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07 March 2007 @ 10:54 pm
A Sydney update and my darn back...  
First the Sydney update... it's getting much more confusing for me - while at once it seems as though Sydney is getting more yellow in the whites of her eyes and her gums, it also appears that her energy and appetite has increased... In fact, this evening she even started munching on some of her regular dog food that we left out for her IN ADDITION to eating her chicken and rice. :) She's also very active and alert and keeps bringing us her toys so we'll play with her. I really don't want to get my hopes up, but that seems like a pretty good sign to me. We have to take her in to the vet on Friday and they'll run more tests at that time to see if the medication they gave her is working. If you could, please continue to keep our fuzzy baby in your thoughts.

Speaking of Sydney, I was looking around through some older photos and decided to upload a couple of my favorite ones of Sydney that I've never posted before. As most of you know, Sydney is extremely camera shy, but every once in a while I manage to catch her off-guard. ;) So in honor of her good day, I thought I'd share some of the silly ones as well...



My... but what a big mouth you have, Sydney!
Poor Sydney - I was determined to take the ultimate yawning photo of her! ;)


This photo was actually taken pretty recently - poor Sydney, the things she has to put up with!


This picture was actually taken after she became ill. I think she looks pretty good!


This self portrait was taken this afternoon... Please excuse my HUGE distorted face. ;)


In other non-Sydney news, I went to the doctor today for my back - I'd been having sharp pains in my lower back for days whenever I would stand from a sitting position or whenever I would straighten from a hunched over position... This morning the pain got so bad that I could barely make it out of bed. The doctor gave me some medication and told me that it was probably a slipped disc. :P Everyone at work asked me how I got it and I'm really not too sure, I wish I could blame it on the stress of work, but sadly, I think this time it's totally unrelated... ;P

Hope you're all having a nice week! I'm off to spend time with my hubby and fuzzy baby. :) HUGS!
 
 
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Drewnami: [shiny shinies]drewnami on March 8th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
Crossing my fingers that this is a sign of recovery for Sydney; she's one of the cutest things in the world.

Likewise hoping that your back starts feeling better. :)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your comment!
msgrumpybearmsgrumpybear on March 8th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
I hope Sydney gets better soon, and boy do I feel your pain on the back issue. *hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
I hope your back is feeling better, Laura!! Big *HUGS* to you!! :( Thanks so much for your comment!
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Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment, Sue!! I haven't been by LJ for quite sometime.. but your comment totally made me smile! :) The vet did say that Sydney "looked" okay, but we won't know until we get the results of her blood test - which should have been today... UGH!
Shannon: Teddybourriquet76 on March 8th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
*Hugs*

Poor Sydney & poor you. Still no idea what the doctors can do for her?
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, we're still awaiting the results of the blood test that Sydney took on Friday... if there's no improvement, we have an ultrasound scheduled for the 15th. :(
ajayne on March 8th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
I love the Sydney-Dog pictures. :D She has such a sweet face. I hope she's improving!


I got doggie kisses and loves today from a black lab named Lucy. :D Smokey went nuts when I got home.
ajayne on March 8th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
(I hit submit too soon!)
I hope your back feels better soon... ouch! *HUGS*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
Re: (I hit submit too soon!)
Thanks so much! Actually my back feels much better now! (It was part of the reason I wasn't online for a while)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Andrea and I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while. And I love labs!! They're so lovable!
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on March 9th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the photos, I loved them. And if I'm honest right now I look a little like the first picture of Sydney. :) She really is a adorable dog. I hope she will be alright soon. Please let us know what the vet said!

I never had trouble with my back *knocks at wood* but I can imagine that it hurts and I'm sorry that you've to deal with it. Hope it gets better soon.

Much love and big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Thanks for your sweet comments, Sabine!! And lately I have to admit that I look like that first picture of Sydney too! ;) We're still awaiting the results of the blood test that Sydney took on friday - I'm sure we'll know more tomorrow.

Thanks so much for all your good thoughts, my back feels so much better!

Big *HUGS* and lots of love to you!!
Michael Corleyclivec on March 9th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
That's very cute.

The dog looks nice too.

I hope your back feels better.
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
Haha!! You're too funny! :D And sweet. :) Thanks for your good thoughts for my back!
karen: spring awakening hands heartwakedistracted on March 9th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Sydney is the sweetest dog, Sheri...the three of you are always in my thoughts. ♥
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Thank you so much Karen!! You know that your friendship means the world to me!! big *HUGS*
anna, bright and darkglitterandfade on March 9th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
So cute !

I wish I could find it on this computer ... I have a great outtake from our Christmas card photos this past year where KC ruined a perfectly lovely shot by yawning !
anna, bright and dark: shoesglitterandfade on March 10th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
found it !

Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh - that has to be the cutest picture ever!! I think you guys should've used this one!! ADORABLE!!
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Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Awwwww!! Thanks so much for your supportive comments, Angela! We're still awaiting Sydney's blood test results from Friday and we'll see if it's gotten any better. Thanks so much for your sweet words!! HUGS!
Was I in it?alligatorandme on March 9th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
She never stops being cute! Even when she's apprehensive in the last photo. :-)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Haha!! She was VERY apprehensive in the last photo. :) In fact, she was ready to jump off the bed. Poor Sydney, the things I put her through.
the girl who's a goddessvsprtn on March 9th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
slipped disc
Don't sit. Get a cushion to kneel on at your desk. It'll look weird, but your back will feel better for it.

Be as flat on your back as often as you can. 3 days is my chiropractor's recommendation. When I have the opportunity to stay flat for 3 days, then I'm usually ok after. When I can't, then I know I'm in for trouble.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 14th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
Re: slipped disc
Thanks SO MUCH for all your helpful suggestions. Thankfully after a lot of rest, my back is doing much better. Sorry it's taken me so long to reply to this, but I haven't been around for a while due to my back... :( But I really did want to thank you for your comment and your suggestions!!