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December 10, 2009 Sarah Coggins

This month certainly hasn’t started off like I thought it would. I came down with a cold last Monday. I still have not entirely shaken it. By Friday, I had to take Chester to the vet as he was also sick. He’s still there with pancreatitis and an upper respiratory infection. Meanwhile Dylan began showing signs on Sunday that he had caught my cold. So he too is sniffling, coughing, sneezing, etc. I took him to the pediatrician on Tuesday to be sure that it was in fact *just* a cold and hadn’t progressed into anything else as he seemed worse. Thankfully, he’s now showing improvement although the doctor warned it could take 2-3 weeks for all the symptoms to clear up!

Yesterday Dylan and I went to the vet’s office for a bit to visit with Chester. Each day we kept thinking he might be home the next and, with Dylan sick, it had just been too much before then. Dylan was acting as though he was feeling better and was much less congested mid-day so I took the chance and off we went. As you can see, Chester curled right up in my lap while Dylan happily watched (he loves his cats):

I petted Chester for a bit (and was covered in fur to prove it) until he jumped down and went to hide under a chair. I took that as the sign he’d had enough and was ready to rest. Gave him several kisses goodbye and took my other sick little boy home (who was ready to eat and nap by then).

Each day we hope it will be the day we can bring Chester home, but he’s just not quite there yet. He needs a little more care than I can manage right now with caring for Dylan’s cold. As much as I miss having him here, I know we’ve done the best thing having the vet care for him right now.


  • oceans5 December 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    That is such a bummer. We have been fighting something over here too. Two of my kiddos are on antibiotics and are showing improvement thankfully. Hope you get to bring Chester home soon and that you ALL feel better asap.
  • Ter December 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    I don't know why this is making me cry so much. :(


    hope everyone feels better soon.
  • Linda December 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I hope everyone is feeling better soon and that you can bring Chester home.
  • Staci December 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    I hope your beloved Chester is well and home soon!
  • Tere December 12, 2009 at 2:19 am
    wow, hope you 3 get better soon.

    I can;t remember the last I visited your blog... he is growing so fast... soon he'll be walking and talking!!!
  • Debbie December 13, 2009 at 12:16 am
    Sorry you are all sick. Hopefully everyone will be back to normal soon (and Chester will be back home).
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