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vestabula
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   Posted 2/4/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Well...yesterday I sent my husband off to the vet with our 18 year old dalmation, knowing she was probably going to have to be put down.  I couldn't go because I was hysterical, and quite frankly couldn't watch it happen. Vesta, my dog, has been in congestive heart failure for almost 6 month and last week leaped off a stair landing and hasn't been able to stand up on her own ever since,  I cried non stop, and kept calling my husband on the cell phone asking him if it was 'over yet'.  He told me she was in xray and would call me when he knew something.  I was dumbfounded that she was being xrayed...an 18 year old dog?
 
Anyway, he called me back an hour later and said that they had taken her blood to check for liver and kidney failure...it was perfect.  Scanned her heart and the congestive heart failure is actually better than it was three months ago and most of the fluid was gone.  Nothing showed up on the leg and chest xrays except some 'minor arthritis'...nothing broken.  Nothing of significance appeared on the pelvic xray.  Because she was anesthesized Eric left her there and we picked her up several hours later.
 
When I got to the vet they told me what an amazing dog she is with a will to live like they had never seen.  They had put her on a quilt on the floor and actually had to cage her because she was 'running' all around the office.  The vet took one look at me and just took me in his private office and hugged me for about ten minutes.  He assured me she is not in pain, because that I would not be able to justify.
 
Vesta has been with me for most of my 'fibro life' and has given me comfort most humans could never do.  I couldn't imagine my life without her and I know she is old and that day will come sooner than later but for now, she is still sleeping next to me on my pillow, kissing my face when I hurt.  I will have to pick her up when she falls, but the vet thinks that will get better because he believes she just pulled a muscle in her back.
 
I would like to thank all of you in this forum who have tolerated my silliness and somewhat strange sense of humor...it's what gets me through most of my bad flare days.  I know some of you think I am nuts, but if one person can laugh through this fibro Hell, I am happy.  Believe it or not, I was bawling my eyes out writing the Marlee's Couch post(it was the day I thought my dog was going to die, (was a week-end and couldn't get her to the vet because they were closed)) and for those few moments that you all made me laugh, I am grateful.
 
I WUV YOU, Sherrine! (and the rest of you too)
 
Huggies
donna
 
 


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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/4/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
oh, donna {{{{{{{{{big but gentle (of course) hugs}}}}}}}}}}

what a terribly difficult day yesterday must have been for you! we had to put a wonderful dog down a few years ago, and i still get tears in my eyes when i think of her....i am so happy that your vesta is doing better. it does sound like she is a true fighter! isn't it amazing what dogs (and people!) can do?? it's miraculous! i am so, so glad that your miracle dog is back home with you and please give her a loving pat for me:-)

as for your silliness..i love your sense of humor! some days coming here and reading your and others funny posts is what keeps me going. so thank you for keeping me laughing!! you have no idea how much i appreciate it. as my father always used to say, "sometimes you gotta laugh to keep from crying". that pretty much sums up how i feel about fibro and you are one of those people who keeps me from crying!
love and hugs
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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/4/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Awwwwww... (((((Donna)))) .. I know how hard that is, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Jack, he was 15 and had cancer everywhere.  That was Dec '07.  I still miss him everyday.  He was a great little buddy. (poodle/terrier mix).  Before he left us I had given him a haircut and forgotten to shake out the sheet I used to catch the hair.  A couple of days after he went to sleep I came across the sheet and a clump of hair fell out.  I put it in a special jeweled box and gave it to my husband (Jack was his dog-best friend, when we got married).  We have the box and a great picture of Jack on one of the shelves in our livingroom, where it will remain till we are gone from this planet.
Its a special gift you were given to have this extra time with Vesta.  Enjoy every moment you have with her.  Give her extra kisses and lots of love in return for all she's done for you. (give her a little kiss on the head for me too)
You're "silliness" is a little ray of sunshine for me and, I'm sure, everyone on the forum.  Instead of crying and feeling sorry for myself you and the folks here bring me a smile and a laugh on difficult days.  So keep up the good work... we all wuv you!!!
Warm gentle hugs,
Patti
 
