Monday, January 11, 2016

~Our New Years Miracle for Maggie~

Our New Year's Miracle

We wanted to share our joy for the new year in 2016 that affected our fourth child Maggie, our dog.  Unfortunately before  Christmas she became very lethargic, didn't eat (very unusual) and didn't look herself.  We had the same situation in June last year and it turned out to be a major surgery to remove her thymus.  This time when we brought her into the doctor's office there were indications of another problem and they noticed another growth.  In follow up radiology the prognosis wasn't good, cancer in the spleen and liver.  We were devastated, but in discussions with the fantastic doctors at the Escondido Animal Urgent Care (Dr. Karen Seibold) and our pet surgeon Dr. Tracy Frey of SoftSurg, they believed there was a good chance to perform surgery and have another successful outcome. They agreed to perform surgery on New Year's Eve Day to remove her spleen and we were able to take her home on New Year's Day.  

After an agonizing week we finally got the results from the laboratory that everything was OK after multiple tests.  Based on the experience of Dr. Frey and Dr. Seibold they believed there was more than a disappointing outcome as suggested by others.  They discussed in great detail their findings and feelings in similar situations over the years and were optimistic that there was still considerable hope for Maggie.  With their encouragement we were blessed with a successful surgery and benign results as to the tumors removed.

How's that for a New Year's Miracle.

We were elated and thanked God and our friends for listening to all our prayers and for supporting the things that are important to us in our lives, whatever that might be. 
Our Maggie is doing just great and just
 had her first walk today with Stan.

Miracles can happen!

 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and many Years to come.

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post and what a gorgeous dog Jody.......we nearly lost our Sascha Christmas week...he was near death from a snakebite and the antivenine worked, it's a blessing to have a a pet come back to life xxxx

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  2. Jody, I understand! I hope and pray that Maggie continues on this get well path. With all the love and care she has, I bet she will. :)

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    1. Stacey, Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging words, we all appreciate it so much!

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  3. I love that kind of miracle/story..any healing!!:)
    Have you watched 5 Flights Up? Do:) Morgan Freeman/Diane Keaton.
    Love the tiara..that is a great pet pic.

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    1. Monique, I haven't seen 5 Flights Up, but will try and rent it this week. I love Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, thanks for the info. Maggie is our little princess and the tiara seemed to fit her nicely!!

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  4. So glad for you that everything turned out OK!

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    1. Thank you Cindy for stopping by. We're happy too!

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  5. Oh Jody so happy for all of you especially sweet Maggie. Your new year is starting out great. Wishing many more happy and healthy days ahead for Maggie. She is just adorable.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, Maggie is our New Year's Miracle. Thank you for your wonderful wishes, Maggie says thank you too:)

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  6. I am so happy to hear that Maggie is doing well! I will keep your sweet fur baby in my prayers that she continues to get better!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Trisha, you're so sweet! We'd appreciate it!

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  7. So glad your beautiful Maggie is safe and sound and recovering well. It is so hard to lose a fur baby. Many prayers to you and your family :) - Vanessa

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    1. Vanessa, Thank you for your kind words! Means a lot to us!

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  8. Jody and Stan,
    Praise The Lord for a miracle in your lives for Maggie!!!
    Pets enrich our lives in amazingly wonderful ways, dear friends!!!
    Let us raise our glasses to another magnificent year!!!
    Cheers!!!
    May all your hopes in 2016 come to be!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Pat, what a special comment! Very heartfelt!! Wishing you also a wonderful 2016!!

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  9. Jody and Stan,
    Bless your sweet hearts for taking such good care of dear Maggie.. I am so happy to hear she is doing well.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  10. Penny, We love Maggie, dearly, We've had her 12 years. Everyday is special with her. Very sweet of you to stop by.

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  11. We lost our beloved blond lab grand dog, Molly, to cancer late last year, so I know how scared you must have been. I'm so happy for Maggie's recovery and hope you have many, many wonderful times ahead with her. She's beautiful!

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  12. Laurel, So sorry to hear about Molly! What wonderful dog she was!! I'm glad you stopped by! Maggie's doing better everyday now. It's a wonderful feeling to look at her and she smiles back at us:) How's Tucker doing? I love all your photos with him in the snow!!

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