Friday, March 6, 2015

HE'S DOING MUCH BETTER!

I took Blue to work again today. He got his IV taken out of leg because he doesn't need any more fluids. He's eating a mix of his dry and special canned. He had a couple of shots and now on some pills to keep stimulating his appetite and his eye is doing better!
A BIG THANK YOU to all those who had him in your thoughts and prayers! We really appreciated it! 

The vet said that it wasn't necessarily Pancreatitis. She said that it presented with signs of Pancreatitis and the blood test showed Pancreatitus and the treatment for Pancreatitis seems to have worked.
She said if it hadn't worked, the next step would have been abdominal xrays.
I didn't really ask what they would have been looking for and possibly suspect.
I don't know what she was trying to say, or not to say.
Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
I do tend to worry about anything and everything!
I figure it best not to even think about it anymore...

One thing that I learned that I guess I never realized, and I am NOT complaining here but just stating a fact.
It never occurred to me that it's more expensive to treat a huge dog.
What I mean by this is that an injection is priced by the amount.
So one of my tiny dogs who might weigh five pounds would only need a very small amount drawn up but a HUGE dog weighing 140 pounds multiplies that amount by quite a bit.
The syringes were very large and he had ....seven? I think.
Like I said, I am NOT complaining, it's just something I never really thought about before and good to remember.
I'm fortunate because I work there and I get some discount and I'm able to charge it.
But when I look down into my future, some day when I'm retired, this is something to keep in mind.
And... the other thing is, when Ruby was very ill, I was able to wrap her in a towel and literally run with her to the car. Now that this is over, I have to admit that it was scary having Blue take the steps so slow and also this morning when we got out of my vehicle, the parking lot still had thick ice and although I tried to ease him out, he stumbled, slid and fell. I blocked his fall and he fell mostly on my legs and I almost went down too. I was able to pull him and get him up and luckily he was fine.
So, just something to keep in mind now that I'm not as young or as strong as I used to be....

I know that I was stressing over Twinkle a little bit ago here when she had that little seizure and the fact that she's 9.
and yet, I refused to think about Blue being 9 too and that age is different according to size.

OK, enough of this talk!
I know Blue just had an illness and he's on the road to recovery and he will be with me for several more years.
It just rattled me to my core.
But I think I handled it pretty well. I only tried 4 or 5 times yesterday while they did stuff to him.

Thanks again for all the healing thoughts and prayers that you all sent out to him!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO



14 comments:

tammy j said...

he might just have single handedly brought back my faith in prayer.
i hope you're not hurt too badly.
you're always more sore the second or third day after a fall for some reason. but you broke his fall.
you are something. xoxoxoxo♥

Cynthia Myers said...

Thank you Tammy for your prayers.
I think prayers go out in all different forms.
Prayers to God
Prayers to the Universe
Prayers as the Power of Thought and Energy...
So thank you for the prayers for Blue.

and I'm sure I'm fine, I didn't hit the ground. It was more like a very awkward movement of slamming myself into the side of the van and getting a knee under him. Not graceful at all but enough to keep him from making a dead drop to the ice. The last thing he would need is to break something! Those long legs of his and his head were what I was worried about.
Thankful he's moving easier now and not dragging his feet AND tomorrow the weather is supposed to warm enough to start melting all of this stuff!
Thanks again! xoxo

Vicki said...

Of course it rattled you to the core! He's your baby boy. I feel the same about Jack.

I echo Tam's word about restoring faith in sending thoughts of healing.
Whether the sentiments are to a god, a goddess, a buddha or the Universe... the sending of loving, healing energy is the same.
And, I'll continue to do so too.

Lovely to see big, beautiful Blue here at your blog. Such a very handsome boy. And, wow, those huge paws!!

Warm thoughts to you dear girl, you've certainly been put through the ringer.
Do NOT forget to nourish yourself - you've had trauma in the shock and worry of Blue. You need to look after yourself with good, wholesome food for your body to repair.
Wish I could be there to bring over some yummy cooked treats.

Hugs xxx

Hartwood Roses said...

News of Blue being better has made my morning!

Cynthia Myers said...

