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Tucker and Justice Van Allen - Part 5

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:banana: TWO LITTLE BOY'S ARE STILL CHUGGING ALONG! :motimonkey:

Tuckie is doing fine. The stinker got me up at 6:30AM not needing to go outside like I thought, but instead he ran to where he gets his medicine and sat there expectantly waiting for his meds. After I put the boys outside (cuz when one gets up-the other does too), I brought them back upstairs, and Justice and I got back in bed--Tuckie started playing. Finally he came up the ramp and I grabbed him and put him against me petting him, and he finally settled down...stinker!

Justice is OK, not great. I thought he might break through last night becuz we had unexpected company, and as all our IMOM friends who have been to our house know--it's very noisy when u first arrive. But after everyone sits down (unless they get up again.lol.) the puppers all settle down. Well last night Justice didn't. He would stop barking a minute and start up again (that would start the other 4 barking again). I was running fluids in my room, but I kept hearing commotions. Finally Carol brought Justice up to me becuz she said he was really nervous. That is not like Justice. The couple that were here have been around the dogs (without me around) many times. But the man has a VERY loud voice and I think the noise was bothering Justice since he has been through so much.

He made it through the night, but he is VERY VERY clingy. He may just still be recovering from all he has gone through recently--but of course I always watch for seizure activity if either boy is acting different.

Hi Diane, I will hunt this weekend for my small recorder-although I don't remember seeing it since we moved here over 3 years ago. I'll have to see if anyone else in the house has it, or one I can use.

The specialists at MedVet always give u a take home paper with instructions--but I was counting on that when I took Justice to the IM vet--boy was I wrong. The paper basically thanked me for bringing Justice (and what a good boy he had been) and to continue his meds and the new food. That was it! Nothing abt the future plan we discussed. So even Niki didn't know what this vet's thoughts were.

But Mari always does a good job writing things. But if she happened to be busy, someone else may not do a good job. Sometimes too I may think something is important, and it's not written.

So, I hope to find a recorder. Thanks. Hugs

Hi Laurie, oh I know ur Pet Adoption Event will be great!!! You must be glad this weekend is finally here!! You will have to let us know how it goes.

The boys got lots of kisses from u this morning-they love them.

I'll be thinking of u!! hugs

Hi Gail, thanks for the support. I really am OK with it all now. I was just having a meltdown on Thursday-and all my friends quickly got me on the right path.

Isn't it just crazy how we can make ourselves feel overwhelmed when it's not even necessary.

Now if one of u guys were feeling the same as I was Thursday--I would be telling u exactly what u guys told me. I guess we are not so good abt taking our own advice!!!

The boys (and I) like the part that if I am getting nervous abt it again--just give them a hug.

I am fine now, but have a feeling as Monday night and Tues AM are here--some concerns will creep back into my mind--but I don't think I'll have a meltdown again. No- "I'm melting, I'm meeellting". LOL.

Thanks Gail. Hugs to u and Mollie

Hi Kathy, I am so happy too to see the 2 trains!! U are right, things do get lost in the translation when it goes from one person to the next.

Plus like Kim said , there have been several times that all I wished I could do is talk to him--now I can.

I am glad ur preliminary test shows no clots!! I was worried. I hope when the final doc looks at the results--it won't show any either!!!

take care of urself!! hugs

Thanks so much angels.

I better go see where Justice just went.

:wbd3:

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Hi Cindy,

Oh, I am so glad to see that both boys are still on the train!! :banana::banana::icecream2: Tell Tuckie Auntie Tracy says he is a stinker for getting you up so early :P I hope Justice's clinginess is not an indication of seizure activity to come and that he stays on the train.

:wbd3:

:hugs:

Tracy and Cody :heart::stripekitty:

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I think I better get this done before anything changes.

Tuckie is at FIVE SEIZURE FREE DAY'S!!

===========T :icecream5::turtle:============

Justice is at FOUR SEIZURE FREE DAY'S!!!

===========J :icecream4::turtle: ============

Tell Tuckie Auntie Tracy says he is a stinker for getting you up so early I hope Justice's clinginess is not an indication of seizure activity to come and that he stays on the train.

Hi Tracy, I told Tucker what u said...and I don't think he paid attention--he was too busy running around squeaking his ball. :P

I am SO happy he is having some great WBD'S--just wish he would start wiggling a bit later in the AM. LOL.

Justie is still quite clingy. He is really tired. He has walked around outside several times today, but otherwise was on someone's lap. It may just be from being so tired. The little fella has had quite a bad 5 weeks. Heck I'm exhausted and I wasn't having the seizures and drugs!

