One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sister Mail, Jesse's Surgery, and Missing Eggs

I came home, after a long day of driving everywhere yesterday, to find this in my mail box.  My sister, who visits India often with her family, sent me these.  They are from India.

Jesse's surgery didn't go completely well.  The vet found a hard and soft mass that was all the way to his bone.  They could not remove all of it, without risking damaging nerves etc.  The mass is being sent out to a lab, and will be checked for cancer.  We are praying that it was a result of an embedded foreign body, but the vet could not tell for sure, and thus the lab work.   

Jesse is not doing too well either.  Last night he could not open one eye, and could not walk on his left foot.  Today, his eyes are not bothering him, but he continues to favor his foot.  With today's rain, we have to wrap up his foot when he goes outside, and he's not too happy about that either.

Three days ago, only 4 eggsTwo days ago 1 egg.  Yesterday 0 eggs.  I am betting we have another rat in the chicken barn.  Grr!  Later today, I will need to check their coop for new holes anywhere. 




EMMA said...

Sending a great big hug to Jesse. Hope the mass on his leg is nothing serious and that he is up and about very soon.

Liz said...

Awww....poor puppy. I was hoping you would get better news. I bet it was nice to receive that package after such a busy day!

Sandra said...

Sorry to hear it didn't go well for Jesse. :(

Michelle said...

Poor puppy. We just went thru a cancer scare with our dog. She has a lump on the side of her leg. They said if it was caner they would have to take the leg. The test came back inconclusive but it was abnormal. So they couldn't say with 100 that it wasn't cancer. We could have the leg removed or wait and see. They said if it was cancer it would spread quickly. She is a older dog so we choice to keep the leg and let her enjoy what time she had left. It's been 7 months now and she is still doing good. I know how scary it is. I will be praying for your family and your puppy.

Candy C. said...

Poor Jesse, I hope the tests come back with good news. It's so hard to see the animals suffer. :(
It sounds like the package from your sister arrived at a good time for you.

Carolyn said...

Sending out good vibes for Jesse. And hope you find the egg-eater. Having chickens and getting zero eggs is kind of annoying.