So pleased we did the DNA test from @embarkvet it was worth every penny..and learned more about his history, ancestors and most of all his general health, whilst nothing is guaranteed regarding the DCM result, we will still carry on doing the yearly checks! If anyone is interested in this DNA test please DM as I have a discount code you can use 😊. ❤️ #ourboy#family#lovemydogs#irishdoberman#russianlines#rescuedogsofinstagram
When our boy was a baby we went through hell, how me and @adammcdermott1 are still going strong i’ll never know. Our boy has always been a fighter from the start but when Tommy hit 2 and 1/2 years old we saw how incredible he really was. He had his first motorbike and hasn’t been off one since 👊🏽This kid has steroids throughout the day, everyday, he has them before school, during school and after school and he doesn’t ever moan. All Tomas has ever done is make us proud, that’s our boy and for years and years before he was born he was exactly what we wished for 💙 #ourboy#cahkids#congenitaladrenalhyperplasia#congenitaladrenalhyperplasiaawareness
Today is world prematurity day, and I’m a little late to the game! The statistics still shock me nearly four years after having a prem baby.
7% of UK births are preterm
60,000 babies are born prematurely every year
We are one of those. We are part of that 7%
It’s a very scary thing hearing those words ‘deliver baby early’. Even just typing that makes my heart stop, and sends me right back to that moment. We were lucky enough to know he would be early, to have a tour of the Neonatal Care Units and still nothing prepares you.
Nothing prepares you for that moment you realise this is it, he’s coming. Or lying waiting to hear if he would cry meaning he was born breathing. Or for your husband having to make the choice of staying with his wife after major surgery, or being with his son in his first few hours of life. It all still takes my breath away. But he was so perfect in his own preemie package way.
He fought so hard. His stubborn little soul was one that not only meant he would flourish at growing and gaining weight, but also give us no end of trouble as he got older! His beautiful personality clearly shone through from the moment he arrived. He is now nearly four, and he still keeps us on our toes. Making sure we don’t get too bored by throwing the odd curve ball in... but we would not change it for the world. He is just simply amazing, and it’s our story of how he changed our world 💜
I can't even begin to describe the amount of love we have for this boy already 😍 taking parenthood head on with our fur baby 💙
10 6054 October, 2019
FINALLY ON HIS WAY HOME! 🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️.
Thank goodness for the NHS... really, seriously. If you’ve ever lived abroad,as I have, and not had access to free quality healthcare you will appreciate it even more, as I do! It may not be perfect but goodness me how we would miss it if it wasn’t there. .
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I just can’t handle it. This boy and this dog. He would talk to me every day, and still does about how much he misses Kyle. We shared our grief for him. We talked about visiting heaven and walking him together on the beach, hugging him and loving him just one more day. We read books about dog heaven and cried together... and then came Dude 🐾 We didn’t expect our hearts to be so full again so fast, we felt guilt about loving another, but we also feel joy again. And that’s so important. We know our boy would want us to be happy, to feel love and love another, and there is no other more special than ‘the Dude’ 🐾 .
111 52214 September, 2019
CONT’d PART 2: My apologies to all of you for jumping the gun. States of shock will do that to you. But, at this stage, after all this information, we feel like this is the best option given he is healthy right NOW. We don't know what we will be 6 months from now and that's ok. It's now that counts. He has also lost 5 pounds in 3 weeks so we had to get it out. Surgeon thinks the tumor could be why the weight loss. Many of you have asked how you can help if we needed it so we have a Go Fund Me page up with a link in our bio. We are so thankful for this community and all of your support. We can never fully express how much it means to us. I wish we could meet each and every one of you!❤️💪🏻 #cancersucks#fuckcancer#ourboy#favoriteneighborwiththecookies#seniordog#rescuedog#puppiesmakemehappy#cheddar#theched