Today is probably one of the saddest days we'll have this year, and comes at on a week that has had more than it's share of bad news. This morning started out very close to the way yesterday started, only I spent just a little more time with Boomer in the backyard, than I had previously. We had a good time chasing around and going after a soft ball. It just seemed like it was going to be a good day. I went to see Jason and told him that David (his brother) had asked to take Boomer for a while, while Jason continued to get stronger, and Jason liked that idea. I stayed with Jason for a couple of hours and then wanted to get back to the house to finish up some laundry and to let Boomer know he wasn't forgotten. Only, when I got home I found that something had happened and Boomer was lying in the corner and not moving. I went over to see what he was doing and discovered he had died. I don't know when he died, or how (the vet suspects he choked on something), only that he was cold and had been dead for a while. To say that it hit me hard is an understatement. I immediately called Jason, and he took it pretty well, though I could tell he was saddened by the tone change in his voice. I then called David to let him know that Boomer wasn't coming, and why. I made a few other phone calls and then took him over to the vet, as he was going to take care of the remains.
This week has been a particularly rough week for us, and I don't fully understand why things like this are happening. Jason's day, otherwise was pretty good, in the hospital, though they still don't have a solid game plan for how they are going to take care of his wounds. They are trying something new, and have a couple more ideas for what they can do to help his healing. At the bottom of that list is the idea of more skin grafts, and honestly I don't like that idea, and Jason down right hates that idea.
The author and retired FBI agent, Bob Hammer came by, and brought a copy of another book he wrote. It was a very good visit and while we were talking we found out that we actually know some people that he knows. If the opportunity comes up we are going to be taking a ride up to Los Angeles together, but that's down the road a bit (pun intended).
Tonight Jason and I were able to get NetFlix working on the in-room television and watched Stranger Than Fiction. I was pleased with the movie, as I generally don't like Will Farrell characters, this one seemed more like a real person. After the movie, I said good night to Jason, and wanted to get back over to the house, as I still have laundry to get done, and I knew I'd have some difficulties getting this blog started. A few folks had asked to see a picture of Boomer, so I finally had one to put up. Unfortunately, it will be the last one I put up as well.
Please, if you could ask God to help us understand what is going on, and why we are going through this, it would be appreciated. Thank you, all for your continued support and prayers.