1st, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Ah okay. I've visited that area a few times some years back. Yeah, we're all the way up in the northeast corner, Cape Ann. I had a nice time - a lot's changed since the last time I was there but it was still nice getting back there again.
vixen_logic: Smilevixen_logic on September 28th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
Have a nice weekend, Jess! :)
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 1st, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks! I hope you had a nice weekend too! :)
tiah15: AmandaBeautifultiah15 on September 29th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
I hope you're having a nice weekend right now. And nice to hear you're doing better again :)
I read all about the accident here after I've finally made it back online - you poor girl :(
And as long as the dog isn't in any distress, there's hope !
jessm78: S1 promo picjessm78 on October 1st, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hey Tia :) Thanks, I had a very nice weekend. I hope yours was good. And thanks - it was just a crazy experience. I felt like I was in hell after it first happened. I look back on those days and am really thankful that they're over and I'm doing a lot better. :)

I told my neighbor that, so I am thinking there's hope too. I'll let you know if I hear anything else from her about the dog!
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on September 30th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Hey Jessie! hope you have fun on your trip, glad to hear you're doing good too. :)

And I hope Divot keeps doing alright, and things work out.
jessm78jessm78 on October 1st, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hey Jen! Aw thanks :) I had a very nice time. It was great seeing everyone again. I can't believe it's been over 2 months since the accident, but I'm glad to be doing a lot better. :)

Yeah me too, I really hope her results will turn out okay. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 2nd, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
:) I'm glad you're doing better too. :) Very very very glad. Please do. I shall be writing away. And you're welcome!
jessm78jessm78 on October 2nd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) Okie doke... well just got some sad news, but I'll update in a new post about it. Sounds great! Speaking of which I have to update your fic on the site - I promise I will in the next few days!
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 3rd, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Mo problem, *hugs* toward the sad stuff, I'd hug you for real if I could. Make silly faces, whatever it took to make you smile. And no problem on the fic thing. Did everything send to you alright? I can resend if need be. And my condolences on Divot. She can hang out w/my dogs up in Heaven, they're silly and lots of fun. Especially my chocolate lab she'll know where all the good cookies are. :)
jessm78jessm78 on October 6th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks, that's sweet of you :) Yep, I think everything made it here alright, so no problems there. Thanks - I didn't get to see her too much these past few years since her mom (I mean owner, lol) has been really busy, but I used to love when she'd bring her over for my dog to play with. *grin* I bet she is hanging out w/your dogs in Heaven, having fun. :)
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 7th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
:) Dogs are good people that's true. And you're welcome, anything I can ever do to help on anything, just say the word.You're the best, pal.