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Gizmo's Eye - I am so scared, worried and sad

Elizabeth Ann
June 23rd, 2008, 09:25 PM
On Thursday Gizmo was up to his normal self and was picking on Tonka. I guess Gizmo pulled the last straw and Tonka just could take it anymore and knocked Gizmo on his butt.

Gizmo didn't yelp or anything just got up and went on his chair.

The next day when I got home from work (Mark had the day off) I came in the house and only Tonka and Eddie welcomed me home. I looked for Gizmo and found him laying down moping.

Mark had found ANOTHER stray dog in our complex and had him/her in the house for two seconds while he got a leash and the phone to call the number on the tag. I/We thought right away that he was just being a suck thinking that he thought we were bring home yet another dog. So I picked him up to sort of console him and notices that one of his eyes had some gew around it. I took him into the bathroom and wiped it clean but didn't notice anything really wrong with it.

Unfortunately I had to leave about ten minutes later because I was driving two girls to a stagette up in Sauble Beach (one of those girls was the bride-to-be).

I asked Mark to keep a close eye on him and let me know if anything changed.

I called and check in at home while I was away and nothing had changed (Mark said he thought MoMo was getting a little better).

When I got home on Sunday I brought my stuff into the house and started looking for MoMo. I found him and his eye goop was worse. I ask Mark again how he did over the weekend and Mark said fine. I told him that I was going to make a vet appointment for Monday (today).

We went to the vet and apparently his retna is torn. The vet said it was pretty deep and he could lose his eye. I started balling right then and there. My poor little guy. I am so very very said and very worried.

The vet gave us some eye drops and I have to put them in every two hours (for the next 12 hours). Then I have to put the drops in four times a day for the next ten days. This means I might have to find some one to take care of him during the day (and I can't think of ANYONE) or I have to see if I can take him to work for the next four days.

I really wish I had canceled my trip up north and took him to the vet right away, but I didn't think it was as bad as it really is.

Gizmo is a bit of a drama queen and will play "I am hurt" all the time, or mope around if he doesn't get his way. I really didn't think it was as bad as it is when I left.

I am so scared that he will lose his eye.

jealma
June 23rd, 2008, 09:30 PM
I am so sorry your little guy is hurt. Lets hope the drops for the eye manage to do some wonders and he gets to keep the eye. I am sure you are just torn up inside, I know I would be too. I hope you figure out what you'll do for a sitter. I'll keep your little ones in my prayers,, and you to for peace of mind... let us know how things work out. :-)

ancientgirl
June 23rd, 2008, 09:37 PM
Poor little guy! Hopefully the drops will help get his retna strong and maybe help it repair itself. If that's possible. I also hope you are able to take him to work. Are you in a small office or something? Hopefully him being there won't be a big issue.

I'll keep him in my thoughts and pray he gets some good news. When does he go back to the vet for another assessment?

Elizabeth Ann
June 23rd, 2008, 09:46 PM
The vet didn't say anything about seeing him again but I am going to make an appointment anyways for a week Wednesday.

The vet said there is a chance that it can heal it's self. The drops are to help any infection that may or could set in.

I am sitting here looking at him and crying... I am just so sad and he is so young.

If it wasn't month end at work I would ask to work from home.

I think I might call my boss first thing in the morning and not ask but tell him that I am working from home. I can't leave my baby, I just can't.

Jim Hall
June 23rd, 2008, 09:56 PM
if the meds are for infection, maybe ask your vet if is would be ok to skip one during the day ask your vet first DOnt beat up yourself, it sounded like you couldnt have stopped it in the first place

angeldogs
June 23rd, 2008, 09:58 PM
Poor thing i do hope his retna heals up on it's own.and the drops work.
:fingerscr your boss lets you work from home or take him to work with you.

Sending good thoughts and vibes gizmo's eye heals quickly

Elizabeth Ann
June 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM
The one good thing is that MoMo is up to 9.4 lbs. That is great since before we started feeding raw (about six months ago) I couldn't get him over 8 lbs if my life depending on it.

angeldogs
June 23rd, 2008, 10:05 PM
The one good thing is that MoMo is up to 9.4 lbs. That is great since before we started feeding raw (about six months ago) I couldn't get him over 8 lbs if my life depending on it.

