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Everything posted by k9sign

  1. WiFi was out again yesterday. We were having storms. Yesterday was a tough day for Justie (and therefore me). Carol puts one of the large Xmas trees up before Thanksgiving, so it was yesterday. All the boxes and the tree being put together, etc was very confusing to Justice. He was running into things and just looked confused. I took him into the family room and he paced awhile and then went to sleep in his bed. I am not looking forward to the other big tree going up in the family room next week. Justie had laser and acupuncture today, as well as a blood draw. If his CBC is still improved we can stop the frequent labs. Since they now believe his low platelets and anemia were primarily from Chlorambucil toxicity and he has been off of it for weeks, his CBC should be pretty good. I hope to get results tmw. Thanks so much angels!!
  2. Justie has been pretty clingy today, but, I don't mind having my little guy wanting to stick close to me. Just hoping this isn't preictal (pre-seizure) behavior. I couldn't get online yesterday due to the WiFi not working. We are right at the edge of where the WiFi works, so it can be finicky. We hope someday we can get cable here in the country-supposedly that will happen in the next 6 months. Its a gloomy, overcast and rainy day. We had thunderstorms during the night and this morning. All the puppers go outside and come back in very quickly- can't say I blame them!! Thanks so much angels!
  3. Poop alert! Justie's poop has been looking so much better the last couple day. It is still soft but formed!!! For 2 days no visible blood, but he had a bit this AM. I have no idea if it's the Chinese Herbs or the increase of Mycophenalate-that's why we never start 2 things at the same time. BUT, at this point I don't care which it was, becuz he will stay on both. His vertigo is much better. Thanks angels!!
  4. Justie happily licked my fingers after I made Hopping Oats. Lucky will sit and stare at me until I let the kids lick my fingers, but of course Justie gets the fingers with a bit more on them. Stay warm everyone!! Thanks so much angels!!
  5. Justie is a bit dizzy today. The stinker just doesn't want to lie down when he has vertigo, he likes to move and tip over. What a silly boy! Thanks angels!!
  6. We are home from MedVet. They still have a few canine influenza cases, so the extra care they have been taking with Justice continues. Next week he needs labs and they will be drawn at the cancer center. Justie has lost some weight again- 15.1lbs a week ago and 14.7 today. Thanks so much angels!!!!!!!
  7. Justie is having a quiet day. We go to MedVet tmw. Thanks so much angels!!
  8. I showed this to everyone, and though there were tears, it was very much appreciated. Everyone says thank u. hugs!
  9. Justie is hanging with all of us in the family room. We went from Fall to Winter in 2 days and is really cold, so I am being careful with Justie outside becuz he starts shivering. โ˜ƒ๏ธ Thanks angels!!
  10. Oh we posted at the same time!! Thanks Kathy. Some may think it wasn't a big loss becuz Libby was a barn cat-but we saw her every day and she loved being on people's laps and David brushed her every day. She was a sweetie. She was actually abandoned with 2 brothers several years ago. These people had their house foreclosed and moved and just left them. A neighbor asked if we would take them and so the 3 joined our black kitty in the barn. We live abt a mile from their old home and the brothers found their way back there ( another neighbor started watching over them). Libby stayed, and we were so glad. We would have loved to have brought her in the house but 3 in the house are allergic to cats. But she had a warm barn and lots of loving. I know that u totally understand losing a kitty that doesn't live in the house. I know u have lost some feral kitties u care for and it hurts so much. But I just know she and Tuck are gleefully chasing each other around and she is purring like crazy. We had snow this AM. Just too cold too soon!!
  11. Justie was still fast asleep when we left early this AM. I was already in having my tube changed before he got up, so it didn't feel like I was away from him for a really long time- well at least he didn't know I was gone several hours. I miss him every minute I am gone from him. I can't even begin to describe what this baby boy means to me. Justice's IBD seems to be flaring more then usual so I am waiting to hear from his IMS. We'll see what he can come up with... Thanks so much angels!
  12. Justie is having a vertigo day. He is more off balance then usual. I hate I will be away from him for hours tmw becuz I am having my J-tube changed. I am hoping when I get up at 5:45AM that he will just stay in my room quietly until David gets him later. I can not tell u how happy I will be to get back home to my little boy. The high tmw will be 30 degrees. Brrrrrrrrr. Thanks angels!!!
  13. Justie is doing ok. We are all sad becuz we lost Libby, one of our barn cats. She was so sweet. She just collapsed this morning, and when she was at the vet she told us that Libby basically had no red blood cells-her gums and inside ears were white and her temp was so low it wouldn't even register. We don't know what happened becuz she was fine yesterday. The vet gave a few scenarios, and said she didn't think Libby would even survive any testing. So Libby is now at The Bridge. Tuck loved kitty cats so I'm sure he was there waiting for Libby. Thanks angels!
