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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2014, 09:33:43 pm »
I do hope everything goes well on the tests. Hugs in large quantities for you!

I am sorry for these stressful times. I am sure that you will carry her through this, and be the best you can for her.

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2014, 09:36:31 pm »
*hugs*

I can't imagine how you must feel right now because I don't have children but I hope everything works out for the best and I believe no matter what that you'll be there loving and doing the best for your daughter.

It's good that your taking deep breaths and if you want to rant or anything you're always welcome to here. Let us know how things go and how you're doing with it.

Again- *HugHugHug*

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2014, 09:42:08 pm »
*hugs*

My best wishes for your little, Val. Even if it comes out with bad results, I hope there are still plenty of options and doors opened up for you so you can help your little explore the wonders of hearing--or of sight communication.


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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2014, 11:48:51 pm »
The fact that she's so young makes my heart go out to you.  See a specialist.  Keep optimistic

The technology today is truly amazing.  I have a hereditary hearing loss which flows through my father's side of the family.  Certain tones (speaking mostly) are difficult for me.  I started wearing a hearing aid at 20.  It's not like glasses, where the device "fixes" things, but it makes life manageable.   Be sure to get more than one opinion on options.

*hug*

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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2014, 12:04:31 am »
We're all thinking of you and your little girl, Val. And I agree, try to stay positive, because they will mirror that. From how I have seen you talk about your children, I know you will do what is best for them as their mother.

They are so fortunate to have you there for them!

Oh and I forgot *HUGS*

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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2014, 12:27:24 am »
Thank you all, I'm just having the Momma "what if" guilt and trying not to let the cart get before the horse. We have appointments for next week with a specialist.

We're hoping it is just fluid build-up that can be drained. Then there is the whole "gray area" of hearing aids, ocular implants, tubes, etc. Worst case scenario is, we have no options except speech and visual language therapies, but that is really unlikely, and not "the worst thing" as we've been teaching her sign since she was tiny.

We have a great community with lots of resources available, so I'm trying to stay positive no matter what happens.

Thank you again, this place and all of you, really do help.

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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2014, 02:37:03 am »
I know this is a very stupid reason to need a hug, but I've been grading papers...

I lose faith every single time I do this, and this semester's round has been fantastic (terrible).

We've had aliens, reincarnation meaning something different from reincarnation, and so many other travesties.

So...I need a hug, and a lot more rum.

*headdesk*

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« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2014, 06:27:22 am »
*hugs* No way is it a stupid reason!

I do hope things get better for you Krys. I hate that hopeless feeling. I am going through somethign similar after I've just graduated. I am playing the waiting game with jobs, and settling for something part-time right now it just not cutting it for me. I need to be busy and it's frustrating with no income!

I try to look on the bright side as much as I can, but sometimes that's hard to do, so maybe some of us can do it for you ^^

You know what always helps me? Writing...and hugs don't hurt at all.

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« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2014, 07:12:48 am »
I am sorry the aliens reincarnated and attacked you, krys. *huggle* You should dress up as a master I know and try to channel that fun instead.

You too patch! I was playing that game for about a year (didn't bother me all that much though, haha) and know it can be hard to find a job! *hugs* but if you think krys ain't writing already, you aint readin'.

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« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2014, 01:42:10 pm »
Krystal and Pach - you can both come to California and have my job

*evil laugh*

Then you'd really need a hug.

Cheer up.  Keep thinking about how much smarter and better you are than the masses.  Because you are.

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« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2014, 02:44:32 pm »
I could never do your job, Beau. Props to you for surviving in that environment. And hug *hug*.

Keep your chin up, too, Pach. My friend who graduated back in May finally found himself a job last week. My dad, after two years of unemployment, found a job recently, too. It will happen! Waiting does suck, though.

Verse, <3 . One of these days, my poor students will have to deal with that. And the laser screwdriver is so much more fun than the sonic one. xD

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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2014, 04:25:36 pm »
I thought I was kinda smart... then I came to University. *dies*

I had an exam last week and have a 2000 word essay on communication to write.
As well as this, I must research an assessment tool (for healthcare) and begin revision for an Anatomy exam.

The list goes on.

I must also apply for funding for next year, find somewhere to live from June, sort out the fact the mail people 'lost' my birth certificate and driver's license, arrange a voluntary placement (which I should have done by now). Because I haven't done it yet, I need to sort it out for the summer holidays.

And my new placement starts in April.

