Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good News for Tanner

Monday was a bit more of a difficult day than I thought it would be. But the last couple of days have been made easier by the kindness from so many who took a moment out of their busy day to think of us and send best wishes for Tanner. I took Tanner to see "his vet" on Monday morning. I really wanted to make sure that the medications that the veterinarian at the animal emergency put him on were the ones she would use to treat vestibular syndrome. Of the 3 medications I was given, we are taking Tanner off 2 of them (weaning him off one) and he'll continue to take one to help with any nausea and dizziness. At the end of his fourth day, I would say that Tanner is probably 70% back to normal. He's now walking in straight lines, and not so much in a circle. His head is still tilting to the left but I'm encouraged and am so hopeful that he'll fully recover.

I've told all the dogs that we're done with trips to the vet and sick dogs--Of course they all listened and did exactly what they were told because they ate 2 suet cakes left on the counter for the birds and someone peed on the floor--Good dogs!!




29 comments:

Angus said...

That bottom photo makes it all worth while !

Louise said...

I'm so glad that Tanner is feeling better. You've been through a hard time, and I sincerely wish that the end of the tunnel is in sight.

Catherine said...

I am so happy that Tanner is back on the mend! Such a sweet pup!

And I am laughing about the other dogs eating the bird food and peeing on the floor! Oh but how we love our four-legged friends...even when they are naughty! :)

Have a wonderful day Kim!
xo Catherine

kks said...

i'm so happy to hear that Tanner is adapting to his vestibular dz...dogs are amazing in their ability to adapt...
i'm back in business with my blog...phew
xoxo
and who was naughty eating the suet?!

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Kim
We're glad to read that Tanner is starting to feel better - it's scary to see your pet suffering from vestibular syndrome.
May the rest of your gang be well!
Hugs, licks & wags,
Nadine, Apples & Neeli

Parsley said...

So...they found the special 'dog treats' you left on the counter and got so excited they wet the floor?! You're a good momma! ;-)

bellaboo said...

I know how poor tanner feels having had a bout of Labrynthitis recently!
So glad to hear he's improving steadily.

Bellaboo :0)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You have such amazing strength to keep up ... lad that tanner is doing well. NO MORE SICK DOGS. Sending my Golden Thoughts to all of you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sharon said...

It sounds like Tanner is improving, that's so good!
Suet cakes, huh? Know who did that? You should be able to smell the guilty party when it processes, :)
Kim, you have so much patience... much as I love dogs, I don't think I could do what you do. Bless You!

Sheila and Bob said...

Hoooray that Tanner is feeling better.Nothing like a roll in the grass to cure what ever ails you.

Hamish & Sophie

Barbara said...

I'm happy to hear about Tanner and the other dogs. If they're eating suet, you know they're doing well!!

Ms. ~K said...

Kim, I was so relieved to see some good news on Tanner...Yes, it's time for things to settle down a bit at Golden Pines.
Hugs to you and bellyrubs to your pack,
Kit

NCmountainwoman said...

Having had vestibular problems before, I really empathize with Tanner and hope it stays under control. As for the others...TWO suet cakes??? What were you guys thinking?

KT and Lady said...

Great news about Tanner. We are wagging our tails furiously. Suet cakes.....ha ha.....my first golden Sunny had an appetite for those. He was worse than the squirrels!

Carolyn said...

Your last paragraph had me laughing at loud. Gwen really goes nuts when I pull the apple suet cakes out of the freezer, so I can kinda relate.

The good news is that if you don't know who the culprit(s) is/are, you soon will! Lol!

So glad Tanner is on the mend!

Enjoy!

-C

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Kim
Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you, dear brave lady! Give Tanner a hug from me! It was also nice to see your picture in the sidebar.
God bless.
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Scout 'n Freyja said...

BOL! I totally understand a normal day - holes in the backyard, a hairball on the carpet or kitchen table - maybe a little turd somewhere to step on - ain't it fun☺

The Witch said...

Great news about Tanner.
The last picture is so funny. I think He is looking up to heaven and taking to Magurie. Maybe He is even telling him how He stole the birds food and laughing about it.

Tracey said...

Good old Tanner! My brother had to have one of his beloved dogs put to sleep today.....so sad...xxx

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

nice story
smiles!!!!
xxx

Ninny said...

Yea for Tanner! Good news!

Liz

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GReat news!

well, not the suet khake and pee but the rest!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Callie said...

They are just like naughty children everywhere. So cute and lovable and they do what they want. Glad to hear that Tanner is improving. I agree that the less meds he has to take the better.

sophie said...

WTG...keep rolling over and over in the greenest of grasses!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Kim
I am so relieved that Tanner is feeling better and can walk in a straight line now.
And no more trips to the vets!
Those are some mighty fluffy ears on Tanner pup. Nice shampoo I think!
We are thinking of you and hoping some nice sunrays will touch your heart.
love
tweedles

The Life of Riley said...

I'm so plesed Tanner is getting better. I had a golden retirever (that I'd rehomed when he was 2 1/2 years old) who got Idiopathic Vestibular disorder when he was 13 years old. Suddenly he couldn't walk, kept falling over like he was drunk and we thought that was it, but with medicines (including some antibiotics just in case he had a deep inner ear infection as he was prone to ear infections) he recovered fully from his wobbly walk and was with us for another year and a half.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I see you dogs have the same listening skills that Molly has!!

Gill in Canada

Samantha said...

Sorry we haven't visited in a while - there has been a slew of bizziness here, but soooo glad to see that Tanner is getting better - and glad also to hear that he is walking in a straight line - good news. Also great news that the dogs listen so well and eat suet cakes for birds and pee - a smile!
Hugs hugs hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Mom

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Ms. Kim,
We wish our dad would leave suet cakes on the counters. But he learned his lesson years ago. he keeps them in the freezer until they're ready to go out in the feeders. he says that makes them easier to handle and not so messy, AND it keeps them out of our reach. ya see; WE LOVE SUET CAKES.
- TBH&K