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Old July 18th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Annie is failing. She usually wakes me up every morning with her barking. For the last two days nothing. She refused food this morning and her breathing is off. She is huffing and sleeping a lot. I know her little heart is quitting on her. There is nothing we can do for her but try to make her comfortable. Annie had had a rough life and and the last 2 and a half years, she has known love, soft beds and plenty of food. The vet said she was at least 15 years old so I think it must be her time. I will have to make the call in the next day or so. My heart is broken. I promised her a forever home, so her ashes will stay with me and be placed with me when I die.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Aw Shay, I am so sorry that Annie is ailing. You gave her your heart and home and I am sure that she is grateful for the soft beds and loves. patti
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Old July 18th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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I'm so sorry that Annie isn't doing better, Shay. She's such a little trooper!
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Old July 18th, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:19 AM
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I'm so sorry that Annie isn't doing well. You have given her a wonderful life. I know how difficult it is to let go. We wish we could have them forever.

I know you will make the best decision when the time comes.

that she has a turn around so you can have her with you for a little longer.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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I have not stopped crying since yesterday. Annie goes in tonight at 5:15. Best scenario, I come home with her. Worst scenario...I come home to not 4 pups but 3...

I fed her a special breakfast and loaded her up with the special treats. She is sleeping right now and I am just watching over her. She is doing a lot of mouth breathing and when I checked her little heart last night her heart was racing. Her lungs did not sound so good, so I m sure she is in congestive heart failure and her tiny lungs are filling up with fluid.

I am a mess.....
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Shay I am so sorry. Cry all you need to, your in a hard spot right now.


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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Annie gets to stay a little longer. She has an infection so she is on meds for a week. The vet say it is the heat playing havoc with her breathing...I am so damn glad.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:57 PM
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Oh, Shay, that's such a relief! I hope the meds do their magic and you and Annie have a lot more time together!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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That is absolutely wonderful news. I'm so happy for you and Annie.

for a speedy recovery and that you still have lots more good times together.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Shay, I was so afraid to look, but I'm glad I did!
I'm very relieved, as I'm sure you are
You and Annie will be in my 'ers tonight. I hope the meds will work and turn her around!
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Way to go Annie , you hang in there sweet girl your Momma loves you. Shay I am so happy that you will have more time with Annie. patti
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Glad to hear the Annie is on the mend
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I have never scrolled down so slow...fearing the worst....but so glad she is home with you...
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:48 PM
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She's so pretty, Shay. Are the meds helping, yet?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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She is sleeping under red neck air conditioning. 20 pound block of ice and a fan, Cooling her down......BUT we now have another problem. Tyra fell down the stairs as we were leaving. And she will not walk. I checked her over and no broken bones, she will stand but not walk. She does not seem to be in pain, I touched her all over and no sound out of her. I just think she is all bruised up. She goes in tomorrow morning for a check by Dr Dan. I did a spine check to see if there were any sore spots, turned her on her back and checked all her joints. Even her toes. No pain screech. Manupilated her neck and jaws, they are working fine, she ate dinner and a treat but would not walk to get them. Sigh
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:01 PM
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Oh, no With luck it's just some bad bruising and both of them will be feeling better by the morning
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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Hopefully just bruising
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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How are your girls feeling this morning, Shay?
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My goodness, what a rollercoaster for you Shay. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear that Annie has more time. You are such a good and loving mommy to them all. I hope Tyra is feeling better soon.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Annie is feeling better and Tyra had a date with Dr Dan. She is sore, just banged up a bit. Dr said Tyra is built like a tank, any other dog would have been seriously hurt. SHE WENT DOWN 20 STAIRS. So she is on pain meds and mom wants a tequila IV drip.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:15 PM
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Holy catz! 20 steps!!! That was quite a spill! Glad she's just bruised. Yay for Annie responding to the meds, too!

If it's iced, I'll join you in that tequila IV drip!!!
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My gosh. Tell those pups from me to quit doing these scary things. So glad to read in one fell swoop that all seems on the mend right now.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Good to hear Annie is feeling better and Tyra is on the mend.

How's the IV Shay? Need another drip and a few friends to join in?
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Glad to hear everyone is on the mend...that's enough drama for a while I am sure. Do you take that tequila drip with lime and salt?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Naw I rubbed the salt in and snorted the lemon..lol

Anyway, Tyra went to the vet today. I was worried because she had not peed or pooped since Tuesday. She was hydrated but Dr Dan gave her a IV water bubble. She looked like the hunch backs puppy..lol. On a pain scale, yesterday she was a 10, today an 8. So it will be a slow mend. And for pooping and peeing, he said she was too sore to squat but heard her tummy rumbling and said things were moving.

So, tonight I bring her downstairs to sleep, so much cooler..put a soft silk house coat down for her so she has something soft and cool to lay on. She looks and me and lets the river yellow flow over the beautiful banks of the said house coat..Oh well pee happens..lol. I was just glad she peed. So I looked her in her little face and said... You can hold your pee for 2 days and you still use a pee pad? I got scammed by a Shih Tzu.. I am just glad she feels better, right now she can pee and poop wherever. No problem because she is a hurting pup.
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Glad things are moving, anyway. And that she peed! Nothing soothes a worried mom's heart better than a good pee and poop. I just hope she picks a more appropriate place to poop for ya...

Hope her pain level comes down quickly!
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Good news about Tyra...and I'm especially relieved about sweet Annie! I'm so happy that girl has finally found the love and care she deserves !!
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