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Old 07-16-2007, 12:53 PM
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I learned this morning that my father's blood levels are now within appropriate range to do the angiogram. The angiogram is set for tomorrow morning. I feel like I need to be there, but will stay put until they ask for me.

I, also, learned this morning that the part-time job that I applied for with a local chamber of commerce hired another applicant. I was told I was in the top three candidates. I'm disappointed, except for the fact that my husband and I had previously decided the job was not a good fit for me (they required no absence during the month of September, and that is when my husband and I do much of our traveling, so it really wasn't well suited). I let this jostle my confidence, though, and that's not good.

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:30 PM
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aww - you'll find something soon

How is your relationship with your dad? - Don't let problems with other relatives keep you from being there for him. This is a very hard time for all you guys and I'm sorry. (Gives Deanna a hug)
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I'm sorry you didn't get that job, but you will find one that is better suited to you.

I'm so glad that you Dad is finally able to have the angiogram, if you feel that you really want to be there, don't wait to be called. Thinking of you.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:04 AM
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Thank you for the needed hugs and well wishes! That is very kind of you.

I spoke with my dad this evening (a few times today) and he seems very positive. He told me tonight that they would not keep him in the hospital if they do not find anything; but, if he gets a stint, they would keep him overnight. I'll have my cell phone close by at work tomorrow morning waiting to here how things go. It would be my wish to be there, but fear it would cause undue stress. Family dynamics being what they are, best to stay where I am and wait to hear the results.

As for the job/interview, all is well with that. I let it shake my confidence when it was unnecessary. I've made application tonight for a Kennel Technician at a local county animal shelter. It is an on-call position and I have many questions about it, but I know the director and am hoping that will be toward my benefit. My husband is not too keen on this option, but I'm just taking a "wait and learn more" type attitude. I would much rather work with animals than people ANYDAY. LOL!
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:50 AM
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that sounds like a fun job
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:31 AM
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Completely Understand Deanna!!
I've been looking at gym job for the last six months, and applying for them here and there while working for a power company. Each and every time it gets declined, its a kick in the guts I think I'm a crap PT. Thats rubbish, I've just struggled to find somebody who will accept a grad for an employer.

Finally I've had success with a small womens only gym. Its great, where I work at the moment involves high amounts of stress, crazy hours etc.

Now I get to work crazy but steady hours with a small team of fantastic people, motivating everyday women who would be too nervous to go to a mainstream gym. I'll have more $$ in the pocket and more time on my house for fids/furbys/better_halves.

Its worth the wait for the right job, I sypathize with your situation but
stay strong!! With time the ultimate job will arrive
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:35 PM
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I am more than greatly relieved. I received a phone call from my mother from the hospital at about 12:30p that the angiogram did not show any significant (that's the key word) blockage in the area they feared was blocked. It is showing slight blockage in a new area but not enough for a stint or other surgical attention. My father will get to go home this afternoon. My mother sounded very worn and I broke down into tears at work after hanging up with her. The procedure was supposed to have been done at 8am ... so as I waited to get word, my worry grew and grew. I am exhausted with relief.

I held my application for the Kennel Technician position that I prepared last night and did not turn it in today. I'm going to give it more thought. The position entails many different animal related tasks, but one of those tasks is assisting with euthanasia when necessary. Unlike non-profit or privately owned non-kill shelter facilities, a governmental facility lacks funding and resources to support the population of animals it is presented and mandated with; thus, forcing euthanasia at times. I have until Thursday to make my final decision ...
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:10 PM
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oh Deanna,
Just not the right time to have to make such important decisions.
I think u are right to sit back take a deep breath and think on it all.
Thinking of u. And hoping all the news of ur father is as promising.x
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:38 PM
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I'm going to go out on a limb here with my opinion on animal euthanaisa - I worked at a non kill shelter last year where there were animals that were in no way suited to be adopted - adopting them would be asking fo a law suit. One dog in particular was very agressive at this small shelter they lacked materials like those control stick - a collar on the end of a pole where you can keep the animal away from you. Every time I went in there I was scared this dog was going to get me it was really stressfull for both of us. So I think you should do everything in your power to promote shelters and get apdoptable animals out there but I think there is a time for everything as well and some animals because of certain circumstances are never going to make good pets.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:04 PM
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Donít worry Kelli, you arenít out on a limb by yourself; I am with you (on this one). There are, in fact (my opinion, of course), animals who are either too aggressive or ill/injured to not euthanize. I have had to euthanize two of my very own young dogs for reason of fear and territorial aggression. (Very dangerous circumstances). It was the responsible thing for me, as a care taker, to do. I can guarantee, it was not without angst and tumult. It was unenviable, albeit. The problem with the position that I am looking at Ö or, being more correct, the agency I am looking at is that they do not have a choice in only euthanizing aggressive or ill/injured animals. Their euthanization rate is based on space/resource availability. So, an otherwise loving, adoptable animal may need to be put down because s/he has either not been claimed or adopted by either owner or adoptor before space/resources hit their max.

This is definitely not a no-kill shelter. If they could, they would; but, it is taxpayer based (governmental) Ö very limited on funds.
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