The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2011-09-18

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NorthStar Vets, Thank you!

I know there have been a lot of pet posts lately but a new dog is like  a new kid and just when things are settling down (except for some separation anxiety) I fed Ventura too much this morning and he threw up his worm medicine and I had to get more and did I say (lately) how grateful I am to Enpac for sending me Ensorb  because OMG as I said in this Tweet...

Yuk, for real.

 Besides that, over the weekend Tazzy got sick.

And not just a sneeze; I thought I was going to lose her.  I'm still not sure she's alright.  It was all so unexpected.  We'd been out and when we came back I went to give Tazzy a scratch.  She had a big lump on her underside.

Tazzy's got a huge egg laying problem and I figured she was egg bound.  The odd thing was she used to lay a lot more and over the last six months or so she'd slowed down some so this...  This was just weird; plus the lump was soft which wasn't what I was expecting.

I called the emergency after hours vet place because they don't always have a vet who will see birds ... And they said they did have one but just for fifteen more minutes so I grabbed Taz and we boogied.  They took her in but in a few minutes the Vet brought her back out and said, I'm very worried about your little bird.  

Seems she sees birds but she wasn't a bird expert and Tazzy's lump was beyond her so she sent me to an emergency Vet Hospital an hour away.  I can't tell you how fabulous this place is except to say if I'm ever sick....

 Take me to Northstar!

It's called NorthStar Vets - Veterinary Emergancy Trauma and Specilaty Center and I'm going to show you some pictures (from their Flickr account).

It looks like a hotel, it's so big!

This was the ER reception area, amazing right?

This is the Vet and the Technician who saw Tazzy (that's not Tazzy)...

And FYI, they stayed past their hours to see Tazzy.  They were scheduled to leave around the time we arrived at the first place but that place told them we were coming and they waited to see us and stayed - Hours.  Hours! To take care of my little Tazzy!   And I saw the vet kiss her on he head.  Can't say I've ever seen that before....

 How sweet is that, seriously?  

The probable diagnosis was a yolk peritonitis, pending more lab work.  The lump was fluid and they aspirated it.  It was SO much - About 25% of her weight - Wow, is all I can say.  She went in weighing 136 grams and after the fluid was gone she weighed 109....

She needs to stop laying eggs.  I have tried in the past but I guess I need to try again with her.  She's on some medicine and 'seems' okay, no swelling and she's eating and drinking.  A little quiet and no eggs.

By the way they have tons of specialties during regular hours :  Avian and Exotics, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Emergency, Trauma & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pet Loss Support, Radioiodine, Radiology, Rehabilitation & Pain Management, Surgery, Theriogenology.

And I'm considering bringing Ventura there for a physical therapy evaluation.  It's far so it's not like I can make that kind of drive twice a week or anything but I'd like to know if there's anything I can do to help his leg.  His break is healed and one pin is out but he did have the break for three months before it was even treated and he does limp - Maybe they can help him.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Recommitting keeps the bacon away...

Another week on  Nutrisystem under my belt and all is weightastic, I'm coasting at 16.5 pounds lost which translated into bacon (while the metric system baffles me, I totally get bacon) is ....

264 slices!

That's 264 ounces of fattiness no longer clinging to my anything. 

This past week I decided to go back to the very beginning of the mindset makeover and start reading the materials  again because repetition helps me and I need to recommit every once in a while.  

I don't know what my deal is but I have to remind myself why I want to be thin, and I know - Should be a no-brainer but sometimes something delicious is staring me in the cravings and I go all weak in the dedication department.  

Recommitting keeps my dedication front and center. 

I'm so glad I started rereading because the very first thing in the Mindset Makeover is this:

What are your reasons? Take a few minutes now to think about the specific reasons you want to lose weight. It's important to know what your driving force is so you can assess your progress and improvement over time. 

And that's just what I needed to think about today.  If you're doing Nutrisystem take out your plan materials and have at them again, it will do your body (and mind) good.  If you're not check them out; on Facebook and participate in this weeks challenge:  

It's that time of year--football season has returned. More often than not, each game means a day of lounging on the couch with friends while munching on snack foods. Well, we challenge you to push those snack items aside and show those football players who the real athlete is! For every point your favorite team scores, hop off that couch and do 3 push ups OR 5 jumping jacks. Like this post if you are up for the challenge!

Now, I won't be doing those push-ups...  But I can handle some jumping jacks, how 'bout you?

If you want to lost weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem clickHERE! or call 1-888-853-4689

*This post was sponsored  by Nutrisystem who is providing me with the food and program materials in exchange for blogging.*


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