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.
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Keeping you and Deogie in our thoughts and prayers and sending big hugs and kisses. Being near mom is sometimes the best medicine ever.
OMD - What a way to spend your birthday. I'm sending lots of prayers and well wishs your way to help you recover.
I sure am glad your momma wasn't hurt.
Thinking of you LOTSSSSS
Sending hugs for you BOTH....... one day at a time..softly... gently...breathe.......
Does you has a doggy pin do'tor? Ebony goed to a doggy pin do'tor an she got better.
Do you have a holistic vet nearby? Perhaps acupuncture or massage therapy would help. Personally, I wouldn't even know how to go about finding one but some dogs here on Dogster have had good results.
Oh Deogie...you'll be in our prayers, pal.
Love & hugs-
~Nina & family~
Sending POTP and lots of love. XOXOXO