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? A Very Merry Christmas, Even With Chronic Illness! ? (12/25/17)

December 10, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply JAYNE COPPOLA December 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Great picture!

  • Reply Harper Carlos December 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I have a question about your feeding tubes and port! Wouldn't it be safer (cleaner) and easier on both your POTS and EDS if you did your feed bag changes/port flushes at the kitchen table or some other surface that isn't the ground?
    1. It'd be horrible if your feed spilled on the carpet.
    2. I know it's hard for EDS/POTS people to be on the ground for so long.
    3. It'd just be much more sanitary to be at a table where you could Clorox wipe the surface your supplies and tubes will be touching.

  • Reply Tammy Rowe-Wallace December 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I have never met anyone who has medical issues similar to mine. You make me feel hopeful. My doctor is sending me to the Mayo Clinic so I'm hoping for answers and a treatment plan! Thank you for sharing your story and making people aware of what life is like with chronic illness. Hugs!

  • Reply Bella Lien December 26, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Merry Christmas ? hope your Christmas is amazing Jaquie. And Judd too

  • Reply Bella Lien December 26, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Harlow’s burp was hilarious ? OMG

  • Reply Edwina Stephen December 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Greetings from Malaysia!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family ?

  • Reply Linda Dahlqvist December 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Merry Christmas from Sweden!

  • Reply Annabel K. December 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    2:58 Harlow burping was so funny ?

  • Reply Ebony Marie December 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    You have such an awesome mom and dad <3 Harlow's burp cracked me up.

  • Reply Louisa H. December 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Harlows burp was so funny, it should be the ending of your new intro.

  • Reply Bryanna Gates December 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Merry Christmas to you Judd and Harlow

  • Reply Rafaela Santos December 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Feliz natal, abraços do Brasil

  • Reply Azariah Helland December 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    " they don't want your butt… oh well maybe they do" lol I love you so much Jaquie, you're so uplifting an hilarious!!!

  • Reply Shannon Landis December 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Perfect picture! Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply Morgan Griffin December 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    She sounds like a human with that burp

  • Reply Teresa Bowden December 26, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    You guys had an awesome Christmas. Harlow that was a big burp. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Reply Kathy Young December 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Looks like a wonderful and very Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply homesteader downunder Australia. December 26, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Mary christmas hope you have a great day with your family.what is green bean casaol?

  • Reply Two Crazy Cockers December 26, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Looks like you all had a fantastic day.
    ??????
    Loved the fact you added the red backing to your explanations on the vlog today, it meant I was able read them for a change ?? I normally can't read them when it's just the white writing.
    I must look into getting a potato ricer too it looks awesome xxx

  • Reply karrybear December 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Judd… my bf says the same thing about the Die Hard movies.

  • Reply cristina solano December 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Did Oakley take the pic?

  • Reply Autumn Maroney December 26, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    That burp was so human like!!? made me laugh like crazy. Had to watch it twice! So happy you and your family had a merry Christmas Jaquie❤️

  • Reply Kelli S December 26, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Oh Harlow wow that was a big burp for such a sweet funny girl dog! I am glad that you made it through Christmas with out too much trouble with health issues. I hope that you all had a great Christmas? Take care and merry Christmas to all your family! Lot's of love from me kelli xxxxxx

  • Reply Michael Arnold December 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Harlow belches like a guy lol

  • Reply SplicerGene27 December 27, 2017 at 12:26 am

    this is kind of going back to the previous video. It makes me happy that Harlow does naughty things….I'm home training my own service dog and shes at the 19 month old mark and screws up. I get so freaked out when she does the tiniest thing wrong and I worry people will snap at me that she is a fake…which causes her to react to my reactions and do grounding tasks…..also I know everyone says that service dogs have to be able to go anywhere but I have run into the issue of one scenario. I go to AHL and NHL hockey games where I live very regularly and thanks to someone giving me tickets the first game right next to the goal buzzer( found out this 'friend' was trying to sabotage my dog over jealousy.) but now thanks to that she trembles and is terrified the second she goes into a hockey arena….she hasn't come with me to these hockey games(I am with a very close friend who knows how to help when needed) but I'm like…because she can't come to this particular event thats a major part of my life…is this wash out worthy? Also would you recommend trying to train her to get used to hockey games and if so how would you go about getting her worked into these…because I know you shouldn't bring a service dog to a place when they don't act properly and laying down but I have no other idea how to get her used to something that is as exclusive as a hockey arena.

  • Reply Face Cat December 27, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I love how you showed us your "routine" in the mornings! It was very informative! Happy late Christmas!! <3

  • Reply Pinksparklesx December 27, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Harlow is so cute. I love your channel

  • Reply Ciara Nolan December 27, 2017 at 12:38 am

    i keep playing harlow's burp on repeat ???

