Monday, May 07, 2007

Penny is home

Well, Penny is home from the dog hospital. She is doing okay for right now. She was just so glad to see us when they brought her into the room. She actually cried telling us all about the stuff they did to her. She goes to her regular vet in 10 days. Just glad to have the dog home with us. I know I will sleep much better tonight.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A quick update on Penny, my dog

Well, I called at 2 am last night to check on Penny. She was doing much better after the transfusion of blood. This morning we got the call from the internal medicine doctor. It seems Penny's uterus was full of pus. She needed to be fixed today. The surgical team could fit her in this afternoon. I agreed to that. The doctor also recommended we not come down to see her tonight because she would be recovering yet. The surgery did have some risks but really was the only way to save Penny's life. We got a call around 3 pm. Penny was out of surgery and had no issues with aneasthia. Thank god. If she does not have any more issues with anemia. She will come home on Monday night. They are not really sure why or what made her become so anemic. It could have been the infected uterus, could be an immune attack. The surgeon seems to hope maybe this will cure the problem. I will keep you all updated. We will get a call tomorrow between 9 and 11 am. I just hope it is to say Penny has remained stable and is doing great. Please keep the prayers and get well wishes coming for Penny. Thank you for all the support.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Penny my dog is sick
Hi Everyone, Please keep Penny, my 11 year old jack russell Terrier in you prayers tonight. We had to take her to the dog hospital with anemia. We will know more tomorrow if she makes it through the night tonight. I just miss her so much. I am posting a picture of her here. Please just pray everything is okay with her.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Learning to Crochet
After trying to use a book to learn to crochet and failing miserably. I decided to sign up for a class at Michael's. I can actually single crochet for now. It is a miracle. We are expecting a blizzard here. After the class, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and got stuff for mom and dad's new bathroom. Then went to Walmart for stuff for the dogs, curtains and of course Charlotte's web on DVD.
In the diabetes department, I can't figure out the freaking highs from hell which occur each morning. I might up the bolus for breakfast. I woke up low yesterday morning which was odd. The dogs are doing great. Lilly is torturing poor Penny. Well, I need to get going now. I am thinking the current pump site is bad. It hurts like heck. I did ram it into a feed bucket on Monday.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Upgraded pump has Arrived

My upgraded Deltec cozmo pump arrived this morning or afternoon. I was acting as greeter at the school. I got home at 2:30 pm. Penny and I then took the gator down to the stand to see if the package was there. The upgraded pump was there. I then started playing with all the software on it. I have to say so far I have used the Meal maker feature. It was awesome. I changed my pump settings to correct back to 100 at 9 am and to 120 at midnight. Hopefully this will help me get my a1c down. I am just so excited for this upgrade. I will have to keep you posted on all the cool stuff. I also like the back light. It will turn on when you hit a button. I am sure the writing and stuff is larger on this pump and also bolder. All I can say is I love it so far. Now Hopefully the new Copilot will be released. No new babies, goats yet.
Also this past week I got to meet Allison, from Lemonade Live, Kate, Kate's quest, Julia and her daugher from Major Bedhead and Val. I forget Val's blog. It was a great time. I even took the subway all by myself and survived. Alright I had better get going now. Puppy is sleeping which means pretty soon she will be waking me up.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Jack has a new Home!!!!

Well Jack the goat has a new home. We were at my brother's wedding yesterday. I mentioned to a boy I graduated from High School with and has twin 4.5 year olds that we had the perfect pet for him and the boys. They came this afternoon and took Jack to his new home. Mom and I are very happy Jack found a new home. We would not have been able to keep him here on the farm. He was a boy. We will have him back for a couple of times each month till June. The kids are measuring Jack. This week is going to be super busy for me. On Wednesday the girl scout cookies come in. On Friday the animals get measured. We went to breakfast today. Okay well that was my super fast update.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Busy Month
Well the month of February was super busy here. Let's see we got a new dog, Lilly. Our goats started having babies. We have 3 little goats now. One happens to be in our house. He was kind of week when he was born. We brought him in the house and bottle fed him. He is named Jack, because he lives in a box. We had a snow and ice storm in the middle of the month. We had fridgid weather for a couple of weeks here. I got all the girl scout cookies for our community ordered. PHEW. Now just waiting for delivery. I got an outfit for the wedding coming up next weekend. Need to return it to get a size smaller. I have read a ton of books and went to the endocriminolgist also. Right now the puppy and the baby goat are keeping me on my toes. I promise to post pictures tommorow. Of both. Lilly and Jack. March is shaping up to be even busier then February.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Okay, Last appointment with pain doc went awesome. It took him only one stick to get into the pain pump. That is a major 1st here. He also knew he was in really didn't need the xray to confirm it because of something he feels. I swear they had a new thing which looked like the pump and he put it over top of the area it was and found the opening that way. If that is the case it should be pretty easy filling from now on.
Today, I went to the endocriminologist. We actually lowered some of my basals. It is a really needed step. Not sure what is causing these drops overnight but they are looney. Also we did an animal feeding basal to prevent the pre dinner lows. It seems that feeding the animals does drop the sugars somewhat. I need to e-mail Allison my records but not sure I will qualify a lot of lows. Actually my % are much better according to co pilot. It is rather interesting to actually have a graph representing the stuff.
On the animal front, Oscar the calf went to market on Tuesday. Yuhoo the cow is now making a bag, making milk. According to brother and mom they make milk for a long time before having their first calf. We are still waiting for goats to have their babies but they are holding out. The god damn goats are still up to their evil little selves. Anyone want some goats. Also called today about a Jack Russel puppy, but they only had boys left. Mom only wants a girl. Penny says she only wants a sister. On the Jack Russel front she has to go to the vet for followup bloodwork on Saturday. She is not vomiting anymore which is a great thing. She is very spoiled right now. Actually getting only pouches of food no kibble. I think we have created a monster here. Well time for me to get going. Take care.

