Positive thoughts for my little pal


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colin said...

Some of you know my weiner dog Delicious. Some of you know at least that I have a dog. If you don't, now you do.

She's had to stay at the hospital overnight because the cartilage between her last rib-supporting vertebrae and her first lumbar vertebrae is calcified, and the area has become inflamed, putting her in pain that is severe enough that whe won't eat or go to the bathroom or even walk around.

They have been giving her steroid treatments to bring the inflammation down, but the morning staff doctor called me this morning to say that her motor responses are still slower than they'd like, and I may have to take her to a specialist, which may result in spine surgery.

I will find out for sure when the vet on her case comes in today at noon.

I guess I just ask that if you're going to have some good thoughts today, think of my little D running in the tall grass, burrowing into a pile of dirty laundry, or barking at her own farts. Pray if that's your thing, otherwise, just keep your fingers crossed.

Thanks everyone.

6/09/2006 7:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

hey colin, sorry to hear about D. I have a weiner dog named Frank, and I thought he was the only one that was that color. He's starting to darken up like yours on his back and ears. He doesn't bark at his farts, but he likes to chew on his tail. Hope D feels better soon.


6/09/2006 2:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good luck with the pooch, keep us informed.


6/09/2006 7:53 PM  
colin said...

At roughly 11:45 p.m. EST Friday, Delicious was sent to run in the tall grass in the sky. Her conditioned had worsened to the point of permanently paralyzing her back legs, and a prohibitively expensive surgery had less than a 50% chance of repairing her anyway. Though her condition was not fatal, she would have required constant care that my wife and I wold not have been able to provide, nor would it have been a life any dog would enjoy.

Thanks for the comments, guys.

My hands still smell like her.

6/10/2006 12:34 AM  
herpetologigirl said...

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6/10/2006 12:00 PM  
herpetologigirl said...

Oh, Colin. . . I'm so sorry. Poor puppy. . . at least she is no longer in pain.

I just hate to hear about dogs dying. It always makes me cry.

Big internet hugs,

6/10/2006 12:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

sorry colin. Frank is my second dog, my first was a golden retriever, who lived to be 16 before being put down. Bad hips, and a tumor in her mouth.

I'm sure D is doing a lot better now. How old was she?

feel better champ.


6/10/2006 12:46 PM  
colin said...

She was almost 5.

Thanks for the comments.

6/10/2006 1:07 PM  
Michiel said...

that's nature,

but it still sucks ass.

6/12/2006 3:50 AM  
Anonymous said...

Cradled in our arms, my wife and I have sent two of our companiions on ahead to the Rainbow Bridge..

It doesn't ever get easy.

I am aitting here having been reminded that the memory does not go away.

6/12/2006 1:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

i just wanted you to know i miss you. :( lol, hope things are well


7/13/2006 1:25 AM  

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