August 29, 2011

White Dog was standing at the door and Steve was phoning into the school seconds after they heard me say into the phone, "What's wrong? Which hospital? Breathe, dear one." My cheery "good morning" was cut short when I answered what I thought was a happy Monday call from a dear friend; she was sobbing and her first words were, "Oh it is so awful, I wish you were here to hug me!"

She was in the emergency where her husband lay unconscious and in grave condition. They are a military family far from home and are so very young. At 3-1/2 hours away we are their closest lifeline. What could we do but load White Dog and YoYoMa into the van and head south. Each of you would have made the same choice; of that we are certain. We were not sure what we would find as she gave us only the briefest of details broken with sobs and fear.

We had no idea how long we would be gone so one of the boys had to come with...it would certainly be too long for one to be gated. Gregg, when alerted, promised to keep a handle on our homefront with Michael and the rest of the White Dog Army. When we got to Las Cruces a friend of our friend offered to bring WD and YAWD to her house where Daisy Mae and Maple Marie were already being cared for. We were grateful the White Ones would be among friends.

At the hospital our friend fell into my arms and held my hand tightly as we discovered together that her husband had been moved to an intensive care room where he was being monitored. He was lucid for short periods and with each passing minute his heart rate became more stable. We spent the day there and by the time we had to return north, our friend's mother-in-law had arrived from Arizona and our friend had been coaxed into eating a bit, having a short nap, and finding reason to be hopeful.

White Dog and YoYoMa, all of us in the White Dog Army in fact, plead for your prayers and positive thoughts for this young couple. Sometimes it is darkest before the dawn if you can just hang on. Please ask the Universe to to grant them the strength they will need to get through this. Thank you.


rottrover said...

Rottie strength on the way. How scary for your friend; and what great friends you and the WDA are! Here's to a speedy recovery.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Kari in Vegas said...

we are sending our good vibes. What great friends you are


ra husky said...

Definitely, prayers & pawsitive siber vibes your your friends,

RA, Isis & Nanuk

Random Felines said...

We are purring like mad!!! We are so very glad you were able to be there for them and hope things turn around.

Mack said...

We will definitely say a prayer for your sweet friends.


Stella said...

We love to make prayers for those in need. That is, me the Mom and Stella the dog, sit close and I say the words and Stella listens and passes them onward.

We are most hopeful for your friend's recovery! We are proud of you for making the helping trip.

Stella and Jo

Amber DaWeenie said...

All our prayers are with your friends and their family.


Sagira said...

Good thing you guys were there for them. We are sending them all good thoughts and hope that everything is okay.

Brian said...

We are all sending our best healing purrs and are thankful you were there for them.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Just one more example of the beautiful people you are. How very scary for your young friend, but how special that she knew a hug from you would help.

We will cross our paws and have Mom say some prayers for all to be well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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Bailey Be Good! said...

Nala and I will keep your friend in our thoughts and prayers! Hope he gets better soon. :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Wyatt said...

Prayers and Paws Crossed for your friends.

Wyatt, Stanzie and family

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh,,, how scary for the young couple,.. I am sending prayers,, and healing thoughts as they travel in the magic bubbles.
you are the best friends ever!