Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Penny Update

 Um, what were we thinking?  Heh, no it’s all good.  I just haven’t had a wee puppy since I was fourteen years old.  Our last two dogs came to us a bit older, but come to think of it, Penny would actually have to work extremely hard to be more destructive than Duncan, so.  We’ve …

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Welcome, Penny!

 A five-hour drive to pick up this baby.  No sleep in the hotel (thanks, Holly) and another five-hour drive home (with a scared puppy who did a bit of crying).  But now we are all home and we have a precious addition to our family.  We are in love! Penny has warmed right up this evening and …

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Moving Forward

 That looks better, eh?  It’s been 25 days of misery, but we are finally through the worst (knock on wood).  Holly is back at preschool.  Rob is back at work.  My ears are beginning to pop and crackle and I am less deaf than I was several days ago.  I now have hope for full …

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The Curse of March 2015

 We are still struggling.  Our kitchen counter looks like a chemistry lab.  It is littered with an assortment of medicines and tools; antibiotics (his and hers), Mucinex, Sudafed, Airborne, cough drops, Vitamin C, nasal spray, steam inhaler, neti pot, thermometer and of course, tissue.  I am still deaf and I don’t mean to be a …

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Cutie-petutie!

  I received this picture of our puppy last night and it totally lifted my sagging, sick spirits.  We’re supposed to pick her up in about two weeks.  Right now I’m just hoping like crazy that we are all well by that time.  She is six weeks old and fifteen pounds.  I cannot wait to get …

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What plague is this?

Only our delicate flower (Linlee) has not been taken down by the Hell’s Belly Virus.  How this is possible, I don’t know, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she somehow manages to get through one of our worst Marches ever unscathed.  Holly had her follow-up appointment yesterday and another chest x-ray.  She has greatly improved. …

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Mommy Instinct

I don’t think I did right by Holly & the pneumonia.  It’s a really awkward position to be in, thinking that doctors just aren’t getting your child’s diagnosis right, yet not knowing yourself what the problem is.  Doctors are awesome, but they are people like everyone else.  They can miss things.  The first doctor I took …

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Well, that was scary.

Day seven turned out to be pneumonia and a hospital sleepover for Holly.  Although she’d seen two doctors in six days, I just felt they were missing something.  When she started to cough up blood, we tossed her into the car and raced to the clinic for a third time.  At the clinic her oxygen …

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Day 6

No improvement.  Holly spent the entire night coughing and throwing up.  Her fever comes and goes.  She lies on the couch whimpering while trying to doze.  The doctor yesterday thought she would be feeling better this weekend, but I see no sign of it.  I’m really upset.  And now I have a scorching sore throat …

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Captain’s Log, Day 5

Child is a hot mess.  This is child while waiting to see the doctor: Asleep.  She is asleep.  Can you see the dark circles under her eyes?  As far as symptoms go, she pretty much has all of them.  Name a symptom and it’s likely she’s got it.  The diagnosis is upper respiratory infection, but that …

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