Friday, April 15, 2011
4.2.11 - Happy Birthday Dad! We celebrated by taking Olivia to the doctor, she did great with her shots and things just went downhill from there. The party was nice and it was great to see everyone. It was actually nice enough to sit outside on the patio for a while. Olivia was sleep deprived and didn't do well from the shots that she was a bit difficult. Sorry for all the crying Dad.
3.28.11 - Olivia is 2 months old today. We went for another check up and she's doing great! She's 23" long and weighed in at 10lbs 13.7oz. Her height, weight and head measurements are starting to get more in line together. She's still not as big as Lily was at birth. :) She's starting to coo and smile a lot now. She always smiles when Lily talks to her, it so sweet to see.
Lily loves being a big sister. She's doing well with Olivia, the biggest issue we have is keeping her away from Olivia when she's sleeping. Lily always wants to kiss her, and doesn't care if she's sleeping or not. It's so sweet! I just hope it stays this way. Olivia is doing great, she's a pretty good sleeper at night time, but still not a great napper (like Lily was).
We made our yearly trip to Tommy Nevin's to celebrate St. Patrick's day. The music, dancing, food, and family were great...as always! Olivia and I headed out a little earlier to get her home during our little "window" of good time. Olivia really doesn't like the car very much.
12.28.00 - 3.9.11
Bean has had liver disease since she was 2, and has done well with all of her meds. Last week, things were different, her eye would "float" or get stuck in one direction. We went to the vet and they told us she had a fungal infection as was the spot on her back, gave us some meds for that and some drops for her eye. Her eye got better and patch on the back was healing. This week, she seemed off but in a different way. She wasn't eating, or active and she had stopped drinking copious amounts of water, and had started to limp, we called the vet again. Wednesday night we noticed her breathing seemed labored. We joked that the poor girl was falling apart. Michael sat in the office for 3 hours and they told us that she more than likely had cushing's disease and the leg issue was neurological. The chest x-ray showed that she either had in inflamed heart or that there was a mass there, they were sending them to a cardiologist, and then an oncologist...they both concluded that they thought it was cancer, we could do more blood work to find out for sure. Michael said we would talk about it...in the mean time she wasn't eating, or walking. Michael had to carry her outside. We called to ask the vet a few more questions before giving an answer on what to do next and Bean had an accident where she was lying down. I went to move her to clean it up and she couldn't stand. We decided that we would need to put her down. The vet said to come in. This poor pup had fought the liver disease for 8 years, and that wasn't what was making her sick, her body was shutting down on her. We're only 5 minutes from the vet, and as we pulled in Michael said he thought she was having a seizure. We walk in the room, and was gone...she had made the decision for us. She lived a fun full life and will be greatly missed.
RIP Bean we love you!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
2.6.11 - Happy 2nd Birthday Lily! Lily started her morning with her favorite breakfast of pancakes and a little present before company arrived to wish her a happy birthday! Michael's family came over to help us celebrate, my parents were unable to make it, due to weather and distance. :( Lily LOVED her dollhouse that her Grandpa Janzen made her. I don't know why the rest of us bothered. She's had a very busy week...a Birthday party, a new sister and now her Birthday.