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FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/26/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am studying for the bar exam and take it Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Stressful right? Well I have been doing great, studying on my beautiful undergrad campus near where we just moved.  It is a Catholic college w/ a monastary and I feel so peaceful and stress free while there.  Ive been stopping in the church to say a prayer daily, went to mass there this morning.  I was amazed at how great my gut has been.
 
Then today, two days before, everything on campus was closed so I came home to study.  I took my dog for a walk.  She has been having some behavioral issues lately.  We moved from the country to the city and she is having trouble adjusting to having to walk past other people and dogs.  Well today, she barked and nipped a teenage girl. It slightly broke the skin and left a bruise.  The girl was scared and upset but noticed that my dog seemed to be playing and not vicious.  I gave her my number and her dad called me when she got home.
 
Luckily, they are not calling the police or taking her to the doctor because the dog is up to date on all her shots and the kid just had a tetenus shot.  But, my husband is away for a few days and I am so afraid to walk the dog now until I get her to obediance school.  She has always been the perfect dog and this is so out of her character.  I had no idea what was going to happen.  If we would get sued, if she would get quarantined, if because she is a rotti-mix the police would just come take her.  I was a sobbing wreck for hours until I heard from the girls dad that she is ok and they are not making a big deal out of it.
 
But it doesn't change the fact that my dog did this.  And now my stomach is a wreck.  That is what happens whenever I get upset. I have pooped 5 times since the incident and have the stinkiest worse gas right now.  I'm trying to calm down and be thankful that everything is ok for now and just focus on my exam.  But I can't get over it.  I love my dog so much and we are renting a great place.  I would just hate to be put in a situation where we couldn't stay here with the dog.  Luckily we were nowhere near home when this happened so my landlord should never know.
 
I am a very responsible dog owner and will be seeing a trainer to get this problem fixed.  But, I am so emotional right now and I just hate that our emotions come right from our gut.  This sucks.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


ivy6
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   Posted 7/26/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Fitzy)))

Please try not to worry so much. It does sound as if the girl's parents are going to pursue the issue.

In terms of being afraid to take your dog out again, have you thought of buying one of those leashes that has a light muzzle attached? That way your dog would be completely unable to nip anybody, and you'd be able to go out with a more peaceful mind and gut.

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/26/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. Good luck with your exams!
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Zanne
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   Posted 7/26/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree that one of those light muzzle things might just ease your mind until you can see a trainer. Also good luck on your exams, but I know you won't need that since you have been studying so much it will all be good.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Nanners
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   Posted 7/26/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
And Fitzy honey don't hesitate to use your Xanax. I think it might be a big help for you about now and help you to calm down a little. I get the same way when I stress.

Big Hugs,
Gail*Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

crohnielass
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   Posted 7/27/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
H i agree with the others maybe a light muzzle just so the dog can have his walks and to give you peace of mind hope all goes well with your exams good luck Bev x

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety)No maintainance drugs.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 7/27/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy...you have handled this already. You did a great job in handling the girl and taking responsibility. Please stop letting it eat you inside. Those What ifs are horrible...
I don't have a dog and am a little timid around them so I can't really advise you there, but the muzzle thing sounds like a good idea for a temporary fix. Otherwise, can you walk him in early am or late evening to avoid some of the people out walking?

Take care and luck (or all of your skill) on your exams.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


inflamed
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy, you did all you could. Sounds like the girl and her parents are okay, let yourself be too. Relax some now. It's the best thing before the exam. Take care of yourself, rest and everything you learned in Barbri and the last 3 years will radiate out of you on exam days.

Make sure to really celebrate after. Let me tell you, walking out on the last day is the BEST feeling. You are almost there.

ISF13+
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   Posted 7/27/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
We had the same sort of thing happen with our German Shepherd a couple of years ago. Although, it was a lady and her husband came over and chewed us out. They called animal control and we had to quarentine our dog for 7-days (she too, has always been up to date on her shots). Then this guy wanted us to buy his wife a new pant suit since the dogs "nip" put a small hole in her pants. We paid for her visit to the doc so she could get a tetanus shot. To top it all off, she is a member of our church congregation and so you can only imagine the looks we still get whenever we run across them.

I truly empathize with you. Try not to let it stress you out. It's not worth it. :)
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


Writer
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   Posted 7/27/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe your dog just had a mild illness and was feeling snappy. Doesn't mean it's going to happen again. In the meantime, I think the muzzle-type of leash others suggested sounds like it might give you some peace of mind. Now go ace that bar exam! I'm sure you will.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Day one went well. I haven't bought a muzzle but have been avoiding people like the plague. Since she is a timid dog I am afraid the muzzle might scare her and make it worse. I think I'll ask my future trainer before buying one but it is a great idea. I am missing the walks as much as she is. I know from watching the dog whisperer that now that I am nervous she is only going to get more nervous so I know the training will be great for us. My husband is back tomorrow night and she listens to everything he says so it will be a lot less stressful. And Nanners- I did take a xanax last night and a half this morning.

Sunday night I ended up realizing I couldn't study anymore anyway and was too upset so I drove to wear my husband is and slept in his hotel for the night and drove back. It was short enough I didn't need a dog sitter and it was just what I needed to feel better and calm down. I'm still nervous that he is going to have more to say after the bar exam is over but I will deal with that day when it comes.

Tomorrow is multiple choice and Thursday is just another long day of essays for state number 2. I wrote so much today I literally wore the skin off the side of my wrist!! Crazy. Thank you all for your support. It meant so much to know I could come here and type and get everything off my chest.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
ISF13 - so sorry you had to go through that. I was sobbing b/c my husband (who used to be a cop) was telling me that the police were probably going to come and take the dog. I am so glad that didn't happen. Even a quarantine would have been awful. She is a rescue and has never been kenneled. Ugh.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 

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