Seems like ages since we posted! 2017 was a year , an annis horribilis, if you will for both the two leggers and four leggers in the pack.
After Dad's mom died, he and WHN became quite ill with recurring infections- Dad battled e Coli while WHN battled various female issues. On top of that, Tasha was diagnosed with a lump on her liver that needs an MRI (still) and Sweetie lost the use of her rear legs. Snoopy now has what appears to be a cataract on his left eye, and Anna Rose is still her roly poly self and the light of her Daddy's life.
In late October, Sweetie had what appeared to be a large lump on her right rear butt, and off to the vet we went! Until today, that has been quite a roller coaster ride- the lump was removed, and a week later she tore out the stitches! More surgery needed. Then when those stitches were removed, it was discovered that the lump had come back and was larger than before. More surgery again! Now we had the fun of watching her heal- slowly and with constant leaking that the vet could not control. We took her in to have her stitches removed and found that she had a gaping hole in its place. Instead of stitching it up, we were sent home by the vet with a spray to use. The following Monday the other vet in the practice called and had us come in- he removed some of the excess skin and stitched her up and we went home again
Today, her stitches finally came out! On top of that, Sweetie is able to walk! She looks like a drunken kangaroo, but she can get up and walk