Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Initially I had to put the applesauce on the spoon for him, but then he figured it out himself.
When there was not enough applesauce left to get on his spoon, he just resorted to his manly instincts! It had been a while since I'd gotten a pic of Warren and I together, and I had Roy try today, but this is the best we got. Oh well, I can't expect an 11 1/2 month old to want to sit still and pose for a pic.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
We take her back to Austin this week for a physical therapy session, and then again on the 29th to get her stitches out.
(Yes, Mom, she's on the blanket you made for Warren. The two quilts you made him are the only blankets we have that aren't furry/fuzzy, and they fit in the kennel w/o bulging up, which helps her to stay flat and move steadily. Hope you don't mind too much. )
Friday, March 12, 2010
Yesterday around noon we noticed she was moping and all of a sudden not walking well. Then she started shivering and whimpering. Roy took her to our vet who thought it was a bulging disc and gave her three different medications. By late last night, Cleo couldn't even walk, so first thing this morning Roy took her back to the vet who said one of her discs had ruptured and we had to get her to Austin to a specialist for surgery immediately to prevent damage to the spinal cord.
Through many tears, we got ourselves together quickly and got to Austin by just after 10am. The surgeon examined Cleo and felt he could reverse the problem and prevent future ruptures by surgery. We left his office at 11am, and after 2hrs of surgery, the doctor called us and said our sweet Cleo did perfectly, there were no complications, and she was recovering nicely.
He said several of her lower discs were already calcified, so they would have likely ruptured in the future. He performed a preventative procedure where he drains the fluid in the disc so future ruptures won't happen - she only has a 1% chance of ever rupturing a disc again. She's only four, which means she has many great years ahead of her.
Right now, Cleo is with the surgeon at his home (he is keeping her by his bed tonight; talk about service!), and tomorrow night we will go back to Austin to bring her home. She is on pain meds and antibiotics, and she will have to stay mostly in her crate for three weeks, but afterward, she should be just fine.
We had hoped this day would never come, but it has, and we have faced it with tears.
Since Warren turns one on the 31st, I decided to have a birthday party for him while in Ponca, so all our family could be there. He was adorable picking at his cake made by Grammie.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
1) Waving hello and goodbye (usually with both hands and a great big smile)
2) Crawling (all over the place and super fast)
3) Pulling up
4) Eating table food
5) Starting on whole milk
6) Sitting in a big boy car seat
7) Talking (he says/has said ball, momma, dadda, cleo, uh-oh)
8) Giving signs - sign language, that is. (He knows most all the signs we've taught him, but he gets rather upset when we ask him to use them!)
10) Crying when we leave him