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Keep Taking the Tablets! :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

I was standing on Tigger, trying to bounce, but I really wasn't enjoying it, which is unheard of for me. Then I noticed that it was just after 2pm. "Enough!" I cried. I can't take this torment any longer. Leaping off Tigger, I grabbed the phone and called the doctor's surgery for an appointment. The thought of a whole weekend of sinuses getting even worse than they already are was too much. It was 'get some pills or die in the attempt' time!

I got a 3.20pm appt with the nurse practitioner. Oh well, better than nothing, and if I had to collapse in tears to get my way I would. I'm not proud!

I left the house at three, arrived at the surgery ten minutes later, to find they had changed my appointment so that I would see my doctor instead. Win! Not only that, but I had only just sat down when I was called in ten minutes early. Win again!

My doctor asked some questions, then examined my nose, throat, ears, glands, and took my temperature. He offered me antibiotics and a few days of sudafed, which I gratefully took, amazed that I didn't have to argue to get it. It looks like news has finally filtered down that I need all this stuff plus the nasal spray I am already on when the sinusitis really gets a grip.

I was out of the surgery by 3.20pm, even though that was my appt time. Win Three! :-)

Ten minutes later I was in the chemist getting the scrip filled and chatting to one of the assistants who has also suffered chronically with sinusitis. She has had surgery so was able to tell me a little about surgical options. I will be brave and get the referral so that the consultant can check me over to see if I am a candidate for surgery myself.

The circuit - doctor-chemist-home - was completed in record time. I left at 3pm and was back in the house at 3.50pm. Tomorrow I am doing that circuit again. I have a forty minute walk, and think that without stops it should take around 35-40 minutes, so tomorrow, all being well, I'll find out. :-)

Of course I took my first dose of tablets as soon as I got them, so now I feel a bit sick to my stomach, which usually happens on this particular cocktail, but if it works, it is so incredibly worth it!!!

Sophie took her bread and meds mix again today when I got back. She just dropped it on the floor, sniffed it, licked it, then picked it up and munched it down. Yeehar!!! No more fighting her to get the stuff into her. I think we can safely say after three successful days that she is fine with these meds and this method of administering them. It will make her final time with us a lot easier if I don't feel I'm making her miserable with a daily fight to get the stuff down her. :-)

So, today I did a twenty minute walk, about 8 minutes on Roo, and a couple of minutes on Tigger, then the Doctor circuit. That will do me very nicely for exercise today. :-)

So here's to a few days of R&R!
Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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WVREDNECKHOTTIE 10/16/2010 7:07AM

    I have chronic sinus issues and seriously my biggest save is a nedi pot? Y'inz got them over the ocean?

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SUZIEGREY 10/16/2010 5:38AM

    Glad to hear that you've found a way to give Sophie her meds without any hassle. I hope your meds do their magic, but don't forget to take the full course to help prevent a comeback.

Have a great weekend.

Sue

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LINDABENEDICT 10/15/2010 11:13PM

    Hope you are on the mend !

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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/15/2010 10:54PM

    What an awesome day for you!! I am so glad that you broke down and went to the Dr. it must have been the right thing to do since everything fell into place so nicely for you. Take your full prescription, YES EVEN if you feel better...lol Get some rest, enjoy your weekend and hopefully with a little TLC, Rest and medication you will be feeling so much better oh so very soon.

I am just as pleased to hear Sophie is doing well with her medication. Nothing worse than fighting with them and the trauma that causes when all you are trying to do is make sure they are pain free and comfortable! Enjoy your time with her as I know you will.

You rock for getting your exercise in given the way you are feeling...YOU ROCK!!

Have a great nights sleep,
Rhonda

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JHADZHIA 10/15/2010 8:57PM

    Awesome great day!! Glad everything has gone so well. Now if only those medicines will work, and swiftly. I hope that medicine does its magic for Sophie now that she has settled into it.
Here is to a much better weekend for you!
Hugs,
Linda x

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/15/2010 7:50PM

    So glad Sophie is taking her meds without complaint.My back and legs were complaining today and when I came home to let True out before going to pick up the supplies to make the Oktoberfest food for the ladies at tonight's craft night my dog had firmly attached herself to me so she was riding shotgun with me , I daren't say I don't know what she'd do if I needed help as she has already proved herself more than up to the task of helping me on more than one occasion.I hope your sinus meds work and tomorrow finds you feeling much better .Big hugs,Cheri

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KNITTABLES 10/15/2010 7:11PM

    Wow, I like those types of appoinments. I hope you feel better soon and that these pills will work for you. I need to get mine refilled. Have a great weekend.Question what is tiger and Roo?

