I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another Update

Hi everyone! Mom here. Thank you so much for your concern for our little girl. We are very fortunate to have such caring friends.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Twix is doing okay at this point. It is fairly obvious that she doesn't feel good but she is starting to have a little more energy. She is eating a little bit of food at a time (2-3 times a day). Normally she would snarf down whatever canned food was put in front of her but now she eats some and then walks away. As long as she is eating and keeping it down I am happy.
I don't really understand why she has inflammation in her stomach/intestines. The vet said she could have inflammatory bowel disease (dogs get that?) and if this happens again we might have to put her on steroids. The other thing he said is she could have eaten who knows what and it brought on the inflammation. Because of the pancreatitis, we know we have to be careful about what she eats but these low dogs always have their nose in the ground and have eaten something before you can even see what it is. We try to be careful when we walk her but unfortunately, her nose picks up those scents way before ours does!
I do think maybe we tend to worry a little more than we should when she gets an upset tummy because of her past with pancreatitis. I have had dogs all my life and have never seen a dog as sick as she was. And, I certainly have never heard of a dog being in the hospital for a week over an illness. On her previous post she mentioned what the vet said when she gave me Twix's bill at that time.....let me tell you, that really brought things into perspective. I knew she was really sick and we also knew she might not make it but I NEVER realized the vet didn't think she would live through her bout of pancreatitis. The vet even said to me, "Now you know where the phrase sick as a dog comes from."
Again, thank you so much for your words of encouragement and for listening to me ramble via Twix's blog. I am very behind on all of your blogs so please be patient with me. I will try to get caught up when I can.
I told Twix she was gonna have to get a job because we have laid out quite a bit of money in the past 10 days! She just looked at me with her sad eyes........

32 comments:

chloejessica said...

Oh boy! I am so sorry Txix! I hope you get better reallly soon! I can't imagine a doxie not wanting to eat! Feel better asap! And I am sorry about that vet bill mom, I know that hurts! :)

Ms. ~K said...

Thanks for the update...
Continuing to send paws-itive energy to sweet Twix!!!

Tank said...

Poor Twixie. I'm glad she's doing better.

sadermaxx said...

I'm so glad that Twix is feeling a little better.
Now she has to be a good girl, and even though is hard, she has to try not to eat so many things that she is not suppose to.
Heres hoping that her nose doesn't get carried away.

The OP Pack said...

Thanks for the update, we are glad she is eating. Hopefully a few days of meds and food will help. IBD is a lot more common in dogs than we think. Just heard of another pup who might have it too and steroids seem to be helping and a special prescription food. Paws crossed for a good report tomorrow.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

One of my pals is rekhovering from something that is probably IBD - She's doing much better - and the prednisone helped kikhk start into feeling better!

Please tell Twix my paws are khrossed and LOTS of Sibe Vibes heading your way!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Thor said...

Thanks for the update. I´m glad that Twix is doing better.

xoxo
Thor

Cocorue said...

tell me about us low dogs being vacuum cleaners....

so glad that my pal is on the mend.....hey Twixie, please no more eating the crawlies or whatever catches your fancy ok????....for the time being

will check on you later and listen to mumster ok?

chikisses
coco

MY MUMSTER's turn....
I am really relieved that Twix is doing better and I know as mummies we will not rest until our precious ones are better. Do take care of yourself as I know Twix has the best care
lilian

Cole said...

Thanks for the update! My pups send her (and you) extra licks and snuggles.

BRUTUS said...

Hope to keep hearing news about your improvement Twix! One of my greyhound cousins has has a few bouts of pancreatitis/IBD, and has to be VERY careful about what he eats. He has been on steroids several times, and they never have figured out what causes it... So frustrating for his mommy!! Hope you can get better without having to swallow yucky pills!!

Snorts & Frechie Kisses for your continued recovers-
Brutus the Frenchie

Lorenza said...

