Today I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share my week full of mostly ups, but there was a little down along the way!
Sherri Winston, the author of President of the Whole 5th Grade and The Kayla Chronicles visited our school. She was fabulous. She gave the kids some great writing advice. She told them that if they are ever stuck for a story, just start with two characters who are opposite. As soon as you have opposite characters, you have created a conflict or problem. Love that! So simple!
Today was our 5th grade vs. Faculty softball and kickball games. It's really a lot of fun and it was a beautiful day. Hubby played kickball. I did not play...I am NOT the sporty type at all!
Now for the downside of the week. On Wednesday evening I was doing some yard work. My dogs were playing in the yard when I heard the most horrible yelping! I turned around to see one of my fur babies on his bottom spinning around. His two back legs were clearly not working. Hubby came running out. Koda feel to his side and became very stiff. We thought for sure it was a seizure. He finally relaxed and when we tried to stand him up the back legs were just not working at all. We rushed him to the animal hospital to find out he had two herniated discs in his back leaving his back legs paralyzed. The treatment would be a night of heavy doses of steroids and if his legs were not working by morning then surgery. After a sleepless night, we called the vet in the morning, Koda was making a remarkable recovery. He was walking! The vet said we were so lucky! You have no idea how relieved we all were. Koda came home later on Thursday. He is on strict crate rest for at least a week. His walk is not perfect, yet. The only worry is that he can very easily injure it again. This is a dog that loves to run with the rest of the pack and he chases squirrels along the fence. Keeping this dog "quiet" is going to be near impossible. I guess we have to wait and see. I'm just happy that he is home. He is currently getting lots of TLC!