P is for Patch

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Thursday Thirteen #6

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13 Things~Patch Update

(Patch is my 11 year old dalmatian that has been “sick” for the last four months. Please read my Dogs Page to catch up on the history. He went to the Vet last Thursday and this is the update)

  1. Yearly Shots: Patch got his yearly shots
  2. Dental Work: He didn’t get his teeth/mouth cleaned because he had a slight fever and his blood work didn’t look to good.
  3. WBC: His WBC (white blood cell count) was high
  4. Anemic: Patch is anemic at this time-I can see it in him now: white lips & gums
  5. Weight:Patch weighed 58 pounds. He has lost 10 pounds since this started-but the Doc feels he should lose weight to help out the arthritis in his legs & back. The bad part is he has flabby places-lol.
  6. Bath-Nails-Flea & Tick Treatment: Patch did get his bath, nails trimmed, and his Revolution treatment. I told Doc C that I would just purchase Revolution monthly now-since I didn’t know what the future held for Patch . Doc C said this medicine had to be bought in bulk. I said, “hhhhmmmm I guess I could find someone that uses it and pass it on if I needed to”. He said, “I use it”. LOL
  7. Lab Work: Doc C had some more tests ran. He still thinks it could be a tick bourne related disease. He ran a test for canine ehrlichiosis. He said that even if the first test is negative, it is good to do a second test in case the first was a false negative. The biopsy of the lymph node suggested this, but said that correlation of the patient history and other findings ruled this out. Doc C also mentioned Cushings Disease and had more tests sent off for this.
  8. Meds: Doc C put Patch back on Tetracycline and he is now on Etodolac for pain. We also have Tresaderm drops to put on the sores on his ears-they are back. He has shown major improvement (not shaking) until today??
  9. Results: Patch is on the above medicine for 10 days and hopefully the results from all of the lab work will be in this Monday or Tuesday.
  10. Going back: Patch will go back for his dental work (we think this will help in some way-at least clear out all of that bacteria) after his results come back-hopefully.
  11. Walks:Patch has been limping terribly on & off all week.
  12. Car Rides: Patch’s favorite thing. For a week and a half Patch didn’t go for any rides except the one to the V-E-T. 🙂 He finally went for a ride yesterday and today-yippee! 🙂
  13. Price of Vet Visit: $355. Price of Patch’s unconditional love: Priceless!
(For some reason, I haven’t been able to bring myself to do this update sooner and I know I didn’t do a thorough job for myself-jut so much)

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Quotes

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Thursday Thirteen #5

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13 Funny (some are tacky-lol) Quotes

  1. Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.-Robin Williams
  2. Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.-Roseanne
  3. Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.-Billy Crystal
  4. You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”-Dave Barry
  5. According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful.-Jay Leno
  6. I am not the boss of my house. I don’t know how I lost it. I don’t know when I lost it. I don’t think I ever had it. But I’ve seen the boss’s job and I don’t want it.-Bill Cosby
  7. We have women in the military, but they don’t put us in the front lines. They don’t know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, “You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.”-Elayne Boosler
  8. There’s a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what’s the problem?-Jay Leno
  9. When the sun comes up, I have morals again.-Elayne Boosler
  10. There’s very little advice in men’s magazines, because men don’t think there’s a lot they don’t know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, “I know what I’m doing, just show me somebody naked.”-Jerry Seinfield
  11. If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten.-George Carlin
  12. Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.-Lewis Grizzard
  13. The problem with the designated driver program, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house.-Jeff Foxworthy

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The Price of Vet Visits

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Thursday Thirteen #4

The Price of Vet Visits since 12-03-07

(One or two visits and receipts are misplaced at the moment)

  1. December 3, 2007: $38.00
  2. December 6, 2007: $45.50
  3. December 10, 2007: $289.50
  4. December 17, 2007: $180.00
  5. January 2, 2008: $32.00
  6. January 25, 2008: $6.00
  7. January 31, 2008: $42.00
  8. February, 8, 2008: $156.00
  9. February 19, 2008: $28.00
  10. March 8, 2008: $57.00
  11. March 13, 2008: $41.94
  12. March 18, 2008: $74.29
  13. The total cost of Vet visits: $990.23

The price of a dog’s unconditional love: PRICELESS!

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Patch is my 11 year old dalmatian that has had numerous health problems in the last few months. He was incorrectly diagnosed with lymphoma. We switched Vets and found out through correct diagnosis (biopsy of a lymph node) that he doesn’t have lymphoma. Feel free to visit my Dogs Page to read Patch’s stories during this crazy roller coaster ride we have been on!

The point of this post isn’t really the money. It is the PRICELESS part!

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Real Teachers

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Thursday Thirteen #3

13 Things about Real Teachers

  1. Real teachers will eat anything left in the teacher’s lounge.
  2. Real teachers never sit down without first checking the seat of the chair.
  3. Real teachers are written up in medical journals for the size and elasticity of their bladders and kidneys.
  4. Real teachers have been timed gulping down lunch in 2 minutes 18 seconds. Master teachers can eat faster than that.
  5. Real teachers can predict exactly which parents will show up at open house.
  6. Real teachers understand the importance of making sure every kid gets a Valentine.
  7. Real teachers have their best conferences in the parking lot.
  8. Real teachers know better than to plan discussions or cooperative groups for the last period during an observation.
  9. Real teachers know that secretaries and custodians run the school.
  10. Real teachers know that rules do not apply to them.
  11. Real teachers give themselves away in public because of the pen and marker smdges all over their hands.
  12. Real teachers know that happy hour does indeed begin on Friday afternoons.
  13. Real teachers hear the heartbeats of crisis; always have time to listen; know they teach students, not subjects; and they are absolutely nonexpendable.

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Dr. Seuss Quotes

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Thursday Thirteen #2

Dr. Seuss Quotes

In honor of Dr Seuss’s Birthday (3-2-1904)

and Read Across America

  1. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

  2. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

  3. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

  4. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

  5. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

  6. “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

  7. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

  8. “Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person no matter how small.”

  9. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

  10. “I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down on the bottom we, too, should have rights!”

  11. “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent.”

  12. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

  13. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.”

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13 Phrases Patch Understands

          

Here is another meme I will be participating in on Thursdays. I like this one because it has you list things. This will be great for March’s NaBloPoMo. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday Thirteen #1

 

    

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Thirteen Phrases Patch Understands
 

1. No~Sit~Stay

2. Go to bed

3. You gotta stay with Momma

4. Grandpa’s here

5. Daddy’s home

6. Wanna go for a ride?

7. Get out of there!

8. Wanna go outside?

9. Get your baby

10. Wanna treat?

11. Let’s go to the creek!

12. Where’s Daddy? (playing hide ‘n’ seek)

13. I love you (he “talks” back to me)

   

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