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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:41 PM
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The Sneeze is in the hospital...Monday is the day of decision.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:42 PM by Tyler Durden


My oldest friend Sneezer is now in the hospital with his second bout of a canine middle ear nerve disorder.

It acts like a stroke, where he cocks his head to one side and has a partial paralysis. He gets dizzy and can't eat or drink. The last time bought him injections, IV, and a night in the hospital. This one is much worse, and if he doesn't break out by Monday, the Doc says it will be time to put him down.

He's had a good run at the age of 14; except for this, he had more in him. There's still hope he'll bust through this: he's strong...but we're preparing ourselves for the worst. We wanted him to have one more week at the beach this summer, his favorite place on earth, and it might still happen. We're hoping things go well.

Hang in there, my old buddy.

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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:42 PM
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1. I hope he has a lot more time!
:(

Hang in there, Sneezer! :hug:
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:44 PM
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3. Thanks.
Means a lot, coming from you.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:42 PM
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2. Sneezer hang in there !
The beach is awaiting you.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:45 PM
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4. He was born in Houston.
Guess that makes you two fellow Native Texans.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:50 PM
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6. I knew I felt a connection !
All us Texans are real cuties, dontcha know?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:47 PM
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5. He's a cute little guy.
You'll do right by him, whatever that winds up being. He's pretty lucky.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:52 PM
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7. If he doesn't make it, we will spread his ashes on the beach in Canada.
Brave little guy. Rescue dog.
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:54 PM
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8. My thoughts are with Sneezer. There's still hope!
He's a cute guy. Love the second picture. :)

Try to stay in good spirits. There's always a chance that the treatment will pull through. If it doesn't, though, don't feel badly about having to make that decision. It's a hard one (I know from personal experience), but it's sometimes the more merciful option.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:45 AM
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18. The second picture is more recent.
He's gotten very gray around the muzzle and eyes. He's also deaf now, which is a shame because he loved going nuts when you talked sweet to him. He got a little grumpy in his old age: I think that's why.
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:03 PM
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9. Hugs and good vibes for you & Sneezer
:hug: Hope everything works out for him. :pals:
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:05 PM
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10. Best to you and Sneezer.
That's a good friend. I'm so sorry he is ill.

Take care.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:24 PM
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11. What a sweet little critter!
Hang in there little guy! We're rooting for you. :hug:

Mz Pip
:dem:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:35 PM
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12. It's a goddamn large burden, and one that I've carried more than once, but it is your
responsibility to let your loyal and true friend go when it gets to the point that he's not enjoying life any more. He's looking up to you as he always has, and counting on you to let him go easy if it's his time to go.

Damn hard to step up to that plate, it is. I really, and I mean REALLY hope you don't have to make that decision right now, or any time soon.

But if you do have to, remember this: He'll wait on the beach as long as he has to, until you join him there. And he'll forget how long that wait was, the instant he sees you walking toward him on the sand.

Redstone
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:48 PM
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13. I'm pulling for him! Question, what kind of doggie is he?
He's a great lookin' little guy.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:41 AM
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16. 1/2 Corgi, 1/2 Border.
Corgi body, Border ears, tail, and fur.

When he gets REALLY HAPPY, he sneezes. Has done so since he came home from the shelter, hence the name.

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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:54 AM
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14. Awww, he looks adorable. I hope it works out. And Sneezer is a cute name. n/t
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:34 AM
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15. hoping for the best
will send out good thoughts for him...
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:43 AM
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17. Thanks D.
We call him "a creature of sweetness and light."

He frequently has tried to protect members of the family from what, in HIS opinion, was some kind of threat. If Sneezer had his way we would all sit quietly on the couch, taking turns petting him.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:12 AM
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19. I'm holding a good thought for you and Sneezer
I know how wonderful pets are. :hug:
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