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CARLA-216 10/15/2010 2:11PM

    How awesome that you were in and out at the doctor's office before your scheduled appointment. That is unheard of at my doc's office! XX XX Fingers crossed the pills and the rest are just what you need to kick the sinusitis to the curb!

And I have to say that I laugh out loud every time I see that pic you included. It's just so crazy looking! LOLOL!!

xoxo,
Carla
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ZURDTA- 10/15/2010 1:13PM

    Sinitus is really, really nasty. Ugh. Hope the meds kick in soon whoo hoo!

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/15/2010 12:53PM

    I so understand about IT ALL about what you are going through including the pet and the pets meds and not forcing the meds on the pet in order to make the last remaining time together more enjoyable. God loves you so much never forget that.

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Walking Plan Week 8, Days 4 and 5

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I missed my blogging yesterday. My sinuses are so bad that I wanted to get as many work hours in as possible to try and give myself a long weekend of R&R. Mission accomplished! I have my hours done, so I can spend at least the next three days nursing my head, playing with Sophie, and chillin' while Sparking, catching up with everyone, and replying to some emails I've been looking forward to responding to. :-)

Exercise-wise I've kept up with my walks so far this week, yesterday was my rest day, swapped with Friday though, because we did a Tesco run, and I didn't feel I could manage anything else that day.

Today I did a 30 minute walk, followed by a Waitrose circuit.

Sadly my strength training went by the board yesterday and today. So did my step challenge. That has been hard to do this week, because I am just so tired with this perpetual headachy-stuffed nose-tiredness, which is also affecting my ears. But I figure that as long as I can keep at least my walking going, I'm happy. Do what I can when I feel up to it and see how it goes is the motto this week. I'd like to see this week's walks out if I possibly can, because it will complete the second section of the book I'm working through. Kind of a milestone. :-)

The heating is on as I sit typing this. We did so well to get halfway through October before giving in, but it got too cold for us last night, so we had the heating on to take the chill off before bed, and I'm warming us up again tonight. We can still get away with no heating during the day, as long as we keep the doors shut. Sophie doesn't like it, because all summer we have the back door open all day so she can go into the garden whenever she wants. Normally as soon as it gets cold enough to keep the door shut she becomes a perpetual 'I'm-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-door' dog. :-) Another symptom that shows she isn't herself is that she isn't looking to go outside at all. When she does go out, she is showing virtually no interest in her balls.

She has taken her medicine the last two days. :-) I tried Rhonda's suggestion and soaked them into a chunk of bread. Yesterday she licked at it and then munched the chunk down. Today she licked, took and dropped the bread on the floor, but when I picked it up and offered it to her again she ate it. Dare I hope that she will continue to take her meds this way? *fingers crossed*

I am craving chocolate, and I can't understand why. I can take or leave chocolate for the most part, only really feeling a need for it the day before TOM arrives, and even then a couple of squares will usually fix it. At the moment though, I'm craving it every day, several times a day. I'm wondering whether this is because I feel pretty down at the moment, and maybe I crave it because it is a mood-enhancer or something. Has anyone else had this happen?

The weather matched my mood today too, drizzly all morning. :-) It was that light level of drizzle that mists your glasses but doesn't get you obviously wet. I don't mind it really, and we did have a nice bit of blue sky and sunshine before the wet crept back in.

