Hi E, I'm really sorry to hear about all your misfortunes. I didn't know dogs could get Lyme--my mom had it a couple of years ago and was treated with massive antibiotic IV's every day for a month. It was quite an ordeal, but the progression of the disease was halted. And I'm also sorry about your financial loss. I'm in the middle of a financial debacle myself at the moment. It's very tragic to see an elderly friend lose the ability to care for him/her self. I have 3 living grandparents and several close friends who are older, and I dread this happening to any of them. I had a really bad day yesterday too, though not nearly as bad as yours. If I were you, I'd definitely break out the ice cream. I hope tomorrow is better. Kellie To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.