Skip to main content

Another Pupdate

Its obvious that my life clearly revolves around my puppies these days.  I'm OK with that.  In fact, I love it...I wouldn't trade it for anything.  So, for those that don't love hearing about my adorable bulldogs - sorry, I'm at it again!

Will and I went out of town Sunday night for a fabulous adventure to the BMW factory and driving school (more on that later).  So, we decided since it was just a night that we would board the puppies at the kennel, which is part of the vets office.  I was nervous of course and teared up dropping them off.  I had not been away from them since we got them...but I was a big girl and got over it.  Anyway, we made it back to pick the pups up on Monday evening before they closed and man were they happy to see us!  Those little butts just wiggled!

We were afraid the kennel would confuse them on their potty training - well, it did that plus some.  Monday evening they both had an accident in the house - Sarge found it fun to pee on the new bed I had bought them - how sweet.  The kennel was dry when they woke up Tuesday morning, but it went downhill from there.  I noticed Stella was squatting a lot when I took her out - I'm talking 7-8 times in just a few minutes.  She was straining a bit as well.  Then when I let them out at lunch, the kennel was soaked, they were soaked...what a mess!  So out we went and I noticed Stella was acting funny again when she was trying to use the bathroom.  She ended up rolling on her back for me to rub her belly and I noticed there was blood :(  So, a quick call to vet and they suggested I collect urine samples to bring in - haha!

So, I grab some plastic cups and stalked the pups in the yard...poor things weren't sure what I was doing.  I wasn't able to get much from Stella other then some drops of blood...Sarge gave me a nice sample like a good boy.  So, I loaded Stella up (since I didn't get enough from her) and took Sarge's sample to the vet.  Thankfully, Stella had an accident on the vets floor so they used that rather then having to extract it from her - ouch! 

Anyway, turns out Stella has a bladder/urinary track infection :(  So, she now has 3 medicines to take to help clear it up.  Poor girl, you can tell she doesn't feel good and its so sad to watch her trying to go to the bathroom.  She has no control too!  Will was holding her on Tuesday night and she peed on him!  I found it rather funny as he was gagging...its just some pee and he's cleaned it up off the floor...I guess its different when you are peed on!  However, she did get me too that evening and I had no gagging reflexes...guess us moms are tougher!

She's starting to feel better but still not able to make it in her kennel without an accident...so she and Sarge are sleeping separately until she is all better.

Sarge sleeping while sitting up - the morning after going to the kennel...one tired boy!

Stella sleeping on the way home from the vet...another tired pup!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SmartVest Review & CF Appointment

Well, here is the long awaited official review of my new SmartVest SQL.  I don't have any current or updated vests to compare this too, so my feed back is based upon what I like/dislike versus the old and out-dated vest.

Pros:
Weight - it is MUCH lighter than my ancient Hilrom Vest.  By all means, it isn't light but definitely a great improvement from my older model.  I can at least carry it myself!Comfort of vest - the fabric is much softer and less scratchy when wearing it.Technology - it has a digital screen, so I can set the time and know for sure how long I'm using it (the old one had a knob to turn).  Also, I can set different programs based on how long I want to use it, etc.  It's quieter!!  Will still doesn't enjoy watching TV with me while I vest, but I don't have to turn the TV to its max volume!  And, the dogs aren't scared of this one as much!There is only 1 hose...so I'm not tangled up :)And it comes with a rolling case (that looks like a re…

CF Updates

Greetings friends!

I had the pleasure of going to my quarterly CF appointment on Tuesday.  It was originally scheduled for 11/15 but being that my sinus funk is still lingering around, I wanted to move it up a bit.  (the original funk started here)

I finished my round of Cipro on 10/29.  And still had a head full of congestion, sore throat and ears. Bummer.  I thought I was starting to feel better for a split second, but it didn't last.  Thankfully, my lungs were still feeling good :)  We were at our cabin in WV that weekend and I skipped my vest and HTS, but thankfully didn't suffer.

So, I headed in to the doc on Tuesday.  My PFTs are holding stable so that makes me happy!  More on that in a minute.  During my exam, she could see there was still fluid in my ears along with my red throat.  Plus my face was super puffy and my eyes felt as if they were going to pop out of my head.

So, the plan of attack is this:

1) Take Levaquin 750mg for 14 days
2) Get back on my Claritin dail…

Feeling Good Guilt

Having Cystic Fibrosis is not something that consciously crosses my mind on a daily basis.  I take pills and do breathing treatments throughout my day, but I just do them out of habit.  I don't sit down to eat a meal and say, "oh, I have CF, I better take my enzymes".  Instead, I just subconsciously walk to the cabinet and pull out the bottle, or if I'm out to eat, I reach in my purse and grab them.  It's just like brushing my teeth before bed every night.

While I know I have a disease that is incurable.  I find myself just living life and doing the many things that I want to do.  While this seems well and good, it's also unfair.  There are other CFers fighting for their last breath, waiting for a second chance at life with a lung transplant, or being hooked up to an oxygen tank and dragging it with them wherever they go.

I often tell people that I am a bad example of CF.  When explaining CF to someone, I talk about the deterioration of the lungs, challenge…