Sunday, March 31, 2013

HE is Risen!

This morning I've been up for hours with Selah.  She kept having high heart rates and so I checked her Blood Pressure and it was extremely high.  She didn't "storm" but I had to give her meds  I've never had to give before to get it down.  It came down to normal within 30 minutes but her heart rate has still been all over the place even tho she is sleeping.   Every now and then it will shoot up to the 140's and set off the alarm.  She is pretty much staying in the 120's now but that is high.  My heart rate is in the 120's when I'm speed walking so I know how that feels. 

So with nothing to do but sit, I've been reading FB, amazed that anyone else is up!  LOL  I mean who is up on a Sunday morning at 4:30 am?  Not me!  I can say neither me or my husband have ever been guilty of going to a Sunrise Easter service LOL.   Anyhow, I regress, the posts are all so positive, I mean it is Easter Sunday morning....  my posts are not so positive.  I'm sad and disheartened that we are dealing with this again and unfortunately I understand it shows that her brain is not healing, it can't regulate the blood pressure/heart rate system without help. 

BUT He is still risen.....that is what I hold to....even as her alarm goes off once again....

We have an older gentleman and his wife who attend our church.  They were children in Germany during WWII.  Anita's mom had a child with Downs that they successfully hid from the Nazis.  (he lived to be in his 60's)  Then Ziggy and Anita fled East Germany after they were married.  they have many interesting stories.  But one thing Ziggy always says "Where could I go but to Him?  "There is no one else in heaven or earth..."   That is so true, there is no one else to go to....no one else who can bear our burdens.  I have lots of friends but really who can I go to in a time like this?  No one but Jesus.  It's lonely and yet it is not....

So this Easter Sunday morning, I'm still clinging to the Risen One...

Please pray for Selah....hopefully we will have some good pictures later with the children. 

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  1. Selah is on the Sunday School prayer sheet at Chapel of Hope Assembly of God (Billings, MT). We are standing in faith with you for her. Happy Easter and God Bless your family this day.

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  2. Happy Easter to you and the family!

    I'm sorry to hear about Selah's struggles. I pray you get your little girl back. It must be so difficult. I imagine you must be conflicted -- mourning the loss of the Selah you knew before, but at the same time, there's so much to be thankful for because she's still here!

    You hadn't mentioned the fish oil lately. Is she still on it?

    I was reading a few posts from last year and I saw your post on Tuffy. Did he ever find a home? We have some rescued bait dogs too. So common around here (I'm in north Cape Coral, so we've got our fair share in our area too, sadly.) I hope he found a nice, loving family!
    Best,
    Mia C.

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  3. Happy Easter to you and the family!

    I'm sorry to hear about Selah's struggles. I pray you get your little girl back. It must be so difficult. I imagine you must be conflicted -- mourning the loss of the Selah you knew before, but at the same time, there's so much to be thankful for because she's still here!

    You hadn't mentioned the fish oil lately. Is she still on it?

    I was reading a few posts from last year and I saw your post on Tuffy. Did he ever find a home? We have some rescued bait dogs too. So common around here (I'm in north Cape Coral, so we've got our fair share in our area too, sadly.) I hope he found a nice, loving family!
    Best,
    Mia C.

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    1. When we left for Ukraine we left sweet Tuffy with a friend who has a small animal rescue. They just loved on him and enjoyed him. He got suddenly very sick and they found that he had a form of do leukemia that had to do with stress. Obviously he had been under so much stress as he was used as a bait dog. Right before we left I had gotten hims fixed and his shots, well he had a lot of trouble coming out from under anesthia, so much so they asked me to come back and talk to him. That might have made the leukemia come on as fast as it did. He got so bad that he had to be put to sleep while we were gone. The vet that did it cried as he wagged his tail till he passed away. He was a very special dog!!!!! We all felt so bad for him but we are thankful that between me and my friend we gave him about 2 months of love. I've never met a dog like him....thanks for asking

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    2. Oh Yvonne! That's such a sad ending!
      I was hoping he'd found a loving home, but doggy heaven wasn't the loving home I'd had in mind! I'm glad you and your friend gave him a chance and that he knew love.