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leemadd
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   Posted 2/4/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I could feel your pain we had to have our dog put down 3 weeks ago I was devastated I have never seen my husband so upset. My duaghter was a mess and ended up with a migraine my other dogs were actually depressed they would go to her favorite spots and cry and howl.She would have been 12 on valentines day. she had cancer and it has been a long time they told us 2 years ago she only had about 6 months and she pushed herself for 2 years in July we had the vet out and she said probally a month she lived another 6 months We have 3 other dogs they are small dogs I still miss all 120 lbs of my lucy girl. We buried her in our back yard and I am getting a stone made for that spot. She made me feel safe she knew my moods she knew when i was sick. I am so happy that ypu have time left with your dog spoil her. Love her and take lots of pictures of her.
Lee Ann

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   Posted 2/4/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Dearest (((Donna)))
You are the main reason I come to this forum, anxiously looking for one of your hilarious posts. Most days, I wake in a foul mood, having not slept well, feeling like a truck ran over me, well you all know what I mean, and I come into my office and before I begin work, I come to this forum and you make me smile! So thank you, my friend, from the bottom of my heart.

Honestly, I think I love my dogs more than people and please don't tell my husband, although he probably already knows. My dogs have been my source of strength. Their unconditional love has gotten me through so many days when I have felt so bad, been in so much pain. If I have to go back to bed, they get into bed and just lie next to me. There are times I feel like a Golden Retriever sandwich - yes I have two Goldens.

Vesta sounds like an amazing girl. I believe her will to go on comes from the love she receives from you and your husband. She desires to be here, to be with you and for you. Dogs are simply amazing and I can't say enough about them. I've had several over the past 25 years and my heart has broken each and every time we've had to put one down, but I've gotten through it by telling myself that it is up to us, my husband and me, to make sure they do not suffer. We at the very least can do that much for them. It's never easy, but in my heart I know it's the right thing to do.

Vesta will let you know when it is time. On another note, have you tried a towel around her waist, to help hoist her up? Just wrap it under her belly and bring both ends up and gently lift. You don't have to bear her entire weight, just enough to give her some extra support. There are some gadgets you can buy, but a towel works just as well.

Again, Donna, thank you for all the times you made me laugh, you are a beautiful person,
Miriam

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patsie
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my Donna,

Maybe you are silly but you have no idea how you cheer me up. Don't you dare stop, we LUV you :):):)

I am so happy about Vesta, is it not amazing her will. You know she knows her mama still needs her. Ready for some tears, my standard poodle, Monet, lived to 15 1/2. He had a healthy happy life and got me through more than I care to mention. We lived it all together. At Thanksgiving weekend 2005 he came to my piano bench and looked at me with those doe eyes and honest to God this is what I felt him say. "Mama it is my time and I must go, I only pray you will be fine". He died within the hour and my son was home for the holiday. Can you understand my saying I was so blessed as I did not have to put him down, he was incredible!!!!

January 2007 I got my new standard, Maestro, he will be my conductor hence the name. He is a pup still but puts his big chops on my knee to comfort me. He is directly from Monet, I KNOW IT!!!

Now I am crying for happy.

I was going to write about the towel too but Miriam beat me to it. Best idea!!!
Puppy kisses to all, Patsie

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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donna,

I am so happy that you get more time with Vesta. You are so fortunate to have her. Never forget that. I have two dogs. A german shepard and a pitbull/australian cattle dog. They are both my babies. And they are both comforting to me when I am down. They follow me everywhere, like a short parade. And when I go to bed, they go to bed. Where ever I am , they are there.

My friend has a dalmation/lab mix. She looks like a cow. It is funny. But she is a good dog. We took her for a walk in the woods the other day. She was a good girl and stayed by us as her other dog went running all over the place.

We do love your funny posts. You really get the gang going. It is fun, so don't ever stop. We need humor in our lives.

Take care my friend,

Luv and hugs, Karen
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Vesta is a very special companion.  Donna didn't tell you that she adopted Vesta when Vesta and her pups were thrown in a ditch and left.  Trust me, Vesta remembers and has/is paying Donna and her husband back for the wonderful life they are giving her.  She is special and so are Donna and Eric. 
 
I hope Vesta ends up in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest living Dalmation!  Yea, Vesta!!!!!! 
 
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kelly71
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna,
 
I think I've told you this before, but before I stopped working, I worked as a licensed veterinary technician for 17 years.  I have seen my fair share of dalmations, but I have never seen or even heard of one that is that old.  I know that she is your heart, and you are so lucky to have had her (or, actually, she has had you) for so long.
 
