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28 June 2007 @ 10:12 pm
Thank you all so much!  
Sydney seems to be doing a bit better each time I see her. :) She still can't sit up for prolonged periods of time and she has a hard time holding her head up, but it's definitely an improvement over the way she was just a few days ago. Small steps, but at least they're steps in the right direction. :)

I spoke with our vet today and she was concerned about Sydney's liver without the Metronidazole... She told me that her fear was that Sydney reacted this way to the medication because the damage to her liver was just too extensive... :P To me, though Sydney seems fine in every other respect - she just can't seem to shake her dizziness. I do worry about the liver condition though and agreed to speak with her tomorrow about starting a different medication - though after our ordeal with this one, I'm a bit leary about giving her anything else...

Non-Sydney News:

Tonight was the last class for my night school - we all met at the California Pizza Kitchen in Kahala Mall and hung out, talked, and learned new signs. :) It was a lot of fun and we all got to eat some really great food!

This past week I decided to take the next session and not wait a term like I'd previously planned. I spoke with my instructor who said that missing 3 classes would not be a lot and she was fine with it. I'm actually really glad because I totally enjoy my classmates and would love to see them all in the next session! :)

My teacher's husband also mentioned Deaf Chat Coffee where we could go and meet others in the community and practice our communicating skills. :) He said there was one tomorrow night at the Starbucks at Ward Warehouse, but I don't think I'll be able to make that one...

Thanks so much again for all your good thoughts for Sydney - she is definitely a lot better than she was but still has such a LONG road to recovery... I'll leave you all with a group picture taken tonight of my class. :)

Big HUGS to everyone!
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Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on June 29th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that Sidney is doing better.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on June 30th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Daniel - she improves more and more each day. :)
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on June 29th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful bunch! You're so committed to the classes, I know you'll keep it up and really be able to leasrn and grow in your communication skills. That's so great!

And I'm glad Sydney is still improving. If you try a new med, at least you'll know to be vigilant watching for side effects, so you can intervene more quickly should something happen.
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on June 30th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm really enjoying my class and have plans to take courses and make it through the entire program. :) And I really like my classmates - they're really great people and I'm glad that I'll be seeing them next term. :)

And thanks for the encouraging words about Sydney. She continues to improve each day and Mark & I couldn't be happier. :)
kathyselden on June 29th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on June 30th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Ashley! She's really come a long way in her recovery in just a few days - hopefully we'll continue to see her progress over the next few days. :)
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on June 29th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad to hear that Sydney is feeling better and I hope she is going on this way! When we got the first Sheltie, his breeder told us that we have to take care that the vet would give him the right vaccination because Shelties don't agree with the normal vaccination. Every vet knew that but, thinking of it and also thinking of mdr1 gene mutation I can imagine that Sydney does not agree with this antibiotics without that it has something to do with her liver condition. In short, I hope your vet is wrong and that she will be able to find a different medication.

I'm glad to hear that you had a nice time with your classmates. :) And thanks for sharing that picture, it was nice to get to know your class and you all look great! :)

Much love and big hugs to you, Sheri! And please give Sydney also a hug from me.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on June 30th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, THANK YOU for that link, Sabine!! I read it and was amazed... I think I'll print it out and share it with my vet the next time I see her. It's nice to know that there might be reasons other than her liver that's causing her bad reaction to the meds.

And I really like my classmates - they're a great bunch! I'm so glad that I'll be able to take the next class with them - even if I'm going to miss the first two classes or so...

Thanks so much again for the link to the article!! And thanks for the HUGS - I gave Sydney hers and she was very pleased - she even wagged her tail a little extra when I told her it was from you. :)
lindasings on June 30th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Aha! So THAT was your class!
You were so secretive, I didn't dare ask what you were taking. (You probably posted it eventually and I missed it.) Good for you! I bet you were inspired after seeing "Sleeping Beauty Wakes."

The Rubicon's been doing "Children of a Lesser God," so we've all been getting some enlightenment on the subject. We've housed three of the actors together. Two of them are hearing, one is hearing impaired who is trained at lip reading. #3 has been teaching the others ASL and in the house that's all they speak.
Sheri: Sleeping Beauty Wakes 2shutterbug93 on June 30th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Aha! So THAT was your class!
Haha!! I did mention it a little while back - when I explained about volunteering for my class at the 50th State Fair. :) And though I can't lie and say that Sleeping Beauty Wakes didn't have anything to do with this, I'd always had an interest in learning ASL and never did anything about it until now.

It's a shame that I'm going to miss Children of a Lesser God at the Rubicon... Our trip is the week after it closes. :( I'd read about it and really wanted to see it staged (since it was the movie that began my interest in learning sign language - back when I was 16 or 17,...)