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Reptigirl
29th March 2011, 07:09 PM
Well Blitz is hopefully getting a MRI today. They are doing a full cardio exam, x rays and ekg first. So exhausted. Slept 2 hours last night because I was worried. Then it was a little over 4 hours driving. Have another 5 hour wait before we find out the results.

Margaret C
29th March 2011, 07:11 PM
Well Blitz is hopefully getting a MRI today. They are doing a full cardio exam, x rays and ekg first. So exhausted. Slept 2 hours last night because I was worried. Then it was a little over 4 hours driving. Have another 5 hour wait before we find out the results.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him and you.

I hope you manage to get a little sleep while you wait for the results.

anniemac
29th March 2011, 07:43 PM
Our paws are crossed. Poor thing

Wagtails
29th March 2011, 07:50 PM
Oh Shannon - we are all feeling your tiredness and distress. Do hope you have some positive news and a good treatment plan if necessary.

Holding you in our hearts meanwhile http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Animations/Heartblowingpoog.gif

Karlin
29th March 2011, 07:57 PM
Best of luck–you must just be exhausted. :flwr:

Chamberlain
29th March 2011, 08:11 PM
Thinking of you and hoping the results are good news! Get some rest while waiting!

Zumie05
29th March 2011, 08:52 PM
Hope you and little Blitz will get some well deserved rest soon, fingers crossed for you two.

Sydneys Mom
29th March 2011, 09:16 PM
Good luck to you both. Sending good thoughts your way.

Sandrac
29th March 2011, 09:21 PM
You and Blitz are in our thoughts:hug:

Karen and Ruby
29th March 2011, 09:36 PM
Good Luck Shannon, and of course to little Blitz too!!

You aren't alone what ever the results may be xx

Reptigirl
29th March 2011, 11:06 PM
Well the vet student just came to give me an update. Blitz is waking up okay and will be ready in about an hour.... Not so good news about his heart. Said he is in the early stages of CVD. (is this MVD?) On top of the heartworms he also has a murmur. Said it was still faint so not a huge concern YET. He as expected has the Chiari like malformation. The vet student was not sure if Sm was present. Waiting on the neurologist and cardiologist to speak with me.

Pat
30th March 2011, 01:02 AM
Remind me again how old he is..........

Yes - CVD is chronic valvular disease - I actually prefer that term to MVD (mitral valve disease). Other terms are endocardiosis, degenerative valvular disease, acquired valvular disease. I assume that he had an echocardiogram instead of or in addition to an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG).

I'll be interested to hear the recommendations for treating the heartworm disease. I seem to recall that you have already been addressing the wolbachia and using a heartworm preventive to reduce the load. You should get a very accurate idea of the amount (load) of heartworms, etc. from this exam. I was fascinated to learn at AVMA that there is actually a procedure to physically extract heartworms from the heart versus using medication to kill the worms. Amazing!

Hang in there; I know it's been a really long day,

Pat

P.S. Are you at Texas A&M?

Nicki
30th March 2011, 08:52 AM
Oh Shannon so sorry to hear this news - poor Blitz and poor you. He was doing so well and looks heaps better.

This is awful news for you but it's best to know what is happening so you can go forward with a treatment plan.

We are all thinking of you.

Sydneys Mom
30th March 2011, 04:31 PM
Sorry about the news. Did you speak further with the neurologist and cardiologist ? I know all this is devistating news to hear. I was in the same position last week when the cardiologist told us that Sydney was in early stage congestive heart failure. The cocktail of meds they prescribed seemed to have made a difference this past week. Hopefully, your drs. will be able to give Blitz some relief. Please keep us updated.

Reptigirl
30th March 2011, 04:51 PM
Wow after a little rest most of yesterday has turned into a blurry memory! Yesterday we woke up at 4 am. We were on the road a little after 5:30 am. We didn't get back home until 10:30pm! Thankfully by boyfriend took a nap while I was waiting on the results and he drove us home. I never would have made the whole trip alone. It was exhausting!

As far as the results go. They have become a little blurry already and I'm still waiting on the full report to be sent to me. I got most of the results relayed to me from the vet students. It was so confusing having different people talking to me. Too many different things for my mind to process!

