Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A bit more update – good and not so good

Mom Kim here – not a lot of time to post lately and the Beaglebratz are NOT happy about that.

 First - I MUST give a HUGE thanks to Ann from Zoolatry  for such a beautiful and festive header/background- 
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! 

Did have an appointment with my cornea specialist -  the good was that my vision had improved a bit which I knew since I am back at work.  HOWEVER, the not so good part is that it looks like I now have my 3rd Fungal infection in that eye;  There is still good news in that this infection has just started – the signs are there and I am already being treated for this infection so HOPEFULLY and I pray that it doesn’t get any worse.  The pharmacy had to order the anti-fungal eyedrop I need but it will be here tomorrow; it will mess up my vision altho to what extent I don’t know for sure since it was caught so quickly.  I am also on an anti-fungal pill (already had one) so like I said, since it was caught sooner than the other two -  it hasn’t fully developed yet – maybe I won’t even miss any work.
So that is about all I know for now - the Beaglebratz have been getting A LOR of Christmas cards and I have gotten a couple - wonder why so many for them and not so many for me?  Oh- to Denny and Riley - they got your box in the mail and theirs will go out this weekend (maybe sooner).  Our Christmas cards will be going out this weekend I hope - at least some of them.
Ok - gotta end this for now - Shiloh an'Diva Shasta do miss you all and will be back as soon as possible.
Mom Kim

PS - The Beaglebratz are doing well by the way.  Feeling good that Shiloh has slept in bed with me'n Diva Shasta the last couple of nights after sleeping on his blanket on the floor for several months.  He won't let me help him get up and kinda hesitates at first but then up he goes.  It put a smile on my face AND heart.  Maybe that supplement he is on is helping him more than I realized - I knew he has been moving and running more easily but this was a new development.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A bit of an update on a late THANKFUL THURSDAY (and notes from the Beaglebratz)

We are joining in the
this week with PepiSmartDog.

My vision is slowly improving, in fact it had started improving a little when I wrote that last blog post however I was still waiting to hear what the next step would be as far as doctor appointments – I have a doctor appointment with my specialist next Tuesday, 12/9.  The specialist also wanted me to increase the anti-rejection eyedrop – which means he could see the possibility of rejection just in the pictures  my local doc sent him. (in case anyone reading this post missed my prior post then click HERE which will bring you up to speed – basically it’s the same old-same old stuff).  Me and sis were kinda hoping for an appointment at the specialist’s office in Overland Park (suburb of Kansas City) and maybe do a little Christmas shopping but we are going there this Friday (12/5) anyway so I can spend my birthday doing one of my fav pastimes – SHOPPING! (most fav are the Beaglebratz of course)  Anyway, now – just more waiting however now the wait is to see what happens between now and the appointment time.  As I said in my prior post, my ultimate dream/wish, at least where my eye/vision is concerned, is TOTAL healing and vision improves GREATLY from the recent (3/2013) stem cell transplant.  HOWEVER, the more realistic part of me (which includes some medical knowledge of my eye condition) also anticipates my specialist bringing up the topic of the NEXT procedure – like how soon to do it since this e.ye/vision flare-up seems to be happening more often.

Anyway, I do want to thank you all for your healing thoughts and concern, POTP, prayers and purrayers - THEY ARE WORKING - 
and PLEASE keep them coming.  Now the Beaglebratz havr a 
few words (?) 

Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta here-

We haf sum pikchurez here that we wood like 

your thoughtz/

The other day WE got a rather LARGE box frum 

Chewy.com BUTT

mom WOOD NOT let us open it.

By the time we got tue even c it, this iz all we saw!

Now we due know there were 2 bagz of food in there, 

one fur us an'1 fur our fur-xuzinm Bailie  BUTT 

Y wood mom NOT LET US C IT????? 

When mom FINALLY let us inspect it,

we checked it good-

Diva Shasta even questioned sum of the nearby manor subjectz if they had seen anything odd BUTT
no one wuz talkin'.

SOOOOO - now while we Beaglebratz R thankful that mom got us MORE food-
we want tue know what else wuz there'n y coodn't WE open it?
Ok all u Blogville rezidentz-

got any ideaz?


Monday, December 1, 2014



It's the same old - same old stuff
about Mom Kim - AGAIN!!!
There is the additional possibility of the cornea transplant from 2 years ago rejecting altho like I said,
this is still in question.
I'm not sure exactly when this started AGQIN or if it really
ever did completely heal from early last month.
The epithelial defect is back, 5mm.
And I still have the nodule (not new)
right above the defect.
Once again there is mention of surgery HOWEVER that is still my decision.
I was not able to go to work today but I do hope to tomorrow.
My local eye doc took more pics of my eye to send to the specialist in Overland Park, Kansas-
this is what I am waiting to hear about; will I go there this week for an appointment or will he wait until he is here in Topeka next week.
This is part of the reason none of us have been online lately-
 reading or commenting.

