Monday, May 27, 2013

Surgery Info for Tomorrow!! HERE WE GO!!!

As I'm finally finding the time to sit down and write...all I'm thinking about is that at this time tomorrow, all of these thoughts that I'm having will be in the past.  I can't believe that surgery day is actually here.  We have gone through so much.  Thinking back, I remember my fears of him getting his first tooth and being worried about him "chomping on his tube"...but all of those fears quickly went away as each "fear" became a reality...and all was ok..  I have to remind myself of that, as tomorrow quickly approaches.  All will just be fine.....I still can't believe that I won't be traveling with a bag of meds, formula, tubes and syringes by tomorrow!!  It's seems so surreal to me....My work as a Mother to get him healthy and strong enough to the point of surgery is complete.  Tomorrow is up to him and his Doctors- and I have complete faith in both!

I'm so proud of Lentil.  I can't believe all he has accomplished in just 4 short months.  He will always amaze me.  I know that he is a strong boy, and that is important going into our "adventure" tomorrow.

The plan for surgery is that we will arrive at the hospital at 7:30am.  The drs believe the procedure will take about 3 hrs.  Dental x-rays will be done first and if they feel it's necessary, he will then have a CT scan...it's all depending on what the x-rays show.  His surgical team will consist of Dr John Lewis, Dr Alex Reiter and Dr Jesse Taylor (from CHOP)!!  I couldn't have asked for a better team.  Also in the room will be Dr Fulton (Lentil's primary vet) and Dr. Shana.  Dr Fulton will oversee him through his recovery- which makes me happy because Lentil will be waking up to face that he has always known/loved.

Our focus for tomorrow is repairing the hard/soft palate.  Although we now know he has a hiatal  hernia....we are going to "pretend" it isn't there.  He isn't showing any clinical signs of it, and the drs have already taken every precaution with lessening the risk of regurgitation, so we will worry about the hernia if/when it causes an issue.  To fix the hard palate, they will create a flap of skin taken from one side of the roof of his mouth and suture it onto the other side (to seal that ridge), then they take skin and somehow create a soft palate.  It amazes me with what they are capable of doing.  They are confident they will fix everything in one try...but depending on how he heals, he may need further surgeries.

From the outside, our little Lentil will look exactly the same.  I've opted to not do any cosmetic procedures, as I feel it's important for all of us to remember that it's OK to be different!!!  It's ironic that so many people love him for the way that he looks, yet will still ridicule/judge a human for having the same difference!!  This is one of the barriers that all of us need to break down together!  We should celebrate each day loving each other for exactly who we are!!

I promise to keep everyone in the loop.  As soon as I get info- I will pass it along to all of you!  Think good thoughts for Lentil....and go out and do a good deed tomorrow in honor of him....it will help his good energy :)  We are all in this together, and I won't forget that!

Some people have said that it seems as though our Facebook posts aren't showing up in their newsfeed...if you feel that way- from a desktop, go to Bean's page and put your cursor over the "like"button....be sure it says "show in newsfeed" on the screen that pops up.  xoxo

Full speed ahead to tomorrow!  I am going there with full confidence and many hopes for a speedy recovery!  Thank you for all of the love and support.  It's gotten us this far...and after our surgery tomorrow...our life together will truly begin!  Lentil will be able to begin to accomplish what he was placed here to do!  I'm excited for the future....and as for tomorrow....we will make it the Best Day Ever- because that's what we do!!!  

Love you guys!!!

90 comments:

  1. Gods speed. All our thoughts and prayers are with Lentil tomorrow.

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    1. Good luck little bean-o!!! We will be rooting for you from Michigan. Many prayers coming your way!!! <3

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    2. St. Francis, please bless Li'l Bean and bless the gifted hands of the surgeons and other doctors that will be performing their delicate and amazing craft to repair him to be all he can be!

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    3. Bless and watch over our little, happy Bean. He does so much good for all people so now its time for good to happen to him. Prayers coming your way from Dallas!

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  2. Oh thrive, cherished little bean. You are afloat on a sea of love.

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    1. what a lovely sentiment :-)

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    2. beautiful. Well said. You said exactly what I was feeling.

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    3. Wonderful! Beautifully put. I'm just one little drop in that vast sea of love and will be eagerly awaiting the good news from your dedicated team. Good karma to you li'l Bean. :-)

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  3. You go lil Lentil....all our power is with you! Love and prayers... oxox

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  4. Here's to Lentil, his docs, FBRN, and especially Lindsay for taking on this daunting undertaking. You are amazing & because if you we all have an amazing puppy to love!

