Friday – JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Excuse me. Is this where I check in?”

Friday and another weekend is almost here. This week has been a matter of caring for Bailey and continuing the work on the WIP edits. We have an appointment with the editor in January, so the deadline is getting near. My productivity has not been the best this last week, but I have managed to keep plugging.

I am actually writing this post from the Oncology office of the Blue Pearl Animal clinic in San Antonio. In conjunction with the vets, we have decided on the course of treatment which will include chemotherapy and regular blood panel checking. Unfortunately, Bailey’s liver has been compromised, and the easiest treatment is also the hardest on the liver. So we will have to do intravenous therapy rather than a pill.

This means a greater chance of side effects and rules out home treatment. Will will have to travel to get the treatment and Bailey does not travel well, but we will all have to bear a little inconvenience to keep her feeling well.  Today’s JohnKu talks about worthwhile effort.

An effort by John W. Howell

Inconveniences,

Can be well tolerated. . .

For a noble cause.

74 comments

  1. Great JohnKu, John. I can understand why your productivity has been low…mine has as well due to my parents health issues. Praying for sweet Bailey.

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    1. Sorry about your parents. Sad when those we love begin to feel the results of time. My prayers are for you. ❤

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      1. Thank you, John. ❤

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  2. oh Bailey baby.. Praying for him.

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    1. Thanks. She appreciates it, Ray.

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      1. She lol 😂 I always thought she’s a HE 🙂 I thought u has a girl & a boy 😮🧐😅
        Or maybe I’m just lost…😭🙀

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      2. Thank’s okay, Ray. I’m the only male in our house.

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      3. oh I think now I remember you told it once 🙂 – #BadMemoryGirl 🤪😱

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  3. All the best for all in your family, John. —- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  4. John, when the choice becomes one between your health and you dog’s health, or making a business appointment or hitting a productivity target, choose health. Everything else can wait (it’s easy for me to say that, as I don’t allow any pressures!)

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    1. BTW, I meant choose human and pet health. Work, as they say, is a four-letter word.

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    2. Wise words, Keith. (You are courting picking up coger as a moniker)

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  5. I’m sorry to hear about poor Bailey.

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    1. Thanmk you, Mark.

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  6. Hugs to Bailey. Sorry things are going to be so tough.

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    1. Thanks, Charles. Lately our bread has been landing peanut butter side down.

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      1. Fingers crossed that something good will happen soon.

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  7. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Beautiful Haiku, John. My heart goes out to all of you. She could not be with a more loving family than yours. Blessings to all of you.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen

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  8. Poor Bailey. She’s got a tough row to hoe, as my mom used to say. (She worked in the cotton fields.) But, you are so right. No inconvenience is too much for such a noble cause.

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  9. Oh, John. I’m sorry to hear that. I’m sure she’d be happier at home. But your haiku nailed it. Praying for all of you.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  10. As Staci said, I’m sure you’d all be happier at home, but whatever it takes to keep Bailey feeling well. Hugs to all of you.

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    1. Thanks, Teri. My thoughts exactly. Appreciate the hugs. 😀

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  11. Sad to hear about Bailey. We all wish her well… by the way, does that make you her support animal? Given your love of dogs, I am sure you would make a good one. 🙂

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    1. I am her suppoer animal. I get to go on airlplanes with her. I’m fortunate she only flies First Class. Thanks greg. Love the humor. 😀

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  12. It’s hard on everyone, but as long as it can make a difference… We understand how this goes, John. We’ll pray for safe travels, a bit of tolerance to the treatments and some good couch time for Bailey.

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  13. Don’t you wish we could talk with our animals, to help them understand what’s happening when their routines change so much? I’m glad Bailey has such a good support team.

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    1. It would be good to be able to talk to them. Maybe they would be less concerned.

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  14. Prayers for ALL of you, my friend. Bailey is blessed to have such a loving, caring family; and you’re blessed to have her, however long that might be. Only those who have trod your path truly understand how difficult it is … but how worthwhile!!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Debbie.

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  15. Oh, your poor sweet girl! I know she would rather be at home, but at least she’ll have you with her as she goes for her treatments. I will be saying prayers for Bailey’s recovery. She is a very special part of your family.

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    1. She is. Thank you, Mae.

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  16. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    When it comes to the ones we love its never inconvenient to take care of them it’s only love. Praying for Baily and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  17. Peace, comfort, and strength to all! Thanks for the update.

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    1. Thank you, Frank.

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  18. Wishing Bailey all the best. Take care of yourself too, John.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  19. I know for sure that you will do what is best for Bailey as she travels this most difficult road – for her and all of you…

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    1. Thank you, Dale. We are committed.

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  20. Caring for Bailey in this way is truly a noble cause, John. Cheers for this cold and wet Friday!

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    1. Cold and wet for sure. Thanks, Jo

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  21. The poor Bailey. Suffering and no reason why. They are brave creatures.

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    1. They are brave. She is not suffering though. Thank heavens.

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  22. The care and comfort you’re giving Bailey is truly a noble cause ❤️

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Marie.

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  23. God bless you all John.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl.

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  24. More kisses and hugs for Bailey . . .

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    1. Thank you, Marc

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  25. Wonderful words, John, and I hope Bailey is better real soon. Copper sends her lots of kisses, too.

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    1. Thak you, Lauren.

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  26. Perfect JohnKu. So sorry to hear about the difficult road for dear Bailey. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  27. Ah John… Great big hug.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan.

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  28. I love your poem, John. I’m sorry you’re going through all of this but like you said, it is a noble cause. I wish Bailey and you all the best. ❤ xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  29. I’m sorry to hear about Bailey’s health and poor baby doesn’t travel well either.

    It’s so hard when one medicine to treat the problem can cause detrimental problems to other parts of the body. We’re dealing with that with Diva Dog. One medicine for her heart will undo her kidney’s before her heart goes out the vet said. It’s not easy, is it?

    I get the inconvenience. Keeping feeling better, and giving her the best quality of life you can is worth it.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. You are experiencing the problems with animal care. I hope Diva feels okay.

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