Monday, February 25, 2013

Surgery for Jessie Lee

All week I have been fighting headaches.  I tend to get migraines when a strong weather front comes through.  Well, this week we have had one front come through - then reverse and come back through again.  So, it's been headache, no headache, headache, no headache.  And today - another good ole front is on the way - so, again today, headache.
For the most part I can function - but it sure isn't pleasant.  I just wish I didn't have to worry about them.
I've spent the day cleaning house and doing laundry.  Have I told you how much I HATE tile floors - I sweep the floors every day and you should have seen the amount of dirt I swept up today!  I just can not keep these floors clean - it is so frustrating!  I really think that living on the golf course does not help with the situation.  Between sweeping everyday and dusting every other day - well, I'm just over it.  I will be so glad to get back in a house that has carpet!

Speaking of carpet - we have three more weeks until closing!  Yahoo!  To say that we are really getting excited would be a major understatement.  We have had a few issues that last couple of weeks, but we think that we have them straightened out and everything is back on track.  What does this have to do with carpet, you might ask?  Well, the new house has carpet throughout except the family room, kitchen, and bathrooms.  Yahoo!  We are making all kinds of tentative plans on what we want to do with the house - furniture, paint, construction (yes, a little of that - but all of it outside - and will have to be done in stages).  It is exciting and I'm looking forward to working on it all!

Now, about the surgery for Jessie Lee.
As most of you know, Jessie had some growths that were getting larger and larger.  At our vet appointment last week it was determined that they needed to be removed.

Now, I'm going to show you a picture of the growth on her foot - and I will warn you now - it is gross.  So, if you don't want to see gross, just scroll on down past this next picture.

Photo: Okay this is gross but this is why Jessie has to have surgery tomorrow

You really can't tell how large this thing was, but it probably stuck up a good 1/2 inch.  Poor baby, it was really bothering her.  Friday morning Dan took her up to the Vet's office in Sebring around 10 so they could do her pre-surgery blood work and start her pain medication.  Surgery was scheduled at 12 noon. We called and checked on her at 4:00 and they said the surgery went well and she was ready to go home.

Melissa was here to pick the baby up when we called so we were able to leave right away and head to Sebring to get her.  Poor baby was shaking like a leaf when they brought her out to us (did I tell you that she has only been left without us or Samantha once in her life - and that was when she was "fixed")?

The vet said to keep her "quiet" for the next 3 to 5 days.  Well, let me tell you something, this little baby girl is already going strong.  Jumping off things - even though we are trying not to let her - and running and playing with Samantha and Dan.  She is still on pain meds (once a day) and an antibiotic, but it doesn't seem to slow her down any.

So what does her foot look like?
Well, you won't have to scroll past this picture

Looks pretty good doesn't it?

She also had two growths taken off her chest - but I don't have pictures of those - the incisions are a little swollen right now, but they are looking good too.

Also, by the way, we also had her teeth cleaned and boy is her breath better!

Well, that has been our week - hope you had a productive week and I'll talk to you later.

Hugs -


Sunday, February 17, 2013


I know I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks.

It has just been really quiet around here.

Our days are filled with keeping little miss -

 I must say, she is keeping us hopping!

She is crawling everywhere now, so we keep our bedroom door shut and the door to the guest bathroom.  We have also put up a baby gate so she can't get to the dog food (or water dish).  We put the gate up high enough that the pups can go under it, but low enough that she can't.  Guess that is an advantage of having small dogs - huh?


Lorelai and Samantha

I wish I knew how to download a video from my Facebook page - I have a couple of cute ones of little miss - crawling around the house and her newest accomplishment
pulling up!

Yep, she is pulling up on everything now.  She is up in her crib (thank goodness we had already lowered her mattress) and pulls up on your pants legs - just about everything.

She is not napping much anymore - I'm lucky if I can get her down for one a day.  She just doesn't want to miss anything - so she fights going to sleep.   IF you can get her asleep and try to put her in her crib - she wakes right up.  I actually held her for an hour one day just so she would sleep, but by the end of the week I was able to get her in her crib for a hour and a half nap.

It is so much fun to see all the developmental milestones she is going through.  I don't remember all these things with my girls - maybe because I worked or maybe I was just so "busy" with stuff that I didn't pay attention.  Anyway, we enjoy watching her.

Photo: Showing off my new hat Agee my first trip inside Ron Johns!

Last weekend her parents took her to the beach for the first time - don't you love the swagger in that look?

Here she is with her daddy looking out at the ocean for the first time.

Having fun with her daddy.

And playing in the sand.
(Mom's knee is in the way - LOL)

If I could download video's I'd show you her playing in the sand, but alas, you'll just have to take my word for it.  
I can see a sandbox in our future.

Okay, I'll change subjects now since I'm sure you are tired of seeing pictures of our little miss.

Monday, after Little Miss went home, I fixed dinner and we ate in.
That was the last time until Friday.

Tuesday the pups had an appointment at the vets, so Melissa picked the baby up early and we headed into Sebring to a new vet.  We decided that since we are going to be here for the foreseeable future we needed a local vet.
We also knew that Jessie needed to see a vet.  She has a few growths that needed to be looked at - two on her chest and one on her paw.  Now, she has had these growths for about a year and a half, but they are getting much larger.  The one on her paw was looking really bad - it is huge and is bothering her quite a bit, with her licking it all the time and it is quite raw looking.  Anyway, the vet determined that they (all three) need to be removed - so next Friday she will go in for surgery.  They will remove all three growths and clean her teeth while she is sedated.  I worry about her, but I also know that it is something that needs to be done.

Dan will take her in Friday morning - they will do the surgery at lunch time and we will pick her up between 4 and 5.  I am hopeful that all will go well.

Since we got back home sorta late we went to the local Mexican restaurant.  We have been going every Thursday night and meeting some friends there - but because Thursday was Valentine's Day (and we had plans for a dinner at home) we decided to go on Tuesday by ourselves.

Wednesday Melissa picked the baby up early (3'ish) so we decided to go into Sebring and try Cody's BOGO Fajitas. If you don't get there really early you can't get in - however, I told Dan when we left at 4:45 that we had officially turned into "old" people. ( BTW, they were okay, but I'd stick with the steak bites).

 We had planned on a nice quiet evening at home for Valentine's Day.  
We had bought a couple of steaks and planned on grilling them and having  baked potatoes and a nice salad.

Well, mother nature threw us a curve ball.
It rained almost all day  (the first time in months, so we really needed the rain - no real complaint) -  so, no grilling out for us.
Instead we met our friends at that local Mexican restaurant for dinner.

We had a great time.

A seven piece Mariachi band was there and went around to all the tables.

I couldn't get a good picture of all the band because I only had my phone camera - but the picture above shows a few members at our table.
There were two guys on the violins, a couple on the trumpets, and three guys on the guitars (different types).  They all sang at different times. 

We were all very surprised at how good they were.  (They got an excellent tip at our table - Dick gave them a $20 and Dan a $10.)
It was a fun night and we had a nice Valentine's Day dinner with good friends.

Now, if anyone is keeping track - Dan ate at a Mexican restaurant three times this week - but before you get all excited - he didn't eat Mexican food all three times.  The two times that we were at the local place he had a hamburger and fries - I ate Mexican all three nights though! Yummy!

Friday, we were finally able to fix the steak and have our quiet dinner at home.

I cooked last night too, just in case your curious.

With football season over we have really cut down on the TV watching - GMA in the morning - two episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for Little Miss -  then the TV is turned off until the evening news.  It was back off by 7 (since NCIS wasn't on this week). A couple of days I did turn the TV to the all music channels - 60's revolution.  It was nice to hear some of "my" music for a change.

Since we haven't been watching TV I have read three books in a week.  I don't have anything on my Kindle that I haven't already read - so looks like I might be surfing Amazon today.

I haven't even been on the computer much this week - checked emails and checked in on Facebook a couple of times a day - and that's it.  Haven't read any of the blogs I follow - maybe that is something I can do today too (while doing laundry).  Oh, the choices, the choices!

Well, this has become a very long post.  

I will try and do better about posting in the future.

Hope you guys have a great week ahead - and wonderful weather.  (It is currently 42 here - the coldest it has been in months - the weathermen are calling for a freeze north of us, but I don't think it will make it down here.  Might be in the mid to high 30's tonight - but back in the 70's by Tuesday).

Take care and will talk to you soon.

Hugs -


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