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About MikesMom

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  1. I'm totally heartbroken for all of you. I wish there was something I could do or say to ease your pain. but I know how hard it is to even try. Rest In Peace Sweet Sadie. Run And Play On The Other Side of The Rainbow Bridge As You Watch Over Everyone Who Loves and Will Miss You.
  2. Oh sweetie.... like everyone else, my heart is breaking for you. I have to say (and I'm sure everyone else agree) Justice has the best Mom in the entire world,and so did Tucker. It's just so hard knowing the end is near and not be able to do anything about it. ..When my little Max went to the Bridge, I had no idea it would be that day, but he gave me the best gift ever by falling asleep in my arms while laying on my lap. I didn't have to make the decision for him, but it didn't make the loss any easier. You've done so very much for your babies, and now, the best you can do is hold him close and make as many more wonderful memories with him as you can. You both know how much you love each other, and that's what counts. I know I don't post often enough at all, but I do keep up with you both through the IMOM e-mails I get, and I'm grateful for them. Keep your chin up little sister, and give that beautiful little boy love, kisses and belly rubs from Auntie Jo, Gidget and Angels Mike and Max. Peace, Love, Blessings and Prayers.
  3. OMG Cindy I am so sorry to hear this. I know I haven't posted for a very long time but I do keep up with you and Justice through the emails that IMOM sends out to me.

    I can't even imagine what it was like to wake up in the morning and find out how sick little Justice  was. Gidget and I are sending up huge prayers for both of you. Praying he will be able to come home soon totally healthy and spunky.

    Prayers and blessings are coming your way!! Love you bunches!!💖💙💜💗💟🙇

  4. Praying BIG prayers for you and little Justie. You've both been through so much. Peace, Love, Blessings & Whisker Kisses
  5. Oh my gosh... I was able to get back on IMOM...WHOOO HOOOOO!!! I saw the thing on the news about the festival. That must have been "really" aggravating for you to put up with all weekend. And the fact that someone passed out that "candy" was horrible, but I saw that they caught the guy who did it. Just want to let you know I'm thinking about you and Justice, and you are both in my prayers. Love you bunches!!! Peace, Love & Belly Rubs Jo & Missy Gidget
  6. OMG!!!! See... miracles DO happen!!! THANK YOU SPECIAL ANGEL... you are all special angels. And Jacki... you are the original angel for starting IMOM from the beginning and helping and saving so many of our fur babies!! THANK YOU ALL!!! God smiles!!!
  7. Oh My God Cindy. I am so very sorry to read this. I keep up with you and Justice through the e-mails sent by IMOM and seldom post on here, but today I just HAD to. I'm in tears here reading all this. I know how hard it is and how close you and Justie are and the situation you're in. I went through that with Max... immediate surgery or euthanasia.... extreme high cost (close to $4,000)... I took a leap of faith and set up a Go Fund Me page, extended my limit on Care Credit and took the chance even knowing the vet said he may only have 3 months after the surgery. I'm still paying for it, but it was a chance I had to take. As for donations to Med Vet... you can have people either message you or e-mail you for Med Vet's number, and they should be able to call direct to Med Vet.. just let them know to make sure they tell Med Vet to allocate the donation to Justice Van Allen. Oh how I wish I was working now so I could donate, but all I could do is spread the word through FB when you get the Go Fund Me page up. I really wish we lived closer... I'd love to be there with and for you. Please know how much you and Justice mean to me... and to all of us. My heart is breaking, and I'm praying as hard as I can for the two of you. Love You Soooo Much!!! Jo & Gidge
  8. Today was awesome Cindy, and you're right.... it's like we've never missed a beat. I so totally enjoyed our time together. I can't wait until we can do it again. I wish you could make it up here again this summer... maybe meet in Westlake again and take Justie and Gidge with us on a picnic at the lake. I got your text and texted you back, but I don't know if you got it. I'm glad you made it home safe and sound. It seemed like you took forever to get home. You had to be exhausted by the time you got there. I'd love to see Justie rearing up and yodeling at you.... that has GOT to be adorable. Keep in touch!!!! Love Ya Bunches!!! Peace, Love & Belly Rubs
