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2/22/2013 My Vet Visit today !

February 22nd 2013 4:07 pm
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My daddy took off from work to take me to see Dr.T since i have just not been myself. Last night i had a bad night .. just so nauseous , and just not feeling well.. mom was so worried because my gums were pretty white and she was afraid i was dehydrated. Dr. T took more blood and did agree that i was slightly dehydrated so i got a very small amount of fluid under the skin. They have to be so careful about administering fluids because of my heart issues.
I slept way pass dinner time .. but mom said just let her sleep .. when i woke up i had a happy tail and gave bunches of kisses.. Mom mixed up my most bland chicken and rice .. and nope i wasn't interested in eating.. so she topped it off with a very wee bit of dog food and i did eat .. now we pray the tummy ache doesn't show up .. We want to Thank everyone that has sent prayers and rosettes.. you all know who you are !! Honestly i don't know how we would get through with out all of your support ! We will post an update tomorrow on my blood report .. we are praying my kidney issues haven't gotten tons worse..

Love ,
Buttercup & Mom

p.s. just a quick note on Marielle.. she is doing good but she is behind on getting her spinal chemo treatment because her ANC numbers have been to low.. and on Uncle Smitty .. his cancer treatment was very successful .. we don't know when or where it may show back up .. but for now he is in remission and has a new out look on life !

Double Love to all !
Mom & Buttercup

 

2/21/2013 More tummy troubles

February 21st 2013 8:15 pm
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So this week has been a constant roller coaster,, with gastritis , not wanting to eat, and going from happy to sick in about 20 minutes after eating.. mom called Dr. T this evening and i have to go for more blood work tomorrow ... i am so lethargic , sleeping a lot which you all no i never do .. Mom says she has been screaming for sleep now she wishes she and i were up in the middle of the night.. mom is no doctor but she thinks she has got it figured out. My gums are very white and sticky and the funny or not so funny thing is i have hardly coughed all week .. mom thinks i am dehydrated even though i have been drinking... hence no coughing, no appetite, weak , lethargic ... we are supposed to see Dr. T first thing Sat. morning.. but if i am not better in the a.m. we will see if he can get me in on Friday ( tomorrow) or mom will call cardiology and see if i can get in there to be evaluated. All this new homeopathic treatment will have to go on the back burner.. mom knows me best and she knows something isn't right ! In speaking on the phone with Dr.T he told mom .. you have to remember she has 3 organs that are not working correctly , kidneys, heart and chronic GI issues.. so any prayers would be appreciated !

A not feeling so good Buttercup

p.s. mom says no matter what i still have the most bootiful bright eyes !

 

2/18/2013 Spoke to soon !

February 18th 2013 3:36 pm
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So i had a really good morning as we wrote about earlier today . and than the dreaded belly ache showed up this afternoon .. GEEZEE!!! mom is at her wits end.. but i know she still loves me !

The Queen of Belly aches ,
Buttercup

 

2/18/21013 My tummy update

February 18th 2013 2:45 am
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I really have had a bad week .. i have been eating my new diet put not finishing and truly not eating much at all. I have gotten very boney in the last week , and not being a very good pill taker which i have always done very well.. so yesterday afternoon mom said .. * i'm cooking her some chicken and rice* .. well guess what .. mom mixed it with my new diet and i truly ate ever drop and wanted more.. this morning already i have eaten breakfast , cleaned my plate and am back to sleep .. hopefully we are turning a corner to better happy tummy days ..heres the most unbelievable part ... i have never slept all night .. and i am sleeping from 10 or 11:00 p.m. until 4 .a.m. . this is huge for mom & me.. now mom has to learn to shut both eyes and get some sleep ! LOL ! We so THANK everyone for all the continued support and Love !


Buttercuppi ! & Mommy !

