Thursday, April 17, 2008

Emotional Rollercoaster continued....

So, one more low for everyone.... last night our new little filly died. I promise we really are good stewards of our animals, but when this little colt was born sometime early yesterday morning, she slid under a fence, so mother and baby were seperated for we don't know how long. By the time we saw that they were separated, Fiona's (mother) bags were so tight, the baby couldn't suck. I milked almost 3 pints out of Fiona before the baby could even distinguish where a teet was. She was doing well after that, so we aren't sure what happened in the middle of the night, but she was in an eternal sleep when Adam checked her this morning. Needless to say, Adam and I are way bummed! R.I.P. little filly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Emotional Rollercoaster

Well, we happy to announce the newest arrival to our family. No, I'm not talking about me having our baby 7 weeks early although that would be nice. I'm referring to our new baby horse filly. She was born early this morning and is just the cutest little thing ever!

Now for some sad news... while trying to get our little colt to nurse this morning, our beloved kitty cat Mater was ran over. It was the most awful sound I've ever heard and it was so sad. We have to keep telling Cass that Mater is just outside sleeing. So sad.

Now for more good exciting news... our trip to San Francisco was wonderful and Adam did great! He took 4th overall out of 15! He did so well and all of the people there were really impressed that it was his first show and that he was so good. I am SOOOO proud of him! Here he is kicking this cow's butt!

The next bit of bad news is our little man had to be hospitalized again when his second tube was removed. Apparently, after major bladder surgery, the bladder can go into shock and may have a hard time restarting itself. This was the case with Cass. He didn't pee for awhile after the tube was removed which was causing him intense discomfort and pain. We took him into the hospital where he was admitted and luckily we only had to stay a short while. Now, we're cathing him every 4 hours until his bladder starts to work properly.

So, that's it for this emotional rollercoaster. Hope you enjoyed the ride.... Wish us less bad luck and R.I.P. Mater kitty cat.

Monday, April 7, 2008

58 DAYS? What?

OK, so I know I am a major slacker. I logged on today and saw that I only have 58 more days until I officially have two children. Where did the time go? That is so nuts!

Anyway, things are going really well for us. Cassidy had his surgery on the 14th of March and did really well. I neglected to take my camera with me AGAIN, so I didn't get to take a picture of him hooked up to his machines with nothing but his cowboy boots and cowboy hat on... literally nothing else. He insisted! It was hysterical. He kept telling Adam and me that "I gotta get out of here". We knew he was doing much better after a few days because he started cussing at all of the nurses that tried to touch him. He came home with about a four inch incision and two tubes coming out either end of the incision. He had one of the tubes removed two weeks ago and will have the other removed tomorrow. We're hoping that his bladder is strong enough to start pushing all of that urine out! I took a picture of his incision with one of the little tubes hanging out.

I had to cover up his little pee-pee. Anyway, he has been such a little trooper through it all and we are truly blessed that he is such a tough little kid.

In other exciting news, Adam has been training for months and months for a horse show that we will be at next Saturday. We have to drive all the way to San Francisco, which I'm thrilled to do considering gas is so cheap right now, but I am so excited for him. He has worked so hard and I am so proud of him! Good luck Adam!

Well, I'm off to Salt Lake. I hear it's snowing... ughhh!!