I NEED to cut this short and get
to bed.
Yes, like I said before, 
Shiloh and Diva Shasta are fine.
I am still hoping to put off that surgery until AFTER the 
first of the year.
My ideal situation would be for the stem cell tissue I have already had transplanted in 3/13 totally heal my eye and improve my vision for the rest of my life.  
HOWEVER I would settle for just getting through the rest of 2014.

Oh, and by the way, "our" goal of making 1000 posts by the end of this year - that flews out the window a long time ago.
I do want to give a special thanx for our guest bloggers this year and I hope we can do this again next year.

In the meantime, not sure when the next post will be.
I do ask for your prayers, POTP and purrayers-
Mom Kim

Thursday, November 27, 2014


We Beaglebratz r here kinda late out of necessitee - u c, our mom went over tue her sis's place tue haf Thanksgivin'an'LEFT us all alone, ALL AFTERNOON an'part of the EVENIN"tue.  BUTT, we digress a bit (an'mom did redeem herself a bit when she added sum sweet potato an'turkey tue our kibble fur dinner).

Now sum of u may already know this BUTT we wish tue offer a little bakground'boutz our arrival here in Blogville.  Mom furst b-gan "her" blog bak in February of 2008 BUTT she found it sort of ... NOT fun-inspirin'an'it wuz kinda tedious - yes, she WUZ bloggin'BUTT it wuz NOT IN Blogville.  THEN - it wuz late October of 2009 when she d-sided WE BEAGLEBRATZ shood kinda take-over the blog an'WE made that move tue Blogville an'since then, Blogville haz bin so furry much good tue us.  We (yes, mom tue) haz made so many furrendz-friendz.  We all found a world-wide communtiy of peepz an'furriez
(an'non furriez) who cared so much fur other Blogville rezidentz. Thoze rezidentz haf bin there tue offer their support, care. prayerz an'POTP fur us all at Team Beaglebratz tue when needed.  It wuz thru bein'a pawt of Blogville that mom found out'boutz the BlogPaws Community an'then found out'boutz bein'able tue due product reviewz fur good stuff that we git tue try.  An'there iz other fun stuffz like pawtiez, pik-a-nikzl the Blogville Olympicz an'the Christmas card list an'gift x-change;  we r so furry much thankful fur all theze thingz that we found in Blogville.   An'we r all furry much thanful fur every-1 in Blogville who vizit us an'leeve commentz even when we r not able tue due this on other blogz az much az we wish we cood.

Mom Kim here for a minute - I also want to give thanks because being a "resident" of Blogville has also opened my eyes and heart to other dogs and cats who may not be as fortunate as our own - the ones who have no one to snuggle with or give a kiss to.  There has also been other information I have read here in Blogville about the health and well-being of our own pets that I have not known before - like info about what we feed our dogs.

Shiloh an'Diva Shasta here agin - so mom sez we all need tue git tue bed so she can git up ERLY an'go shoppin' - she sed she mite even b talkin'tue Santa Pawz.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Where are we??????????????

 We Beaglebratz shood haf posted this yestaday since our mom haz bin up tue her uzual mischif self BUTT we Beaglebratz wuz tue traumatized – mom took us tue a GROOMER tue git our BATHZ an’that other yucky stuff like our toofz brushed an’butt squeeze.   SHILOH here – That’z ok tho cuz I barked so much an’LOUD that the groomer lady asked if aunt sis cood come an’take us home early after we wuz  dun cuz my bark wuz startlin’the small dogz so we Beaglebratz still got our napz in.  Anywayz,  our mom wantz tue say a FEW werdz so take it away mom (r’member – JUST a FEW werdz).

Thank you Beaglebratz – I wanted to let everyone know we ARE still around, even though lately even commenting on blogs has become few and far between.  And with Thanksgiving being only a day away and even tho I am off work  Wednesday and Friday– Wednesday will be A LOT of decorating here and then shopping on Black Friday – yes, I am one of those crazy people that does the crazy shopping on BF altho not quite starting so early.  I am still hoping Team Beaglebratz can get a post done for Blogville’s Thanks Day and for FFHT – those posts are already in the works.  I’ve been working on getting my house  the manor clean and the daily stuff put away and ready for the holidays.  In the past I’ve waited til AFTER Thanksgiving to do much of anything for Christmas but I have come to realize that I just don’t move as fast as I use to and there are a few other things that take up time.  And I have found out too (and this I really do NOT like) as I get older, time seems to go by faster.  Before I continue rambling much more, and as I look at the Beaglebratz who are signaling to me to end this, I just wanted to let you all know that we ARE ALL still here.

Oh, and the Beaglebratz DID survive their spa day (even if it was cut short due to “some doggy’s” LOUD mouth)   And now they smell clean and they are soft with toenails trimmed up nice (NO – Beagles do NOT do nail polish, at least not mine - not even Diva Shasta).  Except for the embarrassing loud mouth incident, I was totally pleased – especially when I checked the Beaglebratz and saw their RE-USABLE Christmas bows/collars.
Shiloh was not too keen about showing off his Christmas bow-tie 

I think Diva Shasta really liked showing off her pretty Christmas hair ribbon.

Mom Kim
Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta