July 14th 2011 8:58 am
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Mom just wrote this to her family. (Forgive the language, it was a term of endearment and other terms of frustration and anger.) The ones we were hoping to visit on our prairie road trip in September....
I just double checked the meds again. He had been taking 25mg in the morning and 25mg at night before last Thursday. He is now on 25mg in the morning and 20mg at night. I don't think that slight drop would explain this. He has been on the slightly lower dose for a week now.
He spent the whole night right where I left him in the yard. I just checked on him and he lifted his head and that was it. I brought him water and he didn't want it. Frisbee, no reaction. Then he laid down flat again. I guess I waited too long because now I am stuck with not being able to get him in the truck. But the son-of-a-bitch and I had a normal walk yesterday morning! What the hell is going on? I think today will be the day I have to put him down. How long can I let him lay like that and wonder if he might get well enough to move around or not? Especially when no-one knows for sure what is wrong. The biggest difference from this new episode with the old one is this time he has no appetite and no excitement at all. Last time he was pretty upset that he was having trouble and still wanted to play with his toy and eat. And he was loud! He has eaten better than usual ever since this April thing. Before April (and coincidentally, the prednisone) he would always screw around and take his sweet time before eating. I would even have to put something on his food, like cheese, if I wanted him to hurry up. I will try and speak to a vet this morning. Maybe even see if any would come to the yard and put him down here for a big price. I could also wait until Dave is off work and we could haul him in later today. There is just always going to be this niggling thought in my head that we missed something. And if we figured it out, Lobo could be okay again for a year or two. But I just cannot have him waiting around like this for much longer. I had a feeling that when I took his latest video, up on Buse Mt. in the storm, it was kind of like his swan song video. I will always cherish that. He looked pretty good in that video and we were having fun. That was only a week ago. I had intended on going on that drive again last night when I got home from work, but he wasn't going anywhere. I will bring out his food bowl. I'm sure that he won't eat, but just in case. Maybe some magpies will come for it and that will perk him up.
Lobo and Audrey, my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for this latest development. My eyes are leaking just reading this. We love you, Lobo and mom.
We are heartbroken.
Our love and support is with both of you.
You are all so sweet!
Mom's vet was kind enough to email her after her several emails. He said that if she needs help loading me, they will send someone out. So I will for sure be going in to the vet clinic to see what next?
I'm still holed up in my dog house and Mom is bringing me tiny bits of cheese and petting me.
aww...this is just such sad news...
We are so sorry to keep giving you these play by plays. Mom really leans on the support she gets from you guys.
The latest is, that Mom finally noticed that my right front leg is swollen. We are hoping this is completely unrelated (to my other troubles) and treatable. Mom moved it around and it didn't hurt. Wasps maybe? Anyhow, I'm going to get checked at the vet and FOR SURE get my laser therapy in 2 hours now.
Lobo, I recently had a swollen paw and my folks thought that I had hurt my knee.
I was in bad shape and didn't want to eat or move. It went away the next day and the only thing we can think of is that I was stung by a bee.
Maybe that's why your leg is swollen.
WILLING you to be ok........
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