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Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018- a New Year and new leaf for us

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

4 comments:

Millie and Walter said...

You sure have had a tough time lately. We have our paws crossed that things turn around for you soon.

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Well you all have had your hands (and paws) full of terrible stuff to deal with the past few months. I wonder - if maybe somehow, there was pressure and pain building on Sweetie's spine - first internal then it became external with that lump. The vet was finally able to get it all cleaned up/out - any infection gone which in turn relieved the pressure on poor Sweetie's spine and now she can walk since the pain is gone. I wonder if her walking will improve as she uses those back legs more?

I am so sorry to hear about Snoopy and his cataract. I pray it doesn't get any worse. My little Angel Oreo developed cataracts in both eyes several years before he crossed the Bridge - didn't slow him down one bit. He had them in both eyes - one worse than the other - they weren't interfering in his daily activities at all or his quality of life. I still would have loved to have them removed but way out of my financial ability.

Please keep us informed about little Tasha - poor baby. How is she doing? Sending POTP.

How is Geoff doing now - sure hope he is better. I have never had E Coli but I have read enuf medical records and heard enuf about it to know it is an awful infection and hard to get rid of. ?Was he home from work much - bet Anna Rose love that if he was. And how are you doing now - read your status on FB today - WOW - all the goodies you made - I couldn't do that on a day I feel good. Hope all is on the mend now and things will quiet down a bit.
Mom Kim

How Sam Sees It said...

Wow! Surgeries that don't heal are definitely no fun. We hope 2018 is a brighter year for you.

Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

Lovable Lily said...

We are so happy 2017 is finally over. It's been a miserable year for both our families.

Hugs,
Muffin