BTW-any good veterinarian would want to take Xrays to see if there is any damage from her fall (or arthritis like he or she found).  I don't know you, but you sound like me when I had to have my precious cat, Katie put down.  You want to make sure that you cover all your bases and you are making the right decision for her.  Then, once you have some answers, decisions can be made.  Even though I knew that I had to have Katie put down, I still have a lot of "what if?" questions (because I couldn't be there when it happened). sad
 
Anyway, if you ever need someone to talk to about this, I'm always willing to help with any questions you may have (just remember, I am not a veterinarian).  I hope that Vesta knows how much you love her.  And, always remember, we don't own pets, they own us. :-)
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna your humor has added so much to this forum. We can always count on you for a good laugh and most days we all need a good laugh. But now when I read your funny post I'm going to wonder if your okay.
 
I'm so happy for Vesta. You know before Brandy got sick this summer I couldn't imagine Ken or I either one being able to be there if we had to have her put to sleep. But after watching her suffer for a week when the time came we couldn't let her go without her parents both being there holding her when she went. We had her cremated and we have her ashes.
 
Now we have Kujo I mean Krissy. devil If I'm laying on the couch her favorite place is plopping her fat little body right across my head so she can reach my face with her mouth and if I don't keep my mouth shut she tries to get in it.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
You mean you can keep your mouth shut, Marlee?  devil    Hey, you left yourself w-i-d-e open!  turn
 
I wuv you!
 
Sherrine
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vestabula
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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all so much for your kind words...for the first time in a week I am smiling!  Just a small post about Vesta...as Sherrine said she was found in a ditch with a litter of terrier/dalmation puppies and taken to a doggie day care center where I was volunteering.  I adopted her knowing nothing about her.  I took her to a local vet(this was when I lived in VA Beach) to have her checked out and he walked in the door and said..."Well, hello Vesta!"  I asked how he knew her name and he showed me her ear where he had done some hematoma surgery, and also how her previous owners tried to 'unload' her on him because they were 'moving and couldn't have pets'....especially a pregnant dog.  He pointed out to me where she had been beaten and abused....then thanked me for saving her life...he had reported these owners several times but nothing was ever done.  He had all her records and she was born on June 22nd, 1991.

BTW...all her puppies were adopted!

Thanks again for all your support...I WUV YOU!

huggies

donna

 


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
donna,

i had never read the story of vesta before-wow! she is so lucky you found her! i just can't believe how some people treat their animals..it is so, so sad. i will never forget being about 8 or 9 and driving with my aunt past a park and watching someone in the car in front of us throw a dog out of the window into the park! they just threw her out like she was garbage!!! i was hysterical from crying..it was so devestating for me to see something like that. fortunately, my aunt stopped her car and picked the dog up. she ended up keeping her for years after that. i was so happy that dog was able to live in a loving home! i think anyone who takes in a stray-especially one with previous abuse-should be highly commended! so kudos to you for taking vesta in and loving her so very much :-)

glad to hear you're feeling a little better-remember we luv you!!!!!!!!

{{{{hugs}}}}
love and hugs
~danielle


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patsie
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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Now we know why vesta loves you so much. You were her savior and now she is yours!!!!! Patsie

Orlo
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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Awww Donna! That is so amazing! I'm so happy for you and Vesta! I don't know what I'd do without my furkids!
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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   

OK... Now I'm really choaked up.. **sniffle** What an incredible story about and incredible dog.  You need to write a story about Vesta.  You, Eric, Vesta and her kids (ooops I mean puppies) are amazing.

BTW, all of my dogs have been pound puppies, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Big gentle hugs..


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kelly71
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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna,
 
What a horrible story about what happened to Vesta. shocked   Unfortunately, in my line of work, I have seen some horrors that I can't even talk about.  I always say that animals are the only things that can 100% love unconditionally.  They don't judge you or want anything from you-except love.
 
BTW-it sounds like besides you saving Vesta, in a lot of ways, she saved you, too. yeah
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/4/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, if I had read the story about Vesta I had forgotten it, how amazing. I watch Animal Cops and can not believe how people can treat animals the way they do.
 
