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Ari
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Posted - 19 Sep 2017 :  7:23:33 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Those who saw my kidney dog posts know that Dex has health issues. Now 16 yrs he has had kidney disease for 3 yrs however it hasn't effected him at all or got worse other than it limits pain meds for his old joints so has Cimalgex. He also has dementia so has meds for that.
To be honest I wouldn't disagree with anybody that thinks ok time to say enough, however this is one terrific terrier who eats well, sleeps well, enjoys a run down hill and a tootle round his fields at his own pace.
He's only small so not heavy to carry if he's tired or can't do the stairs, while ever them eyes show quality of life, he enjoys his food and is please when I come home then all good.

Edited by - Ari on 14 Nov 2017 5:58:38 PM
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FireLight
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Posted - 19 Sep 2017 :  8:21:22 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dexter is a very lucky lad to have you but then I bet you think you are lucky to have him! Enjoy your time together, however long that may be.

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Ari
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Posted - 19 Sep 2017 :  9:19:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, the love we have is very special the little terrier and me. He can't live forever, yes there will be tears that will greet a rescue dog into my home x

Edited by - Ari on 23 Sep 2017 6:27:16 PM
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sab2
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Posted - 23 Sep 2017 :  7:13:38 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ari he is so lucky to have you as his mummy, we get do much fun from our animals but they also break our heArts when we have to say goodbye. Yesterday I had to say goodbye to e of my old sheep Cracker, sobbed as the vet pts,, before he did I asked him to double check I was doing the right thing which he confirmed . To some she was just a sheep, to me she was a family member who we loved and enjoyed. I also am trying to prepare myself to say goodbye to my Arab mare, she looks fantastic but sadly she's not sound and her eyesight is such that she now only see,s fuzz, I am dreading it but know it has to be done.big hugs to Dexter from me and Percy who luckily is doing very well with his Addison's disease .


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FireLight
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Posted - 24 Sep 2017 :  12:02:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FireLight to your friends list Send FireLight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear about Cracker but no doubt she was one pampered sheep living with you. Our animals bring us so much joy and happiness but also a lot of heartache but life would but very sad without a furry to love. x

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Ari
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Posted - 24 Sep 2017 :  5:25:02 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Sally I am so pleased that Percy is doing good. To have to say goodbye to any oldie who's been part of your life and family is heartbreaking however somehow we know the time is right and take some comfort from that. A physically healthy horse like your lady however old with disabilities compromising quality of life is even harder on the mind and heart. A horse however domesticated has to be able to enjoy life and for a horse sight and ability to move freely is a huge thing.
They all give so much happiness, companionship and love I dread the pain of loosing however it will never stop me sharing my love xxx

Edited by - Ari on 24 Sep 2017 5:28:34 PM
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sab2
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Posted - 05 Nov 2017 :  8:32:23 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How's Dexter doing Ari, hope he's still going strong. I shot myself in the foot by saying Percy was doing well, we are presently trying to save his eyes. We have been backwards and forwards to specialists and they think ( not 100%) that his immune system is fighting against itself. He's just about blind now but we are praying that they can save at least some of his eyesight but they are not very hopeful. Poor boys on 22tablets and drops nine times a day. I get up with him during the night as he's on 80mg steriods so drinking lots of water, feel very helpless and cannot explain to him when he cannot see, I have to hold his collar when we go out for a wee as he walks into things. I am hoping Dex is ok , you have been quiet and that makes me worry.

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Ari
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Posted - 06 Nov 2017 :  6:01:19 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear your news about Percy, I so hope the vets can save some of his sight. Dex is doing ok, still has quality of life, eating well, happy when I come home and enjoys going for a tootle in the fields. Thinking back 3yrs I was heartbroken when he was diagnosed with kidney failure however he has got no worse in all that time. It's his brain (dementia) that will get him not his kidneys. There are times he drives me barmy, good job I love him so much.
His eyesight has been poor for years so could well be blind, his was slow onset and it's been a shock to Percy however the possitive is dogs do adapt remarkably well.
Dolly my Cokerpoo had an auto immune problem that needed a course of steroids 2 years ago and she too drank and ate so much. They did the job though so all paws, hooves and fingers crossed for Percy.
Keep in touch, I will check this forum x
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sab2
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Posted - 08 Nov 2017 :  6:01:42 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So pleased he's doing well. Sadly cannot say the same for Percy, specialists can offer no futher treatment to help his eyes and my options are to remove both his eyes or pts. Of course pts is not an option so he is booked in tomorrow for surgery and he will be allowed home Friday night. I am heartbroken for him, he's only five and has gone through so much with his Addison's. But nothing we can do but try to help him adapt and try to be positive for him. They think he may also lose his hearing poor boy

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Ari
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Posted - 10 Nov 2017 :  1:15:05 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What sad news, will be thinking about you and Percy today. Hoping for a quick recovery and the best possible outcome in that he adapts well.
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sab2
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Posted - 13 Nov 2017 :  9:39:24 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well he had his op on Thursday to remove his eyes. I have to say I was dreading it but I brought him home Friday night and he's doing well considering. Back at vets tomorrow to check on stitches etc and am hoping they will slowly start to reduce the steriods he's on as I am having to get up during the night to take him out for a wee.

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Ziadomira
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Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  4:57:44 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ziadomira to your friends list Send Ziadomira a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thinking of you both and praying for poor Percy as well. Seems like lots of doggies in my prayers. St Francis will be busy
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Ari
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Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  5:57:23 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I,ve renamed "our post" Glad Percy is doing as well as expected. I've had a Google (as I'm sure you have) and lots of help/ advice. One thing stuck .... "Dogs adapt and deal with blindness better than owners expect as they live in the moment with no sense of loss". Sight maybe our top sense however its third for a dog behind smell and hearing.
Percy is a tough chap surrounded by so much love and care a I am sure he will do well.
Keep us updated
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sab2
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Posted - 15 Nov 2017 :  9:41:03 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have joined a page on FB for blind dogs and they ha e been e er so helpful and supportive, lots of blind doggies on there , one is deaf, blind and only three legs. It's amazing how they cope. How's Dexter doing, hope he's feeling well, Percy sends him a lick and a tail wag.

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Ari
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Posted - 16 Nov 2017 :  6:52:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dex is doing good, what a grand old chap he eats so well, always happy and overcomes his disabilities with such enthusiasm and determination he amazes me as I am sure Percy will you.
Dexter and me say go Percy you can do it pal xxxx


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sab2
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Posted - 17 Nov 2017 :  8:50:17 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad he's feeling well, clever boy Dexter. Percy had a relapse yesterday and I rushed him to vets, they have changed his antibiotics and also given him some tablets to help with his bladder and today he seems a bit happier.

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