The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— What Mom Knows, Friday, September 25, 2020

Because of an amazing, generous gift, from an Oklahoma Farm Girl

(I cried when I opened the card, I am still so humble and grateful)

I was able to take Boomer to a specialist

Where, upon I learned —

The devastating news

That Boomer has liver disease

Not any of those other things: Nose fungus, pneumonia, tumor in the nose, something stuck in his nose, not a nose anything.

Which is so frustrating because I did have X-rays taken, but was told they were inconclusive  

Strangely the X-rays taken this time, showed ME the very large, expanded liver, his chest and everything else x-rayed.

I bawled.

Here I thought I was doing everything right.

Even the prednisone was damaging the already damaged liver.

I didn’t know. 

I really didn’t know.  

So, now you know.

And now I know.

He is on medication to clear up an infection.  Also, one to help the liver digest better.

Other than that—– What we have left is time. One day at a time—time.

Of which, I plan to make the most of.

Oklahoma Farm Ladythank you ever so much.

My heart is full and breaking.

You gave to me Boomer and his family a lovely gift of Time—one day at a time.

And for THAT We all Thank you!

From my heart to your heart, each and every one of you, Dear Readers,


33 thoughts on “The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— What Mom Knows, Friday, September 25, 2020

  1. Dear Linda, I send you a warm, big hug and to Boomer a good long ear scratch. Hopefully the liver medication will make him better and more comfortable. He is in his happy place with you all on the farm.


  2. I’m sorry to hear about Boomer’s liver disease, but hopefully the medicine he’s on will give him (and you) much more time to enjoy the farm. I know you will make the best of the time you have with him,


  3. I know how finding out that the time you have with a companion is less that you thought or hoped. It was painful knowing but less painful than a sudden departure. I’m glad you were able to take Boomer to a specialist and find the true problem. We can only do the best we can at the time and with the knowledge we’re given. I found, for myself, that the best thing I had done was have another dog. The continuity helped, the loss was less devastating. It was to being able to have that with the loss of Smoky that has made things much harder. I’m keeping Boomer and all of you in my prayers.


  4. One day at a time. Many thanks for friends helping out! What a wonderful gift!
    Now you know and you can appreciate him and when it is time he will go onto the Bridge with Fuzzy…I am so very sorry for all of you. Sending you a hug.


  5. Boomer, I am glad Mom took you to a different vet, but I am super glad that there is some meds that might help you. You have a wonderful home there on the farm with Mom, Dad & MinMin. And you have a whole bunch of other people that love you dearly ~
    )))hugs((( to my favorite beagle ever!


  6. Oh Linda, I’m so very sorry to hear your news about Boomer. I’m sure you have been taking great care of Boomer through all the many years. You have provided him a wonderful life with you and your hubby on the farm. Just spend the time left enjoying him and letting him know how loved he is. And keep life as normal as possible. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet and I mourn with you. He’s been a wonderful pet and you can be grateful you’ve had him for all these years. Find peace in that, friend.


  7. My heart hurts for you, Linda. I know and understand. I had a feeling a while back but didn’t say anything. I think about the time I stopped coming by so often. Couldn’t explain it. Seeing your dog suffer is like seeing any family member going through it. The last vet visit I had with my Schatzie was $1500. She didn’t come home. No time. Just gone. I have to go get another paper towel now. Boomer is such a wonderful fella. Sending love and hugs.


  8. I am so sorry to hear this, Linda. I feel your pain and anguish and give you hugs. Hug Boomer for me and cherish every moment left. He has a wonderful life with you and his family, a happy dog in all the pictures. Much love.


  9. Charlee: “Aww, we’re very sorry to hear this news about Boomer!”
    Chaplin: “Getting surprise news like this is never what you want. We know that from experience.”
    Charlee: “We are sending lots of purrs to you all and especially to Boomer for you to have lots more time together.”
    Lulu: “And I send fluffy tail wags!”


  10. I hate that you have to know that at all, but I’m glad you do. When a day at a time is too much, an hour at a time will do. Our prayer will be that you both (all) enjoy every minute in comfort and courage. We love you guys.


  11. So sorry to hear this, but good that you know what is wrong. It is so hard to face losing a beloved pet. Prayers and hugs for all of you.


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