June 5, 2009

Sorry I've been MIA

Hi everyone,

I've had some ask how come I haven't written in a while.. I just haven't had any time. I've been trying to take care of Lou while he's still in pain and getting worse each day, we are also trying to figure out what his next move should be. Unfortunately, it is now quite clear his last back surgery was a colossal failure and may have even made things worse. Then there is Lady who was diagnosed with Diabetes last month so I've been running back and forth to the vet with her every week for Blood Glucose testing because he insulin dose is still being adjusted. She also has become a very picky eater since this all began so every day it's been like a fight to get her to eat, try and figure out what she likes best. She's really been messing with me on this because one day she will love one food and then the next day will want nothing to do with it and she knows I will keep trying and cater to her because she has to eat...

Then Onyx started acting oddly in the last 2 weeks and I simply could not figure it out.. Well let me rephrase that, it took me a few days to get it..Onyx has, well had a broken canine tooth. Usually they don't hurt. These teeth have the ability when they break to actually seal themselves off but, there are cases where they dont' do that and it's left open. When it's left open it's painful just like if you or I would get a toothache and we all know how painful and sick that could make us.. This past Wednesday we took Onyx in and he had to be put under so that his teeth could be cleaned and the canine tooth in Onyx's case was not sealed which meant, he's been in pain. So that was taken out while he was under..

I found a lump on Bailey a week ago so this past Weds he also went in to get groomed and we had that looked at as well. I was pretty scared that it would be something terrible but it turned out to be nothing more than a fatty cyst on his rib cage. Nothing dangerous. I've also been trying to get Bruisers arthritis medication dose correct as well. He has pretty bad arthritis and is in some pain. He's been on Tramadol 2 times a day and while it's helping it's just not helping enough so, tomorrow I will start him on 3 times a day and see if that helps. If it doesn't then I will have no choice but to look into NSAIDS for him in addition to the Tramadol but in dogs, NSAIDS come with their own serious risks so I have to weigh my choices for him carefully because he can't speak..

As for myself, I have begun to experience horrible migraines in the last month. I am pretty sure it has something to do with my stomach because it seems that no matter what I eat or drink it kicks one off. I know I will have to go though some allergy testing to figure all this out but I am not looking forward to that. As it is my diet is VERY restricted to what I can eat because of my swallowing trouble that I'm not sure what will have to be done. But, the headaches are very debilitating. I can't think, I can't really do anything but lay down and pray that God will take them away. I have tried all kinds of medicines to no avail. Sooner or later, most likely sooner, I will have to get to the doctor and see what we can do because honestly I can't handle the pain and debilitation any more..

With all of this going on I just haven't been able to blog much. I am very tired and spend most of any free time I get resting. Hopefully soon I will be able to write more. Thanks for being patient :)

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