Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trying something different

I am going to try something new here.  I am writing this in Word and will paste it into Blogger.  For some reason even when I try to avoid the built in mouse that is located in the center of  the laptop, all the text will disappear.

So much has been going on I doubt I can remember it all, but here are some highlights.

The day before Father’s Day, we were sitting at the SSB.  The grass was high and we had no working lawnmowers.  This is a problem because of the snake issue.  G was going on and on about how it seems the kids don’t care about the place and he cannot keep it up by himself.

So I intervened,   I sent both a text.  To cut to the chase, Brian (son) felt he was pushed out by Steve .  He thought  Steve was the preferred.  Got that straightened out.  Brian and family spent the next time we were there with us.  Our relationship with them has blossomed again.  Misunderstandings were straightened out.  He doesn't feel shunned and we don't feel shunned
Before Krissi’s people left for Junior Olympics and Disneyland, they were at a water polo tournament.  Three kittens were located – no mom found.  Both of my kids are rescue animals.  They waited until the next day  - went back and one had died.  So they picked up the two remaining living kittens.   Krissi and family were leaving for Junior Olympics and Disneyland in a little over a week.  She got a friend to care for the kittens.  They left on Friday, and Monday night she called in in tears.  Her friend had one of the kittens at the Emergency ER.  He was fine, and two hours later limp and almost dead.  Treatment would have run $1500 with no assurance he would survive. With calls to and from California and from me to the vet then to California - the decision was made to euthanize.

The next morning, I took the remaining one to our vet.  I wanted testing for feline leukemia.  While they said he was negative, it was not absolute because he could have still had some antibodies from mom.  There was concern about his clotting factor, and his distended stomach, but he was sent home with some glucose paste to use if he seemed to become too lethargic.  Keep him warm and remember he is so fragile was it.  He thrived for two weeks.  She called me this past Saturday once again in tears.  The second one crashed.  It was euthanized 
  Saturday.  His life ended like his brothers – in the same kind of time frame.  Sad times here.  They were really so cute.  But finding kittens that are two weeks old is a total uphill fight.  Since they were both males, with their deaths so the same, and the reading I have done – I really they had a congenital bleeding problem.  Probably it was hemophilia.  Kittens with hemophilia usually die at birth.
Katie’s team lost most of their games, but they simply are not as good as the California teams.  Water Polo is serious business there!  It is beginning here.

She didn’t make the Junior Varsity in volleyball at her high school (yea!), but she will be a varsity swimmer and water polo player this school year as a freshman.  That’s going to be interesting at least.


The 26th I turned 70.  Difficult birthday for me.  I now realize that contrary to my opinion,  my days are numbered on this earth.  Even after breast cancer, I thought I was invincible.  But guess not!  This birthday was really depressing.
Yesterday was our 47th anniversary.  Can’t say we are as we were 47 years ago.  But we have made it this far.
Using Word to do this has been different – but at least I haven’t had my text completely deleted (as many times).  Now the next thing will  to see if I can get it posted!!



I feel healthier and sounder at 71 than I did at 60..I have both my blood pressure and blood sugar under control.I'm geting more exercise and losing weight..chin up tits out.

Jeanette said...

Some good and some bad in this post. So sorry about the kittens. SO sad but you did your best to help them. I'm glad you got things straightened out with your sons. And birthdays hit us hard as we get older but like your commentor Jackiesue said chin up and tits out!

Sally said...

So glad you've found a way to post - very neatly too!

Sad about the kittens; I know that hurts. :(

Hey - I'm 73! And, I'm lovin' it. :)

Glad also about the 'boys' - but, did either of them cut the grass? LOL


Judy said...

I have, on occasion, used Word and then pasted it into blogger.
Hey--I am happier now and healthier than I was at 70 and emotionally better too.
Glad the boys can communicate once again--I am having those problems in my family. So many misunderstandings that I'm afraid to say a word--because it might be misconstrued. I hate that!!!

Marti said...

I'm glad you found a workaround for posting. Still annoying for you though I'm sure.

That is so sad about the kittens. I wouldn't have thought of congenital problems.

Congratulations on your 70th and I hope things look brighter in a week or two. Birthdays do that to me too, and I have a milestone coming up this year too.

Isn't it funny how we can all get ideas about other people and get our feelings hurt even though no hurt was ever intended? I'm glad is worked out. I try to talk to my oldest about what is keeping her away from us but she clams up. I hope one day we can straighten our relationship too. It hurts that she feels she avoids us.