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  5. Bless you, and the bean. Godspeed to recovery. He is an angel but you have given him wings. Thank you for sharing. This journey has given me hope and strength in my own life.

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  6. I absolutely wish the best for Lentil as he goes in for surgery tomorrow. He has so many people backing him, including myself. I have followed him since you started his page on Facebook. He will do amazing tomorrow and he will be on my mind all day. Good Luck tomorrow Bean! I will be rooting for you.

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  7. Good luck Lindsay! Bean will be just fine! We are all here with you!!!

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  8. I live in Brazil and since I saw Lentil apaixonda. He is a beautiful baby, all short posts and am sending positive energy to it.

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  9. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and little Bean tomorrow!

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  10. Thank you! Prayers and best wishes for you and the Bean!

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  11. I agree........I am glad you are not doing cosmetic surgery........the less the better in my opinion........and Lentil's "looks" are just perfect if you ask me! The other issues are all
    that matter. MEGA prayers for all involved! <3

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  12. love you momma..you are reason the bean has done so well....love the bean so muchQ my lucy loves her too...hope one day they can meet! i'll do a good deed tomw, on the bean's behalf!

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  13. Thank you so much for the update. I hadn't realized they were going to forgo the hernia operation and all this time thought that's what he was going in for. I'm excited that this is actually his palate surgery as scheduled!!!!! You will have a ton of prayers and positive vibes coming your way Lindsay, there is ABSOLUTELY NOT DOUBT ABOUT THAT!

    Your energy,caring, love and sacrifices you have made for this Beaner we have all come to love is outstanding! You being his mom was definitely the right choice from the beginning. It was fate!

    Try and get a good night's sleep and we'll all be glued to our computer's waiting for any little update on our boy.

    As much as is your boy, he has become all our boy. His courage and strong and pure joy has won our hearts over time and time again and will continue to as soon as he is on the road to recovery. He'll be able to do the great work you have in store for him and will touch countless lives ahead!

    #1 Canadian Fan Tina (with Suki and Kirby kisses too)

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  14. Will say a bedtime prayer for you tonight, sweet Bean, and ask St. Francis to be with you tomorrow. Tomorrow you will be in my thoughts all day!

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  15. Prayers for lil man <3 Keep us posted!!!

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  16. NOTHING BUT HAPPY THOUGHTS FOR BEAN AND MOM TOMORROW. BEAN WAS PUT INTO YOUR HANDS FOR A REASON AND LOOK AT WHERE HE HAS COME TO. WITH EVERY BUMP IN THE ROAD BEAN KEEPS GOING AND GOING. HE HAS PURPOSE. THANK YOU FOR OPENING UP AND SHARING HIM WITH ALL OF US FROM THE BEGINNING. JUST GOING TO THE PAGE NO MATTER WHAT PICTURE OR VIDEO YOU POST IT PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE AS I KNOW IT DOES FOR LOTS.
    PRAYERS TOMORROW FOR BEAN AND MOM TO A FULL RECOVERY XO

    AVP

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  17. Reading your blog on what's going to happen tomorrow makes me cry. Not tears of fear, but tears of joy for you and what you have done this wonderful little pup. Tears also of joy because I know with you this little guy will come through. But with the Grace of God leading these Doctors through this procedure, you and lentil will come through this and be able to continue on your journey helping others that are different. I know because I retired from a special needs school with children that are different. Too many differences to list here but they all had needs of some kind. I know how cruel people can be and they need to learn to love whatever the difference may be for we are all of one. Lentil and you Lindsay are a very special pair that have won over the hearts of many and I know the good Lord will carry him through this. I've been following this tale of Lentil and you and praise be to you for what you do. You are a special person and Lentil is a very special little pup that going to go on with you at his side doing what needs to be done for those with special needs animal and human. God bless you both and may the good Lord watch over our little Lentil through this procedure tomorrow.. Someday I'm hoping before I leave this earth having the grace to meet you and Lentil. One never knows where our paths in life will lead us, look where it has lead you up till now. Hugzzzz to you and our special FB pup.

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  18. from the beginning, you two we meant for each other, as I've said before, that precious little one has a purpose. You have found it and together, you're doing what was meant to be, which is help others. You are a very special mom, to a very special boy. I know deep down, all will be well, as is meant to be. Love and light to you both. God Bless.

