A day with Timber

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March 14, 2013 – 4AM - OMG – What NOW?

April 9th 2013 11:18 am
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March 14, 2013 – 4AM - OMG – What NOW? I can’t stop moving my legs and all I can see if the ceiling and I am breathing really heavy. What happening I feel real sick again. Mommy, mommy, help, help. Mommy ran over and I can’t see her. I feel her petting me and try and calm me down. It’s not working. Help, help, help. Oh no! She is crying. It’s bad! Daddy picks me up and carries me to the door. Mommy, mommy where are you? Daddy put me down on the lawn and I feel a little better and even peepee’d. Daddy put me in the car and mommy drove me to the emergency vet. Boy, am I tired. What the heck happened to me? Daddy stroking me and talking softly to me and it feels good. We get to the vets and daddy picks me up and sets me down on the ground. Oh look! I can walk and boy do I feel much better. Oh! I can walk around by myself. Here comes that lady with the red leash again, No, No not back here again. Oh it’s Dr. Guy. I like her. She starts playing with my paws. I don’t like my paws touched. She leaves for a while. Where’s mommy? I want to go home. The doctor tells mommy I have a lesion on my brain or something like that and I most like had a minor seizure. Don’t like them at all. I see she has more medication for me. Mommy went to work and I slept all day but daddy was with me. When mommy came home she was so glad to see me and gave me lots of kisses and cookies. Daddy picked me up to put me on my bed and I started to have another seizer. He put his hand over my eyes and started stroking me softy and it passed. It was only a minor seizure. I recovered quickly.
March 15, 2013 – I am starting to feel a little better. I am taking 20mg of prednisone twice a day for 5 days and I felt pretty good and could walk and stand with no problems. Just could not stop drinking water or Peeing. Boy! Does daddy get mad when I pee in the house.
March 21 to 22ndrd 2013 – Mommy reduced the amount of prednisone to 15mg twice a day. I am not pee peeing so much. I am getting restless again and want to drink more again.
March 23, 2013 – I feel OK but felt better on 20 mg – prednisone. Oh no! Back to the vet. I do not know this vet lady either but she is nice. She said to reduce the prednisone to 10 mg twice a day and increase Tramadol to two twice a day. Maybe, it will help me sleep. Also, Take Omega 3 fish oil to help reduce the inflammation, too.
March 24 – to 28, 2013 – I am not peeing as much or drinking as much but can stand for more than a minute or two to drink or eat. I think 10 mg of prednisone to low for now.
March 29, 2013 – Mommy can’t take it anymore and called the Emergency vet to ask what she can do for me. Not good news. She said to try giving 10mg of prednisone in the day and 15mg at night and see if that helps. Maybe, she should have given me 15mg for the full 10 days and not took the vet’s advice and lower it sooner but she just wanted me to feel better. Also, there is a new vet that is a holistic vet that starting next Friday. The doctor will talk to the other doctor to see if she can help me. She called and said there are some Chinese herbs and Acupuncture that are real effective in reducing inflammation and lesions in dogs. Mommy made an appointment for next Friday.
March 30, 2013 – I still having problems standing but can walk fine. My back leg is weak and I fall when I stand for a few minutes. It tough drinking water and mommy has to help me. If I turn counter clock wise I can walk but if I turn clock wise I fall. Daddy gets so upset and yells at me and mommy. He just upset I do not feel well and I am not getting better. He misses his playmate and friend. Mommy was baking today and usually I can wait to clean up the floor after her but did not care today. Just wanted to sleep. Mommy looks sad.
March 31, 2013 – Mommy and daddy left in the afternoon to celebrate Easter and daddy’s birthday at grandma and granddad house. I just could not hold it that long. Al least the new rubber backed blanket kept my pee-pee from getting on my bed.
April 5, 2013. – Mommy stayed home, today to be with me. So I thought! I was so exited we were going for a car ride. I even check the brakes. But to only to find out I was going back to the vet. It was a pretty long ride this time. So it cannot be my regular vet. Because, he so close when I was younger I walk to the vet. The adrenaline kicked in and I am a happy dog and walking well. Who she? I have never met her before and what are those pointy things in her hand. WHAT! You’re going to stick them in me? Why? Acupuncture what is Acupuncture? Don’t like this too much. I just want to get the heck out of here. I just want to leave now! Please don’t bring me back to her again. Those needle hurt and where in for 10 minutes. Way to long. Well at least she gave me lots of cookies to help me get over it. I hope I do not have to do that again. She said I get worst before I’d get better. She was right. I feel like crap. Now what! What is the funny smelling stuff in apple sauce? I never smelled that stuff before. That is the stuff the vet gave mommy. Great it was for me. Mommy spooned into my mouth. Aw! Not so bad. They call this stuff Chinese herb not so bad in apple sauce. Guess it is OK. I finished it. She also gave me real chicken for dinner. I love chicken. I am still not sleeping and very restless. My brain just will not calm down and all I want is water. This predazone is driving me crazy. I know mommy’s trying to find a way to get me off it or lower the dose so I feel better.