That good.raw did that for jag till he stop digesting bone then switched back to kibble

ancientgirl
June 23rd, 2008, 10:06 PM
If you can work from home then go for it. I know it's hard, but try not to let him see you upset. Animals really pick up on our energy and feelings. He needs you to be strong for him, and don't treat him any differently. I've heard it's important for animals who have been injured to have a sense of normalcy.

Elizabeth Ann
June 23rd, 2008, 10:10 PM
If you can work from home then go for it. I know it's hard, but try not to let him see you upset. Animals really pick up on our energy and feelings. He needs you to be strong for him, and don't treat him any differently. I've heard it's important for animals who have been injured to have a sense of normalcy.

I never thought of that - thanks for that advise. I have totally been treating him special. Honestly - it's hard not to.

14+kitties
June 23rd, 2008, 10:11 PM
Sending :goodvibes: for Gizmo's Eye. I hope it heals properly. Poor baby.

Shaykeija
June 24th, 2008, 12:54 AM
Do not skip any doses of eye meds. Miss Tyra went through this and it took over a month for it to heal. I had to do the drops every 4 hours for the whole month. Did he say this was a cornea ulcer or a torn retina? Good luck with your fur baby.:grouphug:

TeriM
June 24th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Hope the drops fix his eye :fingerscr:fingerscr. Don't beat yourself up to much about not taking him in earlier :grouphug:. Dogs can be so strong and stoic about their pain that is often hard to tell if things are bad :sad:.

Elizabeth Ann
June 24th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Do not skip any doses of eye meds. Miss Tyra went through this and it took over a month for it to heal. I had to do the drops every 4 hours for the whole month. Did he say this was a cornea ulcer or a torn retina? Good luck with your fur baby.:grouphug:

I am working from home today and I am going to email my HR manager to see if I can bring him to work for the rest of the week. I think it's going to be a slim change that I can't but I have to ask.

I am not sure if it's a cornea or a retina thing. Honestly once she said he could lose his eye the rest was all blank.

I am going to do everything I can to make sure he gets ever last drop of this meds into his eye as the doctor said. I just hope I am not putting my job at risk.

I am a sale manager for a large company - they just think that I am a number, let alone caring about my dog.

ancientgirl
June 24th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Do you live close to your home? If you have to do 4 times a day, you can put some in the morning, come home at lunch time, put in the second set, then when you come home in the evening put the third, and then before you go to bed the 4th. Are they timed to be put in every 2 or 4 hours? Perhaps you can rearrange your work schedule just for the next few days.

Elizabeth Ann
June 24th, 2008, 11:13 AM
I work about an hour away from home so that's not doable. I was just about to email my HR Manager but I am scared of the answer.

ancientgirl
June 24th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Is there any way perhaps you can take him to the vet's office and have him there while you are at work? I know it's probably an added expense, but if they were able to keep him there while you were at work, they can medicate him then you can pick him up on the way home and take over.

Elizabeth Ann
June 24th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Is there any way perhaps you can take him to the vet's office and have him there while you are at work? I know it's probably an added expense, but if they were able to keep him there while you were at work, they can medicate him then you can pick him up on the way home and take over.

I was thinking about it... plus he isn't letting me put the drops in anymore. Before his eye was frozen so he didn't feel the pain. Now the pain is back and he wants nothing to do with me getting close to it. I think I am going to call them.

ancientgirl
June 24th, 2008, 12:15 PM
I just finished several days of putting drops in Czarina's eye, and I know, it's not easy at all! Plus, it makes you feel like they aren't going to trust you for a while because you have to hold them down and keep them still for that.

It doesn't hurt to ask the vet if they can do that for you. Like I said, it might be an added expense, but at least you will know someone is putting the drops in his eye.

Elizabeth Ann
June 24th, 2008, 04:12 PM
My boss and HR Manager have said I can bring the little guy to work with me. This is great.

ancientgirl
June 24th, 2008, 04:23 PM
That's fantastic news!:highfive:

Elizabeth Ann
June 24th, 2008, 04:29 PM
That's fantastic news!:highfive:

Totally, and since my BF works at the same place he can come to my office and help me with the eye drops.

I am totally on :cloud9: about this. I really these drops work and that he doesn't lose his eye... not that it would be all that bad as long as in the long run he was happy and heathly.

And hopefully this will teach him not to pick on his small (but bigger) brother. :fingerscr

CyberKitten
June 24th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Best wishes for his eye!!! Good luck!

angeldogs
June 24th, 2008, 11:38 PM
That is great you can take him to work with you and the BF working at the same job can be there to help.:thumbs up
good luck with putting the drops in.

