Abbey

Abbey
one year after surgery





A 'SPECIAL PLACE'

You have a special place Dear Lord that I know you'll always keep

A special place reserved for dogs when they quietly fall asleep

With large and airy kennels and a yard for hiding bones

With maybe a little babbling creek that chatters over stones.

With wide green fields and flowers for those who never knew about running freely under

Your sky of perfect blue. Lord,I know You keep this Special Place and so to you I Pray, for one Special Cavalier Who quietly died today

She was full of strength & love and so very, very wise.

The puppy look she once had had long since left her eyes.

She is dearly missed my Lord by her Mom & Dad.

She went to join her family in Your land that is Devine

So, speak to Abbey softly please and give her a warm hello.

She's a Special gift to you Dear Lord from her Mommy & Daddy, who loved her so.

Run free sweet Abbey.







Abbey 1/24/2004 - 1/3/2012

Oh my sweet Abbey. You are with the angels and finally free of this awful disease. I will miss you sooooooo much and I am at a loss as to what to do right now. I love you so much but I know we did the right thing today.

RIP and I thank god he brought you to us.

I love you so much.

Mom

Not doing well--Any of Us - December 29,2011

It's been a very long time since I updated and unfortunately this is not a good
one. It is now almost 3 years since finally figuring out what Abbey had/has. She
was doing relatively good until this past year and has been declining. We are
now seriously talking abou putting her down. I've never had to put an animal down in my life.
Thank you dear lord they have always gone on their own. I'm looking at Abbey in a
different way now---she is having such a very hard time getting around--she
slips and slides all over the place and falls. Her eyes just don't have the
"sparkle" they used to. I think she's plain tired of dealing with this disease.
George and I talked alot last night and shed many many tears and also saw
another neurologist 3 weeks ago and was told we were doing all that she would
have us do and saw our vet yesterday and he agreed with me about her quality of
life. My emotions are so up and down right now. One minute I'm ready to make the
appt. and the next minute I say no. George feels we need to give it a couple
more weeks to give the increase in prednisone and omeprazole a chance. I can't
hardly look at her right now without sobbing so I know it won't be long. If
you've read our story you know how much we do love her and how this is killing
me. I will post when we finally make the decision.

One Year after Surgery

Hard to believe that its been a year. Time flies. She is doing well and is a very happy dog. She was having some scractching episodes about a month ago and we were quite concerned. She has never been symptom free since the surgery and we never believed she would be--we hoped though. I felt she was having some distress so we took her off the temaril and she is now on prednisone which seems to be doing the trick. I have only seen her scratch a couple times in the past 6 weeks or so. The change has been quite visible. She is hungry though and I guess steroids do that to you. We are still happy that we did the surgery as our goal was for her not to get worse and we have accomplished that goal 100% and more as she is definitely better than a year ago. Any questions, please e-mail me and I will get back to you quickly. I still get e-mails and sometimes people call me as they are worried and I sure understand what its like to go down this road.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Been Awhile

16 weeks since her surgery--Doesn't seem possible but it is!!! Abbey is about the same. She is still on meds. This past weekend was the first time I went past her time on meds. Went somewhere and thought I would be home 2 hrs. earlier than I was. She was air scratching etc. so the symptoms are still there but not anywhere like they were. She is a happy dog and a bit slower and has changed but still our little Abbey.

In regards to Bentley I'm just watching him--don't see him do stuff very often at all so not going to mri him at this point.

2 weeks ago I fell and thought I had broke my wrist--went in the following morning and was x-rayed and it showed nothing. They said if it still hurt to come back in a week. Well, after 2 weeks I was still in pain and monday night I hardly slept--the pain was almost unbearable and I have a high pain threshold. Went in yesterday which was my birthday present and my birthday gift was a broken arm--broken at the elbow so going in the orthopedic in about a hour. Hard to do anything with one arm.

I haven't been in Cavalier Talk in ages--just no time. This year has not been a good year in more ways than one lets say.

To all that are going through this I hope this site is helping you.

1 comment:

  1. oh, no. i'm so sorry to hear this linda. hope you are feeling better quickly. we must have some connection, because michael broke his foot two weeks ago and walked around on it for 4 days until we got it xrayed. he had surgery for it last week and we're getting the new cast tomorrow. i haven't been on cavaliertalk lately either. anyway, no need to write back,just get well soon. ~lorna

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If you have a CKCS-Cavalier Spaniel-and you've run across this page by accident, you at least need to be aware of a disease that is in ALOT of the cavaliers. If you don't read this, then at least go to cavalierhealth.com (link below) and read about what it is. It could be the best thing you do for your dog. We need to spread the word about this.

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