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Discussion in 'Senior Sheltie Health' started by Cindy, May 3, 2018.

  1. ghggp

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    You are such a great Sheltie mom Cindy! Gavin is so lucky to have you as his mom! No dog could ask for more devotion!
     
  2. Cindy

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    I feel like a terrible mom for letting it get this bad :( And kinda peeved at all the vets Gavin has seen over the past 2+ years and NONE of them mentioned/discovered his leg was weaker or told me to watch for it after his radiation. And I know I told his oncologist about him having a harder time with hills multiple times.
     
  3. ghggp

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    Cindy, please do not beat yourself up! You have gone above and beyond for Gavin that few owners would have done! You are to be commended for the love, devotion and caring you have given your boy! You have even gone the extra mile to help others who might encounter a similar diagnosis and with all your detailed posts of his diagnosis and all the treatments.

    I do admit, I also felt the same way in the latter stages of Mr. Chance's decline. I looked back and was really angered when I would bring him to the vet hoping to catch any issues early to be proactive about his care. To the extent that one of the vets just said to me... "he is an OLD Dog". To me, she was just writing him off! I just won't go back to a vet that has that little compassion as to say that to a person who has such a deep bond with their pet. We all hope we could do more and correct anything that might go wrong. We do the best we can. That is all anyone can expect. Hang in there.
     
  4. Cindy

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    Second day was even better. Gavin just hopped right in for his ride. I think he may start getting spoiled by the buggy!
    He moved better/quicker than yesterday.

    I think the vets always just thought Gavin was in great shape considering his age and history. He is such a happy sweet boy they just didn't think to help him be better than he was...
     
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  5. Cindy

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    So today we went to the beach and Gavin walked on the sand for about an hour. The tide was out, so he wasn't able to play in the water much, but he was very chipper wanting to play with other dogs, barking when the tennis balls came out, and he did not want to leave and kept trying to walk back to the beach instead of the car. He doesn't appear to be limping any worse now (very good) but he is exhausted (been sleeping all day). Will have to see how he does tomorrow with his buggy ride and hill walk. I am hoping to extend him to going up and over the bike bridge 1.5 times tomorrow.
     
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  6. ghggp

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    Cindy, that is great that Gavin is adapting to the stroller so well! That beach sand therapy is great too! Heck, everyone knows walking in sand is great therapy! Just being by the water is mental therapy too!
    Keep up the good work!
     
  7. Cindy

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    So Gavin got a major grooming session today. I found what looks like 2 histiocytomas at what are almost surely injection sites for his Ichon based on their locations. The most recent shots were 1 and 2 weeks ago. So maybe I just suck at subq injections, but I can't find any real information about this being a thing. Gavin has had histiocytomas before, but those have been on his belly or legs and all resolved on their own with help of hot castor oil compresses.. I am sticking with just hot compresses for now...It never ends :(
     
  8. ghggp

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    I am so sorry to read this thread. We are both struggling with our fur babies and sometimes we are just barely keeping our heads above water! All we can do is the best we can and love on them! Prayers and paws crossed that we have more good times with them.
     
  9. Caro

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    Poor guys. You've been incredibly brave through all of this. Most people wouldn't do half of what you've done for Gavin. Don't beat yourself up, I'm sure Gavin thinks you're the best mom ever!

    I just had to look up Ichon, very interesting. I wish my surgeons took as much care as you're doing, then all my organs wouldn't have stuck in the last surgery.
     
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  10. Cindy

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    Compared to what Logan is going through, this is nothing. And Gavin does have good spirits most of the time. we went to the beach on Saturday again and he was not leaving; he took a side path on the way to the car that doubles back to the beach! And this morning, he climbed up his pet ramp (I re-installed it a week ago) to visit my bed (My being there was probably incidental).
     
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