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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Remember our little ducky Luigi who past this last winter? Well, I was in Luigi's pen cleaning out his pool that was nasty from sitting all winter long. In fact it still had ice in it! After I emptied the pool and lifted it out of the dirt, I found quite a few feathers where the rim of the pool was. I was so surprised and grateful to find them. Since Luigi died in December he had already gone through his molting season in September, so to find any feathers was a gift.
I have some from over the years, but this was special because they would be the last ones. And I found peace in them. I'd been sort of dreading spring because that's when all the water fun happened for Luigi and I was afraid that it would be too difficult for me without him here. But honestly I've found peace being in his pen and cleaning up. I didn't expect it and it was a nice feeling.
I also found these little rubber duckies, one was in his pen and the Santa one was in the house. Something about it touched me. They were dog toys I bought several years ago and I don't know how the one got in the pen and I didn't see it before. Such a sweet gift to find.
OH! And not having to worry all winter long whether he was safe or not, warm enough, protected enough on those nights when it got -25 to 30F below zero. That was heaven! Just to know he was safe with God and in the best hands possible was such a blessing.
And so friends, we turn another chapter in our book. I still hear Luigi squaking at me and I still will get a glimpse of him here and there. Happy and free and probably learning to fly because he never could in this life!
Friday, April 17, 2015
We will be taking Brut to an eye specialist next week. We were in luck as this doctor only makes a trip up our way once a month and we were able to get an appointment. It will save a trip downstate which would have been a 4 hour drive and this way we will only have an hour drive (one way) to see the doc, making it convienent for everyone. Brut doesn't like riding in the car very much, but does eventually settle down some as we drive on. So it will be just long enough to calm him down so he won't be so hyper seeing this eye doctor. The whole experience will be nerve racking enough.
Our vet had a look at Brut's eye this past Wednesday and did all she could do with an anxious Brut in a muzzle. The last thing she could do was measure his eye pressure, but with the difficulty of just trying to keep Brut still so she could look in his eye with a light was about the limited of it. And I appreciated her honesty. Brut is not the easiest patient. She said the eye specialist will know how to sedate him and get a good eye reading.
This specialist is someone our vet knows well and trust, and we trust her judgement. I also received another confirmation from a friend who knows another vet, who also gave her stamp of approval. Thanks Friend! ☺
So it sounds like Brut is in the best hands possible. Now we just have to wait out this week, continue with the eye drops and hope we will find out what the problem is with Brut's eye and a solution to go with it.
Thank you so much everybody for your prayers, well wishes and good thoughts. We can not thank you enough for being part of our doggie family. Please keep them coming!
We will keep you up to date.
Thank you again.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
The problem is that it hasn't improved anymore in the last 4 to 5 days. The eye is starting to have a discharge and Brut has begun squinting in that eye. I'm not sure what to make of it. The vet said to watch for the color of the iris to come back, a sure sign he was be getting better. Instead it has stayed bloody looking. We may be headed to a specialist if we are unable to find an answer.
WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS, POTP, AND ANY GOOD VIBES YOU CAN SEND OUR WAY!
Going to a specialist would mean a 4 hour one way trip in a single cab truck with a hyper Brut who would have no way to lay down and would want to stick his head out the window. Which I don't think would help his eye situation.
This whole thing has been like a bad dream that just keeps going on and on. My husband, Mark has been an emotional wreck over the whole thing from the time we first noticed it. It was such a relief when we went to the vet to find out it wasn't cataracts. Then she said it looked like an injury, with the bloodliness of it and we prayed the eye drops would work. And they did for the first week, but now it doesn't look like they are helping anymore.
Of course we are afraid of the worse, like Brut losing his eye, or losing some vision or all. We don't know what we are going to do. Mark is going to talk to the vet about the situation and see what she advises.
Keep your paws crossed we find out some good news. Thank you.