My story ... so far

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Chris Douglas
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Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:02 pm

Hi Ellen,

no place yet but a lead on a studio, meet tomorrow at noon pacific time with realtor ...

here it is ... checks made out to Chris Douglas Benefit Account ... or can be made out directly to me and mailed to my address @ P.O.Box 662, Cle Elum, WA. 98922 ... thnx in advance ... Becky Peare is putting me up for tonight @ Timberlodge outta her own pocket after my 3 day stay @ the Stewart Lodge thanks to the Red Cross was up this morning. Hopesource said can't help me unless I "farm" out my dog ... told em' I can't, not after losing everything else in life not have my dog toooooo

Chris
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Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

Kipsmom
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Kipsmom » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:52 pm

Well, thank goodness for the woman who is putting you up at a new motel. I sure hope you can work something out for the studio! I'm sorry that Hopesource can't help you without you having to give up Katie - could your ex keep her for awhile if necessary? I certainly understand why you wouldn't want to give her up, when she's all you have left of "normalcy."

Let us know what happens with the realtor. And I will follow up on the donation - I'm so sorry your life has turned upside down. It just sucks. On the bright side, there's nowhere to go but up from here!! Fingers crossed that you get something worked out!
Ellen and Kip
Corgi/Lab/Shepherd mix - 50 lb
750 mg KBr QD
200 mg Zonisamide BID
1250 mg Levetiracetam (Keppra) TID
1st seizure 11/15/2012
In doggie heaven 8/20/13 :-(

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:10 pm

thnx Ellen,

there was some time today as I left motel red cross put me in before check out time ... needed to get started on trying to figure out what to do and how ... really bothered me having to sit around all weekend waiting for Mon to do anything ... I mean I'm the kinda person who not only called boss while watching my home and life burn(4 hours before firemen rolled up hoses) but I also called Puget Sound Energy to cancel account for natural gas, the t.v. cable place, and Century Link to stop internet service ... then spent all weekend worrying about everything else without being able to do anything but wait ... and wait some more ...

at one point today realizing that it would be better for Katie to at least be with the ex than to be in a pickup with me sitting on 1st street all night(14 degrees last night) if it came to that ... so then I did ask the ex if it became necessary could he take Katie and he said he would ... this all happened as I sat in town knowing I had nowhere to go or stay ... then came the maybe perhaps on a studio apartment tomorrow ... and the offer of a room for tonight in a different motel (with greeeeat internet) ... and sorry to say that it would be impossible for me to keep me in a place like Hopesource has or a motel room if ex has Katie cause I'd be sitting on 1st street all night in my pickup waiting for the next day ... I write that while sitting here in the motel room knowing that if Katie wasn't here there'd be know reason I'd want to be here either crazy as that sounds I'm here cause she needs to be here inside and warm ...


Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:49 pm

hi all,

got shitzzz hole of an upstairs apartment today with donated $$$ so I'm warm, dry, and fed without anyone(local lady did this) having to get out the personal credit card to pay for a room at a motel like what happened last night ... 2nd hand store lady here in town gave me a folding mattress so I'd have something to lay on , a small light weight sleeping bag, and a pillow/pillow case, so am good for tonight ...

I'll still be looking for a better place for me an ol' dog ... one that's better for dog as this place doesn't have a yard to "go" in and I'll have to leash walk her to dirt shoulder of street to do business and then clean it up since it is also the parking strip along street ...

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

Kipsmom
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Kipsmom » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:12 pm

Hi Chris -

Thanks for the update. Glad you are safe and warm and have a place for the meantime, especially one where you can keep your old beagle-doggie too. Not the Ritz, but it's a roof over your head for now.

Things will get better - just keep saying, "one day at a time"!! Hang in there, and keep us posted.

:-)
Ellen and Kip
Corgi/Lab/Shepherd mix - 50 lb
750 mg KBr QD
200 mg Zonisamide BID
1250 mg Levetiracetam (Keppra) TID
1st seizure 11/15/2012
In doggie heaven 8/20/13 :-(

Kipsmom
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Kipsmom » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:21 pm

Chris - just wondering how you're doing?
Ellen and Kip
Corgi/Lab/Shepherd mix - 50 lb
750 mg KBr QD
200 mg Zonisamide BID
1250 mg Levetiracetam (Keppra) TID
1st seizure 11/15/2012
In doggie heaven 8/20/13 :-(

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:37 am

Hi Ellen,

sorry for delay in answering ... parked on 1st street "borrowing" internet ... camped out in a studio ... been given some bedding stuff .... blankets, sleeping bag, and a pillow ... hangin in there ...

disappointed that I thought I had been able to save the printer after the fire but when I tried to use it the laptop had a coronary so I unplugged laptop from it as fast I could hoping not to damage laptop ... seems laptop is ok, just pissed off at me ... guess printer goes in garbage now ... old dog not happy with me about anything and is whining constantly, not like her to do that ... made mistake of having her with me when I went back to burned house to see if there was anything else I could get and ol' dog thought, "yippy, we're home" ... my bad!!! ... didn't even occur to me that as a dog she'd act that way and I wouldn't be able to explain to her how we can't live there any more .... crud

it was hard to go back to work weds night but I made it thru and today tooo ... people still coming in and saying sorry ... or asking, "are you her ... the noe that lost everything in that house fire?" ... kinda hard for me but I have gotten thru a day and half with out bursting into tears and sobbing, so guess I'm getting better ...

have 3 pair of jeans and 2 shirts thanks to people ... lol ... wish I had been wearing the best of the best clothes that day instead of my worst ... guess I"ll know better next time ... :lol:

thanking about putting an ad in local weekly paper:

Lost and Found:
Lost on Fri. Jan. 3rd over on Railroad st. at house fire ... "my sanity" ... reward offered ... if found please send it back to me cause I really really miss it ... call 1-loo-ney-tune anytime day or night

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

cforecatsmeow
Posts: 225
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:58 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by cforecatsmeow » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:52 pm

Hi Chris,

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I have been on vacation all week. I hope you are doing better, as is your ol' beagle pup. I don't think you've ever mentioned her name, but maybe I missed it, but I wish you both the very best during this New Year and am so sorry that you are having to deal with all of this at one time. I've had people say to me before "God won't put any more on you than you can handle." I have questioned this statement many times in my life and been irritated by it on more than one occasion as all the crap seems to pile up and why some people seem to have the perfect existence and some people suffer, who knows why. I watched CNN last night and saw children in Africa who parents have been killed and they starve and have to take care of their younger siblings, and so on and so on, and then I think life is really not so bad. Even though it may seem overwhelming right now, you CAN make it through and persevere. I know you're a tough person, and a loving one because of your dedication to Ms. Molly and you can pick yourself up again. Please keep us posted on how you are and the no-name "old dog" is :)

As for Winston, he did very well while my Mom was here, which I am thankful for as the "princess" would have freaked out if she had to see a tonic-clonic seizure in its full glory.

Again, I am so sad for your situation. There are no words to express how deeply sorry I feel for you at this time. I will meditate and hope for a different path for you this year.
Cynthia and Epi-Winston
Black Mouth Cur Mix
DOB: 8/2/10
96 lbs.
First Seizure 6/11/13
Last Seizure 1/2/15
Phenobarbital 97.2 bid
Keppra (generic) 937.5 bid, 1125 sid
10 mg Valium tabs as needed
Liquid Oral Valium 5mg/5ml for rectal as needed

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:23 pm

Hi Cynthia,

thanks ... Katie and I are hangin' in there ... waiting "for the time's to get better" ...

Hi Colleen,

Can't say thank you enough ... while it would be more appropriate for me to "send" you a thank you card I opted to save the price of a card and stamp ... but want you to know how grateful I am ...

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

ShilohsMom
Posts: 818
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: My story ... so far

Post by ShilohsMom » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:23 pm

Chris,

You are more than welcome. My prayers continue to be with you and Katie.

Colleen
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

Kipsmom
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Kipsmom » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi Chris -

I bet Katie is as confused as you are! No doubt she too is mourning the loss of her bud Molly - they say pets grieve the loss of their animal friends quite seriously. And it wouldn't have occurred to me not to take her back to your apartment either, but it certainly makes sense that she'd be thinking she would get to stay there! Dogs are certainly creatures of habit, aren't they??

I'm glad you are back at work, because getting some semblance of normalcy in your life is important. Glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor either. 1-loo-ney-tune! Haha! Gotta laugh to keep from cryin'!

Sorry your printer shot craps, but glad you rescued your laptop from being fried as well. I did send a donation to Cashmere Bank - mailed it Tuesday - maybe it will help you get a new printer. :-)

Keep in touch!
Ellen and Kip
Corgi/Lab/Shepherd mix - 50 lb
750 mg KBr QD
200 mg Zonisamide BID
1250 mg Levetiracetam (Keppra) TID
1st seizure 11/15/2012
In doggie heaven 8/20/13 :-(

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:13 am

Hi Ellen,

:lol: ... yup ... shot crap's ... now that's funny cause for 3 years up till Feb 13' I was the surveillance supervisor at a privately owned casino ... think with that kinda background I'd know the odd are not in my favor but with the "house" ...

and Thank You ever sooo much for your donation to Cashmere Bank ... I haven't been back there to check on the account ... holding out waiting cause I know that there's gonna be bills coming in from the old place and bills from the new place ... probably all within days of each other ... kind a double whammy ...

still looking for a better place for us tooo ... thought I had something last night ... perfect place up till she said "no pets" ... :(

keeping this place a lil' on the cold side ... only heat is a wall mounted 70's style space heater ... already know their expensive to run ... have plenty of blankets now so sleeping warmer ... plus Katie and I snuggle up with each other to stay warm ...

Thanks everyone for your help, friendship, and prayers ...

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

ShilohsMom
Posts: 818
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: My story ... so far

Post by ShilohsMom » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:12 pm

Chris,

Just wanted to check in and see how things were going. Have you been able to find more permanent housing? Has Katie seemed to get back to normal?

Colleen
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by Chris Douglas » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:09 pm

Hi Colleen,

gonna take a while for finding a more "homey" place ... thought I was on to something for a hot minute .. 2 bedroom, w.s.g. paid, washer/dryer included with a fenced yard, for $550.00 a month ... then came the "no pets allowed" ... oh well, I'll keep camping out in the studio apartment and looking for better ... Katie isn't getting any better, but not worse either ... if a dog doesn't like a person there's usually a good reason and I feel it the same for "places" tooo .... :D

thanks for asking Colleen ... I also hope to get my own internet this fri @ noon if all goes well ...

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

cforecatsmeow
Posts: 225
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:58 pm

Re: My story ... so far

Post by cforecatsmeow » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:53 pm

Hi Chris and Katie!

I hope you are doing well and have found a dog friendly place. Just wanted to say hello and hope that you are doing okay. I did get to see the pics of Ms. Molly. Molly is and always will be beautiful, as is Miss Katie, the ol' dog :) Our thoughts are still with you always.
Cynthia and Epi-Winston
Black Mouth Cur Mix
DOB: 8/2/10
96 lbs.
First Seizure 6/11/13
Last Seizure 1/2/15
Phenobarbital 97.2 bid
Keppra (generic) 937.5 bid, 1125 sid
10 mg Valium tabs as needed
Liquid Oral Valium 5mg/5ml for rectal as needed

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