Tracy, please give lots of chin rubs and chickie to Cody!!

I'm not sure I'll be back on tonight. I think the boys need some extra attention.

Thanks so much angels!!

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Cindy, I hope the 3 of you have wonderfull dreams tonight and Neither of the boys wake you up before 9 am!

hugs and belly rubs to the boys and you (just hugs for you Cindy!)

Cynthia

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Sweet, uneventful dreams to you all.

Ruby Mae & Melanie

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Hi Cindy,

Just checkimg in on you and the boys. Great to see more ice cream, and a semi-calm day. May there be many more ice cream days to come!

The boys had baths today, they are nice and white and smell great! Buddy's skin and coat are improving, just very slowly, I guess 2.8 years of abuse and neglect takes a while to make up for. Sunn is wonderful as ever! It's such fun to have a baby in the house.

splight, Sunny and Buddy

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WOWZER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at all of those ice cream cones! Glad the boys are both on the train... TooT TooT!

Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky

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Tuckie is so sweet all curled up and snoring.

Justice is practically in my lap (I am sitting cross legged on the bed).

I have been trying to think of questions for the neuro for Tuesday's appt.

We just had their 6 month check up in August, so I had lots of questions then.

I think it's hard becuz I don't know anything except it will be changes in his protocol. (I really think Mari used the words "BIG changes"). So it could mean changes with his regular meds or he has a "seizure protocol" which is what I do after a seizures.

While thinking of questions I thought, well let me try to think of different scenerios and have questions for each one. While thinking abt it, something major occured to me. This "face to face" is becuz he will be taking something away from one of Justice's protocol. It absolutely makes sense.

IF he was increasing a medication--he would have just told Mari to tell me. I would not have had any questions really since we already discussed it recently. If he was addng a medication--he would have just told Mari to tell me that's what he wants to do--and for me to check with IMOM to see if it's even doable.

BUT...if he is decreasing some meds, or taking Justice totally off any medications, well then he knows I would have MANY questions and concern's.

I know Sue had read some articles abt some dogs that are on lots of meds, actually do better when meds are decreased, becuz too many meds can actually irritate or excite the neurons--which seems crazy--and let me tell u it is crazy!! But it worked with Tuckie.

So he may be planning something like that with Justice to start weaning him off, or at least to lessen doses--and we would def need to meet abt that!

If it's abt his other protocol, he may also be planning to do something abt his "rescue meds"--give it less frequently or more frequently.

So now I can better try to come up with questions!

AW Cynthia, Ruby Mae and Melanie, thank u all for the 'sweet dreams' wishes for us. I hope u and the furkids also have sweet dreams, and are snoozing right nowf! hugs.

Hi splight, Ah, I bet the boys are adorable and very handsome--sure would love to see some pics of them, {hint, hint). Thanks for checking in. hugs

Hiya Kathy--toot -toot it is...although not much since Justice's GI problems were fixed. LOL. OK getting slap happy here. I'm going to start doing garbled sentences in awhile. Hug to u and Puddin

Well Justice jerked a few times (which is why I am still awake)--but seems to be back asleep.

Thanks so much angels!!!

g'nite!

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Tuckie is at FIVE SEIZURE FREE DAY'S!!

===========T :icecream5::turtle: ============

Justice is at FOUR SEIZURE FREE DAY'S!!!

===========J :icecream4::turtle: ============

:banana:

:wbd3:

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TWO LITTLE BOY'S ARE STILL ON THE TRAIN!!! :banana:

Tuckie let me sleep until 7:15AM--he must be sick--just kidding.

He has been playing with his long weiner dog. If anyone ever saw the PetSmart commercial with a dachshund holding his new long doggie toy while the cashier put him over the scanner--it's that one. Oh, there is an adorable commercial more recently with the bulldog ( ?) that gets a new little sister, and he noses the toy to her and she starts playing--but then they go to PetSmart and get one more the puppy's size. Well Tuckie has a smaller one, more his size--but he likes the really long one. He is hysterical carrying it around.

He has had it for more then a year, but sometimes toys get buried, and now it's like he has a new toy. He is quite proud of himself.

Justice is doing OK. He went outside and got his beard all muddy, so I hope he is not going to be as clingy and tired today.

Jacki, it def is worth a happy banana dance having the boys at 4 and 5 days--actually 4.5 and 5.5 days!! :banana: many hugs.

