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Monday, July 25, 2011

Doggie ICU and Nurseries

Another busy week to be had in P-Town. Unfortunately busy weeks always mean a lot of work for Andrew and a lot of watching and coordinating on my end since it's getting harder and harder to bend over and be of much help!

The week started off for us with a scare. Poor Bailey developed bladder stones again and had to go in Tuesday for a routine surgery to remove them. Unfortunately he reacted poorly to the anesthesia. The vet staff ended up having to breath for him and his blood pressure crashed. It was very scary and he wasn't waking up when he should have. We had to transfer him to Doggie ICU for the night. Andrew and I were very nervous and not feeling very good about our decision to put him through the surgery. Poor little guy looked awful. But we got him home Wednesday and he looked much better. Today he is a lot perkier and you can tell he's on a quick road to recovery, so it all ended well. In the picture you can see the poor guy with his collar. The soft collars are genius, he handles it much better than those hard, stiff cones. You can also see his shaved little legs where they had to put in a lot of IVs and needles :(

This past weekend finally brought some nice weather to Portland. We had sunshine and temps in the 80s. We got out Saturday and enjoyed a pickle throwdown (a pickle tasting) in the hood and picked up our nursery furniture that arrived sooner than anticipated. On Sunday I got to visit with my friend Jen from Denver who was in Portland for just a few hours on a layover. We grabbed lunch and got to catch up, it was so good to see her. Andrew got to work and put together the crib, dresser and rocker. He never ceases to amaze me what he can accomplish in a day! The walls in the nursery are white, which we don't want to mess up, so we decided to use sticker decals to add some color and our own flair. You can kind of catch on to our theme of flowers and butterflies and the use of pink and green below :) My mom sent us the crib sheet set that I absolutely love and think is perfect! We now have a skeleton of a nursery!!


  1. That is by far the cutest room ever! How did you do the decales? Love the flower theme and colors too...wow! Thank goodness everything is ok with your first baby, such a sweet yet pathetic picture.

  2. I'm soooo happy to hear Bailey is doing better. I love that little guy. Your baby's room is adorable. Thanks for keeping us all posted on what's going on. It was nice seeing you this summer.