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Fur Babies

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Both fur babies are holding their own today.

Wheeler is flicking her face a little like her teeth hurt but she is eating fairly well, though less than usual. She is a bundle of energy though. Tough little booger.

Poor little Squeaker is improving a little too. She even got in the wheel today. She came to the door to eat this morning and she ate some this afternoon. Her appetite is not good, only about half of what it normally is, but she is trying. She likes the food we spiked with ground up raisins. And the almond water. The drooling is improving and she is able to sleep some. She still staggers and falls over but she is getting a little stronger. Her belly is bald where she has pulled her hair out. Her hair is matted. She's a sight!! You would not recognize her from the picture on my sparkpage.

Wheeler, Squeaker, and Bun (their mom) have all slept in their "Crystal Palace" (bath house) together today which they haven't been able to do in a long time due to Squeaker's drooling so things are better.

I'm still worn out. LOL.

  
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JUNEBUG1944 8/26/2009 5:18PM

    Oh, I hope they get well quickly! It is so hard when your pets are ailing because it's so hard to know exactly what hurts and how to help. Good Luck! I'm thinking of you!

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MOM2BRITTANY 8/26/2009 10:07AM

    Yeah! Gald to hear things are improving!

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MARIADALE 8/26/2009 8:56AM

    You sure are a great mom to those fur babies. I assume they are the family pets?

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/25/2009 10:53PM

    Good to hear things are getting better for your fur kids!

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SPARKNMOM 8/25/2009 9:32PM

    Glad they are on the mend!

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LLTS01 8/25/2009 6:33PM

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CHERYLANDERICA 8/25/2009 6:09PM

    I am glad to hear they are doing better. Now, you just have to get some rest!!

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SUSMAX 8/25/2009 6:00PM

    I'm glad things are improving!

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LADYIRIS313 8/25/2009 5:54PM

    That's great news that your 'kids' arej feeling better. I hope you and the wee ones will all get some rest.



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Update on the Fur Babies

Monday, August 24, 2009

I got up early today and fixed breakfast and sped through my indoor and outdoor chores before I syringe fed Wheeler and Squeaker. I then got my son up and we both got ready to head for St. Louis. We were out of here by 9. We stopped at Petsmart on the way and quickly got some special chinchilla food and then headed to the bridge over the Mississippi River.

Something you may not know about me - I have severe fear of heights and bridges which I have had to learn to cope with. We are talking about an intense phobia here. I grew up having nightmares about bridges. I'll have to tell you about that sometime. It's kind of interesting. At any rate through my own form of therapy I have gotten better at getting past my fears but today as I approached the bridge I had to talk myself out of panicking. I'm not sure why. I told myself that I have done this many times now and today is no different. My palms started to sweat and I felt light headed and shaky. But I talked myself down. By the time I reached the bridge I was okay.

We made it on time by 11:30 but there was no time for lunch.

Wheeler was extremely angry at finding herself back ay the vets. Her face said it all. She bit me. LOL. She needed her incisors trimmed so he did that. She tolerated it better than usual.

Squeaker had to have surgery and it was very lengthy.

We finally got out of there by 2 P.M. and had to eat in the drive through at 2:30 as it was too hot to leave the babies in the car and my son had to be home in order to leave to teach a Taekwondo class by 4:30.

As soon as we got home we syringe fed both girls and they ate very well which is a good sign.

I'm pretty tired. Tomorrow I will be doing private duty for both of them. LOL.

  
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SPIRITSEEKER2 8/26/2009 11:21PM

   

playing catch up here- I have not been reading blogs, but all of you are so great about comments on mine - thought I should be more supportive back and read yours..
I hope the babies will be ok.
I also am afraid of heights and bridges- I am better on big bridges where you can not see down.. I almost got stuck on stairs going up to my sons friends apt- because they had the stairs where you can see through them.. but I mad it holding on to the wall..

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LADYIRIS313 8/25/2009 5:52PM

    Ooh what a day you had. I hope things are better now. emoticon

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LLTS01 8/25/2009 12:49PM

    Phew- What a hectic day!

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SKINNIKKI 8/25/2009 10:06AM

    Hope babies are doing well. I thought I was the only one with the bridge thing!

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MARIADALE 8/25/2009 8:08AM

    You had quite a day... I can really identify with your phobia...i have a few of my own.... great job getting yourself over that bridge.

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 8/24/2009 11:12PM

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Downer of a Day

Sunday, August 23, 2009

One of my chinchillas, Squeaker, is really sick. She has been drooling a lot and in pain. This morning when we tried to feed her she was bleeding from her mouth. Tomorrow I have to drive 100+ miles one way as she is having emergency surgery. Today was her birthday and her brother's. We spent the day taking care of her. She is hanging in there. She appreciates our efforts to comfort her.

  
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BUGLET- 8/27/2009 12:05AM

    I can't stand for my babies to get sick. I lost baby Tasha 2 summers ago and my heart still aches for her. She was a 4 lb Pom and she had a compromised immune system. God bless your babies..

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MOM2BRITTANY 8/25/2009 9:13AM

    Oh I hope things work out for you...I'm sorry you are going through this right now.

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KALISWALKER 8/24/2009 10:42PM

    Please let us know how she is doing. I hope she feels better soon.

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LLTS01 8/24/2009 10:34PM

    emoticon Hope all went well today.

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SPARKNMOM 8/24/2009 9:23PM

    Hugs to you...

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FTLSWEETIE 8/24/2009 9:54AM

    Awwww....I hope Squeaker feels better soon. It can be so hard for us animal Moms when our babies are not feeling well. Keep up your spirits. I'm sending well wishes your way:-)

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MARIADALE 8/24/2009 9:20AM

    you are a great chinchilla mom! hope your little one recovers well.