  9. It's just so heartbreaking and unbelievable that poor little Justice has had so many Grand Mals in such a short amount of time, and that he's having so much pain and seizures. I can't imagine what you're going through watching him. BUT.... you're the BEST MOM EVER and staying on top of it all. I wish we lived closer so I could come and give both of you some HUGE hugs. I've marked June 24th on my calendar.... hoping to be able to catch up with you when you get to Strongsville. Can't wait to see you. If it's a nice day, maybe I can bring a picnic lunch (well.... Subway or something), and I can bring Gidget to meet you (can't leave her in the car if we're in a restaurant). So strange... instead of Gidget, I typed in Mike. He must be around here some place... and, even more strange is that when I logged in... his page (from the beginning) popped up on my screen. Yep.... he's here. Hang in there kid. Give the little guy some belly rubs from me and whisker kisses from Gidget. Love you BUNCHES!! Peace, Love, Blessings & Belly Rubs Jo, Gidge and Angels Mike & Max
  10. HOORAYYY!!! I was finally able to log in!! I've been keeping up with you and Justie from my daily e-mails. It sounds like you're having worse weather than we are (and that's not good). Yesterday the sun was shining all day, but it was very deceiving since it was so cold out there. Saturday we had sunshine, rain and snow.... go figure... Ohio weather... BAA HUMBUG! I had a little giggle when I read about Justice being in Nancy's room, because the same thing happened with my little Maxie (missing him). I looked all over for him.. in every nook and cranny. Then, for some reason, I looked in the back bedroom (it has a bed but mostly used for storing things), and there he was... just standing by the door wondering what he had done wrong to be shut up in there. It seems I had gone in there for only maybe a half a minute to put something in there, and he followed me...he was so little and so quiet that I never even noticed him coming in. The funny thing is, he never even whined or whimpered or scratched on the door to let me know where he was. He was such a good little boy. I wouldn't mind having ten of him, but...... we know that's not gonna happen. Sending hugs to you and belly rubs and whisker kisses to Justice. Peace, Love & Belly Rubs Jo & Gidget
  11. Oh sweetie.... I'm so sorry... my heart is heavy for you since we both know that the pain of that day never goes away. Next month will be seven years already that my heart Mike left me, and I still feel his presence around me at times... especially at night. And November will already be two years since my little Max fell asleep in my arms as he crossed over. We can't help but to miss them and hold them in our hearts. Charlie is still enjoying living with Doc and her pack (of dogs and cats). He's such a clown. I've only seen him once or twice since I got sick since I'm not working anymore. I miss him, but at least I know he's 100% happy. On the other hand... little Tori is still with the rescue. She still has trust issues, and it's difficult for her to be re-homed. Lori, the foster mom, has a volunteer coming in a couple times a week to work with her. She's great with people she knows, but not so much with strangers. I'm praying that, even though Lori says she will only foster and not adopt, that Lori keeps her since she's been there so long and really loves Lori and her husband. I can only hope. Gidget is doing great... especially now that I'm home all day. I know she missed Mike and then Max a lot... but after Tori leaving, I think she enjoys being an only child. LOL Sending out huge prayers and hugs to you and our little Justie (((((Cindy & Justie))))). Take care of "both" of you. Peace, Love, Blessings & Belly Rubs
  12. Hey Little Sister....I'm back. I'm sorry not to have posted for such a long time, but since I got out of the hospital I haven't been up to writing much. I have been keeping up with you and Justice through the e-mails I get from IMOM though. and it's unbelievable what you two have been going through. You are in my prayer every night and I pray for healing and WBD for both of you. I don't know if I told you, but I had to give my soft little Tori back to the rescue. When got home from the hospital, it was just too much for me to keep up with her... not only constant barking but the fear of her biting someone. She was perfect when no one was here, but I had to keep her in the cage when people came over. I'm sure a lot of it was mistrust, but I didn't have the energy or ability to take care of her. Plus, she and Gidget were starting to get into fights to the point where they could have been badly hurt. As for me.... physically, I'm much better, but I still don't have any memory of those two weeks in the hospital or rehab, and I have no memory of a number of days before the incident. The neurologist thinks it "might" have been caused by a seizure. He had me wear an EEG cap for a week (just had it off yesterday) to rule out epilepsy. Anyway, I can go on, but I won't. This post wasn't meant to talk about me. I'm so glad cancer is not an issue with the growth on Justie's lip. Years ago we had a dog with the same type thing. But back in those days, we seldom took our dogs to the vet, and he lived to be 18 years old. Take care of yourself as well as you do the little guy. And be careful on the road. You have a lot more snow than we do... only maybe 3" right now. Peace, Love & Belly Rubs
