Sweetie & Brisket ...


Sun 1 Nov 1998 15:19:00 -0000 - from Rick to Mag
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Sweetie
Here is Sweetie out on the deck ...


Sweetie
and looking down at me from the upperdeck


Sun, 1 Nov 1998 23:07 Oz time - from Rick to Mag via ICQ
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Sweetie
Sweetie out in the yard right after I brought her home


Brisket,Sweetie


Sweetie and Brisket on the couch

Sweetie and Brisket on the couch

Brisket,Sweetie

Brisket,Sweetie


Sweetie and Brisket

Sweetie has taken over my chair

Brisket,Sweetie


Brisket

Fri, 13 Nov 1998 - from Rick

Mag, I'm going to test this jpg image of Brisket by sending it to you. This is the reason I have to buy a bag of crew socks everytime I go to the store.
Rick


News on Sweetie from Rick

Sat, 21 Nov 1998 00:09:44 +0800 - from Rick, via Mag

Hi guys - I received the following email from Rick earlier today...

<<Mag,
Blood tests and an independent lab both confirm the presence of Heartworm in Sweetie. They must have still been in incubation when she was checked out earlier. Treatment will start on Wednesday 25, November.
I have removed myself from the list as I want no distractions from my dedicated time to getting this little baby well.
I am hoping that there has not been a lot of damage as we have caught this relatively early.
She is happy and content and I would want the list to rest assured no expense will be spared for her treatment and recovery.
Rick
>>

Sun, 22 Nov 1998 12:08:09 EST - from Wendy

Rick has asked me to ask all of you to please not send him messages by ICQ. As you know, when a message comes in on ICQ is makes a cuckoo noise which sends Brisket into orbit!! Since he will be wanting to keep Sweetie very quiet after her first treatment on Wednesday he would prefer it if you didn't send him any mail.Sweetie has decided that she likes being a normal MinPin and tries to keep up with Brisket so he will have his hands full keeping them both quiet LOL Sweetie feels fine and is eating and playing normally so I hope all goes well for her and Rick. I will keep you all informed on how she is doing and we will have Rick back with us as soon as she has gone through the Heartworm Treatment, about 60 days.
Wendy

Sat, 28 Nov 1998 09:50:54 -0500 - from Rick

I am back on the list guys as I think Sweetie is doing just fine. It's me that needs the tranquilizers but she seems to be picking up in energy and her activities are basically normal.
There has been no coughing(a little sneezing) but she seems perfectly normal so I guess I don't have to warch her 24 hours a day like I thought I had to just to insure that she stays quiet and low key.
I have been worried that Brisket would inflame the barking and hell raising but it is Sweetie now that jumps up and starts guarding everything in sight when a horn honks on the TV or the furnace shuts off while Brisket just takes everything in stride.
Maybe with the next treatment of back to back shots there will be more care to be taken but I have to be honest, I don't see any problem here and for that I am grateful.
Rick

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Sun, 27 Dec 1998 23:57:19 -0500 - from Rick

Just a little update on Sweetie. She will be going in next week for the second and third shots in the Heartworm treatment. She has been off of the prednesone for about four days and has developed the same hacking wheezing cough as before. I'm going to call her Vet first thing tomorrow AM and get a re supply as it seems to help her a great deal with her breathing. She has not been very active the past few days as it seems any little movement causes respiratory problems so has spent most of her time in front of the fireplace snoozing.
Rick

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Tue, 5 Jan 1999 09:21:54 -0500 - from Rick

I dropped Sweetie off at the Vet this morning for her second round of Heartworm treatment with a lot of trepidation.
It was another nightmare trying to handle both Brisket and Sweetie and this time was worse because I had a paper bag with Sweetie's blankee, a food dish with explicit instructions on it and a couple of treats for her at midday today and tomorrow.
I left with a gentle reminder to the people there that they had royalty in their care and it would really be in everyone's best interest if she were treated as the Princess she is.
Brisket has been running around looking for her since we got home and is now curled up in front of the fireplace on Sweeties side.
Rick

Wed, 6 Jan 1999 12:25:23 -0500 - from Rick

Sweetie is home as of 12 noon Jan. 6th 1999
She is active and seems fairly normal and except for both of the girls trying to ride in my lap and a small encounter with a ditch on the side of the road trying to get them both to settle down, everything seems fine so far.
Her Vet has passed the following on to me:
Keep her on the prednisone for a couple of days and then slowly ween her off of it as it will help with the pain associated with the injections.
Treatment was a follows
Home Again I/D Microchip
HW Tx Immiticide 0 - 22 Lbs
HW Injection only Immiticide
Dermatophyte Culture In House (results in 10 days to two weeks as the culture has to grow) This is for the spot on her stomach and her nails which are not growing back properly and may be fungus infected.
She is on the following meds
Prednisone mentioned above
Baytril Tabs (for six weeks, 1/2 tab twice daily)
Derm Caps # 60 (Red) for her toenails
Biotin 25 mg daily for her nails
Knox Gelatin I packet daily in food also for her nails
She goes back on 5 February for her oral heartworm medication and follow up bloodtests to see if they have been eradicated.
Be Deeah,,Be Deeah, Be Deeah,,,That's all folks
Rick

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