  14. Everyone has been in Columbus all day. I hope they will be home in the next 90 minutes, but I know they will stop and vote. I ran out to vote while they were gone and Justie was asleep. He is up and about right now-his tummy is still on daylight savings time-in fact Amanda and Lucky's tummies are on DST too. It is cold here, so no pupper wants to go outside for long- I'm with them!! Thanks angels!
  15. One of the tornado's was abt 45 minutes from us. Ohio has had 6 confirmed tornadoes so far from that storm. It was a very powerful storm...and very scary. This morning just getting a mile from home, on the way to Columbus, I had to avoid a few roads due to trees being down. The river was quite high too. When I got close to MedVet there were several roads with "High Water" signs, although by 10:30AM there was no water-thank goodness. Justie did well with his laser and acupuncture, and again his feet never touched the floor or ground. He started the Chinese Herbs with dinner tonight.Right now we are focusing on his hind end weakness and ongoing vertigo-the 2 things that are paramount right now to get some control of- this is the last hope and I am praying these herbs help. You should have heard the laughter with Woody putting up a tray for Ollie-of course Ollie will expect all meals to be there (but I have a feeling u guys won't mind). Of course everyone here wondered why we have never thought of that- I am sure the puppers wonder that too!! Hugs to u all. Thanks so much angels!!!
  16. Justie is doing fine. He actually slept that extra hour, which was really nice. We have strong storms coming soon and lasting thru tmw morning. Justie goes to MedVet tmw and the same precautions will be in place to protect him from canine influenza-his feet will never touch the floor and a room will be on hold for him. We are so blessed. Thanks so very much angels!!
  17. Thankfully Justie has had a quiet day. No more grand mals๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ the extra hour sleep is nice, although I am sure Justie will wake at his usual time and not sleep that extra hour.๐Ÿ™ƒ. But I am with u Kay- I miss the sun already. hugs!!! thanks so very much angels!
  18. All was fine today until 3:25PM, then the seizures started. Justie is fine now, acts as though nothing happened-thank goodness. Thanks so much angels!!
  19. Justie is snoozing downstairs. I didn't tell u all what happened the night before last. I woke during the night and saw Justie was on the floor beside the bed. I didn't disturb him. Then a couple hours later I woke to Justie's whining. He was stuck part way under the bed-just his butt and back legs in the froggy position were sticking out. I had a heck of a time getting him out becuz his harness had him stuck, but I got him out and he went right back to sleep. Silly boy. Thanks so much angels!
  20. Justie had laser and acupuncture today. I have to say that the staff at MedVet did amazing things to protect Justie today. There is an outbreak of canine influenza being seen at the medical bldg. Justie has rehab in the cancer center bldg and there have been no issues there. But, they didn't want to take any chances since he is immunosuppressed and 15yo. They didn't want him even touching the ground so asked that I not let him out to walk anywhere at MedVet-in fact Paws Park is closed. Where I park at cancer center is a different lot then for the medical bldg. But again they wanted to make sure to protect Justie so they had me pull up to the front and one of the friends we have made that works the front desk came out and took him directly to a room they had on hold for Justie. I parked the car and when I went in his rehab tech did laser in the room instead of back in rehab. After we finished laser and acupuncture I got the car and drove to the front and his acupuncture vet carried him out. His feet never touched the ground. We never saw another dog. Oh and they had him lay on soft mats that came from the bone marrow room and were never out of that room since the outbreak. They want us to do the same routine a minimum of 3 weeks more. It was his acupuncturist, rehab tech and his IMS that came up with how to keep Justie safe before we even got to MedVet!! We are so very blessed to have such loving, skillful and caring specialists and techs looking after Justice! Thanks so much angels for looking after Justie too!!
  21. Justie has had another quiet day. When I got home he was so happy to see me, and I was sure happy to see him. Tmw we go to MedVet for laser and acupuncture. Snow is forecast up here, but for Columbus the forecast is for rain. So guess we'll go thru both snow and rain tmw. Thanks angels!!
  22. A pretty quiet day for Justie. He isn't staying outside much becuz he starts shivering-Brrrrrrrr. He goes to MedVet Wednesday for therapy. Of course the rain will be coming again for our trip. I always hope when I get to the compounding pharmacy, that is not far from Medvet, that it will stop raining becuz I take him into the pharmacy with me and then back into the car for the short trip to MedVet- hate to get him out in the rain twice. He is so very sugary sweet, he might just melt in the rain... Thanks angels!!!
  23. We had the first snow of the season. Thankfully not 9โ€ like parts of Minnesota got ( Sue did u get the snow?). Justie is doing pretty well today. He is hanging around everyone today and happy to be inside from the cold. thanks so much angels!!
  24. I was gone much of the day, but David said Justie was fine. He must have worn Justie out with all the times he was out in the small yard becuz Justie has been sleeping a lot since I've been home. I'm so glad I will finally be with Justice all weekend before another busy week. Thanks angels!!
  25. Justie isn't having a great brain day. That's ok, I often don't have great brain days either. He still gives great kisses. Thanks so much angels!!