Jun 162017
Life Currently

Unfortunately life over here has been pretty stressful, hence the radio silence for a bit.  We’ve been dealing with THINGS which has caused me to want to curl up on the couch and not do anything.

First up, my two punk dogs are currently dealing with a bout of Lepto (leptospirosis) and we’ve been running them to the vet for meds and blood tests for a couple of weeks now.  It all started with Miss Penny who I noticed was drinking a ton and peeing a lot.  I was concerned she might have a UTI or maybe a kidney infection.  Nope, turns out she contracted Lepto.

I choose to go the minimal vaccine route with my dogs.  Some vaccines are unnecessary for them due to their lifestyle and environment.  One of those was Lepto.  All my research on the vaccine suggested that dogs at risk were ones that would come in contact with standing water or water that is shared by wildlife. Or wildlife while out hiking or camping.  My dogs aren’t trail dogs, camping dogs, or water dogs.  The only wildlife they deal with are the stupid squirrels in our backyard.

What I did not know but have since learned is that Lepto can be transferred via raccoon urine.  WELL, that changes the situation dramatically because we have a shit ton of raccoons in our neighborhood.  Scott just encountered one recently during one of the dogs’ last nightly potty run. That bastard is probably the one who passed it along.

So Penny is on meds and Avery is also on meds since it is contagious and can be passed along easily via urine.

They still have several days left of antibiotics to take but are doing well.  Thankfully.


As for Scott and I, well, things are stressful for me, not so much him.  Scott started going to Crossfit with me which I’m stoked about!  It’s much more fun to workout with him. He is killing it! He already got his first RX workout done with only being a few weeks in.  It was over a year and a half before I was able to do one. Jerk. I knew he’d excel though and I’m excited that he is doing so well.  He’s pushing and motivating me to be a better athlete.  Mostly because I can’t let him be better than me!

We finally found a doctor who shares some of the same beliefs and philosophy about life that we do.  We went in for blood draws on May 26th, to check to make sure everything is aces.  I had some extra tests done because I think I’ve got some stuff going which I’ll discuss later.

Scott’s results came back with in a few days. We don’t know what they are because we were waiting for mine to come in so we could go together.

And I’m still waiting.  Yeah. It’s been 3 weeks of waiting and I know nothing, which is driving me a little batty.  I’m not a patient person and this is making me ridiculously cranky.  My doctor is looking into why it’s taking so long but I haven’t heard anything back.

My guess is that I’m going to have to go back in to have my blood drawn because something tells me that my results got lost.  Which makes me even more crabby. Because seriously?  But it’s me and that’s just how my life rolls sometimes.

In the mean time, we’ve been watching a ton of Futurama before it gets pulled from Netflix and trying to stay as chill as we can.

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Andie lives in Idaho with her husband and dog (a sweet pittie girl). She's training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a focus on womens' health and autoimmune conditions.  By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.

Reader Comments

  1. Sorry that life has been stressed full. I am glad the pups are on the upswing.
    Things will get better – hang in there and try not to throat punch anyone.

  2. Ha! I haven’t throat punched anyone yet so that’s good! Thanks, Monica. Sometimes it can be tough waiting on things. :/

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