He does have VERY sever CM & SM. The malformation of his skull has really squished the cerebellum. The nero was also talking about some small bone pushing into the brain at some point in the back. The syrinx was much larger then I was prepared for. It started somewhere near the back of the skull (start of the spinal cord) and continued to where the MRI cut off. Although it was one long syrinx it was all different sizes. Some of it was still relatively thin but at it's thickest point it was taking over more then 50% of the spinal cord. He didn't give me an exact #'s but said "It is believed that dogs that have a syrinx taking over more then 25% of the spinal cord are expected to be in some pain and dogs like this where it takes over more then 50% are expected to be in sever pain".
Also he believes he is having small focal seizures. He said they were nothing to worry about just a minor tick that is common in the breed. Blitz sometimes goes into small fits licking his lips/air. The neuro observed it and said it is very minor "Fly catching".

As far as his heart is concerned. The vet said not to worry too much about it. He is 4 years old and it's not uncommon for them to start showing CVD at this age. He said it is just starting and nothing to worry about YET. He does want him checked by a cardio every year and said if it progresses rapidly medication will be needed. He said his murmur is still faint but definitely present. He said the right side of his heart is enlarged. He "has quiet a few" heartworms and they were VERY obvious. He said the heartworms are the likely reason his heart is enlarged.

The Neuro wanted to keep him into immediate surgery for his CM/SM TODAY. Being I was so exhausted and overwhelmed I felt that I really needed time to process all this information. The neuro was very unhappy with my choice and let me know that at any given time he may hit a point of "no return". At least now he said the surgery has a chance of helping. He made sure to stress that I am walking a fine line trying the medication. I feel terrible but I really was not expecting such a terrible MRI visit. I told him I wanted to take him home and try medication and think about it. I told him I DO want to do surgery but not TODAY.

I was sent home with Gabapention (sp?) instead of lyrica. He said this is probably going to be more helpful because of his focal seizures. He has started him on 50mg every 8 hours. If it doesn't work he said we can try lyrica. He also sent home Priolsec OTC. He gets 1/4 of a tablet daily. He said there was 2 more medications we can add on if this is not helping him. I can't remember the names but one was a steroid.


As far as his symptoms. They do seem to be progressively getting worse.. Maybe when he first got here he was too scared and he had so many other issues the CM/SM was not as obvious. He can be normal for days with only very minor scratching. Sometimes he can be nearly symptom free for nearly a week. Then when an episode hits they are getting worse. They have been lasting from 12-48 hours. His main symptom during an episode are excessive scratching at the same location (always the left ear). When it comes on suddenly he can scratch 100's of times within an hour. During these episodes he may have any or all of the following: hind leg weakness, inability to jump, doesn't want to move, walk or play. Some times when he doesn't want to move or walk he looks like he is in pain. Then when the episode passes he is back to playing, running, jumping and acting like a puppy. Once the episode passes the scratching is very minor and almost non-existent.

My main problem is I'm not sure WHAT to treat First. The Heartworms or the SM? Both are going to require many weeks of COMPLETE kennel rest. When Blitz is normal he has as much energy as Flash. SO if he get's both treatments back to back that is 12-14 weeks of COMPLETE rest. I'm thinking he should get the SM surgery FIRST but I don't know.

Still feeling exhausted and mentally overwhelmed with this decision.

Pat
30th March 2011, 05:34 PM
As far as his heart is concerned. The vet said not to worry too much about it. He is 4 years old and it's not uncommon for them to start showing CVD at this age. He said it is just starting and nothing to worry about YET. He does want him checked by a cardio every year and said if it progresses rapidly medication will be needed. He said his murmur is still faint but definitely present. He said the right side of his heart is enlarged. He "has quite a few" heartworms and they were VERY obvious. He said the heartworms are the likely reason his heart is enlarged.

My main problem is I'm not sure WHAT to treat First. The Heartworms or the SM? Both are going to require many weeks of COMPLETE kennel rest. SO if he get's both treatments back to back that is 12-14 weeks of COMPLETE rest. I'm thinking he should get the SM surgery FIRST but I don't know.


I'm so sorry that you have gotten this news, but I'm glad that you were able to get this thorough work-up. I'm sorry that you are struggling with this decision, and I don't know what I would do if I were in your shoes.

Regarding the degenerative valvular disease, I completely agree with the cardiologist that I wouldn't worry much about it and would simply follow up in order to assess progression. I also agree that this is fairly common for a 4 year old Cavalier.

I would really want to move quickly to treat his heartworms. Read the post I made about pulmonary artery hypertension which is a result of heartworm disease. It requires expensive medication (Viagra) and can be very debilitating to quality of life.