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CANDICANE32 8/24/2009 9:12AM

    sorry to hear about your chinchilla. i hope she gets well soon.

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Woe Is Me!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I had a busy day today and didn't eat on plan except at breakfast and my snacks.

I have paid in full for my cheating as I have had GI distress and IBS symptoms. Symptoms that have been silent since I went lower carb.

Live and Learn. LOL.

On the positive side. The pipes are TOTALLY cleaned out. ROFLMBO!!

Sorry. Too much information. But you can learn from my mistake. If you are prone to IBS problems, low carb really does help.

  
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JUNEBUG1944 8/23/2009 6:22PM

    Woe is you is right! Sorry you had problems. Been there, done that! Here's to a better day!

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REBECKY44 8/23/2009 2:30PM

    Yes, yes, yes! Low carb is the answer to being IBS free! It's a hard lesson to learn and you MUST be close to a facility!

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MARIADALE 8/23/2009 12:26PM

    I have been much better since eliminating wheat from my diet... low carb cures many woes.

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SMILES4383 8/23/2009 11:47AM

    I just read this thread on my whole foods team....thought you might like it.

http://www.sparkpeople.c
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SMILES4383 8/23/2009 11:32AM

    Are you gluten sensitive?
That could be the problem if you increased your wheat/rye/oats/barley intake...they all contain gluten.

Gluten sensitivity causes IBS symptoms because the gut is trying to eliminate the irritation as quickly as possible. It's called Celiac Sprue.

Just a thought....hope you're feeling better today!

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WISEWIFE 8/23/2009 11:12AM

    Hope you feel better soon! The longer I eat low carb, the more conditions I find it helps!
Hugs,
WW

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MOM2BRITTANY 8/23/2009 9:45AM

    "Live and learn"...that just about sums it up! Hope you are having a great day!

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REYNJANET 8/23/2009 9:21AM

    I have problems too when I get off track! And I'm having problems getting back to tracking. Just taking one day at a time!

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DREAMWEAVER1637 8/23/2009 8:40AM

    Today I'm sure will be better for you. I'll tell you the same thing you tell me, jump back on track today. Have a great Sunday.

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DOTSLADY 8/23/2009 1:31AM

    Ya know what "I'm" gonna say, don't you? You taunt me with these posts ...
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-SHAWN- 8/23/2009 12:16AM

    my pipes are too clean, so odd on low carb

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SPARKNMOM 8/22/2009 10:37PM

    Just one of the many perks to low carb :) I didn't do so well today, but lots of familial stress - sick kids...so worrying about my diet wasn't top priority today.

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LLTS01 8/22/2009 10:37PM

    Sorry- hope you feel better by tomorrow.

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Nice Day

Friday, August 21, 2009

Today the weather was perfect!! The sun was out, it was warm, there was no humidity, and a gentle breeze was blowing.

I went for a lengthy walk alone in the early morning before breakfast and then a longer one later with my hubby. I always look for turtles when I walk and saw one this morning. My husband saw our favorite turtle before he went to to work.

My son went to a summer in the park event tonight. His taekwondo and Gumdo group were part of the entertainment. They were showing a children's movie, "Kung Fu Panda" and the martial arts groups were the "pre-game show". Sort of a theme. LOL. A little girl came up to my son after the demonstrations and asked him about his swords. Future martial artist. LOL.

Tomorrow my son graduates to Red First in Taekwondo!! The Master is announcing that he has chosen him to be his assistant. The Grasshopper is born. LOL.

  
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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 8/22/2009 4:48PM

    Way to go to your son. Try to capture pics of the turtles?

...Pam

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LLTS01 8/22/2009 10:57AM

    No humidity you say? I have forgotten what that even feels like. I'm glad you are feeling better, not that it was slowing you down or anything.

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BUGLET- 8/22/2009 10:33AM

    Your son does well. I hope you all are feeling better now.
We had desert tortoises two, then there were 4 more. At this house we had no place for them so I gave them to a fellow worker who had lots of turtles. I would love to be out in nature like you are. Good for you.

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MARIADALE 8/22/2009 9:49AM

    I love the note of pride in your voice when you write about your son.... he is a fortunate young man. Self love and self respect are born from a parent's unconditional love, acceptance and pride. you must be raising an exceptionally self confident young man.

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JAY_DEE 8/22/2009 9:24AM

    Congrats to the Grasshopper!!!

Isn't this the son who lost a lot of weight? If so (and even if it isn't him) his accomplisments are AWESOME!

Glad you guys are feeling better....finally..

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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/22/2009 12:51AM

    Glad you're feeling better.

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JIBBIE49 8/22/2009 12:18AM

    Glad you are having nice weather and no tornadoes in the area. Keep your son in Karate and encourage him. It pays off.

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WISEWIFE 8/22/2009 12:18AM

    Way to go Grasshopper! My middle daughter was the first female black belt of her dojo,(spelling?) and the youngest in the state. Son is also a black belt, but I don't think he has kept it up.
Hugs,
WW

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GEMINI062069 8/21/2009 11:54PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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-SHAWN- 8/21/2009 11:45PM

    May the force be with grasshopper...

Hey two movie themes in one!

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REBECKY44 8/21/2009 11:04PM

    What a nice day! I used to have two turtles... named them 'Captain and Tennile'. Every year they buried themselves during the winter, and one spring they came up on the other side of the fence. Good-bye Captain & Tennile! They were fun.

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SPARKNMOM 8/21/2009 10:58PM

    Wow...that's great!!! Congrats :)

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