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Old 01-09-2013, 10:30 PM   #181
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Your Cmas pictures of the castle look amazing. Looked like it was out of a movie scene. I really enjoyed the pictures u took with the princesses and what not. You defintely looked like you were having a great time!!!

Did you say anything funny to any of the princesses? I always like to say somehting fun or cute with certain characters. How was your meal at CRT? It looked very good and yummy. I have eaten thier twice. Once good and the last time was not so good lol Oh well.
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Aww....poor Sweetie! I hope the tests come back that she doesn't have cancer and that all will be well with her and she gains some weight. Please keep us posted!
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Sorry I have mia lately Steph. Getting over a tough cold. Will say a prayer and send best wishes for your Cats to get well.
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Your Cmas pictures of the castle look amazing. Looked like it was out of a movie scene. I really enjoyed the pictures u took with the princesses and what not. You defintely looked like you were having a great time!!!

Did you say anything funny to any of the princesses? I always like to say somehting fun or cute with certain characters. How was your meal at CRT? It looked very good and yummy. I have eaten thier twice. Once good and the last time was not so good lol Oh well.
Hope you feel better soon! And thank you.

I didn't really say anything funny to the princesses, though I did have some sort of conversation with each (though Aurora was not very talkative) and some of the conversations were funny. The whole experience was very nice and I hope to go back again but not on a solo trip. While I enjoyed myself, I spent the whole time wishing I wasn't there alone.

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Thank you very much! I will certainly keep everyone posted on her. Right now she's getting the antibiotics for the urinary tract infection, which she gets twice a day in canned food which will help with her gaining weight. Still waiting to here about the next round of tests for her to find out about the elevated calcium.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #184
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Sweetie Update:

Thanks to everyone who has been asking about Sweetie. For now there is no real news. She is still acting completely normal. I talked to my vet again this morning. She and I both agree that we are waiting until she is done her 2 week course of antibiotics for the Urinary Tract Infection, as both the infection and antibiotic can throw off the test results.

Once she is done with the AmoxiDrops then I will take her back in and they are going to re-run the blood test to make sure the calcium still shows as elevated. If not, then and I will just keep an eye on her to make sure she regains the weight. If it is then the next step is to get full body XRays to see if there are any visible tumors.

I did learn that she could still have the parahyperthyroidism and that could be causing the elevated calcium, though the renal disease is definitely ruled out since her kidney function levels are all perfect. Apparently the thyroid level can be normal but the parathyroid can still be off and cause high calcium. So it's most likely that or cancer that is causing it. I'm just really hoping the calcium level comes back normal in 2 weeks and it turns out the first time was just an anomaly!!

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Don't you just hate the waiting game? I'll keep my fingers crossed that the calcium levels are back to normal when they retest.

DH took Eddie to the vet today and they ran some more tests but didn't find anything wrong. The vet just thinks he is stressed about loosing his sight and that is what is causing his numbers to be off a little. She thinks he'll be fine as he adjusts to being blind. I sure hope you get as good or even better news about your baby!
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Don't you just hate the waiting game? I'll keep my fingers crossed that the calcium levels are back to normal when they retest.

DH took Eddie to the vet today and they ran some more tests but didn't find anything wrong. The vet just thinks he is stressed about loosing his sight and that is what is causing his numbers to be off a little. She thinks he'll be fine as he adjusts to being blind. I sure hope you get as good or even better news about your baby!
Thanks!

I'm glad they couldn't find anything wrong with Eddie. I hope it is just that he is still adjusting to the loss of his sight and he is better soon!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:20 PM   #187
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DAY ONE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, PART EIGHT

Once I finished my delicious dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table it was time to start enjoying MVMCP! It was already 8:20pm so I thought I probably wouldn't be able to get any of the really popular characters, but hoped to get some of the others and see the parade and fireworks.

I headed out of CRT and toward the carousel.






There was a line there, waiting for Peter and Wendy to come back from a break. Since I was already there I got in the line, about 10-12 people back. I talked to the couple in front of me, along with the woman behind me with her son. Her husband and young daughter appeared briefly, then got on the carousel since her DD was afraid of the characters. Her DS was hilarious and was telling us all jokes the whole 15-20 minute wait we had.

When it was my turn I was a little disappointed that they didn't have a Photopass photographer with them, though they did have a handler who took a picture with my camera, after Peter had some fun with me. He pulled my hat down over my eyes immediately. Wendy promptly yelled at him and told him she was going to tell Santa to put him on the naughty list for doing that to me. Peter did not want that at all, so he ran over to the carousel and pulled a chunk of the flowers that surround it off and handed them to me. Both the handler and Wendy were speechless!! He asked Wendy if that would stop her from telling Santa and she said yes, though she muttered to me that she didn't think Cindy and the Prince would agree since he ripped up their flowers! Here are the flowers he gave me:






Since they had already been talking with me for a few minutes and the line was starting to get long we went ahead and got the picture taken. It isn't the best, as the handler used the flash with the lit up carousel behind us, but you can see us all.






