The Venting Thread

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by *blackrose, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    So frustrating. :( I don't really get too worked up over it normally because I know it's just the way some people are. It just depends on the situation though. I feel like pooping outside the box is relatively easy to deal with, lol annoying of course, but meh it's just poop. My cat poops behind the couch sometimes. =P Maybe that's what makes it more frustrating, having a pet with the same problem and just being like wtf.... I would never euthanize him for that.

    Of course there could be more to the story too. Maybe he had a wife at home that was sick of it and wanted the cat gone. I just feel like there has to be some explanation to why you would cry and seem so upset and yet... don't want to explore other options.

    Take your 12 year old dog with when you move, that would be my opinion. :p
     
  2. CrystalGSD

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    Life has been sad and depressing lately in so many ways that I can't even begin to explain.
     
  3. crazedACD

    crazedACD Active Member

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    Had a family drop off their father's six year old Labrador to be euthanized when the father went into a nursing home. I know there are differing opinions, but I would honestly give a youngish purebred a chance at the shelter. If he doesn't get adopted there, at least there is still the same end result. Everyone at the clinic like it, but had no problem doing it. I was surprised no one in the clinic even thought about boarding, trying to foster or something. I was renting at the time with roommates and really couldn't take him myself (I had about two minutes to decide before they euthanized him :/). People suck.
     
  4. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    That is my opinion too, but between euthanizing a perfect good dog and surrendering it to a shelter... surrender the dog!! We get senior dogs every now and again and they don't normally stay as long as the younger/trouble dogs.
     
  5. Grab

    Grab Active Member

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    Seizure meds can take a bit of time to take full effect. Have they discussed coupling the pheno with potassium bromide?
     
  6. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    She had only been on the phenobarb a week (yesterday) and are just now doubling it. The one she had tonight looked somewhat like the grand-mal from the other night, but she was able to get up and walk away from it and is now toddling around the room again, so it was much milder than the last one.

    I'm going to call them when they open on Monday and see what to do next. She did mention having to perhaps try the potassium bromide with the pheno if doubling it doesn't work. :(
     
  7. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    Will they be checking her levels at any point? Once the first several weeks are past, a levels check might help them adjust as needed. Right now she's probably not even up to the full impact of the doubled dose since you JUST upped it. It's not instant by any means.
     
  8. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    I knew it wouldn't be instant, but it went from very small seizures to grand-mals all within a week... :(

    Vet said we'd do a levels check once she went a month with being seizure-free.
     
  9. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    That could be part of the "normal" seizure threshold - it tends to lower the more they have (aka kindling iirc). Once the meds kick in, the pattern should moderate.

    That being said, when pheno didn't control Oreo's seizures we added in potassium bromide and it was a miraculous change - went for clusters every month to every 2-3 months! When we changed her food to a higher quality one, she had a "healing crisis" and we ended up dropping the pheno completely and she racked up looong seizure free periods (1-4 years). She would have about 6 full grand mals in 36 hours when she clustered.
     
  10. OutlineACDs

    OutlineACDs Crazy Dog!

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    See, if the family had somewhat of a relationship with the dog but couldn't keep him, aside from rehoming him themselves I'd rather be there with the dog and have him PTS. The other option is sit him in a shelter for weeks and then allow a stranger to be holding him while he is PTS. Both option suck, don't get me wrong.

    My mom has two 13 yr old dogs. If she passed away today I would probably have one of them PTS. She's dog selective and she's 13 yrs old, plus has severe separation anxiety. I'd rather know her last minutes were spent being with someone she knows than waiting to see if she would get adopted.
     
  11. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Yes ... But "perfect child syndrome" sets kids up to fail in the harsh, cruel real world.
     
  12. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    I hope it is lowering her threshold. Seizures such, and they're scary. Though... have to at least have a bright side at this point. Random people keep asking me if she's got a brain tumor. :(
     
  13. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Right... I think that is what everyone is saying.
     
  14. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    They do participation ribbons with DOGS now! There was some dog expo I went to where Jack got a participation ribbon. :rofl1:

    When I worked at the horse barn I saw some very "interesting" parents who brought their kids to ride. Parents who were genuinely upset that we could not rearrange our public ride schedule around their kid's nap. Yes, lady, I'm going to bump allll these other people who planned ahead to keep your kid's schedule. Parents who had to be told over and over and over again that their kids CANNOT run in the barn before absently reprimanding them (with the kids ignoring them of course) and then going back to talking to the other parent there. Moms of screaming toddlers saying "Now is you don't stop that you aren't going to get to ride the pony." The kids never stopped and the moms never kept them from riding said pony. Even the pony would look at them like "We all know that's not true lady, put your screaming offspring on my back and lets get this over with."

    I think that kids are the same, but parenting and the way society treats kids changes through the generations.
     
  15. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    My dogs suck as cuddling. I'm trading them in for a work dog.
     
  16. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Yes, I was aware of that ... I was just expressing my mutual agreement
     
  17. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Oh... Yes then I agree 100%. It really is a big problem.
     
  18. Muttkip

    Muttkip LABRADERP!

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    My dog is getting old and it sucks :(

    He went with me to Bass Pro and fishing today and he chased the ducks and tried to eat the fish we caught, but he wouldn't swim in the water after the ducks like he used to :(

    My baby is not allowed to be aging like this....I'm starting to think he's also going blind and his hearing is starting to go :/
     
  19. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    I want to know the topic now... :popcorn:

    Your friends are being superficial and silly. You have a super nice apartment and a great boyfriend. They don't need to be combined this soon.

    :hail::hail::hail::hail:

    Agreed. So much. Parenting has totally changed.
     
  20. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I need someone to give me a kick in the butt to JUST DO IT and not worry. Seriously i know the first step is always the most nerve wracking but I need to get over it.

    so yes, someone yell some sense into me.
     

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