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Posted on Jun 21, 2007. 4 comments

Introspective Baxter
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We've finally found a way to minimize Baxter's seizures. There was an extended period of time where he was having serious problems. He spent 3 days in the Doggie Hospital the week before Maya was born. My own personal hysteria aside the unhappy experience made us review his potassium bromide levels and find a higher therapeutic dosage. Now he has one or two seizures every 4 weeks or so which sounds bad but is much better than the alternative. He's settling into his role as big brother aka "not the baby" and doing well. I try to find extra doggy snuggle time but I admit it's very difficult. We love our little behemoth baby doggy.
Cloth Wrapped Palm Tree
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I love the City of Long Beach. I grew up 70 miles west of Washington DC so my impressions of "a City" are Pomp, Circumstance, Poorly placed Stop Lights, Obfuscating Traffic Circles and Grand Marble Carvings. Long Beach couldn't be more opposite with it's impromptu, squatty, colorful sun bleached buildings and Hawaiian Shirt atmosphere. Every now and again I see something that makes me stop in my tracks and gasp. Spotting this tree was one of those unexpected moments. If you see me in LBC I'll be holding a camera taking a picture of something which will probably make you think "Damn She must be loca." And you'd probably be right.
Don't Feed the Loons
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I wish there were a sign on the outside of this window in bird language that said "Thou shalt not fly full force into this window while people are trying to eat lunch as fast as possible before their baby goes bananas."

Comments

  • Posted by lella on Jun 27, 2007

    Baxter looks very sweet sitting there. He’s a beautiful dog. Our little dog has epilepsy, discovered a year and a half ago, and now has to take phenobarbital twice a day. He is going well, and just turned 11 today. The medicines are miraculous because they stop that horrible disease.
    Long Beach is one of the best small towns on the coast. I’m glad it didn’t get completely eaten up by LA>

  • Posted by Michelle on Jun 21, 2007

    I took the pic at a bar off of Alamitos and Broadway. Not sure if it’s for the parade or for the bar, but I really enjoyed seeing the trees.

  • Posted by Joanm on Jun 22, 2007

    Hey Michelle,
    I’ve been out of the blogging cycle for a while. I just read your post about Janet. I have tears in my eyes as I can empathise. My beloved son has schizophrenia. We have been to hell and back – illegal drugs, prolonged hospitalisations, forced medication, cant hold a job, an erratic relationship with an usuitable girl etc etc. Including violence, smashed cars, furniture etc. We keep loving him and supporting him as best we are able, and find joy with our other family, including my adored grandchildren.
    Love and hugs. I love that shawl pattern. Maya looks so delightful. Enjoy every moment.

  • Posted by Joanm on Jun 22, 2007

    Hey Michelle,
    I’ve been out of the blogging cycle for a while. I just read your post about Janet. I have tears in my eyes as I can empathise. My beloved son has schizophrenia. We have been to hell and back – illegal drugs, prolonged hospitalisations, forced medication, cant hold a job, an erratic relationship with an usuitable girl etc etc. Including violence, smashed cars, furniture etc. We keep loving him and supporting him as best we are able, and find joy with our other family, including my adored grandchildren.
    Love and hugs. I love that shawl pattern. Maya looks so delightful. Enjoy every moment.

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