Thursday, June 11, 2009

PJ update

Well, it's time again for PJ to return to the vet for a check up. They will draw blood to check his levels and determine where he is with his kidney disease and diabetes.

He has been on twice a day insulin shots that are 3 units of U40 type insulin, which is better formulated to the way an animal would process the insulin vs. human insulins. He also take 1 pill a day of a med called Benazapril, which is a medication that helps slow the progression of the kidney disease. A side affect of the kidney disease causes his tummy to make too much acid, which in turn gives him an upset tummy. He desires to eat but he would just go to his bowl, smell his food and then look up at you with a sad look on his face. So the vet prescribed Omeprazol which is the medication inside over the counter human meds for the same reason, like Prilosec. This medicine is in the form of tiny pellets. Each capsule has .5 mg inside and his daily dose is .25. So I get 2 days out of 1 pill, a little creative finanical ploy going on there since you pay for each pill, not what's inside apparently!

So PJ is at home right now, not knowing that in a few short hours, I will arrive home early and figure out a way to get him in his carrier, not an easy task usually. And off we go to the vet's office and to pick up a RX from the drugstore. It will be a couple of days for the test results so I'll post that info when it comes in then.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Caption This! "Local graffiti"

Leave a comment with a caption that you think would go with this photo. Who knows, I might even pick my favorite one for a 'special' prize..... ;-)

Monday, June 08, 2009

'My Life in Ruins' - a movie review

I went to see the new movie 'My life in Ruins' on Saturday night with a friend. I had been seeing the previews for it for a while now and I was really looking forward to it.

The movie was no disappointment! It was full of funny blurbs and Nia Vardalos was beautiful and witty as usual. I don't know if she's been working out and eating right or if she's taken some Atrophex or what, but she had a great figure in this movie! Her clothes fit her really well and she was not overly skinny. Her skin was pretty and her hair was healthy looking too! She looked great and the part was a great part for her. It wasn't exactly like the part she played in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' so that was nice too.

I also really enjoyed the scenery of Greece, the ancient cities and ruins were wonderful! I may never actually get to visit there, so I really enjoyed the many stops along the tour route. Overall it was a great movie to go see with a friend. There is a bit of a love story that sprouts up and for that it might actually make a good date movie, as well. I'm glad I went to see it!