Thank you to all for your words of support regarding Orion. While I'd love
to take the time to email each of you personally, I'm just a little overwhelmed right now - remember I still have 19 other dogs that need my
attention too and need to be run. It is a difficult and stressful juggling
Orion is significantly worse this morning. I'm waiting for the vet to come
out of surgery so we can decide our next course of action. We had talked
yesterday about a few different options and now we need to decide which
direction to go from here. Please all be assured that our vet here in
Alaska is an exceptional one (he is the vet used by Martin Buser and top
sprint musher Egil Ellis - among others) and he is devoting a lot of time
and effort into Orion. I am grateful to him and I trust him completely.
Orion has been a real fighter through all this, but last night and this
morning his disease seems to be getting the better of him. If and when
Orion tells me his is tired of fighting, I will respect that - but I don't
think we are quite there yet.
Prayers are still appreciated. I am saying mine continuously.
PS. Barb Branham sent this to me and I was deeply touched by it. With her
permission, I sharing this with you all.
Thank you Barb.
And if I go,
Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
- behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
- both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest,
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
- colleen corah hitchcock '89