So, on the plus side:

I didn't get soaked on my walk. :-)

I'm nice and warm. :-)

I made a tasty pot of ratatouille tonight and had some on a bed of pasta. Om nom nommy! :-)

I have a sausage and bean casserole planned for tomorrow, using Borlotti beans for my first attempt. I couldn't choose between a tin of those and a tin of black-eye beans, so Tara shut her eyes and waved the electronic bar code reader at the tins, and it chose the Borlotti beans for me. LOL. I don't even know if I like them. I guess I'll find out tomorrow. :-)

My computer is randomly choosing nice music for me to listen to while I spark a little before heading for bed. :-)

I hope all is well with my friends here. I hope to catch up with you all over the weekend. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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I'm sure I've seen this gate. :-)



Look! A pile of leaves to jump in! Thanks Kittie! :-)



And the Mad Hatter approves! :-)

  
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CARLA-216 10/15/2010 2:06PM

    Sorry to hear you're still battling the sinuses. Durn it! You amaze and inspire me that you still continue to do the walks even with feeling crummy.

I'm glad you got the work done so you can relax this weekend! Sometimes some extra rest is just what we need. I hope it fixes you right up! Chocolate is a serotonin booster, and my drug of choice! ;) The sausage and bean casserole sounds good, and is giving me a rare yen for sausage.

Good girl, Sophie, taking your medicine on the bread! I'll have to remember that if ever Charlie has liquid meds to take. He'll eat anything that doesn't eat him first, so putting it on bread shouldn't be a problem with him! LOL

xoxo,
Carla


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CHERIRIDDELL 10/15/2010 10:35AM

    For someone feeling so poorly you are certainly doing well. I have been eating sinus medication like sweeties does anyone know the calorie count of Tylenoul sinus medication LOL! I hope the medecine helps Sophie .You are doing better than me this week last night my get up and go got up and went !!!

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JESSIELOVE78 10/15/2010 9:00AM

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BOVEY63 10/14/2010 10:55PM

    Hope you and Sophie are both feeling better tomorrow. Glad to hear you are getting her to take the medicine.
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CHEVY63 10/14/2010 9:56PM

    Howdy - sorry about the sinuses - I have the same issues, and it really is hard to concentrate on anything when they are acting up! Hope they clear up quickly.

Keep on sparking- you are a great inspiration!

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KNITTABLES 10/14/2010 9:40PM

    I am so sorry that you are still suffering with your sinuses. I know how that feels. Glad sophie is taking her meds. Hope you get some much needed rest and relief of the sinues pain.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/14/2010 9:10PM

    Lex,

So sorry to hear you are still so sick!! I am glad that you got all of your work done so that you can spend the next three days focused on you (getting well again), playing with Sophie and enjoying chillin with spark!! Sounds like a wonderful plan...through in some good old fashioned chicken soup and here is hoping you will be well in the very near future!

I am so pleased to read that Sophie is enjoying her medicated bread, bread makes everything good...lol

Hope tomorrow's casserole is smashing and something you LOVE!!

As for the chocolate it sounds like comfort food and being so sick for so long....your just in need of comfort!!

Feel better soon,
Rhonda

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JHADZHIA 10/14/2010 8:10PM

    So sorry those rotten sinuses won't ease up for you :(( I don't know how you get anything done with that at all, so good on you for what you are doing! Glad the bread idea worked for Sophie!
Chocolate is a mood enhancer for sure! I have some every day. 90% cocoa dark chocolate piece. As long as I don't scarf down the whole bar I am fine lol. Always tracked to make sure it stays in the calorie range..
After all this diet is not about deprivation, its whatever you can cram in and remain in your calorie range for the day ;) The rest of my food is always good 9 fruits and veggies today, about average for me, all low calorie things so lots of wiggle room.
I hope this weekend of rest does something for you. Is there no medicine out there that can help you with them??
Hugs,
Linda x

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LINDABENEDICT 10/14/2010 6:58PM

    You get more done when you are not feeling well than I do when I feel fine !!! Keep on sparking !!!!
And thanks for all your comments on my blogs ...I appreciate it !

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Week 8, Day 3 Walking Plan

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today I did:

CARDIO
15 minute walk
20 mins Tigger
10 mins Roo

STRENGTH TRAINING
10 mins Upper Body bootcamp video (day 3)

I am so tired that I am yearning for my bed. I spent several hours working today, and a few minutes wrestling with Sophie over the meds. I lost. LOL. Yes folks, I wore the meds again. I swear she was laughin at me. *grin*

I am fighting against putting the heating on, but it is getting so cold at night now that I doubt I'll get away with it for many more days.