 

2/18/21013 My tummy update

February 18th 2013 2:39 am
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I really have had a bad week .. i have been eating my new diet put not finishing and truly not eating much at all. I have gotten very boney in the last week , and not being a very good pill taker which i have always done very well.. so yesterday afternoon mom said .. * i'm cooking her some chicken and rice* .. well guess what .. mom mixed it with my new diet and i truly ate ever drop and wanted more.. this morning already i have eaten breakfast , cleaned my plate and am back to sleep .. hopefully we are turning a corner to better happy tummy days ..heres the most unbelievable part ... i have never slept all night .. and i am sleeping from 10 or 11:00 p.m. until 4 .a.m. . this is huge for mom & me.. now mom has to learn to shut both eyes and get some sleep ! LOL ! We so THANK everyone for all the continued support and Love !


Buttercuppi ! & Mommy !

 

2/14/2013 Happy Valentines Day and my vet visit !

February 14th 2013 7:09 pm
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First we want to THANK EVERYONE for all the special gifts that are proudly displayed on my page. MOM and I LOVE you all and you know who you are! WE wish we had time to send everyone back a box of candy .. but mom is just plain tired after taking care of me and countless nights of little sleep and working. Last Monday evening i started with my usual gastritis attack so mom treated me in the usual way .. i sort of felt better on Tuesday but Tuesday evening i started vomiting which i never do and had terrible diarrhea ( which i never get ) plus i just stopped eating and mom had a terrible time getting me to take my medication. Mom had a visit planned for me at a new homeopathic vet on Wednesday and i was so of better but still not eating so she kept the appointment. It was quite the positive experience. I never even shook once and we were there for 1 full hour!! If you remember my BUN kidney function has rose to 147 normal should be around 20 and my creatines were 3.2 not good either , but my other numbers related to kidney function are normal. He thinks this is a indication that i am dehydrated due to all the medication i am on and nutrition. To make a long story short he sent me home with a new diet for 2 weeks of cottage cheese, ground turkey and hard boiled egg, along with probiotics and digestive enzymes and something called tummy relief. He also gave me a vitamin injection ...I just started eating this morning , but i am still far from being my self. I am very lethargic , not giving any kisses and drinking a lot . Mom is still very worried that maybe there is another under lying condition that they are missing but she is going to give me until Monday .. and if i don't bounce back than she will call him back. At this age when things happen we tend to go down hill fast.The scale says i haven't lost weight . but i am pretty boney ! If you don't see mom and i here much this is why! Mom really wants to concentrate on me and she is just really tired . We love you all and please know that is a fact .. and we will be back more often just as soon as we can !

Hope everyone has a very Happy Valentines Day !,
Love Buttercup & Mom !

 

2/7/2013 My Cardiologist visit

February 7th 2013 3:50 pm
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I saw Dr. Rosenthal today for my cardiology check up .. he used to treat my fur brother Teddy ... well heres the news.. good news .. my heart is the same .. no better, no worse .. woohoo !! he is adding in a new medication to help my bronchial tubes .. and a medication to have on hand in case i need it at night with my trachea cough . Now the not so good news is my kidneys are failing.. he feels like it is a separate issue from my heart disease.. we will be speaking to Dr. T to see about seeing one of the Dr.'s in internal medicine to see if there is anything that we can do to delay the progression of the kidney disease. I also am seeing a new homeopathic vet on Wednesday next week for a consult on diet ... so mom is doing all she can to help me live out a pain free life .. one thing for sure she will never let me suffer and right now i am eating , drinking , and even sleeping good .. so any prayers you have will be greatly appreciated. We know we have asked many , many times .. probably have gone way over our limit.. LOL ! anyways.. Love you guys and we will keep you posted !

Love,
Buttercup & Momma Pat

 

2/6/2013 My blood report

February 6th 2013 12:39 am
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I had my blood taken in preparation for seeing my cardiologist on Thursday this week. Dr. Hickey ( one of the on staff doctors ) called mom to discuss my report. Seems my kidneys are acting up again .. my BUN is not good it has gone from 87 to 145 and my creatines are not good.. they went from 2.2 to 3.2 ... so we are all very concerned about my decrease in kidney function. Now mom says they are just numbers .. and yes she agrees they are horrible.. but honest to pete, this past week has been my best ever... i am actually sleeping and letting mommy sleep and i have had no gastritis. Looks like they may be making a change in my medication .. and looks like another diet change may be in my future... Dr. Hickey says its very hard to try to figure out , how much of this is kidney disease, how much is caused from the heart not working well, how much is caused by diet. I was eating the KD diet .. but it gave me gastritis .. so mom has been home cooking me a low protein diet .. mom says she needs more guidance in this as she isn't any nutritionalist . We will give you an update after Thursdays visit .


