Monthly Archives: October 2009

October 26…A home of his own.

I spoke with Liz (the HS foster director) this morning at the shelter, and it’s official. Elvis is now in permanent foster with us. While Randall and I always knew it would be a very remote possibility that someone would … Continue reading

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October 24, Saturday

Things got a bit hairy this last week since my mother came in for a visit last weekend and came down with a sinus infection. She was here until yesterday, so updates took a backseat. Elvis has been on strictly … Continue reading

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October 20, evening

OK. Had a good talk with Elvis’ vet, Dr. Walthall, and what we’ve decided to do is keep him on the 1cc of Lasix twice a day and give him 1/2 a cough tablet twice a day. This new cough … Continue reading

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October 19, morning, medicine update

Elvis handled all the company yesterday very well. We put his crate in the bedroom so he could have space, and I brought him out once to meet people. He was unsure of the situation, but he settled down in … Continue reading

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October 16, morning, medicine update

**fingers crossed** It looks like the new dose is working. It’s hard to say about the behavior, but I believe he’s about 95% of normal right now. Since I’ve been doing so much around the house this week, I know … Continue reading

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October 15, morning, medicine update

So far. So good. Elvis’ behavior on the reduced dose of Vetmedin seems OK. Course, it took nearly 3 weeks the first time, so it may end up being a delayed reaction this time. I’ve got my fingers and toes … Continue reading

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October 14, morning, medicine update

Randall and I talked it over last night before bed, and I mentioned my strong concerns that taking Elvis completely off his heart medicine without putting him on a replacement was just not a good thing to do. Randall agreed … Continue reading

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October 13, evening, medicine update

Mixed news here. Since Elvis was doing so much better this morning and, in keeping with what I told the clinic I was going to do, I gave him 1/2 of a Vetmedin with breakfast. That’s the mixed news. Today … Continue reading

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October 13, morning, medicine update

So far. So good. When I got up this morning and came in the den, Elvis was doing his goofy greeting routine. I’d say he’s about 95% back to his normal level of behavior, so when I fed him, I … Continue reading

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October 12, evening, Medicine update

There’s a definite behavioral improvement since Elvis has been off the Vetmedin for 24 hours. I talked to the clinic, though the vet was so swamped I didn’t get a chance to speak with her. What I’ve decided to do … Continue reading

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