Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Well I had to take Tiger to the vet today. I had noticed the other day that he was favoring his right front paw. Well, it was indeed infected. He also has fleas and tapeworm. The vet gave me flea meds for the other two cats as well as tapeworm meds for them. I won't say how much all of it cost, but it wasn't cheap!

We love our kitties though. Elijah started crying at the vet while we waited for them to bring Tiger out. He was so worried we wouldn't be able to bring him home. The cats have been good for Elijah. He has learned compassion, empathy, love and so many other things from his cats. He loves them unconditionally and they help me to teach him how we treat living things.

Jacob helped me give Oreo and Perky their meds. They each had three pills to talke. UGH! It was no fun at all. A friend who was over helped us with Oreo and she was really good at getting the pill down!

I take Tiger back in two weeks for a check up. If he continues to favor the foot then we will need to do an Xray. I will also take Perky and Oreo in to get their shots updated. I hope this all takes care of things for these three cats. I love them but they are expensive!

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