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Back to my old self

May 27th 2012 9:45 pm
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I'm so happy to be back home! Even though the surgery was unsuccessful, at least I managed to bounce back and I feel like my old self again.

At this point we do not know what to expect from here on since it is too dangerous to remove the stones. I suppose like any good dog, we simply take one day at a time. They are not exactly sure what cause me to stop breathing. I don't have a great heart but x-rays don't show any reason for what happened as far as it is concerned. They think it may be a compilation of events. My heart, age, and possibly fear or stress from the hospitalization may have been the cause.

I am sorry we didn't report back sooner but with the holiday weekend, it has been a bit chaotic here.

Now I just want to concentrate on seeing my Navy boy in a few weeks and enjoying lots of time with him while he visits.

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend



Respiratory distress

May 24th 2012 9:31 am
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Yuki went for surgery today and when they administered a mild sedative to prep him for surgery, he went into acute respiratory distress. They had to abort the surgery and work to bring him back around. They have him stable for now and we'll know more soon. Since the stones are fairly large, there is at least no chance of them lodging and causing an obstruction.

He is just too old at this time and his heart disease is too advanced to take having the procedure done again.

Yuki's mom


My visit at the Veterinary Hospital

May 22nd 2012 1:18 pm
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My visit went pretty well and I am sure I charmed the ladies ;)

I might be having the surgery done on Thursday......hello mom, that is in two days!!! They think it would just be better to get it done and let me recover fully before my boy shows up next month.

For now, I am just waiting for confirmation of the surgery date and if it goes as planned, I will be admitted really early on Thursday morning and should be home that evening as long as there are no complications.

I have to say though that the doctors there are way too interested in my anal area. What the heck did they all have to examine there for? Guess it goes with the age, they were checking for any signs of tumors or other abnormalities that might occur in a gentleman of my age. I might have given them some presents, but I couldn't help it. I blame them totally.

I'm nervous surgery is sooner than expected but hope this is the last one ever!!



Going back to the U of M

May 21st 2012 10:23 am
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My bladder stones are back this year so I'm heading back to the U of M for another consultation. I had surgery a couple years ago and was hoping at my age that would be the end of it but no such luck.

Once I have the consultation we will have to schedule the lithotripsy surgery. Mom wants to hold off until the end of June so I can visit with my boy Josh who is coming home for a couple weeks to visit. When he heads back to the Navy, I will have the surgery. There is no obstruction so putting it off shouldn't be an issue. We only found out the stones were back because mom opted to do precautionary x-rays to see how I was doing. It was a bit of a surprise for us to see two stones in there. Anyway, I'm a tough old man and surely can handle the surgery once again. My annual vet visit went fairly well overall. I still have heart issues, which is one of the reasons I go to the U of M. The have all kids of specialists in case of complications.

So that is all for now. I am enjoying my new buzz cut and think I look pretty dapper for an old man :)

Have a wonderful spring and summer. I'll post more at a later date. Won't really be much to say until the actual surgery.



Nice b-day

September 1st 2011 9:59 pm
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A bit hot outside today but I had a nice birthday/gotcha day celebration. I am supposed to get a treat later because it hasn't arrived yet so I hope it is good.

I'm getting up there in age and have some medical issues now but I'm still doing well for a 14+ age pup. I even think I look pretty darned young, too! :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes and greetings. They are very much appreciated.



Happy 4th of July

July 4th 2011 1:22 pm
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Happy 4th even though I absolutely HATE this time of the year. Fireworks scare me and I spend the days hiding until its over. I feel very comfortable in the house and it has been no easy task to get me outside to potty. I may have even shown a few teeth to daddy today because I wanted to stay in. I'll be so happy when this is over.



Wonderful Christmas

December 21st 2010 11:03 am
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I'm having the most wonderful Christmas this year even with all the cold temps and snow because my favorite boy in the whole world came home from the Navy to spend the holidays with us. I have two weeks to soak up all the love and attention I can possibly get from him. This is a very joyous gift for me indeed.



Thanks for the birthday pressies

September 2nd 2010 12:09 am
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Thanks for the birthday pressies everyone!! I am officially now 13ish years old and celebrated three years in my new home. I amaze my family with my youthful appearance and playful ways at times, but at other times, they say they definitely have seen me age over the past few years. Hey, I'm entitled to show my age every once and awhile. Anyway, it was a lovely birthday with beautiful weather! Best news of all.......my boy is coming home for the holiday weekend! If I could do a backflip, I would. I haven't seen him since boot camp graduation six months ago. It is my best present ever!

Love to you all :)



In recovery

June 8th 2010 9:29 am
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Great news! Surgery was successful and I am now in recovery. I'm all set to go home later this afternoon. Whew, I'm so glad to have this all done and over with.

The stones will be sent to a lab to determine what exactly they are composed of so that we can adjust my diet accordingly. I certainly don't want these coming back so hopefully this was a one time deal. I still have stones in the kidneys but with any luck they will just stay put and never travel into the bladder.

I just can't wait to get home. Thanks for the pawrayers.



Surgery date is changed to Tuesday

June 4th 2010 2:42 pm
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I get a one day reprieve! BOL A scheduling conflict has postponed my surgery one day. Can you tell how disappointed I am? HaHa! NOT! I don't know of too many pups who are actually excited about surgery, so I'll take this extra day to just chill and relax.

Oh, and I got a homemade frosty paw today! Delish, if I must say so myself. Sometimes life is just grand.


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