And in case no one knows what a placement for Nursing students in England means; it means working for free in a hospital setting. Which is why I haven't been around a lot; my last one was in a Dementia ward doing 12 hour shifts as well as hour long journeys there and back.

Who wants to do my work for me? I would like to sleep please.

*Offers Coccon/Blanket fort hugs to anyone who offers to make her a cup of tea*

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« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2014, 07:55:23 pm »
Keep your chin up, too, Pach. My friend who graduated back in May finally found himself a job last week. My dad, after two years of unemployment, found a job recently, too. It will happen! Waiting does suck, though.

I will! Thanks. I actually had an interview for a part time job, so at least that will keep me busy! Thank you all for the encouragement. *hugs to everyone*

*Passes Q a cup of tea*

Oh Q~ bless your little heart! My roommate last year had to do the same thing! Though in America, it is called a preceptorship. She would be at the hospital for the entire day and I never got to see her! Which made me sad because she and I were very close. If it's anything like what she had to do, however, you will learn so much! She hated it sometimes but she also really enjoyed how much experience she gained.

At least you know you are one step closer to becoming a nurse, and helping so many people! I wish I was smart enough to do what you do! Ha...I'm a bit lightheaded when it comes to medical things. Not much of a fan of needles.

Good luck to you on all of your hard exams and papers! It will all be worth it soon ^^

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« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2014, 08:59:25 pm »
Well, I just thought I'd update, since we had testing done. We're still waiting on the results of our littles MRI, but all other tests came back with no measurable hearing, so she is deaf.

We were given a lot of information I'm still trying to process, though the Hubs is already gung-ho to move forward with a plan that would get her qualified for cochlear implants. I am just the nervous nelly that wants to do what's best for my child and hurt her the least. Implants just seem scary right now, since we're just starting our research.

We were told we need to make decisions in the next two weeks and really work  hard toward whatever we plan to do, so that she might have a chance to be "on level" to enter kindergarten at 5. It's all a little overwhelming and intimidating, but I'm trying to take deep breaths.

If I'm not as active in the next few weeks it will be because of this and the fact that we are probably closing on a house in the next few days and moving in hopefully before the end of the month- crazy, I know.

I just wanted to update, since you've all been so supportive and caring. Thank you! It seriously helps to have a bit of a creative escape here.

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« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2014, 06:42:48 am »
I am glad to her you keep thinking of what is best for your kid and dealing with everything as it comes to you. Sorry about the bad news but you're right in staying strong for your child. A new home home1 That can be as exhausting as it can be exciting! Hope the move goes well!

Hang in there and keep us posted! My happy thoughts are coming your way.

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« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2014, 03:01:13 pm »
That is a lot to have to decide and learn about and deal with in a couple weeks time. You can do it! And I'm glad to hear you have your husband to talk to and hope you have more family and friends to bounce thoughts off of. Sometimes it's just helpful to talk through everything.

I wish I had any life experience in this arena to use but I really don't. I'm so glad you've updated us and hope whatever you two decide goes smoothly! Good luck with the move too!

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« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2014, 08:27:09 am »
*big hugs*

So sorry to hear about the bad news, but I just have to say you are an awesome mom, Val! I hope everything goes well for your family, y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. Lean on each other during these stressful times.

I've been trying to hold it together for the past 6-8 hours. I know pets are different than our own children, but my dog is a special part of my family and he has been very unhealthy lately. He's a Labrador and at age 10 he has so many health problems. He gave a big scare tonight when he started bleeding from his nose. I was at the emergency animal clinic for 3 hours tonight and she gave us a number of possibilities of what could be causing the bleeding. He's also got a lot of other problems that he needs to have checked out as well. Tomorrow he has an appointment with his regular veterinarian to check and get a better idea of what the root of the problems could be. I am hoping for results that can be treated.

He's been so weak lately because of his arthritis, and now after being at the clinic tonight there is a mile long list of other things that could be wrong. I am trying to prepare for the worst and it is just upsetting me. I know most of you are all on the cat team within this little RPG community, but if anyone could spare a hug I would never discriminate. :'D

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« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2014, 08:44:23 am »
Dogs are our animal kids!

I won't discriminate either.... but I'm a total dog person. (Except for maybe Kittens. Kittens are just so fuzzy and cuddly)

*Hugs* Hope things can work out for you as well Pach!

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« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2014, 06:46:57 pm »
He is my fur baby! Love him so much. Had another vet early this morning and he has pancreatitis. I hated leaving him there but they recommended he be hospitalized. Thank you for your support and hugs! They are much needed. I am not tough when it comes to things like this.

