Thursday, February 26, 2009

February Wrap-Up

February has flown by, so much that I realized I haven't posted in three weeks! (Good thing Jason posted the cute video to keep everyone coming back).

The last few weeks have been nothing short of insane with great times as well as sad times. The great times first....

Jason and I usually don't do much to celebrate Valentine's day, but this year was a lot of fun for the whole family. On V-day itself, Tara and Casey (her new doggie) came over and babysat Lilah while Jason and I got to go out for some grownup time. Lots of mexican and crepes later we rolled in to find Lilah soundly asleep for the rest of the night!

Then the next night Lilah and Alexander exchanged their first valentines day gifts, with much fun had by the parents. Lilah made Alexander a onesie that said "I choo-choo choose you" and Alexander provided Lilah a photo of himself for her room, green M&Ms and some new PJs (presented in a Victoria Secrets bag - parents have to stay sane somehow!).
Then this past weekend Lilah's five cousins came down to visit. Both families had a wonderful time together and Lilah and her cousin Reese spent a lot of time side by side.

Unfortunately, that ended the great times and has put us into some sad times. On Sunday night during the Oscars, Hunter had a small fainting/seizure spell. He had another on Monday and by Tuesday morning we were at the vet running every test they could think of.

At about the same time Lilah came down with a bad cold, that turned into croup and although she will be 100% OK by Monday it is a bit scary if you have never seen it before.

So yesterday was spent at pediatricians and vet's offices working to make everyone well again. For Lilah that will not be too hard - a few oral steroids and restful days (oh and two incidents of puking on Mommy if you must know) and she will be just fine. Unfortunately we are not so lucky with Hunter. He was diagnosed with a small tumor on his heart and spleen. The one around his heart is causing fluid to leak out and push on his heart - which is what is causing the passing out. We are researching, talking to vets and doing what we can - but it is not a fully treatable condition and we are faced with some very sad realities. He is a fantastic dog and we will love him and enjoy him for as long as we can.

This weekend we plan to keep it low key with some friendly dinner and time around the house keeping everyone calm and relaxed. Realizing March is just around the corner...

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