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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348362
08/09/18 07:19 PM
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This is so hard teary Like I wrote earlier, I thought for sure he was going to pass last night. Now this morning I didn't have a lot of time to spend with him as I had to go get my CT done, but he seemed fine. I got home and he greeted me at the door. I took him out in the front and then later to the back (his favorite place). There he walked up and down the hill twice. What an emotional roller coaster this is and I have a feeling it could go on.

I thought maybe he had a massive stroke last night since all he could move was his eyes and mouth. I don't quite understand how he could go from so bad off to what is a normal for him. Even Kody stayed away from him last night so I thought that was a sign too., Normally Kody's is in the living room in the evening with us but last night he went and layed down in his crate. Again, I thought that was odd.

I don't know what to say. I know the time is coming but its clearly not now. For weeks now, I have struggled to get his pain under control. Its mostly just his front left leg that is such a problem. I've been icing it three times a day and he now get pain meds three times a day. It has helped. I can see where he seems to be more comfortable. Now when I say pain, he is not crying in pain. He limps and I know that he is uncomfortable and that's what I'm trying to resolve. The steroids have helped in the back. He's still loosey goosey in the back but he's able to put one foot in front of the other and not fall down. So that's whats important.

I better post before I loose everything. Thanks for all your support, I have a feeling its going to be a long journey.


Rosa

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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348363
08/10/18 12:23 AM
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Rosa, everyone knows-most especially your dogs-that you signed on for the whole journey. It's so terribly hard-but I say from not so much experience-they are worth every single minute.

take care dear,
MJ

Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348364
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MJ I am cherishing every moment. Funny, I was laying with him earlier and I told him how I was even going to miss 'that look' he sometimes gives when he's going poop. Usually he hasn't got a clue, but every once in awhile he can tell he's going and he looks up at me with those big dark eyes.

We celebrate his life daily and I try to always make him feel special.


Rosa

Proud Mom to Eli and Kodiak
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348369
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Originally Posted by Shilohsmom
We celebrate his life daily and I try to always make him feel special.


Rosa, that's the best you can do and your sweet Eli knows that also. I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts. hugging


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Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348396
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When you have a minute, let us know how brave Eli is doing-

thanks

Re: My dear sweet Eli [Re: Shilohsmom] #348397
08/12/18 03:17 PM
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I'm so sorry you are in this difficult part of the journey. Nothing prepares us for these days.

I will be holding you and Eli in my heart and hoping for many more of the good days.


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