Love,
Buttercup & Mom

p.s. Marielle has been doing well .. she was supposed to have another spinal tap chemo procedure but her numbers were to low.. so it is rescheduled for this Friday .. thank you so much for al the support and prayers..Huggies to all !

 

1/23/2013 Who needs Sleep ??

January 23rd 2013 12:24 am
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They say you get all the sleep you need when you die.. mom says she would like to have a little now please! I have been driving mom crazy with my night time sleeping .. i sleep for only about 2 hours .. than go wake her up .. mom tries ignoring me , and sometimes i will go lay down for another few minutes but if my eyes are open i want someone up with me. Lately i have been having belly aches one after another .. but even if it isn't gastritis i just want someone up .. and mom always gets up with me.. by Friday evening though mom has had it with no sleep and she will get dad to take a turn and she will up upstairs and try to sleep . I am fine during the day ( most of the time ) .. but nights are terrible. Mom is trying to figure out why all of a sudden i am having such belly aches at night .. so far no real good answers.. she used to feed me a small snack before bed time with my heart meds .. but she has tried the last 3 nights not giving me a snack but just the meds and it is a little better.. i am still waking up .. but at least not sick.( not feeling really great but not in pain sick ) Mom has never had a pup with such terrible stomach issues and she says it is exhausting.. the doctors really don't have any answers either .. they say it is just gastritis .. mom says .. they should spend one week at our house and they would be singing a different tune. My diet is bland .. nothing to cause gas, i take zantac , baby gasx on a regular bases and thats about all they can suggest. Mom is thinking about getting me an appointment with a homeopathic vet to see if they may have other suggestions. Mom thinks a lot of it is probably caused from all the meds i am on for my heart , the abdominal surgery i had that no ones knows anything about , my kidneys not working 100% , old age and on and on .. well since i have finally settled down mom better go and try to get back to sleep !

Sleepless in Millersville,
Buttercup & Mom

 

1/8/2013 New Year updates

January 9th 2013 12:57 am
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Happy New Year to everyone.. sure hope this year will be better for everyone !

So far ours is starting off better.. Marielle is tolerating her chemo treatments. She is within the last 57 days of the second phase of treatment .. WOW ! any child that has to under go chemo treatment is my hero ! .. for that matter anyone that is battling cancer or any other depilating disease ! At the end of this phase she will move on to the maintenance phase .

Moms favorite Uncle went back for his check-up and his cancer responded very well to the isolated limb profusion. The effect of the chemo will continue to work for another 6 weeks so we will have another recheck then. Remember this isn't a curable disease.. but this treatment is to help save his arm from being eaten away from the cancer. The tumors have almost all gone away or shrunk considerably ! All very good news. In 6 weeks if nothing new pops up than we will either do another round of treatment or he will do an isolated radiation treatment to what ever tumors remain.

As for me i have been driving mom crazy with tummy issues on and off and getting her up about every 2 hours with my coughing spells.. during the day i am a happy girl but mom is exhausted , especially on her work days.. by 2:00 in the afternoon she can barley hold her eyes open.

I over heard mom talking about calling my dental specialist ... ummmm... i only have 5 teeth left .. but about 1 month ago mom found a red ulcer looking thing on the under side of my lip.. she took me right away to Dr. T and he had no idea what it was .. but since it wasn't bothering me at all he said to just watch it.. mom noticed that the redness is traveling a little so she thinks we better get it checked out.. i tell her i can't have any other anesthesia for any procedures so whats the point .. but you know how moms are ...

So Happy New Year to all my pals !

Happy tail wags,
Buttercup

 
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