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24 May 2007 @ 10:39 pm
What a trooper!!  
Sydney's doing extremely well - in addition to her constantly bringing us all her toys and eating all the food we set in front of her, she really has regained all of her "Sydney-ness." That, of course, includes things like barking loudly at the neighbors at inappropriate hours, demanding to be carried up the stairs, begging for table food, or trying to fight me for my pillow... :) Normally we take those things for granted, but we were just SOOO happy that she's back to normal that little things like that kept us smiling all evening. :)

The only thing was that when I woke up this morning, Sydney's left paw (the side that they had the feeding tubes in the hospital) seems rather swollen. :( There was a BIG difference between her left paw and her right paw and she was even starting to limp around a little.

I took off her bandage and the swelling slowly started going down... I wonder if the bandage was wound too tightly around her paw and it was cutting off circulation? :( The good news is that when I came home this evening, almost all the swelling had gone down and her limping stopped. It's still going to take some time for the fur to grow back where they shaved it, but at least her paw isn't bothering her.

You can see the big difference in size between her left and her right paw. (Well, her right, our left, her left... you get the idea!) ;)

You can see more fully where they had to shave it. :(

In other news, with Sydney already doing much better, I made a decision to go to LA this weekend... If Sydney was still not well or in the hospital, there would be no question - I'd stay home, but she seems to be back to her normal self - which we couldn't be happier about! :) Besides, Mark will be home (he won't be joining me this trip) and he'll give me a moment by moment report on the fuzzy dog while I'm gone...

Finally, with everything going on, I failed to mention that I started my classes at KCC this week. I hesitate to mention what kind of courses I'm taking just yet... I want to see how I do and how far I can progress before I reveal anything more about it. I do want to say that I'm loving the class and since it's ALWAYS something I've had a deep interest in, spending three hours after work in class learning about it is just wonderful - I can hardly wait for Tuesdays and Thursdays!! :)

I'm off to spend more time with my fuzzy baby. :D Big HUGS to you!!
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karmastyxkarmastyx on May 25th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
I'm glad she's back to her old self. I bet you were both grinning from ear to ear.

I'm glad you like the class so far. I can undertsnad why you don't want to say. Best of wishes to you with school! HUGS!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
We were just SOOO happy that Sydney is back to her old self! Even the things we normally scold her for - we loved seeing. ;)

My class is just a joy to go to!! I'm REALLY, really loving it!! I'm SOOOO tired at the end of the day, but it's all SOOO worth it. :)
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on May 25th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
You know, thinking of you always makes me feel better, gives me warm feelings but today it made me still happier than usual because of "Sydney is back at home". :) I'm glad that she not only feels so well but also got back her "Sydney-ness".

if the bandage was wound too tightly around her paw and it was cutting off circulation?

Yes, I think that that could be the reason for the swelling. The bandage shall not be too tight but it also shall not get out of place and it's not an easy place for a bandage so that it sometimes can be difficult to find the right balance. I saw it more often with horses. Is Sydney's paw better now?

Do you don't think that it's a bit unfair not to mention what kind of courses you are taking? ;) No, don't take that serious, please - I can understand why you don't want to talk about it. Most likely I would do it in the same way. :) But I'm glad to hear that like the class.

Hope you will have a nice weekend. Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Having her little fuzzy demanding personality back is the best thing we could've imagined!! :D She has such a cute, strong personality that when she's sick and it's gone, it's SOOOO sad to see. :(

Sydney's paw is much better now!! In fact, all the swelling has gone down and she's walking around on it like normal - so that's a very good sign. I was SO scared when I saw how big it was initially, though!

Haha!! My class is wonderful!! I LOVE it sooo much! Makes me wonder what it would be like to be in an occupation that I really loved... :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend, Sabine!! Big HUGS to you!!
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on May 25th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Hi I was away and sorry that I couldn't send you a hug or wishes! But I'm so happy to hear that Sydney is much better. She is a miracle dog indeed!

Hope you will have a great LA trip again. You are seeing Jersey Boys, right? I'm interested to know what you think :) Did you buy the ticket or try for rush? Let me know where you sat and how was the veiw etc. too.

You are an amazing woman, working 8 hours/day and still is looking forward to going to a class at night! So glad to hear you enjoy it too.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment!! :) She's such a strong and amazing dog!! I know that there will be more incidents like this in her future, but it's so amazing how she's been able to bounce back time and time again!

Yes, I'm seeing Jersey Boys on the 27th. :) I will definitely let you know what I think! I ended up buying a ticket to see it - I was afraid of the rush possibilities since I only have two days in LA, I wanted to make sure I could see it.

And I LOVE my class!! :)
Carolina: RJcarush_girl on May 25th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Fuzzy Sydney back!!

Im happy for both you's..

Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
We are so happy to have our fuzzy baby back!! :) Thanks so much!!
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Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
VERY true, the moment Sydney started to not be interested in her toys and barking at passing strangers, I knew something was really wrong. Thankfully, she's back to her normal, demanding, but cute self! :D
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on May 25th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Team 27 and I are REALLY EXCITED to hear that she is doing so well. HOORAY!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH, Stacey!! And thanks for the message you left me on MySpace! Please thank your class too for all their good wishes for her - you can tell them that it worked!! YAY! :D
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on May 25th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
So glad your baby is doing better! The shaved area reminds me of our diabetic cat's overnight stay at the hospital. They ended up doing two of his legs I think! Poor baby!

I hope you have a great time in LA. And continued fun and success in your classes. You know you're doing the right thing when you feel good putting in all that extra time and energy for it, don't you?

I'm in Florida for a few days, good weather so far; a little theme park, a little beach and then another long drive are on my horizon. And I turn 49 on Memorial Day. Hard to believe.
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on May 28th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I didn't see this comment, I'm SOOO sorry!! :( Thanks so much for your comment about Sydney! It's always so sad to look at Sydney's little shaved leg - it's such a reminder of all that she's been through lately. :( And your poor kitty! :( Both legs would be just awful!! :(

LA is wonderful as is my class!! I just love what I'm learning so much that it hardly feels like work at all - I can't wait for the next class!! :)

Hope you're having a nice time in Florida!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!! Hope you have a lovely day!! HUGS!