Monthly Archives: December 2009

12_30 Update

My company left on Monday and yesterday was a day of extreme rest. Like I mentioned in my last update, Elvis handled all of the activity here over Christmas very well. He was quite engaged in what was happening, and … Continue reading

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Christmas photos

Here are three photos from yesterday. And yeah, we got the space alien look going. Elvis: Skeeter and ElvisHaley and Elvis

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12_26 Update

I know I said I probably wouldn’t update until Sunday, but I think I forgot what day it was when I said that. This will be quick, though, since we’ve got out of town company that won’t leave until Monday. … Continue reading

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12_24 Update

Since I’ve got a ton of stuff to do today in preparation for Christmas Day tomorrow, I’ll make this brief. Elvis has now had four days of 1/2 pill (5 mg) of Prednisone, and it’s definitely making a difference with … Continue reading

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War vets, shelter dogs heal together in program

War vets, shelter dogs heal together in program Soldiers with PTSD find comfort, inspiration in needy pooches One of the goals of Pets2Vets is to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder. Sharpe says that while a few groups provide veterans … Continue reading

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12_22 Late update

Apparently the Prednisone is acting faster than I thought it would. Elvis has hardly coughed or wheezed all day. With that in mind, I’m going to delete his bedtime Torbutrol since it’s rather pointless to give him the Super Duper … Continue reading

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12_21 Update

Elvis got his first dose of steroids today. So far. So good. He’ll be on them for the next 3 1/2 weeks. It’s Prednisone, so he gets a full dose (half a 5 mg tablet) for four days, then eight … Continue reading

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12_19 Update and Future Plans

The update part is actually very short. Elvis continues to wheeze some and cough some, but if I had to put it on a scale of 1-10, I’d say he pretty well stays at a 2. Sometimes up to a … Continue reading

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12_18 Medicine/Feeding Update

Posted because I’m afraid I’ll lose my mind (and my notes) over the weekend. Elvis, btw, is doing pretty well. Still sleeping through the night. Still wheezy (but a bit less so) and still coughing (but less so), but all … Continue reading

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12_17 Update (Thursday)

Just a very quick update here. Elvis is about the same. Still sleeping through the night with some very mild coughing, so that’s good. Dr. Walthall is still waiting for information on the consultation on the steroids for him. Not … Continue reading

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