Tagged ‘Life‘

Short Movie

I just did this yesterday…  This is only MY opinion, however I’m usually right.  So, for what it’s worth, hope you enjoy it.

Watch it HERE!

Don’t even ‘think’ about it…

How to Deliver your Own Baby!


The Title says it all.  Without going into all the nitty gritty details of childbirth, I can say this, it was not supposed to happen this way.

My wife started having contractions which were becoming stronger, closer to the 5 minute time-frame in between contractions so that you know, it’s time to go in the hospital.  However, when you go from 8 to 7, to 6, to 4, to 2 minutes all within about a 20 minute time-frame, there’s not much that you can do…  well, not much you can do except deliver your child who refuses to stay in the womb…

This is what happened with my wife and I last night…  At about 1:50, Lily crowned and I dialed 911.  After I grabbed some towels, the babies head was all the way out at this time but was blue/purple and wasn’t breathing.  So of course I was  a bit rattled and reached in to ensure the umbilical cord was not choking her etc..  It was at this time when I told Charisa, (who was a true Spartan Woman), she gave a solid push while I pulled a bit and out came my daughter..  the fruit of my loins in the palms of my hands 🙂

She wasn’t breathing or moving and was somewhat lifeless, so I flipped her over gently on her stomach in my hand and started rubbing her back.  She coughed up a bit and just “Came to life” and started crying.  The only thing I had was a day old dirty T-shirt to wipe her down with and the 911 person stayed online with us until Paramedics arrived, about 10 minutes later.

It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done and was just absolutely incredible that I can’t even put it into words what I’m feeling right now other than shock and complete joy that my wife and daughter are doing great..  I personally need quite a few drinks.  Just wanted to share.

My Beagle

So I have a Beagle of 14 years… had him since he was just a puppy of 11 weeks. He’s had cancer, well we’re pretty sure that’s what he has considering the growths on his body.

Anyway, for a year now, since we’ve known that and he’s 14 with bad rear legs, I had decided that I wasn’t going to put him thru any kind of procedures because, well his quality of life at that age it would have been for me, not him.

I felt that would be selfish to put him thru multiple surgery’s to keep him alive longer so that he could continue to be my companion. Anyway, the’re would have been 2 major operations and 3 smaller ones but all requiring him to have rehabilitation etc.. My wife and I decided against it and the decision was not easy. But we decided to keep him around until it was apparent he was in pain.

Well, I just found a tumor the size of a silver dollar in his mouth. We found it because everytime he would drink water, his saliva was mixed with blood and he was dripping blood all over the new carpet.

So when is enough enough? How do you draw the line between companionship and an animal’s quality of life? I don’t know.

Anyway, I have decided that tomorrow is his day. Not because of the blood, but because he’s lost all bladder control and is not doing anything but trying to rip holes in every bag and box in the house. I think the cancer has reached his brain.

Anyway, I just thought I’d share because it’s like putting my son down. I’ll be killing my son. That’s what it feels like and it Sucks.

This will be the 3rd animal I’ve had to put down, this one was my boy. I’ve taken care of him since he was a puppy, and now he’s a 14 year 2 year old.

I’m having a buddy of mine come over and take him because I personally don’t think I can do it. I’ve done it twice now, family dog and my wife’s animal and I struggled with that for years. Now MY dog, I just can’t do it.

Am I wrong?