I didn’t perk up after Little Elvis and Miney visited…I stayed sleepy and down in the mouth.
I may or may not have had a small accident in the kitchen in the middle of the night…Far Side may have been
dead to the world sleeping real soundly and didn’t wake up for me….so if I did have an accident it is all her fault. For the record I have not had an accident since I was a puppy…oh there was that time in Indianna that Joe and Sue forgave me for….anyways…
Went to the Vet and as elderly dogs do I have multiple problems. It sucks to get old at least that is what Far Side says.
After the red and yellow tests… blood and pee work was done…I have a bladder infection, reduced kidney function but not alarming for my age, I am anemic no doubt from that bleeding hemorrhoid or a small bleed someplace else, (this vet verified that it is a hemorrhoid), and my liver function is all whacky…lots of bilirubin stuck in my liver.
I have three different medications to take twice a day. The Vet says I should feel better by Tuesday or I should come see her again…oh and I lost 12 pounds.
Far Side hides all the pills in pieces of cheese, she says she hopes I don’t get pancretitis and puke all over in copius amounts. She walks me in the middle of the night because I have to pee often.
The Vet says my heart and lungs sound great for an old Border Collie. Far Side sighed and said “I suppose it is highly unlikely that he will just sleep away some night?” The reply was “No probably not.”
A friend and me one day last week.
Sorry you're not doing so well. Hope the pills help.
Just keep doing the very best that you can! You are a beautiful dog, and I hope you and your people can enjoy every day that you have together.
Getting old is tough. Maybe we should all take our pills in little chunks of cheese! Hope yours make you feel better, Chance.
Sos sorry to hear you aren't feeling "up to snuff". Getting old sure blows. Feel better real soon as I know Far Side depends on you.
It sure isn't any fun getting older, is it Chance? You are sure lucky to have FS and FG around to take such good care of you. That's a lot of weight to have lost. I too hope you're back to normal soon.
Get better soon, Chance.
So sorry to hear - thinking of you Chance!
Getting old sucks. I'm watching my cat aging. He'll be 15 on Wednesday. I hope the medication helps and you are back to yourself. Take care.
Poor Chance, this getting old is a tricky business. Hope he feels better soon.
Oh, Chance! Mom and I hope you are feeling better. This getting old is getting old. Mom and I think. My says HUGS to You and to your Mom and Dad. Then Mom gave me a hug. Boomer.
It wasn't your fault. Getting old is hard, but harder when you're sick on top of it. I hope the hidden pills help and that you feel perkier soon. *hugs*
Keep at it chance. don't give up!
It's not easy getting old is it Chance. I'm glad you have such a loving family. And guess what - cooler weather will be here soon and that will perk you up!
I am so glad that they gave you tests so things can be corrected. Accidents happen when your sick and no one wants to listen. Barney has had a couple of accidents because his dad just didn’t get up for him to go outside. I know it is hard when you want to do the right thing, but sometimes it happens. I am glad you are taking your cheese like a good boy. Our vet gives Barney cheese to reward him but tells us not to feed him cheese. Get better soon good buddy.
Oh Chance, so sorry to hear you're feeling the effects of old age.
Oh Chance, I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well. It’s so hard to get old and not be able to talk to tell your mom and dad how you feel. I sure hope your medicine helps you and you’ll soon be feeling more perky. Blessings, Betsy
Our Golden Retriever Lucy is getting old just like you are, Chance. We use Pill Pockets which are like soft treats and Lucy loves them. Hope you all feel better soon.
I'm so sorry you are under the weather, Chance. I hope you are feeling better very soon.
Hope you feel better soon, and try to follow doctor's orders. I'm glad you live with Far Side, where you are treated so nice.
Aging dogs are so hard on our hearts. Sounds like you have a good vet. I pray that Chance just goes to sleep one day for his final nap and you don't have to make "the decision". It's so hard even if it is humane for them not to suffer. Praying he still has many great days ahead.
Morris had a great way of taking his pills. We bought some puree baby food, chicken flavor and I didn't even have to hide the pills, just put the smelly goo on the pill in a spoon and ...it was gone!
I sure hope Chance has some really great days coming too. Hugs.
Oh Chance, I am so sorry that you've been sick. I agree with Far Side that getting old sucks. It's just one thing thing after another. You are such a special boy. Hope you feel better real soon.
Oh, Connie & Gene....I just pray that there is no suffering for any of our old dogs when the time comes...bless you all.
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