Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Which Things Are Looking Up

Things have settled down around here a bit in the last couple of days.  I suspect we're going to be taking two steps forward and one step back for quite a while, but we'll keep soldiering along and eventually things will get better.  Thanks for all of your encouraging words; Ellen's an extraordinary girl and we're going to support her every step of the way.

Connor hasn't had any seizures now for about a week!  That's pretty exciting given how many he was having before the medication change.  I'd say so far so good-- we haven't seen any major side effects and he's continuing to do well.  We'll visit the neurologist again in a few months, and hopefully we'll be able to give him a good report!

We spent quite a bit of time rearranging Ellen's room today in preparation for a couple of new residents!  We've found a guinea pig rescue organization in the area and are currently doing our homework in preparation for bringing home a pair of cute piggies.  Ellen is extremely excited and the idea of getting a couple of guinea pigs from a rescue organization struck a real chord with her; we think they'll be a great addition to the household.  She's very gentle with our other animals and I think guinea pigs will be a good fit for her.  So there is now a ridiculously large cage sitting in her room waiting for the newcomers.  Seriously-- this thing is huge.  I'm pretty sure I could sleep in it without too much trouble.

Anyway, between the guinea pigs, the cats, and our (positively geriatric) gerbils, we'll have quite the menagerie! 

~Jess


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for rescuing instead of buying! Guinea pigs are the best. So friendly and cute. :) I hope Ellen enjoys her new buddies!

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Whoops -- sorry. Glad to hear about the guinea pigs and how excited Ellen is about that. *Very* happy to hear about the lack of seizures, and I hope that continues.

 
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