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    Update from Makita's momma

    Just thought I would send an update..... It has been over a year since Makita passed away and not a day goes by that I don't think of her... I still cry once in a while and light a candle....
    After...
  2. Re: Aleah - 10 y/o English Shepherd Mix, Tumors On Both Adrenals - Aleah has Passed

    Dave and family,
    So sorry to read about your loss....... I wish there was something I could say to help 'ease' the sadness.... You took the time to acknowledge my loss and I appreciated...
  3. Re: Trouble with Vetoryl - 11 y/o pitbull terrier (Dozer has passed)

    So sorry to hear of your loss, the passing of Dozer..... I understand how you feel right now and that it feel's like there is nothing anyone can say or do to lessen your pain.... please take comfort...
  4. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Makita has passed

    Thank you for the kind words and yes, the daycare story is one of my favourites..... I also keep forgetting to sign my name.... so used to everyone knowing that Makita and Heidi are the same thing....
  5. Re: Help please!! Pituitary Cushings, just started Lysodren (Jersey has passed)

    Hi Destiny,
    So sorry to hear of your loss..... such beautiful stories, especially of the snow... Makita loved the snow as well... we loved it when it snowed b/c it was like she was a puppy again,...
  6. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Makita has passed

    "I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease".

    Joe Garagiola
  7. Re: a-typical Cushing's and macrotumor ~ Pumpkin's diagnosis (Pumpkin has passed)

    Well said Shanele.... Makita and Pumpkin had so much in common, I wish we could of all met here on earth... (Makita would have shown Pumpkin how to hunt moles in a vineyard....) I bet they both found...
  8. Re: Has anyone experienced this? Help! (15 yo ShihTzu mix) Hypothyroid- Trilostane

    Is there a chance it could be an ulcer?
  9. Re: Has anyone experienced this? Help! (15 yo ShihTzu mix) Hypothyroid- Trilostane

    I will start by saying I am not an expert but I will say that the symptoms you described are exactly what I went through with Makita (prior to Vestibular disease)... I was told she had...
  10. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Makita has passed

    I do come on here everyday and read.... and then cry....and then be thankful that ppl whom have never met Makita and I, will say such kind words and words of encouragement...and then I cry again... I...
  11. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Makita has passed

    Only a week has passed but it feels like it is much longer..... just wanted to say that I miss her.... she is here with me in her little box...
  12. Re: Lola, 10 yr old Boxer mix (treatment with Lysodren) UPDATE: Lola has passed

    So sorry to hear of your loss..... I just love the photo of her you use as your avatar.... it made me smile..... take care and give your new addition to the family an extra long belly rub from me.....
  13. Makita has passed..........

    "I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease"....Joe Garagiola

    Today Makita died as she had lived, in my care, and surrounded by my...
  14. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis -Surgery Update

    Thanks for sharing your stories with us...... problem is, it has been two weeks, she is 15 and she can't even lift herself up....when I help her she just falls over.....when I hold her back legs all...
  15. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis -Surgery Update

    Soooooo. Now she has decided that she has an appetite again and is struggling so hard to get up..... her head is tilted to the side b/c of the vestibular disease so she has no balance. Now that she...
  16. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis -Surgery Update

    Soooooo.... Makita has not improved and has take a turn for the worst. She has not been able to walk in 9 days. She will eat some food but not enough.... She has also had diahrrea.... the Vet does...
  17. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis -Surgery Update

    Thanks for all your kind words and support....just need to hear that that there is some 'normal' in what Makita is going through....
  18. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis -Surgery Update

    Makita is moving her head around a bit more, trying to pull herself up. Still cannot walk but can stand for a bit when I lift her up..... drooling a lot but is drinking water.... still not...
  19. Vestibular Disease

    So we made it through the surgery but...... after an emergency visit to the Vet, Makita has been diagnosed with Vestibular Disease... she has all the classic symptoms.... She was fine and then...
  20. Makita update

    Makita went in for surgery to have a 4" tumor removed from her liver. At the age of 15, I was a bit hesitant & nervous about this surgery and what was best for her. After an hour drive to the a Vet...
  21. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis

    The ultra sound came back with a 3 - 4 inch benign tumor on her liver. We are not able to start the Lysodren until we remove the tumor. Thing is, she is back to her normal self. Her legs are better...
  22. Re: Mira, 7yr old Husky - Cushings ruled out; liver cancer (Mira has passed)

    I work with grieving families everyday... I often search for poems to comfort families during this most difficult time. I came across this poem/letter and it really touched me. I thought I would...
  23. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis

    We haven't really talked about Lysodren but he was clear, as was the specialist that we would not discuss Lysodren until the liver issue is dealt with.....
  24. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis

    So it turns out that Makita has a large benign growth on her liver and has had it for a long time. She does not have pancreatitis... the reason she had a bad reaction to Vetoryl is b/c of the growth...
  25. Re: Makita (15 y/o Husky Shepherd cross) - Pancreatitis

    The test was to test her enzymes, which are elevated in her pancreas and liver (he told me the name but I can't remember b/c all I heard was the word tumor). He said that the test they use is a 'new...
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