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  19. Your being followed all over the world which means your getting prayers from all over the world too! Go get em tiger...your new life starts tomorrow!!! God bless you mom for caring for him through the last 4 months! Go Bean Go!!!!! You got this one buddy!!!

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  20. God will surely be with you and the beaner. I pray for swift hands and painless as possible recovery.

    Please give him a kiss from all of us.

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  21. I will be saying prayers for bean, his team of wonderful doctors and especially for you! All will be okay, he will be tormenting Tabitha in no time!

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  22. Oh, Lindsey... You are such an amazing woman for loving Bean, for many, many sleepless nights and giving him all of your love support you are our hero!! You said it so well... "Lentil will be able to begin to accomplish what he was placed here to do... Thank you for recognizing his mission and for bringing it to fruition..

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  23. We're all thinking of Lentil and you. You have done such a wonderful job, so far, and I'm sure he will continue to do so. Praying for all of you and the Doctors!!!

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  24. Love you sweet boy. Ill say a special prayer for you and momma tonite

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  25. Go Lentil! We'll be thinking of you all day!! And so glad that you are both such an inspiration to all the kids in the world who will be going through this as well!

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  26. I will be saying a few extra prayers for Bean, you and Bean's medical team. He is a special soul that has been sent here for a reason, and his being placed with you was for a reason too. Sending you both courage, faith and strength for tomorrow and beyond. Bean has the same birthday as me, and if he's anything at all like me, he will be so much more than fine!!!

    Thank you for the update. Stay strong. It will all be fine.

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  27. My Puggy Bailey and I send little Bean our love and prayers for a speedy recovery. Take care and stay strong Mom!!! :)

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  28. Will be praying for you both in the morning!!!!

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  29. Extra prayers to Lentil and the healing hands of his doctors during his surgery. We will be anxiously waiting to hear the good news that he is out of surgery!

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  30. I do not pray, but I will send all the good Karma I can send. You little Beaner have brought me much joy and your mommy shows the world just what a kind and loving soul she is. I am so happy she made you her baby. I love you both and will be thinking of you . Much love from Canada :) XOXOXO
    Leigh Brash

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  31. My wish for you tomorrow is that you feel the warm embrace of everyone around the world as we send love and support to you and Bean.

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  32. As they say in the theater break a leg. Please keep our Lentil in your hands tomorrow God Amen.

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  33. Little Bean will do just fine. He IS in good hands! Thank YOU for being the great MAMA so he would BE able to come this far! Without you, this would not be happening so NEVER forget that! Positive thoughts and many prayers today, tonight and tomorrow for everything to go as planned! >:< Hugs to you and Little Bean!

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  34. Best wishes for an easy surgery and a speedy recovery sweet Bean:-)

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  35. My wishes and prayers are for little bean to soar through this surgery on the wings of all who love him. I pray for his doctors to have steady hands and extreme success. I pray for you, his Momma to have the courage to go through this process tomorrow knowing we are all praying for you. May his surgery be a complete success with no complications. I love you little bean. May you have a safe journey to recovery tomorrow.

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  36. little bean will do great, he's a tough little guy, and we all love him, will be sending good thoughts, and big hugs. we are there with you, as we are now, and will be forever.

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  37. You are amazing. Lentil is amazing. I am completely infatuated with you both! Let Schmalf and I know if you ever need anything. We are here to support you and are so happy you have shared Bean's progress. Thank you! xoxox

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  38. Little Bean, We will be sending good thoughts and prayers to you. We love you! You are a strong little guy. XOXOXO Tom and Tammy

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  39. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! We love you baby Bean and you are in our prayers.

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  40. You're going to do wonderfully little Lentil, as you have so many people sending positive thoughts and prayers your way! You're an exceptional little pup and an inspiration to everyone, and Lindsay, you're just a miracle yourself... hugs to you both, and I'll wake up thinking about you!! Go Bean!!! xoxoxo

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  41. We're all out here thinking of you both--loving and caring about you both, the way you've both shown us, is the best way to do so--unconditionally, mucho gusto! XOXOXO!

    Rest easy you two sweeties!

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  42. Such big things this little bean has accomplished in just 4 months. Thoughts and prayers to you both tomorrow and always.

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  43. God speed little bugger. We love you!!

