Thank you, Virginia Tourism Corporation! (and a Max update)

If you recall, Mom and I went to Virginia Beach for vacation last year and this year. Thanks to a helpful birdie at Wired Stone Designs my blog post caught the attention of Val at Virginia.org. She kindly sent Mom and me a gift pack of goodies!

I remember this slogan the first time it was used!

I remember this slogan the first time it was used!

When I was little, we went to Virginia on a family trip and my mom bought an original Virginia is for Lovers t-shirt. So it was fitting that I gave the shirt to her. Being my mom, she let me keep the rest of the swag.

There’s a plastic tumbler with straw – that’s going to work to alternate with my Wonder Woman tumbler. The journal and pen will be used during my eighteen-year-long NaNoWriMo edit. And the hat will see lots of weekend and vacation action.

Thank you, Val, for the lovely gifts!

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Max: So after 6 days of increased insulin and a switch to high-protein, grain-free food I took him to the vet for another blood glucose test and his levels are … the same. Sugar still in the 500s. Boggling, right? Apparently the doctor thought that too. Even though it was a tech visit, he popped in. He thinks Max’s levels spike due to stress from being at the vet and he might be just fine at home with the amount of insulin he’s on. Especially since he’s asymptomatic. So he told me to stop bringing him in once a week for blood draws and get some urine strips to monitor him at home. They’re not going to keep increasing his insulin because they don’t want to knock him into hypoglycemia. We don’t have another appointment for three months. I ordered the strips from Amazon yesterday and we’re just going to take this day by day.

I’ll admit, I’m thrilled that I can stop taking him in every week. And he’ll be thrilled too. He’s not a fan of the frequent visits.

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