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Sunday, July 11, 2010


I have been negligent on posting about my V.E.T. visits of late. I think Mom is having a hard time coming to terms with some things and she wasn't ready for me to post more stuff. She finally gave me the go ahead. Don't worry, nothing life threatening or anything like that....
Just stressful.

In case you are a new follower, you can find my last post about my recent V.E.T. visits here if you are interested.
My last blood tests a couple of weeks ago were good news.  My liver enzymes were in a much more normal range but my thyroid numbers were up a little bit. So, we reduced my thyroid medication to once a day and will have that retested in a few weeks.

I have not told you guys about another problem I was having which is some weakness and/or pain in my back legs.  I trip going up the stairs a lot (I know I'm not supposed to do that but I do) and I hesitate when coming in from outside--there are a couple steps there.
I was temporarily put on Rimadyl but that didn't work so great for me. Now, I am on Metacam and that seems to be doing ok.

The other issue and the one that has Mom so worried is that I have blood in my urine again.  I am taking the antibiotics again and we are kinda in a wait and see mode. This really has Mom stressed out lately but, just like most people, we don't have the green papers to run and get a bunch of tests done right now. Fortunately, our vet knows our situation and is working to treat me in a way that is affordable for Mom and Dad. But that just adds to the stress they are feeling.

I feel bad for stressing Mom and Dad out. Momma keeps holding me and asking me if I feel bad and telling me how much she loves me. Then she tells me she is sorry.
What is she sorry for? I don't get it.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Moms khan be khwite challenging -

But I think they really do mean well -

Paws khrossed fur 'stuff' to improve fur woo -


Barbara said...

Oh, I hope everything turns out okay. It's hard getting old!!

Ruby's Raiser said...

The love that your mom and dad have for you is so beautiful and so are you. We are keeping the faith and sending our most positive vibes that all of your challenges resolve themselves soon.

houndstooth said...

We hope you're feeling better soon!

UTI's can be really hard to beat, and sometimes you just have to keep taking those antibiotics until you get all the bugs out of there. It could just be a really stubborn infection!

We have our paws crossed for you and your mom!


scotsmad said...

That wait and see mode is the pits! Glad most of the symptoms are being arrested. Remember, getting old isn't for wimps!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Nuthin' like a hug from those who love you when you're feeling down.

hero said...

Mom is sorry becoz she loves you too much, Twixie... and so do we all. Do take it easy on those stairs, kay!... and I'm sending healing vibes your way. Thinking of you always.

Licks, hero

Mr Koda MD said...

Aw Twixxy!

Those troublesome green papers are the way of the world..

All paws, fingers, toes and ears crossed for your "stuff" to be ok!

Keep safe and as well as you can be dear lil Twixxy


Maggie and Mitch said...

I understand about tripping and stumbling, Twix. I do that too on walkies. Take everything at a slow pace. We know that your mom loves you tons - so do we!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Oh Twix, I'm so sorry you are still having problems. You are still so special to us and we have been saying lots of prayers for you to get better soon.

Mommies are always stressed out about us. My Momy stresses about other dogs too like Shelby.

MOmmy has been so busy lately she hasn't been visiting blogs much so don't feel bad about that.


Bijou said...

Hi Twixie,

We are sad to hear you are not feeling well and will keep you in our thoughts and hope you're doing better soon.

My mom understands how your mom is feeling. Banjo has been to see the vet everyday for the past 3 and has to go in this morning to give them blood for testing.


Lola said...

Oh, Twix! I'm sorry things have been difficult. Your Mommy is sorry too. What I think she means is that she's sorry she can't just make things all better for you. After all, she's always taken care of you and it's hard for humans to feel that there are things that affect us that they can't totally control. But it sounds like things are too, too terrible right now. Just difficult. You hang in there and feel better soon. You know we're all doing our best to send feel good vibes.

lotsa licks, Lola

Zona said...

Blogger ate my comment....

I was saying that I was sad that you're still dealing with "stuff" and that your mom is stressed. Moms do that. They want everything to be better right away and they worry when it takes time. Give her lots of kisses and snuggles! Other than not being to crazy about the steps, how are you feeling?


Minna Krebs said...

Oh sweet Twix,

I am fairly new around here, butt you were one of the furst bloggies that I followed.

I'm sorry you are having to deal with so many 'stuff' right now. Hang in there and take good care of yourself. I know your mom is already taking good cares of you....

And be carefuls on those stairs....my brudder Dude always 'hitches a ride' from mom when he has to do any steps.

Lots of hugs,

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Twix, know that me and mom love you and your family lots, and are thinking of you and sending lots of pawsitive vibes and long distance hugs.

Cloud and his mom

BRUTUS said...

Poor Twix! Wish we could come & give you lots of Frenchie kisses (they are magic and would definitely help make you better). Mason has some of the same troubles - guess it's hard to age gracefully sometimes! We'll keep all our paws crossed for you!

Brutus & Carmen

Miss Reina and Lil Torres said...

Hi Twix!

This is Reina from Singapore and
I am new to your blog!

Sorry to hear that you have to deal with this kind of stuff and i hope you will get better soon.

My lil bro and i will keep you in our prayers!


Sharper said...