Vesta is paying you back with all she has.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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RedDiane
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   Posted 2/4/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I'm so glad Vesta has more time with you. We had to put down our cat of 18 years in May 2005. I was worried my son couldn't handle it, he loved her so much. He had a really hard time of it. I also love your sense of humor. Maybe you can gather all your posts together, then I'll edit or proofread them (except the ones we weren't allowed to correct) and you'll have another book. Love, Diane
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 2/4/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Donna, I tried to post this earlier to you but I just was so sad.  I took a break & sat with my Muffin, a Pekenese, for awhile & thought about you & Vesta.  I get attached to animals & I just want them to go on & on.  Your Vesta sounds like a miracle & so loving & loyal.  I'm glad she is ok for now.  I couldn't have a dog for a long time because I was allergic to them & cats so I took shots for 8 years until I got so they didn't seem to help anymore but now I know what I was dealing with at the end of that period was Fibro.  With my allergies I got so fatigued, flulike & depressed.  Anyway, I have found out the shots must have helped me some because I can have Muffin with no problems.  I still can't have cats (which I love) but I will stick with my Muffin. 

Your humor is a breath of fresh air & I look for your threads often for an uplift when I am down.  During my recent bout of fatigue & depression which had gone on for several months I found myself laughing & laughing at the story "Two Fibromites entered a Bar".  It was the start, & the catylist, of my coming out of the flare.  I hope you don't mind that I did bump it up but I do go & read it every so often.  You sense of humor are a gift to us, thank you Sweetie, Denise


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hurtinginaz
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   Posted 2/4/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for sharing this. This sounds like truly a miracle. And what an amazing dog to fight like that to keep living. I too have experienced the amazing bond between human and dogs and have experienced how much love they can give us in our lives. Im happy to hear you able to have your beloved dog in your life a while longer.
-kim
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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Our chocolate lab/pointer mix, Animosh (that's the ojibwe word for dog) died in August of this past year. She was just over 14 years old, and my hubby had her from a puppy. It has been hard and we miss her. She was an awesome dog, and we were very fortunate in that she was never sick, and we didn't have to watch her fail. Her heart just gave up on her. The whole thing lasted about an hour from the time I got up and she collapsed in the kitchen floor trying to follow me to when I got her to the vet and he told me she was dying. My hubby was out of town and I held up my cell phone to her ear so he could say good-bye. It was an awful moment. We took her to our lake property and buried her there.

I have told my husband that I would like a small dog, just to keep me company because he works long, odd hours. He's not ready and we have to move in June, so maybe after the move...
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vestabula
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   Posted 2/5/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Again, thank you all for you support and kindness.  I have taken some of your advice and used the towel to walk her around but last night she started to walk on her own and has actually hiked herself up without me lifting her hind end.  She is eating and drinking...have to buy some doggie diapers because the diuretic is REALLY working and she can't get to the door fast enough.

Diane...thanks for the proof reading offer!  I just may take you up on that...am half way through a book and because of the fog most of it looks like I'm dyslexic!

Thank you again, my fibro friends.

Huggies and Kissies

donna


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GamJill
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   Posted 2/5/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Donna- What a story! Was gone yesterday, full day with follow-up Dr's appts. etc.

You give so much of yourself here at the forum, and you have made me laugh till I have had tears coming down my face and my stomach hurting! Who knew "Marlees Couch" post was going to be so funny! I roared from laughter to so many of the replys.

I know humor helps tremendously- but "please" let us know when "You" need support, like with Vesta or anything else, OK?

Ahhh Vesta, she sounds amazing- and I know how hard this has got to be on you. My bird that passed away a year and a half ago was my buddy. He was here with me always! And had been through alot with me- just being "company/companion" when no one else was there. Also, my granddog is a gem. He is and continues to mean the world to me. He will be 6 yrs. old in May and is a big yellow lab and I know they do not live much beyond 10. That thought scares the heck out of me and I cannot even go there and think about it too much.

Sounds like Vesta is doing a little better this morning- that is good news. Will be thinking about both of you-

GamJill  

 


 
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 2/5/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Gamjill...don't underestimate the power of animals.  Dalmations have a life span of 10 years also.  It is amazing how much love they give us and defy the odds so don't even think about how long you have with him.  Just enjoy the moment, love him and as you know, they will return that love ten fold!

Huggies

donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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