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Life on Prozac

August 10th 2011 7:13 pm
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I tried to enter this entry the other day and apparently it didn't take. Soooo, we'll try again...

I've been thinking of the changes to Darcy in the 6 weeks she's been on Prozac.

First and foremost is this. When I come home from work, Darcy comes through the doggie door and greets me. Once she sees it's me she bows and then the most amazing thing has been happening. Her tail is wagging! Ya'll just don't know how much that means to me! She's acknowledging me and happy about it!

Second, when I get home I put my bag on the step and go to the dog yard. There Darcy will give me another great thing, a playbow! She actually engages ME in play! We play for a bit, then I come in to get changed.

She seems to be enjoying her walks more and more. Her head is high and her tail is up. Some days she will spend more time sniffing than walking!

I've got some boxes and I'm going to try some nosework with her. I don't know if she'll do it in front of me. I may have to leave the boxes out when I go to work. We'll see.

I took Darcy to the vet on Tuesday. She even acted better at the vets than last time. I put on her calming cap. She was nervous but still curious to look around, not just bury her head. Then the vet came in and sat on the floor with us. She was sooooooo please at Darcy's progress! The vet told me something that just made me feel wonderful. She stated that about 80% of the shut-down dogs she's dealt with on Prozac end up being fear biters. She said, I don't know exactly what you're doing but it's working! Boy did my head swell on that one! :)

We got Darcy's bloodwork back today and she's alright. So we're going to continue the Prozac treatment with a follow-up in 6 months! How awesome is that!?

We're also in countdown mode. On Saturday, August 13th, Darcy will be getting a new brother. We're extremely excited. The dog yard construction is completed and we're ready for baby boy! Darcy knows something is up. We can't wait for her to meet him!


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Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

August 10th 2011 at 8:21 pm

WOO HOO! We are so happy for Darcy and how great she's doing!! She's come so far in such a short time with the prozac! And on Saturday she'll have a new brofur to play with! You're doing great--all of you!! Give Miss Darcy a BIG Texas hug and kiss from us.

~Doo & Austin
Barked by: Bella and Daisy CGC (Dogster Member)

August 10th 2011 at 9:07 pm

This is great to hear! I'm glad you have found something that has helped Darcy.

Although I saw a huge change when I first put Bella on meds she still continues to improve (just a slower pace). I hope Darcy will be a new dog a year from now!
Barked by: Monty (Dogster Member)

August 10th 2011 at 9:58 pm

Yay for Darcy. I hope things keep working in a positive manner for her and I hope she loves her new brother too.
Barked by: Droopy, Forever in my heart (Dogster Member)

August 11th 2011 at 2:48 am

how wonderful!!!! great news!!! i keep you both in my prayers everyday!!! sounds like darcy is really beginning to enjoy her life & thats wonderful!!! you truly are a wonderful, caring & loving person.. god bless!!!
Barked by: Gunner (Dogster Member)

August 11th 2011 at 10:38 pm

Alright Darcy!!!!

I'm so glad this is working for you!!!!
Barked by: Lexi Hope (Dogster Member)

August 13th 2011 at 6:02 pm

Ohhh I am sooo glad the med is working. Not only is it working but making a HUGE difference in her life and yours!!! WONDERFUL!!

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