Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-19-2010

Well, things have still been tough the past few days. Although we avoided going back to CHOC, we’ve still had lots of challenges.

On the pooch front, Lola has gone in/out of being sick. One day she’s fine, the next runny stools. Then she’ll be fine, then vomiting. The past 2 mornings, she has vomited. This morning, there was a touch of blood in it. Yikes…

I almost bought this shirt for Lola to wear next time she visits the dog park.

The Bun has been acting great but still has diarrhea. We took her to get labs on Monday – they were a bit improved with potassium increasing to 3.6. Not fabulous, but stable enough. And not too shabby considering that she’s had diarrhea since last Thursday. We decided to give her intestines a break and used Pedialyte solely for one day. Now, we’ve been only giving half the amount of formula mixed with Pedialyte and feeding about 8 times per day. The less formula, the less diarrhea. Although even with 100% Pedialyte, she still has loose stools too frequently.

Along with that part, I’ve not been getting lots of sleep. Therefore, my health has declined and I’ve been fighting off major sickness. I think that there have just been too many sleepless nights in a row.

We wanted to take some time and catch up with some other friends and circle back with family before leaving CA. But in the end, we decided that it was best to high tail it back to Denver. We need for Ella and Lola to be around their primary caregivers.

So, we left this morning and headed for Arizona. We’re staying the night at an RV park just outside of Phoenix. Tomorrow, we’ll had to New Mexico. Please pray for our safety. We did attempt to get some mechanical repairs done to the motorhome before we left, but it would have taken several days to order the parts. Instead, the mechanic thought we would likely be able to make it back to Colorado safely. Since we need to get back home, we decided to go for it. But with how things have worked with us lately, we may get challenged by getting stuck in the heat of the desert.

We could really use a break and just would love for the drive home to go as smoothly as possible.

Psalm 118:24 (NLT)
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

megan on May 20th, 2010 at 12:18 am #

Safe travels you guys can’t wait for you to be back here. I miss you all! Lots of love and prayers..

julie kirk on May 20th, 2010 at 3:24 am #

praying for an uneventful trip home and that you can all get some much needed rest very soon. love julie

LoriAnn Kuhn on May 20th, 2010 at 4:51 am #

May the Lord give you travel Mercy and Angels around every tire, the engine, and the motorhome itself. I pray that you have supernatural energy and feel rested and joyful the rest of the way home. God Bless you and your family.

Ellie Brown on May 20th, 2010 at 5:22 am #

Praying you will all be resting in your own beds very soon. Sounds like everyone is exhausted: Mom, Dad, Ella, Lola and the RV!

Steve and Joan Odell on May 20th, 2010 at 5:54 am #

Praying for your safety and a steady trip home. Stress does a lot of things to a body and you guys have had more than you share. Rest well and prayers continue. Hugs, Steve and Joan

The Williams on May 20th, 2010 at 6:39 am #

Praying for safe travels back home… love and miss you guys!

Fran on May 20th, 2010 at 7:06 am #

Prayers and love sent your way for your trip home. Tina, prayers also sent that you are able to get some rest and feel better. Much care and love sent your way loved ones.

nicole on May 20th, 2010 at 7:19 am #

Travel safe! Would love to see you when you get home and settled. Let us know how we can help.

Missy payne on May 20th, 2010 at 8:13 am #

I am glad to see you guys are spending time with family and enjoying your RV. Ella looks good, hope you all get home safely and feel better soon.

Pat Hadden on May 20th, 2010 at 8:28 am #

much luck for smooth travels. (Grandma West looks great as usual.)

Williamsburg on May 20th, 2010 at 8:59 am #

You’re in our prayers daily, as always, but thanks for helping us know how specifically to pray for the drive home – for health both animal, vegetable and mineral! Love you and can’t wait to see you home. XOXOXO

Marge (A Friend in Indiana) on May 20th, 2010 at 9:09 am #

God Bless You all and keep you safe in your travels; it will be good for you to be back home. Take care…….

Grandma West on May 20th, 2010 at 11:18 am #

It was so wonderful having you here for so long despite the circumstances. We had such a great visit. You both continue to amaze me with your strength and faith I will be so happy to see you get home and back to your routine . I just loved seeing my baby Ella so much, she is so precious and has such an amazing spirit, such a joy so
funny and cute. Praying for your safe trip home .love you all so much Mom

Alicia Martin on May 20th, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

Praying for safe travels! Hopefully the Colorado sunshine and mountain air will do you all some good. You will be welcomed back!! Home sweet home!

Elizabeth Norman on May 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

Praying for a safe trip. At least there shouldn’t be any snow, but then I guess you never are surprised by snow anytime of the year in Colorado. There’s no place like home is there.

Tara Hayes on May 22nd, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

praying for you!!!

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