Monday, October 11, 2010

Brianna's wrist

Two of my babies (one furry and one non-furry) had paw issues within the last couple of weeks. This past Friday, Brianna went in to get a ganglion cyst removed. The pediatrician had seen it before and we were waiting to see if it would get smaller or go away. No such luck. We were told (jokingly, not as a recommendation) that people used to smash them with bibles. Not having one of those, Rodrigo and I considered smashing it with the Deathly Hallows. Briefly, and not seriously, mind you. Then, of course, we heard another old wives tale: placing copper on the wrist and wrapping it up. She never felt any pain on it. She did her normal activities including cheerleading without constraints. But, it had been a while and it was time to have it removed.
Here's now big the cyst was. . .

It was a full-on surgery, but she's a whole lot better now. I take that back, she can't text because her arm is in a splint, so the world is ending.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

then and now

I missed my blog. I really did. There were many, many times when I'd start "writing" a post in my mind but never actually do it. I also started lots of drafts and changed my template a couple of times without actually posting anything. I can't stress enough how much I think FB status updates contributed to my bloggy neglect. I wanted to share this, though. A lot of my FB friends and just overall friends I talk about are bloggy friends I've actually never met. We've been reading about each other for years and together have gone through weddings, deaths, moving away, having babies, careers . . just life. You guys know who you are. It's incredible to see my bloggy friends that have had babies and those babies are now kids.
I started my blog at the end of 2003 when my own kiddies looked like this. . .

Here's how they look now. . .

Ugh, I'm old. I have a daughter in middle school and a son in 2nd grade. Oddly, my maturity level hasn't changed.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

What?!?! A Post?

Yeah, it's me. Although most everyone that comes on here has kept up with me, I thought I'd pop in and give this another try. My blog was killed off by the 420 character status update. I've been asked if and when I was returning to blogging, asked about the kids and how they're doing, asked about how my hair is now, but believe it or not, being asked about Badger is what brought me back.
He's doing much better, thank you. So, here's the story . . . he goes outside every morning and every evening to "do this business" and run around for a while. Last week, he came back in and was licking his paw and sort of limping. It didn't seem like a big deal because he got over it quickly. The next day, he was still licking so we went and got him some first aid stuff at the pet store assuming it was a little cut. He treated him and bandaged it up. The next morning we noticed blood on the bandage, so off to the vet we went.
So, you know how dogs have an extra little paw pad going up their leg? Badger nearly tore his off. (wince here) It seems like he got caught on something and pulled away. We don't know on what seeing as to how we hardly have anything in the yard, but he found a way. Anyway, he needed stitches and apart from having to wear a cone, he's a lot better.

Badger after getting home . . bandaged paw and still a bit sedated.

Badger's better now, but has to wear the cone of shame until the 16th.

So that's the news on my furry baby. Maybe soon I'll post about my human babies and what's been going on with us.