02/23/13 – OMG!@!! What is happening to me?

April 9th 2013 11:17 am
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02/23/13 – OMG!@!! What is happening to me? I am dizzy again and can’t stand or walk. My eyes are rolling back and forth by themselves. I feel sick to my stomach. Mommy, mommy help I sick – real sick. Mommy and daddy come over and look at me. MMM I know that look. I am really sick again. I did not beat Vestibular or that inner ear infection last summer. Here we go again I keep rocking back and forth. I am so restless I just want to get up and drink water. Where’s my water? Yeah, yeah I want water the lapping so how makes me feel better.
Back to the vet but I was just there two weeks ago and he said I was fine. Even the vet looks sad. I just don’t know why I cannot feel better. Mommy and daddy just thought it was my arthritis and old age but I have been sick for a while. They try different medications to help me feel better but they were treating the wrong problem. The vet thought since, I was having issues with standing and getting up and unable hold bowels until I got out side it was because, of my arthritis pain. NOT!! He just does not know what is wrong with me. Antibiotics worked before maybe they will again. I am starting an antibiotic (Baytril) again for 3 to 6 weeks.
02/24/13 – I am getting worst and cannot sleep just want to drink water and walk around but can’t get up without help. After, I fall a few times and get help getting up I can walk but cannot stand in one place to long without falling. Why is my ass wet? How did I get into my water bowl? I always end up in some weird position or in my water bowl.
02/25/13- Monday – I am no better. I can sleep during the day but not at night. I am just so restless and uncomfortable. Don‘t want to eat by myself. Mommy needs to give it to me. I want people food – chicken.
March 1, 2013 – I must be getting worst because, mommy blocked off parts of the bed room and let me sleep on my bed when they went to work. They have never done that before. How embarrassing mommy put a diaper on me.
March 2, 2013. I am somewhat better but not good. It has been a week since I have been on antibiotic and no real improvement. When I get real tired I cannot stand at all but I am eating al little more and a little less restless. Very fidgety and can’t settle down. Weird – I can sleep on the couch all day and not restlessness but at night on my bed can sit still.
March 3, 2013- I have no real improvement. Maybe, the antibiotics are not going to work this time.
March 4, 2013 – Mommy looks very upset and crying a lot. All she does it check on me and kiss me and tell me to be strong. She said I know you can beat this again. Your strong. I love you very much. You are my heart.

March 5, 1013 – Mommy came home and I made it the whole day without peeing or pooping in the house. I feel a lot better. I can walk around and not fall. I ate by myself and slept on the couch for a while without having to get up for water or walk around. Mommy thought I may have had something else and was very worried. I actually saw her smile today and she gave me lots of kisses. I do not feel restless any more. This is the first night in weeks I slept until 1:0am (my usual want to eat breakfast time) and went back to sleep until daddy had to go to work at 5:30am. He actually had to wake me up to go outside. I may be on the road to recovery again. It just took much longer this time. I took the antibiotic a week and half before it started to help. Mommy just never gave up on me and God. She prayed all the time and her prayers have been answered and I am getting better.
March 6, 2013 – I am eating and walking better and not as restless at night. I got Daddy to let me sleep in the corner section of the couch. It just like my own little cave. They must have thought I looked cute because, they started taking pictures of me again and giving me cookies for being a good dog in the picture.
March 11, 2013 Monday- Slept pretty good and only wake up once to eat. Not restless any more. WooHoo I was able to be out of bed this morning all by myself. Look I made it to the water bowl and drank water without falling. I feel Ok today. I am still having problems walking and staying upright on the Pergo floor but good on the carpet. Good thing I got up early because, daddy forgot to set his alarm to get up for work.


12/15/1 - I feel Great Finally after being sick sick April

December 15th 2012 4:07 pm
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Finally - I feel great. I am running around like a puppy. Mommy bought me a new sweater. It is so warm and I love it. I finally beat whatever was wrong with me. I think I had a bad inner eye infection and after only 2 week of antibiotics ever round it did not work. Than mommy read that stubborn infections take 6 weeks of antibiotics and it worked. I feel great. Thank you God for curing me. I can't wait for Christmas because, mommy makes lots of cookies and I get the crumbs that hit the floor. MMMMMMMM love cookies.


