Thursday, February 26, 2009

Two Months Old!!!

So, Evan turned two months old last week. We took him in last Friday for his check-up and immunizations. He weighed in at 10lbs 14.4 ounces, which the pediatrician himself noted as an impressive weight gain :) He measured 22.75 inches, too.

Today Evan is 10 weeks old, and he started rolling over from his tummy to his back. Wow...I can't believe how quickly time passes. He was sort of shocked at himself at first, but he enjoyed the clapping and praise I was giving him so much that he couldn't stop smiling!

Prayers for Deacon

So, those of you who know Gary and I well know that we actually have four sons. We of course have Alex and Evan, and we also have Deacon (our 11 year old white german shepard) and Cricket (our 9 year old chihuahua).

Long story short, Deacon is very sick. We took him in to the vet on Monday expecting to get a round of antibiotics and found out that he has an extremely large mass in his abdomen. He apparently has a large mass/tumor on his prostate, which is very rare in a neutered male dog. The vet basically gave us no hope at all and told us that we probably only had a few days left.

Gary and I just couldn't accept that answer. How in the world did this happen? Our dog who has been perfectly healthy all the sudden is only going to live a few days? Deacon is still running around the back yard, eating, drinking, and seems to be in no pain. So, we took him to another vet in town who did a sonogram, yes a sonogram, on Deacon. Sure enough, he has a mass which is causing several problems for him such as swelling in his hind legs from circulation issues. This vet however put him on some medicine to shrink the tumor. He said that if Deacon responds well he could live a normal and comfortable life for six months to a year.

So, we are hoping that he responds well to the medication. Of course, his comfort is our greatest concern. We would never let him be in pain. In the words of the vet, "he is oblivious to what is going on and is not in any pain at all right now."

I am sure that some of you think we are crazy. Believe me, I know he is a dog, but I also know that God created all creatures great and small. So, if you think about it, say a little prayer for Deac! After all, he is our first baby.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Heart Day from our Rockstar and Heartbreaker!!! XOXOX

These are pictures of my precious Evan from this past week. It is so hard to believe that he will be two months old next week! He is really growing and has filled out quite nicely :) His Daddy says that he is going to be the "Big Little Brother," but we will see! He will be going in for his check up next week, so we will get the official stats then. I am trying to take every moment in because I know how quickly it passes!
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Smiles All Around (Well Most of the Time Anyway)!

So, Evan smiles ALL the time now. It is so sweet. It has been so much fun to be the recipient of such precious smiles.