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Can we give the dog Peyton's steroids?

Between the dog and Peyton, I’m not sure who has the higher dose of steroids. Buffett has to go on them for swelling in her ears because of reoccurring ear infections. The vet looked at me a little strange when he told me that the steroids would make Buffett eat more and drink more, and I asked him if it would make her mean or cranky. I know this vet was thinking “Your dog gets cranky?” But hey, it make Peyton pretty mean and I KNOW she’s tried to bite her brother and sister, what could it do to the dog?

As I was pretty sure would happen, now that the Celebration of Life has happened, I’m getting the hourly question about whether it’s time to leave for Disney or not. One of the things in the gift basket with a video and book of the parks and all the things that you can see and do and the kids have gone through and circled the many things that they have planned. Peyton doesn’t want anything scary, Rachael doesn’t want anything too fast and Nathaniel doesn’t want anything pink or princess related. I think he’s going to be in a special level of torture as I know he will suffer through many princess events because of his sisters…but the hint was dropped that the Bucs start training camp while we’re in Orlando and that possibly there could be a guy outing! Maybe that’ll be enough testosterone to equal out the frilly, pouffy stuff.

Nathaniel and Rachael finished chess camp, Nathaniel’s going all Eddie Fisher on me….he wants more classes, wants to get good enough to be in tournaments….and he’s willing to teach me to play. I’ve already accepted the fact that the kid is way smarter than me, do I need this blow to my fragile self esteem as well? Rachael enjoyed the class, but no big thrill…she’s more into the art classes that she attends. She’s my kid that’s counting down the days til school starts, I don’t know where she gets that from.

Peyton is really worn out these days. She’s still on the egg kick, several times a day I can be found scrambling them so that she can get her fix. In fact, as we drive through Brandon, she now points out restaurants and identifies them as either “They make good eggs!” or “They don’t sell eggs.”….I think that pretty much is her restaurant guide to Brandon. She woke up this morning at 7…then took herself back to bed and went to sleep again….then we hit the road at 10….and she crawled back in bed as soon as we got home and napped again…this is so not like her to want to be in bed. This could definitely be late effects of the radiation, they warned us anywhere between 2 weeks and 6 months. I’m just praying that she feels up to enjoying the trip to Give Kids the World, but if we just laze around the villa and eat ice cream all day, I guess that’s not too bad a trip either.

Peyton made a giant potty leap in the right direction….all day yesterday she went in the potty! Today she spent the whole day going in her pull-up, but one day at a time, right? I think part of it is she can’t be bothered when she’s so tired. She’s got an appointment at the clinic on Monday for counts, which is probably a good thing because she’s looking a little pale right now. Just keep praying this little one through it all, we can’t tell you how thankful we are for all the continued support and encouragement.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

1 Comment on “Can we give the dog Peyton's steroids?”

  1. #1 Kim Dubin
    on Jul 20th, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Just like Nikki's song on her page… somebody's praying you through! We think of you guys often and are so glad to have had the chance to meet you all! Take care!
    Love ~ The Dubins