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Monday, April 29th, 2013

Oui! Oui! I eat! Idance! I make merry! April 29

Update #356 on our food saga: Started Sam on the Prednisone on Thursday AM. He came to work with me and hung out all day in my office. We had a nice walk at lunch (about 10-12 minutes), and I worried all the excitement (er, relatively speaking) and the walk would be a lot since […]

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Frenchy La Foodie Update for April 24

Sorry for all of these, but… The vet visit revealed that we have lost weight–we’re down to about 65 lbs. We were 95 lbs in our prime, dropped to 78-80 in our dotage, then down to 75 as we got ill, and down to 70 post-amp. But a six lb loss in 6 weeks isn’t […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Update, April 22: The French Like Processed Meat Products

Update: Talked with the vet. We have discontinued Prilosec, as that in and of itself, can cause nausea/tummy distress. We’re scheduled for bloodwork on Wednesday to rule out renal or liver failure or other complications. He doesn’t think Meloxicam will help, as it’s also known to cause GI distress, and he doesn’t feel it’s as […]

Friday, April 19th, 2013

April 19: The French Continue Their Domination

A disclaimer…I am writing these backwards. (Or, rather, I wrote them previously, but didn’t update the blog. So now I’m doing that. :p) Hunger strike saga continues: So, Sam is on piroxicam, tramadol, Prilosec (and prior to that had a week long course of sucralfate), and Thyroxine. He gets 100 mg of tramadol in the […]

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Rumble in the Jungle…er…tundra.

I’ve posted elsewhere, but here’s a video of Sampson and Sadie playing in the snow yesterday. (Five weeks post op–April 11)  

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

An appetite like a French transit worker.

A couple of years ago, Pat and I were in Nice, France, staying in a great apartment we had rented in the heart of Old Town. For some odd reason, there seemed to be a parade going on through town–bands, music, people marching and singing and laughing. Huge crowds, and, oddly enough police cars, fire […]

Friday, April 5th, 2013

There are good days, and there are bad days…

There are good days, and there are bad days–and sometimes it’s hard to know who is the one having The Day. 🙂 We are on Day 3 of doing our PT stuff, which includes a walk of 8-10 minutes. Now, Sam was (and still is) ECSTATIC to go on this. About gave himself an apoplexy. […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Sam-bernadino hits the four-week mark!

Ah…how time flies. The minutes are long, but the days and weeks and months are short. It’s a bittersweet thing, when you think about it. (Ed. note: Much of this is also on the forums…) It’s been four weeks since we received our diagnosis (Wed. March 6); amputation was done the next day. (So technically, […]