Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Our old man, a new Kindle & light my way! {Weekly Check in}

Sorry I missed last week - we've been sort of in a frenzy with Harvey Dent lately.  Our poor boy.... we're not sure whats going on. I know I mentioned this in the last, or maybe post before that.  We got him into his vet's office & explained what was going on.  

After he plays, he gets in these episodes that last about 15 minutes where he paces... & stumbles & falls. Gets back up, paces & does it all over again.  He falls about 10 times in that 15 minute span. I took a video of him doing it to show the vet.

Telling the vet what's been going on, he initially said it sounded like seizures.... but when he saw the video, he said no, he thinks its something else, because he said that seizures are more intense - the body tenses up, the shaking a little more.... he thought it could be his heart.  They did a chest xray & the vet was shocked.... everything looked fantastic. No enlargement. No fluid anywhere around the heart.  So - Harvey is scheduled for an EKG this Friday.

Also - they went ahead & took blood & they called me later & told me his liver enzymes are high.  The Friday he goes for the EKG, he's going in fasted & they'll take his blood - keep him for a bit & feed him - & redraw the blood to check his liver enzyme levels.

I'm still not fully convinced its not the arthritis supplements we've been giving him.  That is when it all seemed to start.  I showed the vet the container & he said that's just a coincidence.... but, if you read up, high doses of glucosamine can cause elevated livery enzymes as well as liver damage (OMG!) & these are a super high dose of glucosamine! I obviously took him off of these nearly 2 weeks ago so I'm hoping when they retest his liver, there is a difference.   & liver issues can cause the same stumbling & unbalancing issues.  Maybe its our imagination but we just think he seems to feel better since we took him off of these too. He hasn't seemed as lethargic.

The vet even said Harvey could be having VERTIGO .... who knew! & of course it would make sense that MY baby would have Vertigo, right?

Hoping for some GOOD answers after these tests this week.  Life up some good vibes, prayers, thoughts for my boy. I know he's 10 years old but we want at least another 4 years out of him - minimum!

Look at the white coming out of my old man's ears now....still my baby though!

So what else has been going on lately

I got these in this week & am LOVING these night lights! They are automatic but a soft glow to them - not severe bright. I've put one in each bathroom & in our hallway & in all the walk ways. No more tripping over dogs in the dark! They're really thin & flat too so not a bulky one that sticks out from the wall. If you're looking for good nightlights - check this 6 pack out!

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I finally did it - I'm caught up. 11 Seasons. It was a ride but now I'm up to the LIVE episodes. I feel like I've accomplished something! What? ...... ...... ...... who knows. But that was fun. I need some recommendations for what else I need to binge.

I know we've finally hit Spring, but lately, we've been on a cool streak. The air has just felt so crips & chilly.  I saw a meme that said, If it gets cold one more time, I'm putting my Christmas tree back up - that's about how I feel right now.

March has been on a roll for me lately. I think having Kindle Unlimited has made a big difference! I'm finding that a lot of book on there, the audio, if its not available as well on KU - its on Hoopla - so its been helping me knock some books out in 2 or 3 days. 

These are the two books I've read recently & both are thriller/mysteries... kept me on the edge of my seat.  The Teacher - the ending, I'm usually pretty up on how Freida McFadden's books work but even the very end of this one stunned me a bit.  

Look at that pic above... notice anything? I opened up my new Kindle. Well - the Kindle I bought on Prime Day in 2019!!!!! I bought it thinking my old Kindle that Ricky got me in 2014 would die soon. It didnt. LOL - it just kept lasting. The past year, the battery hasn't held out as long. I'd have to charge it every 4 or 5 days - that's fine. But it got to the point where I'd tap the screen & it would take a few second to switch to the next page. It was becoming VERY irritating so I went ahead & opened up my "new" Kindle - especially because I figured this will be outdated soon enough & I didnt even get to use it.

I'm loving the paper white though. The screen is so much more crips & clear & easy on the eyes as my other one.  It feels funny how its flat all across the board too. My old one has a dip on the screen & I constantly had to blow out dust & crumbs in the corner.  Let's see how long this baby lasts for me.

Look at this surprise I got in the mail! A friend of mine I went to high school with, we've stayed in touch over the years - especially over the love of reading/books. She told me about her neighbor who is the mother of an author - I may have mentioned this a few weeks ago when I read one of her books.  (An Enchantment of Ravens).... well, my friend Shannon ended up telling her neighbor how much we're enjoying her daughter's books & lookie here.  The author BROUGHT the books down herself to Shannon! How fun & nice is that??? & autographed them.  I just think its the coolest thing!!! This is going on my "Special book shelf".  Shannon & I decided to do a buddy read for this too so I'm super excited about it.

Speaking of awesome friends... my coworker recently got a Cricut & she's coming up with the coolest things she's making... & I've got to reap the benefits here.  Look at this little lantern she made for me.

Put a little battery powered candle in there & it just glows so beautifully!
& look at the characters on the top!!!! All the enchanted friends!!!  I've got this sitting at the top of my cubicle to light the way to my castle... or home away from home anyways! LOL

Some exciting news - I won a YEARS worth of stickers from a planner account I follow! I was shocked. According to Ali is the store & I had entered an Instagram contest & when she reached out to me to let me know I would be winning a sticker package for each month for a year - I mean, it doesnt get any better than that for me!!!!

Yep... NCAA tournament started & yeppppp - UK lost in the first round. We shall not talk any further than that. Yikes!  This is the first year in a long time I didnt do a bracket.  

How has your week (or two) been?

Do you use a Kindle? What version is yours?

Do you have a Cricut? What do you like to make with yours?

Is your NCAA bracket a bust yet?  Who did you pick for the winner?

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