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ER visit but I'm fine

April 6th 2013 6:23 pm
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Mom rushed me to the ER today because I was a wee bit naughty and pulled out my feeding tube :(

She got me there in just over an hour from the removal but it was too late for them to replace it. To put a new one in now will require another surgery. The good news is, I am still eating pretty well. The bad news is, if it comes that I need it again I will have to go through the operation again.

I wanted it out anyway so there mom! I always get my way. BOL

There is a couple things we need to watch for and one is an obstruction from the piece of tube still in the stomach (it should pass naturally) and the other is the stomach wall leaking. If either of these occur I have to go back to the vet but she feels it should actually heal OK on its own.

I told mom I was just making her weekend a little more pawciting!



First day of spring my paw :(

March 20th 2013 8:35 pm
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Whoever said today was spring is a liar! I woke up to 2 degrees with a -14 windchill. I wouldn't call that springlike. Tomorrow will at least make it in the 20's and then the 30's come back. Normal high should be in the low 40's though and that isn't any time in the near future.

I am also sorry I haven't posted any pupdates lately but in all actuality that is a good thing because it has been quiet. I have been doing pretty good. Today I was a bit off and didn't really eat but I took my meds. To celebrate the first day of spring, mom made shepherd's pie. Yuki ate mine because I didn't want it. I did share some yummy ice cream with mom though :) It might not be warm out but I still love my ice cream and don't get it often so it was a real treat.

Hope my pals are having warmer weather than we are.




Gotcha Day and Thank You

March 6th 2013 9:25 pm
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Thank you all for the wonderful pressies and wishes for a wonderful Gotcha Day! Mommy and I drove home on this day 8 years ago from Indiana so even though I was adopted a couple weeks earlier, this is the day I came home to the family and so we call this my gotcha day.

I'm overwhelmed by all the love of my family and friends and for the grace of God to let me here to celebrate.

I have started having episodes again but not in the clusters they have come in before. Mom has decided to keep the feeding tube in place because when an episode comes, I don't want to eat. I do recover and will eat later but it puts my medication schedule behind so the tube needs to stay in place for meds. I'm disappointed but I guess it is for the best. We will still discuss this with the vet but it seems more likely that will be the way to go. I am eating very well for the most part.

For my Gotcha Day, I spent the day with mom and I got a bully stick. My diet can't vary much but I did get some little pieces of chicken in my dinner.

Also, mom and dad are looking at a house to buy tomorrow. They say it will have a lot more land. I don't take much space so I'm not sure that matters but they seem excited. Mom has been wanting to move. Keeping my paws crossed that if they like this house, the move goes well. Mom does really want to make a move this summer so if not this house, she hopes to find one very soon.



Woot! It's March!

March 1st 2013 4:37 pm
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It's March first and that means spring is just around the corner. It also means my Gotcha Day is near. Hope I get a good pressie from mom.

We talked to the dogtor about having the feeding tube removed and they are very pleased I have been eating and as long as it continues for at least a few weeks then we can talk about having it removed. So, there will not be any way it can be removed before my Gotcha Day but perhaps soon. I haven't used it for a week now and I have been taking my meds like I should :)

All in all, I have been pretty good lately. I love good runs and they make mom happy too. So weather is improving and I am doing better, too. Knock on wood and lots of prayers that it stays that way.




Successful weekend

February 25th 2013 8:55 am
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This weekend was a success! I ate pretty good but best of all I took all my pills. Next step is to talk to the vet about possibly removing the feeding tube. We won't rush it and give at least a week but with any luck maybe it can be removed before my gotcha day.

Thanks for the love and support, it means so much. I've had this tube for 4 months now and I'm so ready for it to be gone. You've all been my rock during this hard time.



It's a big weekend

February 23rd 2013 5:43 am
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Mom and dad are going to pretend my feeding tube has been removed and only feed me and attempt to give me my pills the old fashioned way, BOL! My appetite has been fair and everyone would love it if the tube could be removed. I would also like it gone, it is itchy and I am tired of wearing a bandage to hold it up and t-shirts 24/7. I just want to feel normal again. Hopefully the try will go well this weekend and if it does, mom wants to call the vet and see if they agree that it is time to be removed.



Brrr, it is cold again

February 19th 2013 7:10 pm
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I am so ready for spring and can't wait for warmer weather. Today we only got to 6 degrees but tomorrow will be a little bit warmer. By Sunday, we may even hit 30 degrees. With March approaching spring fever is definitely in the air.

I have been doing OK the past few days. I still occasionally have a syncope episode every once and awhile. I had one Sunday and again on Monday but today has been good so far. Tweaking the meds helps but it seems we cannot 100% prevent these. I have remained fortunate enough to recover from them quickly.

My Gotcha Day is on the horizon. In October mom worried whether or not I could make it to Christmas, yet alone my Gotcha Day but we are nearly there.

All in all I'm making due and looking forward to warmer days.

Thanks for continued prayers



Doing better

February 12th 2013 2:44 pm
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I have been doing better the past couple days. Over the weekend I had 3 syncope episodes and one fainting spell but since late Sunday there haven't been any more. It really does seem more and more likely that these will never really be able to be controlled but hopefully more managed than anything else. My cough is much better too so tomorrow mom plans on going back to once a day for that but will continue the higher dose of the vasodilator to hopefully prevent the cluster of syncope episodes.

I also overheard mom telling dad she stopped at the store to pick up some fresh ground turkey to make a shepherd's pie on Valentine's Day. I'm not supposed to have much protein but mom says it is a special day and she doesn't think breaking the rule once in awhile will set me back. I might not even eat much but it is nice mom is thinking of us.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Muah! Muah!


It's a never ending roller coaster

February 9th 2013 10:10 am
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Just when everything was going so well, we are now back sliding downward. Mia has been feeling pretty good the first week of February. Her cough had subsided and had gone from getting the medicine three times a day to just once in the evening. She also hadn't had a syncope episode since late January. We were certainly hoping things were on an upswing. Last night the cough started to increase again and in the evening she had her first syncope episode of the month. I don't know if we can ever really keep them away and perhaps this is just her norm now but it still continues to be such a heartbreaking experience. We upped her cough medication and will give an extra dose of the vasodilator today. With any luck we can help turn this back around before it gets any worse.

As always, Mia remains a little trooper through it all


Holding steady

February 3rd 2013 7:10 am
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I'm so glad it is February! January ended with me having 13 syncope episodes in just a short period of time but so far none this month! I know it is early in the month but I'll take it :)

The cough is still here but not nearly as bad so the new medication is working. Mom says I am the strongest little girl she knows. She can't believe my will and determination.

If we can just flash back to February 2005, that was a scary time for me. I was separated from my first family. I don't know what happened or if they ever looked for me but I was lost on the streets and was very cold. I was brought to a scary place called a shelter but they liked me there. I heard several people were interested in seeing me but they would come and go. Finally, a very nice lady came and told me that her daughter who lives far away wanted to take me home and give me a place to call my own forever. When the shelter said the stray hold was over I was officially adopted and stayed with that lady for a couple weeks so I could recover from my spay surgery. It was now early March and a lady and her son came to the house I was staying at. That lady REALLY liked me and told me I was moving to MN (had I only known how COLD it was there, BOL). A few days later we were on our way to MN and the rest is history. First thing was a check up and mom got me microchipped. She said there would never be a day I ever got lost and not have a way to find my way back home. I had a few issues when I was adopted and I had lots of worms that took all my food but once I was treated and my fur grew back, I was a whole new dog. I knew this family loved me and they have shown me the true meaning of love. Of course this is something I'll fight for. I LOVE them so much and they love me.


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