Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Off topic forum > Happy Birthday

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 29th, 2012, 07:43 AM
breeze's Avatar
breeze breeze is offline
Half Way To Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,716
Happy Birthday Rgeurts



hope your day is a good one
__________________
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 29th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Melinda's Avatar
Melinda Melinda is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,247
happy happy birthday, hope its a wonderful day!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 29th, 2012, 08:48 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 53,712
happy birthday, Rgeurts!!

May this be the start of a most excellent year!!!! Hope you and the boys have a joyous celebration!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 29th, 2012, 08:58 AM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Robyn, happy birthday. I hope you get spoiled rotten on your special day. Does a school term start there now? School here always seemed to start on my birthday, which I thought was totally unfair, but then I didn't really like school.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 29th, 2012, 09:05 AM
serenamlambe's Avatar
serenamlambe serenamlambe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 522
Happy Birthday Robyn! I hope your boys spoil you today!
__________________
"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 29th, 2012, 10:22 AM
pbpatti's Avatar
pbpatti pbpatti is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 2,874
Happy Birthday my friend I hope you have a great day!
patti
__________________
It Is What It Is
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 29th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Rgeurts's Avatar
Rgeurts Rgeurts is offline
Senior Contributor
Tetris Champion, Cell-Out Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,966
Thank you all!! It started out pretty great, but Nookie had another seizure, so it's been a bit stressful. It's only been 2.5 weeks since the last one, so he's definitely destabilized since the incident at daycare. Not sure what Dr. Marsden is going to want to do, but I guess we'll find out tomorrow. I don't think he'll put him back on the Prednisone, though.

But again, thank you all. You're an awesome group of people

Robyn
__________________
"Obey my dog!" - Mugatu

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Ok... whoever said this has never had a sick or special needs baby. They ARE our whole life!

R.I.P. my sweet, handsome Thorin. You are missed dearly Dec. 25, 1999 - Mar. 4, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 29th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Rgeurts's Avatar
Rgeurts Rgeurts is offline
Senior Contributor
Tetris Champion, Cell-Out Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldfields View Post
Robyn, happy birthday. I hope you get spoiled rotten on your special day. Does a school term start there now? School here always seemed to start on my birthday, which I thought was totally unfair, but then I didn't really like school.
GF, I've been outta the loop with school so long now, I have no idea lol. I "think" the term started back in the beginning of January, but I'm not sure
__________________
"Obey my dog!" - Mugatu

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Ok... whoever said this has never had a sick or special needs baby. They ARE our whole life!

R.I.P. my sweet, handsome Thorin. You are missed dearly Dec. 25, 1999 - Mar. 4, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 29th, 2012, 03:28 PM
serenamlambe's Avatar
serenamlambe serenamlambe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 522
Sorry to hear about Nookie! I hate to hear about him having seizures - I know what it's like! I hope nothing too serious happened at daycare!!

Have you discussed zonisamide with your vet? I'll keep you posted, but we've gone two months no seizures (knock on wood) since Keely started on the zonisamide, so it's looking good.

Anyways, I hope you can still enjoy your birthday! Good luck tomorrow!
__________________
"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 29th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
Hope you had a great birthday, thinking about you and your boys.
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 29th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Poor Nookie, and disappointing for you on your birthday. Fingers crossed that you get him settled down again. Big cuddle for him from me please.
January? Well, I suppose there aren't summer holidays then for kids to enjoy in Canada. Does make me wonder how many days off school they get due to snow though.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old January 29th, 2012, 05:43 PM
serenamlambe's Avatar
serenamlambe serenamlambe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 522
Depends on where you are! I grew up in Newfoundland, on the East Coast, and we got lots of snow days! At least 3-4 a winter, but often more. Sometimes we'd even get two in a row due to four feet of show or more. Hahah.

I remember once I had one on my birthday - October 24. What a gift! Haha.

Here in Ottawa, where I live now, they don't get many. It's too cold for lots of snow! Brrr.
__________________
"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old January 29th, 2012, 09:46 PM
luckypenny's Avatar
luckypenny luckypenny is offline
Doggie Wench
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Philippe-de-Laprairie, Qc
Posts: 11,812
Happy birthday, Robyn .

Hoping this will be the last seizure for a while (forever would be nice too!) for Nookie and that you have the most wonderful year ahead of you!
__________________
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." -Will Durant
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old January 30th, 2012, 07:17 AM
marko's Avatar
marko marko is offline
Administrator - Pet lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 12,632
Hope you had a great day Rgeurts - happy belated!
__________________
Please tactfully EDUCATE or IGNORE posters you don't agree with.
Please PM me & Include URLs and post #'s for any issues and it's my pleasure to help.
I'm firm - but fair. Mind the Rules and enjoy your stay.
Newcomers FAQ - How do I post on this BB?
Pet facebook group
Check out the Pet podcast
Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old January 30th, 2012, 07:20 AM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,300
Happy Birthday Rguerts! I hope your day was full of slobbery kisses and lots of love! Hugs to you both and Nookie and Throin!
__________________
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old January 30th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,667
Robyn, sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I hope it was overall a good day for you. Poor Nookie, I hope he stabilizes soon and puts the seizures behind him for a while. Fingers crossed for your vet trip today. That would definitely have put a damper on your day. But I'm sure you got lots of nice snuggles with him as a result. Hugs to you all. (I was out at the dog show yesterday meeting the Mal breeder!! - seems we're on again...)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 30th, 2012, 02:00 PM
Rgeurts's Avatar
Rgeurts Rgeurts is offline
Senior Contributor
Tetris Champion, Cell-Out Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by serenamlambe View Post
Sorry to hear about Nookie! I hate to hear about him having seizures - I know what it's like! I hope nothing too serious happened at daycare!!

