Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Remembering When..

I set my computer to go through my picture when it is going into "Screen Saver" mode. It has been fun to get to look at all the pictures from the great things Mike and I have done over the years. But, I especially like looking at the pictures from our wedding. The last 6 years have been the best adventure I could ever imagine. Through apartments, houses, drama and infertility struggles, I would want anyone else by my side. He is my best friend and I am so glad 6 years ago we both said yes!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Day in the Life of Caly

Well, we decided to breed Caly. The vet (Dr. E) was super excited because she is so small (34 lbs) and has such a great temperment. We found the perfect stud, and we got everything all set up. Leave it to Mike and I to pick a type of dog that can't go through life doing things the easy way. I guess it must be a requirement to be a part of this family. So, to breed english bulldogs, you have to do surgical inseminations. She at least got to meet the male, but she was then put under anesthesia so the dr. could do the insemination. This took place on September 7. She had a few staples, and had to be on restricted activity, pain pills and antibiotics for several days afterwards.

That's when things took a twist as they always do. Mike left for China on September 16th. Before he left he noticed a little lump on the right side of her insision. Her staples were out, so he didn't think much of it. Infact, it didn't cross his mind to tell me. Well I noticed it, and over the next 7 days, the lump got much bigger ( 1 1/2 in across) and it was hard. After talking to my father-in-law I decided to take her to the vet. So we went in today. Turns out she had internal stitches, and she managed to pop one of those!!! The outer incision was great, but she poped the internal one! So, i left her there so she could be put under again, opened up again, and have the stich reinforced. Poor girl. Here are some pics of here after we brought her home. She does not like the anesthesia or the feeling of the pain meds. She tries to fight it, and she just acts so mad all the tim. I feel so bad for her. I feel bad that we are putting her through this.

The pills we made her take Twice!!!

We won't know if she is pregnant for a few more weeks, but the pills and the anesthesia won't hurt the puppies. She is so cute, and such a good fit for our family.