Saturday, April 17, 2010

Advair and Animals!

Okay. I have been MIA. THIS time it was for a pretty cool reason. I have been feeling AWESOME!!!!!! Now we are so happy we do the dance of joy! Di-di-di-di-da-da-di-di-di-di! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! {Any other Balki fans out there??}

After a lot of rigamarole and 5 plasmapheresis treatments, I wasn't doing much better. SO. The docs finally concluded there was SOMETHING else going on. (Ya think?) So they diagnosed me with reactive airway disease and prescribed Advair for me. Oh.My.WORD. To the maker of Advair: I love you. I will never forget you. I've got your back. Word.

After ONE dose I could breathe better. It's been 3 days now, and I'm breathing better than I have in YEARS. Like before-I-ever-went-off-my-medication-to-have-Jacob YEARS. It's AMAZING. I can breathe!!!! Yesterday I ran errands, in the car, without Doug, WITH Jacob. That has NEVER happened in Jacob's whole life. Whooo-Hooo!!!!!!

Now the animal part. Jacob has been a big boy going on the potty consistantly, and his reward was a puppy. We were going to get a 6 month old golden lab from the animal shelter. Doug checked it out, and yesterday we all went to see her. She wasn't adoptable unti next week to give the owners time to claim her. She was the youngest pup there. Or so we thought.

We walked in and told the girlie we were there to see the lab. She said they just got another lab in, a puppy-puppy, 10-12 weeks old, that very morning. A black lab. One look and I was a goner. Jacob named him Blackie. Here he is.

IIIIIIIIIII know. Is he not the cutest thing EVER??!?!? We took him right to the vet, he was nice and healthy, but only 8 weeks old. He is so precious. Jacob loves him...He loves Jacob... It's awesome.

We also got 6 more ducks and 2 turkeys.

So for those of you who haven't been keeping track: we now have 1 cow (food), 2 rabbits (pets), 2 grown ducks (pets), 4 baby ducks (pets), 2 baby turkeys (food), about 14 chickens (eggs), 2 grown dogs (pets) and a puppy! (Obviously pets). For those of you who have known me for a long time, I can just see you shaking your head. I live on a FARM, yo!

As you can see I have been a busy girl. I totally overdid it yesterday but I don't even care because it was so amazing. I will try to be a better blogger though...I like aiming for at least 6 days a week. I hope you all have something WONDERFUL happen this week!


Margaret said...

It is so good that you are feeling better! It is always good to feel great and be able to live your life.

That puppy is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Pam said...

I am soooo excited for you!!! How cool is the fact that you were feeling so great you went out with Jacob!!! that is the best!~!!
I am very excited about your puppy!!! I am doing the Happy Dance with you sister!!! Love you much!

Rachel said...

Hmmm....I just commented, but I think it got lost in cyberspace. I'll comment again just in case.

I'm glad to hear that you've been MIA for a good reason. Yay!

Cute puppy. I hope that Jacob and Blackie become good buddies.

Joanna said...

You have lost your freakin mind, yo! But that puppy is cute.

GlowinGirl said...

So glad you're feeling better. Forget about blogging and enjoy living!

The puppy is adorable. :)

Princess, Daughter of the King said...

Love the puppy!! Love, love, love!!

Jenxr77 said...

Yeaay!!!! I am so happy the Advair made such a huge difference for you. That is fantastic news, and the Lab is too cute for words. I love, love, love it when I feel too good to blog/visit support sites/etc.... Here's to a happy, strong, day at a time!

Young Wife said...

I'm so glad the Advair is helping! Praise God you're feeling so good! That puppy is so cute!

Jantine said...

Hi Kerri, glad you`re feeling better! I`ve MG too and it sure can make life difficult. Take care!

Kerri said...

Thanks everyone!
Jantine, do you have a blog, or email or anything? I'd love to chat with you! Are you on facebook?
My email is