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stylynjm 11-12-2014 01:38 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Hi everyone,
Sissy and i have been really busy,with foster pups,family weddings and house sitting.i am down to my 2 pups.fritz, a 14 yr old bichon that i adopted, and my sissy.she has had 2 hospital stays several months ago,but right now,is doing pretty well.she has trouble with pain and limping in her front legs.i give her tramadol for it.she is eating well and interestes in all that is going on,however,lol,she does get impatient with some of my daughters dogs!!!
We are looking forward to thanksgiving,( my favorite holiday). Also,i rescued sissy that week 11 years ago.how lucky did i get :)
Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving and thoughts are with all of you,and pups,here or passed.

Carol & Milo 11-12-2014 03:07 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Milo update....

Last month (Oct. 17th) was Milo's 2 year Sugar Anniversary. He is doing OK for the most part, but is on antibiotics now for a UTI. I have noticed in the last few months that he is starting to lose his vision :( He saw the vet last week for his UTI, and she said he can probably see shadows in his right eye and the left eye is not too bad. It has been coming on really slow, so maybe it won't be too hard for him.

Our puppy Munchkin (now 1.5 yrs old) has an attitude...so does Milo :(
For the first time in 30 years of having dogs I have to keep them seperate in the house. Snoodles the miniature schnauzer gets along with both dogs.
I was upset at first, but we have a system now and it works really well.
They can both be in the back yard together with no problems, its just in the house where they have their "territory" issues.

Today is 3 years since my sweet Heidi went to the Bridge. She was a toy fox terrier/chihuahua mix who lived for 15 years. She was queen of the house and I still miss her.
I remember one time when Milo was going to the kitchen to get a drink and little 5 pound Heidi was standing in the doorway. He was afraid to walk past her LOL She stood there giving him the evil eye. I think she enjoyed tormenting the bigger boy dogs. Milo had his attitude back then, but he never messed with her :)

ceruleanblue 11-12-2014 05:04 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
I've been doing okay. I was sick a couple weeks back, but now I only have a cough. It's slowly getting better, but otherwise, I'm good.

My mom had a complication in recovering from her surgery. It was not really serious, but it will make her recovery longer. She is also trying to quit smoking, and has not had a cigarette in over two weeks!

Dexter and Harrison (the new rats) have settled in well. They got neutered last month, and have healed nicely. They are doing great.

Spencer, my oldest rat, passed away yesterday. He had what we thought was a cyst on his face. It finally got big enough that the vet was afraid it would rupture on me, so we scheduled it to be drained and cleaned. She called me during the procedure to let me know that it wasn't a cyst, and they were having trouble stopping the bleeding. It was a necrotic tumor that had been eroding his sinus cavity. She wanted me to come up, as she was going to recommend we euthanize him, but he went on his own while we were on the phone. He was a special boy, and everyone loved him. I miss him a lot.

Dakota is doing good. A little bit of seasonal allergies going on right now. I'm thinking about changing him to a grain free food as well to see if maybe that will help some.

I'll update about Piper on her thread, since I did a curve today...

Cara Sandler 11-12-2014 06:20 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Oh, Mandy, I'm sorry to hear about Spencer. I know he was a very special rat. Sparky Love is probably having a great time chasing him at the Rainbow Bridge. Those terriers!!!!!!

jas77450 11-12-2014 06:51 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Mandy, I too am sorry for your losing Spencer. Hugs and prayers to you.

farrwf 11-13-2014 09:04 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Hey Allison, sorry to hear of your and Alfie's health problems. You're in my thoughts and prayers, ... Alfie too.

Bill, Otis (from heaven), and Sonny

Abby's Mom 11-13-2014 11:26 AM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Allison, hopefully everything works out ok with your leg. Many prayers across the pond for you and Alfie, and your crew.

Mandy, I am sorry about Spencer... they just do not live long enough.


SandyL 11-16-2014 10:14 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Hi everyone!
Well it's been forever since we check in and I see the forum is going strong and helping all those new little sugar babies out there!! And that's a great thing!!

Little Miss Tiggy just had another birthday last month... 11yrs;) and is approaching the beginning of her 4th year with this wonderful condition we've all been dealt :rolleyes:

She's basically been on cruise control for the last year with small little hiccups now and then but nothing serious.... Ie she hasn't been climbing on the counters, tables or digging thru trash looking for chocolate ( the veterans on her know what I'm talking about lol)

In September things started to change a little. Somehow she broke two metatarsals in her front foot... Absolutely no idea how, one minute she's fine an hour or so later she won't bear weight:confused: she was in a splint and or a wrap for 10 weeks!! New pic of that in her album....During that time she developed Hemoragic Gastroenteritis.... Vet said it was probably due to her stress with the foot. Ok we finally cleared. THAT hurdle... Appetite came back and BS back to normal.... Not for long :(. Two weeks later her first official diagnosis of the dreaded pancreatitis!! We caught it really early because of the previous problem..... Everything happens for a reason I guess They let us treat her at home with sub q fluids and meds.... Another fun week but that little Diva was a real trooper with an 18 guage needle stuck in her back daily :eek:

She's now her healthy little food driven self, letting us know exactly when it's 6 o clock on the dot and that we're not moving fast enough for her;). BS are back to her normal ranges!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, and even though we're not around much, my thoughts are always with all of you and always will be

Hugs , Sandy and Tiggy

k9diabetes 11-17-2014 05:16 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
I need to remember to start these updates more often! It's so much fun to catch up with members who don't post often. :)

Sandy, we wound up having to change vets because the one we were using in Elk Grove left private practice and went to the Sacramento County shelter - her heart has long been in rescue.

We are using a new vet off of Greenhaven, near the ER vet... I like the vet a lot, she was recommended by the previous vet as someone who emphasizes gentlel handling.

BUT the practice, a VCA, I don't care for much at all unfortunately (and VCAs are so much more expensive!). Debating whether to try someplace new or suffer through the management / frontdesk problems, such as they refuse to fax prescriptions to Drs. Foster and Smith.


SandyL 11-17-2014 06:33 PM

Re: Since it's so quiet, how about an update?
Hey Natalie!

Sorry to hear about your vet. I know how much you liked her and most importantly how you trusted her.... Tough to find these days!!!

We're using the SMALL VCA on EG Blvd.... Same one where she had her surgery last year.... Only 3 Vets who are fantastic, one in particular!!!! Trust her 100% and she respects our knowledge of tigs diabetes and doesn't try to overpower. Very caring and gentle with Tiggy! The great thing there is that you have the small town feel, usually see the SAME vet each visit and where the entire staff knows tig and us.... They should, we've spent enough time there in the last few months lol. Tig only had to go to the big one on Bradshaw once and that was for one night of hospitalization the first day of the gastroenteritis

So agree, I hate the corporation too but these Vets actually try to circumvent the system a little to try to save their clients a little $$$. Bradshaw wouldn't hear of us doing the sub q fluids.... Wanted us to bring her in to be hydrated :mad: the other ones were more than will to give us a bag, needles and send our happy a$$'s home lol.

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