This Week in Pictures: Cabin Fever

July 26th, 2015 5:00 pm by mad mags

— SUNDAY —

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Chore day! As a reward we finished it off with salt & vinegar popcorn and an episode of Orange is the New Black. Peedee is captivated.

 
— MONDAY —

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We had a brief reprieve from the sweltering weather this week, so we crammed in as many walks as we could. First up: one end of the Cabin Fever Trailhead, which shares a parking area with the Anita B. Gorman Trailhead. If you remember, we walked it in two parts a few weeks ago. We could do that, on accounta it’s just two miles long; but seeing as this one’s six, we’ll probably never explore the middle section herunterladen. At least not with these old squirts, anyway. Unless…Radio Flyer Wagon, anyone?

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“Don’t worry, mom. WE GOT THIS.”
(The flood must’ve been nearer the mid-way point, because we never found it.)

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Sorry, Rennie, that poop is taken.

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This trail has plenty of access points to the lake, at least in its flooded state, which is pretty rad micky maus wunderhaus herunterladen. Rennie and Peedee both waded in to cool off their bellies. (Rennie’s piggy belly, and Peedee’s starting-to-look-like-a-piggy belly. All the pampering has resulted in a few extra lbs – unusual for a cancer patient.)

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I will never not post a pic of Rennie’s shake face.
SHE HAS THE BEST SHAKE FACES, OKAY.

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Mags would rather die of heatstroke than set foot in a pond on her downtime.
YOU CANNOT TRICK HER INTO SWIMMING.

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Giant head is giant ios zertifikat herunterladen.

 
— TUESDAY —

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Usually the neighborhood peacock hightails it whenever he sees me coming with a camera – but this time we snuck up on him with the van (!). I’d say that this doesn’t bode well for his long-term survival, except he’s been here longer than us, so. He must be doing something right.

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Walking the other end of Cabin Fever. This one’s a little more secluded; the parking area is a just the dead end of a street!

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There was a blue algae warning, so we had to keep the dogs away from the water stop schriftart herunterladen. Needless to say, Rennie and Peedee were perplexed at my sudden change in attitude. Mags? She was just relieved.

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Movie night! Here is the obligatory picture of Peedee camped out in the van, ready and raring to go.

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SO RUDE.

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AND DITTO.

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They prefer to take their water in the car, thus sloshing it on all the things yahoo.
SUPER-MEGA-RUDE.

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Peedee, attempting to steal my tissue. Will the rudeness never end?

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Rennie sez, “Hurry, the movies aboutah start!” We saw Ant-Man (this movie made me fall in love with Marvel all over again, you guys!) and Terminator Genisys (why is Kyle Reese suddenly a tool? they woulda been better off bringing Michael Biehn back, a la Michael Douglas in Ant-Man.)

 
— WEDNESDAY —

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The day after the drive-in is always a lazy one, on account of we are all old fogies.

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Rennie was feeling especially out of it vorschulkinder ├╝bungen kostenlos ausdruckenen. After we got home from the drive-in, she took a tumble (maybe off one of the retaining walls?), scratching up her right eye and bruising her chest. It got her out of swimming for a few days, though, so I’m sure she’d do it all over again.

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After dinner we took the B Team (Jayne and Finnick) walking with Peedee. Another new trail: the weirdly named Bonebender Trailhead. There’s lake access in multiple places, along with a marina and some picnic areas. Totes gorgeous.

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(This is basically the only time I can photograph Jayne, when she is confined to a small space with no hope of escape.)

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On the downside, it’s kinda sorta close to a skeet shooting place (and the sound carries like whoah) – but Peedee was surprisingly good, considering all the boom booms.

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AGAIN WITH THE WATER IN THE CAR.
That’s okay, I didn’t want a dry bottom anyway.

 
— THURSDAY —

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ALL UR BED IS BELONG TO ME.

 
— FRIDAY —

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I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE.

 
— SATURDAY —

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Pizza night! Rennie was chill enough to supervise.

 

Super-important Peedee update: So Thursday was Peedee’s two-month post-relapse x-ray. I think the stress leading up to it, especially in the 36 hours or so beforehand, shaved approximately 83 days off my life. Anyway, we’re still waiting on the oncologist’s input, but our general vet doesn’t think that the primary tumor has grown any in the last month. He’s not quite sure about the cancerous cells scattered throughout Peedee’s lung, but in the very worst case, they’ve spread so little that any change isn’t easily discernible.

Not the best possible news – that’d be more along the lines of “HOLY SHIT WHERE DID IT GO?!” – but not terrible either. He also didn’t spot any fluid in Peedee’s lung, which is great, and Peedee even put on a few extra lbs. since his last visit. Normally not a positive – he’s looking a little chubby these days – but unheard of for a cancer patient. In a good way!

Going with the oncologist’s original estimate, we’ve got about a month left, so…I’m not really sure where we go from here. Our vet didn’t seem to think that any additional x-rays would be necessary, but I’d still like to know where we are a month from now. I’m not very good at winging it, you know?

Maybe the oncologist was wrong-ish. Or maybe the CBD oil (etc.) is working. Or maybe the cancer’s just acting damn unpredictable as it’s wont to do. Or the oncologist could even call us next week and say that, yeah, we should prepare ourselves. Which I am doing, without making it seem like I’m ticking his days off a calender, which is a pretty fine line to navigate.

Anyway, I guess we’ll wait and see what the oncologist says. I think it’s safest to plan for the end of August – but if he’s still doing amazaballs mid-September, I’ll definitely want to get a peek inside his chest and see what’s what.

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