Thanks so much angels!

:wbd3:

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:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

Such great news to hear the boys have had so many days that were seizure free! BTW, I know what you mean about not taking our own advice, lol. I can be one of the worst at that.

Hang in and feel free to metldown anytime you need to. That is what keeps us sane for the next day's challenges!

Give the boys a kiss from Mollie and me!

:hugs:

Gail & Mollie

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Tuckie butt is at SIX DAY'S!!!

=============T :1icecream::icecream5: ===============

Justice DID make it to five days--but then had head bobbing/jerking and teeth chattering--CP's.

BUT he earned his FIVE DAYS!!

=============J :icecream5==============

Thanks so much angels.

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Yay for Tuckie and thank goodness it was head bobbing/jerking and teeth chattering--CP's rather than the big ones he had been having. Hope you are all having a good night

:hugs:

Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky

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Tuckie butt is at SIX DAY'S!!!

=============T :1icecream::icecream5: ===============

Justice DID make it to five days--but then had head bobbing/jerking and teeth chattering--CP's.

BUT he earned his FIVE DAYS!!

=============J :icecream5==============

Thanks so much angels.

Way to go Tuckie-- We need this GOOD news today. And Justice, you made it to 5. We'll start over again with a new day.

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Hooray for Tuckie's 6 days!!! :banana: Cindy, I'm sorry Justice is off the train but very glad he made it to 5 days. With all the problems he's been having lately, it had been a while since he'd had a train that long - and it sure is nice to see. We'll start over with a new and improved train, right Justie? :)

:hugs:

Tracy and Cody :heart::stripekitty:

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Tuckie butt is at SIX DAY'S!!!

=============T :1icecream::icecream5: ===============

Justice DID make it to five days--but then had head bobbing/jerking and teeth chattering--CP's.

BUT he earned his FIVE DAYS!!

=============J :icecream5==============

Cindy, at the end of a very sad day, I am really happy to come here and see that Tucker is at six days. And I'm so glad that Justice made it to five days, that is fantastic. I wish he was still on the train, of course, but like everyone else says, we'll just start a new train tomorrow and hope this one keeps chugging along!

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Tuckie butt is at SIX DAY'S!!!

=============T :1icecream::icecream5: ===============

Justice DID make it to five days--but then had head bobbing/jerking and teeth chattering--CP's.

BUT he earned his FIVE DAYS!!

=============J :icecream5:==============

Thanks so much angels.

Yea Cindy I'm so glad that Tuckie has made it to 6 days, and I saw that commercial with the dachshund and the wiener dog. Its such a cute toy, I saw them in pet smart and almost, but my two would have them destroyed in 5 minutes or less.

Poor Justice, he did make it to 5 days though and thats a start. So now he'll get back on the train and go further next time. Baby steps

Big hugs to you and the boys and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow with your appointment. Loads of love, hugs and prayers on their way.

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Ah Justice. I am sorry that you fell of that train. But tomorrow you can hop onto a better train!

Cindy, Ohio is just on the other side of the Detroit/Windsor border.Of coarse, it all depends on where in Ohio!!

I have finished my service dog application. I just ahave to send it out now.

Cindy, I hope you are still in good spirits. 5 days for Justice is really good considering what he has been through. Plus it was not a GM. I am praying that tomorrow will bring better news and brighter sunshine your way.

Love and hugs and scrithes

Cynthia

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Just came by to check on the boys. I am happy the news is better than the last time I was here and I'm praying for Justice to hop right back on that wagon.

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Hi everyone,

No more seizures after last night. Tuck got up at 3AM (so that means Justice did too). There was a lot of commotion among the wild animals last night, so with windows open I think it woke Tuck.

Tuckie is still doing fine. Playful and still my little comedian.

Justice is very tired today. I was combing him out and he kept melting down onto the towel I put on the spool table. He is here beside me napping now.

His appt with the neuro is tmw at 1PM.

Hi Kathy, I am also glad it wasn't a grand mal at least. PHEW!!! Since the propofol he hasn't had any GM's!! Whoo-hoo!! Thanks for checking on the little boys. hugs to u and Puddin!!

Hi Paula2, Hopefully Justice does hop back on the train tonight abt 9PM. Keep the train rolling thoughts/song's going!!!! lol. Hugs!

Hi Tracy, it has been a very long time since Justice even got to 4 days, let alone 5! So I am happy...just hoping he can have a really long train again. We'll see what the neuro says tmw.

