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#347044 - 02/22/18 10:13 AM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
SeanRescueMom Offline
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Wonderful pics, Rosa, thanks for sharing. thumbup In the second one Eil looks like he's saying, "get out of my bed," to Kody. grin
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#347045 - 02/22/18 02:37 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Kody can be a pesky little brother that's for sure. I just love the way they interact.

I'm afraid to say it but it appears Eli is drinking more water lately. I'm going to keep an eye on it. He's also starting to loose his urine a little as he sleeps. Right now our next step is to wait and observe. I'm going to need some time to figure this out. Thankfully, he seems to be doing really well. He seems happy and enjoys his walks and time outside with Kody and I.
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#347066 - 02/27/18 06:14 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Just a quick update here on Eli. Thankfully, his increase in water consumption ended pretty quickly. I tend to think he's still passing small amounts of urine in his sleep, but clean up is a small price to pay when I get to share my days with such a dear sweet friend.

He's been wanting to take longer walks lately which is really nice. I just kind of go wherever he chooses in the neighborhood. He so enjoys those walks.

There is some exciting news. Last week I was determined to save all I could on his meds. I was paying $514.40 a month, but was actually able to get the bills down to $229.19, a savings of $285.21 per month happyboogie
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#347068 - 02/27/18 06:41 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
There is some exciting news. Last week I was determined to save all I could on his meds. I was paying $514.40 a month, but was actually able to get the bills down to $229.19, a savings of $285.21 per month happyboogie


That is big news! A savings of over $280 is no small change. wink Glad to hear Eli is taking longer walks and enjoying them. As long as he's a happy camper the small urine messes are tolerable.
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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
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Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005

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#347076 - 02/28/18 12:59 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
.... He so enjoys those walks. ....

happyboogie


Let the sun stream through that beautiful coat to warm this magnificent creature.

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#347077 - 02/28/18 04:58 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Mary Jane]
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Thank you both so much. Having Eli around is just such a gift. I know everything he does requires more effort for him but that little guy (yes, little guy) has a heart of gold.

As far as the savings on his meds, a big part of that is getting three of his meds through Walgreens Prescription Savings Club for pets. I got lucky when I called as the lady I first talked to told me about the plan. The next day when I went to sign up everyone was really confused about what I was talking about. I guess its not very well known at the Walgreens here in town. It took awhile but I was able to sign up for it. But I wanted to put that out there in case it helps someone else.

The other two I shopped around on line for the best price. I'm just thrilled with the outcome. Some of these drugs are so expensive but there was no way I was going to let my Eli down. The fact that he can still walk is huge. He gives me 110% every day, he deserves nothing less in return.

He is loosing some urine as he sleeps, but that's ok. I don't think its anything I need to fix, I just need to make sure he doesn't get a rash or something like that in case he lays in it too long.
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#347084 - 02/28/18 10:25 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
Having Eli around is just such a gift. I know everything he does requires more effort for him but that little guy (yes, little guy) has a heart of gold.


Yes, Eli still being here is definitely a gift and I know you don't take it for granted. Even if he does require more effort it's so well worth it especially as you said, he has a heart of gold. hugging

I remember when Sean was on cyclosporine I called everywhere to find the lowest price. At that time Costco gave me the best deal. It's nice to know that Walgreens offers a Prescription Savings Club for pets. Thanks for the tip!


Edited by SeanRescueMom (02/28/18 10:25 PM)
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Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005

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#347112 - 03/07/18 09:29 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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This morning when I took Eli for this walk, he was limping. But Eli limps as he walks all the time, it wasn't anything different. He didn't seem to want to walk far and that was fine, it's all about what he wants to do. Afterwards, we sat and laid together on the sidewalk in the front of our home. I fed him treats and rubbed his belly. We layed on our backs looking at the clouds. I just love time like this with my boy.

But I was massaging him and I noticed his left front leg was so much bigger than his right!!! I checked it really carefully and sure enough, it was nearly twice the size. I took him to the Vet who seemed to think it was a soft tissue issue. It didn't have the appearance of an abcess but she did put a small needle in it thinking if it was she would get pus out. Nothing came out.

They then did x rays which didn't reveil anything new.

The meds he normally takes are the same for this so there was nothing new given, She suggested I ice it which I have done once and will repeat when I get off here. The problem just now is he really had a hard time walking to his food bowl just now.

They shaved the area looking for bit marks but there were none. With this much swelling should I do more????
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#347113 - 03/07/18 11:10 PM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
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*****ADVISE NEEDED FOR ABOVE POST *****************************

I went on a bit too much but can my friends here check the above post and give me any thoughts you might have. Many thanks
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Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#347114 - 03/08/18 12:16 AM Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Rosa, I'm not sure what more you can do at this time. I'd go with Bigeloil horse liniment rather than ice because I wouldn't have to keep changing it or forget it and have frost bite (did that to myself once....)

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