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  1. Miki, thank you so much for your prayers and good thoughts. Horton is the same. He has clear moments of being his loving self and will come over to me to be patted and loved on and then will go back to one of his many beds throughout our home. He's drinking water, with encouragement, and eating very little [today it was peanut butter [so I could get his antibiotics down] on a rice cake]. He did go potty and then he went back to laying down. I'm keeping a very close eye on him and limiting myself to very short walks. Our weather is getting very warm today and I will keep him cool and rested.
  2. Thank you so much Barb. He's still with me and although he's not himself, he's not in pain and will eat some things but not much. As long as he drinks and goes potty I will watch him carefully and pray for the best. Horton is officially retired and will be kept calm, pain-free and well-rested.
  3. Linda, thank you so much for your lovely healing and peaceful thoughts. I so need them. Horton seems to be comfortable albeit not himself. He is drinking and will go potty. But, he will not eat. When he does, he throws up. I'm watching him very carefully for any discomfort. He's sleeping but obviously does not feel well. His heart and lungs stay strong and clear, his teeth are in good shape and his mouth and throat look good [someone suggested that maybe he has a tooth issue], I made the Vet check him carefully. I'm here for him and I pray he's able to stay with me as long as he's not in pain. I call the Vet tomorrow for an after weekend update and we'll see what he recommends going forward.
  4. Thank you so much for taking the time, in light of all the insanity that is going on in our world, to send me and my darling Horton hugs and prayers.
  5. Love you right back! Horton seems comfortable. I hand fed him some turkey, rice cake and some watermelon and he ate it and did not throw it back up. He drank water, went potty and now he's resting again. I will take every restful, peaceful, painless moment I can get with Horty. I will not let him leave me if I can help it. It is my pleasure to give him the best life I can. The hardest thing to do is get his meds down without him spitting them back at me!!!! I am not so good for forcing them down his throat as I was shown by the Vet.
  6. Thank you! He's laying in the living room with me. He's about the same as yesterday. I'm hand feeding him [as the Vet said, give him whatever he'll eat and stays down.] He's eating some turkey balls on rice cake and watermelon for dessert [certainly not his usual diet.] He's interested in it and that's a plus! He's holding it down along with med's that are not so easy to get down. He's with me, he doesn't appear to be in pain and I'll take all the time I can get. Isn't it strange how the timing on all of this is? Today we were supposed to be leaving for 14 days onboard the Golden Princess to Alaska. This cruise would have to be cancelled for sure!
  7. I want to wish all of you a good weekend. Today is a difficult day for me and for Horty. We had to have the Mobile Vet again and see Horton because he's not eating and throwing up with diarrhea. It's so difficult to watch this beautiful being feeling so badly. He had about a week of feeling good and even being playful. We went for walks, rides and it was pure joy to watch him feeling so well. Then, the symptoms he was having weeks ago came back with a vengeance. I called the Vet and he came over. He feels Horton is having prostate and adrenal gland issues, [Cushing disease] along with his sluggish thyroid. These can be very complicated at Horton's age, he gave me a few choices. Hospitalization [to do some more investigative diagnosing], comfort med's and hope that we can keep Horty going for more time or euthanasia. Tough, really tough choices. He said that hospitalization will be difficult because a lot of the pet hospitals are not allowing human visitation and it can be frightening with all the noise and being alone. Horton has been trained to be sensitive to noise and this choice would not be a good one for him and even if they found cancer, surgery would not be an option at his age! He gave Horton I.V. fluids, pain shot, vitamin shot and hopefully these will give him the energy he needs to continue and take away any pain. He wants me to call him on Monday and we'll talk some more. We've all been in this position before......thank you for letting me share this with you. I will share your love and well wishes with my boy! ❣️
  8. Nancy, thank you for sharing Rocky with us. I hope your husband is doing better. I know how quickly these dogs can get into our hearts and souls. And, how we can question everything that we do for them. I know that you want the very best for Rocky and you need to trust your good decisions and your instincts. They are what pulls us through some of the most difficult decisions of our lives. We love you and know that before long you will find the peace that you need within yourself about the choices that you made for Rocky's life. No one knows you better than you.
  9. It sounds like a wonderful cruise. It's so much fun to have a cruise to look forward to.
  10. Thank you for sharing SGN. Sure is better than the stuff that's thrown at us on the usual channels. 😍
  11. Thank you! "Depressing News" Is there anything else? I love the National Georgraphic Channel......no chance of getting any politics or health advisories! Lots of animal stories though!
  12. Happy Weekend Everyone! As if enough wasn't enough for old Roz these past few weeks.......my T.V. in the living room gave up and died after 25 years. Is that a long life for a t.v.? Geezzz! Talk about an expensive couple of weeks.......I hated May, 2020!!!!! I called Best Buy Tuesday and by Thursday had a 55 inch Sony delivered, installed, and the dead Sony removed [like nothing ever happened], can't recommend Best Buy enough!!!! I can't imagine living through all the nonsense of this month without a T.V. to keep me company both now and in the far and distant future.
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