  • Reply Laura van Koppen December 27, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Harlow's burp was adorable. Sadly my chronic illness day was a bad day but luckily we don't celebrate christmas so I didn't have any family obligations that would require energy.

  • Reply AAL Studios December 27, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Merry Christmas! I'm so happy that I found my channel 6 months ago! it's made a huge impact positively on my life. I didn't have the best day today but, your channel helps me be positive! Bless you and your family! hope you guys have a wonderful day!

  • Reply Dee Israel December 27, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Merry Christmas! It's so nice to see your parents with you. Even though they are divorced they have an awesome relationship.  Harlow and her burp was so funny! Looked like you had a great dinner.  Sending prayers. Have a happy and safe New Years!

  • Reply Claire Papadatos December 27, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us?
    All love, Claire and the 2 Goldies, Berlin ?????

  • Reply Heather Elizabeth December 27, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Happy Holidays from Our family to yours Jacquie we love you All LOTs of XOXOXOz

  • Reply Jacqueline Malloy December 27, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Hi Jaquie: Do you have PO Box? Would love to send you and Harlow a Christmas gift!

  • Reply Moozie Stolen December 27, 2017 at 1:52 am

    We have one dog who goes insane when my daughter does her inhaler. Nebulizer not at all. Thanks for sharing your day

  • Reply Katie Stanina December 27, 2017 at 2:00 am

    I love the Glee Christmas music too! I hope you had a Merry Christmas Jaquie! God Bless you all.

  • Reply rasinella December 27, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Merry Christmas Jaquie

  • Reply Brenda Briere Briere December 27, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Beautiful Christmas Photo

  • Reply willydawgs December 27, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Dog burps are the best! LOL.

  • Reply Jessica December 27, 2017 at 2:57 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL<3

  • Reply TheReal30 December 27, 2017 at 3:13 am

    When Harlow burped I couldn't stop laughing

  • Reply Archie Ituralde December 27, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Merry Xmas jaquie. My greetings to your entire family and to the most adorable dog in the world, Harlow…

  • Reply Graecyn Gudgeon December 27, 2017 at 4:04 am

    That burp was so hilarious ? my dog burps but not like that

  • Reply Maureen Elizabeth December 27, 2017 at 4:11 am

    a belated Merry Christmas! as usual, I loved watching your family!

  • Reply Heather December 27, 2017 at 4:16 am

    I love hippo burps they make me laugh so hard

  • Reply digit51 December 27, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Merry Christmas you 3 🙂 That was priceless … the burp! LOL.

  • Reply jaewalker December 27, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Tip for mashed potatoes: use a hand mixer! It makes the mash super smooth and creamy, and doesn't expend lots of energy.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply kaydee1959 December 27, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Thank you Jaquie and family

  • Reply Kristi Rebbert December 27, 2017 at 5:19 am

    I need to start learning how to pace myself and take breaks like you do…… I have several conditions that cause lots of fatigue and I make the mistake of trying to do anything and everything and burn myself out!!!

  • Reply yoshii2011xo December 27, 2017 at 5:44 am

    You set off my Google home lol

  • Reply Ariel Faraci December 27, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Awww where was the other pup for the family photo? Tuckered out? 😀

  • Reply MzClementine December 27, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Merry Christmas to all of you! ????

  • Reply Megan Proffitt December 27, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Your parents seem so sweet together. I’m glad it can be like that. I was wondering if it would be hard for either of them if one of them dated someone.

  • Reply Flossie Shelley December 27, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I really loved this vlog Jaquie, it's really nice seeing you with you mom and dad, you can really see the love you have for each other and also with Judd. ☃ MERRY CHIRSTMAS☃ to you and your family

  • Reply DontAsk December 27, 2017 at 7:47 am

    i give you props that you can vlog every day!, i can hardly have energy to do day to day things, have more reaction/ sick days than i do " normal" days, i also have pots,mcas along with ,NF1, Mastocytic enterocolitis,

  • Reply Marie December 27, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Harlow's burp was so cute 😀 I've never heard a dog burp before!

  • Reply George Persyn December 27, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family…..
    Thank you for all your vedeos

  • Reply Caitlin Coleman December 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love that Judd was using your walker for a chair when you and your mum were on the floor and the sofa was empty

  • Reply Debbie Eastland December 27, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Merry Christmas Jaquie, Judd, Harlow, Mom and Daddy! May all your days be merry and bright. From our family in Texas to yours in Florida. God bless you!

  • Reply Kezia Priestley December 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Merry Christmas to Jaquie,Judd,Harlow
    Happy New Years Eve

  • Reply Mosaic Girl December 27, 2017 at 11:31 am

    That was lovely! Thank-you for sharing & doing all the work to get your vids up. So nice to see your happy Christmas Day with family❤️

  • Reply Susan Baier December 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I love how your Mom and Dad get along. You are blessed.