Have you discussed zonisamide with your vet? I'll keep you posted, but we've gone two months no seizures (knock on wood) since Keely started on the zonisamide, so it's looking good.

Anyways, I hope you can still enjoy your birthday! Good luck tomorrow!
Hi Serena! I know you can relate, unfortunately. But I'm very glad to hear the Zonisamide is working well for Keely!! 2 months is awesome
If I thought Nookies were Epilepsy, I wouldn't get so stressed out when he has them, but his are more likely due to a relapse in the meningoencephalitis from extreme stress.

The incident at daycare was horrid. All dogs are supposed to have a quick-release collar, and they have a sign stating if your dog doesn't have one, his/her collar will be removed and a quick-release put on them for the day. This is a rule they obviously don't enforce
They called and said he had gotten his jaw stuck in another dogs collar and it took the "quite awhile" to get him free and that he was really freaked out and screaming. They said after a short time he started acting strange and another dog tried to attack him, so he started running and screaming trying to get away, then fell over and had a seizure, during which time this dog attacked and starting biting him
They said it was a pretty bad seizure. He voided his bowels and it lasted at least 5 minutes, which doesn't surprise me due to the fact the other dog was allowed to attack him. He was supposed to be in with the small dogs, but they apparently had him in with the med to larger dogs that day.

He was 4.5 months without a seizure or any "off" behaviour and was doing so well that Dr. Marsden was going to wean him off all the herbs in Feb. But now he's had 3 seizures in a little over month and a half. We will be seeing him tomorrow (he wasn't in today), so I guess we will wait and see what he wants to do. And thank you


Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldfields View Post
Poor Nookie, and disappointing for you on your birthday. Fingers crossed that you get him settled down again. Big cuddle for him from me please.
January? Well, I suppose there aren't summer holidays then for kids to enjoy in Canada. Does make me wonder how many days off school they get due to snow though.
GF, I thought you were meaning the winter term lol, sorry!! School starts here in Sept. and goes through to the end of June, but they get a winter break at Christmas, then it starts back up in the beginning of January


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dog Dancer View Post
Robyn, sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I hope it was overall a good day for you. Poor Nookie, I hope he stabilizes soon and puts the seizures behind him for a while. Fingers crossed for your vet trip today. That would definitely have put a damper on your day. But I'm sure you got lots of nice snuggles with him as a result. Hugs to you all. (I was out at the dog show yesterday meeting the Mal breeder!! - seems we're on again...)
I did get lotsa snuggles from both Thorin, and Nookie for sure. He was pumped full of valium, so he had no choice in the matter
I'm such a , I have to drug my boy to cuddle him
We will talk to Dr. Marsden tomorrow, he isn't in today. I know he's going to be thinking the same thing we are, a relapse. But I don't think he will put him back on pred or pheno. He's pretty convinced that he can heal im without the use of drugs, and has done very well for our boy up to this point. It will probably be a matter of switching his herbs back to the ones that will reduce the swelling in his brain

I didn't know you were talking to Mal breeders!! One thing you want to make sure of is that the breeder is reputable and does the needed health screening. Mals are predisposed to MANY issues like Epilepsy, immune-mediated diseases (IMHA etc), immune-mediated hypothroid, hip dysplasia and chondrodysplasia. This link has some good info on things to watch for:

http://www.gocco.co.za/large_breed_diseases1.htm

One thing it doesn't mention, and I never knew... is that the red Mals can have many more issues as it isn't a natural color. It's caused by a recessive gene. Dr. Karen Marsden did a study on the "red" dogs. So even though I LOVE the coloring, I don't think I would seek out another red. Good luck to you and hubby!!
__________________
"Obey my dog!" - Mugatu

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Ok... whoever said this has never had a sick or special needs baby. They ARE our whole life!

R.I.P. my sweet, handsome Thorin. You are missed dearly Dec. 25, 1999 - Mar. 4, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 30th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Rgeurts's Avatar
Rgeurts Rgeurts is offline
Senior Contributor
Tetris Champion, Cell-Out Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,966
Thank you all
__________________
"Obey my dog!" - Mugatu

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Ok... whoever said this has never had a sick or special needs baby. They ARE our whole life!

R.I.P. my sweet, handsome Thorin. You are missed dearly Dec. 25, 1999 - Mar. 4, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 30th, 2012, 04:50 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,591
Robyn,so sorry to hear Nookie had another seizure,your day started off good and then this.
Hope you were still able to have a special day
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 31st, 2012, 12:34 AM
growler~GateKeeper's Avatar
growler~GateKeeper growler~GateKeeper is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17,568
Happy belated Birthday Robyn!

So sorry to hear about Nookie's seizure and the incident @ daycare ~ how scary!
__________________
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do

The Spirit Lives As Long As Someone Who Lives Remembers You - Navaho Saying
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 PM.