Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Okay, I thought that it was time to go to the church for the first time. We had a senior Luther leauge meeting -- and I had to go to the park to hand out clues. So, Bu went with me. He was a HIT with a lot of kids at the park. My poor dog just needed a good 12 hand back rub! Then we went back to the church. He wasn't thrilled with me for being so over-protective! He couldn't crawl up on the couches...he couldn't run through the whole fellowship hall...he couldn't go into the kitchen...he couldn't get the tacos off the table! I know I know... I'm "mean!" But, he again was well loved and a big hit!
Then, one of the girls asked if I wanted to go see Indiana Jones at midnight. I said sure. (Remind me that I cannot function on 4-5 hours of sleep for so many nights in a row! Wasn't a problem staying up and watching the movie...but UGH work the next day! ick!) Anyways, I walk back into the house at 2am. I open the garage door, close the garage door, come into the mud room, go through the kitchen, walk down the hall, go all the way to my bedroom... There I find Bu. As I walk INTO the bedroom, he lifts his head and notices me. He then proceeds to go straight back to sleep. Not a single "what's going on" woof. Not even a huge great dane standing up on the bed and being alarmed. Nope. I don't have a gaurd dog at all. When does he bark "warnings?" Well, on ocassion something outside sets him off...and he proceed to bark, and hides behind ME! Yeah, I'm the alpha, but give me a break!
Thanks for all your prayers. Keep praying. We'll find out what to keep looking for and how much longer the neck brace stays on this week. If nothing gets better or worse, I'd still call it a success...but it would be nice to know that it will get a bit better too.
Monday, May 5, 2008
I wish I could have put the x-rays up on his blog -- WOW -- you could see how rounded off Bu's vertebrae were. Yes, indeed, it was what causes Wobblers. There was NO doubt in Dr. Durkes' mind. (Nor in mine after the x-rays....which I am glad that it was pretty obvious that something was going wrong. The ambiguity was pretty far removed.)Durkes -- and in an instant Bu was whisked away. *sniffle* Okay, probably for the best that I didn't have time to have an emotional good bye! We looked at the xrays and then talked about the procedure. Then, my mom and I had to waste time till about 1:30. There isn't that much shopping in Marion -- but we found some things!
Great News: Bu did very well...there was a lot of involvement on his right side, and lower neck -- but, the blood wasn't black there. (The darker the blood, the worse it is in that muscle.) He was shaved all the way down to his shoulders...but that's cause the skin moves so much. So, where we see the last needle holes, is not where the gold beads are!
Bu got up completely on his own. This is REALLY good. It sometimes takes getting the owners back there and trying to encourage the dogs to stand up -- who wants to be wearing a neck brace and trying to swing yourself up!? But, he was up and ready to go when we came to pick him up.
BUT -- what he REALLY REALLY wanted -- was to go OUTSIDE! My poor boy was being so noble and held his bladder. We got to the grass outside, and I swear he pee'd for about 5 minutes! Honestly! HE HAD TO GO!!!