• Had the vet appointment, will hear back on the tests either tomorrow or on Monday. He's been completely normal since, and of course he's getting spoiled! He's getting lots of treats, snuggles, and lovings.


  • spoil him every day. The old dogs are so dear.


  • Vet called back. All of his levels are within the normal range for a dog of his age. So it could have been a fluke. We will wait to see if he has another one in the next three months. I'm iffy on an MRI to check for tumors and such. If he has them, I can't do anything for him anyway. He's not in any pain, and he's still very much himself. He actually got into the garbage while I was on the phone with the vet. So we will keep and eye on him and snuggle him senseless.


  • I'm happy to hear that.


  • @Knipper:

    Vet called back. All of his levels are within the normal range for a dog of his age. So it could have been a fluke. We will wait to see if he has another one in the next three months. I'm iffy on an MRI to check for tumors and such. If he has them, I can't do anything for him anyway. He's not in any pain, and he's still very much himself. He actually got into the garbage while I was on the phone with the vet. So we will keep and eye on him and snuggle him senseless.

    I think you are taking the exact right approach… IMO.... When they are elders, you have to weigh the "quality" of life to possible and I do mean "possible" "life" saving interventions... our main concern is to keep them safe and happy... and when that times comes to help them over the Rainbow bridge, we can help with that one act of kindness


  • Got into the garbage???:eek:

    No, I'm kidding…that's actually good news.

    I'm glad he's feeling better and that he has a family so caring. He's a lucky boy.


  • Good news about Blaze, thanks for the update


  • Sorry to hear that Blaze is having siezures. My Max (13yrs) is having focalized siezures and we were also at the point of MRI to determine if he has a tumor since every other test was normal. We opted to forgo it since we would not put him through a potentially painful brain surgery or chemo if they did find anything. Besides, as the Neurologist told me they don't always see anything on the MRI anyway. So we're just making his life as comfortable, fun and normal as we can. If the siezures get worse there is a medication that the neurologist suggested that does not harm the liver which we will try if they get bad enough. Apparently damage occurs everytime there is a siezure so I'm considering it now.

    Max is also having problems with his liver. What happened with Blaze's liver, if I can ask?


  • Blaze lost his liver, as in it's no longer there… The vet said it could have been from either the battery he ate or from overdosing on the treat with the chemical that stops the pee from turning grass yellow. He gets pancrease powder with his food at every meal, mixed and sitting for twenty minutes before he can eat it, and a half a tablet to help with the acidity of his poo. Since he's been on the medication, he has returned to a good quality of life, and we've adapted to ensure he gets everything that he needs. Our condo board is happy, he certainly can't yellow the grass anymore...


  • I am so glad that Blaze is doing well on his medication.

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