Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Check Up/Update

Dr. Warmuth (Liverpool Animal Health them, love her) called us today with the results of Carter's blood work. He is scheduled to get neutered on the 24th (yes, my bday!), so he had to have pre-surgical blood work completed to make sure that everything was ok. Everything came back great! No issues with his kidneys or liver. His glucose level was great, which is important with small dogs b/c they can go into diabetic shock, he is not anemic, and his platelet count is high. Apparently his phosphorus level was slightly elevated, but the Dr. isnt worried because this is normal with growing pups. I was happy to hear this, and happy to speak with the Dr. reagarding some other concerns about know some of those new little habits I blogged about earlier?

The Dr confirmed that Carter is a very smart, spoiled, little "stinker," who is testing his limits in regards to eating, playing, etc...We are working on a new behavior plan at home (now I get to bring my work home, and Adrian gets to see how I spend my days--planned ignoring, providing prompts, etc)! :) We also found out from Carter's vet visit that he is quiet the little pork chop. He is now weighing in at 9.1 lbs! He's getting to be around cat more "pocket rat," or "mobil guinea pig" here! The Dr. is not concerned about his weight...he is healthy and well exercised.

Sorry about the lack of pics lately. I will try to take some this weekend and post them. Currently, Carter is on the top of the back of the couch, wedged between the pillow back and actual couch, which would be a cute pic, but if Adrian or I move...down goes Carter!

In regards to Adrian and I-- we both are busy working. Adrian is working full time and I have picked up additional hours at my second job. It's a lot, but worth it when you are looking to buy a house in the upcoming months! I will be so excited when I can post that we are home owners!

We are figuring out what to do for my actual bday, we will most likely go to dinner that night. On the 26th I am going to the NKOTB (youre jealous, I know) concert with Em and Beth. And on the 28th it's time to party it up Cuse style!

My mom and I are going to the Outlet this weekend to do some shopping, which either proves as very productive (meaning lots of items purchased) or a total dud...usually a dud when you've actually got $$ to spend, unfortunately!

We are also gearing up for a trip to visit Brian in VA this April, as well as a trip downstate to visit Adrian's family. Spring Break is just around the corner, and yes, I have started the countdown to the end of the school year! :)

1 comment:

The Riggs said...

congrats and I'm sorry at the same time little Carter :) 2nd job! what! where have I been?! It is a good time buy a house, I hope you find your dream home. Keep on "hangin tough!"