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Unread 01-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #129
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009 10:13 AM, CST

Good Tuesday morning,

Sicily and I are patiently waiting to be released from the hospital. She wasn't interested in eating breakfast so I am anxious to get her home to see if she'll eat something there.

Last night right after I posted, we had some visitors to our room. A nurse came in and asked if we would like a visit from a couple of therapy dogs. I said sure. In came the cutest little poodle named Ginger. Every muscle in her little body was at work as she wiggled and wagged very excitedly. Sicily was somewhat stand-offish, but she still enjoyed seeing this little ball of energy. She left and in walked a HUGE and I mean HUGE doberman. I was the one who started shaking as flashbacks from childhood popped in my head of walking past a doberman who angrily barked at me on my way home from school as a first grader. Back to reality...this big creature had a very gently soul. "Duke" had gentle eyes and I pet and talked to him so Sicily wouldn't be scared. Of course, she wasn't...and neither was I anymore.

After he left, I think Sicily regretted not petting the dogs as she asked if they could come back but they had already departed. Maybe next time. It made me think of Sicily's penpal, Phyllis...a beautiful lab that lives in Colorado. I could see her doing something like this.

Well, the doctor should return sometime soon so we can hopefully be home by lunch. That would be nice. We have a home health nurse coming to our house tomorrow around 11:30 to teach me how to give Sicily her shots she will be needing on a daily basis. Fun, Fun!

Everyone have a great day. Prayers are working...this all went better than we'd expected (even though I vowed not to have too many expectations!).

Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
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