Friday, July 18, 2008

Hmmm... Now What?

It's about time for an update on the old blog, dontcha think? 

Let's start with my dog.  Dixie went to the vet yesterday because she's been limping on her right hind leg.  It got very pronounced over the weekend.  My poor baby!  The vet found no fractures, torn ligaments, or anything out of joint.  She is leaning toward it being arthritis but isn't sure yet.  We opted for trying the anti-inflammatory meds for two weeks and seeing if she improves. 

We've given her two doses of the meds since last night, and she took them very easily.  She thinks they're a treat and just chews them up.  I can't tell you how relieved I was that we don't have to try and knock that thing down her throat twice a day for two weeks.  Of course, we ran into a complication today.  The meds make her sick to her stomach.  She started vomiting.  Now we get to give her Pepcid AC for a few days to settle her stomach and then try the anti-inflammatory again on Monday with the Pepcid AC.  These are NOT the perks of pet ownership.

The other thing I need to tell you about is concerning my colonoscopy.  I'm not going to have it after all, and it has nothing to do with my stubbornness, just in case you might think that.  Yesterday we received a letter from the clinic that was going to be handling the procedure, and we learned that we are responsible to pay our deductible for the procedure.  Pay it UP FRONT on Thursday, which isn't possible at this time.  So that's it.

If you happen to be wondering, Now what, Liz?  Join the club.  I'm asking myself the same thing.  But God has been teaching me for the last two weeks about being more prayerful.  I don't want to worry.  I want to experience the peace and joy that comes from exercising my faith, by humbling myself and casting my cares on my Sovereign Lord, and watching to see how He works.  I believe He's giving me these opportunities so that I will draw near to Him and learn how to be dependent on Him for direction in the next step to take.  I don't know what it is, but He promises to lead me.


  1. I haven't tried soy milk. I don't believe that soy beans were ever meant to be milked. Seriously though, I don't use a ton a milk. I drink skim when I do. I generally get my calcium from cheese and yogurt.

  2. I've heard that "How People Change" is a good book. I've actually been exposed to a lot of what's in it through my biblical counseling classes in seminary. They certainly opened my eyes to how the whole sin/sanctification thing works!


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