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The Adventures of Dora

Mom's doctor visits and Costco

February 10th 2010 4:41 pm
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This morning mom took me for a walk with the gentle leader and I did very well. I only pawed twice. Mom cannot believe how much nicer I heel with it on. Then we all loaded into the car and headed to mom’s pain doctor. Dad and I dropped her off and we ran a few errands. Mom said is good for me to stay in the car when she gets out. I used to whine but now I am getting better. Besides we were doing Costco later and another doctor and mom did not want to over do it. Her pain doctor is pleased with the injection results on the herniated disc in her neck but not happy with her back. He is sure mom has pinched nerve or nerves in her back which radiate down her legs. When we get back from vacation she is going to get a neurological test done on her legs to pin point the location. He then suggests the injections in the correct location. We all hope it will just get better but it has been 3 months and not much has changed.
I was very good in Costco. I did sniff a little but did pay attention to mom better then usual. We then took all the groceries home and then just mom and I went to her Nurse Practitioner appointment. I was very excited in the waiting room but mom brought my mat and I did settle down eventually. Once in the room mom put me on my mat and gave me a chewy to occupy my time. When the NP came in I got all wiggly. She is so nice but never makes eye contact with me. I here her tell mom that she just wants to pick me up and hug me. Well good news mom’s blood pressure is finally lower but her heart rate is still too high. The NP is hoping that the medication kicks in and lowers it. She is also concerned about mom’s hypoglycemia. Mom has been getting shaky and light headed but is better after eating. She is going to do some blood work on her and sent her home with a monitor to see how it is.
Mom has been piling up more things to take over to her friends for the yard sale they are having Friday morning. We leave on vacation in 5 more days and mom still has lots to do. I try to help but mom says I am really not that helpful.


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Barked by: nina (Dogster Member)

February 10th 2010 at 6:17 pm

nice job, Dora..keep up the good work!
you look very happy and fit in your latest photos!
good luck to your mom, i hope her back improves; i'm so sorry she is in pain.
happy vacation!
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February 10th 2010 at 9:15 pm

Good job Dora! You're such a good girl! I'm glad your momma is doing... well kind of better. We send you two big hugs.
Barked by: Jolanda (Dogster Member)

February 11th 2010 at 9:39 pm

good job girl!!
Can't wait to meet you two :o)
Barked by: Dora CGC (Dogster Member)

February 11th 2010 at 9:57 pm

Thanks everyone, I try hard. Okay lets be honest I try to get away with as much as I can because it is funner that way.......

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