My Birthday is coming 15

November 5th 2012 3:25 pm
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Oct 22 to 26th – Mommy took off work to spend time with me. I feel Ok but I still fall down allot. I think it may be my arthritis bothering me now. My right leg is pretty weak sometime. I am taking allot of medication for it but I am still having trouble.
Oct 27, 2012 – Who’s that at my door? I will give them my loud bark to scare them away. It’s not working and they are still coming up to the door. OH! I so excited its grandma and grandpa. WOW – a surprise party for me. Grandma and Grandpa brought me presents. Mommy made me a Prime Rib for dinner. My party theme was a princess party. MMMMMM I loved my Prime Rib dinner. Mommy even brought me a crown to wear. I had so much fun and I did not want to go to sleep. I can’t wait to have Prime Rib again tomorrow. At least I got to have my party on the Saturday before my real birthday. Not like last year we have a major snow storm in Oct and I had to wait a whole week before my party.

Oct 28, 2012 – I am so tired from my party I slept all morning. Mommy and Daddy were preparing for Hurricane Sandy. They seem scare that we may lose power. I see lots of water bottles in case the storm is bad. They keep watching the weather channel. This storm must be real bad. I survived Hurricane Irene and now I have to get through Hurricane Sandy.

Oct 29, 2012 – Here comes Hurricane Sandy. It’s getting real windy and raining steady. It feels real damp and daddy put on my coat. Daddy brought me outside to go peepee but it to cold and I don’t like the rain. So I did not go peepee. Boy! Was daddy mad. We lost power. I’m so scared.

Oct 30, 2012 – It is my 15th birthday. I feel great. I am running around like a puppy. Hurricane Sandy is gone and my home is fine. This is the third hurricane I survived. WooHoo!! We were lucky not too much rain. So I can’t dance in the puddle in the basement. The power went out and it is getting cold in here. The TV said it may be as long as two before the powers back. They better get it back quicker than that because, it’s getting cold inside. Mommy and daddy did not go to work. So I got to play all day with them.
Oct 31, 2012 – It cold for me and over case. There is some not right today, where are those weird kids knocking at the door begging for candy. They did not come. I wonder way. Maybe the Hurricane scared them away. I feel real good, today. I forgot to give daddy his Halloween gift. I will have to do it tomorrow.

Nov 1, 2012- Now it is raw and cold in the house. It is still cold in the house and I am chatting. Mommy put on my coat but I am still chattering. Now she put on a blanket and I am nice and warm. Why can’t they get the power back on? I don’t like it when I am cold. I gave daddy his present and the card had a picture that looked like me as a pirate. It said “Shiver me Timbers” and that my name is Timber. LOL
I also gave him Peanuts lounging pants. He loved them. I got lots of kisses and cookies.

Nov 2, 2012- We still have no power and it cold. WOW! What a mess outside. A tree came down next door and hit their house and car but they are alright. We walk the town and it looks like a war zone. There are lots of trees and wires everywhere. There are lots of trees on houses and cars. I hope everyone is OK. There are lots and lots of damage.

Nov 3, 2012 – We still do not have power. Daddy felt bad I was cold and chattering so he wrapped me up in a few blankets. They made me feel real warm. I was sound asleep and all of a son something was shining in my eyes. WOOHOO!!! Power. I am so happy.
Nov 4, 2012 – Real food. MMMMMMMMMMMM I missed warm food. I like ribs. I feel real good today even thou I have not had antibiotics in a few days. I hope I am cured for good now.
Nov 5, 2012 - Mommy worked from home, today. I liked sleeping next to her all day. It’s still cold outside so I was wearing my coat today.