  • Reply Kimberlee Watts December 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I've never heard a dog burp before even though I've been around them most of my life! I love it. Have your mom put her recipe pages in sheet protectors and then in a lose leaf binder. It will keep them safe for years to come.

  • Reply The Cottage Under The Bridge December 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Unique Babies December 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Didn't Judd had a mustache? Is he still trying to grow one?

  • Reply Mystery 001001 December 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    2:57 Best hippo sound ever,

  • Reply Violet December 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I DIED WHEN HARLOW BURPED LMAO I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMEONE OFF CAMERA IT SOUNDED SO HUMAN???? I CANT BREATHESJXJFISK

  • Reply Force of Nature 101 December 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply JEANNIE MIRLIEV December 27, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    You deleted the video of today jackie 🙁 Wath happened dear??

  • Reply Lauren Schlepp December 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Merry Christmas! God Bless!

  • Reply Kristin Livelsberger December 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year!♡

  • Reply lisa Taylor December 27, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Merry Christmas Harlow!

  • Reply Aviva Reim December 28, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I love your mom! 🙂 All of your family is so sweet, I'm so happy for you about that – Merry Christmas Jaquie, and Happy New Year!

  • Reply FunsizedStyle December 28, 2017 at 1:10 am

    The timing of Harlow’s burp was hilarious ? Merry Christmas to you and your fam girl!! ❤️

  • Reply FunsizedStyle December 28, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Love that family photo!

  • Reply MsPopRouge December 28, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Go Hippo w/ the burp. So cute. Holidays are so hard with fatigue and pain. Gentle hugs. Enjoy!

  • Reply Trisha B December 28, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Merry christmas

  • Reply D S December 28, 2017 at 2:17 am

    I loooooove the new morning routines in your vlogs!!!!!!

  • Reply imfreetobeme8 December 28, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Merry Christmas…Harlow's Burp…lol, Love your mom's laugh …great family pic…but where was Oakley?

  • Reply aurij1985 December 28, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I was wondering since your mom can speak Spanish and you speak Spanish as well? Pretty silly question sorry, but I was curious.

  • Reply Shelbi C December 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I love how your dad calls you beautiful…sounds like you have an amazing family honestly. And wow that was a big burp harlow did lol

  • Reply Bypass to a Leaner Lynn December 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Secret to moist chicken I mean turkey, use an oven bag and place the turkey breast side down. All the juices flow into the breast. Very tasty! You can flip the turkey breast side up in the last 30 minutes or so but I find that the breast browns nicely anyway without the flip.

  • Reply Zoe Gregg December 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    We buy stuffed toys for my sister's dog every year for Christmas. She babies them for a few weeks and then eventually destroys them just like your dogs did. Think it's probably a good thing she never had puppies.

  • Reply Lenie Dyment December 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Two of the worst things you can eat if you have migraines are TURKEY and HAM! I have had migraines for 57 years, and now they come every day! For Christmas and Thanksgiving, I get a STEAK!

  • Reply daisy78 December 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Love Harlow's burp! My golden Molly does that all the time. I love figs! Was the fig glaze good and can I get the recipe?

  • Reply sydney crandall December 28, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Your mom is a #Maverick when it comes to her turkey ???

  • Reply valley girl December 29, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Please don't take this the wrong way..but..Judd..you look much better without the stache! lol..sorry! Just being honest. It just isn't you. But you rock those shorts of Jaquie's you wear when you give Harlow a bath :o) so all is not lost! I hope you guys had a nice Christmas. Burps to Hippo!

  • Reply Jessica B December 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Merry Holidays 😉

  • Reply MelodyChills December 30, 2017 at 4:10 am

    I hope you and your family had a great Christmas & Happy New Year!

  • Reply Karla4478 December 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I agree Judd, Die Hard is a great Christmas movie. I watch it every year lol

  • Reply Bethany B January 6, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Present idea for your Mom! Get a nice three ring binder and page protectors for her 'cook book'!

  • Reply stephen pugh January 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Have you ever thought of liquefying special meals and putting them into your feeding bag?

  • Reply Kalinda Clare Gallagher January 9, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Aww hippo just to sweet

  • Reply Kalinda Clare Gallagher January 9, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Lol harlow happy Christmas

  • Reply Kalinda Clare Gallagher January 9, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Your mum is so funny

  • Reply Misty Greenwood January 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Your mom and dad are the best! I love when they make appearances! Thanks for always keeping us up-to-date!

  • Reply Wasabi kitten August 29, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Harlow's face 2:15 XD

  • Reply Jasmine Alderton October 13, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Loved your family photo! ?

  • Reply tadie1235 October 23, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Love Hippo's hat

  • Reply Dis B Life April 20, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Note to self….. Don't be eating dinner while watching your vlogs. Oh my, Harlow…… nicely done! LOL! That was one human sized burp! lol And I know this is from a year ago but you're in the hospital currently. I'm praying for you Jaquie; Wish you and your family well and take care.

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