Starting Thursday, Ace started to experience a very dry cough and started to look uncomfortable. Jay took him to the vet in which they decided he had water starting to form in his lung. We started him on some medications that were prescribed to possibly take 1 - 2 days to start seeing improvements. Friday night seemed to be endless for Ace as he could not find a comfortable position to allow him to stay upright enough to allow him to breathe without weezing. He was unable to sleep. Unfortunately early Sunday morning, we had to rush Ace to the Emergency Animal Clinic here in town to help. After further x-rays, the doctor was amazed that Ace was even walking, eating, and as alert as he was since he only had 5% of his lung capacity available to breathe. It seemed as if the cancer, existing tumors, or other combined complications were contributing factors to how quick this came on. Before Thursday, there were no signs that his cancer or diabetes had an issue. Unfortunately after much talking and crying, we knew we had to heal him the only way we knew and that was to let him go be with God. We had hoped that Ace would find his own way, but again I think he just needed a little help. Ace fought a hard fight over the last year and 4 months. He dealt with multiple vet visits to battle his melanoma cancer and won the hearts of the staff at Hudson Highland Vet Clinic on every visit. After getting him back on track with oral chemo medication, we learned he had become diabetic. Once again, after seeing the specialist at the clinic, we combated the diabetes with insulin and medications that proved to be the right combination for both cancer and diabetes. He was a strong boy and showed more perseverance than we thought he had in him. We will miss you Ace and will never forget you. Love Daddy, Dad, KC, Makita & Bacon - Smoochies! XOXOXO
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I thought it was only fitting to add a SPLASH to the blog to help keep Summertime going. And with 13 more days left till Captiva., even more reason!!!! 3rd - CT is supposed to have mid to high 80 degree temps for at least another 10 days!!!!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
So I had some extra time and the sun wasn't beating down on me for the first day in weeks. I decided to start back up on my summer project. If you remember, that's the old soda slider/cooler... yeah, that one. Today was sanding and priming. I wished I could have gotten more of the bad rust spots cleaner cut but I don't think I have the tools, nor the expertise and possibly, the best health care options to ensure a successful result. With that said, here's how far I've gotten so far. The main cooler itself was sanded, and primed white with 2 coats. Looks better already instead of being that nasty red color. The interior and shelf are both now silver hammerite. Oh and the door is also off its hinges and primed too. Tomorrow I plan to actually match the new Pepsi blue at Home Depot. If it ain't right, or looks just weird, I'll just prime it again. And I can't remember if I have shared what its supposed to look like so I'll post a link to view that too.
Friday, August 13, 2010
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