Sunday, January 8, 2012

1,000 Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this picture is that for me

Christmas Eve we were doing a photo shoot on our deck since Chris's dad said he wanted a picture of us and our dogs for Christmas. Of course we would leave it until the day before we were giving him his present to take the picture and then quickly run to Walgreens to have it developed! Among the thousand 15 or so pictures we took was the one above. When I saw the picture, it brought tears to my eyes. 

A couple weeks before this picture during a routine check-up at the vet we found out that Oscar (pup on the right above) had low protein levels and had a bunch of fluid in his stomach. We ended up rushing him to an emergency vet clinic and met with a lady (who neither of us liked very much) and ran a blood test that day (cha-ching!) Depending on those results they wanted us to come back in and meet with a specialist (who we thought we were meeting with in the first place) and have more tests run costing about $1,200. After much thought and consideration we ended up getting a second opinion at another vet and have spent far less money than quoted at the emergency vet place. Oscar had fluid removed from his stomach (1lb 4oz!) about a week after it was first noticed. He has been on meds since and is doing sooo much better and seems like he is feeling better too! 

On the day this picture was taken, Oscar was not feeling well. His stomach was still feeling upset and I don't think he felt like having his picture taken or being held. Such a little trooper!

I hope we have many more years with our little monkeys! We love them sooo much and I can't imagine our life without them! Here is a picture that we ended up using for his dad

Hope everyone has a great week! I am planning to start a new thing on my blog called "Makeover Mondays" to feature different rooms/looks that I've made over recently. Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a sweet family photo! Love the colors in the photo and I can't believe that there are still leaves on the trees ;-) Who would have thought that this was Christmas Eve in the picture?? Glad little Oscar is feeling better.