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December 31st 2010 4:59 pm
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We have left dogster because Mom is much too ill but we came back today and sometimes we lurk or give gifts but we no longer are a member. We hope some day we can come back when Mom is better and we don't have so many bills from Malty and Mom. We are praying for that. She started a new medication called Enbrel. She had been on humira but was getting very bad infections so the Dr. took her off of that one. She is still on many more but the Biologics help much more with this disease and since it has now affected her heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder and liver- not to mention all of her joints we have a little bit of hope. The damage that is already done will never be fixed but if we can stop anymore damage she may survive this- if not the Doctor's say her prognosis is not good at all so if anyone is reading this please say a prayer for my Mom. We would sure appreciate that very much!
November 16th 2010 10:46 pm
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Sometimes in life we can't understand why things happen. For the past 25 years Mom has had this terrible disease but she was very lucky enough that it didn't get really bad until the last 2 years and it has affected everything in her body. All of her spine, her SI joints, and all her organs but especially her Lungs and kidneys. I've seen her go from a very active and always doing something to someone who sits all day on the sofa or lies in bed. She changed so much and you can see the sadness in her face but now even after all that she has gone through nothing hurts as much as knowing we will lose Malty. The vet said there is really nothing they can do anymore- just like Mom. He said again we could do the sonogram and the liver biopsy and even the bone marrow aspiration but they can't do anything more than what they are already doing now. The medications haven't helped him and most likely will not, so all we can do is love him, feed him a special liver diet, and continue with the medications until he gets sick enough to make that painful decision. Mom wonders who will go first. She has thought about it and prayed about it and she doesn't want to go first because no one will love him and hand feed him as she does but at the same time she can't imagine losing him after all she has been through so she cried all day long. The Doctor's have told Mom the same thing that there is really nothing more they can do because there is no cure for her disease and it is in the final stages. The disease has ruined her entire body and Malty is experiencing slow liver failure.
August 21st 2010 7:45 pm
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Sadie's Mom is writing this.
August 5th 2010 11:30 pm
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We come here less and less. Not so much because we don't want to but because Mom is very sick. Her disease has just about affected everything now, it has been a very hard road. Now Mom is so sad. Malty is very ill. He never was a very healthy pup and didn't have much of an appetite but we found out his liver enzymes were very high and they put him on medications but when they took him back in they were worse so he may have to have a liver biopsy. He is too young to be so sick. He sleeps all the time and won't eat and vomits a lot.
June 17th 2010 11:04 pm
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Today we found out Malty has a liver problem and they put him on some medication called DENAMARIN. He will take it for 30 days. Mom is so upset but we have to think positive. Mom's Birthday is on Saturday and we are hoping that she will be well enough to go have dinner. If not they will bring her dinner and cake. She is so very sick and can't do anything anymore so every day we have her we feel lucky now we just have to pray that Malty will be okay!!
June 10th 2010 9:02 pm
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We have loved it here so very much and met some of the very best pups and people ever. We are heartbroken about this decision however we know it the right thing to do. Mom is getting sicker every day. We think it would be best to leave before things get so bad. I wish I could tell you how much it helped her having this place to come to and have friends and support and most of all love the greatest gift ever. We love our friends so much and they have been such a support system and have been there for Mom in some of her darkest days. There is nothing we could do or say that we could ever be able to thank the special people in our life. We will keep this short and simple just to let you know we love you and you know who you are. A million thank you's to the wonderful friends that were always here for us when we needed you the most.
May 27th 2010 3:15 pm
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Well it's been awhile since we have been here. We haven't had too much to write about, Mom is still kicking but it is getting to be a much weaker kick. Malty, Zoey, Bailey and myself try and cheer her up with all our different personalities. Boy are we different. Malty is so laid back and I am so not. Bailey and Zoey are getting up there. They don't eat very good and Malty is a very picky eater but me...well I could eat anything and Mom says if I were a human I would weigh 500 pounds since I love to eat so much and will eat anything you give me. We don't go for walks anymore or play outside which is sad for us but we get plenty of exercise in our house. Dad plays fetch every day and Malty and I horse play a lot. Mom wants for us to be able to go out but she is too ill and we had another rattlesnake in our back yard and she says she can't take the chance. It's okay we have a great life and get so much love. We cuddle with Mom a lot too and she loves that and we do too so it is all good. Mom finally loaded the picture of all 4 of us on Zoey's page and it is too cute. When Mom and Dad watch TV at night we are all with them. Sometimes we don't all get along but we have some good times together.
February 25th 2010 3:18 pm
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My hu sister and her husband have two sweet little boys 2 and 4. They mean the world to Mom. She just adores them and actually so do I. Every time they come here I am so excited I jump and run and have so much fun with them. Malty likes them too but not quite as much as I do and Zoey and Bailey really aren't too fond of kids so we keep them away but I know when they are coming. Mom tells me and I get so excited. I wait at the door for them and I wiggle my tail so much that my entire body wiggles. I just love those little boys. I give them so many kisses. I heard Mom say one time that she felt kind of bad that I went to old people like Mom and Dad because I am a kid person. I would be the type of pup that would simply adore any little boy or girl. Mom has even said if anything happens to her she would want me to go with them because I love them so much but they said they can't take me because they have 2 Chi's that don't get along with other dogs. Anyway hu sister is gone for a few days to East Texas to do more on the adoption thing. See they want to adopt a little girl. They have the 2 boys and the second one was born with the cleft lip and palate and we almost lost the little guy but he is a fighter and he lived but has had to have many surgeries and will have many more. Poor little guy. They couldn't even find a surgeon that would do the surgery because it was so severe. They had to leave the state until they found one. Anyway they can't take the chance that it may happen again and they want to adopt a little girl so they are going through all sorts of stuff to be able to qualify. Mom could tell them that any little girl would be lucky to have them as parents. But there is an awful lot of red tape and hoops to jump through and they are doing it all and have been for many months. Mom is a still very concerned. She wants them to adopt this little girl who ever she may be but she is worried about a lot of things. You know it is very strange because Mom's Mom gave up a child and Mom has a sister out there somewhere that she knows nothing about, she doesn't even know if she is still alive. She thinks about her every day.
January 3rd 2010 10:54 pm
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It doesn't seem possible sometimes. I just turned 2 on New Years Eve but Mom was pretty sick so we didn't do too much. Mom sleeps about 16 to 18 hours a day now. Her lungs and kidneys are getting much worse. Things don't look good at all. We will continue to pray for her and not give up hope but it is wearing her out both physically and mentally!! Things at our house are kind of sad.Mom used to get up and go all day long now she can barely get up. Her oxygen levels are so low. They don't want her to go on Oxygen all the time but I think she will be very soon. She can barely breathe anymore even with all the medications and her kidneys are not functioning well at all. They don't know what to do with her anymore.
December 3rd 2009 8:35 pm
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We were able to salvage some of our Christmas stuff. We put blankets and sheets and let the stuff dry out and a lot of the stuff is going to be okay!!!!
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