Friday, May 3, 2013

Reflections of Baxter

The day after all day
at the vet's
It's amazing how much things can change in the time span of a few days. You can have an uplifting post, and be happy, and suddenly it's like the oxygen has been pushed out of your lungs.

My entire month of April has been filled with Baxter. Why? Because he's my running buddy, my sleeping buddy, my best friend. Last month, I've taken several trips down memory lane and basked in the fact that he's finally a more permanent fixture in my life.

However, in the last few days, things have changed. Scary things that have kept me crying for hours at a time. I've been praying for that Fountain of Youth I'd talked about.

It started with a bloody snout. It got worse a few days later with another. Then on May 1st, we sat in the vet clinic and he sneezed blood on my arm.

We don't know what's wrong with him. He was sedated, he underwent blood work and xrays. The veterinarian and I were hoping he'd snorted something and that a twig would appear on the xrays.

It didn't.

We're being referred to a specialist so Baxter can undergo a rhinoscopy and potentially an MRI. It's going to cost us $900-$2500. I've harassed my twitter and Facebook feeds, so why not my blog? If you're interested in donating, even a single dollar would help. HERE is the link.

As for real reflections of the A to Z, I'm glad I did it. It was hard work, and incredibly challenging. Finding a way to relate each letter to my dog was sometimes grasping for straws. I didn't expect some of what came out to come out. It was a challenge to take pictures sometimes the way I wanted. 

Here are some stats I found cool:

E is for Everywhere and
Y is for Youth got the most visits
He is clearly handling this better than I am..

I gained a few more followers (Hello there!)

 I was going to try to figure out how many comments the pages got...but it turns out, that's a lot of work. Baxter and I loved all the nice and supportive things you all said, though :)

Either way, I'm glad I did the challenge. I think it helped me fall in love with Bax all over again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything will turn out okay.

Happy Friday.


  1. Oh, NO! I hope he turns out to be okay! Glad you participated, and congratulations on completion. What a busy, crazy month, no? :)

  2. I hope he's okay! I've got all my appendages crossed for both of you :(

  3. Hoping for the best for Baxter.

    Congratulations on making it through April!

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out


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