I know that this sounds quite radical, but if you decide to do FMD surgery right away, I'd ask for a consult with the cardiologist and the neurologist together and ask about concurrent treatment of the two problems. I think that the treatment could at least overlap somewhat even if not done at the exact same time. In the stage following the heartworm killing treatment, there is a danger of the dead worms clogging the heart and lungs and causing breathing problems so this would likely be a risk factor with anesthesia. But perhaps if you decide to do FMD right away, they could start heartworm treatment shortly after surgery. If you decide to wait on FMD they could start HW treatment right away and within a few weeks you'd have the option to do FMD. But again, I would not want to wait if he has a high heartworm load (also because of the concurrent MVD). You didn't say what the cardiologist recommended as far as what kind and when to do heartworm treatment.

I can't offer much opinion regarding the SM and FMD decision as I've just never been there.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Blitz,

Pat

anniemac
30th March 2011, 05:38 PM
I'm so sorry Shannon :cry*ing:I saw the post on Facebook last night and was waiting for you to share. As far as surgery goes, I have a friend that got MRI results and had surgery the next day and it seemed like a lot to go through. She lives in same town and maybe she felt ready but you were put through a lot and what does a day or week make that much of a difference. Personally I wonder if it is ok to put a dog under two days in a row but obviously two neurologists suggested that.

There is so much to decide, like what type of surgery? Do they do cranioplasty etc. which I know you have already asked questions about on another post. You said you already know that surgery is his best choice but you have a lot of things to think about like the heart etc. You need emotional strength and so does Blitz so I am so sorry and hope that people can give you advice about what to treat first. Poor Blitz. He is lucky to have a mom like you for saving him

anniemac
30th March 2011, 05:40 PM
I know that this sounds quite radical, but if you decide to do FMD surgery right away, I'd ask for a consult with the cardiologist and the neurologist together and ask about concurrent treatment of the two problems. I think that the treatment could at least overlap somewhat even if not done at the exact same time.
Pat

I think that is great advice to have them consult together so you can come up with the best plan.

Reptigirl
30th March 2011, 05:48 PM
Just wanted to share... So happy Blitz has no idea of his diagnosis. This was this morning when I got up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHE9bVEHkR8

Its TERRIBLE quality cause it's from my phone and they were all moving. But near the end you can see he is still happy and enjoying his favorite toy :razz:

Zumie05
30th March 2011, 05:51 PM
Oh dear I am so sorry to hear this terrible news :( Despite all his health problems, you have still given him the most wonderful home and chance at a happy life filled with love. In his pictures he is always smiling, and looks so much better.

To be honest, I would not have gone into surgery TODAY either. That is just too quick of a decision and not enough time to process it all. Regardless, you are doing what you think is best and that is what matters most. Keep us updated on how Blitz is doing on meds.

Karlin
30th March 2011, 07:24 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about that result–it is indeed an awful lot to take in on a number of fronts. It's hard to know what to say or recommend–I think Pat has made some good points. I would agree that he is definitely severely affected if he is having the kind of pain sessions you describe, Entirely separate from whatever showed on his MRI, those are really severe signs of pain. I also think that the neurologist is right in suggesting that if you want any chance of a reasonable lifespan for him, with less pain, surgery is the option you want to choose. That does not mean it is the option you must choose, because people make decisions for many different kinds of reasons and not all are comfortable with the idea of surgery. But I would agree that if he is this severely affected on his MRI, and also has been having these quite serious sessions of pain and they are worsening, you really do need to make the decision fairly quickly and it is true that he could just suddenly reach a point where he is too compromised to benefit. Yhat could happen tomorrow or that could happen a year from now–it is impossible to know with this condition.

I have no idea how the heartworm would affect his having surgery and that is something to work out with the two specialists. The CVD, as Pat says, would not overly concern me either as it is only a mild murmur at this time. the major threat to him having more than what could be weeks to months to live, as the neurologist is saying, is the SM. If he can manage the surgery and then go into the heartworm care, I would be getting him into surgery as fast as possible. If it is felt it is better to deal with the heart worms and that that can be done within a fairly brief space of time, then maybe you want to do that first and then do the surgery, if you have decided that he should have the surgery.

