Skip to main content

Pupdate, Sugar Cravings & Great Strides

Been a bit since I've shared about my adorably perfect bulldogs.  Stella had a "spell" back in January and her liver enzymes were elevated.  We went back for a 6 week check up and I'm happy to report that all is well :)  She had to have eaten something that she wasn't supposed to which made her sick.  The only issue we have now is the shedding...its never ending.  Everywhere I look, I see hair!  You would think they are bald, but nope, still full of hair....which is going to keep shedding :(  Good thing they are cute!!

Stella with her ball!

Sarge hiding under the kitchen chair :)
As for the humans in my household - we are doing well.  I not only gave up Sour Patch Kids for Lent, but all candy!  What was I thinking?!?!  I have had some major sugar cravings and withdrawals.  Its terrible!  I didn't realize how much I snacked on candy untilI can't have it...although I'm fighting my urge to cheat, I'm holding steady.

The weekend before last I was a bit under the weather.  It only lasted about 48 hours, but I felt like I was hit by a bus.  I was stuffy, coughy, achey, and all that stuff...but, all is well now.  I still have a little bit of a phlegmy-sounding cough, but feel fine.  Its not interfering with working out or anything, so I'm just dealing with it.

Great Strides Augusta is 6 weeks away so I'm busy fundraising!  We have $1,800 raised so far - which I'm pretty excited about!!   


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…

CFF Blog Post

I was honored when the CF Foundation approached me to write a blog about our decision to not have children.  As a reader, you know how much we love our dogs and feel fully blessed by having them.  So, why not share it with the whole CF community?!!

Check out the blog post here.


I was shocked to see how many responses appeared on the FB.  We had likes, loves, wows and sad faces...thankfully not mad faces.

I enjoyed reading the comments...of course most everyone was very supportive and shared their decisions on having or not having kids.  But in typical social media fashion, people take things to the extreme or can't keep rude thoughts to themselves.  So, I wanted to take a minute to give some feedback.


1) I'm 99% sure we would have came to this decision even if I didn't have CF.  Every couple makes a decision whether or not to expand their family.

2) We aren't irresponsible in our delay of having Will tested for the genes...its called birth control people.  And EVERYONE…