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I Went to Visit Harley tonight

August 8th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Since the wake and funeral for my Mom are tomorrow and Friday, I went to see Harley tonight. I was shocked!

My once energetic grumpy old man is so disoriented I can't believe it. I know he is blind in his right eye and he hasn't had anymore seizures, but he has problems walking. They have him on Tramadol (morphine) and the ER Vet said it was more than likely that Harley was heavily sedated to keep him quiet so his herniated disk can heal.

My poor Dude gave me kisses on the nose and wagged his tail but that's about it. We took him out on the grass and sat with him for about 5 minutes, he peed and pooped but then started shivering again. So, back inside for cuddles and then I handed him back.

I saw the eye exam results from the opthomologist and his left eye is just fine, his right still has no manace reaction and his tear values are very low. (not sure what that's about but he gets serious eye goobers now).

Harley will be staying at the hospital until Saturday night after I drive my daughter to the airport (she has been with me all week for her Grandma's funeral). I will try and see if Harley can manage, but if the way he looks now is any indication, I will have to re-evaluate what I want to do. At this point, he looks like he has no quality of's killing me....:cry:

I miss my Dude.....

August 8th, 2007, 09:35 PM
aww :cry: poor Harley, what was the prognosis the vet gave you?

I know sees them doped up is quiet a shock but it is better to prevent him from hurting his back more

:grouphug: :grouphug: :goodvibes: :fingerscr :grouphug:

August 8th, 2007, 09:37 PM
There is no prognosis at this point...... They haven't ruled anything out (or in.....) The next step is a CT Scan but they said there is no rush for that. They said I could bring him home and see how he does. He isn't on any anti-seizure medication and has had no more seizures.

I just don't know what to do.....:shrug:

August 8th, 2007, 09:38 PM
I am so sorry you are going though all this

please except my hugs and well wishes and will keep you and harley in my prayers

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
:pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:
I don't have the good vibes icon but I will send all I can for you

August 8th, 2007, 10:18 PM
I just don't know what to do.....:shrug:

:sad: I'm so sorry. I would bring him home and see what happens. :fingerscr :grouphug:

August 8th, 2007, 10:31 PM
OMG, HarleyBuster, I just read your other thread. I'm so sorry for all the grief you're going through :grouphug: Such a difficult time. My condolences to you and to your family.

And poor little Harley. I hadn't realized that he had blasto? We are near areas where blastomycosis is endemic and it's a big worry. :fingerscr and :pray: that all works out well for you! :grouphug:

August 8th, 2007, 10:33 PM
I think you don't need to think about any of this until after the funeral services. Harley is safe and relatively well where he is now. You can think about a CT scan later. You can only deal with so much at one time. As Harley is safe and relatively well, you can and should concentrate on honouring your memory of your mother. Be gentle with yourself. :grouphug:

August 9th, 2007, 07:41 AM
hazelpackrunner....yes Harley had blasto in Jan 2006 and in May he was given the OK! Blasto is extremely rare where I live, my Vet had never seen a case and the specialist had only seen a couple. Everyone was amazed that Harley survived his bout with blasto (the little Dude even had an artricle in the newspaper about his problems). Harley is a tough little guy but this seems so overwhelming right now...

mmummummum.... I know, from now until Saturday my main focus will be on my Mom but Harley will still be on my mind.

I am hoping that once they wean him off the tramadol he will be able to function a bit better.

We will see what happens...

Thank you everyone for your support and means a lot to me. :pray:

August 9th, 2007, 08:45 AM
Well, lets hope there's some good news on Harley this weekend. Life always seems to want to throw everything at you all at once sometimes. You've had a horrible time of it lately. Fingers crossed you get some good news now. :fingerscr


August 9th, 2007, 10:39 AM
I spoke with the Vet and she said that Harley had been given tramadol about an hour before we visited and he was "probably seeing pink elephants". They will start weaning him off the medication, only once a day starting today to see how he does.

Jim Hall
August 9th, 2007, 11:25 AM
lol you know they should have tranqulisers at the vets for the humans too