Backdoctor said:thanks Gordon. I appreciate your comments and encouragement here. It's been a trying couple months. Besides Mary being ill and in and out of the hospital, my dog Touche is ill with lymphoma. After spending $3k on chemo and hospitalization, it seems she is not responding well. She was at the vet all week long, and brought her home today. It just isnt working out for her. I hate to see her suffer, so will have the vet come to my house Monday to put her to sleep. I tried so hard to help her. It's sad to see her suffer so.