I hope the meds help Twix to be fully recovered soon! It is not fun to be sick!
You are so right. Being our nose and mouth at almost ground level does not help with things we sould not eat!
Take care
Kisses and hugs to Twix, Mom and Dad!
Lorenza

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Glad for the update - and very glad to hear that things are going better. (Note from Fi's Mom: vet bills.... ugh... my vet and I have a running joke that we're buying him a 100ft yacht; however, given TaiChi's latest issues, I have just accepted the fact that she is my daughter, and since I'm not paying to send her to college, I can't really argue with the vet bills - besides, I can't put a price on her health - and TaiChi is too old to get a job! And I hope that didn't sound preachy - I'm just commiserating! Hugs to you and Twix!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Family

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

I'm am so sorry you are sick Twix. I just found out today. I guess I;m not a very good friend but Mommy6 just can't keep up.

I've got my paws crossed and Mommy is gonna pray real hard that you get better soon.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

Checkers said...

oh Twixie - I'm so sorry that you've not been feeling well - I know all about those tummy issues - my mom watches every bite I take - i'm not allowed any chewy things like rawhide or greenies because of my liver/tummy issues - take care and get lots of rest - maybe your mommy will buy you some yogurt drops - they're really good treats and don't upset tummies

hero said...

Glad to hear that Twix is finally eating and feeling better. Twix getting a job! Being Twix is a full time job.

Licks, hero

Abby said...

Hi, Twix...

I'm glad you are feeling a little better...Please be really careful & only eat what your Mom gives you...OK?

My Mom says she understands how scary this is for your Mom...My Mom says she was soooo scared when I had Pancreatitis...And, now she watches everthing I eat, too...

She agrees that sometimes it's hard cuz we "shorter" pups do eat stuff before our Mom's even know what it is...

My paws are crossed that you feel lots better really soon...

Abby xxxxxxoooooo

Joey and Maggie said...

Glad to hear that Twix is feeling somewhat better. We're sending lots of warm Dachshund wishes your way.

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

It is great to hear that our furiend is eating some. It is a good sign that she is even eating at all, even if it is only little bits at a time. When our tummy is really upset we don't like to eat our own food either and we are canine garbage disposals! We hope that Twix continues to get better. We are all thinking of you both.

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus (& Mom)

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

thatnx so much ofr keeping us updated - we will continue to send bully energy to her

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

jmberrygirl said...

Glad there's some improvement. Twix can always sell ads on her blog, if she needs a little extra greenbacks. Weiner dogs, however, do not adjust well to the 8-5 gigs. They don't have time for the 20 naps a day they need with that schedule! =)

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Twix
We are thinking of you and hope for more good news.
Get well soon.
Love Ruby & Penny

Nadine said...

I'm so relieved to hear that Twix is doing better!! I will be keeping her in my thoughts and give her kisses from me and the peanut heads!

Anna the GSD said...

I stumbled on your blog from Brownie's! I hope you get to feeling better! Spending time at Dr. Vet is never fun!! Get well kisses and licks headed your way!

Bijou said...

I am relieved to hear you are feeling better. I know it is hard to do, but please leave those "goodies" you find on the ground alone from now on! Mom once had a foster dog with the same problem, the dog had been picked up as a stray and had been eating no telling what. The poor thing was sick for a long time but finally got better. Good thing mom didn't have to pay that vet bill!

Get well soon!

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

The Other End Of The Leash said...

The Colorado crew sends love, hugs, and puppy kisses to Twix, we hope you are feeling all better very soon. :)

Marla said...

Oh honey, I hope you are all OK - in my thoughts . . .

Mochi and Mommy said...

Thank you for the pupdate. I'm glad Twix is feeling a little better and eating! I'm crossing all paws and sending sibe vibes!!!

Mochi

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Thanks fur the update, me and mom have been thinking about you guys. She is a little trooper. We hope she is back to her old self soon!

Luv,
Cloud and his mom

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh Twix! I just found out you were ill'n! I hope you get to feeling better soonest!
Lots of get well lickies,
Bonnie

Brownie said...

Oh boy. I hope twix keeps eating her food and gets better. I think IBD in dogs is the same as in humans in the sense that it's a catch-all for all unknown intestinal disorders (don't quote me on that, though). Hugs and kisses for all of you.

The Army of Four said...

Woo! We luv you, Twixy!
Luv,
Dave

The Army of Four said...

PS: Sending big husky hugs to Twix's mom!!! (And dad, too!)