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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And Then There Were Two . . .

We're a family, um, pack, of four: three tinies, me, Twinkie, a 4 pound teacup chihuahua, Frankie, a brindle chiweenie that weighs about 9lbs, Pedro, a nutty devilish chihuahua pup that abuses the rest of us, and Linguini, M's only "real dog" as she calls her girl. Linguini is a dalmatian mix; a mid-sized dog. Well, we've been jinxed, ladies and tramps! Last weekend, I got too close to the rainbow bridge and now my sissy, almost 12 year old Linguini, the spotted girl, is at the vet's on morphine and Deramaxx. We've got two dogs "down" at our home. Sucks!
I'm doing better and better, and M, our loving mommy,  is obviously relieved, but she's too worried and sad about our senior dog.

The worst part is, we do not know what is wrong with her yet. She's in tons of pain. In the near past, the dog vet insisted that all the pain was rear end related, due to advanced arthritis and possible cruciate issues. M insisted there were neck issues as well. Her reasoning? Every time she passed by Linguini, the girl would cry out in pain. Huh? M tried to figure this one out for a long time. What was it that made the dog cry like that? Then she got it. Linguini would turn her head to follow M with her eyes. Aha! Now, M's convinced Linguini's pain is due to cervical and possibly neurological damage, but first she has to convince the vet.


We do love our vet, and, for the record and in all fairness, he's looking into M's theory. Only problem is, the tests so far do not back it up...


We may go MIA for a few days. If anything drastic happens, we WILL let you know. For now, we'll let the morphine do it's job.


Lots of love to all our furiends and friends!


Our girl


Twinkie, the humbled dog


29 comments:

Tank said...

What a bummer Twink. Crossed paws for Linguini.

rottrover said...

Bart has a pinched nerve in his neck which causes him to cry-out. After two flair-ups, Mom has taken him for accupuncture. He's MUCH improved - Holistic Vets on Las Virgines in Calabasas...

Tessa the Maltese said...

You hang in there taking care of the family Twink and we will keep our Paws Crossed for Linguini!

woo woos, Tessa

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

And you KNOW that we have everything crossed here for both Linguini and you. Well, let's throw M in there too. We hope there will be some relief soon for Linguini.

Twink, we hope you are doing OK too - M could use some good news.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pedro said...

Oh no. When it rains, it pours. I hope Linguini will be ok. Thank goodness for morphine. We're saying prayers for good news in your dawg house!

Pedro

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

We've got all our paws crossed and Mom has all her fingers crossed and we're even sending out some prayers for a swift recovery for Linguini.

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy, Lilibell and the Mom

Team Beaglebratz said...

The Beaglebratz are keeping their paws crossed and mom is saying prayers for both of you.
Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

*hugs to you all* We've been MIA ourselves. We'll keep our paws crossed for Linguini

-Fiona and Family

Sam and Pippen said...

Crossed paws from us!

Sam and Pippen

Ronnii said...

Ohh Twinkie, mee is so sorry your sister is sick now, your Moms must be so worried mee has posted a power ovs da paw fur her so everry one will be sendin dere bestest healin vibes. Mee woulds has done one fur yoo butts mi bruvver Richie was sick den as well so mee sorry mee didn't. Mee is so verry glad yoo is all better now tho

Lovs
Ronnii

Frankie Furter said...

Twinkie and Family.. I am so very much sorry that Linguini is in pain. I will cross my paws and say my prayers fur her and send her some good strong
VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh I am so sorry to read about poor Linguini. My human granny suffers badly from arthritis pains all over, but especially in the neck, and we know how horrid that is. I do hope your vet can figure out what's wrong and find a solution.
Paws crossed.
Bertie.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

awww

Kissslobbers

El'bow & Hauwii

Sagira said...

Our thoughts are with you all. Hope Linguini feels better and you to Twinkie. :)

JackDaddy said...

Here's hoping that they can figure out what's going on and that it can be fixed very quickly and easily!!

HoundDogMom said...

Twink and Family, we are glad you continue to get well. But we are sad to hear that Linguini is feeling under the weather. We will keep our paws crossed and send some drool. Heck we sent drool your way and you got better. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Asta said...

Twinkie
I am so sad to wead this
I will be pwaying that Linguini can get well and won't have pain
and I hope hope hope that you stay well
give my cwossed paws good wishes to youw Mom
smoochie healing kisses
ASTA

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for Linguini and we're sending lots of AireZen for both of you, Twink!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Leonardo said...

Hi Twink,
We are new to your space and learned about you on Ronnii's bloggy.

My brother Grady and I are Newfies, and Grady has had very similar symptoms and pain. Mom used a canine chiropractor with wonderful results.

We are crossing our paws and sending powerful Newfie prayers in your direction.

Your new friends,
Leo, Grady and The Mom.

brooke said...

Oh no!
We're keeping Linguini in our thoughts!
Has your mom looked into acupuncture?

mayziegal said...

Oh, Twinkie. I'm so sorry to hear Linguini isn't feeling good. I'm keeping her and your whole family close to my heart.

Gentle wiggles & wags,
mayzie

Amber DaWeenie said...

Just how much can one family take?

We have all 44 paws at our house crossed for Linguini. And good vibes and lots of Florida sunshine too.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Twink please tell Linguini to try doggie acupuncture. It really helped Mack to feel better.
SAlly Ann

Lacy said...

w00fs, glad u is feeling better and hope Lingguini gets better very soon..

b safe,
rocky

Benny and Lily said...

all our paws are crossed...
Benny & Lily

Mango said...

We'll be thinking of you. Vets can't always know everything, trust our instincts.

Mango Momma

Piappies World said...

Hey Twink,

We send you all the positive thoughts we can send. Please hang in there. We are keeping our paws crossed for dear Linguini.

Be by your Mom's side for she needs all the support and strength you can share with her.

We also hope that you are doing a-ok there.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

silvieon4 said...

Our prayers and healing thoughts. Let's hope that this will be just a passing thing. Linguini we are praying for you.

Pup Fan said...

Sending lots of healing vibes to Linguini!!

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