Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rosie injured her back while playing with the kids on July 7th.  Whe stayed at a friend's house for 3 weeks, then we brought her home.  When she came home, she was able to stand for about 30 seconds if we propped her up.  She would occaisionally move her legs and her tail.

Now, she can stand about 1 min.  We still have to prop her up and we are supposed to do it several times a day.

I did some research and found out that water therapy is very helpful for parylized dogs.  So we borrowed a horse feeding trough and have attempted therapy with her.  What we do is fill the container up just so that Rosie's back legs are extended, she is standing on her front legs,and her back is floating at a level position.  Then we entice her with treats to make her walk from one end of the container to the other, over and over.

The first day we did therapy, she shook her hind quarters for the first time.  She was shaking herself dry and I had only seen her shake the front part of her body before.  That was an encouraging sign.

We do have some concerns about Rosie.  One is that she has developed sores in several places from when she drags herself.  I put triple antibiotic cream on them, but they continually stay raw.  And I don't know that getting them wet from the therapy 2 a day is good for them.

I haven't seen Rosie move either leg in a while.  I don't know if she just doesn't want to, or if she can't.  I am concerned that one leg may be atrophying.  It just doesn't look right.  The other leg seems stronger.

Any ideas for the wounds or how to do the water therapy?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Olivia said...

"Mommy, what does it feel like to be a Mommy?"

After I told her she was  loud, she whispered, "Mommy, I'm not always loud."

When I was complaining about a boy leaving his things at our house and threatening to send it all to Good Will,  "Well, if it was his favorite, he wouldn't have left it here."

When we were discussing what time we would get up for school everyday, "We get up when we get up."

When I asked her about a book that she had checked out and the library said we had not returned it, she said this. " It is yellow and it is on the shelf at the library."   
And she was right!  It was!

I love talking to my 4 year old girl!!

Thanks for the Swagbucks!

To all of you who signed up for Swagbucks with my referral code, THANKS!  I will soon be able to get a $30 gift card for Target or Amazon.  I think I am going to wait until I get to $50 so I can get free shipping from Target.  

I think I will buy new bath towels since I have destroyed so many caring for Rosie.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Magic Kingdom

We had a great day, even though it was hot and crowded.  We rode most of the rides we wanted to , thanks to the fast passes and found air conditioning when we got too hot.  

I worked at this attraction 21 years ago.

I had a blast showing my kids where I used to work.  

Libby's Fun!

Levi's Favorite Ride

Our First Trip to Disney!!!