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! 



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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