Monday, June 25, 2012

One sick puppy...

A week and a half ago our 12 1/2 year old Boston Terrier became extremely sick. We rushed her to the vet and he wasn't sure she'd make it past six hours. Thankfully, she is still with us and in good spirits. She's still terribly swollen in her face and front extremities which the veterinarian attributes to her Hashimoto's Disease.
She also suffers from congestive heart failure and is recovering from anemia.
Molly looking great on day two of her five day hospital stay, not much swelling at all! Here she is sporting a flower bracelet C8 made.

 C8 has been such a wonderful helper. She is in charge of filling Molly's AM and PM medication box (with my help) and dividing her low sodium food into the proper portions for four times a day feedings. She's an excellent, dependable nurse to Molly. The boys help with feeding and taking her to out to potty frequently. It's good to see the kids working together to keep our sweet girl as healthy as we can. We practice listening to Molly's heart and lung sounds each day, too.

 I had already been thinking about studying the human body this year in science. With all that's happened with Molly, we certainly will and have already dabbled a little bit in heart, lungs, thyroid and bone marrow function. I have two wonderful friends offering some of their body systems and anatomy materials for us to borrow! I am so thankful for our friends!

I've been pondering about the coming school year. We usually begin the next weekday after July 4th, which will be Thursday, July 5th this year. This puts us finishing our 180 school days around the first of April. (We learn year round, but this is our record keeping beginning and end date.) Right now while it's so hot during the day, why not spend the time we are indoors doing school. At least that's been my train of thought for the past 3 years. So, I'm in the process of finishing up our rough outline for PK-4, 1st and 3rd. I already have our ancient history core items gathered. I'm going to pull lessons from Mystery of History Vol. 1, Story of the World Vol. 1, and A Child's History of the World. I'm just working on fine tuning the rest of our subjects. We are going to have another super fun and field trip filled year!

~Hope

And here's a picture from today - our first day of VBS. I help in J4's class and will lead the Bible lesson for 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's as one group each day! I love little ones! =)



14 comments:

  1. I'm glad Molly is better!! AND, I'm glad VBS was fun!

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  2. So proud of you and your home schooling ideas and successes. It is nice to have fun while you are teaching and the babies are learning!! I am so thankful Molly is doing well. Love you all! Mom

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