God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your belonging.
Flare up like flame
and make big shadows that I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don't let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
(From Rilke's Book of Hours)
A lot of incredibly challenging things happening right now...prayers, good thoughts, healing energies for our family including our new grandpuppy, Ocho, who had to have emergency surgery after vertically slicing his tongue 3/4 of its length. The stitches have come out in just a day and left his tongue hanging by a couple of stitches and a small flap.
With the consultation of three vets. It was decided that the best chance for saving his tongue was to put him into a second surgery. He came through the second surgery fine. He is now at home on puppy painkillers, wearing a muzzle, and sedated for 5 days.
My daughter has to feed him gruel and give him pain pills without touching the tongue and all of its stitches. It has not been easy but they are doing their best.
Please keep our precious grandpuppy in your thoughts and prayers. Saving a dog's tongue is more than cosmetic. A dog needs its tongue to eat and to drink, to groom and clean itself, to pant and to sweat, and to show affection and love to others.
Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.