by Stephanie on November 26, 2012 · 3 comments

in Heavy Stuff

I meant to write more over Thanksgiving break but there was really just too much on my mind.  I am completely overwhelmed by life right now.  A lot is going on and unfortunately not a lot of it is good.  You know how bad things come in threes?

Pet Problems

My dog, Dean, got sick while I was home for Thanksgiving.  He was staying at my friend’s house and got very lethargic and was having, to put it discretely, major GI problems.  He was taken to the vet, put on antibiotics, and switched to white rice as part of his food.  This is the 3rd time this has happened in the last 4 months.  He is severely underweight (by about 25 lbs) and despite switching him back to puppy food and adding a third daily meal I can’t get any weight back on him.  The vet can’t tell me why this keeps happening and I’m worried there might be something more wrong than just “he got into something he shouldn’t”.  I’m looking into what my options are for him.

Relationship Problems

I’m struggling with a friendship right now.  Things are not going how I would hope.  Everything seems good for a while and then there is fighting, anger, etc for days.  I know I can’t keep going like this but I’m not sure what the answer is in this situation.  I do know it’s taking a toll on me.

Family Health Problems

My family got the schedule for my Dad’s bone marrow transplant and went over it this past weekend.  It’s going to be a long process of nearly 3 months in or near the hospital.  I’m the only person who doesn’t live nearby so I won’t be able to be there or help out much.  That really bothers me.


These three things are really things I’ve been dealing with this whole year and this weekend they all kind of came to a head this past holiday weekend.  They are weighing heavy on my heart and mind right now.  If you are so inclined, please say a prayer that things continue to improve!

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Rebecca November 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I just wanted to say your family has been in my prayers lately. Ever since you brought it up the first time on the blog. This time last year I was dealing with health issues with my immediate family so I can definitely understand how you are feeling. However I am near my family so was right there for everything and can’t imagine how you feel being farther away. Just remember God won’t give us more than we can handle (although I know he definitely pushes us). Just know you aren’t alone in this and I am praying for you during this difficult and stressful time.


Stephanie November 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Thank you so much for your prayers and support. It means the world to me!


Kim November 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Sorry things are rough right now! I hope that things start to get better. I know it is hard when a close family member is sick and you can’t be with them (or the rest of your family) – hang in there.
Prayers for you and your family (and dog!!).


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