Elizabeth Ann
June 25th, 2008, 11:38 AM
So Gizmo is currently under my desk in his crate.

He only barked once when my boss came in to say goodmorning.

We just let him out of his crate for about ten minutes so he could stretch his legs and he just sat beside my chair and looked up at me.

I sort of wish I could bring him to work EVERYDAY.

Anyways - his eye seems to be really goopy today. I don't know if that's a good or bad sign... it might be the infections trying to drain??? I have been trying to get ahold of the vet but the line has been busy all morning.

ancientgirl
June 25th, 2008, 11:49 AM
It's fun bringing them to work. I do that with mine now and then too.

Maybe the drops are clearing out what he's got in his eye that's infected:shrug:

Hopefully you'll get a hold of the vet soon.:fingerscr

Elizabeth Ann
June 25th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Even thought my BF and I are having good success in getting at least one drop into MoMo's eye it's getting more and more goopy, I have spoken to the vet and she wants to see him again tonight.

I am all worried again. Here I thought since he wasn't put up such a fuss about getting the drops put in his eye that things were looking up.

I could start crying all over again. :(

angeldogs
June 25th, 2008, 03:22 PM
I wish you and MoMo the best of luck tonight at the vet.

Elizabeth Ann
June 25th, 2008, 10:13 PM
So the vet said that we have to get the eye removed. He goes back to the vet tomorrow and will come home a one eyed monster.

I am just glad that no infection spread and that he will be back to normal on not time.

Poor little guy... he will need to wear bangs for the rest of his life.

14+kitties
June 25th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Awwwww poor Gizmo! I was hoping for a different outcome. Poor sweetie.
He won't be a one eyes monster mom. He will be the same Giz you have always loved. Just more dapper with an eye patch! :cloud9:

Elizabeth Ann
June 25th, 2008, 10:59 PM
He was a monster before (just a cute fluffy one) and he will be a monster afterwords (just a cute and fluffy one).

I broke down at the vets and started blaming myself and was a complete wreck. She (the vet) was very good at letting me know that no matter if I had gotten him to the clinic right away the outcome would have been the same. I still can't help thinking that I totally failed him.


We also had a chance to talk to her about Eddie and she agreed with my BF, it's her time. So if we work up the nerve tomorrow we are taking them both to the vets tomorrow, but only one will be coming home.

It's going to be a tough day tomorrow. I have called all my friends and family that have gotten close to Eddie over the years and told them as to what will be happening. I have asked them not to ask either one of us how we are doing. I usually can hold onto my composure until I hear the "How are you doing", that's normally when I break down.

Eddie is blind (like I have mentioned) but also def now. She is getting lost in her own home and will scream until we find her and tough her (normally I rub her ears because she likes it so much). Her back legs are giving out on here and she has lost alot of weight. It's about the quality of life (as the vet said) which she really doesn't have anymore. It's a very hard dicsion to have to make but the vet was very good at listening to us and she gave us some very good advice.


It's going to be a really hard day tomorrow. I would ask everyone to please pray for us... and help us get threw this.


I have asked the vet when they call me tomorrow to tell me how Gizzie's surgery did not to tell me about Eddie. It's just to hard but we know it's something that needs to be done. We are just holding on to her for ourselves now and that isn't fair to her.

14+kitties
June 25th, 2008, 11:04 PM
:grouphug: What a tough day you are facing. I feel for you. :grouphug:

Elizabeth Ann
June 25th, 2008, 11:10 PM
My poor little baby girl.

angeldogs
June 26th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I'm so sorry that Gizmo is going to lose his eye.poor thing.
Sorry to hear about Eddie too.

You will all be in my Prayers

Shaykeija
June 26th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Your little one will be fine. My thoughts will be with you and Eddie tomorrow. :sad::sorry:

growler~GateKeeper
June 26th, 2008, 12:20 AM
:goodvibes: for Gizmo

:grouphug: for Eddie

rainbow
June 26th, 2008, 12:55 AM
I'm so sorry to hear the news. :grouphug:

ancientgirl
June 26th, 2008, 08:41 AM
I'm sorry about the diagnosis. But at least as you said, no infection was spread. He can still live a great quality of life with only one eye.

I'm also very sorry about Eddie. My prayers are with you all.

Elizabeth Ann
June 26th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Thanks everyone... I really need it today.

