I’m still here, even though I seem to have dropped out of the A to Z Challenge. I’m thinking about trying to finish it out, even if it’s unofficially, just to get back in. Good idea or waste of time?
Last week just got really crazy. First of all, the weather went insane; one day we were wearing shorts and sunscreen and the next day we were wearing coats and gloves. I don’t think my squash and zucchini plants survived the cold. I planted them way too early I suppose. My flowers seem to have made it. They were still in pots, so we were able to move them on to the screened in porch and cover them up with old towels. I’m hoping the weather will stay warm enough for me to plant them this weekend.
I totally blame the weather, but I also got knocked on my butt with some sort of cold/sinus/allergy thing. It pretty much felt like a herd of angry cats took up residence in my throat and then tried to claw their way out. Not fun. I just had no energy and felt terrible. I’ve been going to bed early and drinking lots of tea, water, and orange juice, and have finally started to feel a little better. Early bed time and chicken noodle soup are still on tonight’s agenda, however. Aren’t I exciting?
We also had three sick fur kids last week. Frankie started vomiting excessively and had to go to the vet. Lots of expensive tests later, it was determined that he seems to have acid reflux. He’s currently on Pepcid, and seems to be feeling much better. The first few doses went fairly well, but now he seems to think he’s had enough. He bit the HELL out of me last night when I gave him his pill!!! I think it’s going to be Nick’s turn today.
Emma went back to the specialist on Friday, and they repeated several tests. We’re still waiting on the results of one more test, but they’re leaning toward a behavioral issue. I’m still deciding if I think that’s accurate or not, and we’re currently researching a few different things to try for her. We will also talk to her regular vet before beginning any new medications; he’s a really good vet and has more of a history with her than the specialist.
We were hit in the parking lot as we were leaving. All three of us are fine, and the car is fine. The woman who backed into us just seemed like a total idiot, and tried to pet Emma without asking first (which is a very sore subject with me). Between feeling terrible and being worried about Emma, let’s just say that I definitely was not at my most charming. At least everyone was fine.
Duke has developed the very bad habit of eating anything he can possibly scavenge when we go out for walks. I promise we’re not starving him, in fact the vet wasn’t terribly pleased with the amount of weight he has gained since we’ve had him. But he still scavenges for anything even remotely edible when we walk him. Unsurprisingly, this causes him severe gastrointestinal problems sometimes. He needed to go out about every hour and a half Saturday night. Nick and I took turns taking him out, but I’m a light sleeper and it takes Nick a while to go back to sleep, so neither of us got much sleep Saturday night. Duke has some medicine now, and seems to be feeling much better. I just hope he stops his scavenging.
We rented The Book Thief from Redbox and watched it over the weekend. It was excellent! I loved the book, and thought they did a really good job with the movie. It has been a while, so I want to re-read the book now, but from what I remember, it seemed like the movie stayed pretty true to the book. Have you read the book or watched the movie? What did you think?
I’m looking forward to catching up on all of your posts that I missed last week, and hope everyone in blogger land is doing well.