Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
11:30am update - HE SURVIVED SURGERY!!!! I have to call back around 2p.m. for an update on him and when he can go home. Now to pray for clean margins!
So we're off for surgery! I will probably not stay at the vet's while the surgery takes place. It has been recommended to me that I would be better off at work, taking Xanax or drinking Jack Daniels. Neither of which I do...sigh. Please keep Marty and the vet performing his surgery in your prayers today! We'll be back later with updates.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
After dinner we went bowling.....
After bowling, we had coffee and dessert. Homemade ice cream cake, double chocolate cake, AND cream puffs. Can you all say CALORIES??????
Monday, February 23, 2009
On Thursday, when I spent the entire night up watching Marty, it was interesting to see how the Pugs interact with each other and me. None of them would go upstairs with P for bed. Zoey, the spitfire, of the family decided to cuddle with her brother......
Being bored, worried, and overtired, I even took a short video......
Silly little Pugs!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Anyhow, we move towards Wednesday and the lump removal with good thoughts!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Noon: Update: Marty was only 85% bad at the vet today...vs...his usual 120% bad! The vet feels the "passing out" is airway problem and to do with elongated palete. This surgery is not one my vet does, as it is a specialist type thing and of course is expensive (aren't they all?). The vet doesn't feel Marty's problem is too bad, although he did caution me that one of these times he "might not wake up".....sigh.....
On a worse note, the vet believes the lump under Marty's arm is a mast cell tumor. Understand that is from visual review only. Because of Marty's distress at the vet's, a needle biopsy is not the way to go with him. It is doubtful we could have even done it. They were able to do a draw for some bloodwork as I held him and got him very relaxed for that....all 27 pounds of him! Silly guy! The vet is 95% sure it is mast cell and warned these are usually malignant. I guess in my heart I've felt this for a while, but was watching the lump for change. Any vet visit is upsetting to him and at nearly 10, I don't want to stress him out any more than he has to be. They can also not do his anesthia the normal way as he gets completely unglued, so he will have to be sedated prior to be putting under....gosh....
I will be taking next Wednesday morning off to be there with him. The good news is they'll be able to cut his front toe nails while he is "sleeping". Once we get through this we'll think about the other surgery......
This morning I am taking Marty to the vet. Over the 2+ years he has lived with us, he has "fainted" 3 times....that is 3 times that I've actually witnessed. The first time I heard him coughing during the night, I thought he was going to be sick, so I put him off the bed onto the floor and he literally fell over...flat...out...cold. I shook him (great CPR, eh?) and he just looked at me like I was NUTS. The second time happened about 12 months ago. He was in the hallway and was doing his little grunty cough thing...and over he went. The last time it happened was last weekend. He was standing in the kitchen by me....did his coughy, grunty, thing and PLOP. I yelled for P, while yelling "marty, marty"...he came too, looked at me and was like "what?".
Yesterday when I came home at lunchtime. The gang greeted me by the door, we all went into the kitchen for fresh water..I looked over at Marty and saw his back end starting to go over. He did not pass out that time and in my mind I thought...well, maybe his legs are asleep, he got a cramp, the moon is full of blue cheese...get my drift?
I immediately called the vet and described the antics. I am taking him in today at 10am. Please send good vibes our way. Marty has a HUGE dislike of going to the vet and ANY kind of attention. He will have to have his "calm your butt down Marty drugs" 2 hours before our appointment. He will be going back to work with me to relax for the rest of the day..under my watchful eye.
Many things are floating around in my head...heart trouble, liver trouble.....not what I want for my little guy. He has always been a noisy Pug. Grunty, grumbly, coughs when he gets crazy. Anyone else ever have anything like this??????
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Recognize this blogger? First person to tell me her blog, gets a big kiss from MARTY!
As the day progressed L and my gang sat it out.....
Here is Isabella (Rosie's mom) and Chloe.
We got home at 5pm. A long day for 4 little furry ones. They slept on the drive home and when we got home ate dinner and went right to bed!
I do have more photos, but unfortunately, they are not uploading...not sure why...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
it sure can't hurt!......
so blogland...."in a few months things are going to get better"!
Saturday, February 07, 2009
A little boy befriended them with treats...
Remember Duncan? His first adoptive home did not work out. He just wasn't happy there and so a new home was found. He is thriving with his new mama.
On the drive home I wasn't paying much attention to cars driving next to me on the thruway. Twice I looked over and realized the passengers of the vehicles were smiling and laughing. I realized driving my vw beetle that those people in SUV's and higher riding vehicles could look right in the back of my car to see my four...lounging about and relaxing on the ride home! When we got to the toll booth I thought the woman next to be was going to jump from her vehicle and come over! These little puggies sure do bring smiles to people!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Things that make me happy:
1. Pugs (bet your all surprised about that!)
2. My family
5. Vanilla Ice Cream