Friday, July 13, 2012

This week can be over now.

This has been a long week. My husband has been really sick all week. He seemed better yesterday and I went to visit my mom for the day in Savannah.  But last night he woke up at 1am with a severe headache. He took lots of medication but nothing seemed to help. He was even vomiting. At 11:30am I decided he was going back to the doctor. He was scaring me.  His headache finally got better at 2pm. So almost 12 hours and multiple doses of medication. He appt with the doctor was at 4:30.  No change in that department but we agreed if he gets another severe headache we will go to the ER and get a head CT. The only weird thing was he has a heart murmur , which he has never had before. So he will get an ECHO in about a week or so to check it out.  We were suppose to go on vacation tomorrow but  that isnt happening.  I dont want to go until he has a few good days in a row.

The puppy went to someone else house tonight so we could go on  vacation. He didnt want to go and I felt bad.  Poor puppy.  But maybe we can get some rest.  Since his sister left he no longer sleeps through the night. But I dont think that is it. He climbed out of the x-pen the first night so I put him in a crate and he hates that. So he screams like Ive never heard a puppy scream. Ugh. So now we wake up to screaming several times a night. Crap, Im to old for this.

  And Java is now in heat. She was just in heat at 8 months, now again at 13 months. At first I was thinking she was getting sick because she wouldnt play chase with Miley and just wanted to lie next to me. But then I saw Guiness sniffing her butt, sorry, and then the next day, bleeding.  Ugh. She was also really mean to Miley a few times. One time I had to pull her off of Miley. And then Miley was scared of her for an hour. So I guess after this is over Im getting Java fixed.  I  wonder if removing a dogs ovaries effects them like it does women.  You know, decrease bone density and decrease muscle mass. Thats the only reason I was leaving her intact ( to help prevent injuries) probably a dumb reason huh.  Especially since I dont have any proof that that it helps with keeping muscle mass and bone density.

Stephanie went for her follow up appt. this morning for her wisdom teeth. She now has a rash on her legs. Looks like an allergic reaction rash. ( different then the rash my husband has had) So the doctor thought it was still related to the  antibiotic. She hasnt taken it since Sunday.  He told her to start benadryl again. She took it twice today and now the rash is spreading and getting worse. So she went back to the doctor. They started her on some other medication. I told her she was  just going to have to wait it out. ( Ive spent  a lot of time at the doctors this week)

These pictures were taken at the Ann Braue seminar I went to a few weeks ago. This was while Ann was helping me with Miley's 2o/2o.



13 comments:

K-Koira said...

Dr. Christine Zink, a vet who has written a number of books about dogs and performance sports, supports keeping dogs intact to help prevent sports injuries. You might look up some of her work (though research has cause some of her more recent writing to contradict what she believed when some of the older writing was done, so check dates). Plus, I think her books are a great read for anyone with an active dog.

corbinwooten said...

Diana, I'm sending positive thoughts your way! You have so much on your plate. I hope that Lou and Stephanie are better soon.

That first picture of Miley is awesome, I love it.

Hope you get some rest over the next few days.

Dawn said...

What a week! I hope husband and daughter make huge strides toward getting better this weekend and that you can catch a break and maybe still go on vacation!

Sara said...

Oh Diana, what a rough week. I'm glad you got a little break from the puppy. I hope everyone is feeling better soon.

I tried to hold out on fixing Chewy....but I just couldn't take it anymore :)

Hang in there.

Lian said...

Oh Diana, I am thinking of you! Hope Lou and Stephanie get better. What a rough week! Luckily the pup is away for a while, you deserve a break. Puppy is a tiring job!

Chris and Ricky said...

Crappy week for sure! So sorry. Hope Lou and Stephanie are finally starting to feel better!

Very cool photos from the seminar!

Sophie said...

Wow, sounds like you definitely had a crappy week. Hope things start looking up for you!

The seminar photos are fantastic.

Elayne said...

Wow, what a lot of stuff at once. I hope your family members heal up quickly.

Loretta Mueller said...

Sending some positive vibes your way!!! Time for things to turn around and get better NOW!!! Hang in there!

loralei913 said...

Coming into this late. Spaying a dog does nothing for bone density and muscle mass. Humans I think are unique in their dependency on gonadal hormones for this. The growth plates do stay open longer if spayed before they are closed, resulting in angles that are slightly off, predisposing them to ACL tears. Spaying can also result in decreased tone of the urethral sphincter, with urinary incontinence later in life. Those are the biggest pros to leaving a bitch intact. If her growth plates are closed, I say go ahead and spay her.

Kathy said...

I think it is good if people are responsible and careful to keep dogs intact until they are mature for what ever effect hormones have on muscles, ligaments joints etc but I think about that age its all good ;-) If my dog was cycling that fast, boy that would be a pain esp when she is a performance dog. You would have very few shows you could confidently enter knowing she might come in a little erly or a little late. ughghghg I thought I unerstood the problems with incontenance was in girls spayed really young.

Kathy said...

ps what about some crate games for the puppy, he just soundss like a real live wire,!

Nicki said...

No real proof exists about the whole muscle mass injury thing. Urinary incontinence is relatively rare and the studies are inconclusive as far as age of spaying and incidence. If I had a pup-I'd spay before she came in heat. But that's me.