Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Update on Paige

Paige suffered another seizure this morning. It's very odd that both have occurred immediately after I shower. She usually lays by the bathtub while I shower, guess she won't do that anymore!

So after a message was left for her vet and she hadn't called back in 30 minutes (I love my dog!), I called a friend of a friend who happens to be a vet, only she specializes in birds. She said my dog needs to be seen and made sure I was able to get in today. We did. Thank you Sally!

They took blood and ran tests and the vet called me a moment ago and said everything in the blood work was normal but we will be starting her on medication in order to prevent these seizures. The good news is, her liver is fine, although they will monitor this due to the meds. The bummer is there is nothing showing why she is having seizures but having 2 within 9 days was enough for them, and me, to put her on meds which she will likely be on the rest of her life.

I promise knitting progress soon. I've been very concerned about my dog though. She's very tired now, those episodes must really take a lot out of her! But she's doing well so that's good.


Monday, February 18, 2008

The one about the dog...

This is my Pug, Paige.
Paige gave me quite a scare this morning, I stepped out of the shower and headed to J's room to get his clothes out and started to hear Paige smacking her lips. She did this once before and was foaming at the mouth but it went away rather quickly. This morning, however, she was doing the same thing, foaming and smacking. She proceeded down the stairs to the living room and had an all out seizure. Probably the scariest thing I've ever seen. Fortunately, the boys were not in the room and did not witness. Since the seizure, she has been fine and I did talk with her vet who suggested I log these episodes and if they increase, they will do blood work.

Sounds pretty crazy to me! She's my girl and I'm supposed to just wait it out and see if this ever happens again???? Apparently. I guess easier said than done. So pray for my girl, she's only 5 years old and I'm hoping for many more slobbery years with her!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

You know it's been a long day when.....

you fall asleep on the toilet. Poor guy!

Monday, February 4, 2008

What I've been up to...

This morning, B left for school at 7:40, J is still sleeping and it's now 9:40 and I have no babysitting kids til 10:30, what's a girl to do? Color her hair of course! I noticed the other day that my highlites were grown out about an inch, this after realizing it's been 2 months since a visit to the salon. Considering the options of a $100+ salon visit or using a box already in my linen closet, I chose the box. Loreal Excellence Cream Medium Golden Brown. I'm happy with how it turned out. Woot!

January 30 was B's 10th birthday, I feel so old! He got to enjoy a snow day, well actually a -40 F windchill day, on his birthday. He had a friend party the weekend before and family celebrated this past Saturday. We gifted him a Racquetball racquet set - included balls, goggles and rule book. He, of course got lots of other goodies from family and friends too. It was a great birthday.

Knitting news: I have a few things under way and a finished project too. I started fuzzy feet for B yesterday and got 1 done. This thing is HUGE! but will shrink when felted.

J also asked for orange socks a few weeks ago and I happened to have some awesome Yarn Pirate sock yarn in my stash and picked up a great sock book - 2 at a time socks.
I was able to whip up a pair of socks for the little guy in about 2 weeks, this whilst knitting other projects too.

The other project I'm nearing completion on is Si, Capitan for a coworker's b-day gift. This baby is ginormous on my little head but should fit her quite well. This was Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky. Easy care! I just need to add buttons and it will be complete.

Finally, I have to mention 2 knitting related cool things I've come upon. First, I checked out 101 Designer One Skein Wonders from the library and it is now on my Wish List along with a hint to hubby that Valentine's Day is fast approaching. This book is great! I had checked out the first edition awhile back and wasn't super excited about it but this one has loads of projects that I want to do. Silly me, I was looking at a pattern and was looking for how much yarn was required then, duh! Realized, hmm, it's a One Skein book, it probably needs 1 skein! This book will be super helpful in the Knit A Long I joined over at Year Long Gift-A-Long. This is a great site! I'm hoping it will alleviate the last minute knitting I experienced last Christmas!

That's all for now. J is now up. Have a great day!