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    We spent the morning with our vet checking everything about Dottie. First of all, she has dementia but there is medication for that. Her congestive heart disease has not worsened since her last appointment (recently). She has not had a stroke nor is she deaf. What she has is fairly advanced arthritis in her back, hips and legs. Her arthritis medication should make this somewhat better. She has gained a little over 3 pounds (10% of her body weight) which is not good. Tom thinks these things can be managed for a while longer. She needs to get regimented exercise once her pain lessens to strengthen her muscles and cut down on her food. We are willing to try anything that is reasonable if it gives Dot a chance at a good life.....just doubtful at this time.

    Please continue to pray for Dottie and us when you think of us.

    Thanks...Hugs, Barb

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    Prayers for you all. It is so hard seeing our babies getting older. Sounds like you are doing everything for her.

    (((HUGS))) to you all.
    Donna

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    I'm very glad to hear that you get at least a little more time with your precious Dottie. I feel like she is a member of this forum, too!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Barb you are all in my prayers, Dottie is someone very special in this forum and it is so painful when you see that his years cause him so many problems, but you give him all his love and she knows it. I hope you can enjoy it a little more

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    The new sounds somewhat promising. Keeping you all close in my heart.
    Katrina


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    So sorry to hear about your precious Dottie. Hopefully she can get some relief with the new meds.
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    Well I am so glad she will be with you a little longer. It is hard when they get sick like this and you want to spoil and pamper them with all the little little treats they love and beg for, but the little voice inside your head says NO the vet said she needs to be on a diet! I used to give my dog teeny tiny milkbone treats. You might try those.

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    I'm happy that she can get some relief and enjoy her time with family.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    I was thinking of her just the other day!! How old is she now? Yoda is 15.5 years old and some days, it seems he is on his last legs.

    I'm interested to hear if the meds for dementia work. Pretty sure Yoda has it as well.
    pat.

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    Been thinking about and praying for Dottie and her family.
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