Monday, June 20, 2011

A hello and a prayer request…


Hello prim friends. I am still here. :) I don’t know where time has gone but I guess sometimes you just have to take a break. I have been around, reading blogs and such, but I got stuck in the can’t comment thing and it just made me mad so I just took a full break from the blogosphere. I have appreciated the emails and hellos though! Thanks for checking on me! That’s super sweet!

There really hasn’t been much going on lately. We have been busy but mostly riding the Harley. No changes to the house. No new purchases to share. Not much at all to blog about! Busy but boring to blog about!

What I do have to share today is a prayer request…

Yesterday, Fathers day, we got some bad news. My step mom, Laura, was taken to the hospital in diabetic ketoacidosis. Since her Dog (child), Lugar, passed away she really hasn’t felt she had a reason to get out of bed, grief has completely consumed her, and she has let her herself go in every way for the past 5 weeks. This does not work when you are diabetic.

Shortly after Lugar passed her abusive and estranged father passed. Though she had no use for him, she is still sad and it added to her already all encumbering depression.

Then shortly after her fathers passing a decision was made to bring another dog into the house as an attempt to lift Laura’s spirits, console her and replace the hole left by Lugar. Of course that didn't work at all and she now greatly regrets this decision and wishes they had not gotten the dog at all. I am not surprised by this. Hubby and I had a discussion when Dad told us they were going to look at the dog and we both said this is what would happen. :(

Not to mention the dog is 7 months old and was only paper trained because the breeders never took him outside. This has become another huge situation for Dad and Laura and is something neither of them has an interest in dealing with… especially with Dad taking care of Laura as he has been. The dog became a burden. Lucky for the dog… their other dog loves him… right now his only purpose if that Batman needs a friend. Furthermore the dog became a medical situation when a neuter became complicated and the he got a bacterial infection… I could go on forever about this… the point is the dog has caused a nightmare of situation (by no real fault of the poor puppy) in their house during this already difficult time leading to more stress and guilt for Laura wanting him causing more heartache.

Due to all the above no matter what anyone says or does she can not pull out of this grief. When she arrived at the hospital yesterday and they started testing they found out she also had a very mild heart attack. Not good. :( They are testing as we speak to see if any permanent damage was done and treating her for ketoacidosis. I do not know though if she will pull out of this grief even if they do get her health back in order. It’s very bad. She has given up. She’s only 46.

So if you have a moment to say a prayer for her, and my Dad, that would be greatly appreciated. Though I am worried about Laura, she is safe and sound being treated in the hospital. Now I am really concerned for my Dad who is the one now under a great amount of stress. I worry for him with all this going on.

So please keep them both in your thoughts (and a quick prayer that Jackson heals and learns to potty outside would help too). Anything to lower the stress level in that house would be a blessing right now.

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Farmhouse prims said...

Carmen, I have missed you! I will keep your dad and Laura in my prayers!! Hugs, Lecia

Carmen C. said...

I will definitely say a prayer for them Carmen! So sad, grief can be a HARD thing to move away from. A tip I read somewhere that has helped alot of folks with the commenting issue, is click on your "keep me signed in" and sign out...then you should be able to comment:)

Raymond Homestead said...

Carmen, I was just thinking of you the other day realizing you hadn't posted anything for awhile. I will certainly uplift you all in prayer and hope things start improving! Take Care! Mindy

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Carmen - Rest assured that we will all be praying for them and hope the situation gets better does sound like a bit of a nightmare. HUGS

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Oh, Honey, so much sadness and frustration. I can definitely pray. And pray I will. Poor dog... It isn't his fault his prior owners took the lazy way.
Poor Laura---sounds like depression, doesn't it? Time is a healer. Love and positive attention are great cures, too.
Your Dad needs to take care of himself so that he will be able to provide the attention she needs. My thoughts are with you all.....

A Primitive Homestead said...

Prayers lifted. Blessings!

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

First I think you need a "Big Hug", there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All of us pet lovers know how sad it is to lose our pets, they are such faithful companions. I will also pray that Jackson will bring your stepmom some comfort, hopefully she will give him a chance. Blessings dear Carmen.

Dan said...


I will be praying for Laura, your dad, and the new puppy. Hopefully things will get better really soon!


Fran. said...

Hi Carmen I am praying already for Laura and your Dad. And keeping you in my thoughts and prayers too. Hoping soon Jackson can pick up Lauras spirits. Being a puppy maybe he can love on her like she needs. You take care of yourself too. XO Love, Fran. PS I got very frustrated with blogger too!! EWWW!! But it seems to be getting better.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh Carmen, so sorry to hear about the things that are going on in your life right now.
I hope your step mom gets better soon ~ time heals all wounds. Stay strong my friend.
Blessings and prayers being sent your way.

Raggedy Creations said...

Thinking of and praying for your family Carmen.
Hurry back.