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Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?


March 2nd 2013 7:38 pm
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When you're an old guy, sometimes you have trouble peeing. Sorry if that offends you, but it's just a fact of life; hey, guys - am I right? So the vet, after making sure the bladder stones hadn't come back, gave Mom some pills that were supposed to help. I'll spare you all the graphic details and medical terms, but it was a kind of tranquilizer. Well, I was as tranquilized as a wet noodle for three days. Mom was scared to death, because she couldn't wake me up. My eyes were unfocused and my tongue was hanging out. She tried to rouse me with the smell of a pill pocket which I kind of tried to eat without opening my eyes, but I couldn't make my mouth work so I just licked the blanket. I spent two days at the vet with a needle stuck in my leg and fluid dripping into me. Mom brought me home at night and slept with me so she could check to make sure I was still breathing during the night. When she got up in the morning I still was a limp noodle so back we went for another round of fluids. I'm at home now and I'm still a little sleepier than usual but wa-a-y better than I was. Gettin' old is not for the faint of heart.


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Barked by: Teddy (Dogster Member)

March 3rd 2013 at 2:34 pm

Patch, You poor guy, what an ordeal! Boy, I know peeing problems. Mine is I go whenever and where ever I please. Mom just cleans and scrubs after me. They speak of the hall as a "mine field" and have to change socks often. Mom got a black light to examine the carpet and it was polka-dotted! Hope you are feeling better! It's tough when your mind says puppy and you body yells "old guy".
Barked by: Patch (Dogster Member)

March 3rd 2013 at 3:14 pm

You've got that right! Mom says it's the same for her.

Today she brought home a new brown orthopedic pad for me. She tossed it on the floor to unload some other things and I peed on it. looked just like my potty - who knew?
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

March 3rd 2013 at 6:48 pm

Patch, it's better that you are peeing then being stopped up. Getting old is something the humans just have to understand will happen to us and clean up after us as as much as is needed. I pee a lot because I have bad kidneys - momma bough washable wee-wee pads for me to use because I was going through the disposible one like crazy.

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