|I have my leash on, even though I am in my yard so growlmy can help me stay steadier when I try to walk around.|
I’ll let growlmy take ovfur again…
What was happening on August 18th:
Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart for all the pawyers, and POTP. Wow! Even from furs and peeps I do not know. I am touched and feeling your care and concern. Thank you all *very much*!
Thanks Whitely too, for making a link in your blog for MJF. So much appreciated.
Even Dogster Pals from of old have come by here and on his Dogster page to send their thoughts and encouragements.
I am overwhelmed!
Please accept my thanks here, there is no way right now I have time to thank you all in person…since well, I work, and Minko needs to be fed and medicated 3 - 4 times a day…add MJF into that schedule, Oh MY…
My eyes are brimming with tears thinking about all the outpouring of love, and your comforting and encouraging words. Thank you all again so very much!
Aug 18th in the evening:
Well, not too much has changed, other than MJF has eaten two treats…and barfed them up again, BOL! Poor dude.
He did keep his meal down when I fed it to him spoon by spoon, after mushing it up. And today agin, he will let me feed him spoon by spoon…I should get a different job, feeding critters by spoon…like the work I already do at the nursing home, BOL!
The vet man said he thinks MJF has ‘old dog syndrome'…aka vestibular disease/syndrome.
He also maybe thought his eardrum was ruptured. He said it could be a tumor or head injury but those were less likely causes.
He gave MJF a steroid shot, some antibiotics in case his eardrum is ruptured and some meclizine to help with the dizziness. So far no changes noted. He still staggers about, and stairs are a real challenge, and there is no avoiding them here in our house, so sometimes I guide him with the leash, or I carry him. Going down is much harder…
The vet thinks this will resolve over time, and that is what others have related to us as well…from their own experience. I had no idea this was so common. Yikes:(
I hope that when I have to go to work next, (tomorrow), that he will be some better…At least hubby gets home shortly after I leave.
He seems to be getting a teeny bit better, he ate a couple treats by himself…but not his regular food as yet…unless I feed it. His eyes are darting at a slower rate, but his head is still tilting…and when he tries to go potty…he refuses to squat, stubborn terrier stuff, OMD!
He even barked at something he heard, and sang a song with the ambulance that went by…
The varmints out back are likely having a hey-day since MJF doesn’t run too well right now, let alone even pay them heed, BOL! Poor dude.
He still is stumbling like a drunkard, and he looks at me as if to say, what is happening to me?
On a side note, MJF weighed in at 24.8 pounds, which is a loss of about 5 pounds from his last checkup (about a year ago), at his old vet office. He is on a low glycemic, grain free kibble, and it seems to have made good progress helping him back to his ideal weight.
Well, I need to carry MJF outside once more before getting our weary bones to bed…
It might be a day or two before I post again due to my work schedule...