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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just a quick update

Twix is doing better!!!!

Thank you all so much for the feeding suggestions.  I have never had to deal with a dog that won't eat and several of your tips worked.  She will eat from a syringe on her own without me forcing it down her.  Currently, she is eating applesauce, yogurt, baby food fruits, and strawberry ice cream. She snarfs down that ice cream!!! We have known that she was having vision problems but I don't think she is blind.  It seems she has a hard time finding her food so I am starting to wonder if her sense of smell is not working so great either. She doesn't eat a lot at one time but her energy is starting to come back.  She even picked a fight with her sister last night! Up til yesterday she acted like she didn't even care that Taffy was here so I was glad to see that.  I know, it's crazy that I was happy to see my dogs fight.  It was just a 3 second spat and no one was injured.

Now that Twix is starting to feel better, having Taffy seems to be giving her a bit more incentive to eat also.  She has not eaten true dog food in quite a while and she ate some Fresh Pet yesterday.  I tried it before all the other stuff when we got home from work today and she turned away from it.  Later, when I fed Taffy and she got Fresh Pet, Twix was much more interested and ate a little herself. 

Twix still has her head twitch but it is not nearly like it was in the video.  Her daddy and I are going to take her back to the specialty clinic next week for a consultation.  Dr. Abby suggested we start with an internal medicine doctor there and he/she will probably want to get a neurologist involved.  I will update you guys after her appointment--I haven't made it yet because we just made this decision today.

My mom is doing good as well.  We are still in a holding pattern but she will be having another bone marrow biopsy the first part of March.  We are praying that the results will be a definite yes she has it or no she doesn't.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support with both of these situations.

Twix and/or Taffy will be back to posting this weekend with pictures ;o)


mayziegal said...

YAY! That's the most wonderfulest news I've heard all week! Way to go, Twix! You are a strong girl and I am most in awe of you. My paws are crossed that you keep getting better and that everything goes okay for your grandma.

Wiggles & Wags,

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Glad things are getting back to some sort of normal.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Yay! That's the bestest news!! OmD, I'm so happy that you are feeling good enough to fight Taffy, Twix, hehehe.

My paws remain crossed for you and family.

Loving Woofs,

Cocorue said...

our paws and mumster's fingers/toes are still crossed!

we are very very happy that you actually heard us Twixie.....pls keep getting better

we are also praying for your grandma

coco and tiffy

Barbara said...

SO glad to hear it! Yay for both of them!!

Lacy said...

w00fs, soo happy things are looking up and she's eating.. one step at a time.,..hope grandma hear's good news too..

b safe,

Lorenza said...

I am very happy to know you are doing better Twix!
Sure you need food in your tummy to get better!
a fight with Taffy?? Oh-oh!
I hope everything goes well at your appointment and they could give you some answers!
Paws crossed here for you and Grandma!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

PS. Did you see my post today?? I ate the bully stick! I loved it! Thanks a lot for sending it to me!

Kari in WeHo said...

So glad to hear the happy news!


docsdox said...

glad to hear that twix is eating!
here's to a speedy recovery!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Shiloh'n Shasta here - we r so furry much happy tu hear that our neighbor Twix iz duin'better. We Beaglez haf not had a problem with wantin'tu eat - everythin'tastez good tu us so that iz why mom coodn't help with that. One of our most favorite treatz r a salmon treat - we like yogurt tu. Sumthin'else we like iz cottage cheese - mom sez that iz espeshally good fer an upset tummy - our vet told us that. Butt mom just feedz it tu us anytime - she sez it iza good thin'tu prevent problemz. Mom uzually feedz us the 2 or 1%, the small curd variety - whatever that iz - she justs spoonz about a heapin't-spoon on top of our kibble - not at every meal but about 5 timez a week.
We'all here at Team Beaglebratz r keepin'u in our thoughtz'n prayerz.

Tessa the Maltese said...

That is Pawsome!

woo Hoo! The Power of the Paw strikes again!

woo woos, Tessa

Miley said...

I and my family are so happy to hear Twix is doing better. :)

It is wonderful news, and we all hope she continues to improve.

All the best,
Miley xxx

scotsmad said...

Having some competition at food time usually whets the appitite. Our policy is eat first before the others get it, and worry about what it was later!

Glad to hear Twix is well enough to have a squabble with Taffy.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Minna Krebs said...


We were soooooooo happy to see this post! When I saw da title, I just had to exclaim with joy!

Keep up the good work,Twix! We think of you and your Grandma so very often.

PeeS.....can't wait to see fotos of you and Taffy !!!

Jazzi said...

Thats great news Twix!! You just keep right on eating and let them take good care of you. You and your grandma are in our thoughts!!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What wonderful news to wake up to! Our paws remain crossed for you, Twix!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh yes!

Fur sure what the others have pawed!

Thanks fur the updates on Twix AND your mom!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Now that's just what we all want to hear. Eating is good!!! And thank you, Taffy, for making Twix want to eat too. We hope your visit to the specialist brings more answers and comfort to you and Twix.

Also good to hear that your Mom is doing well too.

All paws crossed and prayers said for all.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mango said...

That is the best news ever to read first thing in the morning. Hooray for Twix! Having a sibling can really help perk one up, especially around foodables. That strawberry ice cream! Nom! Twix! I have thought about you so much and I am so happy that you are up and about and not twitching so much. Sometimes old doggies do have trouble with their taste buds, but seems like your mom has the magic touch.


P.S. Still sending thoughts to you AND grammy.

Zona said...

