Sunday, November 11, 2012

From Laser Light to ER

Hello Friends.


This was me on Saturday.  Frolicking in the snow.  I know I am not wearing my very cool coat from EASY.  But MOM made the mistake of grabbing the laser light before she put my coat on.  I was not going to stop to put it on when I knew she had the light.

"Come on MOM shine the light."  Oh it was fun!  But then later that night the fun came to an end.

MOM went to bed about midnight.  Then at 1:30 I woke her up.  She was not doing so well and I needed to let her know to wake up and take some meds to bring her back to conciseness.  Lucky MOM has gotten smart recently and keeps some of her meds next to the bed.  All good right?  Well not exactly.  At 2:30 MOM woke up cuz she felt something was not right.  I was not sleeping next to her.  I was standing in front of the bed staring at the floor.  Oh something was wrong.  MOM got up and talked to me, she let me outside, brought me back in.  I would not get back on the bed.  I was very wobbly and could barely stand up.  But I did not want to lay down. I was shaking and I felt weird and miserable.  MOM grabbed a pillow and helped me to the living room.  I would not get on the couch, still very shaky.  Then she lifted me up and laid me on the couch.  I groaned and whined and did not stay up there for longer than 20 seconds.  So MOM laid on the floor next to me.  She was 87 kinds of worried.  I have to tell you I was a bit worried myself.  I did not know what was happening.  Next thing I know at 4 AM I am at the Animal ER.  They got me back in a room and the ER  doctor came in and her and MOM talked.  I am not sure what they were saying I was just trying to stand up and I knew my MOM was scared so I was making sure she was OK.  Then they took me back to the back room WITHOUT my MOM!  They did all kinds of stuff to me back there.  But all I could think about was my MOM and the tears in her eyes as they took me away.  When MOM went back to the waiting room there was Miss Vickie sitting there.  That Miss Vickie is so sweet, she was worried about me too. After a while they brought me back out to my MOM, I was so happy to see her.  But we did not leave, something about waiting for some test results.  After a long while the doctor came back out and talked to my MOM again.  They went over some test results.  At first my MOM seemed to relax.  Then the doctor showed MOM one of the test results, my potassium level was off the chart.  And then she started talking about all the other stuff they would like to do to me. Miss Vickie asked if it would be OK to wait and have this stuff done on Monday at my own vet.  Then the doctor said it was my MOM's decision, but the reality of it was that I could fall over dead at any moment.  I felt my MOM's heart stop, it just stopped.  With that said my MOM decided that I needed to stay.  I have to tell you friends that it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, to leave my MOM standing there in the lobby as I was led away.  I was worried who would take care of her.  It was about 6 in the morning by then.  Normally MOM is at church by then.  So she went home got ready for church and went there.  After all she does have this thing called a flock to take care of.  After what seemed like 87 days  MOM came back and talked to another doctor (the first ones shift was over).  Some of my bad levels had come down somewhat, which is good.  But they still have no idea what caused this or really what was wrong.  MOM talked with the doctor for a while and MOM decided, with the doctors approval, that she could take me home and monitor me until I can go to my own doctor.  Truth be told what really happened is I told the doctor if they did not let me go home to take care of my MOM I would bite them in the butt.  I can be pretty persuasive. 

  So here I am resting on my couch.  

But the important thing is I am back where I belong taking care of my MOM.  Remember my post yesterday about grace?  If not click HERE.  Well I think this is another kind of grace.  It's by the grace of God that I am home with my MOM right now.  No need to worry friends, I am hopeful I will be just fine!  I'm Goose and that is how I roll.  Make sure you hug and love your peeps today.
Blessings,
Goose



72 comments:

  1. Goose, you know where our hearts are. We have worried about you and your mom all day long! We will cross our paws that Doctor Eddy can fix you up tomorrow. But no matter what, the love and devotion between you and your mom is stronger than whatever is ailing you!

    Love & Licks,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. Oh, Goose, You just have to be ok...and so does your Mom! I love reading your blog and all the inspirational messages you and your Mom share with all of us. I think you both are an amazing twosome and I just know that all will be ok...my prayers and thoughts will be with you.
    Take care,
    Lucy (Troy,OH)

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  3. Oh dear Goose! You and your mom saved each other last night. Please get well soon. We hope your doctor can figure out what happened and set you right again. Keeping paws crossed for you and your mom.

