Monday, February 20, 2017

Dog: Rest in Peace Max

Occasionally Max will fall asleep on his feet. The night before last he wouldn't lay down and this happened quite often and then all day the next day. It was a weekend so I figured out that I could get him to lay down if I locked him in his kennel. We both got some sleep.

At dinner time last night he wouldn't finish his food for the first time ever. I even tried to let him lick a spoon with a tomato based sauce on it (which he loves) an he wasn't having it. Started but stopped. I put him out and he was only able to pee. Otherwise, he just stood there and fell asleep on his feet.

It was a rough night. I put him in the kennel and hoped that he would pass in his sleep. I sat with him for a while and said my goodbyes but it looks like I will be doing that again at 3:30pm. It is President's Day so I called first thing to find out if they were open and to schedule an appointment. I guess he wants to say goodbye to Daddy too,

Now he is gone. He went peacefully. I will miss him dearly.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dog: Max Hematoma

Uh-Oh! Here we go again! Another hematoma and more bleeding from the eye. I thought it was the cancer moving again. It went down after a few days and I realized what was going on the next day.

I figured it out! Yes, the cancer is moving in that direction but it is not what is causing the hematoma. He is hitting his face on the underside of the counter when I am prepping his food. He is behind me but I noticed he didn't it again and remembered seeing him do prior to this episode.  I have since moved farther away from the counter when feeding.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dog: Max Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas from Max. He doesn't fit in this chair and shouldn't be on it or the Christmas quilt but I look the other way.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hike: Rock Canyon

 My first ever winter hike. It was a beautiful day in the low 40's. I dressed in layers with a light jacket, wool socks and boots with rubber. I got a little warm and my feet stayed dry and cozy. Just my ears and cheeks got cold.

This was at Bridge 4. We found a friend so we decided to get a pic. Mick did very well. I kept a close eye on his feet and removed snowballs from between his pads twice. Boots are on the list.

We made it to our goal. Bridge 5 is my favorite because of the pines that stand behind it. I could have kept going but didn't want to risk it and chance having to carry Mick out. We met several other dogs today too and that was fun. 

Some of the beauty I took in. Super frosted trees below with clear mountains above.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dog: Max Misc. Pics

Here's a pic of nose and eye going at the same time. These days his eye drips more than his nose. It is messy but we deal with it. Lots of stuff is covered with blankets and it washes out.

It's hard to see some of the distortion in most pics because he's black and most of my decor is black to hide the hair. Here's an angle where you can see that his other eye looks like it sticks out farther. It is my believe that the mass has moved into the space where he had a very large molar removed before this all started.

He sleeps in some really interesting positions and moves from couch (or other soft item) to floor.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dog: Max

The swelling above Max's eye went back to normal. Here are a few pics of him enjoying time outside. He loves to lay in the sun and then dig a fresh cool spot in the dirt (supposed to be grass).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dog: Max - Eye Problem

Max woke up with a swollen eye and very irritated eye. It is hard to tell in the pic but the area above his left eye is quite larger than his right one. At his trip to the vet they did a scratch check (green eye) and then gave him a steroid. It seemed to help.

A week later after I got home from a night out I came home to something very scary. Dad was watching him and he began bleeding from his eye. I opened it a little to see the source and blood shot out at me like in a horror film. We thought for sure things were dismal but it continued to bleed out and turn milky and then became mucus like from his nose.

After waiting it out and watching him he continued to act normal. He just has a drippy eye and nose now.

On another note, I really like the Banfield. They didn't have any appointments available at our usual location so we were able to get one in American Fork. I can go to any Banfield. Max is on the Senior Wellness Plan.