I think I need support everywhere I can muster it, so I'm posting up here to my CK5 family. I don't want to get too much into it, 'cause I don't want to think about too much detail about the matter. Needless to say, my sweetie isn't doing well. As some of you know, I recently had to take my dog Cassidy into the vet because she suddenly became 'gimpy' (no muscle control or strength in her back half). Find out she has a ruptured disc in her spine which is putting pressure on her spinal cord and slowly making her paralyzed. I rush her up to a neurosurgeon up in Birmingham, AL, where they discover the source of the problem, and she has the surgery on the 19th. This drains every bit of my savings account, and puts me in a position where I'm now selling everything off the truck that isn't bolted on. I'm told the surgery is a success, and after a lengthy recovery process, she'll be fine. But the morning after I pick her up, she's not okay. I take her back into another local animal hospital (I came up to my folks house in NoVA for Christmas - lucky there are a few animal hospitals in this area) on Christmas Eve night, and find out she has severe pneumonia. When Santa was hitting the roof tops, my Pop and I were in a doctors examining room. She had a temp of 105.8* that night. Today I think it was down to 103.4*, but she isn't eating, and she won't start feeling better if she doesn't start eating. The doc was saying stuff about a feeding tube, and all sorts of other stuff, but I wasn't really paying much attention - and I don't have to make those decisions yet. Everything is day by day, and it sucks. I'm being my usual self - I'm worried and scared I'm going to loose my child, but I'm hiding it all on the inside. If I lose her, I don't know what I'll do.