Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pawyers Needed Pawlease ~ MJF Is Furry Sick




Growlmy here.
MJF is furry sick…last night when I came home from work, there was no MJF to greet me. Strange. His food bowl was full and his treats were still on the floor.
Hubby said that while he really didn’t  know if he was not right before this, but when he sat down to eat his own supper, MJF tried to run outside,  He bumped his head on the way out. When he came back in he seemed dazed, and shakey.
This was still going on when I was back home, hours later. He was also jerking his head a bit, and his eyes too. They go back and forth in a manner called nystagmus. Likely this makes him dizzy and not wanting to eat. He does drink, though. He walks like he is drunk. YIKES:(

He can hardly make the steps to go outside…so I put on his leash and take him out slowly, and to keep him upright. OMD:(
I even had to carry him once, Wow.

He may have had a stroke, a head injury or he might have a condition called vestibular syndrome.

So off the vet we go. It is a new vet office, since we have changed vets on account of Minko…who also is sill not eating on his own…sheesh, now there are two furs here that need to be fed as MJF does eat if I make his food all mushy and feed him with tiny spoonfuls.He has kept down two small meals like that…about a 1/4 cup of his grain free kibble mixed with water to a mush of about 1/2 cup.

We here covet your pawyers and good thoughts.
At 13 years, never having been sick, other than breaking a tooth this is scary territory for us.
I am so scared this means that maybe we are getting to the goodbye time…I sure hope not, OMD:((

Taken a few days ago before I got sick...

119 comments:

  1. oh no, I am praying with all of my might that he will be ok!!!!!! Sending much love and prayers

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  2. Oh no! Prayers for All of yu comin frum out here in Idunno.

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  3. POTP for MJF! We hope for a speedy recovery. Hugs for Growlmy and family.
    Let us know what the vet says please.
    We love you little guy.

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  4. Freckles, are paws are crossed and we are sending you many good thoughts. Please feel better soon my friend. Please keep us updated with what the vet says. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      He thinks I will be fine...eventually...

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  5. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about this. We will be thinking about you and hoping really hard that he'll be OK. Please keep us posted!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am getting a bit better each day.

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  6. MJF!!! No, you're not allowed to be sick!!! Many many prayers for you!!! Please let us know what the vet said!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I sure wish I didn't have to go through this...but I am geting better:)

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  7. Oh, my! I'm really hoping it was just a bit of a noggin hit that really isn't anything too serious. You're too young at 13 to have a heath crisis!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. dawg dood...ewe due knot knead ta ask uz twice.....we send MANEE MANEE blessings frum R pal St Francis that ewe will be..... & iz oh kay....pleez stop scarin yur hoomans & yur pals...... & be well buddy ♥♥♥♥♥

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  9. Oh that's so sad to hear. I'll be thinking of you and MJF and hoping there is a full recovery. Sending hugs your way.

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    1. Thanks so much.

      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Oh no Freckles. We are sending tons of POTP and westie hugs and kissies to ya. And lotsa prayers too, we luvya dude.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I heard all those westie woofs!

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    2. And thanks fur posting in your blog about lil old me...

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  11. Sending giant Texas sized hugs and POTP to you, Freckles... you and yer family will be in our prayers... we luv ya tons!

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  12. Oh noes. Whitley tagged you for some POTP, and I just had to come overs and give you guys all I gots! Sendin' healin' vibes and lots of AireZens your way!!
    {{{hugs}}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Dear Ingrid, It may be a coincidence, the head bump. They call Vestibular Disease "old dog disease." Nystagmus and the tilted head, with the pupils darting back and forth is the most common way they diagnose it. Izzy had a bout of this at 14 or 15. We thought she'd had a stroke. It is very scary. But she did recover fully in a couple of weeks. The eyes darting makes them very dizzy, stagger, and they can't hold down food. They feel nauseaous and don't want to eat. Izzy couldn't really eat for 4-5 days. The vet gave her some meds for the nausea after awhile. I am praying that our furriend Freckles has Vestibular disease and nothing more. Our heart goes out to you and the rest of the family. It is so hard to see him sick, I'm sure. You might want to put him in a little pen so he doesn't hurt himself. Ezra had to carry Izzy outside to go potty for 4-5 days, too. But she DID recover fully, even though they told us some dogs' heads are permanently tilted. Love and hugs, Melanie, Bacon, Beanie, and Weezy. Ernie & Izzy are watching over you.