I have a rotten headache again. Been three weeks of sinus pain and really horrible headaches on and off that make you want to rip your head off and use it as a bowling ball. I'm wondering whether it is the stress of worrying about Sophie that is making it worse. I am struggling to get out of bed in the mornings too, and I suspect that is partly because I don't want to start the pain run again.

On the plus side:

It has been a nice three days weather wise, with uninterrupted sunshine for a change. :-)

I missed the dustbin lorry completely today, so no smells to assault my sinuses further. :-)

Got a lot of sewing done while watching six episodes of Charmed. :-)

Remembered to do the laundry. :-)

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHERIRIDDELL 10/14/2010 1:53AM

    Hope you are feeling better.My friend had an Afghan hound called Alf that loved to share a chair with me LOL!It was taller than me.I am always covered in dog LOL! love and hugs,Cheri xxx

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KNITTABLES 10/14/2010 1:27AM

    I hope you feel better soon, my sinuses and headache finally went away today.
Love the picture at the end. Hope you get some rest.

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SUZIEGREY 10/13/2010 6:57AM

    Sorry to hear your sinuses are playing up and you are getting headaches. Sophie playing up won't help, either.

I love the picture, that's just what it looks like when my black greyhound tries to sit on my lap!

Hope you feel better soon.

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ZURDTA- 10/13/2010 3:30AM

    I thought of you yesterday. I had to help my sister give her rabbit some meds in a syringe thing. Feisty little rascal (the rabbit not my sister). I chose to hold as sis is too timid for that - and he scratched my hands. BUT we did it and when she squirted, he lapped it up eagerly... crazy bunny!

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BOVEY63 10/12/2010 10:51PM

    Hope your sinuses clear up soon.
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I did give in and turned my heat on tonight. Didn't want to but the cool temps got the best of me.

Hope Sophie cooperates better tomorrow and you're not wearing more medicine than she gets in.
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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/12/2010 9:43PM

    Lex,

Well Sophie didn't let you down you knew it would happen! Why is it kids and animals (of course the only ones you can't reason with) can be so difficult around medications...lol Does Sophie like bread...might try letting the bread soak up the medication and feed it to her...just a thought.

No doubt all of the stress with Sophie is triggering your headaches. Try and find someone to give you a really good neck massage...sounds like they are tension headaches (which I know all too well and a big trigger for my migraines). Neck massages and a couple of Tylenol do the trick if I can catch it before it becomes a full blown Migraine...Often thought that a bullet to the head would be less painful because it would be over quick but I could easily rip it off and use it as a bowling ball...teeheehee

Hope you are feeling better soon! Great job on the exercise feeling the way you do! I would want to stay in bed too...take care of you!! AND THAT IS AN ORDER...lol

Love your pic now if you can imagine a dog at least twice that size doing the same thing...you know what it looks like when Storm sits on me...lol

Have a great nights sleep and wake feeling tons better!
((HUGS))
Rhonda
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JHADZHIA 10/12/2010 8:08PM

    Good for you getting your exercise in in spite of the headache and sinus pain, that is quite remarkable really!! Good on you!
I don't suppose you could mix this liquid medicine, with say, gravy or something and spread over her food?? Would that be allowed or would it wreck the medicine?
Girl, take care of yourself. You don't need to be freezing your arse off on top of everything else, so turn the heat on!! I personally HATE freezing and have been turning my heat up quite frequently, but I know I am lucky as I don't pay for heat in this government housing.
Keep up the great work!
Hugs,
Linda x

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CARLA-216 10/12/2010 7:26PM

    Darned sinuses need to straighten up their act and leave you in peace!

I'm happy to read about all the pluses of your day! Hooray for missing the dustbin lorry!

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SCREWIE 10/12/2010 7:11PM

    I am also trying to put off turning the heating on for as long as I can. So far I turned it on once for a couple of hours about 10 days ago, when I started getting ill (I had a bit of a temperature and felt very cold so I had the heating on while I had a shower and got dressed).