    Millie & Cindy

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  4. Oh my goodness Goose, you need to not lead such an awfully exciting life!! :-( You make sure that you take care of yourself and your Mom, but right now focus mainly on yourself!! I had to spend the night at the ER once and that was not fun at all! I'm sending lots of virtual Cheetos and licks to both of you! So keep healthy until you see your number 1 vet!

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  5. Goose buddy, We were all so happy to see you got to go home today. My Vickie was so concerned about you. She knows that you would heal better at home, but sometimes we have to stay at the doctors for a bit.

    It is so good to see you able to lay down and sleep. Now, lets keep that pottassium down...(is that how you spell potasium?)

    Hope you and your mom have a better night tonight.
    Love
    Bert

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  6. Oh Goose, this post is so scary!! I am sure glad you and your mom have each other. I will be thinking and about you and MOM as you go to your dogtor tomorrow and hopefully get to the bottom of this situation quickly. Sending you the POTP.
    Val and the Girlz

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  7. Prayers said and paws crossed for a good report tomorrow. I know you will keep us updated.

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  8. Oh goose ...don't you know you have to take care of YOU...so you can take care of your mom. You just get better okay and no more scarring everyone

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  9. Sweet Goose, I am crossing paws and Mommy is praying for you. I know you will be fine, but I am sending a fresh supply of magic bubbles your way just to comfort you. That must have been totally scary. I hate being away from my Mommy EVER, but all night, seems to hard to imagine. I know that everyone did what was the best for you. Your doctor will figure it out and soon you will be out playing in the snow and vole hunting.

    Loveys Sasha

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  10. Oh no Goose! I am really hoping that you will continue to feel better and that the vets can help you too. I am glad that you were well enough to go home with MOM to take care of her. I will keep you in my thoughts and can't wait to see pictures of you well and playing again.

    ♥ Kelsey

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  11. Woof! Woof! Oh Goose. Sending you Lots of Lots of Golden Hugs n Kisses. Golden Love to you both. Will be thinking of you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  12. Hey Goose - Shiloh'n The DIVA Shasta here. We unnerstand 'boutz u worry 'boutz your mom butt sumtimez, we just gotta due what the dogtor sez. HOWEVER, it iz great that u got tue go home tue git better cuz that iz the best place, with our momz, tue git better.

    From the mom - just a thought - I don't know if an abnormal potassium level is a symptom of IVDD (Inter-vertebral Disc Disease) but shaking, not wanting to lay down - unable to relax - unable to lay down and get comfortable - most definitely symptoms of IVDD. When Shiloh was going through all this - in the most acute phase last month - I would look at his eyes and I could see the fear and confusion at not knowing what was happening and that scared me. When Shiloh was first diagnosed over 5 years ago, he had xrays and I think an ultrasound plus blood tests - I wish I could remember more about the results of these blood tests but the xrays and ultrasound is what really diagnosed the problem. We are all sending POTP and I am sending prayers and healing light for Goose and you too.
    Kim

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  13. Holy Cow Goose! You scared us with this story!!! We are so very worried about you and your MOM. We are very glad that Miss Vickie went there to see your MOM ... it probably helped her that somebody was there with her. You must have scared there all by yourself Goose. Please know that we are sending you lots and lots of prayers and hugs to both you and your MOM. Please keep us posted!! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug and mama Jeanne

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  14. Oh Goosey mate, we are worried about you. We're so glad you are back with your mum butt take it easy ok. We will have paws crossed you recover and get back to chewing sticks and stuffs. Hugs to you both. What a wonderful friend Miss Vickie is. You are lucky to have her nearby! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  15. Goose, we have our paws crossed that all goes well at the vet today and you get better speedy quick!

    Sam and Pippen

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  16. oh goose! paws crossed and prayers said for you and your MOM.
    love wags, bailey

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  17. Oh my gosh Goose what could be wrong? We too are worried for you and mum. Please please give us a pup-date when you can. Sending healing paw and lots of love to both you and mum. We will say prayers for both you. Please take care and be OK. All our love.
    best wishes Molly

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  18. oh Goose! hope you feel better soon mate. i can only imagine how scared your mom was. we're sending good thoughts your way to help you get back to your fighting best.

    Lots of big licks

    Charlene and Stormy
    xxx

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  19. oh Goose my friend ! We are so worried about you ! we have our paws crossed ! I hope you feel better soon !

    Kisses as hugs
    Iris

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  20. Oh No Goose Bless your heart for taking such good care of your Mom and oh my I'm so sorry you had such a scary time. We will have you and your Mom in our hearts and prayers today and hope to hear very soon that you are feeling better and all your blood levels are ok.

