Monday, May 22, 2017

Marie Christensen Bullock ( 23 September 1939 -20 May 2017)

This is our favorite photo of our grandma and WHN, taken in 2003.

As you may read by the heading, Grandma died early Saturday morning. Dad and WHN had been able to see her before she died, and Grandma knew Dad right away-her face lit up when she saw him.

We are very thankful for Grandma as she loved Dad and introduced WHN to dachshunds!

(Dad is also very ill right now- he picked up a virulent strain of E Coli and it is in his blood stream, so please keep him in your prayers)

Grandma is now at the Rainbow Bridge playing with our Aunt Pint, a poodle mix, and our Aunts Gingie and Nutmeg-the original Bullock Dachshunds

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Update on our grandmother!

We are driving back to New Jersey tomorrow or Monday as she is going into palliative care.

She had a stroke Thursday as we reported earlier, then she had several seizures Friday during an MRI.  Her internal organs are now failing due to her being in the end stages of Parkinson's Disease.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

POTP needed

Good Afternoon!  Sorry we haven't been around lately, but WHN's depression has returned and she has kept us very busy nursing her back to health! She is finally going to be off our paws!

However, today we learned that Tasha, Queen of the Unstuffed Stuffed Squeaky Toys, has a mass on either her liver or spleen and must undergo an ultrasound to determine treatment options.  It was discovered during her annual physical, via her blood work, and  X rays, which revealed that her liver enzymes were 15 times higher than the normal range, as well as a mass either on the spleen or liver. A review of previous years' bloodwork revealed no issues so this is a new medical problem.  Her age (13 in November) could be the cause and it may still be nothing, but we are prepared  for anything at this point.  

We also ask for prayers for Dad's mom, who had a stroke today and whose outlook is not promising- she has been in the hospital or rehab facility for the past six weeks and took this turn earlier today