Five on Friday! Yay!
1.I don’t know if I have blogged about Roxanne. I cant remember. Anyways, our lab who’s almost 10 years young wasn’t acting right for a while. She was peeing in the babies playroom and on the couch but it was almost like she couldn’t help the couch part. So I took her to the vet thinking it was probably a UTI. They called me back soon after and said she had glucose in her pee! Which obviously meant she was diabetic and it was bad to have been in her urine too. We’ve been giving her vetsulin shots twice a day now for over a month. We’ve upped the dosage one time but she’s still having some issues. Im thinking we will up the dosage again soon. Its a slow process learning her right insulin dosage but hopefully we will figure it out and she’s back to normal in no time. She is the best dog I’ve ever had, we will do anything for her.
2. The arthritis is killing me. Ok maybe not killing me but Im in so much pain. It sucks. I hate it. My knuckles hurt me every single day and its hard to get out of bed every morning thanks to my back. My rheumatologist appointment is next Wednesday and I am praying we can do something else than what we are doing right now. Maybe a shot a week instead or every other week, a different medicine, JUST SOMETHING. I hate living like this. I hate being in pain and crying out of the blue, then people feeling bad for me or Jocelynn starts to cry because I am crying. It is all not the way I had saw my future. I am dealing with it and I enjoy each day like I always have. I am learning that it is ok to not be ok too, through the wonderful christian ladies I work with. I try and act all tough and like Ive got it together but honestly more times than none in the past month have I broke down and cried than I have ever before. Maybe even more than after having the twins lol. I am hoping God can help me on this pain and deal with it and not be mad anymore that I have it. ** Update** I went to the rheumatologist and turns out I probably do have Lupus. Honestly, I thought it all along. But that means I have a mixture of two things. Probably arthritis and lupus. My doctor is testing me for lupus, muscle atrophe and more. Im scared. To be honest I am quite pissed off too. I had to leave work on Tuesday because my legs gave out on me and it scared me so bad to have that type of pain. I hate being so young and dealing with this. I would much rather it be me than anyone younger than me or even a baby. I cant imagine what all the babies and kids go through that have this horrible disease so young. Praying we get some results back by Monday and figure something out asap. I am on steroids for the next 4 weeks to get me out of the funk I am in now and they’re already helping, Thank God.
3.We went to Gatlinburg last weekend! It was a last minute thing. Matt called me and said “pack our bags! Lets take the kids to play in the snow!” Yes, I married a big man child. I am so glad he keeps me on my toes and teaches us all to live though. If theres anything I have learned in the past few years, it is to live. Take advantage of every single second, live in them and learn from them. We had an amazing time. In fact, it might have been my favorite trip up there yet. We usually rent a cabin for a week long but this time? We just stopped at the first hotel we saw, got a room and jumped from bed to bed until we all passed out. The next morning we woke up to 6 inches of snow! It was gorgeous! We drove around, stopped and played in it, walked the streets of downtown and then guess what? We all went back to the room to eat lunch and after? WE TOOK A NAP! I have to admit, this might have been my favorite part of the trip! My kids never ever nap so when we all laid down and everyone went to sleep I couldn’t believe it. It was so nice to relax! On our way out Sunday morning, we stopped and bought me some popcorn, of course, then stopped at Bass Pro Shops for last potty breaks and to get a little energy out and then off to home we went! Until next time Gatlinburg!
4. Matt has taken JP hunting a lot this year. It is adorable the bond they have formed. Its just a manly bond with a whole lotta love. They’ve been duck hunting, deer hunting and even squirrel hunting. JP just loves every second he spends with his awesome daddy. I am so glad I call this man my husband, he is a gift that I will always cherish and he is an even better daddy.
5. We have been taking advantage whenever we do get a warm day so a couple weekends ago we went fishing on Lake Logan Martin for the day! We had so much fun and JP drew his name whenever he wasn’t fishing on his magna doodle. Im so impressed with him. I know their are kids out there that can do much more but the fact that he knows his name, how to spell it and write it makes me very proud. It is just two letters but he does it so perfectly, right?;)