Charlie

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  1. DonM

    DonM Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Here's hoping Charlie is doing better.
     
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    Prayers and mojo sent for Charlie!
     
  3. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ALL for the mojo!

    Charlie's doing well. It was a pretty big seizure, but she's one tough ass b. I wasn't home when it happened, though I'm told she had a laser focus and determination. Only a little bit of panic at first, and then she just decided okay I'm gonna push my way through this, and did it. As soon as it was over, she stood right up and went about her day like nothing happened.

    She got chicken hearts and gizzards for dinner last night and she'll get some steak tonight. She eats very well, and as clean as we can keep her diet. Some of it is local grown meat as well, fresh from our neighbor who owns a cattle ranch. She is quite old though, maybe 15. Teeth are heavily worn down but they've been cleaned. She was a rescue from the side of a road, and she has 3 bad legs! Back two have hip displasia from poor breeding, and front left has been mangled and healed "L" crooked. But wouldn't you believe she walks (hops) around and rough houses with other dogs like she doesn't even notice.

    When we first got her, she was nearly blind and couldn't smell much of anything unless it was within 6 inches of her. She wouldn't move except to eat or use the restroom. But proper care has brought a lot of her eyesight and smell back, and now she's up and alert all day and goes outside for fun frequently.

    Fortunately several folks in the neighborhood have a high level of expertise in animal healthcare. My uncle even founded one of the best pet hospitals in the area. Pet care is deep in my family as well, the dog that I grew up with did children's theater and then retired into an old folks home to keep them soothed.

    Here's Charlie sleeping last night

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    Sleeping this morning

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    Waking up this morning

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    Back from a morning stroll

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    Mojo sent and go Charlie!
     
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    I’m glad to hear she pulled through!
     
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    Great news! Sending continued mojo and wellwishes. for continued progress for Charlie!
     
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    A little late, Ian @PsychoCid , but glad she´s doing well and recovering!
     
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    I hate it when animals suffer. I'm glad she pulled through. More pats.
     
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    Mojo sent out to Charlie.
     
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    One of my little dogs used to have seizures. The first time it happened scared the hell out of me. She was panicking, I was panicking, I didn't know what to do so I just held her and talked to her. After a few minutes, she just stood up, said "I'm fine now" and went on like nothing happened.

    I think a lot of dogs have these seizures. Hope your dog is better.
     
  11. LessPawl

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    Cid, she looks like a super sweetie pie. So glad to hear she's okay. The first dog we had after getting married had a seizure one night. I'd never seen a dog experience that before. Needless to say, it scared the sh*t out of us. Doc put her on phenobarb (low dose) and she lived a good long life. Man that was a long time ago. I'm an old bastage. Anyway, happy for you and Charlie, brother.
     
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    I echo these sentiments!
     
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    Great for you, Charlie. Keep on keepin' on.
     
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    So HAPPY for Charlie!!
     
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    Yay Charlie, my Charlie had some of the same stuff, plus pakriatis, got over that, but has been on a wf diet ever since, wild rice, and lean good meat, rare if its beef. 14 yrs old and doing well
     
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    Mojo coming for Charlie and you!

    Matt
     
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    Even more doggie mojo coming her way!
     
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    Went thru this with our Boxer dog "Bandit" repeatedly for 10 months. Vet told us two things; he had a tumor upstairs and as a result it will cause "electric misfires" between the hemispheres of the brain. Had him on meds for that whole time but at 11.5 years old he had beaten the odds for longevity of his breed and ultimately we had to do what we had to do as his quality of life was becoming terrible.

    We don't have children and HE made us a family. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him and I tear up.

    My best advice? Take the dog to the vet. They can do tests and x-rays to see if there are any issues which can be addressed.

    Yeah it will cost you money but ask yourself this: "What are you willing to pay for unconditional love?"

    Major Mojo on the way. :)
     

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    missed this yesterday, mojo sending.

    when my bud Otto had an episode earlier this spring, I had scheduled an appointment with the vet for the next day. I came home at lunch to find he had passed peacefully. I like to think he did it to save me from myself, because I would have spent anything on him.

    My experience with his sister needing to go to the Emergency Vet and doing what was probably silly given hind sight, would not have swayed my judgement either. I did get another week with her to cuddle, love, and pamper her so all in all not a bad trade.

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