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    1. Hi, Melanie and crew! Wow! Long time no woof! Now its like this...sigh...but I am getting a bit better each day.
      I has a bit of a tilt, but sometimes I can hold it straight. The worst times is when I wake up, and as a terrier I have to do everything at full tilt, pun intended. BOL!

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  14. OMC!! I am so very sorry this is happening, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Lots of love and PoP from me and my humom!!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Oh Mr Jack Freckles we heard this over at Whitley's blog and had to come immediately to add our POTP. My Lee knows all about vestibular problems and Nystagmus as she suffers terribly. Oh we want you feeling better. We know a Scot who has a vestibular disease with eye jerks, Nessa and it has taken a long time to recover but with time it does seem to get better. We will pray for you Mr Freckles.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Thanks, SWTS!
      I sure hope that your Lee's PT will be furry helpful to abet her condition of nystagmus and feeling dizzy. It is so bad when the world is all whirly and it makes you feel yucky.

      I am getting a tad better each day.POTP is helpful indeed!

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  19. Thanks you for letting us know. We stopped by with prayers

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  20. Sending prayers and positive thoughts from all the Grab kitties and MC. Be well MJF!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Hey! Sorry I have not allowed growlmy to get to answering all her emails yet...I did read it and thank you fur sending it.
      Woofs to your kitties! Mews and purrs from Pipo & Minko.

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  22. Gail Watson (Abbie, Toto, Charlie RIP) wanted to you know she sends hugs and prayers... she said she tried to leave comment .

    From FB....
    Gail Watson: Sending prayers to our pal MJF ((( hugs )))

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    1. Thanks. I got some prezzies from them on my Dogster page:)

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  23. Upholding you in healing thoughts and prayer sweet furiend. Monnie Roscoe and Angel Lexi send wags and licks to you

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Thanks for the Dogster prezzies, too:))

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  24. We heard from Whitley that you are in need. We are sending some pug POTP to you
    hugs and prayers
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Dear Mr. Jack Freckles, We just heard that you're not well. Me (Mietzi) and Timo, we're purring up a storm for you, and Mom is praying, that the Vet has some nice medicine for you that tastes good, like Hot Dogs, and makes you all well again.
    Purrs, prayers and big hugs,
    Mietzi, Timo and Mom

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    1. Hey, I was supposed to get hot dogs?? Did not happen...sigh...I did get a poke in the rear with steroids...and 2 yucky pills that I challenge growlmy to get down my gullet each day, BOL!

      I am getting better, hooray!

      Thanks for finding me here and Pipo & Minko greet you with their mews too:)

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  26. POTP hugs and prayers to you. I cross my paws as hard as I can...

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. As a pack of 9 including my "Jack" sisfurs, we all have our paws crossed tightly for you. Feel better soon so you pawrents don't have to worry so much.

    PawHugs for a quick and complete recovery.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Paws crossed all goes well at the Vets, will be thinking of you
    Sending you lots of luffs and hugs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  29. I am sending purrs for you to get better very soon.

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  30. MJF, we sure do send many purrs to you and some mighty prayers too. We sure hope the vet can help you get better. We are also sending good thoughts.

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    1. I am getting better, and I thank you for your kind words.

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  31. Sending our love and prayers.
    xo Cinnamon

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you furry much, I am getting better each day.

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  33. The best of wishes to Mr Jack Freckles. I hope the effects of whatever has happened do not last.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      So far it seems they may fade away...and I hope stay away.

      I see you are a Canadian like my growlmy:)) You like a lot of the same music too!

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  34. I AM SO VERY SORRY TO READ ABOUT MR. JACK FRECKLES...SENDING YOU LOTS OF KITTY PURRS AND HUGS
    MADI

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  35. Goodness, we hope that all will be okay. Purrs, prayers and hugs from all of us.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. That is very scary! We are sending our strongest purrs and prayers xxxx

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    1. Thanks!
      It sure was a bad scare, but now I am getting better:))

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  37. We are praying here for MJF - waiting with rumbly purrz to find out from the vet.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. I hope it isn't that time. Treasure every moment. We lost Kyla at 12½ a week before Christmas. Enjoy them while you can.