I've also been thinking about turning it on for the odd hour in the past few days but so far I've managed to get away with multiple layers of clothing, and when I go to bed I practically wrap myself in the duvet, like a mummy, so I keep warm like that.

I'm trying to hold out until November, but my mum is coming over next week so I might have to turn it on when she's here.

Hope Sophie will let you not wear her med tomorrow :)

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NJMATTICE 10/12/2010 7:03PM

    Sorry that Sophie is not cooperating properly. Silly dog! Hope your face feels better. (when my sinuses act up, I complain "my face hurts" and someone will always add, "yeah, it's killing me!". Old joke)
Hope that tomorrow is Sophie's behaving day and that you are on the mend.
Love,
Nancy

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Week 8, Day 2 Walking Plan + Sophie lost the meds battle today! :-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yes, Sophie took her meds today without escaping from a single drop. This time I put some of her favourite food in her bowl and bided my time until she was sat back on the sofa, licking her chops. Then I sat down beside her, gave her a stroke, gently pulled her head onto my lap, fiddled till I found a convenient gap in her jaw, whipped the syringe round and slowly dribbled it in to her mouth while holding her head against me so she couldn't struggle. :-) Sorry to disappoint those who were expecting a laugh. Stand by though - there's always tomorrow. I doubt this ruse will work for long. I will wear the medication again. LOL



Today I did:

CARDIO
25 minute walk
Waitrose circuit - also 25 minutes

STRENGTH TRAINING
Day 2 Bootcamp video - Lower Body

While on my way to Waitrose today I bumped into one of the Teaching Assistants at what was Tara's first primary school. I had been the Deputy Chair of the Governing Body at that school, and had helped prevent the school's closure, even though the Chair himself was determined to believe the worst of the Local Education Authority, and kept saying the school was closing for sure, even going as far as to claim - quite falsely - that the LEA had already got an offer for the site for housing development.

Sadly, as happens when a school in special measures is re-invented, it comes at the expense of people you care about, and a lot of staff left the school during the shake up.

The emotional upset got to Tara very badly, which was why I had to move her to another primary school. She unfortunately overheard a very angry member of staff say horrible things about me to another staff member, and was convinced because of what she overheard that I would be hurt by someone if I stayed on as a governor. The staff member was reprimanded, which didn't help my situation because the resentment just grew. The sad thing was that the reason she was angry was because she got the wrong impression about what I was trying to do, thanks to the Chairman's lies. It took the acting head and the deputy head to sort out the misunderstanding, by which time the school was safe, and I had left. I resigned from the governing body once I knew that the school was staying open, because it was making Tara ill to have me still there, and nothing could convince her that I wasn't in danger.

Anyway, it was great to catch up with this lady. I hadn't seen her to properly chat to for a while, and she and her sister both work at the school still. They are both such lovely smiley ladies, and a real asset to the school. They really love those kids. I will always be grateful that at least they were able to stick there through the mess and come out the other side as happy to be working there as ever.

On a completely unrelated note, next time I make this sausage casserole I'm munching on, I shall omit the sausages and put beans in instead. The sausages are way too many calories and too much fat for the amount of protein I get from them, and the beans will work well, I'm thinking. :-) Or I could halve the sausages and add beans too, and get the best of both worlds perhaps. Hmmm...

I hope everyone is having a good day. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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ZURDTA- 10/12/2010 2:53AM

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BOVEY63 10/11/2010 10:56PM

    Happy to hear that Sophie took her medicine so well and that you had a nice time catching up with an old colleague.
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CHEVY63 10/11/2010 8:42PM

    So glad Sophie took the medicine!

Dealing with people can be interesting some times. I've been in the situation with people misunderstanding me - it can be surprising to hear things that have gotten twisted around! I'm glad you were able to get things cleared up - and even more glad that you had the chance to catch up with these folks today.

Love your pictures, as always!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/11/2010 7:27PM

    Lex,

So glad you got to get Sophie's medication into her without wearing it, even if it is only today. You are just going to have to keep being creative to keep her guessing...lol

Great job on the strength training and cardio today!