I hope Cody's appt goes well tmw. hugs

Hi Laurie, I am glad Tuck has stayed on the train. There was so much sadness at IMOM th past couple days, that it was good to see that...and that Justice still got to 5 days at least!! hugs!

Hi Deb, aw thanks for stopping in--I know this is a BUSY work week!! The boys both like that dachshund toy. Only Rustie will chew things up sometimes. Now the thing the boys do--well really Tuck is chew on any hair like stuff on toys. I often need to give toys a haircut if anything resembling hair is on it. LOL.

Thanks for thinking of us tmw!! hugs to u and the kids

Hi Cynthia, I am in North Central Ohio--prob 2 hours or so from the Michigan boarder.

I am really happy Justice got so far, but I hope the neuro has a plan to help him get further. I really think he is going to reduce the dose of one of his meds, or take him off something, in case the meds are irritating his neurons. Maybe not--we'll see tmw!!

Glad u have ur Service dog app ready to go!!!

Hugs to u, Nathan and the kitties

Hi Michelle, oh thank u for thinking of us right now. I know this has been a very emotional weekend. I anm glad Syd is doing OK. I know she will miss Brittany.

You ahve been through an emotional wringer. I am so sorry.

Hugs to u and Syd

Justice is really tired and clingy again, so gonna spend some time snuggling with him...and of course then I will have snuggle time with tuckie too!!!

Thansk so much angels!

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Praying that all Justice had was a little hiccup in the train ride. Hopefully, he is back on board and flooring it. It has been a rough month for you all and a very rough weekend for us all on IMOM. Justice has been the light at the end of the tunnel for many of us. I so look forward each morning to see how he has done. Hugs to you all and a peaceful night of sleep as well. I will be thinking of you tomorrow around 1. Best of luck with the doctor and just bombard him with questions while you have him captive. Ruby says for Justice and Tucker to give you a big smooch.

Ruby Mae & Melanie :wbd3::spot

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Hi Cindy,

Just wanted to let you know the boys and I will e praying for your appointment tomorrow. I have prep at 1:00, so I can think without stopping working! Very conveniet of your vet to give you a 1:00 appointment! Smile!

May you get many answers and a sense of peace from the meeting.

splight, Sunny and Buddy

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The GREAT NEWS is that Tuckie is at SEVEN DAYS!!!!! A WHOLE WEEK!!! :banana:

==========T :icecream5::icecream2::turtle2: ===========

Justice DID get to ONE DAY!! He had a small derailment at 9:45PM.

But he DID get to 24 hours so:

===============J :1icecream::turtle: ================

Now, I hope tmw night he will be back to 24 hours again--and there will be parallel trains again!!!

Hi Melanie, well he did get to one--u know in the past few weeks even that is good!!

It was an emotional weekend with a few shocks (Ella and Simone) and then Brittany too. So sad. U know sometimes it feels like there is great news and things are going so well with the PIN's, and then suddenly things change.

I hope u still see that light with Justice.

I couldn't find a recorder, darn. I have some questions, but having no real idea what he will say, it was hard to come up with many.

They are "working us in", so I hope he won't be rushing through anything.

I have to admit...I'm a little worried, and yet as I said in an earlier post, I am pretty sure he is lowering either his dosages or taking him off one of his seizure meds (some research has shown that too many meds can actually make things worse)--that's the only reason I think he would call me in. If he was increasing the dose or adding a med--he would have just done that since we talked abt it the week before, and not needed a "face to face".

I will be surprised if I am wrong.

Hugs to u and Ruby Mae!!

Hi Splight--well I am glad 1PM will be good for u/ LOL. That does work out nicely!!!With being worked in--well ya never really know. But I imagine they will be at least taking Justice back near 1PM.

Answers and peace is most definitely what I need!! Thanks.

Hugs to u, Sunny and Buddy

Thanks so much angels. I hope to be back online before 7pm!!

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So glad on Tucker's going that many days so far. Now let's hope little Justice will get back on track and that both the boys will have lots of weeks with no problems. I know this is a huge roller coaster ride, but sounds like they were stay on track a lot better than before.

I know it is that one day at a time thing, but that can be so hard. You must have such courage to see your little guys through all of this. Hang tough!

:hugs:

Gail & Mollie

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Good luck tomorrow with the vet appointment. You'll be having a lot of Justice's aunties on pins and needles wanting to know what happened. Hmmm....no recorder...let's see...how about a conference call so Justice's aunties can be your second, third, fourth, fifth, etc...pair of ears? ;)

Diane

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