Talked to Joe again. He is still at training camp, probably wont be home until September, bummer,
but he will be home eventually.
He is supposed to get a strip within the next two weeks. He says he is OK, I think he is enjoying himself , except when he thinks about being away from the family.There is quite a bit of down time. One of those "hurry and wait in line " type of things.
He is anxious to get his training over with and then get back home to start his reserve marine career.
At least we get to either talk to him every day or email him.Sometimes we don't hear from him directly, he will call Ashlee, his girlfriend, first if he does not have much time. Which is fine, he needs to talk to her , too. As long as we know he is doing OK , that is all we need at this point.
I would love to have him home, but I know he has to do this to get ahead, and on with his life.
In other news I got a C-PAP machine, it is what you use when you have sleep apnea. I got that about a month ago and I already feel better. The swelling in my feet is much better, and I feel more rested in the morning, don't feel like I will fall asleep at the computer at work.
Started giving the dogs some supplementary fish oil with their food. Poor Ruby , the boxer mix has such dry skin , she scratches all the time. She is still scratching, but the pads of her feet and Jewell's feet feel a little bit better already.
Leo , one of our cats , now has diabetes. He is doing pretty good with GlipiZide. It is the same medicine doctors give to people. When we took him into the vet because he was loosing a lot of weight , fast, his blood sugar was 400, that is way too high. A cat's blood sugar level should be the same as a humans. That value is around 95. When we took him back for a two week check his sugar level was down to 210. That is a great response to the medicine. If he was going to need insulin, we would have had to euthanize him, cats don't do to good on insulin , it is really expensive and with other cats would be too hard to manage.Lucky for him and us he is doing good on the pills.He is getting his appetite back. Still acts like a baby though, gives us dirty looks when we give him his medicine, but he does not fight it, it is like he knows he has to have the medicine to stay healthy.
All the other cats are doing just fine.Still goofy animals, they keep us entertained.
Well, that is all for now.
be back later.