New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

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New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by RMR » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 00:25:02



Okay, so it's been since Monday he's been home after the first of two
heartworm treatments.

You would never know by looking at him that there is a THING wrong with him.
Other than his sleeping the nite away monday night (and having an
'accident') he's been fine.

If anything his appetite has gone through the roof (he was NEVER a food
monger or begger, but now he's just voracious).  He is VERY unhappy with me
from stopping his mad bursts of playful energy (I keep him just doing his
commands and training, NO exertion as they are mostly just sit/stay/down,
but he seems sooo bored).  He is VERY upset too that I have hidden his ball,
bones, toys, and other miscellaneous things he loves to chase and run with.
He can't figure it out but he and I are practicing couch potatoe-hood until
the vet says he is allowed to run again.

You all were kind and supportive and I really appreciate your input on his
condition.  He seems to be getting stronger and healthier before my very
eyes!

Thanks again,

Mary (relieved mom of Elvis)

 
 
 

New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by Gwen Watso » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 00:53:55


Quote:

> You all were kind and supportive and I really appreciate your input on his
> condition.  He seems to be getting stronger and healthier before my very
> eyes!

> Thanks again,

> Mary (relieved mom of Elvis)

Mary
This is great news! I am so glad to read this post and hear how well
Elvis is doing.

Thanks for the progress report it made me smile.

Gwen

 
 
 

New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by RMR » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 01:14:32



Quote:


> > You all were kind and supportive and I really appreciate your input on
his
> > condition.  He seems to be getting stronger and healthier before my very
> > eyes!

> > Thanks again,

> > Mary (relieved mom of Elvis)

> Mary
> This is great news! I am so glad to read this post and hear how well
> Elvis is doing.

> Thanks for the progress report it made me smile.

> Gwen

Again, thank YOU....he makes me smile everyday.  When I first got him, I was
so NOT used to dogs having not had one since a kid, that he absolutely
perplexed me sometimes hourly.  He was so much a...well..DOG.  He was
patient with me, though, and now we have a pretty good understanding of each
other.  We went through HELL trying to learn how to walk together, until I
finally understood he needed ME to know what the heck I was doing, then he
just was fine.  A 'gentle leader' collar came in handy too, and a in-home
tutor who had us both on the right track after only one hour!  Now I can't
imagine my day or nite without him.

If anyone in the Dallas area ever needs a referral to a good, kind, patient,
and wonderful vet, let me know, we are lucky enough to have found one.  She
called the night of and the day AFTER his first treatment to get progress
reports on him.

:)

Mary

 
 
 

New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by Jerry How » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 01:57:22


Yeah. You got six weeks of keeping him quiet... GOOD LUCK. J;~)


Quote:
> Okay, so it's been since Monday he's been home after the first of two
> heartworm treatments.

> You would never know by looking at him that there is a THING wrong with
him.
> Other than his sleeping the nite away monday night (and having an
> 'accident') he's been fine.

> If anything his appetite has gone through the roof (he was NEVER a food
> monger or begger, but now he's just voracious).  He is VERY unhappy with
me
> from stopping his mad bursts of playful energy (I keep him just doing his
> commands and training, NO exertion as they are mostly just sit/stay/down,
> but he seems sooo bored).  He is VERY upset too that I have hidden his
ball,
> bones, toys, and other miscellaneous things he loves to chase and run
with.
> He can't figure it out but he and I are practicing couch potatoe-hood
until
> the vet says he is allowed to run again.

> You all were kind and supportive and I really appreciate your input on his
> condition.  He seems to be getting stronger and healthier before my very
> eyes!

> Thanks again,

> Mary (relieved mom of Elvis)

 
 
 

New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by Beth » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 03:59:49


Mary!
i am smiling at Elvis!

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Quote:
> Okay, so it's been since Monday he's been home after the first of two
> heartworm treatments.

> You would never know by looking at him that there is a THING wrong with
him.
> Other than his sleeping the nite away monday night (and having an
> 'accident') he's been fine.

> If anything his appetite has gone through the roof (he was NEVER a food
> monger or begger, but now he's just voracious).  He is VERY unhappy with
me
> from stopping his mad bursts of playful energy (I keep him just doing his
> commands and training, NO exertion as they are mostly just sit/stay/down,
> but he seems sooo bored).  He is VERY upset too that I have hidden his
ball,
> bones, toys, and other miscellaneous things he loves to chase and run
with.
> He can't figure it out but he and I are practicing couch potatoe-hood
until
> the vet says he is allowed to run again.

> You all were kind and supportive and I really appreciate your input on his
> condition.  He seems to be getting stronger and healthier before my very
> eyes!

> Thanks again,

> Mary (relieved mom of Elvis)

 
 
 

New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by Lea » Mon, 18 Mar 2002 00:34:48


Quote:

>You all were kind and supportive and I really appreciate your input on his
>condition.  He seems to be getting stronger and healthier before my very
>eyes!

Hi, Mary.  My Murphy was a stray with heartworms.  I completely grok how hard
it is to keep a sick dog who feels great inactive. :}  She went through her
treatment with no problems, and is 100% well again.  There seems to have been
no permanent damage.  

 I also have a neighbor whose dog just went through the treatment, and is now
100% fine.  He does have some damage though - he's far more spoiled than he was
before. :}  He used to be trustworthy off-leash, but I guess he must have
gotten away with too much when he was sick.

(By the way, for those of you who have been around longer, this is the
neighborhood pitbull I'm talking about.  Remember back when there was a concern
about him turning less dog-friendly when he reached maturity?  Doesn't seem to
be happening.  Yay! :}

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New Update on Elvis and his heartworm

Post by Gwen Watso » Wed, 20 Mar 2002 02:25:05


Quote:

> Yes, I think that that Elvis is truly getting bored to death with watching
> daytime TV.  I keep it on the pet channel but it frustrates him to watch
> wildlife freely roaming around

Awe Mary, so sorry to read this. I can only imagine trying to keep
my Blade still for days. :( Not a good picture.

I hope Elvis is doing better each day.

Gwen