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Wed. July 13, 2011

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 7, 2011

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.


Tues. April 26, 2011

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.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17th 2011 9:20 am
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Fellow Dogster's, I'm ssssoooo excited. My furless sister had a new edition to our family. A healthy baby boy born April 13, 2011 weighing in at 7.25 pds. I haven't met him yet, Mom's been going to their house to help but she tells me soon he will make his first visit. The family will be here for Easter and I will do my best NOT to drool all over him in my excitement. Mom's brought me the baby's blanket from the hospital and I already know gentle, so I'm good to go. Bring me baby...WOOHOO!!!!!


Tues, April 5, 2011

April 5th 2011 8:39 pm
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Things have thawed here quickly with the warmer weather and rain. Our in ground pool has had a nice layer of thick ice that Deogie always tried to walk across during the winter months. We would tell him "get off" but at times he figured the pool was the quicker route, it was frozen....COOL!!!! He was in the backyard with a bad case of the zoomies and figured the pool was the fastest way to get where he was going. He ran full tilt not realizing the thick ice had quickly melted to a thin layer. All 120 pds of Deogie broke through the remaining ice and hit the water. Thankfully, I am always outside with Deogie and was only steps away to help guide him to the edge of the pool. He was so confused, scared and defiantly not very graceful as he made his way. Deogie HATES the water and has never swam in his almost 4 years of life. A pool with 8 ft of water, pool stairs not installed, a wet 120 pd thrashing dog and me all of 95 pds. home by myself. I reached down, grabbed him by his collar and pulled him out like he was a chihuahua, BOL. He sat doe eyed and soaking wet as I cuddled him making him feel safe again. This coming winter, a make shift fence around the pool until the thaw.


Fri. April 1, 2011

April 1st 2011 12:56 pm
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Update on Deogie's vet appointment. The vet isn't quite sure at this point what is going on and didn't want to put him through a painful tests so we have chosen a round of antibiotics for 10 days to see if this clears it up. If the lump gets worse then she will need to due further testing and this involves a needle in a very sensitive spot, so paws crossed it clears up. My baby in pain is NOT something I want to happen, it would break my heart.


Tues, March 29, 2011

March 29th 2011 7:33 am
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Deogie is off to the vet on Friday to have his lip examined. It started out as a little bald spot on his upper lip where his tooth sits. His fang will rest outside laying on this lip, so we assumed he was wearing the fur off. We went away for a few days and when we returned I noticed a small lump, so time to get it checked out. I will keep you posted.


Sunday March 13, 2011

March 13th 2011 6:32 pm
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Happy to say it's been 2 months since Deogie's last paralysis....WOOHOO!!!!! He's doing wonderful.
I'm walking on egg shells everyday, wondering and worrying but Deogie wakes every morning with a tail wags and bum wiggles.
Love my big boy so very much and my heart is happy when he's happy and well.


Wed. Jan. 26, 2011

January 25th 2011 10:19 pm
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Weather has warmed up to a reasonable -3 degrees so walking was much more enjoyable today. It was quite lovely with the snow falling and the quiet of the fields was relaxing. Deogie is feeling much better and romped around like a puppy again, LOVED IT!
Deogie and I have booked a visit day tomorrow. People have been missing him, so we will do our rounds to spread the Deogie love.
A quick weigh in at the vets will be our first stop.
His groomer, who is awesome, will be next. Deogie is on her feel good schedule, the day I phone she will fit Deogie into her schedule for that day.
The lady at his pet store is next to feel the Deogie love. She adores Deogie. Special treats are always given and she's known as Deogie's Auntie.
Of course the drive through at Timmie's is in order, so he gets his timbit from the ladies at the window.
He loves all the attention. So gentle, cuddly and the first to give a paw for some loving.


Mon. Jan. 24, 2011

January 24th 2011 8:55 pm
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Deogie is wonderful today.
He's loving all the furniture moved out. We removed the coffee table out of the living room, if he fell I didn't want him to hit his head. We removed other tables throughout the house as well, in order to keep him safe.
I have to be honest and say I'm quite thankful about the exercise restriction the past few days. It's been -25 to -27 degrees and a quick walk is all my body can take, even with all my gear I wear. BOL
I want to thank everyone for their concern about Deogie. Means the world to me. Even though you've never met him, you still have love in your heart for him and his family. Hugs to you all.

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