Sandrac
30th March 2011, 07:57 PM
Shannon, so sorry to hear that the results on Blitz were not so good. Nothing to add to what has already been said, but make sure you take time for everything to sink in, see how he goes on his meds and then once you have had some breathing space you will feel more ready to make a decision.:hug:

lovecavaliers
30th March 2011, 11:22 PM
just reading this thread now. Sorry for all you've been going through.
Thinking of you and Blitz.

Margaret C
30th March 2011, 11:47 PM
Just wanted to share... So happy Blitz has no idea of his diagnosis. This was this morning when I got up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHE9bVEHkR8

Its TERRIBLE quality cause it's from my phone and they were all moving. But near the end you can see he is still happy and enjoying his favorite toy :razz:

Life just does not seem fair sometimes, but this shows what happiness you have given these little dogs.

Thank you for caring so much.

Blondiemonster
31st March 2011, 12:07 AM
Wow im sitting at the local bar writing this from
My phone.. Just read your post and just wanted to wish u strength. I understand how u feel i too was put into a similar Position last august i decided to wait with surgery. You are a great mommy and we will all support whatever decision you make..

Reptigirl
1st April 2011, 06:49 AM
I wanted to thank everyone for there kind words and advise! Sorry I have responded much but I have been reading. Just lost in thought about this whole situation. I'm not sure if his medication has had a chance to make any difference. He didn't have episodes all the time so it is hard to say. I have seen him scratching a few times but it would be equal to his normal "good days". The neurologist wants me to call him in 2 weeks to let him know how he is doing.

I'm hoping to do the surgery in April/May. Right now the 2nd biggest issue is saving up.

I do have several questions not sure if anyone can help! The copy of the medical records are quiet confusing and hard to understand. Hope it's okay I post these. Just trying to understand more of what I felt like I missed!

Cardiovascular/Respiratory:
Irregularly irregular heart rhythm that is synchronous with the femoral pulses and appears to be respiratory driven (respiratory sinus arrhythmia). There is a grade I/VI systolic heart murmer located at the left apex.

Thoracic radiographs:
Thorax: The cardiac silhouette is increased in size in the craniocaudal dimension being nearly 5 intercostal spaces in length. There is increased sternal contact. The right side of the heart is enlarged. Caudal right pulmonary artery is enlarged. Remaining pulmonary vessels are unremarkable. A mild bronchointerstitial pattern is also present. No other abnormalities are identified.

1.) Is "respiratory sinus arrhythmia" something to worry about? I'm not sure if I understand it.


2.)"Thorax: The cardiac silhouette is increased in size in the craniocaudal dimension being nearly 5 intercostal spaces in length. There is increased sternal contact. The right side of the heart is enlarged. Caudal right pulmonary artery is enlarged. Remaining pulmonary vessels are unremarkable. A mild bronchointerstitial pattern is also present. No other abnormalities are identified"... Is this just saying his heart is enlarged? and what is bronchointerstitial pattern?

Maybe I shouldn't be reading the full report because it is really hard to understand.

Any input would be great?

Reptigirl
1st April 2011, 06:57 AM
BTW: I have started the Cavaliers there own Blog. Anyone interested can follow us

http://3littlecavaliers.blogspot.com

Pat
1st April 2011, 12:48 PM
Just have about two minutes so this is short -

The arrhythmia is normal and nothing to worry about. It is just a slightly different variation of a normal sinus arrhythmia.

The heart enlargement is due to the heartworms. The enlarged pulmonary artery to me is of significant concern. Once he develops pulmonary arterial hypertension, you are looking at a decreased quality of life and treatment with viagra (not cheap and not FDA approved so not sure if insurance covers it since it's "off label" use) for the rest of his life if the damage is significant. Even if the HW disease is cured, this PAH could well be permanent because of the damage to the heart. Bronchointerstitial pattern has to do with the air spaces in the lungs - similar to COPD in an old dog - but Blitz is not old so I'm not sure if this is also related to possible effects on the lungs from the heartworm disease or if there is some other mild chronic airway disease.

I would seriously be talking to the cardiologist about treating the heartworms asap. As I mentioned, there is even a technique to remove the worms physically from the heart, although I'm sure that is quite expensive. Esp. if you are going to wait a few weeks for FMD, I'd ask what the ramifications of immediate HW treatment would be on intubation and anesthesia in 4-6 weeks. I think he is already on antibiotic therapy for the wolbachia, right?

