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Monday, February 9, 2009

It's about Time!!

Whew! We are still alive.. sorry it has been awhile.. I will use the same excuse as I always do.. Life is crazy!! This post might end up being a long one so I hope you can make it.. take a big deap breath!!
ALright.. First things first...

For those of you who don't know, We found out Ernie had Parvo. He started throwing up about 2 and 1/2 weeks ago and we didn't really think anything of it. It went on for a couple of days but since we are so used to him eating anything and everything he can find.. for example.. socks, his blanket, grass, sticks, small rocks, plastic bags that he has dug up in the back yard.. we weren't worried about it. We later noticed that he was not eating anything and he was not drinking anything and we hadn't noticed he had pooped either so we got a little worried. Then that Sunday we were heading to the valley to a farewell and Nathan decided to call a family friend that is a vet and just ask her what she thought about the situation. She told us that he was dying and if we didn't take him to the animal hospital right then she was afraid he would be dead in a couple hours. We decided to skip the farewell and run home and take him to the vet.. I seriously cried the whole day.. It was the scarriest thing ever.. Long story short he had a blowout in the office right before we were going to take him into surgery to see what was wrong, and the vet could smell the Parvo in is poo right away.. Way to go Doc.. that is pure talent right there.. it was the most awful smell ever.. but we were so grateful that we were able to find out what it was right then because he was so bad we probably would have lost him during the surgery. I would explain what Parvo is but it is quite the Sickness so if you are interested I found a lot of good info on . The doctor then gave him tons of shots and IV's and we were able to take him home. I guess with Parvo since it is a virus, they can't treat it.. they can only treat the symptoms so when we took him home we had no idea if he was going to pull out of it. We gave him the medicine that we got and in a couple days he was back to his old self.. Oh ya.. and the doctor said he probably got it from outside so there was no way to prevent it.. but I have chloroxed everything I possibly can so we can make sure no other puppies get it around us.. In the end.. we are so blessed that our fat little boy was able to fight it off and is back to his crazy, hyper self again.. this is a pic that I took a couple days ago.. he is such an odd dog..Next.. Since we got married I have wanted to get a bedspread that I can theme our room around and now I have one! Ashlee told me told me to look on Ebay and so I did and I love it! I got it for a great deal and I absolutely love it.. I know it sounds dumb.. but I feel more girly.. It gets me exctited and I want to redecorate my house.. One step at a time.. we'll see how that goes.. but here are before and after pics.. ( The first one is a little exagerated.. I wanted it to be a drastic differnence so I messed it up a little.. )

Yay! Isn't it cute.. I think so..
And last but not least.. Weber State had a climbing comptetition on Saturday and Nathan and Brian helped set the routes.. the set up some awesome ones! Since Nathan set the routes he was not allowed to compete but the next one they have we will probably both compete.. Nathan for sure.. I am trying to get up the guts to do it.. we will see. Here are just some fun pics of them getting ready for that..


Sarah said...

Wow, I didn't know Ernie was that sick. I'm so glad he's ok and you caught it in the nick of time. Your bedspread is cute -- way to be domestic :) And yeah, that climbing competition looks awesome; Nathan was telling Cory about it and he was so jealous. We miss stuff like that! Maybe next year...

Familia Taylor said...

Oooh I love that bedspread!
And I'm so glad Ernie is feeling better...poor dog, he went through some rough times...but it looks like he's back to his hyper self agian :)