Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Sibe Siblings



Such a nice day here in OP, cool temps and not a lot of humidity!!!



We have spent a lot of time on the deck this morning, first time in weeks. And yes, Ciara is smiling:)  It's been a rough go of it lately for her, (10 full blown seizures in less than 36 hours last week) and now she is back on the higher dose of phenobarbital.  She is only one week into the loading her system again with the higher dose, but only a couple more weeks to go.  It comes with a lot more risk for her long term, but Mom and Dad decided, with advice from her neurologist, that it was better to try to better control the seizures and try to deal with some of the bad side effects as they occur.   Mom had a very hard time with this decision and needed time to work it all out in her head.  She still isn't happy about where we are at this point, but it is what it is.  We thank you all for your kindness and concern.  We are a bit bummed though because there was a lot of serious talk here about adding a little one to our pack, we got glimpses of two possibilities on the laptop, but we think it is back on hold again:(



We are excited for the Pawlympics happening now in Blogville.  You may find us appearing in a couple of the events, but in our minds all the competitors are winners.  Let the games begin!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

30 comments:

Christmas & Robin said...

You've been in my thoughts, Ciara...also, the Pawlympics will truly be a blast!

Marg said...

WE have been thinking about you too Ciara. So so sorry, you are having so much trouble. We sure send lots of hugs to all. BUT a small one sounds good. Lightning you help the Mom take care of Ciara. We know you will do that. Have a good week end.

The Army of Four said...

We're so sorry to hear about the increased number of seizures. We pray that the stronger dose of meds will be effective and the side-effects minimal. :(
We got in a lot of deck time this morning, too! It was so wonderful. We played Queen of the Stairs a few times - I think we tied on who won.
Cammie!

Dory and the Mama said...

We are continuing our POTP and prayers for Ciara!
(((Hugs)))
Dory Mama Beth and the Boyz

Molly and Mackie said...

We are crossing paws for you, Ciara, and sending you lots of positive vibes. We hope the higher dose is the answer.

Madi and Mom said...

Ciara and Lightning can you hear me Wooing? I hope so 'cause I'm super duper excited to see your Woonderful faces today. I love the flowers on your deck too.
Ciara I love that million dollar smile. Mom said she sure does understand your mom's struggles with the meds but we agree quality of the here and now is most impawtant and OMCs before long it will be fall and you can take lots of walks and maybe see your donkeys again.

Lightning you look please as punch to have your sis there with you.

You are a good bro
Hugs madi your bfff

Madi and Mom said...

PS Woo Mom we missed you too...I think you knew that but we wanted to say it!!
Cecilia

Brian said...

We're sure sorry dear Ciara. Mom will always do what's best for you sweetie. Hey, maybe a little one would take your mind off of the stress stuff.

Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to see that Ciara is smiling but sorry to hear she has had such a rough time lately. We will keep our paws crossed that the meds to well for her.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are so sorry that Ciara is having trouble with her seizures and hope the meds help.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're sorry to hear Ciara isn't doing too well with those darn seizures. We wish there was some other drug she could try, but she's been through the best ones already. Glad you're at least getting a break from the heat.

We're enjoying the Pawlympics! Can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're purring for Ciara. Dad has had lots of adjustments to his meds too.

The Florida Furkids

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We are saying prayers for Ciara. I know your mom and dad will make the best decisions. They love you both a lot.

Idaho PugRanch said...

It is nice to see your smiles today - we keep you in our prayers everyday.
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

Oh my Woos!!! I've been thinkin' abouts you BUNCHES!!!! I sure hopes the meds work for you...that is so ruff. I gots my paws crossed real tight that this will work, and those nasty, evil S Monsters go aways and leave my furiend alone!!!!!
I am so glads it's nice weathers there too! It's been a FABulous week of cool temps and ocean breezes! Ma says enjoy it while I can, cause she doesn't thinks it'll last too long...August is our hottest month of the year!
Sendin' tons of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens your way gurl!!!!
And maybe a pitcher or two of margaritas for your Moms.....☺
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I so hate hearing about so many seizures...but I know lots of peeps and pups do really well on the pheno... Hoping for the same for C. I have my own classroom now...one week til the kiddos arrive!

sprinkles said...

My heart goes out to you. I can't even begin to imagine what you must be going through - and what poor Ciara is going through! You're always in our thoughts and prayers.

Looking forward to seeing you in the games.

Unknown said...

We are so happy to see that beautiful smiling face.
Big hugs to you all, tough decisions for your mom. Stay strong mates.

Khumbu, Kyra and Rita

Jeanne Pursell said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers Ciara....it is such a difficult thing to deal with. Thinking of your whole family and hoping the medication will help. We look forward to seeing all of the participants in the events!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Sadly we have to agree - adding a new puppy to the mix could upset Ciara and create more problems - we are so sad to read she continues to be visited by the S - monster

Mark Muller said...

I cross all my paws for you Ciara and I hope that only good things come to you all.... I've read about a little one.... wow that would be pawsome.... :o)

onespoiledcat said...

Oh dear Ciara I'm always thinking about you and hoping the monster is staying away and instead of staying away - he really was extra MEAN with so many seizures in a short period of time! I hope the phenobarbital keeps things controlled and let's just pray no bad side effects. You are amazing - you really are and Lightning is taking SUCH good care to stay by your side. As for adding to the family - if it's meant to be, it will be. First things first!!!!

Love, Sammy

Huskies622 said...

Hello, we are glad to see Ciara smiling and hope so much that things are not too bad with the side effects from the drug. Paws crossed! All the best to you all!

Kiki and Nala

Casey said...

It's so nice to see you smiling again, Ciara! We're going to find SOMETHING to lick that Seizure Monster. Obviously I need to train Pax a little better.

Sue said...

Those are really hard decisions to deal with.When I'm faced with those, I usually decide for quality rather than quantity. It hurts to have to make those choices, but we do what we have to do and go on from there. I really hope the seizures will back off now and allow her to have some peace.



Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

The Seizure Monstor struck fast and furious. Paws crossed that the higher dose will ward it off. We'd love to the appearance of a little one, but understand the problem.

KB Bear said...

I've been secretly worrying about you but not wanting to bother you. I'm so sorry that Ciara has had such a rough time, and that you've had such difficult decisions to make. We are sending you super duper strength POTP plus lots of love for all of you. I wish that this were easier for you.

stellaroselong said...

We make sure every night before we go to sleep that you are in our prayers sweet girl. We are so happy to see you at the pawolympics....stella rose

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We keep all of you on our mind all the time,, And we know Ciara does not like the seizures,, either!!!
Its so hard,,, and we know its ripping your heart out by making decisions.
We will never stop out POTP for Ciara,
love
tweedles

FiveSibesMom said...

Stay strong Ciara, we are always thinking of you, sweetie. I truly understand how hard these decisions are. Hugs always. <3