Monday, January 22, 2007


The weather here has turned cold. We were being spoiled by a nice warm winter. Now all of a sudden it is freaking cold here. Not much snow here yet, which stinks but I think the animals are happy about that. Our chickens are not the brightest animals on the farm they continue to lay eggs even though it is fridged here. There eggs make great egg salad. Let's see this has been a hectic month so far. My girl scout troop has been doing Zink the Zebra workshops. This program is absolutely AWESOME. It teaches kids about differences and accepting those who are different. Over the weekend we went on two fantastic council trips. They earned a patch at one and worked with flowers and stuff. That was a super cool workshop unfortunately the scents gave me a major migraine. I have about another 2 weeks before the cookie orders start coming into me. I am dreading that. I actually take the time to type in the orders onto the computer. It double checks the math and everything.
I am dreading my appointment tomorrow morning with the pain doc. It is time to get this gosh darn pain pump filled. I HATE that. Actually the doctor is off tomorrow but coming in to fill my pain pump and take care of another patient. I like the doctor just hate the filling of the damn thing. The next day we have to go to another appointment about my benefits. I hate this but luckily found the paperwork I needed. I will start volunteering at one of our local schools.
I am also working on learning to Crochet and knit. A friend was instructing me online and I think I can actually get two lines of Crochet done. I am also using online instructions from It will be a miracle if this spaz can learn to do both or one of these things. I have read lots of books lately. Currently I am working on the 4th Sisterhood of the Traveling pants book. I am really enjoying it so far. I also have read 3 Agatha Raisin books since the beginning of the year. I am working on lowering my a1c. I go to the endocriminologist on February 1st. I am not sure I am going to succeed in the new me challenge. I think I might get my 2 week average under 170 but, the lows are happening a lot. I think I have used up the 6 already. Oh a cause for celebration. I have Copilot back on my computer. Of course the scariest graph showed that 49% of the time I am high and 51% of the time I am either low or in range. This is just horrible. These are all numbers from before Christmas. I was too lazy to download my pump into the computer. I need to download them again soon. We just found out today my cousin's daughter is pregnant with twins. She has the cutest one year old. He was at our house last Wednesday. One super fast crawler. I actually enjoy the kids and love to play with them. He also provided a great break for us. We were cleaning out the closets last week. He and his grandma came and visited with us for awhile which was a welcome break. I need to clean up my messy room one of these days. Well I had better get going since it is only 5 hours till the appointment I am dreading.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

An Update

A quick update after last nights idiocy. It must have just been what the heck I needed. I actually didn't crash till about 10:30 this morning. The lowest I ever hit last night was 289. The idiocy occured after 12:11 and the numbers from then on are:
12:11 300
1:27 361
1:42 279
2:02 319
3:19 293
and this morning 10:14 50. Okay commentary from last night. WHAT THE HELL was going on. I actually bolused with the cozmonitor for each high number. I HATE DIABETES. Okay, I am gonna go work on cleaning out the closets downstairs with my mom. We figure while dad is away we should be able to get something done. Looks like it should be an interesting day. I think we might also feed the animals early today as the tempature is supposed to drop dramatically during the day.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Okay, Pass the idiot of the year award would you please. I am so dumb I can't believe I am admitting to doing what I just did. I was changing my site. The old one had been in for well I have no clue how many days. Now on the cozmo you have the load menu. Normally I would just click on fill cannula when not putting on new tubing. Well like an idiot I clicked on fill tubing. I ended up bolusing 3 units unitentionally. That is bad enough. Instead of quiting there I even clicked on the fill cannula thing. So I ended up bolusing 4.2 units. Luckily I am high so the insulin probably won't hurt to much but just can't get over my stupidity. Well, I should get going we are going to clean out the closets tommorow. What a fun job.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Super Busy
Sorry everyone, but my life has been super busy the past month and a few days. Let's see The piglets and momma pig are no longer on the farm. They went to Market right before Christmas. We added a new goat Hershel to our farm animals. We had Christmas and New Years thrown in also. Also had my nephews 30th birthday party. December and the beginning of January were just so busy. We had a great Christmas here. Our family Christmas celebration was crazy but not too bad. I need to post the Christmas card we sent out to everyone this year. It is just too cute not to share. I promise to do that soon. I had to get all the girl scout cookie stuff out to the girl scout troops. I still have some troops that haven't gotten their stuff yet. I loved being able to give the stuff out in November. The four bad goats are still escaping and unfortunately were joined by the newest conman on the farm Hershel. I think we have Hershel proofed the yard for him I will have to let you know tommorow. I am starting to call the bad goats the "god damn goats". Funny thing is all I have to do is yell that and they take off for the fence to go in. My jack russel got the cutest John deere cap for Christmas. I will also post a picture of her in it for you all to see. My mom also says it is okay to get another dog. Penny has been asking for a sister for a long time. We are waiting till the spring. Mom wants a Yorkie poo. We had a Yorkiepoo before we got Penny. I want another Jack Russel, but then worry that Penny is just the cream of the breed. She is actually a very calm Jack Russel. Trying to think if anything new has come up. Just had super busy month and beginning of the year.
Oh I did enter the diabetes O-C new me challange. My goal is to get my a1c down to 7.5. I have had one heck of a run of lows just recently. Well I hope you like the new look of my blog. Oh and yes it is National delurking month. So please if you actually read this blog please let me know. Also if I didn't add you to the blogs I read post let me know also. I had better get going want to watch the repeat of Nashville Star tonight.