Hawaii Real Estate | Hawaii Relocations | Hawaii Home Buying & Selling

head_left_image

Shadow Crosses a Milestone

Shadow sept 2008

For those of you who don't know my English Cocker Spaniel "Shadow" let me introduce you! She will be turning four years old next month and she's been struggling with a *low blood platelet count for about the same amount of time as I have been on ActiveRain. A year and a half.

Anyway, Shadow is a happy puppy (she'll always be our puppy) and no matter how fat she got she was happy. From the beginning of her 'steroid' treatment she gained weight quickly and ballooned up to 39 pounds. She maintained that weight until last week when I took her for her checkup.

Shadow lost FIVE POUNDS!

Shadow has been on a reduced fat diet for the past six months and we changed her 'wet' food to 'lite' Science Diet. She is still on a quarter tab of the steroid pill every day but her blood tests have been great and so far hasn't affected her organs.

Shadow's proud of herself too. She no longer looks like her middle is a balloon and she's healthier and has more energy.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

*LOW BLOOD PLATELET COUNT:  Usually, the platelet count is about 150 to 350 thousand platelets in a microliter of blood. With a low blood platelet count bleeding is likely to happen even after a slight injury. When the platelet count is very low (below 20 thousand), massive bleeding may occur even when there is no injury and it may be life threatening. 

(Shadows count was 24,000 the day she bled all over the floor and we rushed her to the vet.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In Celebration of her milestone the following are the stories I've written about her.

 

                                                       

 

Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

 © 2007-2015 Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman's

Hawaii Real Estate and Relocation Blog.

All rights reserved.

     

 


 

 

Comment balloon 44 commentsCeleste "SALLY" Cheeseman • September 27 2008 11:05AM
Shadow Crosses a Milestone
share
For those of you who don't know my English Cocker Spaniel "Shadow" let me introduce you! She will be turning four years old next month and she's been struggling with a *low blood platelet count for about the same amount of time as… more
Assagio's Ristorante Italiano- Mililani Town Hawaii (LOCALISM…
share
Double Petite Filet Mignon (about two inches thick) with sauteed onions and mushrooms for the main course with lightly grilled quarter cut potatoes on the side. My wonderful mom treated the whole family to dinner for my 51st Birthday. (I got… more
Ever Changing Ideas in an Ever Changing Market
share
On Saturday we took our English Cocker Spaniel "Shadow" to the Regional Park across from Waipio Gentry Community. After running walking around the park in the hot noontime sun for awhile it was time to go. The dog had her tongue… more
Respect for Our Hawaiian Land
share
Right down the street from the neighborhood of Waipio Gentry I was heartbroken to see the trash on the side of the road. Look at this! It looks like someone remodeled a bathroom and used the side of the road for a dump site. We have a… more
Moanalua Gardens & the Hitachi Tree
share
Back in the late 1960's my family would have 'Special Family Sunday's. We'd either do a family dinner with my aunt, uncle and cousins or we'd do a picnic or something. One of our 'relaxation' excursions would lead us to the Moanalua Gardens… more
Professional Attitudes & Behaviors Online
share
Professional Attitudes & Behaviors ONLINE should hold true as the same offline. We follow what is stated in our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Even if your profession does not specifically have a Code of Ethics it is pretty… more
The Best Gift is Laughter… and YOU!
share
Waking up this morning to ActiveRain (like every morning) brought me wonderful greetings for my birthday.. thanks to all! But that's not what I want to write about. Kathy McGraw wrote a Monday Morning Gifts… Happy Birthday Sally but that's not… more
Illusion or Reality?
share
An illusion is a distortion of reality. We look at an object and it appears to be something that really isn't but when we train our brain to look at the object differently then we may perceive the object differently as well. Some… more
PDC Systems Hawaii: I LOVE My New PC
share
A year ago my PC was ready for a clean wipe and reload BUT I wouldn't give my PC up for my husband to do it because I was TOO BUSY BLOGGING. WORKING. Two weeks ago my PC started to get a couple of quirks and we knew it was time to have a new… more