Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Week That Was and Some POTP Please

Before going over the recap of my least favourite week this year, I will remind everyone what I do for a living (as it is relevant). I work with individuals with autism. In some cases severe autism. The individuals I am working with are 3-21 currently.

-Monday was fine - I had no idea what the week would bring

-Tuesday - 5 new mice

-Wednesday - one of my pregnant coworkers had a medical emergency at work (fortunately it is a torn ligament in the side and she and the baby will be fine) - a 10 year old sucker punched me in the arm (it sure hurt) - I lost Precious

-Thursday - a 19 year old became aggressive when I wouldn't let him smash a glass door (I know, I am so unreasonable) and spit repeatedly in my face (I would rather get hit any day then get spat on), hit me and shoved me repeatedly against the door. My back was pretty sore Thursday night, but better Friday. 

-Friday - we got terrible news.
First, my parents beloved dog Barley, was diagnosed with a tumour in his stomach. He will be kept comfortable and given a lot of love as surgery is not an option that will change the outcome.

Secondly, my 93 year old Grandmother had what they believe was a mild heart attack, and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She will require oxygen from now on.

Then the Man came home with a stomach bug he got from a 2 year old on Wednesday. (He will be fine, but Lady will be grumpy if she gets it).

I ask for some POTP for Barley and Grandmother. May they both be comfortable and not suffer needlessly. 

Barley, the drool king and lap dog


  1. I'm so sad that so much bad things came to you.... I'm so angry that thisn 19 year old freak did that to you... I agree with you, that's the last thing on earth... and there is probably not enough water in the ocean to wash it away, it hurts and it feels icky much more than a slap....
    I cross my paws and I send hugs and POTP for your Granny and for Barley.... I'm so sorry that you got so much sad news ....

  2. We are all crossing our paws here for Barley and for Grandmother. And for you too!!! We hope the weekend brings some rest for all. Life never seems very fair.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  3. that is a rough week indeed - Mom understands - she was a social worker who worked in a counseling center for those with mental illness and addictions and had many such similar days.

  4. Oh Hailey, Phod and peeps we are so very sorry about Barley and your mom's Gma.
    We are for sure sending lots of Purrs that both be kept comfortable and pain free. We will add both to the POTP
    Not the dreaded tummy bug. Mom's says she'd rather have a head cold any day. Little people are
    for sure the breeding ground for germs.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. We hope Grandmother will be OK, and Barley will get to enjoy his human family for as long as possible.

  6. Sorry you had such a rough week. We are sending prayers, love, and hugs!

  7. POTP and prayers headed your way. Bless you for having the strength to do what you do for others.

  8. You sure have had a rough week. We are keeping our paws crossed for all of your family.

  9. We are sending big warm hugs for you and POTP for Granny and Barley. We hope things are better in the coming week.....
    Big Hugs!!
    Mama, Dory and the Boyz

  10. It really was a bad week for you.......and we most certainly do send POTP for Barley the Brave pup and your Grandmom. That's pretty scary about the 19 year old - I'm sure (sadly!) that awful things happen to you frequently considering your work but hopefully, the "better days" out number the bad ones. Please take care of yourselves......all of're in a LOT of peoples' prayers!

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

  11. Now that was a crappy week! We are sorry about your grandmom's health problems. And Barley - we know you are all sad at his diagnosis and wish him many more happy days with you. And your Lady? Ouch! We hope she will have a relaxing weekend and a much better coming week.

  12. I am so sorry for your tough week. I hope that next week will bring some smiles your way and not the stomach bug!

  13. We're so sorry you've had such an awful week. We are sending POTP and hoping for the best for both Barley and your grandmother.

  14. Sending POTP to Barley and your grandmother AND to you. What a horrible week indeed.
    And paws and fingers crossed that you won't have another week like that for a good long while.
    Gail (and Bertie).

  15. Oh my goodness!!!!! What an awful awful week!!! Sending some POTP, and boy, do I ever hope you are ok with being attacked like that!!!! WOW!!!!! So sorry :(

  16. OMG I am so sorry to hear that you have been through all of this. Sending POTP for sure...keep thinking positive, it can only hopefully get better! xoxo

  17. You've got HUGE doses of POTP heading your direction. We hope this week will be much quieter.

  18. Sending lots of hugs for you and most certainly some pug prayers for Barley and Grandma.
    Your line of work must be difficult and rewarding all at the same time. Hope your weekend will give you some relaxation and peace
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

  19. What a rough time for u. Sending our prayers. U are in our hearts.
    Stella rose

  20. WOW!! That was a bad week. Paws crossed for Barley and your grandma. That sounds like a really hard job. Prayers sent to you too .

    Diana and Oreo

  21. Oh noes. I am so sorry. Sometimes it just seems like the whole world is crappin' on your head ~ you know a margarita always helps with that...☺. Seriously, you do some of the most impawtent work there is, and I bow my furry head to you! I gots my paws crossed for both Barley and your Gma...and sendin' lots of POTP and AireZens! And a margarita...did I mention my margaritas make everything betters??? ☺♥
    Ruby ♥

  22. Sending rottie-sized POTP to all of your family...

    -Ruby and Otto

  23. I am so, so sorry about your week. I admire you for the work you do that I know has many challenges, but I know also has many rewards as well. Know that from my corner of Virginia, we are sending LOTS of POTP for peace, comfort and health. Also, just having lost Buddy to stomach cancer, for Barley, I'm sending extra POTP for him for many treasured days of grace for he and his family to enjoy.

    Take care, I hope your weekend is peaceful and restful too.

  24. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! We are sending the power of 12 paws, plus cyber-hugs from the people. Cousin Lee and Handsome Phod, take care of your Lady - it sounds like she needs a little extra love right now too!

  25. We're so sorry to hear this. Sending lots of healing Pawkisses and purrayers to your Grandmother and Barley and your way. Healing Pawkisses <3 <3 <3

  26. I am so sorry to read of all the things that have happened this past week. I am crossing paws for Grandma and Barley and for all of you. I am sending love and hugs and magic bubbles so that this week is much kinder to all of you.

    Ziggy Out!

    I will pray for all of you


  27. Wow, that's a rough week. So sorry to hear about your grandma and about Barley. He's a handsome boy! My mom is also 90 and she's in rehab having just gotten out of the hospital after being diagnosed with C.H.F. It's not been fun to deal with so I know how that part is. Hope you don't get sick!

  28. When it rains it pours, doesn't it? I'm so sorry you had such a horrible week. I will keep y'alls in my prayers. Hopefully the coming week will bring better days.

  29. What a poopster of a week. We are so sorry :( Sending you a big group cuddle and a giant hug from Mom. Sending POTP and putting your Grandma and Barley in our prayers.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  30. That was a doozy of a week. I am sending POTP for Barley and your grandma.


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