Saturday, May 31, 2014

Long time , no posts

Sorry about that. Im not sure what my problem is. I think about things I want to write all the time. I just never seem to get them written.

I took my dogs to the river sometime in the last couple of weeks. LOL

Last weekend I went to an agility trial (BRAC trial).  There some really fast dogs 16 inch dogs there.  Java ran 5.8 yards per second in jumpers and it wasn't fast enough to beat the 1st place dog in Masters.  She was beaten by 2 seconds.   On Sunday, Java just wasn't herself.  That morning she stayed in the bathroom while I was getting ready. That just isn't like her. She usually follows me around.  But she ate her breakfast. We got to the trial and she seemed ok. We had a nice standard run except for my late cue from the a-frame, jump , tunnel entrance. She took the wrong one. My fault.   After that she didn't want to go for a walk. I thought maybe she was hot. She would walk around the arena, just not outside.  The jumpers run, she was excited and pulling to get to the ring. We had a nice run but she dropped a bar. She didn't get any lift over the bar. It was weird. And she was 5.5 yards per second.  Then toward the end of the day, I wanted to go down the steps to the rings, and she refused to go down.  Oh, yea and in T2B, in the morning, she dropped 2 bars. Java doesn't drop bars.  So I figured something was up.  That night she kept acting scared of the thunder storms even thought she has never been afraid in the past.  She wouldn't eat any bones and usually she eats her's and steals everyone elses.  Monday she was better but still didn't seems right.  So Tuesday I had my son take her to the vet.  Her lab work was normal, normal urine but he said she was sore in her lower back. He gave her a shot. She seemed better Wednesday but then threw up Wednesday, and Thursday.  Friday , she was back to normal. At least I hope so.   So she is now on rest.

She did manage to wait for the teeter to hit the ground before leaving all weekend. A first for us, so I guess our new "scratch" at the bottom of the teeter is working. Keeping my fingers crossed on that.

Miley almost got a double Q on Saturday. One dropped bar from that. ugh!!.  She took off to early for the jump.  Sunday , she Qed in Standard and  then dropped a bar and off course. Ugh!!  Im really hoping I get one double Q with her before she has to retire.

I feel like I spend all our money at the vet.  Roxy came in the house last night and wouldn't open her left eye. Ugh. Still wouldn't open it this morning, so I took her to the vet. Yup,she scratched it. I don't know how. One minute she was ok, the next, she wasn't.  

Miley still isn't sleeping through the night but  I think it just maybe a habit. I put a mattress on the floor in the living room and she didn't wake me up 2 nights in a row. Then the next night I slept in my room and she woke  me up at 2am. I came out into the living room and slept on the mattress and she keep scratching me to get up at 4:30.   So who knows what the heck is going on with her.  I think they want to start her on a antidepressant and see if that helps. We go back this week for a check up. Oh yea, I forgot to tell you about her kidney problems.  I went to the vet that specializes in bladder and kidney problems a few weeks ago.  She is still spilling blood in her urine.  Her ultrasound of her kidneys showed  she has damage . They should be able to see two different seconds of the kidneys on ultrasound but they couldn't. It all looked the same , which the vet said means she has chronic kidney damage. Right now her kidneys are still functioning well. Her BUN was only slightly elevated.  They did another sterile urine culture which showed blood but no infection.  We tried Miley on a medication that relaxes your bladder, to maybe stop her from getting up at night. It didn't help. We upped the dose, it still didn't help. Now we are trying one more course of Abx but it isn't helping. So I guess the next step is the antidepressent to help with weird behaviors. We'll see. She will have to be monitored for kidney failure with blood work several times a year.

I hate my job , which Im sure doesn't come to a surprise to any of you who read my blog or are on facebook.  I thought things would be better this year but they aren't. So Im changing schools.  I need a change.  Im going to work at the high school and only be part time.   So hopefully this will help me. Life is to short to be this unhappy in a job you spend every day at .


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

my goodness - that is a lot going on - no wonder you have been stressed. Hope the change in job helps

Sara said...

Good for you for switching jobs. Working part time sounds fantastic!

Poor Miley. I hope they can help her at least sleep thru the night.

Bailey said...

Good luck with the job change. I hope things improve.

Hope the doggies are feeling better two. The lack of sleep can be so exhausting. Katy seems to go through what we call her moonchild phases although it isn't always around the moon cycles. It make life exhausting when nobody sleeps.

Helen said...

Sorry to hear about all you're going through. Maybe a change in jobs will be just the ticket for all the stress.

5.8 yds per second, awesome. I don't think Beckett's ever been that fast.

Dawn said...

That's a lot of stuff....two (maybe 3 with one of the little ones) dogs not feeling right. It's so hard to figure out what is going on with a dog. We never did figure out why Katie was sick in March. Hope that all straightens out, and you're almost out of school for this year.

SO GLAD you're changing schools! AND going part time!! That's wonderful news, just wonderful! I know it will make a huge difference.