Pat

anniemac
1st April 2011, 01:55 PM
BTW: I have started the Cavaliers there own Blog. Anyone interested can follow us

http://3littlecavaliers.blogspot.com

I think someone could write a book about what you have done and gone through. Talking to the breeder, rescueing the parents and now this. Blitz is extremely lucky to have been placed in your hands. You are one strong person


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GraciesMom
1st April 2011, 04:28 PM
So many tough issues and decisions. Just know that so many of us are with you in spirit.

Reptigirl
3rd April 2011, 03:33 AM
Well after many phone calls and re discussing what I have already been told it seems to be all in favor of treating the SM first.

Plans are to raise up a little more money and get him "ready" for surgery in the next 4-6 weeks. I plan to try to get him accustom to a crate and really need to crack down on keeping him confined. It has been recommended due to the very wide syrinx and his heart issues that the only outside time he gets is on a leash.

This is going to be a major challenge because on his good days he has the energy of a puppy. When he is up and about he is playing, running, jumping and tackling toys. He has been limited to a smaller yard since I found out about his heartworms so that wont bother him. But it is inside he is very playful. I know it's necessary and life threatening if he is not limited but it's sad. He came from a life of cages and confinment yet I'm going to put him BACK into a cage. :(

Can anyone recommend how small of a kennel he should be kept in after surgery? I have one that is small enough he can stand up in and barely turn around in. But after surgery it seems he may need enough room he can easily turn around without straining his neck. I was thinking of using my large one they both stayed in when they first got here yet that seems counter productive because he will have enough room to move around too much if he gets excited.

Also I was thinking of setting up the kennel next to my chair where I spend a lot of time but this is in the living room. Do you think the excitement of every day life (The other dogs, my son and me moving around) will be too much? Should he be isolated in a quiet area of the house? I'm also worried this would cause him to become upset. He is NOT happy alone and would prefer Holly at his side. If she gets out of his sight he usually goes looking for her.

Sorry for the questions. My biggest fear is the recovery. Strange I know. Most people fear the surgery but that is out of my hands so I'm not so worried. I don't want to do something to hurt him in the delicate weeks afterward.

lovecavaliers
3rd April 2011, 04:36 AM
. My biggest fear is the recovery. Strange I know. Most people fear the surgery but that is out of my hands so I'm not so worried. I don't want to do something to hurt him in the delicate weeks afterward.

I completely understand that fear. We haven't done surgery but if/when it needs to be done it's the months of recovery that scare me too.
I hope those who have had the surgery can answer your questions.

Sorry that your baby has to go through all this. He is lucky to have such a caring mom.

mommytoClaire
4th April 2011, 04:20 AM
I just discovered this thread and wanted to add my thoughts, only from an emotional level.

I'm so amazed at your strength while going through all this with your Blitz. I can't imagine how overwhelmed you must be.

I think it was Anne that mentioned 'your story', about rescuing him, and dealing with the breeder. I'd love to be directed to this story, as I'm not recalling reading about it.

Keeping you in thought and prayer as you try to battle all these issues.

Hugs,

Cindy and Claire

tara
4th April 2011, 07:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear this news. It's an awful lot for both you and Blitz to deal with. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

As far as crates go for rest recovery periods, I got Holly two different wire crates. The one I used in the bedroom for night sleeping was smaller (she could get up and turn around comfortably, but not walk around a lot in it). I got a larger one to have in the kitchen / great room of our home. As the weeks progressed, Holly was able to have more room to move around and be stimulated with some toys. I think having this crate in a main "living" area of the house was important for her emotional well-being. She could see and hear life going on around her and feel more a part of things.

Here's a picture of the set-up she had in the larger crate. This is Holly just a few days post-surgery, so she is still a bit out of sorts.

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m510/tara391/DSCN1277.jpg

Love my Cavaliers
4th April 2011, 04:10 PM
I also had two crates for Riley and then as the weeks passed I also added as x-pen to the crate in the living room during the day time so she would have a bit more room, as well a choice of places to sleep. I put a bed outside the crate but within the x-pen area. I think she still chose the crate to sleep in mostly. I kept one crate right by my bed, especially for for the first few nights after she got home from the hospital. I wanted to know if she was in pain. She came home with a fentanyl patch which worked miracles in terms of pain relief.

I think one of the hardest things in terms of the recovery was not to let Riley jump off the couch. She was either in my arms or in the crate, but having three other dogs they sometimes can get rather rambunctious. There were times that I wasn't as vigilant as I should have been and Riley wanted to join into the "fun" and just jumped right out of my arms before I knew it.