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« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2014, 09:11:16 pm »
So sorry to hear the fur ball isn't doing well.

Thoughts are with you

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« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2014, 09:48:54 pm »
Pach! I'm one of the dog lovers of para and one of the nicest dogs I ever had the pleasure of knowing was a lab. I'm sorry you're having to go through such a rough time. Let us know how it's going. We'll give you hugs any day!

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« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2014, 09:56:05 pm »
I am so sorry to hear about you lab Patch!

I had a black one until a few years back. First dog, raised him from pup. I can't even imagine how afraid you were when you saw him bleed. I saw infomercials/commercials when I was in america for miracle arthritis meds for dogs. You should look that up. you put it right in the water. Anyway, I am very privvy to your pain right now. A great big hug!

Please keep us updated. My thoughts are with your doggy.

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« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2014, 02:37:14 am »
Labs really are amazing dogs, and so so sweet. The responsibility for them matches their massiveness, but the love they give you is far from unmatched and so worth it. Verse, the vet has him on a pain med that has helped with arthritis, but what is really going to help him is exercise I think. He is a teensy bit overweight so I think shedding a few pounds will relieve his pain as well.

You're all wonderful. U_U He is a big baby and I am worried about him being there without his family. *hugs everyone* Thank you all for caring. I'll try to keep you updated.

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« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2014, 06:34:43 am »
Pach, I'm sorry to see this!

We had a Siberian wolf-lab mix growing up, Lady. She had a mean streak, but she was super protective too.

Lady and I had a strange relationship, but when she got sick it was heart breaking. I was the one who found her in our flower bushes when she passed on.

I hope your furry friend can get better or that you can find peace if things don't go as you hope. Sending good vibes and prayers your way for whatever the outcome!

*momma bear hugs*

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« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2014, 06:41:57 am »
Oh don't even get me started on what a wonderful breed labs are! To me, they are the perfect dog.

The fact that they tend to bloat is very cute to me, so I take some responsibility that Olly was a fat dog. We also enjoyed feeding him human food because he'd always drop whatever he was doing to sit with you if you ate, hoping you'd throw him a piece. In the end, it was fluid buildup because of a weak heart that done him in, not overweight.

Sorry to hear about your lab-wolf, Pere, sounds like an awesome specimen.

Seriously, Patch, good thoughts. And maybe pictures?

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« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2014, 12:24:07 am »
My first dog growing up was named Lady.  Hound/dalmatian mix.   We adopted her and two weeks later she gave us 9 puppies.  I was 4 or 5 at the time.  We had her until I graduated from school.

I love Labs.  We had a black lab until a few years ago, Rocky.  He was amazing.  Passed away unfortunately.

Now we have a golden/sheppard mix.  Very high strung.  Makes me miss the lab more.

But, this is KC:  http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/johnson0031/katy.jpg

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« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2014, 07:36:30 pm »
haha! she really does look high strung. This makes me feel you chose your avatars ironically.

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« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2014, 12:03:35 am »
Ugh.

I just need to vent or lament or something because my hubs is gone to Germany for the next two weeks and I'm feeling the weight of this all resting on my shoulders.

We bought our very first house in May (something I never even dreamed would happen with all job hopping and career changing and moving we've done, but my husband finally decided he was ready to settle a bit).

I knew that with buying a house, you are responsible for all of the fixes/repairs, but we felt sooo good about this house and honestly, we love it... BUT...

PLUMBING!!! GAH!!!!

We knew there were a few minor problems, nothing we can't handle.  But now this thing... with a leaking toilet, which started out small, is now encompassing all three bathrooms, which share walls and or ceiling.

Which means the toilet must have been leaking for some time.... so now there's a guy in my house getting ready to tear out what appeared to be perfectly lovely walls, and tiles and possibly even bathroom cabinets.

*Face meet Palm*

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« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2014, 12:37:50 am »
*HUGS*

Well, now I know where your writing comes from. I'll keep trying to get those up to distract you and take away some stress.

I wish you the best of luck with your housing problems. It is not any fun at all, having to fix things and destroy other things in the process. I will hope that it gets better, soon, and that this is the only large problem you will have for years to come.

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« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2014, 01:08:20 am »
Ugh! What a pain! At least you own a house though, that's great! Maybe this can be an opportunity to change the wallpaper or tiles?

I really hope it gets resolved soon and you don't have any more troubles with it. Let us know how it turns out! Oh, take pictures! Bathroom picture sharing! ...that sounds bad.