I feel pretty good

November 5th 2012 3:23 pm
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Oct 13, 2012 – Mommy spent most of the day with me and helped me on the couch. I feel pretty good. It feels a little cold for me. I am chattering s so mommy put on my coat. It was nice to look out the door and bark at people and nothing. Mommy still gives me cookies if I bark at strangers. I still remember the time I was barking and barking and barking and they never came to see why I was barking. I saw these two strangers running through the yard. Daddy found out later those two strangers robbed a house a few streets over. That will teach them not see why I am barking.
Oct 14, 2012 – Mommy and daddy went out most of the day and I slept. They can home and we had dinner. I finally got it. If I don’t eat my food when they are eating they will give me some of their food and I still have my food. . Ha Ha!!! I still have it and I can still trick them. MMMMM I love steak
Oct 15, 2012 – Mommy was getting dress for work and gave me my medication but I did not want to go outside. I just wanted to sleep. Mommy had to get me a bacon treat to get me up to go outside. I got her trained well. I feel good today. I still need a little help up now and then but feel good. Only 15 more days until my 15th birthday. Oh boy Steak and cake for me. Mommy makes me my own cake with whipped cream frosting and decorates it with Pup Corn. I can’t wait. I hope it does not snow again on my birthday. That was a bummer and I had to wait a whole week for my party. I have a new dress and everything. This year my dress is white satin and has silver sequins on it. I can’t wait to show it off.
Oct 16, 2012 – Mommy had to drag me out of bed, today. It getting cold and I do not like it. I feel real good, today and running around like a puppy and did not fall down once. I think the medication is finally helping me.
Oct 17, 2012 Mommy tricked me into getting out of bed, today. She put a bacon strip under my nose. I got up quickly. I love bacon. We went for a walk and it was cold outside. I could see my breath in the air. I just want to go back to bed.
Oct 18th to 21st – I still feel the same and not much new.


Feeling OK

November 5th 2012 3:22 pm
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Oct 9, 2012 – I feel good. Mommy took me for a walk in the morning and I saw this big animal. What could it be? Maybe, it is a deer. Mommy started stomping and clapping her hands but it did not run away. I got in my stealth mode and stared him down. Our eyes locked and then the big animal started walking towards me and then quietly (no barking) sprung up to attack and he ran away like a sissy. Mommy so happy I can do my job and protect her. She gave me bacon treat this time. I guess I did a real good job.
Oct 10th and 11th2012 – Feel good and I doing better. My legs feel stronger and I can get up better. I hate it when I fall into my water bowl.
Oct 12, 2012 – I feel good but who are all these people outside in my yard. What are they doing? Crap who took my tree? Where did it go? Well at least they did not take my telephone pole. Need to sniff something interesting. No wait what’s this new white stick next to my telephone pole. They better not take my telephone pole, too.
Oct 13, 2012 – Mommy spent most of the day with me and helped me on the couch. I feel pretty good. It feels a little cold for me. I am chattering s so mommy put on my coat. It was nice to look out the door and bark at people and nothing. Mommy still gives me cookies if I bark at strangers. I still remember the time I was barking and barking and barking and they never came to see why I was barking. I saw these two strangers running through the yard. Daddy found out later those two strangers robbed a house a few streets over. That will teach them not see why I am barking.
Oct 14, 2012 – Mommy and daddy went out most of the day and I slept. They can home and we had dinner. I finally got it. If I don’t eat my food when they are eating they will give me some of their food and I still have my food. . Ha Ha!!! I still have it and I can still trick them. MMMMM I love steak


Feeling better

November 5th 2012 3:22 pm
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Sept 27, 2012 – I am feeling better now and eat up a storm. I can even run again.
Oct 1, 2012 – I feel good and running around more. Mommy can’t keep up with me.
Oct 02, 2012 - WOW – I am waiting for mommy to come home and I see her I am so excited I start to bark. Boy that feels good. I have not barked in weeks. I feel great!! I am running around like a puppy and even jumped up on the couch. I have not done that in months.
Oct 3, 2012 – Not a good day I am falling a lot and it is hard to get up. I need help getting up, today. I don’t know what’s wrong? I am still taking my medication. I still have a happy face on. It is raining a lot today maybe it is the weather.
Oct 4, 2012 – I feel a little better, today. I still fall when I turn around or on the Pergo floor but I am able to get myself up slowly. I am not in any pain because, I Tramadol twice a day.
Oct 5, 2012 – I had a restless night and I am a little slow, today. Hopefully, today will be a better day for me.
Oct 6, 7, 8 2012, I feel a little better. Not much to report.


