Saturday, August 29, 2009

Getting Hit Again

It's only tropical Storm Danny this time but I think there is more rain now that last weekend with the hurricane... It's bloody cold and we put the heat on today. Where did my summer go?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Getting hit Now..

Ok it's pretty windy and very wet now.. The picture is not great but my camera was in a bag.. The wind was driving the rain so hard I could barely keep my eyes open. The water is over the rocks here and I have never seen that before, about 4 feet above the high tide mark. I am so glad we still have power when many do not.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hurricane Bill

Ok we are right in the path of Hurricane Bill... hmmm how did this one get named after my husband... People here in Nova Scotia are certainly preparing more than they did for Juan a few years ago.. We have started to get things in and batten down the hatches.. This is only the second hurricane to hit in my lifetime... I just may take the furkids to the basement when this begins to hit to get away from all the picture windows... Bill keeps saying it will be fine but who knows. I like to plan a little for stuff like this. We have a generator this time so even if we loose power we can still keep some things going. maybe we will be lucky and Bill will head out to sea..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Addison's Dogs Rock!

This is Buddy, he owns Adina and Brian, two very good friends of mine in Oregon. Buddy also has Primary Typical Addison's like Raider. Both Raider and Buddy take the miracle drug "percorten" and a very small daily dose of prednisone to control their Addison's... The first picture is one of Buddy that will be in the Addison's Dogs calendar. I met Buddy in May and he sang to me..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Winners are!

These are the two pictures I am sending in for the 2010 Addison Dogs Calendar .. pretty handsome boy if I must say so..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Swimming at Crescent Beach

Emma and I took Raider and went to Crescent Beach. They both had a blast. He would chase balls in the water all day. There were lots of other dogs but he could not have cared less. Mom brought the ball and the chucker, so he was in heaven.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Calendar Pics

It's time again to submit pictures for the Addison's dogs Calendar. I have narrowed it down to a few... Suggestions are appreciated but not expected because I don't think anyone else is reading my blog.





Saturday, August 8, 2009

Looking Better

Well another dressing change behind us and hopefully we get through the weekend without a vet visit. He goes back Monday. He has that spark back in his eyes. Poor boy now has an ear infection on top of everything. Because of a friend ( Big Thanks =D ) I now have lots of good journal info on Mast cell treatment including the new drug Palladia.. It's not available in Canada yet but I feel better being prepared. My highlighter will be busy today.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Check Up

Well Chauncy took the dressing change pretty well today.The swelling is gone thankfully. Melissa took the retention sutures out and the rest of the sutures will come out on the 13th. Some black tissue over the incision and it certainly has opened up some. She cleaned it up really well and we put another compression bandage back on. He has to go back for a recheck Thursday unless something comes up. I gave him 20mg of Anafen but he still will not walk on the leg at all. Melissa said she would give me some Metacam for him if he needs something after tomorrow. In fact he sits and refuses to walk, although the little bugger went quite well at the clinic... adrenaline rush there I guess, he was wired for sound.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I hate tumors!

Well Thursday July 29 th Chauncy had a small tumor removed from his right hind hock and it was sent off to find out what it was. It was a bit swollen when we left the clinic at 3pm but the tech said just to snip the white tape near the bottom. Well this is what it looked like only 3 hrs later.. Needless to say I called the vet twice and finally back in we went and used warm towels and massaged the fluid out and home we go.

Zonked out on morphine ( thankfully ) and notice the swelling again only 1.5 hr after we had massaged it to normal..

This is his foot less than 12 hrs after being at the vets and I spent the whole night spending 20 minutes every hr massaging it. Back to the vet this am and it looks like he has had a histamine reaction to the tumour removal, between his toes and around the incision looked like raw oozing meat and its only 24 hr post surgery. My Vet figures we are looking at a Mast cell tumour so now we just wait for the results. So more drugs to combat infection and benadryl for the histamine reaction..But I have a bad feeling about this and so does she.