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#346662 - 01/15/18 10:43 PM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: DarkEyes]
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hugging for you and Heidi. I'm so sorry your going through this. hugging
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#346663 - 01/16/18 04:18 PM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer]
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I'm sorry for your struggle.

Your posts are difficult to read, only because your pain and fears are so tangible.

You know her well and love her best. That will allow you to feel when it is time.
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#346664 - 01/17/18 12:14 AM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: PositiveDog]
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I called the vet today. They do not want me to go to carprofin or duramax. I called and talked to the vet tech and told her what I have plenty of. I did not mention the toridols. I probably should have. If I have another one of those back spasms, I am going to take some of those. But they said pred is better. I don't want to totally go off it, because we will lose whatever ground we have gained. She isn't exactly better. But she can still walk and trot, she just spills into the house and is very weak in the back. If we have reduced the inflamation, then, if that comes back, she will probably become totally paralyzed in the back, or that is my worry.

She scarfed down her food today. She is all there in her mind. Not like Cujo1. He started losing it, not recognizing people and stuff. He had tumors in his spine and we think in his brain, cancer -- it took him and fast, 1 month. I don't know what we are dealing with here, but the x-ray really did not indicate any mass. The vet mentioned three possibilities, and I am so dumb, I cannot remember what the heck she said. It may be on page 1 of this thread. I'll have to go back and look. Soft-tissue masses may have been one of them.

Anyhow, we are going to continue the prednizone, and go from every other day to every third day and after a week or two, every fourth day. That is the plan anyway.
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#346679 - 01/18/18 01:39 AM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer]
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Turn for the worst. Not toridols, Tramadols. I got the prednizone and made an appointment for Saturday. I don't know, I am giving her until Saturday. She is still eating ok, but her movement is much worse.
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#346681 - 01/18/18 06:44 PM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer]
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Oh sweetie this was not the news I had so hoped for. But I'm not giving up!!!! Sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way. Have you tried Adquin? Not sure it would help but it might hugging
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#346682 - 01/18/18 08:24 PM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Oh, dear. Grimm, Smokey & I are beaming positive thoughts crossedfingers for your precious Heidi. Please take extra good care of yourself. grouphug
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#346688 - 01/19/18 12:40 AM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Braverhund]
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No, I have not tried Adquin. She seems better this morning. I don't know what to do. I have pred in my pocket for her. The appointment is set for Saturday, but I told them when I made it, that I am giving her until Saturday, and I might cancel it. She was out scarfing her food this morning too.

We waited too long with Cujo. He died before they could put the juice in him. He suffered that last night. But before then, he wasn't acting like he was in great pain. We knew he was getting worse and worse though. Heidi is not. She seemed to get a little better. Then worse. Now a little better. It's like a pretty bad roller coaster, more like a train going back and forth over a flat prarie. I better get some wood chips in her area. If it gets warm on the weekend, and all this crap melts she is going to be a real mess. I crate her at night inside, but I don't think restricting her movement is a good idea for long periods.
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#346698 - 01/19/18 11:44 PM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer]
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Just sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. I so hope she takes a big turn for the better soon.
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#346719 - 01/20/18 11:26 PM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Shilohsmom]
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I didn't kill her. It will probably come to that. Eventually, it pretty much always comes to that. But she is still mobile, and she is still eating good. What's the hurry? She doesn't seem to be in pain, and we have pred. If I think she is actually suffering, I will put her down. For now, we'll take it a day at a time. Thanks.
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#346720 - 01/21/18 09:35 AM Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer]
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Selzer, I know you are in limbo and that is a crappy place to be, but letting a dog go and releasing them from pain isn't killing them. Killing them is like what I read on a friends FB page that an owner of one of her pups did no training, the pup bit her son and then turned the dog over to the ACO at 8 months old and was put down.

Caring for your dogs as long as you can and they are still willing to do some activities isn't killing your dog.

With older dogs it is just a day by day situation. When their body can't any more it is time.
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