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High Highs and Low Lows

Most weeks are filled with some sort of ups and downs, but this week was on steroids. I can't remember a week that was filled with so many high highs and so many low lows, but I will say, I think my heart rate would prefer a little more normalcy moving forward. Let's start out with one of the lows since it's always better to end on a high note. 

Low of lows: We had a pretty big health scare with Jenny this week. I returned from my sister-in-law's wedding to a very sick Jenny. I left Friday, and she was perfectly fine. Saturday, my friend who was watching her noticed she was acting strange. There really wasn't anything I could do being a plane ride away, so I tried to just put it out of my mind and deal with it when I returned home. When I got home Sunday, Jenny was in so much pain. She hobbled over to me when she saw me, laid her head on my shoulder, and just stayed there. She could barely walk, and she couldn't sit or lay down on her own. I literally had to force her feet from under her to get her in a laying position. She was shaking, weak, and scared. What in the world happened to my perfectly healthy baby?! I was a wreck. Long story short, I took her to the vet, and praise God he was able to diagnose her. She had a bacterial infection that was making its way through her body, causing extreme soreness and pain in her muscles. Her prescribed an antibiotic, and she is doing soooo much better. I am so thankful for a vet who was able to pin point what was wrong and fix my baby. 
 
You may be wondering how she got the bacterial infection. Let's back up to Friday afternoon. Jenny caught a cat outside, put it in her mouth, and shook it around. She's not so sweet to the felines. We separated them as soon as we could, and the cat was fine. Jenny had a few scratches on her ears, so we gave her a bath and neosporin and called it a day. Apparently one of those scratches was a bite mark. Our vet told us that cats have some of the filthiest mouths of all animals and that they are filled with bacteria. One little bite on the ear, and Jenny was instantly infected. Again, I am so thankful the vet diagnosed this right away and knew how to treat it. It was one of the scariest weeks of my life because I really thought we might lose her, but God is good and our story had a happy ending.
 
 
High of highs: I conquered 8 miles this week! The half marathon training continues, and I was so pleased with my last run of the week. Weather conditions were perfect, I had just found out awesome news for Parker (see next point), and I was just on cloud nine. Sometimes running is such a chore and I would literally rather do anything else, but sometimes there are those runs that just feel so good the entire time.


Highest of highs: Parker is a carrier qualified aviator! He has been getting ready for a month now to go out and land on the carrier, and he passed! I am so proud of him! One step closer to those wings of gold. I love getting to witness his dreams come true, and finding out he qualified was the best feeling. I'm a pretty big fan of that kid!
 

All in all, it was a really blessed week for the Phelps trio. It was stressful beyond belief, but God got us through it. I am ready for what I hope will be a very stress-free weekend. I wish the same for all of you!


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22 comments :

Cate said...

I'm so glad Jenny is okay! I instantly freak out when my Tucker boy is acting anything but normal, so I totally get where you're coming from! And what great news for Parker! Awesome!

Charity said...

I am so happy that Jenny is okay poor thing!!! And how amazing are you for getting in an eight mile run. So excited for you and Parker. There are so many blessings to come!

Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades said...

I'm so glad Jenny is okay!!! Dog scares are the worst!!!!!!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Glad Jenny is ok!! What a great vet that he/she knew right away what was wrong! Congrats to Parker in latest accomplishment! I don't think that boy ever stops achieving!

Jen said...

I am so glad that Jenny is okay! It's so scary when they can't tell us what is wrong.

Ashley said...

I'm so glad that Jenny is okay and doing better. Congratulations to you and Parker on both of your successes this week!

Neisha said...

Thank goodness Jenny's ok. Congrats to you on your run. I don't know how you do it....I tried jogging with a friend some time last year and it was painful for me and anybody who had to witness me jogging. Congrats to Parker as well!

Amy said...

+ i'm so glad jenny is ok! it's terrifying when our pets are sick and we have NO IDEA what is wrong.
I've heard the same thing about cats (still ove mine though haha) - they definitely do carry some bacteria!
+ YAY for parker! that is so awesome.
+ and MAD PROPS to you girl - 8 miles with under a ten mile pace...insane!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

I'm so glad that Jenny is okay. I would lose my mind if something like that happened to Levi and I can't imagine hearing about my baby acting "off" when I was miles and miles away. God is good!! Congrats to you on the run! Would you mind running a few miles for me please! LOL

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

I'm so glad Jenny is okay!! And congratulations Parker!

Kenzie S said...

Oh my gosh, poor Jenny! That is so scary, I am so glad she is okay!! I didn't know that about cat bites.. yikes.
Great job with getting 8 miles this week!! CONGRATULATIONS to Parker! That is so awesome!!

Tara said...

I'm glad your puppy turned out okay! It is so hard to see them hurting. Congrats on your 8 miles :)

Elizabeth Lynn said...

Thank goodness Jenny is ok! And congrats to you and the hubs for your milestones this week!! :)

Amie said...

So glad they got Jenny some meds to help her get better, I'm sure that was scary! Congrats on your run, that's awesome! I'm waiting for it to warm up so I can start training for my half in May!

Jane Harman said...

great blog!! i'm sorry your dog got sick :(

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

I'm so glad Jenny is feeling better! Poor baby. And I'm so glad for Parker, and your 8 miles!

Susannah said...

Oh goodness, I'm so glad Jenny is feeling ok!!!

Hilary said...

I'm so sorry Jenny got sick :( but I am so happy for y'all with Parker being certified and you running 8 miles! Way to go!

Stephanie said...

I am so glad Jenny is ok! We have been there with Grace before except they couldn't figure out what was wrong with her after dozens of tests. Whatever infection it was she just had to work it out of her system over a two week period. It was awful! Glad you had some highs for the week too!

Melinda said...

Congrats on 8 miles with that time! I miss running marathons- I need to train first though!

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Rachel Lynn said...

Sick puppies when they're our babies are the worst! I'm so glad Jenny is ok.

Congrats to you on your run and Parker on his qualification!

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Tammy Jo said...

So glad that Jenny is okay!!! And big congrats to you and Parker!

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