Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lizzy.....

It's been a very stressful couple of weeks......hence the non posting. A week and a half ago I noticed that Lizzy looked like she was losing weight, she was eating enough but I changed up her menu a bit to give her some more food. No change so I started following her when she went out to do her business and noticed that starting last week it looked like it wasn't processing at all. I had to go out with the scoop to pick it up immediately because the other dogs thought it was food and it smelled like food. Took her to the vet Monday........turns out she can't process anything because her pancreas is not producing enzymes.....she is in fact starving to death. When I first noticed these problems a few months ago she was 52 lbs. now she is 35 lbs. We put her on enzymes 3 or 4 days ago, but so far no change. I'm going to call the vet tomorrow to see how long it takes....I was hoping it would already be working. The next step....well I think you know what that is.....there is none. I'm trying to be very optimistic.....I never cry or get negative in front of her or the other dogs. But things are not happy here..................



The positive is that she's not in any pain and is still playing with everyone and seems happy.............


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kriser's.....

We have been spending a lot of weekends at a new place, Kriser's. It's next to a Whole Foods, we get a lot
of traffic. We've been there for three Saturday's already and have had a couple of dogs adopted.....that's great for us!!! I have a ton of pics.....so this will be mostly those. I will report on our various adoptions later.....enjoy!!!
Cherokee having a great Saturday afternoon!!!!
Beautiful Spock....he was a little nervous at first....but got happier as the day went by!!
This is Merlin....he was adopted a couple of years ago....he came out to say Hi!!!!
Kloe, Gunter...he has a new family, Wayne...resting, he has a new family too....Cherokee with his back to you!!!!


Wayne....will report on his new family soon!!!!
Daddy-O......he found his new family that day!!!!
Calypso.....he looks great, was covered in mange when we got him!!!
We hope for many more adoptions......we are working hard for that!!!!
Have a wonderful evening.....thanks for all the love sent Lizzy's way!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another Lizzy Update........

I'm finally going to be posting my blog again. I've made a decision about Lizzy that is right for both of us and I need to move on.

So happy to be home......sunning herself!!!

She was glad to get out of the hospital!!!!

Her crazy flotation device!!!

I've never seen a cone like this......

So relaxed........
 Lizzy had her surgery and they removed a four inch tumor.......the cancer cells in other parts of her body are the problem. When I left A&M a week ago the doc told me she had 3 to 6 months to live and that I should put her on chemo. I truthfully didn't understand that, if she's terminal then why chemo. I had an appointment last week with my doc and she had an oncologist come in to look over the file and give me some advice. I had pretty much decided that chemo was a no go, but wanted to hear what they had to say. The oncologist told me Lizzy wasn't a great fit for chemo , almost every problem she's had in the last few years has had to do with her gut, she said it would probably make her sicker and I would end her life sooner.......while making her miserable. My doc just wants to monitor her every month to see how it goes. Right now Lizzy is back to being Lizzy, she's fooling around with the other dogs and being her old self. I believe I made the right decision. Have any of you been here.......curious as to what you did in a case like this.........


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lizzy Update.......

When I wrote last I thought it was over for Lizzy  this has been a terrible month, a couple of docs said she wouldn't make it through surgery but in the end I took my vet's advice and took Lizzy to the teaching hospital at Texas A&M, one of the best around. Today she had surgery and she made it through just fine......they removed a 4 inch mass off her duodenum......but looks like she might have more of them. She might have some problems over the long haul with pancreatitis and we won't know if the mass is cancerous for another 3 or 4 days. Keep good thoughts.....still very worried for my girl and I hope I haven't made things worse for her.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Super bad news.......

Lizzy.....my girl is dying. She has a horrible tumor.....the chances of her recovering from surgery are so slim. I know she is a nine year old girl......but still consider my baby. I have to make some decisions.....so unhappy that's why I haven't been online......wish me luck........

Friday, July 11, 2014

Unleashed.....

Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th!!! Last Saturday we went to Unleashed again....they were having an adoption event....with lots of rescues, Boxers, Poodles, Basset Hounds, Kitties and us. They set it up outside and although it was hot we had a lot of fun!!! We brought the usual suspects.......
Wayne enjoying ice cream......

Daddy-O....

Daddy-O enjoying his ice cream.....

Wayne getting a big hug from Denise!!!!
Wayne and Daddy-O are just so good at shows and they really enjoy the attention!!! We had an additional dog this time that we had never met before, Deacon. Our friend , Michelle, took him right from animal control to foster....he had a broken pelvis that needed surgery....she took him to have the surgery and has been working with him ever since. He's just a puppy and the surgeon said the breaks were inflicted by whoever had him before.....I'll never get it!!!!

That's what he looked like right after surgery.......here's what he looked like last week...... He was having a great time playing with Wayne....


We also had some visitors that had come to our fundraiser.....
Angel and Zane.....

Angel getting tangled up!!!!
Angel and Zane with their Dad, Gary!!! All the dogs had a great time and we did too......hopefully we can get all these kids adopted.....they will all be going to Reliant next weekend.
If you are in the Houston area come by and say hi...we will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday in booth 815.....
Have a wonderful evening.........

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th!!!!!

 Hope everyone is having a safe and fun 4th of July!!! No real post for today , but the kids wanted to wish you one too!!!

I put a red bandanna on everyone...Tank couldn't be bothered to move from his nap.....

Had to follow TJ all over the house.....

Lizzy said no to the bandanna......she will only do the Christmas thing.....

Faith is always happy to help Mom.....this was only one shot.....she loves the camera!!!!

Be careful out there...and please keep the four-legged kids safe!! I'm in an area that allows fireworks everywhere...so we'll be staying in tonight......
Have a nice evening!!!!