Saturday, October 21, 2006

Grizzly Update

         

I wanted to post an update on Grizzly.....
 
Actually, he is doing extremely well.  I'm pretty amazed.  He took all his meds (his antibiotics, which I had to get into his system)  with Alpo before I went to work yesterday.  He gobbled the Alpo right off my finger which was a good sign.  I mixed some Alpo and rice.  I put a little in his bowl.  He inhaled it so I give him a little more.  LOL...he gobbled that down also.  I didn't want to overload him with food because I would be gone all day.
 
Since it was monsoon type rain yesterday, Joey stayed at home.  Grizzly went upstairs to find him after I left.  Joe said Griz was throwing the food bowl around when he came downstairs so he gave him more rice and Alpo.
 
He only needed that one pain pill.  I'm so amazed.  His hips are getting bad again.  I got the glucosamine chews from the vet.  He didn't get his dose the first day.  Last night I broke two chews up in his bowl.  LOL..he gobbled those also.  Plus he got a huge bowl of rice and Alpo again, which, of course, he also inhaled. He is still a little bit weak from the trauma and not eating for over a day.
 
Thursday was terrible.  I never saw him so pitiful and in so much pain.  The vet said he might try to tiptoe on the paws that he lost the claws in.  I haven't even noticed that.
 
I know the prayers had to have helped him.  He is an old pooch and bounced back so fast.    
 
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. J-Land is the best!!!
 
Congratulations to those of you that were nominated for Vivi Awards.  I'm working on the tags now and hope to have them to you by Sunday to display in your journals.  Thanks for your patience.
 
Chris & Grizzly Bear

25 comments:

midwestvintage said...

 I am glad Grizzly is doing better.   Animals do seem to recover fast.

               Julie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

It is sad when our animals are not doing good..glad that Grizzly is doing better! Take care and have a great weekend. TerryAnn

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))I am glad Grizzly is doing so much better.Grizzly is your family and I know you love Him so much.They arent just pets,they are apart of us.Hope you have a nice weeknd.THats a cute tag.  :)

sugarsweet056 said...

so glad griz is better!!!!!
don't worry about the tags i found a real cute one & have it on my side bar, a few others have it too.
hugs, sugar

imgr8phil said...

Glad he is doing a little better and I hope that he will continue to do so.  Have a nice weekend!

Phil

ally123130585918 said...

I am so glad Grizzly is getting better ~ good sign that he's eating ~ will keep him in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally

siennastarr said...

Well....I'm certainly glad that he is nearly back to his old self.  I wouldn't know what to do if my Lexi EVER gulped own ANYthing other than people food, which I try NOT to give her! lol  She is so picky, it makes me sick!

I pray that Grizzly's hips don't give him to much pain in the days to come.  Watching our animals grow older and become sick and in pain,  is so aweful.  It hurts nearly, if not as much, as watching a human suffer..

Hugs and love
Jackie

lanurseprn said...

So glad Grizzly is doing better. That's a good sign that he wants to eat so much!  I hate it when the pets are sick. Breaks my heart.  
Thanks for making us tags for our journals, Chris.  You've got so much going on in your life.  It's great that you are willing to take the time to do it. Again, thank you.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs...Pam

lisa41076 said...

Chris, good to hear Grizzley is doing better, have a great weekend, Hugs Lisa

queeniemart said...

You are a treasure in my life and i thank you for how hard you have worked for the awards. I just got the graphics from you and i thank you Chris. I am SO thankful he is going to be ok and that he feels better. I can not handle it when Buddy and Maddie are ill.
XO lj

jeanno43 said...

So glad your beloved Pet is doing well. We worry so, don't we. I will say a little prayer.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

faircolleen said...

Hi! I know a few names here! Thank you very much for my tag!

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad Grizzly is doing well! He sounds a tough old dog, lets hope he makes a full recovery very soon! Jeannette xx  

queenb8261 said...

Awww glad Grizzly is doing SO much better.
Give him a scratch behind the ear for me.
Huggies, Barb

shermeen0621 said...

I'm so glad to hear that he's doing better, bless, he sound so precious. Its never nice seeing someone or something you care about in pain. but it does sound like he's recovering fast!

Love that Kissy Kissy tag, hope you don't mind that I snagged it.

Sherms xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/shermeen0621/PublicThoughts/

penniepooh said...

What a relief to hear that The Grizz is doing better. I know it`s easier on Mama. :)  Cute tag!!
Love ya,
Penny

jeadie05 said...

Iam so delighted Grizzly is doing well ,and I'm sure you are ,.,.,Jan xx

pippa1116 said...

great on Grizzly feeling better! it hurts to see them get old and start having problems, doesn't it????
have a great rest of the weekend!
tina

tendernoggle said...

Thank You Lord for helping poor Grizzly get his appetite and his strength back!
love ya,
carlene

shayshaydc said...

I am so glad that Grizzly is doing good!!!!  http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

millieukgirl said...

Yay for Grizzly Bear!!  So happy to read he is making progress...give him a pat on the head for me, tell him auntie Millie is sending lots of thoughts his way!!! lol

chat2missie said...

I'm so glad Grizzly is doing better.  I hate when the pets aren't feeling well.  They can't tell us they're in pain.  Give him a kiss for me!
Missie

rdautumnsage said...

Oh hon, I'm so happy for you your grizzly is doing better. (hugs) Indigo

princesssaurora said...

I am glad that Grizzly is better!!! Poor pup!  Mine drags her bowl around too!

be well,
Dawn

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Look at those funny puppies..how cute...LOL..I am glad the Grizzly is doing better...I so hate when our pets or kids get sick..they can not really tell you what you need to know to help them feel better or get better! Hugs,TerryAnn