Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Sunday, March 15, 2009
Just wanted to let you I really enjoy checking out your blog. I hope
you continue to breed Westie's and Norwich's for years to come.
We just love Lauren and are so happy to have her. She's so patient
and well behaved and sleeps with me every night.
We had to put down our family dog this past fall and we replaced her
with a mini schnauzer. So we still have a black dog and a white dog,
but they're of similar size now. They really enjoy playing together
and are great friends. They sure have a great life getting to play all
with my mom, while I'm off at work. I am so lucky to have found
Lauren. She is the most friendly and sociable dog I know. The moment
I sit down she instantly wants to be sitting in my lap. Any where I
take her she gets complimented on her confirmation and beauty and
everyone wants to pet her. She really is the best dog!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Henri has a favorite bunny he dearly loves especially when he is happy and at peace. From the Ella's words...
"Henri fell asleep suckling his bunny. Simple and Sweet.Enjoy" ,Ella
Today is day 14 of Henri's recovery and the progress report is fantastic. Please take a moment to review his progress today.
We had more good news today. Here is a summary of our good news so far:1) Henri's hematocrit is rising. It rose from 30 (Friday) to 34% (yesterday).2) He is making lots of new red blood cells, a sign that his bone marrow is responding appropriately to his anemic state.3) He is tolerating his medications.4) He had NO AGGLUTINATION!! For the first time since crisis, Henri has no signs of agglutination--that means his immune system has stopped attacking his red blood cells. Prayers do work....as do Mantras :)Henri has beat every challenge that has faced him. He has been true to his tough terrier blood. Our next hurdle, is to wean him very slowly off of each medication and see no relapse. This next hurdle will be a couple month process. Only one drug will be reduced at a time and each reduction will occur in 25% increments. We have 3 main drugs (cyclosporine, AZT, and prednisone) that need to be weaned in this fashion---so that will take a minimum of 12 weeks before he will can be drug-free. This process is our last main hurdle to know Henri's final outcome.Henri goes back for a blood check and internal medicine appointment in one week. I will continue to send update on Henri's progress but they will likely be 1-2/wk, as we will not be getting new labs as frequently. We appreciate all your support. Keep praying for progress and NO relapse. I have attached from photos I took today-one is of Henri taking a nap with his toys--another is Henri suckling his stuffed bear (yes, he is bias, he only suckles white stuffed animals--white like his Mommy)--and the last one is Henri, Bella, and Humphrey sunbathing on our back deck. Enjoy!Warmly,Ella, Jeff, Bella, and Baby Henri