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    1. Nope, not yet...I am getting better. Sorry that your Kyla had to go to the RB.....

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  39. I am praying for you MJF and all 15 kitties are purring.

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  40. MJF, we are keeping you, and your family, in our prayers.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. From FB:

    Patricia Harder-- Monnie and Roscoe sending POTP for their pal MJF!
    Kim Browne-- oh no poor Freckles...sending tons of POTP for him, please keep us posted

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    1. Oh my. So many furs and peeps pawyering fur me. wow!
      And you know I am getting so much better, so it works!
      Thanks for posting there too on my behalf, and thanks to those who sent the POTP that way:))

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  42. Hi Ingrid, Do you have any update on Freckles yet? Praying for positive news. Much love, Melanie

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    1. Hi! Yup! Not going to be sick forevfur...just feeling 'drunk' fur a while, BOL!

      I am doing most evfurrything normally again, but stairs and shaking my head as dogs do is helping me topple at times...

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  43. POTP for MJF <3 <3 <3 *ear licks* Noodle

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. We are so sorry to hear this. Healing purrs and the POTP for MJF.

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  45. We're sorry to hear this and we are sending lots of kisses to dear MJF and hope they will cheer him up.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xxl

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  46. We are purring and praying for MJF and family.
    Love,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  47. You know that we are all rooting for MJF to be okay! We hope whatever the problem, it can be okay. We send a big warm hug to you, purrs and paw taps to MJF.

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    1. Thanks evfur so furry much! I am getting better!

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  48. Mr. Jack Freckles, I am sending you and your hoomin love and snuggles. {{{Jack}}}

    Luv, Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  49. Sending POTP for healing and good dogtur care!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thanks, dudes! I am getting better, not quite normal, but getting there.

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  50. Sorry you're sick!! Sending love and POTP!!

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  51. Oh Freckles!!! No! Hope you're better soon!!!

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  52. Oh no! We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to you, Mr. Jack Freckles!!! And lots of love too!!!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  53. We saw this in your Dogster diary, Freckles. Thanks fur putting it there! We're pawraying up a storm ovfur here, and hoping that the vet is able to find out what's wrong and how to make you all better!
    ::licks:: and ;;wags;; fromHershey & Winkie

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    1. Hi Hershey and Winkie!
      I am getting better and even trying to run! Oops I fell down, BOL!

      But truly I am improving each day.

      Thanks for the POTP, the Dogster prezzies, and your Mommy;s Emails to growlmy...you know she read them but cannot remember if she answered them...what a fog those days were...

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    2. It's great to hear you're getting better. Tell your mommy not to worry about e-mails. She has enough to think about, taking care of you two!

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  54. we are visiting from the POTP blog and wanted to send our purrs and prayers for Mr Jack Freckles. It sounds like he has vestibular disease - our doggy bro Wriggley is recovering from this now. it is a slow process and this is the second time we've gone through it. We are praying MJF will have a full recovery!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

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    1. Thanks so furry much.
      I am improving each day.

      I hope your Wriggley is going to be OK, too:)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  55. Mom Kim here - me, Shiloh n'Shasta send POTP, prayers and healing vibes to Mr. Jack Freckles for a super fast and easy recovery and peace to you all.

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      I am improving each day.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  56. Purring for our friend. Much love from Orvis and family.

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    1. Orvis! My kitty brofurs send theor purrs to greet you and your furmily!

      And thanks fur the good thoughts and purrs!
      I am getting better.

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  57. Dearest MJF, We are so terribly saddened to hear that you are not well. We pray and purr that whatever is going on can be cured. The symptoms are all so scary. Please, please get well. We send all our love, purrs and prayers. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo and with lots of hugs from our mom

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    1. Yes it was a bad time, but now i am slowly getting better:)
      All the purrs, pawyers and POTP are working!
      Thank you!

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