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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gizzy Update

Instead of going to the Vet in the morning, we went in the afternoon. In the morning, we visited a friend and her two dogs, so Gizzy and Weezie did some exploring and investigating in her yard - how fun! No leashes!

Yes, he CAN walk!


While Weezie is looking at the little fishies in the Koi Pond, Gizzy's strolling along the fence sniffing out Luke, the big, friendly yellow lab next door!


I had to photograph this beautiful Passion flower growing on the vine covering the chain link fence.


They've still not actually touched, but at least manage to get close to each other without grumbling.

After that, we all shared a snack and later, I stopped at Roquemore Park on the way home, only Gizzy wasn't much in the mood for walking...but Weezie was all charged up!


(Weezie off and running over the bridge)


Gizzy sitting near his favorite rock, the Rocky's Bridge boulder


He didn't want to walk, but he didn't want to go home either!

In the afternoon, we went to the Vet who checked his temp and listened to his heart and gave him a Vitamin B12 injection and some canned food that is supposed to be appealing to the sick doggies in the hospital...along with a tongue suppressor so I can smear it on the roof of his mouth LOL! He also watched him walk around the examination room and found nothing wrong with him and we came to the conclusion that he might be a bit on the spoiled side and trying to play on my sympathies for having a Weezie!

I'm going back to his other office in Tifton where he has an X-ray machine, so we can take another picture of Gizzy's chest to see his heart. Dr. Branch will also do some blood work to rule out a few things since Gizzy has been thirsty for the past 4-5 days and can't seem to get enough water. He's also coughing more and all that is probably linked to his congestive heart failure, so the Vet will probably add some Lasix to his prescription of Vasotec. But - for now, he's going to live and I'm on my way out to give them their evening walk/ride and feed the kitty-cats!

I'll let you know what happens on Thursday after I find out the test results. Thanks everyone for caring about my boy. I know I've been a flake lately, but it's not Gizzy's fault that he has a dead-beat mom!

13 comments:

Beverooni said...

Gizzy spoiled??? No! No way is that little fella pampered and indulged. We'd all do it if we were around. ;-) I'm glad the news was good and that Gizzy felt well enough to skamper around a bit.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Yeah Gizzy walked and I sure hope it will all be okay. I do have to say that my big boy St. Bernard Murphy kinda acted the same way when we brought home his baby sister Willow.....and yet they did end up being the best of buddies. But Mr. Murph was a hard sell.
I just love your furbabies. Oma Linda

Mindy said...

Glad he's OK so far!!

Ann said...

Well I'm certainly glad to hear that Gizzy is ok. Hope everything goes well when he gets his x-rays too.

Heather - The Good Life said...

I hope all goes well with Gizzy's vet appointments. Glad he enjoyed his morning outing. :-) Take care.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Thanks for the update, we hope Thursday's visit has some good answers for you. Love seeing Gizzy and Weezie together enjoying the nice day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I sure hope Gizzy is okay - he sounds a little sick Doris.

Does sound like you had a wonderful day.

sandie

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Liebe Doris,

Ja, ja als Hundemama hast du viele Sorgen. Tieren können genauso erkranken wie Menschen und mann kann ja nie voraus wissen was so auf einem zu kommt. Jeden Tag bekommen diese Tiere Liebe und gute Ernahrung und sonstige Versorgung mit Tierarzt Besuch und Beratung. Ja, ja viele haben das eben nicht.
Na du, die rote Passieblume ist ja unglaublich schön und gross so zu sehn.
Ganz lieber Gruss und wir lesen uns,

Mariette

Ginny said...

This vet seems very thorough. I will wait to hear how the X-Rays and blood work come out, I hope it will all be fine. He may just be having a bit of a time getting used to Weezie. It is harder to change and accommodate when we are older!

sprinkles said...

I'm so glad Gizzy seems to be doing ok. I worried about him and about you too. I hope that's alls it is - Gizzy just being upset about the new addition - and that he'll be back to normal in no time.

My boys don't usually touch either. They're the best of friends out in the yard playing but once they come back in the house, they don't want much to do with one another. It's odd.

gin said...

at least that was some good news from the vet. gizzy is one smart puppy -- he knows how to work his momma!!! Now you can maybe relax for a little and enjoy Gizzy and Weezie. Hope all goes well on the x-rays too.

AkasaWolfSong said...

Poor Gizz..forced to share his space with another woman! Hah!

Glad to hear the vet said he's okay but will await anxiously the x-ray results. Perhaps he truly wasn't feeling up to par? We have our off days and I am sure they do too. It's so hard as we don't use their language.

Anywho...I'll still keep you close to my heart Doris and thanks for sharing your walk with us in photo and word!

All My Love! :)

marianne said...

Poor Gizzy!!! The drinking doesn't sound good. Obviously there is more going on than just a bit of jealousy......
I hope it is something they can fix easily.
Thinking about you!!!! Hope it will be al all right soon