Vicki,
Yes it has been a bit of rough spell but as long as Blue is OK, that's all I care about.
As you know my work schedule has been wearing on me but now I realize how fortunate I am that I do work there.
I'm lucky that I could just rush him in. That morning as we sat in the van stuck on the bridge, I sent one of the vet techs at work a message that Blue and I were en route and he wasn't doing well. I don't think I mentioned that part before, that he was kinda drifting in and out that first morning. I was lucky that the girls were waiting for him to arrive and keep him comfortable until the Doctors came in.
If I worked somewhere else, I won't have been able to do that...

and Blue's paws? LOL! I need to find his puppy photo and share that with you! His paws were always Huge! :)
and I'll try to make healthy choices...but I might need a few Oreo's!
Thanks you for your kind words!
Spending you a BIG hug too!
XXXXX

Cynthia Myers said...

Connie,
Thank you!
:)
It is such HAPPY news.
He ate his breakfast this morning with gusto for the first time in days!
That vise on my heart is loosening up!
;)
xo

Christer. said...

I'm so glad he's better!

Yes I am well aware of the price increasing with the size :-) Orvar isn't much smaller than Blue and to carry him would be tough even for me and I carry paint bags almost as heavy at work every day :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Cynthia Myers said...

Christer,
Thank you!
Yeah, the price thing was a little bit of a sticker shock because he has never really been ill.
I mean he does need two of the big heartworm pills each month and things like that but....it doesn't matter though. He's totally worth whatever it takes.
But the sheer weight of him is something I need to think about. He actually dropped 6 pounds this last month (and that is kinda disturbing as there have been no diet changes and he's been rather inactive during all this horrible weather) but if I needed to actually carry him I could call Lily or maybe the neighbor man.
The neighbor really likes Blue a lot. They have 2 labs themselves so I could call him...OK! nevermind.
I'm not thinking about it anymore!
I'm just HAPPY that he's doing better!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your break off!
:)

Vicki said...

... hmmmmm, okay, Oreos for a treat once in a while.
But, take the time to at least make yourself a big pot of veggie soup or stew, filled with a good selection of healthy stuff. Make enough for a few days, and heat up a bowl-full when you come home, tired at the end of the day/evening. It's so worth it, and saves you time in the long run.
I can't stress enough that you NEED to look after YOU first. Your furry crew can't do without you if you get run down or ill. And, your creative fire also needs to be kept stoked up with nourishment.
None of the "starving artist" crap. :)
And so there... I'm gonna nudge you when you need it and tell you to "eat right" like a mama, if I think you aren't looking after yourself, miss Cindi!
And... only because I care ♥

Healing cuddles to Blue and crew.

Cynthia Myers said...

Vicki,
I will try to be good and cook some things. Although it's not my strong suit. But I have a bunch of veggies and also berries in the freezer.
So yes, I'll try to eat healthy and get my sleep. I never seem to get enough sleep and tomorrow daylight savings will take another hour! LOL!
But I'm happy about that!
More sunshine! I need it to warm up outside so I can get some Vitamin D!
and Thank you for the nudges!
xoxo

Nita Stacy said...

So glad to hear he is better. I realized the cost difference a few years ago when my cousin's dog got sick and dehydrated from gastritis and it cost $1,000 when the same thing for Sally cost $200.

Cynthia Myers said...

Thanks Nita, I'm so happy he's better.
He ate with gusto today!
Yes, it was sticker shock but he's so worth it. Big $$$ but I have BIG love for that dog.
I was just thinking today how much my van payment is each month and then I thought Jeez! that's just a stupid vehicle and my Blue is priceless, so who cares. Thankfully I got a little bit of a discount and I can leave it on my account and pay as I can.
So, it's all good but just something I had never thought about before.

Thanks for commenting!
I hope little Violet is doing better.
I have her in my thoughts and prayers!
xoxo

Gillian said...

Crikey! I missed all this, I’m sorry my well-wishes have come when he is getting better! Poor pup. You’ve both had a scare.

I’m glad the old boy is feeling better. I hope you are too!

Gillian : )
(Australia)

Cynthia Myers said...

Thank you Gillian!
He is doing much better now.
Thank god.
It was really scary, I'm so glad it's over.
Glad you stopped by!
Thanks for commenting.