We dropped our babbies off this morning and Gizmo's tail was going (he really like's the nurses and firlts with them).

Poor little Eddie just laid on the floor and didn't more. I almost think she might now.


As I said, it's going to be a bad day today.

Jim Hall
June 26th, 2008, 09:03 AM
You have been given the magnificent gift of caring for many other soul's time with us Be happy though, it's hard to do right now, that you are one of the special few that know what it is to have this Mitzva. You give eddie and gizmo wonderfull lifes i am sure, and I am certain that youu will be with Eddie sometime.:candle:

DOes Gizmo get to wear a pirate patch now?

Elizabeth Ann
June 26th, 2008, 10:59 AM
I have been a very special part of Eddie's life. When I first met her she was an apparentment Dog, litter box trained and all. In the time that I have known her she got to go on many outtings and she even started camping.

I introduced her to raw food which she loved since she was on Kibble and Bits when we first met. She went from an older dog to almost a puppy again. We also moved from the apartment to a house with lots of room for her to play. I almost even got her into a pink collar once but the BF drew the line.


I have been looking on the internet for small dog eye patches but havenít found any. My friends friend who works at an animal hospital said that she has already taken a few from work for Gizmo and they are very cute. We will see if he likes them or not.

lotus
June 26th, 2008, 11:13 AM
That is so sad my prayers are with you.:grouphug:

Elizabeth Ann
June 26th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Apparently the surgery went VERY WELL and he has just started waking up.

I asked if he has started wagging his tail yet and the girl said he was still a little out of it.

The Vet will be calling me back later on this afternoon to let me know if I can take him home (but I think I might insist).

(It's pretty sad that it's now final - he has one eye. At least this morning in my head there was still a chance of him being able to keep the eye.)

lotus
June 26th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Hug for Gizmo hope he recovers quickly.:goodvibes:

ancientgirl
June 26th, 2008, 12:32 PM
I hope you can get him home today. I'm sure he'll be back to his old self very soon.

aslan
June 26th, 2008, 12:36 PM
aaaw good to here gizmo came through allright, you'll be surprised after a little time of adjustment he will be just fine.:grouphug: from my fuzzbutts to you and yours.

14+kitties
June 26th, 2008, 12:47 PM
That is great to hear! :goodvibes: for a quick recovery!!

angeldogs
June 26th, 2008, 01:19 PM
That is great that the surgery went well.wishing him a speedy recover and he ajust well and quickly too one eye.

dogmelissa
June 26th, 2008, 03:35 PM
I just found your thread and I'm very sorry you've had such a difficult week. :(

But I want to tell you a quick story... (well, ok, it's not super-quick)

Laying beneath the desk I am working from is a small, white, fluffy dog named Cube. He has one and only one eye.

His history is much more brutal than Gizmo's... he had a bad start in life, and didn't get his injury as a result of playing with/picking on another dog. He was born into a back-yard breeders, shipped off to Petland before he was 6 weeks old and purchased on a whim. He lived the next 10 months pretty much exclusively in a vari-kennel, getting very little attention or care. When he broke out of the kennel, spilled the garbage all over the kitchen floor and pooped on his owner's bed, he was punished by being kicked in the head. At the time, he weighed just over 6 lbs.
He did not get taken to the vet until the following day because the woman who owned him did not have a driver's license, and the man who kicked him refused to take him to the vet. I took him the next day.
Fast forward a month - after eye drops, oral antibiotics, moving into my house, and having his whole world torn upside down, the eye was shrinking in it's socket. At first, there was hope that it would survive, though the chances of there being vision in it was a slim hope.
Days after his first birthday, he went back to the vet again, and came home with one eye, no testicles and a microchip under his skin.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/2613366007_05cedfbd23.jpg (Sorry this is so bad, I only had a webcam at the time)

Fast Forward again... about 3.5 years from the day that he lost his eye (to today).
Cube is now just over 11 lbs (he had undiagnosed food allergies as well), has no health problems whatsoever. He loves to play in the snow, bark at anything that comes past "his" house or yard, gets super-excited about trips to the off-leash park, has friends in a Malamute, a German Short-Hair Pointer, 3 large mutts, and in many many people. He is a star in agility (he's slow but doesn't mess up!), and has recently completed a Level 3 Intermediate course in it. He's a character... he loves to camp & hike in the mountains, and though he doesn't like to get wet (and can't swim), he enjoys trips to lakes or floating down rivers.
I am a volunteer with the city in the parks, and we are called Park Rangers - Cube is officially the "Littlest Ranger", and proudly wears his bandana proclaiming he is a Ranger, too.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/2614132316_65b9fac3ca.jpg

If I could go back 4 years, he never would have had to suffer. If I could put his eye back in, though, would I? I'm not sure. To look at him, many people feel sorry for him - and I do definetly feel bad for the suffering he had to go through before he came to me. But now? He's one of the happiest dogs I've ever seen. He doesn't have any problems without one eye during the day, and the only thing that suffers is his depth perception isn't as good in the dark (try covering your eye sometime when it's dark - it's tough!).

