Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm back from outer space

When I say I have been sucked into a whirl wind I am almost serious. It all began nearly two weeks ago when we were heading up to bed one evening and after handing our beloved MungKee a piece of cheese he started choking (or so we thought), stopped breathing and about 2 minutes after the ordeal began, all while Sean and I were performing CPR (ok, Sean was and I was hysterically freaking out) we declared him dead. Hardly able to see or function through our grief he gave a small twitch a minute or two later and we started back up with the CPR, frantically trying our best to bring him back.

More than luck was on our side that night and our little fighter eventually came around again. We later learned that while he may have choked slightly on small piece of cheese, what he mostly suffered was actually a seizure followed by either a heart attack or something like it. I am about to take him in to the vet again for more follow up but without an MRI all the testing has concluded that it was most likely exposure to some sort of toxin (they determined this through elevated enzyme levels in his blood). We are hopeful that it isn't something terminal like a brain tumor or pancreatis, but as of now we are just monitoring him and giving him a LOT OF LOVE. To say it put our busy lives in perspective is the understatement of the year!

So I am sorry to leave you all hanging on our last Paint Perfection class, but duty called and I had to answer.


You may remember a post I did back in November about following our dreams and living life to it's fullest. It is my goal for 2012 to make some of my biggest ambitions a reality. I didn't go too far into detail and I am not entirely ready to disclose the specifics but after our reality check with MungKee I put myself into full throttle to make this reality real! Let's just say that my makeovers are going to a whole new level, and there promises to be some good blog content in the coming months~

I think I have life back under control and stabilized again, so I am excited to be back In the Fun Lane!

25 comments:

Emily Ann said...

We lost our sweet bulldog a few months ago so I can relate. Prayers for your doggie and your family!

Elyse said...

wow. I would have been hysterical too! So happy to hear that he will be okay though. I must admit, I have been checking your blog everyday for the next post on painting:)

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Suzy { Inspire Me Now } said...

Omg, poor Mungkee :( I love him, he's so cute.
I'm glad you got him to pull through!

Rachel Pallas said...

Oh how scary! I am so glad hes still alive! I cant wait to see what you have coming up this year! xo Rachel

Izzy said...

Wow...I do hope the little guy is better soon. I'm very excited about what you have coming up in the next few months. I re-read your last post and it definately brightened my day.

Izzy said...

I hope the little doggie feels better soon. I'm excited for what you have coming up in the next few months. I re-read your other post and it got me motivated too. Thanks :)

Caroline said...

I'm so happy that your little MungKee is back on the mend. I know our two doggies are such an integral part of our family that I really feel for anyone who goes through such a scare. Sending lots of cuddles and happy thoughts his way!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Glad to hear your little pup is okay. I would be devastated, too if anything happened to my furry friends. :)

Lindsey said...

omg holly, that must have been terrifying! I'm glad he is ok and I hope he is with you much much longer!

As a fellow Edmontonian and one of your clients (you painted our bathroom vanity about 6 monthes ago) I always look forward to your upcoming posts!

Wendy said...

How scary. Hope all continues to be well for you sweet pup. Looking forward to your future blog posts!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Dog owners will be able to relate for sure...we'll be here when you're ready to reveal more.

Kacey said...

So scary! I hope you get good news about MungKee!

Jennifer said...

Welcome back..Life does that to us sometimes. Looking forward to what you have coming up! Always an inspiration!

laxsupermom said...

Oh, no! Your poor little Mungkee! I hope he's feeling better soon.

. said...

OMG! So happy Mungkee is doing better! ((HUGS))

Christine said...

Thinking of you and Mungkee...

kat said...

Oh, how terrifying! I'm glad MungKee pulled through. I'm praying for the little guy and sending big hugs to you!

kristina said...

i'm so sorry!! i really hope he is ok and starts to feel better!!

melinda said...

Poor MungKee, I hope he gets better!

28years said...

Ooh, so glad to hear the pup is still with you - hope things turn out okay. And VERY excited to see what you have in store for us :)

The Captain's Daughter said...

I am so sorry to hear that your absence wasn't for a better reason - but clearly, you have your priorities in order!

I'm eager to read more about your new adventures.

Always my best,

Janet
xo

carli said...

SO sorry to hear about your puppy Holly! Relieved to hear that he is doing ok though. Sending my thoughts and prayers!

Carrie said...

I wondered where you went. Glad Mungkee is on the mend.

Melodie said...

What a scary experience. My sister lost her beloved pup a few weeks ago after he suffered a seizure that let to an aneurysm. It was very traumatic. I am glad that your little pup is better :)

Jen Jensen said...

Poor MungKee. I am so glad he came through! PS. never heard of dog CPR. Good to know!

 
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