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  44. Bean and Mom- lots of prayers and good thoughts to you - lots of chapters have unfolded in this most impressive life of Bean and his family....many more to come..our love from Missouri...

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  45. It takes a special person with a huge heart to do what you are doing for Lentil. He's a very lucky little fur baby to be blessed with you in his life. And you are also blessed to have him as well. You complement each other and complete eachother. He's going to do wonderfully. Keeping you in my prayers! And sending Bean my love

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  46. Bean , we are with you in our hearts and spirit . The Doctors will take great care of you and have speedy recovery.Your Mama will be there to comfort you .... Be Brave and just imagine the world and fun ahead of you!!

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  47. My thoughts and prayers with you little Frijole (Bean in spanish) and your Mom. You are truly an inspiration to all!! You make my day each and everyday when I wake up and read your POST! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and we will all be waiting for updates! Many, many XOXOXO's

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  48. Oh Lindsey, thank you for posting and letting us all know about what is involved in his surgery, it brought tears but they were happy ones. God will be watching over him as he goes into this venture and will help him heal so that he will be a happy and healthy little guy, then Lentil and you can continue onto your adventure in making others smile and know that it is ok to be different because they can be loved for who they are. I have been following from the first FB post and he has won my heart and I so look forward to the daily post. I will be sitting on pins and needles until I see your post....until then I will be praying for you and Lentil and sending my heart and love and prayers.....

    Heavenly Father please watch over our Little guy and keep him safe in your hands throughout his venture tomorrow. Please guide the doctors and help them to heal him so that he can continue on with his mom to make others know that it is ok to be different, that they are loved and wanted just they way they are. Please give his mom the strength to get through the day and watch over them both so that they will have a long and happy life together. Lentil has come along way and with your help God he will share that happiness with others. Amen

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  49. First off - thank you so very much for sharing - what an absolute jewel of a dog, friend, family member, and what a wonderful thing you are doing by sharing him. I cannot imagine the long hours, early mornings, you have put in, and you have enriched so many many people, myself included. My prayers are with him and you and yours - I too will be checking constantly until I know everything is ok. I think Bonnie Coulbourne said it best.

    God speed.

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  50. Making it The Best Day Ever IS what you do --- for Lentil AND for us. God bless you, and remember all the prayers being sent up for you, the vets, and that wonderful little soul.

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  51. Prayers and positive energy to you and your little angel, Lentil bean.

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  52. We love you guys...you are in our thoughts always and will be their especially tomorrow !!!!! You can do it beans....we know it...
    Scott and Loki

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  53. Wishing you both all the luck in the world. You're right he is a very strong boy! This little guy was put here to do huge things! You both will come through this surpassing all expections way above and beyond anything you could have imagined! I love what you have done and will continue to do, love you Lentil Bean!

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  54. I will be useless at work thinking of you Little Lentil. You are loved and you are strong. See you tomorrow afternoon.

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  55. I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow & sending lots of good energy! Hoping little Bean has an easy time with the surgery and a speedy recovery. Hang in there, Lindsay, we're all pulling for you both!

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  56. Praying all goes well tomorrow. Lentil is the cutest puppy! Will be looking forward to your updates.

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  57. from the first time i saw lentil and read about him, i knew he was something special. there was a quality about him that was like an aura...an aura of good, and kindness, and soulfulness...his eyes seemed to look right into my soul, and yours, and others who understand that sense of spirituality. like our own little furry buddha...especially in his chubby baby pictures! i looked back over his life history in photographs, and videos today, and had such a feeling of happiness and gratitude. he is an exceptional being and the world is praying for him! isn't that truly amazing? i love you and the bean...for being extraordinary...and for fighting the good fight. you have given me new faith in the fact that good, and light, and kindness, and truth, and happiness...and pure love do exist. it just took a little puppy to show the way... lolita

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  58. Good luck tomorrow! You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing Lentil's story with us and thank you for opting not to do cosmetic surgery. Lentil looks so perfect just the way he is and really, it only adds to his charm and cuteness! God bless!!

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  59. Sending Love and healing white light your way Bean-man, and sending hugs out to you Bean-mom

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  60. Little Bean, we love you. Love you, too, LentilMom! You're both hugely covered in prayer.