  13. I just got a bunch of e-mails that keep me up on you and our sweet little boy. I'm not sure why I don't get them every day like I use to. You and Justie are in my prayers every day, but when you were going through all you've both been going through lately, I would have DOUBLED AND TRIPLED the prayers. Thank God he's all right!!! It sounds like all the therapies are working good for him. I couldn't be happier (unless, of course, he was TOTALLY healthy and didn't need therapy. I'm glad you didn't venture out in the weather... like you said, you both needed a break anyway. Except for Saturday night, we haven't had any heavy rain. Today it was on again/off again. But I'm listening to the wind right now, and (you know Ohio weather) it could change within minutes. Please know how much we love you and care about you. From now on, I'm going to triple the prayers even on the good days. Give my boy some belly rubs from Auntie Jo and whisker kisses from Gidget and Tori. Peace, Love, Blessings & Belly Rubs
  14. I can't tell you how heartbroken I am for all of you. We all know how hard it is to lose a piece of our heart...a piece of our soul... pieces that can never be replaced. I can imagine the emptiness in the house tonight, and the tears are rolling down my face along with yours. When Mike left for the Bridge, Gidget looked for him for almost a month; constantly searching the places she knew he should be. Justice will probably do the same thing... and I believe you're right... he knew something was wrong; he just didn't understand... the same way he doesn't understand her absence. Please give him some extra loving from Auntie Jo and whisker kisses from the kids. I know you will. Rest in Peace Beautiful Girl!! Run and play and chase butterflies with Tucker and Mike and Max and all the other fur-friends you meet on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. And keep an eye on all those who love you and miss you already. Give them a sign to let them know that you never really left them but are still with them. Sending Much Love, Peace, Blessings And Healing Prayers Jo, Gidget, Tori and Angels Mike And Max
  15. You really have your hands full kid. I could see how easy it is to confuse medications and the times to take them. I gave Mike his pain meds way too early once (Tramadol). Unfortunately, he had a seizure from it... I felt so guilty. It was the only one he had ever had. But I knew he was in pain, and I wanted it to go away. I never did it again (just had to suffer watching him hurt) :( On the other hand, thank God Justice's only reaction was to get a good night's sleep. I'm sure he needed it, and it had to have been a huge relief for him. I keep praying for the both of you... I just don't know how you manage to keep everything straight; with doctor's appointments, medications, and everything else for the two of you. You asked about Tori and what makes her crazy... she's just such a barker and still will go after anyone (especially outside). Or... even if there's nothing to bark at, she will sit be the back door and grumble like a little old lady. Plus, I can't tell you how many fights she has initiated with Gidget; of course Gidge has started a few of her own. But no matter who starts it, Tori starts screaming like Gidge is killing her... then she'll start foaming at the mouth. She forgets that Gidget is twice her size, and when she starts a fight and ends up backed into a corner, that it's her fault. She has snapped at a few people, so I have to be careful when others are around. Yet she's nothing but a cuddle bug with me. I suppose it's from being abused so badly that she doesn't trust very many people. She even got out the front door the other day and went after my brother (the landlord); he picked up his foot, and it looked like he was going to kick her, but he was just protecting his leg. I warned her that he has the power to make me give her up, and she had better back off. Gidget actually seems to have mellowed a lot since Tori came to live with us. She still barks, but nowhere near as much as she did. I think she figures "let the little one make all the noise, and I can just sit back and get the rewards for being good". LOL Ok.. time to get going. Take care and God Bless!! Love you bunches!! Peace, Love, Blessings & Belly Rubs