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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348753
09/14/18 01:31 PM
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Take care of your self. Glad to hear that Eli is still hanging in there.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #348980
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Eli is doing great. About three times a day I take the pups out to the back yard to play ball and run around. Eli catches the ball over and over and each time he is so proud of himself! He'll look back at Kody and push his nose up in the air to show off the ball in his mouth! Yep, he caught it smile I'm so very thankful that I've been able to give him back these times.

He also walks up and down the hill several times each time we're out there. The dirt on the trails is really soft and fine so it doesn't hurt his feet when he walks. And when he's not catching ball or walking around he enjoys laying in the shade or just standing there barking so the world can know his entire life story.

His skin is all cleared up and his coat is coming back beautifully.

So here is my boy. He'll be 12 in November

[Linked Image]P1010009 (2) by Rosa Mack, on Flickr


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348981
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[Linked Image]P1010097 (2) by Rosa Mack, on Flickr


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348982
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Just realized I posted August pictures. Just wait til you see him now!

[Linked Image]IMG_1771 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348984
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Rosa-Eli would make anybody proud. Despite his ailments, what a magnificent wise boy!

Just such a pleasure.....
MJ

Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348985
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The picture really captures the excitement on his face as he was waiting for me to throw the ball.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348993
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Eli has bounced back proudly playing ball, (no pun intended). You both should be very proud. fetch


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #349001
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Rosa, Eli looks really good. Keep up the good care.


Val da Tiger

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Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #349199
10/25/18 07:12 PM
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He looks great!


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #349304
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Eli is beginning to struggle so I'm not sure if it will be time soon. I fear his back legs are giving out on him completely. I'm not giving up yet. So far his spirits are good. I'll try increasing his physical therapy.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #349314
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Sending special thoughts to Eli and you. I'll keep my fingers crossed especially since you mentioned his spirits are good. crossedfingers


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: SeanRescueMom] #349560
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Time for a quick Eli update. He's definitely struggling to walk more. His back left leg is really giving out. I don't think a week goes by that I don't sob and think his days are limited, but then he comes back.

His spirts are still good and enjoys are one on one time each day. He still loves playing board games (doggie board games) and getting lots of special treats. I try to take each day thinking if tomorrow was his last day what would I do for him today? Of course, I don't give him steaks or too much food, but I do try to make him to feel special each day.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #349571
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Hugs to your gentle Eli and you. He is definitely a noble senior. Enjoy the best of each and every day with him. paw


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #349714
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Originally Posted by Shilohsmom
The past few days I have been cutting back on the Galliprant. Unfortunately, its not worked at all!! Eli has been struggling more to get up and tends to poop when he does. So were back on the Galliprant.


SAME! Tried it for 60 days with no improvement.

Thank goodness Gracie is still continent. She lets us know when she needs to go out. Sometimes it's as soon as she gets all 4 feet out the door but it's not in the house, yet. We use the help em up harness (we call it her racing harness LOL). I have boots for her but she drags so badly she turns them around. I got non-slip socks for in the house but she pulls them off. I hesitate to tape them on. We've got rugs everywhere in the house. I put a blanket on the concrete porch so she can lay outside. My husband put rubber stripping at the front door so she doesn't tear up her feet. We lift her hind end so that isn't an issue now coming back inside.

She's on Deramaxx 100mg - slightly higher than her recommended dose but the vet feels it's safe. Her blood work was excellent, showing only slight decrease in kidney function, but vet feels the benefit from Deramaxx outweighs the kidney side effect. She's on enalapril and vetmedin for DCM, senilife and melatonin for CDF, probiotics, and Deramaxx. I have greatly reduced the amount of meds. She'll be 13 on Jan 19.

When I took her to the neurologist he said it's not DM because she had been dragging her feet for 2 years. He said DM "takes them" in a year. I have seen such an increase of her hind end weakness, scissoring and dragging of hind legs and change in wear on back nails that I truly believe it is DM now. She came back as a carrier. BUT it really doesn't matter what it's called. She's happy, eating up a storm, still wants to play. I'll do whatever I need to to keep her happy and with me as long as possible.

Hugs to you and Eli. I'm not on here a lot but I'll PM you my email.


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: GraciesMommy] #349719
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Your doing everything right. Eli was first diagnosed with DM some two and a half years ago. I do give him physical therapy and massage at least once a day. I have a new pair of ortho shoes I can send you. I wasn't sure of the sizes and they were coming from Canada so I just ordered a couple of different sizes, They are really good shoes. In fact I think there's a picture of Eli wearing them on his page(s). I think I still have some extra plates I had made for them so I can include them.

It's so very heartbreaking to watch our dear friends struggle. I sob about Eli nearly everyday. I know you are doing all you can for Gracie and I know she is so very thankful to have you. That's the thing about this cruel condition, their minds are still very active its just their bodies that are giving out. I'm glad Gracie can still make it outside to go potty, and yes, the porch is still the outside.

I'm so looking forward to the video!!!

Oh, I wanted to mention that Eli is on steroids which has helped. He's on something called Stanozolol. Its an RX that I get from a compounding pharmacy. I'm thinking its like a banned substance but you can still have it made for a case like this.


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Eli really likes his new bed
[Linked Image]IMG_3023 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr


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Originally Posted by Shilohsmom
Eli really likes his new bed


I can tell Eli likes it because he's smiling. smile


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[Linked Image]IMG_3023 by Rosa Mack, on Flickr


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Eli adores his new bed. It just makes my heart smile seeing him enjoy it so wub HE MADE IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!!! No loosing a pup three Decembers in a row!!! He struggles, don't get me wrong, but he seems happy.

While I brought out the harness recently I haven't had to use it yet. Right now when he goes down the ramp I hold his collar with one hand and my other arm goes under his belly towards the hip area and I hold him up with my arm. Otherwise, he's able to walk. I never said it was pretty, but he walks. It enough to get around the house, spend some time in the yard and even occasionally go for a very short walk.

He had a good holiday. Of course, he's laid claim to the new bed happyboogie I also crocheted a blanket for him and he got lots and lots of treats and things he really likes. He even got a toy. Not that he wanted it, but you never know, maybe he wanted toys too. I'd hate for him to want something and see others getting it instead.

But I'm just so very thankful to have my Eli this holiday. He's the greatest gift ever!!


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I made the appointment to put Eli to sleep Thursday at 9am. His mind is alert but his body is just failing him.


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