Friday, January 31, 2014

The Sunshine in my life & weathering the storm

She is without a doubt, the sunshine in my life and today my happy little camper and love bug is 10 years old.

Happy Birthday Lily Belle! You have enriched my life more than anyone will ever know.


We still are having massive problems with Blogger. We can't post any pictures from the laptop. All pictures are added via our smart phone. It is a royal pain in the neck so that is one reason we've not been posting much.

We've also been having problems with Grandpa Bob. We can't not keep him awake. It started about 3 weeks ago and it's the strangest thing. He is constantly falling asleep then waking up over and over and over. I put the video camera on him and in watching 45 minutes of the video he fell asleep 41 times. His head is up and down and up and down. He can be asleep for 10 seconds or he can be asleep for a minute. Unless you are ACTIVELY engaging him in something he can't stay awake. Last week he fell asleep chewing his bagel. Yup, right in mid chew!  Then the other day, I smelled something burning in the house and walked into the kitchen and his muffin was totally engulfed in flames in the toaster oven and Grandpa Bob was asleep at the table. Many times when his head goes down, it hits the table.

I took him to see the Dr. yesterday (yes, it took us that long to get in to see the Dr.) He said that it could be from a lack of oxygen as his oxygen level yesterday was low. He does have COPD and I believe it is getting worse. The Dr. ordered an overnight test that will record his oxygen levels over a 24 hour period. The meter is being delivered tomorrow. Hopefully we will get some answers in the near future.

We have been sitting with him for the past few weeks (pretty much 24/7) to keep an eye on him. It is a very dangerous situation for everyone. We sure don't want the house to burn down or for him to get hurt. We sure hope that this is something the Dr's can figure out real soon. Please keep Grandpa Bob in your good thoughts and pray that I can keep my sanity while keeping everyone safe! My hair is getting grayer by the minute.


  1. Oh, Kim....what a worry. I'm so sorry to hear about Grandpa Bob. Hope the doctors figure this out soon. Please let me know if there's anything I can do.

    Happy Birthday, Lily! Ten years old!!! Do you know we are exactly the same age? Me and brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) were 10 on Monday. Let's Pawty!

  2. We are so sorry to read about GrandPa Bob. That is a scary situation. Let us hope they can sort it out. How awful for you all.
    Happy Birthday sweet Lily. Sending hugs and kisses your way.
    Have a fabulous Friday if you can.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Happy Birthday Lily Belle!

    Keeping Grandpa bob in our prayers!

  4. Happy Happy Birthday Lily!

    Love Ruby & Penny

  5. Happy Birthday Sweet Lily Belle!

    We will keep out paws crossed for Grandpa Bob.

  6. Happy happy barkday, Lily Belle!!

  7. ♫ HAPPY HAPPY BIRFDAY LILY BELLE ♫ WE hope you have a fabulous celebration fur your special day #10.

    We are sooooooo sorry to hear that Grandpa Bob is having this problem. We hope that it gets fixed SOON. Blessings on your mom and dad fur taking such good care of him. Paws Crossed.

  8. HAPPEE BARKDAY MISS LILY BELLE! Lookin'good az alwayz!

    We shure due hope that all werkz out well fer Grandpa Bob - an'fer u! POTP an'prayerz fer both of u.
    Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

  9. Happy Burthday Lily Belle!!!! My f'eets are crossed for grampy

  10. We'll remember Grandpa Bob and you in our prayers.

    Happy Birthday, Lily! Double digits now.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lily Belle, hope you have like 87 hundred more. We gots them paws crossed for Grandpa Bob, WOW, get that fixed!

    The Mad Scots

  12. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY BEAUTIFUL BFFF!!!!! OMD, you look FINE girlfureind, just FINE.

    POTP and paws crossed for Grandpa Bob. That's a scary and crummy situation. :(

    Love ya lots,

    We are sorry to hear about Grandpa Bob and send our thoughts and prayers...
    We were having trouble with blogger for about a week but it seems to have gotten better now

  14. Kim I am praying for Grandpa Bob and the Drs. get this figured out quickly for you all! In the middle of all this craziness you still are the best Doxie Mom remembering Lily's Birthday! That's why you're so special :) Happy Birthday pretty lovable Lily!

    PS When I had probables posting pics on my blog I had to go to Google Chrome and it fixed the problem for me. If your using Internet Explorer that may be the issue.

  15. You and Grandpa Bob are in our thoughts. That sounds very scary.

    And Happy Birthday to your sweet sunshine-filled girl!

  16. Happy Birthday Lily. Keeping grandpa Bob and mom in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,

  17. First, Happy Belated Birthday Lily. We hope it was a great one.
    So sorry to hear about Grandpa Bob. You are in our thoughts.

  18. Lily Belle happy belated birthday sweetie. I'm so sorry blogger is being such a booger I wish I could help.
    I hope Grandpa Bob's doctors have figured out things for him. That was very scary.

    Hugs Madi you bfff

  19. Thinking of you today Kim....hope everything went well with Grandpa Bobs test....hugs!

  20. Happy belated birthday, Lily. Ten! Wow! That is an awesome age to be..grand n wisened :) Hope u had a lovely time :) ♡♥♡♥
    WAGS, Ginger, Buddy n Shadow

    P.S. Hope Grampa Bob is better n d docs could figure out things,


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