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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #352360
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If he's going out 15-20xs a day then it sounds like he's still mobile for the most part. I get it, the legs cross, they fall, etc. but that's a lot of getting up and down and going out each day. I think that's good. It sounds like he's to the point where he can still tell somewhat that he has to go so there's still that small amount of awareness still going on. But other than that it's just the poop passing.

The problem is we've spent their lifetime telling them to go potty outside. They learned that and we celebrated. When they did make mistakes we were quick to correct them so that they knew going potty in the house was bad. So how else can Loki feel than to feel bad when he's gone in the house?? With Eli I had to retrain him that it was ok to go poop in the house. I made a point to be cheerful about it and how happy I was that he had a poo poo. I make light of it as much as I could. I needed him to know it was ok so I needed to teach him that.

Eli would go in his sleep all the time. I just made it a habit to check him from time to time as he slept. Sometimes he's just pass gas but I'd check as you never knew.

I'm not saying this is easy at all. Its heartbreaking, but I'm thinking your doing a great job.


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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #352375
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You're doing great with him. Luc would poop inside too at the end, and we did the same - kept the bucket and mop handy. Loki is so lucky to have someone who gives him such love.


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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #352389
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Thanks Jenn and Rosa. I think your dogs were lucky to have you also. We love our babies and we knew full well we were in for the long haul.
Im so glad I'm in such good company. Its a good feeling to know i have someone to talk to that understands.


Sandra
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353521
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Update. Loki is getting real weak in the back end. He has also started peeing in his sleep.
We took him in to the vet and sure enough, he had a bladder infection. The antibiotics helped, but now he is incontinent.
We take him out more often to pee and use puppy pads under a sheet on his bed. He's on meds to help control the peeing, but with all that he still having accidents.
The day before yesterday, he had super runny diarrhea. It was really bad yesterday, but the meds started kicking in and he's doing better.
Today, for the first time in a long time, he spent the day outside with us. When I went to the barn, I walked slowly and stopped so he could have a rest.
When we got back, instead of wanting in the house, he wanted to stay with us.
He laid around watching me paint the chicken coop trim. Went for a short walk with Wayne in the bush when he went to look the a roost pole.
He didnt come in the house until we finished for the day.

Just the other day we were discussing when we should help him to the bridge, but his rallying really surprised us.
I just love this old gentleman.
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Sandra
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353522
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wub May he continue to rally so you can enjoy the time with him.


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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353524
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Loki, you are a wonderful gentleman. Sandra, I am glad he's rallied for you. What a good boy!


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Loki looks amazing. I hope you have many, many more happy days like this.

I can't begin to try to remember how many times I thought it was time with Eli and each time he'd perk up.

Be very consistent with his diet to keep those stools firm, and try to keep the potty pads under him as he rests.

And most of all, enjoy every minute he's with you.


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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh, Shoshi and Eli
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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353529
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What a handsome dog!

Barker the elder the first developed these issues in old age. However, she would position herself over the pee pad in bed. .. maybe Loki will figure it out, too?

Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353552
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Sandra, I just saw this. Loki is so impressive. It's just awe-inspiring how resilient these guys can be in the right hands.

Loki shows us the dignity of age and the strength of love.

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Very distinguished looking old guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best of luck with your guy!

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Loki is so handsome! Look at him!!! wub
I know these are trying days, glad to see he's rallying for y'all.


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Re: Loki has DM [Re: DarkEyes] #353628
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Sandra, he certainly is a distinguished gentleman, bless his heart. wub I know you are worried about his time coming soon but for now the fact that he wanted to rally is a good sign.


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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353639
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Another Loki update. I have been taking Loki out more often for more frequent pee breaks. I have to help him up and down the porch stairs, and he's getting used to the pattern. He goes out just before bed and gets his meds. And I've notice he's peeing less in the night.
He loves truck rides, we put a plastic crate down for him to use as a step and with help he can get in. Wayne doesn't want him to fall so he picks him up and sets him on the ground when we get back home. Lately he's been wanting to go with us more often. It's always great when he's feeling so good.
Today I had a nice surprise. When I went to help him down the porch steps, he went ahead of me and got down on his own. He wanted to go back in after out last night outing and climbed the stairs himself! This guy just amazes me. What he won't do for love.🐾💗


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Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
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Originally Posted by SeanRescueMom
Sandra, he certainly is a distinguished gentleman, bless his heart. wub.

He is isnt he? I've always said he's distinguished. Were the white is , that has only come up in the last few years. It's such a pure white.
When we first rescued him he was beat up and I've noticed a lot of the white patches are where his old war wounds were.
Just love this guy. His 'gotcha' day was Aug 23rd. He's 13, it might be pushing it, but I'm hoping to get to 14. gsdsit


Sandra
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
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Such a good boy - I just love the old timers.


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RIP Luc
RIP Teagan
Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #353693
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Poor Loki had been peeing g the bed for the last 2 days. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take him in to the vet today because of prior commitments. But I'm wondering if he has another Bladder infection. His pee is really stinky.
Ok I just called into the vets office. My vet said it's most likely he would get another infection. So I'll be taking a sample in if we get home before they close.
I've had to lock him out of the bedroom at night because it's been so smelly. That just makes him confused, and me sad.
I'll keep you posted.


Sandra
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
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Sandra, I'm sorry to hear about the accidents. It must be confusing and sad to keep him out of the bedroom, I sympathise.


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Best of luck getting a sample to the vet before they close today. I'm sure you'll be anxious to find out the results and so will we.


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My heart is breaking. Vet says he's getting near the end.
He might not be with us much longer.
He's so thin. Although he eats well. His strength is starting to go.
I got the meds for his bladder infection. I'm praying he rallies back again.
I can't concentrate on anything at the moment. It's like what she said is just hitting home now.


Sandra
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
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Aw! I'm so sorry frown My heart is breaking for you. grouphug


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