Thursday, May 26, 2005

Please keep Puggy in your thoughts

Puggy is struggling with some health problems and I have been researching those this week. I got to spend yesterday with her, half the day at the vet learning that in addition to mast cell cancer, she is suffering from a narrowing trachea and the resulting cough. Poor Puggy - on too many medications to count. Her appetite is good and her white blood cell count is excellent. These signs, along with her bossy attitude, indicate her life still has quality. So there is hope, at least, in managing her conditions, although the instability of her health is scary.

It breaks my heart knowing that each time I see my baby could be the last. Hopefully, she still has plenty of time left, but I'm not taking a second for granted.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Garden variety pug

Tyler makes sure all herbs are cared for properly by his mom.

He also supervises his dad's work in the yard.

Thanks for your help over the weekend, boy!

Friday, May 20, 2005

Foot for thought

Symptoms are pain of the inner ankle and top of foot, especially when standing, walking or even wiggling my toes. It is consistent throughout the day and does not seem to feel better as I "warm up" or anything. This is day 3 and has gradually worsened. According to research I have done, likely diagnoses are:

(A) Plantar Fasciitis
(B) Post-Tib Tendonitis
(C) Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
(D) None Of These

My guess is (B) followed closely by (C). I guess the diagnosis really does not matter, as long as the urgent care clinic prescribes me some high powered Ibuprofen and puts me on a splint. Three days of limping around is enough.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Back from vacation

Tyler returned from his second beach trip yesterday. He loves the beach - goes insane when his feet hit the sand. He does the butt-tuck run and then practically dives into the sand face first. Once when he got too hot, he dug a hole in the sand and plopped right in!!! Smart boy! Needless to say, he had to be brought inside after that. So cute, but not worth risking his health.