And so it continues

November 5th 2012 3:21 pm
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and can't get up, after sleeping awhile hard to get up and looks like she's drunk. Not sleeping at night. Failing down and not able to get up. Flails to get up/flops around like a fish out of water, she scratching, shaking or rubbing her head more than before. She has lack of coordination back end falls over, Stands still and falls over and constantly rolling over when falling. Mommy thinks I could have a bad inner ear infection or brain abscess that's not going away. Because, all my symptoms go away after being on antibiotic and return within two to three weeks. Back to Em vet and two more weeks Of Baytril and Meclizine.
July 17th to Aug 17th- I am doing OK for a few weeks but now I am having symptoms again and I can’t hear now. I think I am deaf. I miss the sweet sound of “you want cookies” but I still get them.
Aug 18, 2012 – Oh no sick again and back to ER vet again. This time the vet gave us Baytril again and 2 refills.
Aug 31, 2012 – I just cannot shake whatever is wrong with me. I take another two weeks of Baytril. Feel great when I am on them but sick when I do not have them.
Sept 13, 2012 – I just can shake whatever is wrong with me and do another two weeks of Baytril.
Sept 23, 2012 – I am real sick again and back to EM vet. This time my Eyes started shifting back and forth. Can stand up. Mommies tell vet that she read that sometime it takes 6 weeks of antibiotics may throw it. The vet had two critical patents and did not read my file. So right or wrong she agrees to give 6 more weeks of antibiotic. Mommy real scare and so am I. If this 6 weeks does t does it what will we do next. I can’t with stand a surgery. I pray this time it will clear up my problem.


Oh NO Here we go again

November 5th 2012 3:20 pm
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May 9, 2012 – I am start to feel sick again and have some of the same symptoms 2 1/2 weeks later after I am off the antibiotics – I start walking sideways but no rapid eye movement and displaying other symptoms. Mommy and daddy bring me back to the EM vet again and I get more Baytril and Meclizine
for two more weeks. After two weeks I feel good again.

May 31, 2012 – I feel sick again. I am starting same symptoms again – my head tilt now but no rapid eye, yet. This time mommy and daddy bring me to my regular vet and he say we should just keep her comfortable and take care of her. He did not want to do anything for me. He thinks I have a brain tumor and that it. But mommy comes to my rescue and convinces him to give me stronger antibiotic (Zeniquin 200mg) for two more weeks.
June 20, 2012 – I go back to my regular vet for Wellness check and Bordetella shot. WOW is the vet surprise I am doing so good. He said “I surprised.” “Oh! Pleasantly surprise”. No you mean surprised I still alive and doing well. I guess you were wrong.
July1, 2012 - I starts behaving like before when I had Vestibular. Hard of hearing, stumbling, sliding down on smooth floor and can't get up, pooping in house, restless at night, after sliding or falling down


What a bad day continues

November 5th 2012 3:19 pm
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April 10, 2012 – The vet calls mommy in the morning and say I am not better and a little worst then I was yesterday but sometimes that happen and it is too early to tell if I will get better. Mommy comes to see me in the afternoon and upset that they wheel me in a stretcher. I am still real sick and still swaying back and forth. I can’t see mommy because, my eyes just keep going back and forth uncontrollably but she smells like mommy. She cries and tells me to fight and get better. Later in the evening mommy and daddy come to see me and tried to cheer me up and let me know they did not leave me. I still real bad. My eyes are now sifting back and for the not affixed to the ceiling now. Daddy looks real upset now.
April 11, 2012 – Vet calls and says she sees a little Improvement but I am not eating. Mommy come and brings me my favorite treat – Pup Corn. I just don’t want it. Mommy upset I can’t eat even Pup Corn. Mommy and daddy come again in the evening. Mommy learned to lay on the floor with me and give me kisses. I missed her kisses.
Thur April 12 2012 – Vet called and says I am doing much better but still does not want to eat. Mommy comes and this time she brings me chicken. MMMMMM I love chicken and I eat only a little but I did eat some of it. They wheel me in on a rolling lower cart this time. So I can get off it myself. I am able to get off it myself now but still real shaky. Mommy seems happier, when I try to get out of the room by myself. Mommy and daddy come again in the evening and daddy give me chicken I eat a little more than before. I can stand for a little while now. I’m starting to feel better now.
April 13, 2012 – Friday the 13th not usually a lucky day. Vet calls mommy and tells I am doing real good now and eating, too. Mommy comes to see me in the afternoon and to her surprise I walk in the room all by myself. Now she is crying with joy. She gives me some more chicken and Pup Corn. I am feeling much better now. Daddy and mommy come again in the evening and bring more chicken. I fell good now and I just want to go home. Oh my soft orthopedic bed. I can’t wait. One of the tec ‘s come in and says hi to me and I start barking at her. I have to protect my mommy. That’s my job. They say I guess she feels real good now and maybe I can go home tomorrow.
April 14, 2012- Vet calls mommy and says I can go home today. Mommy and daddy come and get my medication and we go HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to go home. AHHHHH!!! My bed. I missed you so much. Our little family is back together again.
April 25th – I go back to my vet and she says I doing real good. No need for more medication. I made a full recovery.

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