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Just being honest

July 10, 2013

Called the doc this morning. He wanted to wait and see how the ensure reacted with Chuck and if we could get him hydrated at home before we did iv bags. Here’s a couple of things to report:

his urine looks healthier. It’s not as dark.
He still won’t eat.
lowering the tramadol dose was a bad idea. Hes definitely aching today so upped his dose back to original.
The back leg issue? His paw clearly has a little sore between his toes. Cleaned that off. Watching that.
He seems displeased with the taste or something when he drinks? Is there something going on with his throat? Who knows.

We will definitely be back at the vet tomorrow most likely to get all the above assessed and fluids.

I’ve also pretty much resolved with myself that unless the fluids help and there is noticeable relief soon I think we are going to call this a great effort but not continue to put chuck through any more days of stress and pain. I just can’t see him like this any more. Hes not happy. And that’s not fair to him. I hope I have some positive news to update with soon. but I have to have a plan in place as these days have been miserable on him. Can this turn around? sure. I believe anything is possible. I tell him I love him every day. I’ve been taking him on his car rides and just letting him have his space to rest.

3 Responses to “Just being honest”

  1. benny55 said:

    keeping paws crossed for you both…..left a brief note on other thread. Tazzie had some goodisight

    ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  2. lorimomofasaint said:

    Thanks sally 🙂 I agree with tazzies post. And everyone’s for that matter.:) you are right. If chuck gave me an ounce just a tiny ounce that he could pull through this eating thing I’d be willing to work more at this. Hes Just been so so bad lately especially yesterday that we thought we wouldn’t even have to make a decision. He was a tiny bit Perkier today. Achier though. Could be one of many reasons though. I want this to turn around. I really do. I can’t imagine that we did this just to hurt him more. Granted we got a few extra walks in and we have had a month with him that was ok minus his tummy issues. I pray so hard for a better tomorrow. And if not I guess we’ll make it better. I’ve made peace with this illness and our fate. The rest is to be determined I guess 🙂 Thanks again for always being such an inspirational support. Everyone who had taken the time to listen to help to not judge me. I can’t thank you guys enough.

  3. benny55 said:

    this is a safe place with no jidgement.

    Everythig you are doing is FOR Chuck………not TO Chuck and he knows that:-)

    I am glad you have an optimisric vet…tat’s a good balance………just wish he’d get him off the deramax for a few days and give him PRED!! 🙂 🙂

    Ooooops! Double oops! Didn’t mean to say that…..it just slipped out:-) I’m NOT a vet! Oh dear, did I just make a “judgement” about the vet and pred?? Twenty lashes with a wet sloppy St. Bernard tonfue for me!! And that’s not a bad “punishment” at all

    Keep us posted and keep spoiling your boy……and be easy on yourself!

    Lots of love,

    Sally and Happy Hannah



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