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Wondering how the sweetie is doing today...

 

 

I'll know in 45 minutes

I left him 2 bowls of food this morning. He was eating the chicken when I walked out the door.

 

He ate a lot yesterday, not sure if I posted that or not.

 

I need to run to Costco and get those dehydrated duck treats. I have a few of the chicken left but I know he loves the duck too.

 

They have some salmon treats right now that my guys are crazy for. They are softer than the dehydrated ones, so even my toothless boys can eat them. ;-)

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Dr. Couto is such an angel, but at the same time, it truly stinks to get confirmation from the experts that it is indeed cancer. I'm so sorry. Sending you and Sparks many good thoughts and hugs. If you would like to send me a PM, I'm happy to talk to you about our experiences or just listen when you need to vent. Many hugs. . .

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Glad he is eating with such zest Kari!

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He was restless again last night but not as bad as the previous few nights.

 

I'm going to make sure to give melatonin and composure tonight to see if that helps him sleep. He's also getting 3 diff pain meds at night so I would think he'd be feeling ok.

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I think he only woke up twice last night :yay and we slept until 8am

Now lounging in bed for a while until I have to pick up an elderly friend to bring her to the hairdresser

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Passion 10/16/02-5/25/17

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oh crap, Kari :( :( :( :( I am so very sorry. I know how much you love your sweet boy.

 

sending many hugs to you both. :grouphug :grouphug

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Yay for good nights Kari!

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I think he only woke up twice last night :yay and we slept until 8am

Now lounging in bed for a while until I have to pick up an elderly friend to bring her to the hairdresser

 

Excellent! Sounds like he had a good morning in bed with his momma. :)

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I'm wondering if he has SA going on.

He pees/poops at least 4-5 times when I am not home.

When I am home, he does not ask to go outside but goes out when I first get home, maybe once a few hours later and again right before bed.

 

I feel bad leaving him home but I have to work :(

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Run free sweet Hana 9/21/08-9/12/10. Missing Sparks with every breath.
Passion 10/16/02-5/25/17

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I'm wondering if he has SA going on.

He pees/poops at least 4-5 times when I am not home.

When I am home, he does not ask to go outside but goes out when I first get home, maybe once a few hours later and again right before bed.

 

I feel bad leaving him home but I have to work :(

 

Sounds like he does. :( Is there someone who could sit with him, just so he has someone there? You CAN bring him over here anytime, but I know it's hard to get him into the car.

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You are doing everything correct Kari. :grouphug :grouphug My guess is the meds. are probably making him a bit anxious. Spend your time together loving him and just clean it up and not worry about it.

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You are doing everything correct Kari. :grouphug :grouphug My guess is the meds. are probably making him a bit anxious. Spend your time together loving him and just clean it up and not worry about it.

 

 

Believe me, I don't care at all about my floors. I would gladly clean sh!it my floors for years to come if it meant Sparks would still be with me

 

I just worry about him- I don't want him to be upset

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You are doing everything correct Kari. :grouphug :grouphug My guess is the meds. are probably making him a bit anxious. Spend your time together loving him and just clean it up and not worry about it.

 

 

Believe me, I don't care at all about my floors. I would gladly clean sh!it my floors for years to come if it meant Sparks would still be with me

 

I just worry about him- I don't want him to be upset

 

I know Kari. :grouphug

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I'm wondering if he has SA going on.

He pees/poops at least 4-5 times when I am not home.

When I am home, he does not ask to go outside but goes out when I first get home, maybe once a few hours later and again right before bed.

 

I feel bad leaving him home but I have to work :(

 

Sounds like he does. :( Is there someone who could sit with him, just so he has someone there? You CAN bring him over here anytime, but I know it's hard to get him into the car.

 

 

Thanks Jen

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Passion 10/16/02-5/25/17

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Here's hoping that you are having a good weekend together! I did not tell my dogs that Sparks is getting homecooked meals 24/7 now . . :):P

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Here's hoping that you are having a good weekend together! I did not tell my dogs that Sparks is getting homecooked meals 24/7 now . . :):P

 

 

It was a great weekend, pictures coming :)

 

Yeah, don't tell them. You will spend hours cooking, of course it's totally worth it but I think I need a bigger crock pot!

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Passion 10/16/02-5/25/17

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I'm thinking of you and your Sparks, Kari.

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Joshy I will love you always Aug 1, 2004-Feb 22,2013 Jonah my sweetheart May 2000 - Jan 2015

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You are doing everything correct Kari. :grouphug :grouphug My guess is the meds. are probably making him a bit anxious. Spend your time together loving him and just clean it up and not worry about it.

 

 

Believe me, I don't care at all about my floors. I would gladly clean sh!it my floors for years to come if it meant Sparks would still be with me

 

 

I know exactly how you feel. I wanted you to know that although I haven't posted anything before I have been following along and checking in on Sparks and keeping the both of you in my thoughts. I'm always glad to read when he has a good day or night.

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I am on facebook more than greytalk, so I had to come here and check up on you and Sparks. I know you are having a rough time and I hope you can get a little extra time off from work here and there. He is worth all the hard work you are doing...crockpots, peeing, sleeping arrangements and all! You will have wonderful memories of his life.

 

Take the time you need....grieving is such a long process.

 

Hugs and kisses to you and Sparks (and your other hounds too)!

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Thank you!

 

I made chicken in the crock pot for him last night. He loved it. I'll make roast for him tonight.

 

He still has big d-I suspect from eating all the meat and treats.

 

I don't care about that if it's not making him uncomfortable.

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Run free sweet Hana 9/21/08-9/12/10. Missing Sparks with every breath.
Passion 10/16/02-5/25/17

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