I am so sorry to hear that Tara had overheard that woman's vicious tongue in action. Some people have no concept of how their words will affect all those who hear what they say ( intended or otherwise)! I can only imagine with Tara's heightened sensitivity how distraught she become. Great to hear you had an opportunity to chat and catch up with old friends!

Mmmmmmmm sounds wonderful. I agree though for the protein you get sausages are just too high in fat and calories. I would probably put 1/4 the sausage (more for flavour than anything else) and replace the rest with beans. Let us know how that works out for you!

Take Care,
((HUGS))
Rhonda

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LINDABENEDICT 10/11/2010 7:22PM

    Lexi ....way to go with Sophie ! And I'm glad you got to talk to the lady from the old school .
WOO HOO !!!!

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JHADZHIA 10/11/2010 5:50PM

    Glad you found a way to get the medicine into Sophie!
Its a shame what one's poison mouth will do to a person's life :((
Nice you got to catch up with a nicer person from your old school.
You are doing well, keep up the great work!

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CHRISTURTLE 10/11/2010 5:01PM

    Must have felt good to find out both sisters are still at the school, cos at least there are two caring people there for the kids. Hope you had a really long catch-up session, and both walked away feeling happier than before you met.

I'm so happy Sophie took her meds without a struggle. Now she's done it once, maybe she will realize there is nothing but a momentary yucky taste and its gone, with some favourite food to follow! Lets hope so anyway.

Re the sausages vs. beans, think I'd prefer the beans, but maybe if its lacking in a little 'meaty' flavour you could add some low fat mince, browned and rinsed to cut down the fat. Doesn't take away from the flavour, or even try just the mince without the beans... of course, it will then become a 'sausage casserole surprise', the surprise being there are no sausages, lol.

Sending (((happy, healthy, fun filled vibes))) to you all - hope they reach you intact, lol.

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NJMATTICE 10/11/2010 4:45PM

    Sounds like the day is going well! Enjoy.
Love,
Nancy

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CARLA-216 10/11/2010 4:06PM

    Good girl, Sophie!
Glad you got to see an old friend today, Lex.
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How to Give a Cat a Pill...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

...is one of the funniest things I ever read, especially as I had to a certain extent lived it. LOL All this talk about Sophie and your pets and giving meds to them reminded me of it, so I dug it out so you can all enjoy it too.

How to Give a Cat a Pill

1. Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from yard.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink one beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with rubber band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of Scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve the cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil-wrap.

13. Tie the cat's front paws to rear paws with twine and bind tightly to leg of dining room table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of steak. Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Consume remainder of Scotch. Get spouse to drive you to emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15. Arrange for Humane Society to collect the cat and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.


How to Give a Dog a Pill 1. Wrap it in bacon.


Sadly, no info on giving a dog liquid medication. LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SUZIEGREY 10/12/2010 2:03PM

    Oh how this reminds me of when I used to have cats. I always insisted on taking them back to the vets for the nurse to administer any tablets, as I never had any success.

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CARLA-216 10/11/2010 11:59AM

    I've seen this before, but when I see it again I always read it because it's just so darned funny! Thanks for the laugh!

xoxo,
Carla emoticon

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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/11/2010 10:16AM

    OMG...So true which makes it sooo funny!!
Thanks for the morning chuckle.

Rhonda

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JHADZHIA 10/11/2010 8:49AM

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They gave the alcohol to the wrong person -they needed to get the cat drunk!!

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ZURDTA- 10/11/2010 2:53AM

    Oh yes... emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 10/10/2010 8:52PM

    Hahahaha ....how true ! I too speak from experience on the cat and dog med front !

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BOVEY63 10/10/2010 8:51PM

    Love it!
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KNITTABLES 10/10/2010 6:51PM

    Thanks I needed to read that. emoticon

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WVREDNECKHOTTIE 10/10/2010 5:27PM

    The best way to give a cat a pill is to get a drinking straw.... put pill in end of drinking straw.... hold cats mouth open and blow into the back of the cats throat. It has no choice but to swallow it. However if said cat bites you I never told you any of this!

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GIANTMICROBE 10/10/2010 2:23PM

    I loved this so much, I can't even tell you. LOL

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