LOOK what I found (first photo). Because of my glasses prescription, I always have to buy 2 or 3 pairs of VERY expensive glasses and that does not include sunglasses.
Today I found these and ordered them! Safari Sherri is ready for Spring!
The Winter was mild, but I got the flu, bronchial pneumonia, dislocated ribs and torn rib cartilage from coughing. I am on week 7 of this stuff, because I am still dealing with a lingering cough and torn ribs (which I just tore and dislocated again a couple of days ago). But the GREAT news is that today is the first day of Daylight Saving Time!
UNBELIEVABLE!! Two years ago, Snickers had stopped eating, was having tremors, couldn’t walk and her heart rate was 200! We took her to the ER and they brought in a cardiac specialist. They said she would not live without a pacemaker, due to a very severe heart condition.
Yet, even doing an MRI or giving her sedation would most likely be fatal. They also said even if she got the pacemaker, it wouldn’t resolve her seizures. They suspected she had either a brain tumor or brain injury (when she fell off the couch), as well as cancer.
She already hadn’t eaten for a couple of days, so they suggested we let her go. I told them I wanted to bring her home for a couple of days and let her say goodbye to Grammy. I also wanted to see if I could make her better, even though they said there was no way she would get better.
I also consulted 2 of my other vets and got the same prognosis. I wasn’t going to allow her to start starving to death, because that is inhumane and torturous. So, we had drawn a line to give me time to see if I could make a difference.
I gave her supplements, enzymes and probiotics through a syringe, carried her around and held her up while she went potty. Within a day and a half, she wanted to eat something! I took her to my amazing vet and he agreed whatever I was doing was helping, but this fatal heart condition is not treatable and he cautioned me that she still probably didn’t more than a few weeks. So, put her on a super healthy diet and because she wouldn’t eat her beloved vitamins she used to beg for, I had to keep giving her a few in a syringe and in her water. Most of all, So, we decided to love on her every day like it was her last!
Two years later, she is still here with us and running around like a puppy! We have to keep her calmed down or her heart rate goes to 200 and it stops and she stops breathing. I have to do heart massages several times a day and often CPR. Between her seizures, heart failure, passing out, dementia, low eyesight, blood sugar drops and needing to be fed eight times a day, she is a TON OF WORK!! But she wags her tail every morning and is happy to be alive! As long as she is happy, I will do my best to care for her!
Needless to say, my vet is astonished she is still here! All the facts pointed to her not having a chance. But doesn’t he know? She is Snickers the Mighty Super-Dog!
Comic strip from 2015. Click on the above image to enlarge.
These little fawns were SOOO adorable! We really enjoyed having them in our back yard! But they were unable to follow their momma when she hopped our fence, so we had to open our gate so she could lead them out.
That night, she showed up with the daddy and they led them out the next morning. I am sure I will see them now and then as they grow!
Here’s YOUR SMILE for the day! We all need to take a break and find something fun to watch, read or listen to every day! Laughter and joy are imperative!
Keep fighting, my friends!
This is totally me when the sun comes out (and it’s not too hot). Sunshine is LIFE!
Read my article: Sunshine is a Source of Life.
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My new Physical Therapist, whom I saw for the third time yesterday asked me, “So, how many pairs of these ‘lounge pants’ do you have??” I told him, “Oh boy! About 15!”
People don’t realize I wear pajamas day in and day out, because it is extremely difficult and energy zapping to change clothes and an all day process to shower and wash my hair.
I even wear them outside on the patio with my goats! My neighbors probably don’t just call me the Goat Lady, but the Pajama Goat Lady! LOL!
HEY! Just trying to survive over here! Gotta do what I gotta do!
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I MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER WINTER! Hallelujah! Tonight we turn our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time!
For me, this means: More sunshine, time outside, time with my animals, time to BBQ, time for appointments and outings for Wayne and me (don’t have to be home so early to put up the goats), time outside after my hubby gets home from work, more dopamine, serotonin, energy at night and it marks a turning point day for me to look forward to Spring and Summer, warmer weather and swimming!!! … Must I go on?
PS) For all of you who whine about losing an hour of sleep, try to remember you gain one later. It is worth the 238 hours of extra sunshine in the evening when you get off work and your kids get out of school!
I went to one of the top neurologists in the country a few years ago. Although he prescribes steroids and MS drugs, after talking with me, he admitted I would not be alive today, had I continued to take steroids and started the MS immune depressants. I have heard this many times from Naturopaths and MD’s, but never from a Neurologist, with whom prescribes these things every day.
Unfortunately, I have had a very deadly strain of Lyme Disease since I was 14. It has done a lot of damage to my brain, organs, nervous system, cells and tissues. Also, my immune system no longer sees it as a threat; so, though I have built up my immune system, it doesn’t know it needs to go after the Lyme.
Therefore, I haven’t been able to make progress or reverse my conditions like I have seen thousands do with natural medicines. Nonetheless, I will keep fighting and I have to try to be thankful I am alive!