Though he is my only dog, he doesn't get any special treatment because of his "disability". I expect him to behave as I would expect any other dog to behave. In training, I make sure to pay attention to what side of him I'm on for obstacles in agility, but otherwise, I make no special considerations for him. Why would I? He doesn't need it.

Cube is a Maltese-X, so his hair grows all the time. When he first came home it looked hideous, and he was in quite a bit of pain, but once he healed, he was fine. I tried to dress him up as a pirate for Hallowe'en one year, and he would have none of that. :( I do my own grooming and I just make sure that it's a little longer over his "blind" side. Many people don't even notice that he's missing an eye.

Gizmo will also recover. He is strong physically and his emotional scars will heal. Do your best to take care of him during his recovery and make whatever adjustments you need to make while he learns to adapt (it took Cube several months before he seemed to be back to "normal" - though I didn't have anything to compare to). But in time, unless you look at him, you won't be able to tell that Gizmo is any different.

If you want to talk further, don't hesitate to PM me.

Best of luck with Gizmo's recovery and your emotional healing with the events of the past week.

*hugs* to both of you, from both of us,
Melissa

ancientgirl
June 26th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Melissa, bless you for saving Cube. He looks like quite the little character. I think he's a testament to what a great life Gizmo can still continue to have.:lovestruck:

Elizabeth Ann
June 26th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Thank you very much Dogmelissa for you very touching story.

I am starting to feel better about things as the day goes on and as I am getting closer to bring him home (if I get to bring him home tonight).

I know he will be fine and I know he will not be any different (although it would be nice if he learnt his lesson, but as I was saying to my BF after we dropped Gizmo and Poor Little Eddie off that I am sure he hasn't). I am really happy that we did take him to the vet when we did because the eye could have gotten infected and spread to his brain. So on the bright side things could have been worse.

Your story was very touching and made me cry alittle. I am still sad but I know there is a light at the end of the tonel.


My BF was thinking that we should start putting protective goggles on Gizmo to make sure nothing else happens to his other eye. I think that might be going a little to far, but it's nice that he seems to care as much as I do (Gizmo is his step-fur-son, and Eddie my step-fur-daughter).

Thanks to ever one for thier :goodvibes:, and :fingerscr, and many :grouphug:, it really does mean alot to me.

Elizabeth Ann
June 26th, 2008, 04:10 PM
The vet just called and apparently he is (their words) "Perkier then we would have thought a dog would be after this sort of surgery".

I said it's because he is in an office full "of the ladies" and he loves his ladies... She giggled a little and said that since he fully woke up he has been watching everyone and his tail has been waging.

HOW CUTE!!

Sounds like he is on the road to recovery already - or it might be the pain killers... either way I get to bring my baby boy home tonight... CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIS NEW LOOK

angeldogs
June 26th, 2008, 11:57 PM
That is good that he was in good spirits atthe vets office after he woke up.

How are things with him at home?.hope he is still happy and adjust well.

joeysmama
June 27th, 2008, 12:05 AM
Oh what a week you've had ! :sad:

I'm so sorry about Eddie and about Gizmo's eye. But at least you did what was best for Eddie and didn't allow her to suffer. It takes courage to let go.

And Gizmo sounds like a real trouper---and a little flirt. I bet he's going to be fine. He'll just have a "permanent wink" for the ladies.

Elizabeth Ann
June 27th, 2008, 08:06 AM
I have started calling Gizmo "Winkie". It just started when I picked him up from the vets.

When we picked him up the vet couldn't stop saying what a happy dog he is and that she is so surprised that he was doing as well as he was. It was almost like the vet and her staff didn't want to let him go because they would miss him.

(I really love my vet - Dr. Honda in Burlington. She is there for the animals and nothing else. She is so soft spoken and you can tell she totally loves all of God's creatures. It's nice that we have such a great vet).