I was really good about keeping her from running. She was always on a leash when outside for potty breaks.

Truthfully, I think that the recovery will be harder on you than on Blitz. They learn to adapt so easily and even though he came from living in a crated situation and you are having to put him back into a crate for quite a long period of time, the circumstances are so vastly different because now he knows your love. He will hear your tender voice each and every day. He will see you even though he will be in his crate, he will be near you, you will speak lovingly to him, you will reach into his crate thousands of times a day to touch him and reassure him, you will take him out to sit him on your lap or right next to you. Sure he won't be able to run and jump and play like the puppy he is, but you will show him the most wonderful, caring, sweet love a dog's owner can. THat is what will be different from when he was living in a crate last time. And it is a world of difference. Take heart in that - and that Blitz knows the difference too.

Reptigirl
4th April 2011, 05:17 PM
Thank You Tara & Love my cavaliers. You both made me feel a little more confident about this upcoming surgery.


I am happy to note that the medication seems to have given him some relief from his scratching episodes. It just took several days to notice.

Mommy to Claire ~ If you want to read the full story on how I ended up with this little family of Cavaliers I'm hoping to get it up on my blog. Just might take a while! SO much to type and SO little time!

mommytoClaire
5th April 2011, 12:00 AM
Oh, don't you worry, I know you have enough on your plate. I just didn't know if the story was here somewhere at CT.

I just think you're handling this brilliantly! Thoughts and prayers for you all as you prepare for all this. What a great 'momma' you are.

Cindy and Claire

tara
5th April 2011, 12:23 AM
You will handle these upcoming challenges brilliantly! It's good to prepare, but also know that things come up and you'll have to do some improvising as circumstances dictate.

I second the assertion that the recovery time will be much harder on you than Blitz (emotionally / psychologically I mean). It was very difficult to be strict with Holly's crate rest, but in the long run it was crucial for her healing. I feel certain that she harbors no bad feelings toward me for the confinement, but I still remember the guilt I felt. It's just so vitally important that we follow the surgeon's recommendations and keep them quiet after surgery. Holly's doctors estimated she would be on crate rest for 12 weeks. It turns out she only had to do this for 8 weeks -- I was told this was because I was EXTREMELY vigilant with the rest orders. She had her period of healing and was ready for physical therapy.

Hang in there. Taking care of a dog after a long and complicated surgery seems like a very daunting task. But your approach is really good and I feel certain that you and Blitz will do really well. It's scary because they seem to come home so fragile. But you just get in there and start the care giving! It helped me to keep baskets of all the supplies I needed by both of Holly's containment areas. I had ointment, gauze, thermometers, e-collars, medication, a notebook with times of meds and important phone numbers, etc. Kind of like having a changing station setup when you bring home a new baby. If there are any supplies you need, I'd be more than happy to send them your way. I have crates, bedding, washable hospital pads (in case incisions leak right after surgery), a soft e-collar, dog stroller, some brain-stimulating toys, etc. Please let me know if I could help by sending supplies!!

I bet you'll find an even closer bond after your care period with Blitz. Holly and I shared some really special times when I was giving her post-srugical care. She seemed to know that I so wanted to help her and was doing everything to make her more comfortable. Once her incisions closed and I got the okay to do a sponge bath (after around 4 weeks), those were some really neat times. Holly would relax and just enjoy the warm washcloth bath. I know Blitz will feel the love you give in caring for him post-op.

Jasper and Holly
5th April 2011, 03:48 AM
What a terrible thing to deal with. I hope everything goes well for Blitz and that he makes a speedy recovery. You are such a wonderful person and must have so much strength be be able to deal with all this.

Ddavis
5th April 2011, 02:31 PM
Just got to read this thread now .... wow, what a lot you have to deal with.

Goodluck to you and Blitz and hope and pray that all goes well with all his treatment and recovery.

sandi
6th April 2011, 12:26 AM
I'm just catching up on this thread..
You are doing a wonderful thing for your babies.. esp rescuing Blitz and Holly from the breeder and giving them love and a forever home.. they look so happy now! I'm so sad to hear the news about Blitz :(
I know during this time you will be strong and do whats best for him.
I'm glad he's taking to the gabapentin - it took Ellie a good 3 months to adjust to the medication..

I'll be following your blog to see how your babies are doing.

Ellie and I will be thinking of you and Blitz <3 :hug::hug::hug:

anniemac
6th April 2011, 02:07 AM
Been praying for yoi

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