      The story of Tuffy's passing really resonated with me. We just put down one of our beloved pit bulls (a former bait dog himself, actually) due to kidney failure. And he licked my husband's face and wagged his tail right up until the end. *tears*

      It sounds like Tuffy had a very sweet spirit. I'm just sorry the world didn't get to enjoy more of him.

      I had another thought on your disappearing kitties!
      Is it possible they got picked up and put in kitty jail? One of our friends, also a feral feeder, just found 3 of her ferals on the Lee County Lee Lost Pets website -- it's the country-run shelter here in the Cape Coral/Ft Myers area.
      Some well-meaning person had trapped them and brought them in, not realizing that true ferals -- as these were -- aren't candidates for adoption in most cases since it can take months or years of work to get them friendly. (We have a feral girl named Bernadette who's disabled and can't live outdoors. We had her kittens, so we brought her indoors. She's a love with the other kitties and quite content, but after nearly 2 years, we still can't pet her! But thankfully, she's okay with co-existing with us indoors -- it doesn't stress her out as it would many ferals -- so it works!)

      Anyways, I'd peek at your county's shelter. Perhaps some well meaning person trapped them? I know you mentioned some were friendly, so perhaps they're still in adoptions? Worth a peek, right?

      Best to you, Yvonne! :-)
      Mia C.

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    3. Oh Yvonne! That's such a sad ending!
      I was hoping he'd found a loving home, but doggy heaven wasn't the loving home I'd had in mind! I'm so thankful that you and your friend gave him a chance and that he knew love.

      The story of Tuffy's passing really resonated with me. I know the type of sweet soul he must have been. We just put down one of our beloved pit bulls (a former bait dog himself, actually) due to kidney failure. And he licked my husband's face and wagged his tail right up until the end. *tears*

      It sounds like Tuffy had a very sweet spirit. I'm just sorry the world didn't get to enjoy more of him due to one person's cruelty.

      I had another thought on your disappearing kitties!
      Is it possible they got picked up and put in kitty jail? One of our friends, also a stray/feral feeder, just found 3 of her ferals on the Lee County Lee Lost Pets website -- it's the country-run shelter here in the Cape Coral/Ft Myers area.

      Some well-meaning person had trapped them and brought them in, not realizing that true ferals -- as these were -- aren't candidates for adoption in most cases since it can take months or years of work to get them friendly. (We have a feral girl named Bernadette who's disabled and can't live outdoors. We had her kittens, so we brought her indoors. She's a love with the other kitties and quite content, but after nearly 2 years, we still can't pet her! But thankfully, she's okay with co-existing with us indoors -- it doesn't stress her out as it would many ferals -- so it works!)

      Anyways, I'd peek at your county's shelter. Perhaps some well meaning person trapped them? I know you mentioned some were friendly, so perhaps they're still in adoptions? Worth a peek, right?

      Best to you, Yvonne! :-)
      Mia C.

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    4. we only have 3 other close neighbors and all of them are animal lovers and knew about the cats. We've all lived here for years so they wouldn't do that. I don't think anyone would trap them as we have such big properties around here the cats would have never gone past our area and our neighbors would have noticed if anyone was doing something like that we're all pretty tight. It freaked them out too. One neighbor has calves so he put up a video camera to see if he could see anything out on their propery. And pasco Co won't come and pick up animals unless they are dying. One time I thought a new stray that came up had rabies and they eouldn't come out for that no kidding...told me to catch him LOL (he didn't have rabies and he is one of the few remaining cats.) Some of the cats that were taken never ever went off the property. I seriously think it is a python someone put out in the swamp behind our house. A gator couldn't get on our property we have 2 fences....

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  4. He has risen indeed. Still praying for Selah. So happy our saviour came....

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  5. My Cousin has stage 4+ melanoma, not a lot of hope here and lot of tears. However, there is reason to rejoice! He will be baptized on Tuesday and Christ has risen - so there is hope all along.

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    1. So glad he will be baptised and that you all have the hope of eternal life but it must be so hard. he will be in my prayers! Thankful for the Risen Savior!!!

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  6. Her brain is healing, but it might not heal to the extent you hope and pray for. I pray for her myself as does my 8 yo son.

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