Thanks to everyone who has been asking about our dear Paco! For a timeline of posts about his medical issues visit these posts:
No! My Dear Paco! Posted Aug 26th
Now for the NEWEST Update on Paco and some info about Suzie as well. This photo above I took this past weekend! Suzie - on the right - has lost about 3 pounds in the past several months. I took her in for some required shots and prep for her stay with a very nice guy we have locally that her and Riley will stay with next week. He truly LOVES animals and is a great guy. Anyways...we are to keep an eye on her - she's NOT eating less and she IS acting completely normal otherwise. They have her down as 12 but I know that is NOT true...we've had her for that long. And she was 2 when we adopted her. However, the vet did say that now she is within her ideal weight - where as before she was a little bit on the heavy side for her size. She's our "Queen Bee" of the house that is for sure!
As for Paco - he continues to IMPROVE! On Friday his Platelet Count was 698!!! He will remain on all of his meds for the next 5 months and we will be doing monthly checks in the meantime. He has another round of Antibiotics but once he's done with those he will be down to 2 meds and a low dose tummy tamer for the lining of his stomach because of the steroids he's on.
In other news I have been making some new friends lately! Check these 'guys' out! I went over to my parents Sunday night and across the street these two were hanging out. I had to take a few photos because these aren't birds I usually see in our area. They aren't the best photos because I was trying to use my ZOOM on my iPhone before they walked away.
They were short and fat but super cool! After asking a few people and doing some research we DID establish that they were a type of Heron. My husband thought they were young Black Crowned Night Herons but I think they look more like the Green Heron photos I have seen. Regardless I was super fortunate to spot these 'guys' because they are concerned 'least concern' by the conservation department...it's not endangered but it could get to that point. My mom said she's seen this charming pair of birds around their house and two of the neighbors properties in the last week to week and a half. They are wondering if they are living in a nearby tree.
Also over the weekend...I was cleaning and found a package of Incense from Wild Berry. I opened it up and decided to burn a half of a stick and they were still potent! I remember when I was in college I used to buy Incense were ever I could find some but NOT for the reasons people may think! Many of my college friends were NOT allowed to burn candles in their dorms or apartments so they burned these instead AND they were nice to put on window sills - they sun would hit them and release the oils, too, without having to burn them. They were also CHEAP and the perfect price for college students on a budget! So...yeah...I found a few sticks and was really shocked at the aroma in them still because I bet I have had these for at least 15 years because I don't remember buying them myself. I'm thinking my father gave them to me because he gets samples at work for purchasing for a chain of C-Stores here.
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