Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Cooper

Cooper just celebrated his 8th birthday.  With a major surgery! :(  Poor buddy!  It started last Monday morning when he got strayed by a skunk.  Not the best way to start your week.  We (Keith) bathed him as best we could and went on with our day.  When we got home Tuesday we realized he had thrown up.  We thought it was because the smell was making him sick.  He acted really funny overnight on Tuesday and threw up again Wednesday morning.  But we honestly kept thinking it was probably because of the skunk smell, which was pretty terrible.
But, when I got home Wednesday I knew immediately something was seriously wrong.  Like I thought he was maybe dead.  He didn't even move when I walked in the door.  I immediately called Keith and just started crying.  Then I called the vet.  They assured me it wasn't the skunk and I told them well it was something because he was not right.  Keith took him to the vet an hour later.  Turns out he was in critical (I'm talking hours away from death) shape because he had bladder stones.  One had lodged in his urethra and he was unable to urinate.  So he was basically being poisoned and that's why he was throwing up.
They drained his bladder and stabilized him.  Then did surgery the next morning.  They removed 4 stones from his bladder.  He came home the next day.  And we are still on the road to recovery.  And he's on a strict prescription diet, forever.  But he's doing much better.  It was awful and we are so, so glad our Coopie dog is going to be around to celebrate many more years!!!

The first day home.  He was SO pitiful!

Monday, January 13, 2014

December Phone Pics

1. shower decorations 2. cute owl diaper cake 3. personalized Christmas tree 4. some of my favorite girls 5. so sad to be leaving 6. hostess's for Cameron's shower 7. picking out our tree 8. dentist visit
9. such a big boy 10. stubborn and wouldn't open his mouth 11. watching it snow 12. helping me decorate
1. such a good helper 2. shoveling snow 3. sledding 4. Northpole breakfast 5. dreaming of a National Championship 6. writing a letter to Santa 7. making cookies 8. Grandmama and Granddaddy visiting 9. new tricycle 10. outside fun 11. gingerbread house decorating 12. finished gingerbread house

1. lunch date with my work bestie 2. school Christmas party 3. arcade fun with Nonnie & Popsy 4. visit with Santa 5. ready for church 6. saying bye to Nonnie & Popsy 7. our Christmas card 8. Cookies for Santa 9. Santa came 10. Christmas morning 11. playdoh fun with BeLLa and Popsy 12. firework fun on NYE

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Ringing in 2014

We rang in 2014 with BeLLa, fireworks, and lots of little boy snuggles.

Looking forward to 2014!!