My life.... one paw at a time.

My life.... one paw at a time.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!

In honor of my mom's 50th birthday today,
(oh crap, I did it again, you didn't hear it from me!) I gave her the day off, so I am doing today's post.  This is an old picture from last year (8.2009) when we went to the beach to watch the sunset. These are two of her favorite things to do besides be with MOI!
 It's one of my favorites because it was during a difficult time in our life and we knew we could depend on one another ~ no matter what obstacle came our way!!
 Since this picture , mom has been diagnosed with a life altering liver disease. 
We have since fired her original doctor (who was very negative) and found her a fantastic "liver guru" doctor (Dr Tarek Hassanein).  Mom has remained very positive and continues to be extremely motivated in getting as healthy as possible.  She has even lost a lot of weight already. 
 This makes me very proud because I take her on daily walkies!!!
 We all remain positivee by moving in the right direction. And that direction is forward bound!
Liver disease is often unknown or misunderstood.  Here are some compelling statistics:

* 1 out of every 10 Americans is affected by about 100 types of liver disease. That is 30 million people -- the number of people in the United States living with diabetes and cancer combined, and the same number of people who live in America's 15 largest cities.
* 60% of the 26,000 people who die each year from cirrhosis have no history of alcohol abuse.
* Nearly 17,000 people are on the waiting list for a liver transplant.

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is dedicated to a future where there are effective treatments, cures, and no one dies waiting for a liver transplant. The ALF mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

This has been a Life Changing eye opener, not just for my mom, but for her children and grandchildren as well. She like many others, hope and dream that finding a cure for this life-threatening illness is soon. My mom is a part of the American Liver Foundation (ALF) Liver Life Walk team.  Her next walk is this January 2011, Carlsbad, California.  She and my hooman sister are doing another walk together. 

 I would like efuryone to take a moment and read a little bit about Liver disease. It's another scary monster that is surfacing faster than we realize and you never know what furiend (or foe) it may attack. 

I love my mommy with all my heart and I know that my mission in this life is to make her as happy as possible. So all my furfriends, hugs your pawents and let them know how blessed you both are to have one another. I sure am thankful that I rescued her!!!!!! Well.... that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

Happy Birthday Ol' lady!!!!!

Hugs & smoochies! XOXO
 Hailey and Lala too!


  1. Happy Birthday Hailey's Mummy! Oh, you are wrong Hailey - your mum is NOT old!

    Liver Disease. How dreadful. Hopefully one day a cure would be found and it will be no more.

    Your mum should be so proud of herself for being healthy! Way to go Hailey's mum! Oh, the walkie idea is a very good one too.

    Cuddles and licks,
    Love Miley xxx

  2. Happy Birthday to your mom! We are also very affected by liver disease in our human family.


  3. Happy Birthday to your mommy! And thanks for sharing the important facts and info. We'll be sure to look it up.

  4. Happy Birthday to the Mommy!!! Thank you for sharing about liver disease - its one of those diseases out there that isnt as well known as it should be.

  5. Happy Birthday to your Mom! AND 50 is young!
    My hu-mom is also affected by liver disease and Crohns'disease. It was when she was 1st diagnosed with both diseaes that she brought me home. She said the I took her out of being so upset!

    Take good care of your Mom!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  6. Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday to your mom. My family also have been affected by Liver Disease. Great Courage ... LIVE LOVE LIFE!!! enjoy your mom's birthday. Absolutely LOVE the song Just Breathe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. Hailey,
    Happy 16th b-day to your mom...MOL we are acting like we read 16 instead of 50. Maybe this will help keep you out of the dog house.
    We wish mom our very best as she fights this liver sickness.

  8. Hailey, happy birthday to your mom! We hope she has lots of great times today with you. It sounds like your mom is doing great in her fight against liver disease and we hope she beats it! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  9. Today is my momma's birthday too!!! It's a great day for Birthdays!!! So Happy Birthday to your Momma!! My grandpaw has a disease that effects his liver. He's been doing a treatment since February that makes him very sick - much like chemo. He finishes it on New Years Eve, so we have our paws crossed that he can push through until them. Prayers for you mommy and hopes that she's all better soon!

  10. Happy Birthday....and we wish you the best in your fight...Thank you for sharing this information.

  11. Happy 50th Birthday to your mommy! Beth said she wishes she was 50 again.... I hope your mommy continues to do well! Are you going to make supper for her tonight? Enjoy!

  12. Hailey, Happy Happy Barkday to your Mommy! For sure you will have lots of fun celebrating this special day.

    Thank you for sharing info about liver disease. Definitely the walkies help a lot and it is pawesome that you are there to constantly be by her side.

    We keep our paws crossed for you and your Mom. Many more happy and healthy years together!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  13. Happy Birthday to your mom Hailey!
    Your mom looks very nice, she deserves extra luvins' on her special day! I hopes you gets cake!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS My mom's birthday it tomorrow!

  14. hi hailey thanks for visiting us and WOOFF HOOS for your momma's birthday but more for her inner strength in what must be tough times
    ... why dont you start playing blues coloured thursdays too, as they say the more the merrier... LOVES and LICKS, we'll be back

  15. Happy birthday Hailey's mom! Thank you for sharing all of this info about liver disease - we'll definitely take a look.

  16. Happy birthday to your pawsome mom! I'm so glad she is doing well & has such a pawsitive attitude.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  17. Happy Birthday to your Mom, Hailey. We hope she has many years of good health ahead of her.

    Thanks for visiting our blog too:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder,and Ciara

  18. Happy Birthday, Hailey's mom! In you honor, we made a donation to ALF. May you have many many years together with precious Hailey both of you enjoying good health, positive attitudes and an abundance of blessings.

  19. Happy Birthday Hailey's Mom!!! Wishing you many years of health and happiness!! Thanks for the wonderful post Hailey!

    Your pal, Pip

  20. Happy Birthday Hailey's Mom! Here's too many more birthday. Enjoy your day!

  21. Happy Birthday to your mom, Hailey!
    Being healthy sure is a great present for herself!
    Take good care of her, ok?
    Kisses and hugs

  22. Happy, happy birthday to your mom, Hailey! That is one beautiful picture of the two of you!

    I'm ever so much sorry abouts your mom's liver disease. I bet that's kinda skeery for her, huh? But I bet you help her be brave and keep her spirits up. I think you are Most Lucky to have each other.

    I didn't know all those things about liver disease. Thank you for teaching us all about it. And now, I gotta go do like you said and hug my mom!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  23. Happy Birthday to Haileys Mom!!
    Liver stuff is no good and I am glad to know that she is doing better. Keep taking her on walks ok??


  24. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! We hope there was a lot of yummy food and cake.:) We hope she keeps getting better and better.

    Teddy Bear

  25. Happy Birthday Hailey's Mom! Our mom says 50 is the new 30!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  26. Happy birthday to your Mom! Thanks you for sharing her story with us.

  27. Tell your mom HAPPY (belated) barkday from Mack's Mess! We know you are taking great care of her with your walkies and everything!

  28. Dear Hailey
    I wanted to wish your beautiful mama a belated birthday! Happy Birthday mom!

    Your mama is going down the right path to help her liver issues! Smart guru doctors are the best.,, and they help inspire us to keep healthy.
    Like you, sweet Hailey, taking your mama on walkies,,,,
    your a smart cookie Hailey,,
    What a team you and your moms are.
    What a great mission

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