Wednesday, April 1, 2020

under the weather, part 7

bailey is looking a lot better. her pancreatitis numbers have dropped from 1600 to 350! i think our goal number is 200 (we're so close!) but when she reaches the goal, that's only half the battle. we still have to deal with the mass that's growing in her. if we only knew what it was. an x-ray can only show so much. doc still wants to open her up to see what we're dealing with. it's either gonna be not too bad or really bad. i'm not ready for it to be really bad and i'm scared. of course i don't want her to be suffering and i would never let it get to that stage. she's been going for fluids and treatments everyday and seems to be doing so much better now that we are getting a handle on her pancreatitis. but that mass is still looming over us; is it just a benign tumor or the big "C"?



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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

arcadia

arcadia california is known for it's peacock population. they are everywhere! we love to drive around and admire these beauties. after bailey's vet visit yesterday, and since she had to relieve herself anyway, we cruised on over to look for a good lawn and some peacocks. of course we didn't have to drive long to find either.


"hello mr peacock"

isn't he gorgeous?


a peacock and his harem, out for a stroll.



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Monday, March 30, 2020

under the weather, part 6

good day my friends. bailey had a pretty good weekend. she finally started eating! not much, but some is better than none. she ate enough for her marble eyes to return to almost normal and she's had enough energy to wander around the house too. she will be going back for more treatments today and tomorrow for her pancreatitis, then her condition will be re-evaluated. thank you so much for all of your prayers. she's not out of the woods yet but she can see the clearing.



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Friday, March 27, 2020

under the weather, part 5

bailey's treatments sure take a toll on her. she's always so pooped afterwards. it's quite an ordeal for a 3# doggie.

so going back to the mass that showed up on bailey's spleen in the x-ray, doc is concerned about it because he's not sure what it is. yesterday he brought up exploratory surgery. he took more blood and should have it analyzed by today's appointment. hopefully that will shed some light on what might be going on.

she still hasn't eaten, except for the chicken broth that i squirt into her mouth. she gets little bursts of energy but for the most part, she just does a lot of sleeping.

it's terrible not knowing what's really going on and what the future might hold. this came on so suddenly. she was perfectly fine last week. it's so hard to keep a positive attitude about her condition. is her weight loss caused by the mystery mass? how long has the mass been growing in her? if she hadn't gotten pancreatitis, when would doc have found the mass? is the mass worse than her pancreatitis? should she go through exploratory surgery and can she even handle surgery at this point or is she too weak now? i wish i had the answers.
please keep my little girl in your prayers. thank you.


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

under the weather, part 4

bailey hasn't eaten anything all week. her last meal was friday! i've offered her everything i can think of and she's turning everything down. out of desperation, and even though it could bring on her seizures, i offered her a tiny bit of chicken. i don't know how long she can go without eating. she's already lost a pound. well guess what? she ate it! i gave her 4 tiny pieces and no seizures all night! she goes to see the doc again today, for another treatment for her pancreatitis, so of course this'll be the first thing i bring up.
thanks again for all of your prayers for little bailey. we love you all.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

under the weather, part 3

well, bailey's blood work confirmed doc's suspicion for pancreatitis. but as fate would have it, her doc has invented a treatment for pancreatitis that he's had very good luck with; so she had her first treatment monday and she had another yesterday. he said he was tired of seeing pets dying from pancreatitis and felt he had to do something about it. praying it works for bailey as well. she will get another treatment tomorrow and another on friday.
doc has been seeing his patients outside because of the coronavirus.

"hi doc, i'm ready for my next treatment!"

she's still not eating, and has already lost a pound, but doc said her appetite will come back as she starts to feel better. i have been able to squirt a little soup broth into her mouth though. i know it's not much, but it's all i can get in her. after her treatment, and the 40 minute drive back home, she's pooped. so as soon as we get home she falls right asleep.
thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes. we love you all.



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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

under the weather, part 2

bailey had a very long vet visit yesterday. i took her in at 10.30, because she had thrown up saturday and hadn't eaten all weekend, and i didn't pick her up till 3.30! i didn't know i was gonna have to leave her but doc noticed how dehydrated she had become so he admitted her immediately to administer fluids, run some tests and take some x-rays. her blood test results will come back today but her x-ray showed a mass. she has another appointment this morning at 8 to get her blood test results and to get more info. hopefully it won't be devastating news, although pancreatitis is a possibility. please send your her stongest POTP. thank you.



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Monday, March 23, 2020

under the weather #potp

bailey hasn't been feeling very well the past couple of days. saturday she threw up twice and hasn't wanted to eat a thing all weekend. all she's done is sleep and drink water, and that's only when i bring it right to her mouth. she's really too weak to walk so she just stands with her head hanging low. you can bet i will be calling her vet as soon as they open.



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Friday, March 20, 2020

fry day

"mmm, fry day! fry day!"

"it's mine, all mine!"

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

remember when #tbt

"remember when we could meet up with friends at the local coffee shop?"

"remember when social distancing & self isolation
were not a part of our everyday vocabulary?"

"i miss those days. stay safe amigos."

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

my dog, my child

looking for a new dog bed for your pup but can't find one stylish enough to put in your home? have you considered children's furniture? there are so many more options and styles to choose from. and don't you consider pup your child anyway? i do. bailey took a liking to this wicker chair but i think it was mostly the furry cushion that she was attracted to.



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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

happy st paddy's day

bailey is such a good sport with all the things i've put her through and the things i've made her wear over the years. she never complains, she just goes along for the ride, wherever it may take her. case in point, these pix from 2016, and that hat! BOL


"happy st paddy's day my friends. be safe. sláinte!"




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Monday, March 16, 2020

snaggle tooth

when i was editing this picture of bailey, i noticed something on her tongue. when i zoomed in i realized, oh...

it's her snaggle tooth! BOL


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Friday, March 13, 2020

hubby to the rescue

it rained yesterday. but it didn't just rain, it RAINED! not a problem if you are a human but a big problem if you are a doggie that needs to take care of business outside. so when nature calls, it's hubby to the rescue! yep, he actually holds an umbrella over her so she doesn't get wet.


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Thursday, March 12, 2020

say ahh

"tuesday, i went to the vet so he could look at my tonsils
(they were fine btw, woohoo!)"

"i think it went something like this: ahhh.
or not, i dunno, i was sound asleep. BOL"

"and i got my teeth cleaned too. see? ahhhhhhhhh"

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

swingin'

on our last outing we found this hanging chair swing, that i believe is for pets, as it is way to small for a child, so bailey just had to try it out. i thought she would be scared when it started moving but she was swingin' like glenn miller in no time! BOL



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Monday, March 9, 2020

spaghetti sunday

spaghetti is one of bailey's favorite foods, so she was thrilled when i gave her a little bowl of spaghetti last night.

"nom nom nom nom"

"mmm, molto delizioso!"


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Friday, March 6, 2020

dst

hey bailey, penny for your thoughts?

"i was just thinking about the hour we're gonna lose when
we spring forward this weekend. i don't think i wanna
lose that hour of sleep. why don't we change our clocks
in the middle of the day instead of the middle of the night?"

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

raspberry

when it's a slow day at casa chihuahua, i always have a photo of bailey and her ever present raspberry to fall back on.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

shopping for yarn

"maybe if i smoosh them down a little, you can fit more in the basket"


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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

chilly chihuahua

how many afghans does a little chihuahua need on a chilly morning? as many as she needs! BOL



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Monday, March 2, 2020

dr seuss day

happy birthday dr seuss! thank you for making learning to read so much fun.



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