Monday, October 13, 2008
















The trip to the vet went pretty well. Gus cried the whole time in the car and Addison was comforting him by saying "It's ok Gussy, it's ok..."Celia thought his extra meowing was funny and so she meowed every time he did. The girls did ok in the vet's office. Luckily they were verrrrry patient (docs, techs) with my toddlers that were doing snow angels on the floor and touching. every. single. thing. Gus is going to be alright. He just has to go back on this ridiculously expensive food (prescription Science Diet) and they told me he needs to lose a few pounds (I've been trying, but he eats all of Roxy's food too!) because he weighs 19 lbs. I could have sworn he had lost a couple of pounds. Guess I was wrong! I went to a new vet in Mission (Dearborn clinic) this time. They were awesome! They were also in love with Gus (he is very lovable).

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Lately I've been getting these horrible cramps in my calves at night. I'll be sleeping just fine and this horrible spasm will creep up my leg and it hurts like you wouldn't believe. I remember this happening with my last pregnancy and it sucked just as bad. Anyone know what to do about that? My legs are still sore from it happening again early this morning. I'm sure I just need to drink more water, but water is so gross. Blagh.

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I planted some tulip and hyacinth bulbs with my neighbor yesterday (I live in a townhouse). Hopefully they'll come up in the spring. I am very proud of myself because I managed to accomplish this task without calling Heather Berry, Amanda or Master Gardener hotline! Yes! I am making great strides....

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5 comments:

Banana said...

For your legs... EAT MORE BANANAS!

Amanda said...

That is just what I was going to say! Eat bananas! But, beware, they can....plug you up if you aren't careful. So eat lots of other fruits with it. I don't have so much of a problem with cramps as I do with (what I call) "busy feet". I think the official term is "restless leg syndrome". I simply HAVE to keep moving my feet when I'm in bed at night. If I don't they just ache so bad! Unfortunately it keeps me up a lot of the time. Anybody got ideas about that one???

Keri said...

Marie...your cat weighs more than my dog. Jack is 18 pounds. You have a big cat. Not quite as big as Roxanna Simmon's cat Shamu--he's up in the 20 something range! Micah loved your kitty card by the way. You know he has a borderline-creepy love for cats, especially fat ones. He would probably drive to Kansas right now just to see Gus. I hope he feels better!! I hate when my pets are sick.

Eric said...

Muscle cramps are the worst. I used to get those when I ran track in high school. It's from straining a tight muscle. You should do some simple quick stretches before bed. If it's your calf, I think the best stretch is grabbing your toes and pulling your foot up while keeping your knees locked. Also, drink some water because dehydration doesn't help.

jenifriend said...

I believe the consensus is to eat more bananas...and I couldn't agree more. From the many years of dancing that I had, it was one of the only food items that truly reduced cramping in my muscles after a long day of movement. If you're into peantut butter (which I love Peter Pan's Honey Roasted Peanut Butter) you could grab a hunk of that on a spoon and munch away, because it's also loaded with potassium.