He did alright last night at home. He pretty much just slept from the second we got home until this morning. He has all his energy back. Which since I have him in the office with me isn't a great thing, but a good sign.

He seems to be feeling no pain today. I haven't given him his pain meds yet this morning. He is just sitting in the middle of the floor of my office smiling like nothing is new.

When I took him out side for a pee yesterday he was walking around like a drunken solider. It was a little funny.

All in All he is doing really well. His eye (or where is eye was) looks alright, but I haven't really be able to get myself to look at it closely.


Again - I would like to thank everyone for their kind works and the support. It has meant A LOT to me.



P.S. I am still not really able to talk about Eddie yet... instead of having her ashes returned to us we are having her paw cast in plaster. Because of the long weekend coming up we most likely will not get it for two weeks. I think that's a great time frame since that (hopefully) wont be too soon.

Love4himies
June 27th, 2008, 08:21 AM
I am sorry to hear about Eddie :grouphug:

Sounds like Gizmo is doing great!, Winkie, hehe, cute nickname.

lotus
June 27th, 2008, 08:53 AM
I am so happy all went well. Hugs for Gizmo:grouphug:
Your story and Dogmelissa's story all make me feel a little better. Currently we are fighting to save Sugars eye ,Sugar was a mill rescue dog and her eye was injured long before the HS rescued her. So far it looks like a 50/50 chance. I thank you for posting your stories as it gives me hope in knowing either way Sugar will be just fine.

ancientgirl
June 27th, 2008, 08:56 AM
I'm so glad Gizmo is none the worse for wear. It looks like he's really doing so much better.

Again, I'm so sorry about Eddie. I think having her paw cast is a wonderful idea and something you can look at every day and remember her.:grouphug:

Jim Hall
June 27th, 2008, 12:27 PM
all right gizmo !!!! :thumbs up:dog:

deb12
June 27th, 2008, 12:31 PM
I am so sorry for Gizmo, but they tend to do well, he will bump into things for a while, but with you there he will be fine!

You and Gizmo are in our thoughts and :pray:!

Good Luck!

Deb

Elizabeth Ann
June 27th, 2008, 02:14 PM
I can't stop laughing.

Gizmo is sleeping by my feet under my desk and he keeps making sounds like he is having puppy dreams. I have never heard him make these sounds before.




Eddie always had dreams. I think she would dream about eating because Cocker's are all about thier bellies.

Elizabeth Ann
July 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
So Gizmo is doing great and has even started picking on Tonka again (I guess he hasn't learnt anything from this).

We took him camping over the weekend and everyone at the campground felt sorry for him but I don't think he cared. He just ran around like nothing was wrong.

He started scratching and found a way to reach his eye so I had to run out to get him a bigger cone. We were in the Niagara area so I drove around looking for a vet... I found one and they gave me a longer cone. Thank goodness because I didn't sleep the night before in fear he would scratch out a stich.

Up to this point we have kept the dogs in the mud room while we were at work, but since this happened we are now going to put Tonka in the mud room and Gizmo gets the run of the rest of the house. It's too bad because they kept each other company, but we just don't want to risk anything. I am sure Gizmo is loving being able to hang out on the couch all day.

Again - I want to thank everyone for thier support. It really did help me get thru last week.

I hope I never had to go thru a week like that again. :fingerscr

ancientgirl
July 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
I'm so glad to hear he's doing so well.

Maybe you can get a gate to put at the door of the mud room. That way Gizmo and Tonka can at least still see each other. You coul always get two or three and make sure nobody can jump or climb over.

Elizabeth Ann
July 2nd, 2008, 04:19 PM
I'm so glad to hear he's doing so well.

Maybe you can get a gate to put at the door of the mud room. That way Gizmo and Tonka can at least still see each other. You coul always get two or three and make sure nobody can jump or climb over.

There is a baby gate between then (one of the three that we own), so they can still see each other. So I guess you are right - that is still some company. I just know that Gizmo will be hanging out on the couch no where close to the door. Well he might go and see what Tonka is up... just to make sure Tonka isn't have more fun then he is.

growler~GateKeeper
July 2nd, 2008, 08:54 PM
Good to hear Gizmo is doing well :thumbs up

angeldogs
July 2nd, 2008, 11:09 PM
That is great that he is doing well.
Gizmo leave Tonka alone you silly boy.