Saturday, October 25, 2014

Chloe Jo’s Follow-Up


Chloe Jo went for her follow up appointment. She was happy to see her friends at the vet clinic, as she has known them since she was four days old. She crawled right up onto Dr. J., and rolled onto her back for Dr. S. to check her tummy. She then cuddled up to N., one of her favourite technicians, knowing she would get some more attention. Chloe Jo loves to hug and kiss.

After her check-up, they said that Chloe Jo is healing nicely. In fact, the vet told her she did an excellent job in removing her stitches. They said she will be able to wear a bikini with no problem, though I must say that is one thing Chloe Jo has never done…yet.

Chloe Jo’s appetite has returned to normal. She is still a bit irritable, but she is playful, again. Mommy is still her main focus, though. Wherever I am, she wants me to hold her and comfort her. I don’t mind. She has had so many health scares; I am just relieved she has pulled through this, too.

Unfortunately, we don’t yet have the lab work results for the type of stone Chloe Jo had. We cannot put together a treatment plan until we get these results. We can’t make any changes in her diet, or put her on any medications until we know exactly what we are dealing with. So, we wait.

What we do know is that this is genetic. This will no doubt happen again within the next couple of years. Chloe Jo will have to be monitored closely for kidney issues for the rest of her life. We do this with her respiratory issues, so this will now be included in her routine care.

We love Chloe Jo dearly. She is our baby and we will do anything we can to give her a healthy and happy life. Seeing her happy is what it is all about! The unconditional love and affection she gives to us, and everyone who knows her, makes it all worthwhile. 

I will continue to report on her health and progress. As soon as we get the lab results and treatment plan I will post it here. We want to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support. It means a lot to us. Chloe Jo sends hugs and kisses. She would give them to you personally, if she could. 

~xo~

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fill In Fun #186

The "Follow Friday Four Fill-In" is hosted by Hilary at Feeling Beachie. Each week, she posts statement with blanks. Our mission, should we choose to accept, is to copy the statement and fill in the blanks on our blogs. Then link up to her blog for sharing. Hilary is always looking for co-hosts and more statements for us to fill in. Please visit her, and let her know your suggestions!

The statements & My Answers: #186:

1. Tomorrow I am going for a long walk with Stella. We like to take walks in the nice, cool Autumn air. Stella is a great friend to everyone. People and critters have gotten to know her and love her.

2. Does anyone live in safety, anymore? If so, where and how? The world has gotten to be such a scary place. People aren’t safe in public places that were once considered “secured”, but they aren’t even safe in their own space, their homes. 

3. People sometimes judge others unfairly. While we really should never judge others, human nature tends to do that. It is worse though, when based upon misunderstandings rather than facts. We need to be more sensitive of other people’s life situations, as well as their feelings.

4. It is okay to put yourself first, sometimes. We each have our own way of coping with what life throws at us, and taking a break to take care of ourselves is a healthy way to cope. Some people like to pamper themselves with a massage, others may just need time alone. We cannot honestly give to others if we are not in a good place within ourselves. We need to remember and respect that.  



Remember to take care of yourself
and each other!




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Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Simple Fence

Near Sulphur Springs, Texas

A fence doesn't have to be fancy to be good.
I love this simplicity of this natural scene. 




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Wednesday, October 22, 2014