Jennifer Lyon

Monday, January 27th, 2020
Weekend Roundup

Stunningly sad news about Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all the people in the helicopter with them. My heart breaks for all the families and loved ones. I’m writing this right after I heard, so I’m still just shocked. Since I live in So Cal, Kobe is (gosh, I can’t even say was yet) big news around here.

Okay, moving off this, my weekend was good and bad.

Good was our grandson, Turbo! CPA Boy, Special K and Turbo came over, and for the first time in a while, it was all about Grandpa for Turbo. Wizard was ecstatic and they had a great time together while I made blueberry pancakes.

Then Uncle Youngest (BLB) and his wife crashed the party :-) Youngest brought Turbo another gift, an awesome car set that Turbo loved because Uncle Middle shamelessly spoils his nephew and is quite smug about doing it. This is going to come back and bite him in the backside when he has kids and Uncle CPA Boy spoils them, LOL! Brothers. (Uncle Middle is just as shameless about spoiling Turbo.)

The bad news is Maggie got sick again Saturday and kept throwing up for a couple of hours. Not good. When our Family Vet Tech (Youngest’s wife) got to the house, she looked her over, said she was slightly dehydrated, but if things didn’t get worse I could wait to take her in Monday. Maggie seemed to stopped throwing up and I semi-relaxed. We had a great day, everyone left, I gave Maggie some rice, put her in her bed by our couch and Wizard and I did some stuff.

Then I looked at Maggie.

She’d quietly thrown up. Again. Right by my feet and I didn’t hear her (Bad Mom!). However, she got right up while I cleaned up, then she drank some water, went outside,  came back in…and thing got worse:

The side of her mouth swelled up and it was bad (probably worse than the picture shows). I got Benadryl down her in a spoon full of pumpkin. The other side of her mouth and one eye swelled before the Benadryl finally began working. Thankfully her airways seemed clear and she was breathing fine. It had to be a reaction to something, but we have no idea what might have stung or bit her, what she might have eaten…no clue. Or if it’s related to the vomiting. By the time I put her in her crate to sleep, she was better and I was a wrung out mess.

After a night spent imagining the worst, she looked much improved in the morning. So far, she’s held some rice and dry food down as I’m writing this Sunday afternoon, but I’m taking her in to her vet today if I can get her in. I will feel better getting her checked out.

Sadly, I’ve been planning and wanting to go see Middle son and his wife on Sunday. Our schedules haven’t lined up lately, but we finally got it worked out and I had to cancel :-( Of course Middle Son understood which helped a lot.

Want to guess how much writing I got done? I’m fighting the middle part of the book that is a major turning point. One voice in my head keeps saying just move forward and fix it later, but another voice bellows that I can’t, it’s too emotionally vital to set up the rest of the book. I really need the voices in my head to all get on the same page and work together! Is that so much to ask?

So that’s my long weekend story. How was your weekend?

P.S. Once I know Maggie is okay, she’s going to be in really big trouble for scaring me like this!

5 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    January 27th, 2020 at 5:52 am · Link

    Poor Maggie. I just want you to know she’s in my prayers. I’ll write more later. Hugs.

  2. Silver James
    January 27th, 2020 at 10:31 am · Link

    Poor Maggie! Please let us know how she’s doing!!!! <3 <3 <3

    Busy times this weekend, some good, some bad, as you said. Glad you and Wiz got Turbo Time and blueberry pancakes. Sorry for Maggie and sending healing thoughts.

    I vegged again this weekend. I was so vegged out, I forgot we'd given the boys their last big "munchy-bone" treats Saturday night. That's their nightly "chew" after they go out the last time and just before bed. They had to make do with Bac-os. That's on my list today.

    Other than that, no news, which is okay. Except I need to work. Probably not today because stuffs to do but starting tomorrow, I gotta get back in the groove.

    Hang there!

  3. Viki S.
    January 27th, 2020 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Do you have an update on Maggie? I’ve had her on my mind all day. Did you take her to the vet to be safe?

    Glad Wizard got to be Turbo’s buddy this weekend. After being sick it must have made his day to have Turbo give him full attention.

    How nice of the Uncles. Harrison’s Uncles spoil him too. It’s fun for the guys :).

    Our weekend was nothing interesting.

    I thought I was being punked when the news of Kobe came to me and I didn’t see it anywhere else. Turns out TMZ released the info before the families were notified. I feel bad that I re-posted when the families had no idea they had lost loved ones :(. My prayers go out to the families.

    Keeping Maggie and the family in my prayers.

  4. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    January 27th, 2020 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Viki, Maggie bounced back so we are just watching her today. It’s a little crazy. I was going to take her in, but Wizard wanted me to wait (not sure I’m making the right call, but we’re trying to do the right thing for her). All morning, we’re compulsively checking everywhere to make sure she’s really holding down food and doing as well as she seems to be. It’s kind of exhausting, LOL!

    Onto the other part of your post: Yep Wizard was thrilled to get to see Turbo. Up until Friday we thought we might have to cancel.

    I know Harrison’s uncles spoil him too :-) Isn’t it cute?

    It’s all just so danged tragic for the whole Kobe, daughter and the seven other people in that accident. The media, especially TMZ, doesn’t think of the families, but you didn’t know, so you that’s not on you.

    Thank you for the prayers for Maggie. Saturday night, we were very worried. Hope your week is off to a good start.

  5. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    January 27th, 2020 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Silver, thank you! If you saw Maggie now, you’d never know how sick she was. She’s giving me whiplash, LOL! But we’re also being hypervigilant watching her. All her functions are normal.

    Oh no on running out of bedtime bones! Poor puppies :-) I’m sure they managed to power through with the bacon treats. It’s hilarious that we make a special trip to the store for our pets, at least I do!

    Vegging out is not a bad thing. I think I do it too much with YouTube videos.

    Hope you get caught up on everything so you can work tomorrow. Happy Monday!

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