It has been two months since my Angel girl crossed the bridge and now it is time to tell the story of her final weeks on earth. Betty came into my life when I desperately needed an angel. She looked after my soul for 15 years. On Jan 29th 2011 she was diagnosed with diabetes. Just a few months after my heart had been so trashed by the rascal. Her illness gave me focus and priority. I injected her with insulin every 12 hours for two years.
Her acromegaly diagnoses on August 13th 2012 devastated me. But I never gave up, despite the poor prognosis. I found a drug trial at the RVC and in Jan 2013 Betty became the star pupil on the trial, entering complete diabetic remission. We continued to visit the RVC monthly for her tests and injections and she continued remission. She did develop a common side effect of her drug and that was diarrhoea. We kept it to a Mr Whippy consistency with an exclusion diet.
Betty 06/02/1999 - 26/03/2014 on earth, forever in my heart
My angel, my friend, my sugarcat, my acrocat, my spooner, my love, my angel. You will always be with me xXx
The last three sites I have built have been responsive. That means the layout changes according to device: mobile, tablet, desktop, really big desktop! Responsive design is very current. So it was a bit shameful that my own site had become so out of date. I also had some design issues that have been bugging me for a while. So I decided to enter one of my manic phases and redo my design.
It all started with my sisters new year resolution to 'try new things'. Katy asked my sister, Emma, if she would like to go to see Dancing on Ice. She also invited me. It is not a show we watch and TV recordings can be a bit tedious, but I was happy to go along and spend time with Emma and Katy. And Emma had that resolution.
Good things can happen to bad people and bad things can happen to good people. But karma seriously malfunctioned this holiday! Not only did Santa deliver me the no win news on Christmas Eve, I sustained a horrible steam burn serving tea to homeless guests! WTF!