I am SO happy to hear you're feeling a bit better, Twix!! You can't see me but I'm dancing all around in excitement! Thanks for keeping us posted. We've all been thinking of you and keeping our paws crossed for a SPEEDY recovery. Can't having you missing too many meals! ;)

Wags and snuggles,

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dis is da bestest news we've heard all week. And a little food competition can't hurt either. Time for everyting to start going uphill for a change.

A big PAWS UP to ya'all.

HoundDogMom said...

We are so happy Twix is starting to eat and things are looking up. Also, glad Grandma is doing better as well. Keep it up Twix. Paws are crossed.

The HoundDogs

Frankie Furter said...

TWIX !!! You gooooo girrrrl. I think it is fine fur you to have had a little spat with your new sister. You gotta put the younguns in their place.
I am very much happy after reading this posty!!!
Keep on eating!!!!

Dovey said...

I'm so happy to see that things are looking up! Can't wait to see pictures of Twix with her new sister =) Best of luck with your mom!

Corbin said...

Great news! We're still praying for you guys!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Oh my goodness Teresa, I haven't been on here since last Friday and I can't believe I missed all of this. I read through every post and towards the end just could not help myself from crying. I'm glad to hear that things are getting somewhat back to normal with Twix and I pray that she'll continue to get better.

Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers and will also be praying for your Mom.

Hugs, Nadine

K9 + Grace said...

Dear Twix, I am so sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I am praying for your sweet little self. I am glad your getting the special treatment with ice cream!


Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Oh what furry, furry good news!!!
We hope the continues to feel better!


Piappies World said...

Hello Twix!

We are happy to read your Mom's post today. Taking a little food treats at a time is the way to go. We are also glad that Taffy is helping in getting you back on your paws. We got our paws crossed for you and for your Grandma too.

We look forward to more good news in the coming days. Please hang in there and continue to get better.

We love you lots!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Ruby's Raiser said...

So glad to hear that things are getting a little better, thanks for the updates!

Jess and Glacier said...

We are glad to hear that things are going better. We'll still keep you in our thoughts.
Aria says she wants strawberry ice cream. :)

Elizabeth said...

Fighting is a really good sign!
Just like you are happy when your kids stop being 'good' when they are sick
you want them back to naughty!

Buster sends Twix a dog-hug


Sandra said...

So glad to hear that Twix is doing better. We send her many, many hugs and licks. Hope that good news continues to come for everyone in your pack.

flash, alven, dottie

kalyxcorn said...

yippee! hang in there.

The Army of Four said...

Go, Twix, go!!! And go, Grandma, go!!!
We are praying for you both!
And Twix, if you need to come out to KSU Vet Med Hospital at all, we can help your mom out - OK?
Tail wags,

Cooper and Lola said...

Sooo sooo glad that twix is doing better!! Keep fighting twix...

Joey and Maggie said...

We're sending the warmest of Dachshund wishes your way.

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Hi Twix's Mommy,

We are so happy Twix is doing better. My new little foster, Weenie, is blind and he gets around really good. He is nine years old. Once he learned the lay of the land he knew what to do. Having Mona around helps him too. So if dear sweet Twix is losing her sight it'll be OK.

Taffy looks like my little Siskle did. Do you know Autumn and Jasmine. Jasmine was overbred and was rescued by Autumn's Mommy and she had to learn how to be a dog and sounds just like what Taffy is going to go through.If you don't know there blog I can give it to you.

I'm going to be doing a special post about DWBG dogs that have been rescues. Would it would be OK for me to use her picturse. There are a lot of rescued dog and rescues in this world.

The first thing we do every morning is come here for an update of your sweet Twix. She will always be in my prayers.

God Bless....Sarah, Mona Mommy

Moose said...

Hey lil lady, glad you are doing a bit better and eating some! Sounds like your mom is whipping up some awesome meals for you!
Hope your gramma is doing ok.

rottrover said...

good news on all fronts!

ForPetsSake said...

I'm so relieved to hear that Twix is turning a corner here. There is nothing worse than worrying about illness - human or canine. Still sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way!

El'bow and Hauwii said...

that good news!!!!

lots of hugs from us

El'bow & Hauwii

Oskar said...

I'm so very happy that Twix is improving! We've been praying for all of you.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden NEWS. So glad to hear TWIX is feeling better. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Bijou said...

We are so furry happy to hear you are feeling some better Twixie. You keep eating and stop worrying your pawrents cause your sister needs you to teach her many important things!

Glad the Grandma is doing better too.

Bijou, Banjo and mom

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're also most happy to read that Twix is improving daily. Slow progress is still progress. We're keeping our paws crossed for you, princess. We're anxiously awaiting the next medical bulletin. We hope they can figure out what's going on so they can help speed your recovery.

We're keeping your grandma in our prayers, too. What a lot of things your parents have to worry about right now.

Jed & Abby

Suka said...

hey Twix,

I am so furry happy to read that you are doing better. Please keep up the good work! You are a strong pup who is much loved, and we are all rooting for you. I will keep my paws crossed for you and continue to send you many healing thoughts and prayers!

And a special prayer for your granny that she, too, heals and feels better.


♥ Sallie said...

Be well, Twix!

((((((((((Big Hug))))))))

A MilShelb Mom said...

Glad to hear Twix is feeling a bit better. Hope she's all better soon!
~Milly and Shelby

The Thuglets said...

We are so pleased to hear that the news is good.

We have have pawscrossed here for continued good news.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Thor said...

Good news! We'll keep praying for all of you!

Jon Terry said...

Hey Twix! Im glad to hear that you're getting better. Keep it up as we are cheering for you!!!

Love ya,
Jon Terry