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Update on Gaely GoLightly

Doubly good news, according to the results from the endoscope!

  1. Gaely’s tumor has shrunk greatly since we started antibiotics last week.
  2. The tumor is located in an area where it can be surgically removed if need be.

There is much happiness in the dog house! We are hoping that the biopsy will report an inflammation and not a cancer. But canine bladder cancer will respond to antibiotics so cancer is not yet ruled out.

I am still “baby sitting”. Apparently there is some kind of restraint that is used during these procedures that has really bruised her little hip bones and she can not walk well enough to do her dog thing. She needs to be carried. This was scary until I located the source of her pain and figured it out. She is more mobile today.

Fortunately Dear Husband has taken our adopted and unsocialized Patch Dog to work with him so it’s just me and the little dog & cat but we’re stuck at home with no sewing for as long as it takes for Gaely to be able to heal. I haven’t set up the home sewing yet. I’m so used to going to work at The Stitchery every day!

Maybe this enforced removal from my sewing life is good: I have been stuck on a couple of difficult knits. I want to use them as mini dresses under a gray lurex knit overcoat. They are in a beautiful blush color but one is a rayon rib knit that is very difficult to sew and does not hold a shape and the other is a wonderful cloque . It is two jersey knit fabrics with the top one being joined to the smooth bottom piece so that there is great bubbling and texture, like what you’d get if you used shrinking thread or Texture Magic by Superior Threads. In fact the picture of Texture Magic shown at Superior Thread’s web site is almost identical to the yardage I am trying to use.


However, the color and texture will add major pounds to the silhouette and is probably better for the Spring season.

I need to turn to the wools and finally our mid-South weather has turned to the cool: 40’s at night and 70’s during the day.

It is gorgeous outside!!! Perfect time for fishing on the little local lake. Gaely likes to go out in the swamp boat with the electric motor and help with choosing the tackle and hauling in the fish. She loves to swim, too. It might be good for her to do some very limited swimming. Tomorrow it’s going up to 78 degrees so that might be the perfect evening to try a little water therapy.

sewing hugs to all!


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

6 responses »

  1. Best of luck to Gaely and to you humans. Continue to give each other love, affection, and the fun that a pooch with a Capote-esk name like GoLightly implies!

  2. Oh, that is such good news! Here’s hoping things just keep getting better and better.

  3. Yay! I am so happy to hear it was good news.
    A break from sewing is usually a good thing when it is needed(required0 but mine is just way too long. I am so anxious to get back into a sewing routine. Having said this I have just made some curtains and table runners but that really does not count – so much 🙂

  4. This is indeed good news. Hope this all ends well so that we can ‘happy dance’ with you.

  5. I hope the news on Gaely continues to be good. A fishing trip and a swim may be just what she needs to take her mind off her achy hips. If the water is too cold, what about a nice warm bath (deep enough to take some of the weight off her hips)?


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