Friday, January 13, 2012

Sick Little Puppy

Hey Yall!  I have been at the vet already today with Weezie.  I just realized that she really isn't a "puppy" anymore, but an old lady.  She will be 10 years old this May.  Poor little thing!  She has been sick throwing up and just acting like she is hurting and can't get comfortable.  I slept on the couch last night so I watch out for her.  Those of you who know Weezie know that she does not like to be held, does not like to sit on furniture with you and generally is happiest if nobody pays her any attention. 

For the past couple of days all she wants is to lay on the couch and for me to hold her.  So I took her into the vet today.  She has a history of bladder stones and had surgery several years ago.  After a thorough exam, he started gently pressing on her spine and she would tighten up.  He feels like she has hurt her back.  An x-ray showed she did have some stones and one in her kidney. She also has a bladder infection.  But he didn't feel like that was causing her the most pain.  He feels like the worst pain in coming from her back.

So he gave her a shot of steroids, a bottle of prednisone to start tomorrow, muscle relaxers and antibiotics.  I took these pictures when I got home after I gave her the medicine.  I think the muscle relaxers kicked in.  The girl is out and snoring her heart out.  Did you notice the collar she is wearing?  A girls gotta wear some bling even when she doesn't feel good.  

I guess I will go continue to do some cleaning out and throwing away.  It is ashamed that I don't have some muscle relaxers to take with Weezie.  That couch is big enough for us both!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Graduation from Nursing School!!!!!!!

December 17 was a very exciting time for our family.  Jamie graduated with a degree in nursing.  For those of you that don't know the whole story, very few of you I am sure, Jamie decided to return to school after an unfulfilled business career.  He had received a degree in Business from the College of Charleston years ago.  He decided to go back to college to get his degree in nursing which is so perfect for him.  I know he will be a wonderful nurse and touch the lives of his patients.  We are so proud of him!!!!  Way to go Jamie!!!!

The whole family got in their cars and headed to Kentucky.  Such a fun 11 hour drive.  We were hoping for good weather and no snow on our drive and Mother Nature came through for us.

The graduation ceremony was so nice and seemed very personal.  Each student had written who they wanted to thank and why.  It was very touching.  Lesley pinned him.  Such a good day!!!

Jamie and Lesley


All My Children.....The Jackson Family

All of us again.  We were freezing!

Jamie and his Gran Gran

Jamie with Aunt Vickie and Gran Gran

Grandaddy and Ga Ga with James Thomas

Jamie and Lesley with Lesley's parents

Jamie and Lesley and her family. 

Want to know the icing on the cake?  He already has a job and has begun working!  So proud of you Jamie!  We love you!