I've been absent from my blog for awhile. I guess the best explanation is to say that I have been tending to matters of the heart - me, my family and my beloved dog, Kayla. The good news is, everyone is doing well, especially the dog. Kayla was diagnosed with Lymphoma a couple of months ago as I explained in this post. Between modern medicine and alternative medicine, I am happy to say Kayla is officially in remission! She has responded to all the treatment protocols, conventional and holistic and is enjoying a "normal" dog life. She still has a few more chemo treatments left to go. I'm not able to be with her during her chemo treatments, but I am with her during her acupuncture. This is what holistically fighting canine cancer looks like:
Acupuncture often gets a bad rap, but as someone who partakes in acupuncture myself, I know first-hand the healing benefits it offers. Kayla loves her acupuncture appointments. She often drifts off to sleep for the 30 minute session. She knows a good thing when she sees it!
In addition to acupuncture and chemo, she takes a plethora of meds and supplements - 19 pills a day to be exact. She's such a trooper.
So, we are enjoying having a "healthy" dog again and are grateful for each day we have with her. It's been such an emotional roller coaster ride, but I have learned so much. We don't know how long this good fortune will last, but I have come to appreciate living in the moment. My heart is full and I feel so blessed.
And because this is a stamping blog, I do have a card to show you. It uses some non-Stampin' Up! items and retired items as well. This dog stamp from Inky Antics looks so much like Kayla, I had to get it. This is a card for Kayla's acupuncturist - she loved it and has it proudly displayed in her clinic. Kayla even put a real paw print on the inside with ink!
Thank you for letting me share my update with you. I have received such wonderful emails from some of you and I can't begin to tell you how much your support means. Thank you!
Tomorrow I get to introduce you to a new member of my Ink Happens team! C'mon back tomorrow to learn more about her!
Enjoy this day!