Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gizmo update

Just a quick update, Gizmo is much better today. Other than one or two random ticks all day, he is back to his happy, jumpy, lovey self. I also want to say a quick thank you to everyone who has passed this message along and signed the petition to pull this from the shelf. I was number 105 to sign and its up to 154 today with many names of my friends added in! Yay! Now to concentrate on some beading time.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Poisionus flea and tick drops

Friday night at Wal-mart, we picked up some Sergent's Gold flea and tick drops
for Gizmo, our two year old Pekingese. Saturday he was crying, lethargic,
drooling, shaking, biting at himself and not eating or drinking. Google
searches led me to tons of sites, including the ASPCA community
that all agree that this medicine is poisonous.

I scrubbed him up like the suggested and had to use a baby medicine dropper to
get him to take chicken broth.

We took him into the vet and they scrubbed him up again and gave him subcutaneous

Today he was still crying at us, not walking, eating or drinking on his own. The
vet said as the toxic effect wears off, he should start getting back to normal
but if not, we will have to bring him back in.

This evening I finally got him to eat some cooked chopped chicken breast that I poured stock over so he managed to get some liquids down too. He is still twitching and having a hard time walking but it is slowly getting better.

Numerous complaints have been filed by people who have gone through this
nightmare, some have even lost their pets. I will also be lodging a complaint
against Hertz for not pulling this product from the shelves and I will have a
lifelong ban on all Hertz products. Please pass this on to anyone you may know
who has pets. I also included the link to the petition I signed to have the
product removed from the shelf.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Going away present and a new language.

Ok not a new language but you know that saying "Use it or lose it"? Well I lost it. I took two years of Spanish in high school and I could hold a simple conversation. I still remember a few phrases but I have been wanting to relearn what I have forgotten. I looked at buying Rossetta Stone because I have heard great things about it but it is way way out of my price range. I found a free site online called Livemocha and I am two lessons into Spanish 101. You can pay for premium content and get a little more but this is working good for now. Cool thing is that your work you submit for grading is peer reviewed and you can review other peoples work in return. It's fun so far. I even learned how to make ñ! Yay! BTW you hold down the alt key and on your number pad to the right type 164 for lower case and 165 for upper.
Now for the going away. No it's not me. One of my coworker's took a job in Virgina and her last day was yesterday. I made her the coolest going away present. She is an amazing person and I am going to really miss her so I wanted to give her something special.

Ok so the picture is a little blurry. I had to take it on my phone because I forgot to take it before I gave it to her.
Can you guess the theme? Go ahead, take your time. I will wait.

Twilight you say??? Yay for you, that is exactly right!!!
Ok ok yes it is kinda cheesy but my entire office has read and loves the Twilight saga. She loved the bracelet and even better it was a blast to come up with all the extra charms to go with the Wolfe charm from Jacob and the heart from Edward.
It also looks like this is a big hit and I will be making a few more in the near future.

Now I am off for my busy busy afternoon. I have conferences for both Colby and Jordan today and Jordan gets X-rays this afternoon to make sure her bone set right. Cross your fingers cuz if it didn't, they are going to have to rebreak it and that would not make for a happy Jojo. It's going to be hard enough to convince her to get the new cast on today. She hates it and has been begging for it to come off. At least she hasn't figured to use it as a weapon. Yet anyways!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

2 little monkeys jumping on the bed.

Ok so one was a little monkey and the other was a daddy monkey. But you can guess which one fell of and while she didn't bump her head, she did break an arm.

Here she is in her sparkly pink cast, and of course, no one can help her do anything!

We didn't get a cast yesterday when we went in because she broke the radius bone and it was bowed out a bit. We met with an Orthopedic surgeon this morning and thankfully, he gave the ok to cast it without having to put her under to reset the bone or to pin it.
We go back in two weeks for x-ray's to make sure it set correctly and for a new cast if it did.
She is upset that she can't ride her scooter or play on Colby's skateboard. And the sling is driving her nuts!