Monday, December 31, 2007

TINY UPDATE

no more sweetsThose of you who read my journal as I write these entrys all know and love Miss Tiny my puppy dog.

She has been feeling bad and having spells where she falls over and is unable to move.  We calm her down by talking gently to her and she comes out of it.

We went to see Eric in Austin and when we got to his apartment  (he lives on the second floor)...Tiny refused to go up the stairs.  She just sat down and looked up at us and barked. So we picked her up and carried her up the stairs.  She was short of breath from the walk from the car.,

Her stomach has grown huge.  She is not pregnant.  I took her to the vet this morning and she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition.

The doctor put her on heart medicine and a diretice....or however you spell it....it is to help her pee.  Any way she gave Tiny a shot also and she has been going alot since then.

The medicine is going to cost 79 dollars a month.  I know this is alot of money.....but it is TINY

The doctor said she would have to be on it for the rest of her life.  She should be getting better soon.

She has a heart murmer.

We love her so much as I know all of you have come to love her as well.  Keep Miss Tiny in your prayers.

Here is a picture I took of her at Christmas....She still has energy and is eating and drinking fine.

Doctor said....no more table food....no more chips....and the one that Tiny didn't like....no more tapioca.

But she will be with us.

13 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwww Barbara of course I will keep Tiny in my prayers, I miss you alot, wishing you a wonderful "2008" Love You Lisa XOXO

lsfp1960 said...

Poor Tiny..she is basically going on "Doggy Weight Watchers."   Our family dog had the same thing happen...but our vet called it congestive heart failure.  He would fill up with fluid and it caused a hacking type cough, and he retained fluid.  He too had to have a diuretic and a shot every couple weeks.  Then he'd pee like crazy and be fine for awhile.  He went over the Rainbow Bridge at age 12-1/2 back in 1985.   Tiny will do fine with the medications (much has changed since the 1980's) and the new diet plan.  Linda in Washington state

emabecmar said...

Aww so sorry to hear Tiny is ill. Poor baby. I will keep her in prayers. I love that last pic of Tiny all curled up in the blanket. She is such a cutie. Get well soon Tiny, we love you. Have a wonderful new year. ((((((Hugs))))))
Love,
Cindy

luddie343 said...

I commiserate with Tiny, as I have a heart murmur too, and I live a fine, healthy, strong energetic life.  Godspeed all good things to you and yours in this coming year of who knows what will happen.  It's just life, sweet and smiling.  xoxo CATHY

sharonna1955 said...

hi barb i miss all your funn posts now that you dont have time to do so many music ones,love hearing from you and sure hope tiny is gonna be good with the meds is there any way you can get the the medication cheaper at 1 800 pet meds..have seen it advertised on tv,,,   love Sue and may you and your all have a cery Happy Healthy New Year Loveyou ...Sue  

fasttrack58 said...

Oh Tiny I have missed you!!
I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well but glad you are doing better.....
And I'm so sorry about the tapioca, I know it's your favorite, but if it will help you stay better than I know you can do it.....
Lots of pets for you and give your mom some Tiny hugs from me!!!!
Linda :)

mosie1944 said...

I'm praying for Tiny even now.  These doggies are part of our families, and when they hurt, so do we.

plieck30 said...

Awww Tiny is so cute. I know about those diretics. I took two this morning. Praying she will do well eating a sensible doggie diet. Paula

lifes2odd said...

Prayers for Tiny and a Happy New Year to all of you!
Martha :-)

am4039 said...

My prayers to Tiny, I love tiny stories. Awww poor baby. No more tapioca for her. Grrrrrowwwwwwwl.  Have a great Near Year. Love Marla

nay0114 said...

Awwww... poor Tiny. Hope she gets better soon.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

tpiez4me said...

Poor Baby!  I hope you can keep Tiny comfy....she's such a cutie.
Happy New Year To YOU and yours!
Love from NC
Sharon

ally123130585918 said...

Poor little Tiny those pictures of her are so cute ~ my prayers are with her ~ Ally x