Oh I hope you get to feeling better soon! I hope your mom doesn't worry too much and everything will work out just fine! *hugs to you and your mommy*

El'bow and Hauwii said...

hope you get better soon

El'bow & Hauwii

Dovey said...

Hi Twix,

I hope your health will stay good so that you and your mom and your dad will not be so worried! Baby Bird and I are keeping our fingers toes and tails crossed for you!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Twix, Mom and I know what you and your Mom are going through. My Mom was a basket case when my liver enzymes were high last year and her eyes were constantly leaking. But in the end my liver got all better and I am praying my hardest that you will get better too and Chewy is sending tons of healing vibes your way! I need my sunshine girlfriend around for a very long time!!

Extra, extra special Chi kisses, Lilibell

Madi and Mom said...

Twix and Mom we are so sorry to read that you are having lots of health issues. Bless your sweet heart.
We are thinking of you both and will keep you in our thoughts. Stress is rough we know. Mommies always feel bad when they can't personally fix what is wrong with they babies. Give mom an extra snuggle.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Oh Twix, we will pray for you and keep you in our thoughts!

We know that you will get better. Tell your Mom not to worry!

Hugs, Tessa

The Thundering Herd said...

Paws crossed that everything works out well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Twix, will be keeping your Mom in prayer so she does not get too stressed. All of us are praying for you to keep getting better. Your vet sounds very knowledgeable and with skill, will find the right mix of medicine to help you.

Tamarra said...

My family had a doxie with back issues. It sounds weird, but our vet did acupuncture and it really helped our precious pup.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twix!
I am so sorry to know you have those health problems. It is not funny, right?
I hope everything is going to be ok! I am sure your Vet is doing what is best for you!
I understand your mom and dad are worried!
Please give them kisses and hugs from me!
Be careful with the stairs!
Paws crossed here for you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Kari in WeHo said...

oh my I hope things get all better very soon

Cole said...

Oh, Twix... getting older isn't easy it is?

Big hugs to both you and your momma!

Sandra said...

Oh Twix I am so sorry to hear about this. As our doxies get older it seems we are constantly running to solve one problem before another one springs up. It is definitely stressful and you never feel like you're doing enough. With Flash starting to get some "old guy" issues now I am always worrying about his health and hoping to stay ahead of anything new, but as long as he looks and acts happy I try and push it out of my mind and enjoy every moment I have with him, because I know he would just look at me and say "What's with the sad face??? We're supposed to be having fun and barking at stuff!" I'll be praying for Twix and your family.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Our Moms gets SUPER stressed when we don't feel good either! Hope you get things in balance and feel much better soon!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

DoDo and MoMo said...

Hi Trix,

Get well soon! We miss your postings ^^

kalyxcorn said...

oh sweet girl, hang in there! :)

Two Pitties in the City said...

We're thinking about you and hoping that you get better soon.

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

POTP for you Miss Twix! I use Metacam too...its great stuff for hurting backs. We hope you get better real soon...its no fun being sickies!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Rambo said...

the humans have a bad habit and worry way too much, but that's because they love us soooo much. It's okay. You just have to get better so your Mom doesn't have to worry any more, okay???
Please feel better,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear Twix, we are so sorry we missed this post with our being away. We are sorry to hear about these new issues for you and the Mom. But we know you have a good vet and we are sure he will do all he can to help out. We hope it is something simple like a UTI. As for the legs, we don't know what to say but we hope it goes away. We can't have our sweet Twix not feeling well.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

miss twix,
your mama is just worried about you cuz she loves you bunches 'n tons. me and asa and mama are thinkin' good thoughts for you. we want you to feel the betterment!!
the booker man

JD and Max said...

Oh Miss Twix, we're really sorry there is so much stress, humans are very strange with stress aren't they? We try to tell ours to 'live in the moment' but they're not the easiest to train....sigh! (FH ws practically writing JD's eulogy the second he started limped she was so terrified it would be awful news!)

We're sending positive thoughts your way too - the whole blogosphere is here for you, we sure hope you can feel the good vibes!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

ocmist said...

I know exactly what you mean, Twix. Grammy is doing the same thing with me, worrying a lot and holding me and asking if I'm ok. My wheelchair and the ramps they've built for me along the sides of each stairway have helped me a lot, but it is hard for Grammy to put me into the chair... I grumble and gripe about it, but it does let me move around instead of dragging my hind end everywhere. The herbal stuff, Dr. Frank's Joint pain relief, has helped me so much to take away the pain, and that eases her mind a little. I think I'm about the same age as you are... I was 11 in April.

Robert, Grammy's son looked at some pics online of wheelchairs, and he made mine himself so it didn't cost us a fortune. I wasn't real crazy about it at first, but am getting used to it now and it really does help a lot.
Grammy says to let us know if you would like us to mail you pics of how he did it.

Grammy also says to tell you that she is praying for you and your Mama... Love, your friend OC

Anonymous said...

That's the post I'd been looking for. I was hoping for good news though and it seems you're troubling your mom a bit. Well, stop that! I hope, I really really hope your new medication keeps helping you out. And that blood has no place in your urine. Dang! Sorry, I got frustrated. It's your fault. Stop stressing us. We've only got one Twix! :)