Thursday, June 16, 2011

Med. Log

Gave him glycerin at 8 am. along with vetprofen and both eye drops, too.

glycerin should be given to him sometime around 4, along with both eye drops, then again around midnight tonight
Vetprofen will be given at 8 pm.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dallas Mavs!

ARE CHAMPIONS! Yes, finally! Cowboys sucked, Rangers almoooost did it, BUT THE MAVS ACTUALLY DID IT! And even though I really don't watch basket ball, I am proud of my team (Especially since they Beat the Heat)

AHAHAAAAhahhooyie! Yup, beat the heat. Not very many people can "beat the heat" around here, especially not during the summer ;)
and even though I'm happy about that....... I had to cancel my vet appointment for my himalayan siamese cat because it's located right in the middle of the parade they're throwing for the mavs tomorrow.. Lame/Yay Mavs! He probably hasn't been to the vet in a couple years, though, and he really needs to get checked up on. :(

.....Woo Mavs!..
Oh well! Re-scheduled for next Tuesday at 9:30 AM

If you really love your dog, you'll make them these..

donut delights

Dog Donuts
Now for a little taste of laziness nostalgia I’m going to revisit and share some of my favorite older recipes, recipes I wrote before anyone started reading. :)
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2/3 cups Beef Broth
1 Egg
3 tablespoons Oats
Carob Frosting
1/2 cup Carob Chips
3 tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Milk/Soy Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Any topping of your choice (carob chips, bacon bits, mint leaves, parsley, peanuts, any thing safe your dog is fond of)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Beat egg and in a large bowl, mix with flour and beef broth.
3. Once completely mixed add oats until all ingredients are combined.
4. Roll onto a lightly floured surface 1/2 inch thick.
5. Use a donut cutter to cut the dough and place on a prepared baking sheet. (I don’t have a donut cutter so I just used a biscuit cutter and a small circle cutter to cut out the middles.) Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until browned. Allow to cool and harden.
Once donuts are cool dip the tops of the donuts into the carob frosting and decorate with your topping of choice.
My donuts are topped with bacon bits, carob drops and dried spearmint leaves.
Carob Frosting
In a saucepan, combine the ingredients and warm over med-low heat while stirring continuously once melted store in fridge.
Originally published 09/29/2009

And if your dog(s) have begun developing fleas like most of my animals have (Sometimes living right next to a creek can have some nasty downsides, even if it's a pretty place to be near..)
I made them for all my pups and I'm waiting to see some results.. :)


I love how he tilts his head when I talk to him in a relatively high pitched tone. He is just SOOOO cute!
He is a precious pup, as you can tell.

Today I gave him 1 Clavamox( Last pill.. Apparently I don't need a refill since it's an antibiotic and his eyes aren't infected.. )
He's had his Glycerin today, too. Put it along with his water. (3cc every 8 hours along with 3cc water or melted icecream, milk, etc. ) gave it to him at 7:30 and again around 5 pm.
He's also had both of his drops today. (Dorzolamide- 1 drop 3 times a day, prednisolone acetate 1%- 1 drop every 8 hours. ) Dorzolamide- 7:30, again at 5 pm. Prednisolone- 7:30, again at 5 pm. )
and Vetprofen 24mg- 1/4 tab. by mouth two times a day(q 12hours).  gave it to him at 7:30 gotta do it again around 8 pm.

He has to get that glycerin again around 1 AM along with his Dorzolamide and Prednisolone and the vetprofen...

PHEW! Lots of keeping track of things to do! I haven't started a written schedule yet, either. It's been a few weeks since he's on meds and I've just been trying to remember what times to give him his medicines.. I don't think I've messed up at all, not even once. 
Maybe it's about time I start a schedule, hm? I'll use this blog space as an excuse to make one. Heh. I'll just post when I give him his meds for the first time of the day and which ones I've given him along with when the next time is that I need to give them to him.
This is a vanity I recieved from my boyfriend's cousin. I'm going to strip it and re-varnish it.  I think it would look beautiful with a fresh painting of varnish.. That was a picture from yesterday. As of now, it still stands in our back driveway.. It's taunting me! But it's too hot to go out there and work on it again. Around 99 degrees outside right now, so not too bad compared to what it was earlier. (Must've been 102-105?) 

This is a portrait of Hank I did last night! It was pretty fun to create.
I recently found a set of water color pencils and I'm aching to use them. 
Brought Hank to work for about an hour- hour and a half before my boyfriend came and picked him up. No one really minded him. In fact, everyone is in love with him! The "aww'ing" never seems to stop with him around.. He'll growl and bark from excitement, he loves the attention! And everyone just eats it up.. :)

First Day of this blog...

9:20 A.M.
Hello! Hank is my pet and I'm his momma. He's nearing 14 weeks old, I `spose.
At around 7 weeks old, 5-15-11, His left eye was shut that morning, looked a little inflamed around his brow and he wouldn't open it. When I tried opening it, he would bark from the pain and pull away. From what I could manage to see, there was a white film covering it... I thought he had just scratched it or bumped it while in his kennel on a toy during the night...
So, I contacted the man who I got him from (A very nice guy off craiglist who lives in the same town I do) and I told him my situation. Sent him pictures of the little guy's eye and talked to him over the phone, too. The next day we took him to a Vet. Waited four hours at the walk-in clinic. Missed work.. But Didn't matter too much at the time because of how concerned I was with Hank. Long story short, the vet prescribed just some anti-infection ointment and some liquid. A week later and no change in his eye, plus the right eye starting to look nearly the same, we went to another doctor the next Sunday. That doctor basically did the same thing for us and also said it was an infection, but it was more or less caused by a virus that had gotten into his system and was attacking his eyes. The reason they were so inflamed was because his immune system was fighting the virus behind the eye and causing a build up of liquid.. Two days of his additional perscribed medicine and no change in Hank's eyes, we were referred to an Ophthalmologist who told us it is glaucoma.. There's something wrong with the angles of his eyes so they aren't draining fluid properly... Since his left eye had been like that for so long, the doctor things the lens has detached and fallen, so he could be blind in that eye!
At the visit, his eyes were too cloudy to really see what's going on, so we waited a week and went back. His eyes were looking less cloudy because of the glycerin and drops he gave us, but they were still cloudy enough so that a gionoscopy wouldn't be able to accurately predict what is going on.
It's been nearly two weeks since we first went to that Opthalmaologist (I still can't pronounce is right), and since then, being on about 8 different medications since that original vet visit, and his eyes are FINALLY looking a little better.. 
But I'm dreading the word "Glaucoma" so badly right now.. He's so young and He doesn't deserve something like this... If I had known when I got him what kind of situation he'd be in right now, I'm not sure I would have gotten him... But now that I have him, I'm in complete love. He is such a wonderful Basset! and so handsome, too!

I'll post more information later... Right now, it's time to get ready for work. I may possibly bring Hank.. Or else, He may have to spend 8-9 hours alone... I can't do that to the lil' guy!

Please stay updated!