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24 October 2003 @ 08:20 pm
More Sydney news and a HUGE thank you!  
Sometimes simply not hearing bad news can be good news in itself. We'd been so accustomed to hearing bad news these past few days that today when we didn't, it made us VERY happy. :) Sydney had her ultrasound today and from what they said, it didn't appear that she had any visible tumors on her liver. They said it was inflamed (and so was her gallbladder) but there weren't any obvious lesions or tumors that they could detect. :) They did make sure to tell us that they needed to examine the ultrasound closer to be sure, but there didn't appear to have overt signs of cancer on the readings. Thank God! I know it isn't really reason to think everything will be fine, but after all the bad news we've had lately, NOT getting bad news today was reason enough for us to celebrate. I'm just so thankful that there's still hope. We're taking Sydney to the vet tomorrow and soon we'll have the results of the test to determine how badly her liver is damaged. So I know she's not out of the woods yet, I think I just feel blessed that we made it this far. :)

I wanted to THANK YOU all for your prayers and your thoughts for Sydney. It truly warms my heart that you all understood what a HUGE part of my life Sydney is and have been so supportive of me throughout all of this. I can't tell you what all your comments have meant to me these past few days. Thank you all so much! Big *HUGS* to every one of you!

BTW, some non-Sydney related news - With everything going on I neglected to mention that I decided to take the plunge and sign up for the web design classes at CTA. They start on November 13 & 14th and I'm really looking forward to them. :)

I'm off to hug my dog. :)
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: "You're What I Need" - Kevin Earley
Kananigirl: nemokananigirl on October 25th, 2003 02:23 am (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAY! I'm glad you didn't get anymore bad news. It's good to hear.

Really? You're going to classes at CTA? Are those the expensive ones? Will you let me know how that goes? I've been debating about going there too.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 25th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Rayna and thank you so much for your prayers, I know they helped a lot! :)

And I signed up for the CIW series of web classes at CTA. I will definitely let you know how they go. Thanks for sharing their link with me. :) I also took a look at the CompUSA CIW classes while I was there for a training on Friday, but they were more expensive. :P
Kananigirl: doggykananigirl on October 25th, 2003 05:24 pm (UTC)
Anytime! I'm praying you'll have more good news later too.

Are those the expensive classes? I was looking at COMPUSA one night a few years ago, but didn't see anything I wanted to take. Maybe I'll go back and check again.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 26th, 2003 01:47 am (UTC)
Are those the expensive classes?

Yeah, they're kind of expensive. CompUSA has two sets of classes - the casual user classes (intro in web design, etc.) and the technical classes. When I went in they only showed me the intro classes. I had to ask them if they had anything more comprehensive before they brought the other list to me. It's the same CIW class that CTA offers, but they break it down into CIW Web Designer and CIW E-Commerce (with both costing a little over $1,500) With CTA you can take both classes and tests for $2,000. I might take some other classes at CompUSA, though since they seem to offer more night and weekend classes for some of the other things. I think you should take the classes at CTA! :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on October 26th, 2003 06:03 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Wow they both cost a lot of money... That is scary! Isn't CTA only one day classes for 8 hours or something? Isn't that a bit much? How about 4 classes at 2 hours a piece?
Sherishutterbug93 on October 26th, 2003 11:25 pm (UTC)
The CIW Fundamentals classes are 2 days, 8 hours each and the CIW class itself is a 40 hour class - a full work week, almost. So I guess it may be worth the money, I just wasn't sure if I could afford it and take the other graphics classes I needed too. :P Maybe I'll end up taking the graphics classes at CompUSA. :P
terramera on October 25th, 2003 02:35 am (UTC)
oh my.. =(
haven't been on livejournal for awhile so I didn't know about Sydney. Good thoughts your way, hope everything goes well. Give her a pat on the head for me =)
Sherishutterbug93 on October 25th, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I hope all is well with you, I've really missed you around here. :( Thanks for your good wishes for Sydney, it really means a lot to us. :) Hope you're doing well. Please take care.
Care: mecareleswhisper on October 25th, 2003 02:42 am (UTC)
A little good news is always great. :) Let's hope that it will continue. :)

I'm glad you signed up for classes. Have fun. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on October 25th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you Carrie! Hopefully the news will not be bad today as well. Thank you for all your prayers, I know that they really helped. :) Please take care of yourself.
irisheyes77 on October 25th, 2003 07:22 am (UTC)
That is AWESOME news so far, Sheri. Let's hope that you get good news tomorrow, too. Just the fact that they haven't picked up any tumors or lesions is enough reason to celebrate so far.

I'm glad to see that you've signed up for that class. It's especially good for you to do something for you with all the stress you've been under lately.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 25th, 2003 12:06 pm (UTC)
Big *HUGS* to you and Tom! You've both been so wonderful through all of this and Mark & I have really appreciated all the support you've given us. It was wonderful news and we feel VERY blessed. Hopefully her vet visit today will go well too. Thank you so much, Amanda - you've been a wonderful friend through all of this. :) Please take care and please take some time and do something for you too, it's been a hard time for you and your family as well. *HUGS*
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on October 25th, 2003 01:17 pm (UTC)
NOT getting bad news today was reason enough for us to celebrate.
I'm glad to hear that and I hope it goes on this way. *crossing fingers*

I'm also glad that you decided to sign up for the web design classes, hope you will enjoy them. :)

Take care.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 26th, 2003 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks Sabine. :) Sydney seems to be acting more like herself so that's a good sign, I think. Thanks so much for your support through all of this. :) Please take care. *HUGS*