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 on: Yesterday at 09:16:45 PM 
Started by Freedom (Sandie) - Last post by Freedom (Sandie)
Willy has been showing his age. Almost blind, and what I think is dementia. So 2 days back I called and got him an appointment for this afternoon. I needed help w/ his chronic eye issues, perhaps a medication change, get a senior blood panel done, and just a review on a few things.

This morning I started the dogs' grooming, Willy was up first. As usual, he tried to bite me; I moved my hand out of the way and escaped that bite, whew! HOWEVER, Willy did grab on to his own front leg. And he bit down HARD, as he always does during a grooming session. Seeing as that hurt, he started to howl and bit harder! It seemed this went on for ages, but was more like 15 to 20 seconds. With him screaming the entire time. The other dogs, and the cats, all started dashing about trying to get out, get hidden, get to him, etc. Pandemonium.

Once things calmed down, Willy had given himself a grand bite, the leg was bleeding front and back, and just hanging limply. He did not put any weight on it. And of course, now there was no way I was allowed to touch the leg, deal with the blood etc. Somehow I got him and the other dogs outside; cleaned up the kitchen; called in to the vet office to let them know there was another issue. I got the dogs in, went and got myself ready to go. And discovered Willy was sound asleep. Hmm. Called him, nothing. Moved his bed, nothing. In the end I had to carry him out to the car. Now I was really worried, something big was wrong, all wrong.

Long story short, Willy has Lyme disease (this is the 3rd time, for him). The trauma of the bite triggered symptoms. He had a temperature of 103.6 at the vet, and was completely out of it. (normal dog temp is 101.3, per vet. Yes I find different online, that is what the vet told me.) They cleaned up his bites, and the doxycyline he needs for the Lyme will also help those heal. Several changes to his eye medications, as he has an ulcer on one eye. And we did a geriatric (blood plus urine). He should feel better in about 48 hours, once the doxy kicks in.

Seems it is always something lately. At least in a few days he will be fine, most likely better than he has been for some time. The leg will heal, the vet didn't feel there was any permanent damage.

 on: September 14, 2017, 09:29:22 AM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by Alison
Its so annoying.I have so many photo threads that I,love looking back on.No way will I pay the photobucket fees though.Just realised even my siggy and profile photo are gone

 on: September 13, 2017, 07:01:06 PM 
Started by dodgediva2 - Last post by Daisy's Mom
Hi I'm Rosie and I'm so happy you rescued that beautiful fluff . I think sometimes you can't believe everything you read because they are so loving and bonding you'll have unconditional love forever. I lost my Daisymae last month and this time when I think ill do it again ill rescue. They need our love. May I ask how is potty training went and also a question for Sandi too since she rescues is it hard to train a rescue for going outside. That's what I'm worried about because I bought Daisy when she was 8 weeks and was so easy to train. Oh I'm Rosie from Indiana.

 on: September 13, 2017, 10:09:26 AM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by Freedom (Sandie)
LOL no!  I posted about this July 7 of this year.  Seems like forever, though.  My post is in Coffee Talk; yours is in Forum Support. 

 on: September 12, 2017, 05:06:54 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by darwinsmom (Chris)
Sandie, it's been a rough year! You can't blame me for just now catching on! I've been treading water and trying to keep my head up. I'm teasing, of course. Smiley. Seriously, though, has it been that long?

 on: September 12, 2017, 05:01:57 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by Freedom (Sandie)
I still store my pics on photobucket.  No way I am paying them so the pics can be see on forums.  So sad, as I have so many love tales with pics interwoven.

I only know we can upload pics here on the forum, not sure we can get them in the story line as we are used to though.  Been almost a year, hasn't it, since they stopped the links w/o payment?  Are you just getting that now Chris, or is there something more going on?

 on: September 11, 2017, 12:56:20 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by darwinsmom (Chris)
Thank you Pam! That looks like a good option. I will test it out soon (hopefully).

 on: September 10, 2017, 05:26:23 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by pam
People on another forum I use have suggested that imgur is free and easy to use? I know nothing myself - shades of Faulty Towers!

 on: September 09, 2017, 08:40:44 PM 
Started by darwinsmom (Chris) - Last post by darwinsmom (Chris)
Wow- I had been putting off doing anything about Photobucket's membership demand until today- they want $400/ year!! Absolutely NO WAY!

Has anyone come up with a good alternative?


 on: September 09, 2017, 11:25:59 AM 
Started by Freedom (Sandie) - Last post by Freedom (Sandie)
Yes, I was rather shocked by this report. 

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