July 13th 2011 6:11 pm
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Deogie is feeling a bit better. He takes Deramaxx daily and one Tramadol in the morning but the vet is hoping to take him off the Tramadol sooner than later. He started laser therapy and it seems to be helping. After his first laser treatment he actually slept through the night on the floor and not laying on me for comfort, such a great feeling knowing he was sleeping soundly. He had his second treatment today and he's even more relaxed. Friday will be his 3rd treatment and I will find out what his upcoming schedule will be for the weeks to follow. Laser is expensive but seeing him laying on the floor with less pain is worth every single penny.
July 7th 2011 1:59 pm
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As some of you know it was Deogie's 4th birthday on July 4th and I would like to thank everyone for the gifts and well wishes that were sent to him that day. Big hugs going out to all of you.
His day started out well. Visiting, presents and a huge steak done just right on the bbq, After dinner I was enjoying my cup of coffee and saying to hubby that I can't believe it's been 4 years since Deogie entered this world and our lives, the day was absolutely perfect until......
Deogie was in the backyard doing his business and when he was done ran full speed back onto the porch and jumped on me without notice. Coffee went flying, chair almost tipped and he almost knocked the wind out of me he slammed me with such force. I knew immediately his disc disease hit him with another round of pain and he needed his Mom to make things better. Hubby needed to get Deogie off me, (Deogie 130, me 95 pds.) his full body weight leaning onto me but he started to panic at the thought of being taken from me so i needed to calm him down before he hurt me or himself any further. He relaxed some and hubby was able to get him on the ground. When Deogie is like this he needs to be cuddled, he prefers to be on you but that's impossible with his size. Instead I lay on the floor or make room for him on the couch, as long as I'm touching him it makes him feel better. Love can go a long way in treatment. I have been laying on the floor with him for 3 days now.
Thankfully, he hasn't lost mobility this time, his body is curved to the right side, but he can still walk. This time the pain has lasted longer. Usually after 24 hours he's feeling much better but now 3 days with 2 different pain meds he's still feeling the effects of the disease.
The vet tells me some day he just won't be able to get up, but that some day is NOT this day. Him and I will lay on the floor and get through this together just like last time and the times to come.
I will keep you all posted.
April 26th 2011 6:18 pm
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I got to meet the new baby. He smelled ssoooo good and I'm proud to say I controlled my drool. Mom held him while I introduced myself and with one sniff I knew instantly that this was a new member of my family that I will love and protect always.
Another exciting thing, the Easter Bunny came and left me lots of oh so yummy treats and toys. Dad says Mom should clean out my toybox, but Mom says she can't part with anything because I have my puppy toys in there as well. Mom says she might box up some toys but she'll NEVER get rid of them, BOL, Mom is such a sentimental softy.
I have a vet appointment next week to get my lip checked. Mom doesn't think it's gotten better but thankfully it hasn't gotten worse. I will keep you posted.
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