After I thanked Peter again for the flowers, and Wendy said she'd keep him from ripping up any more of them, I headed over to see how long the line was for Scrooge, since he was right by their line. I was completely shocked that there were only about 5 people in line for him, since he was supposed one of the top 3 lines on other nights, with the 7 Dwarfs and Cinderella & Family. When it was my turn I asked him where he had been the last couple of years. He motioned like he was counting $$, so I asked if he was too busy counting all of his money to come and he nodded yes. When I told him I was sad I didn't get to see him when I was there in 2010, I got this response:






He also kissed my hand and made a big fuss over me the rest of my time. Thankfully he did have a PP so I also got this picture with him:






Once I bid Scrooge goodbye I headed toward Tomorrowland. The party was going on in Cosmic Ray's, but there were too many people packed in there. I wasn't interested in getting my picture with Phineas and Ferb, so I turned around, after taking one picture:






I headed into Storybook Circus next. I have no idea why as I was trying to focus on just MVMCP characters, but I went into the tent and got pictures with Daisy and Minnie. Thankfully they only had a posted 5 minute wait, which was really only about 3 minutes.

Daisy was very nice, and I got several picture with her, since there was only one family waiting behind me in line.












Minnie was also wonderful, and loved that my hat has feathers on the rim of it, since she wears feathers herself. The first 2 pictures are from my camera, the 3rd is from PP.












By this time it about 9:25pm. I decided to skip Goofy and Donald since I could see them another time. I started walking back toward Fantasyland as the fireworks started. I did not get any pictures as it was a bad angle.

I was once again surprised to find that Cinderella had a very short line for her, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Drisella and Anastasia. They were on a break, but would be back in about 10 minutes so I sat down in line, about 15 people back, and watched the end of the fireworks.

Once they got back the line moved quickly and it was soon my turn. They were all quite intrigued with my shirt as well, with the Stepsisters wanting to know how I got my carriage as they wanted one too. The handler with my camera has some issues, so I have about 5 dark pictures, then one good one from my camera.






The PP only took one picture, but at least it turned out nice.






Since I was having such luck with the biggest characters I decided to head over to Frontierland and see how long the wait was for the 7 Dwarfs. I was happy to find it was only about 15 minutes, so I hopped in line for them. I was happy that they were all staying in character, with Sleepy constantly "nodding off", Sneezy wiping his nose on guests and his scarf, Dopey wandering off while they were taking pictures, Grumpy refusing to pose or turning his back, etc. It was very entertaining to watch.

When it was my turn I took the advice of the CM watching the line and immediately told Grumpy he was my favorite. Well, he was Grumpy no more! He gave me a big hug and pulled me over to sit next to him. He chased Dopey away when he tried to hug me, then motioned for me to imitate him in the pictures. Unfortunately the PPs didn't get pictures of any of that, though they did get a good shot with my camera and one with their own of me with them all.









As I walked back toward the main walkway of Frontierland it was just about time for the second parade. I found a great spot up front by the ropes and enjoyed the parade!


























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More parade pictures:


















Those poor CMs have the unpleasant task of cleaning up after the horses along the way!































































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Even more parade pictures!










































The parade over I headed into Adventureland. I was trying to see Captain Jack Sparrow, but he wasn't out yet. The CM nearby said he wouldn't be out for another 25 minutes, so decided to skip him for the night and get him next time. I did watch the pirate band sing for a few minutes though, before I headed on.









I tried for Aladdin and company next, but were told they were done for the night already. So I continued thru Adventureland to the veranda and found Tinkerbell and Periwinkle waiting, with no one else in there but their handlers!!!

Since I was the only one in there with them I had a long conversation with Tinkerbell first, then Periwinkle (though not as long with her as a few families had come in once I got to her). The CMs took quite a few pictures while I talked with Tinkerbell about the frost faeries, and how to get them to stop covering my car in ice overnight!


















After she assured me that she would talk to the frost faeries, as they are only supposed to cover the grass, we posed for one last picture.






Periwinkle and I had a short conversation too, before getting our posed shot.









As I left more and more families were entering, so I had good timing with them.

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Ack! I should not have looked at the Scrooge pictures! Now I want to go to MVMCP next trip just because I Scrooge McDuck!
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Ack! I should not have looked at the Scrooge pictures! Now I want to go to MVMCP next trip just because I Scrooge McDuck!
I him too! That's why I was so thrilled to hear he was going to be there this year, since he wasn't there in 2011 or 2010.
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Love the update! Sounds like you had lots of great character interaction, and lots of luck and pixie dust with the lines! !! I loved all of the photos of the parade and your interaction with grumpy cracked me up!

Can't wait to hear more!

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You had some great luck with characters at the party! Short wait times even for the popular ones!

I love all of your pictures of the parade! I spotted my favorite guy in there!

The pirate band looked like fun. Do they just play for MVMCP?
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Sometimes I think the waiting is harder than the news. I'm keeping that sweet kittie in my prayers.

What wonderful updates. We totally skipped seeing any characters except for Mickey and Minnie (I think if we go again this December we will go back to the party and concentrate on the characters). I love all the pics, but especially like the one with you and Scrooge and the one with the 7 Dwarfs.

Looks like you had a fun night, and I know you aren't done yet.
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Love your picture heavy update!! So did DD3 She was impressed you met Tinkerbelle and Periwinkle (just to fill you in she tells me she is a water fairy) I love the pics though! Got to see all the things I missed at MVMCP!
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