Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A New Addition To The Family

Unable to keep our lives simple, we have added another member to our family by the name of "Inky". Inky is a young cat of undetermined age or lineage. He was a stray that our daycare provider fed and then couldn't get rid of. She got rid of him by giving him to us. We may have actually lucked out however. So far this cat is unbelievable. He follows the kids around the house instead of running and hiding from them. He has used the litter box without mistake since we first brought him into the house (yesterday). He travels well in the car and went with us to Nana's house tonight for dinner and got along just fine with her dogs. This cat seems too good to be true so far and the kids absolutely love him.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another Monthly Visit Come and Gone

Katie had to go back to Fletcher Allen for her monthly checkup and dose of Vincristine Thursday. Things went pretty well. Her appointment wasn't until noon, so we had plenty of time to get there and no reason to rush. It wasn't a hungry day for her so we could stop and get some snacks on the way into Burlington which always makes her happy. She stayed happy even as we walked into the clinic. She even lead the way to the infusion bay, running in front of me, laughing and squealing, telling everyone who would listen that I was chasing her with the stroller. She ran right into the infusion bay and that's when her enthusiasm ran out. She suddenly didn't want to be there and didn't want anyone accessing her port. But everything went so smoothly that she was still complaining about not wanting anyone to touch her port when the medication was already in and her port was already deaccessed.  It was a nice, quick treatment. After that, we picked up Grandma Kathy and headed over to the Olive Garden for lunch. Trips that go as smoothly as this one just did go a long way toward making the next trip seem not quite so bad. Granted, the Vincristine did end up making her vomit later that night, but that was to be expected. She had a pretty decent day today and is sleeping peacefully right now.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

She Has Hair

Take a look at this little bit of hair that has started to grow in. Katie has been bald for so long that it is going to seem weird to see her with hair again. For that matter, I have started to let my own hair grow back now that Katie is growing hers and I think I look weird with hair again!
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Week's End

Another week has come and gone and the weekend is here at last. Katie's illness is gone now except for some sniffles and a cough when she first wakes up. Amy is also feeling a little better each day but she hasn't quite recovered yet. Josh and I managed to avoid the illness all together.

We had dinner with Robin and Jerry last night and while we were there, Josh and I took the horses out for walk. It has been so long since we gave them any attention, we felt that we were better off walking them on lead ropes rather than trying to ride them. It was a nice night for a walk anyway. The horses enjoyed it so much that we got a phone call first thing this morning informing us that our horses had decided to take another walk all by themselves. So we spent most of the day back at Robin and Jerry's--repairing the fence, trimming bushes back from the fence line, and getting some other things ready for the horses once cold weather sets in. It was a nice morning, but now its time to sit down and get some school work done.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Better Then Worse

Katie was feeling good yesterday. Amy was feeling a bit better yesterday morning too. But by yesterday afternoon, Amy was feeling worse than she had the day before and Katie was coughing more again. By this morning, Katie was pretty cranky and upset because her throat hurt but that was pretty much her only complaint and Amy was still functioning enough to go to school. Josh and I are still feeling fine.