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  61. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow along with all of the very skilled doctors that are going to take very good care of our baby boy. Looking forward to your post tomorrow that says all went well. Much love to you both

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  62. You'll be in my thoughts, Little Bean. I truly love your little face. Can't wait to hear the good news tomorrow!! xoxo

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  63. Heavenly Father we ask that you be with Lentil and his mom tomorrow. Guide the hands of the surgeons and bring Lentil through the surgery with no difficulties. Be with him through his recovery and please be with mom through out the day bringing her comfort and peace. We know Lentil has a mission Lord to fulfill and we are trusting you to see that it is done! We thank you in Jesus name...Amendment!

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  64. Little Bean ... I found out about you when there were about 15,000 "likes" on your page. You were so little and looked so fragile, and such challenges to face. Over the months you have gained so many more fans on your page. You have persevered, fought hard, gotten so big and strong. At some point along the way you shared your Super Bean persona with the world, and that is when I REALLY fell in love - a tiny little puppy, with a defect, poised to take over the world. I was so happy when it was formally announced that you would stay with your Mom forever! And now, finally, you able to have the surgery to make it possible for you to eat and drink safely. I have faith that your surgery will go well and that you will recover quickly. I look forward to seeing you back in your Super Bean cape soon!

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  65. In This Scary, Sometimes Sad World...Its So Wonderful To See All This LOve From All Over The World...All Brought Together With A Beautiful Message From One Little Super Bean!

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  66. Much love and light, prayers and positive thoughts winging to you from Boston. You can do this Bean! So can you, Mom. Thinking of you both and the doctors as well. Hugs!

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  67. Tomorrow is my 43rd wedding anniversary so will always be easy for me to remember Bean's surgery - many prayers go out to you and him and I am so glad you are keeping that precious face as it is!! Please keep us updated each and every minute!!!

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  68. all my prayers and thoughts for the cute little bean. Can't wait to hear the good news tomorrow!! kisses

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  69. Thank you for sheltering this precious little bean and sharing him with us. Like so many others, I wait for your daily video of Lentil and Tabby on the big bed! It is a small dose of love and joy in a difficult world. God bless you and the beanster.

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  70. Not all "beans" are created equal - Our Lentil Bean is very special indeed - I wish you a speedy recovery from your big op and look forward to hearing about you for a long time to come. Thanx to "Mum" for letting us into Lentil's life!

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  71. Good luck cutie! Big hug from The Netherlands

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  72. Love you Lentil <3 (((( Lentil & Lindsay ))))) Sending you lots of prayers & a speedy recovery <3 xoxo

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  73. Lentil, can you believe that you have friends all the way in South Africa who are supporting you. I have 2 little boys who are 8 and 5 who care alot about you and daily ask me to show me your FB updates. They have made you little get well cards and bought you little doggie treats with their pocket money. I hope you don't mind but I snuck those into the donation box for a local animal shelter (cards and all)... I figured that you wouldn't mind sharing some of your puppy-love with some doggies this side of the world! Good luck for today! We're there with you in spirit! xx

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  74. Sending you all our love from Denver, you both are so strong and an incredible inspiration everyday! We love you Lentil!!!! <3

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  75. Hey Lindsay...thinking and praying for you and little Lentil. Been following you and Lentils progress since the very beginning and I know all good will happen today.

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  76. Thinking of you and lil' Bean! Can't wait to hear he is in recovery and doing well. God bless you for taking a chance on a little life that most would have passed by.

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  77. As a mom of a Frenchie I understand your fears! He is a fighter and has all the love and blessings from every corner of the earth! Wishing you a speedy recovery little bean.
    <3 Lorie, Shakespeare and Lacey!!

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  78. Hang in there lil guy ! Prayers for a speedy recovery!!!!

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  79. I've already send good thoughts and best wishes via Facebook, so I just want to add this: I'm glad you decided on not ti do any cosmetic procedures. Like you I feel it's important for all of us to remember that it's OK to be different, because it makes one special!

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  80. I'm glad that Lentil's surgery went well and that he's in the hospital recovering now. Mom said he had already eaten and drank from a bowl! Now to get him home, where he can steal Tabby's food ...

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  81. Lots of soft thoughts for you Lentil, of soft cuddles for this big day, kisses of Virgule and me of France ♥ ♥ ♥ ☼ ♫ ♫

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  82. Yay! I found Lentil's blog! Please let me add my loving thoughts, prayers and best wishes to this vast sea of love for little Lentil and his family. This story is so heart-warming!! Bless you all! <3

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  83. Well wishes from another little bean fan in Chesapeake VA. What you have done for this little doggie has been amazing.

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