    Many many hugs
    Madi your BFFF

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  21. Goodness Goose, what is happening over there to you! We are so worried over here for the both of you. We're sorry that you are not feeling well at all my furend. Please know that we've got our paws crossed and Mommy and Daddy are crossing their hands for some good news today about your episode.

    We love you Goose and your Mom too.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  22. Sorry Goose I am still worried. I am glad you are home and I hope you will be better soon.

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  23. Some scary stuff goin' on here. Goose, please get back to normal again really soon so that you and Mom can take care of each other. Sending some good Florida vibes in your direction.

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  24. I'm glad you are home and I hope your vet will find out what was wrong and he can solve it soon. I'm so worried about you and your mom. But it's very nice to read that you have your good friend Vickie on your side who is supporting you and your mom. All my best wishes for you all.

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  25. Oh Goose, wiff Mommy not being well, then you..We are sending you all our hugs and love. We hope youz get better real soon big guy. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  26. i am praying for friends today that are really ill, and i will add you to the list. God knows your mom needs you to take care of her during the night, i believe you will be better so you believe it to. will be watching to see how you feel each day.

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  27. Get better soon sweet Goose! Remington and I will pray hard for you!

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  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom. We hope you are both feeling better today.

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  29. Dear Goose and mom,

    We are thinking of you and praying that you are both feeling better.

    sending prayers and lots of pughugs

    Bailey, Hazel, Greta and mom

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  30. Oh Goose, we are sending big purrayers and healing thoughts! Please have Mom keep us updated. (we know she will) We'll keep Mom in our thoughts too, as these things are hard on the peeps. Keeping our paws crossed for you in Oklahoma. - Prancer Pie, Princess, Precious, Princeton, and Mommy.

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  31. Oh Goose!! You have brought tears to my eyes. I sure hope you are okay my friend. I am glad that you are home with your Momma, I know she will take the best care of you as she loves you so much! We are sending lots of prayers and hugs for you and your Momma. Take it easy and get well my friend! :)

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  32. Hey, buddy! You just HAVE to start feeling better, OK? We are praying for you AND your MOM -- and for your vets, too, that they can figure out what's going on and get you back up and running. That was so sweet of Bert's Vickie to come to the ER vets - I'm sure she was a huge comfort to your MOM.
    Please update when you can, dear friend. We are lifting you up in prayer.
    Luv,
    Davy

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  33. Oh Goose. I am glad you are home and I am sure your MOM person was worried sick about you! I hope you start feeling better real soon and get those levels back where they belong!

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  34. OMD, Goose, you need to be more careful! I'm SO glad your momma checked on you and got you to the V-E-T in time. We're crossing all our paws over here for you.

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  35. Oh my goodness, Goose! You had me and my mom on the edge of our seats when we read this post! What on earth is wrong? We need to know this instant what the vet thinks is wrong! Please tell us as soon as you know! Praying for you and your mom!

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  36. Oh my, Goose! That is so scary! AND to be taken from your mommy! How could she get along without you? I am happy you are home now.... Take care and rest....remember I AM a Dr. and I DO make house calls....just give me a call if you need anything....

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  37. Oh Goose. I'm so glad you're home with mom. Praying your regular doctor can identify the problem and remedy it right off.

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  38. Oh no! We are saying prayers for you, sweet Goose. We are hoping you will be okay soon!

    Sam

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  39. Dear Goose, Praying for you buddy. Potassium levels can mess with a pup and person for sure. Glad you got to go back home and I pray your regular vet will have some answers. I'm so thankful that Miss Vickie is there for you both. I will be anxiously awaiting the news from your vet.
    Lots of love,
    Noreen & Hunter

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  40. Oh, dear Goose I am so very sorry about your sickies! Maybe a bad banana or something got you out of whack. What a horrible and scary time for you and your Mom. I'm hoping you are feeling much better now and please let us know whenever you can. We are all worried for you. My whole pack is sending healing vibes and lots of love to you.
    Grr and a Concerned Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

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  41. Oh, Goose! I hopes you get to feelin' well agains soon!! That just sucks. Hopefully your vettie can get you and your Moms some answers abouts what's goin' on. I'll be keepin' my paws crossed, and Ma will be keepin all her fingers crossed that you will be 100% soon!

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  42. Hi Goose, I hope that everything is ok now, I'm worried about both you and your Mom, you are both so wonderful and I send you all the love in the world and my prayers that you will be ok, hope to hear an update on your progress soon and to find out what is wrong! I don't think I would like to be away from my Mum but you have to go to the doctors and spend time there to get better because if you are healthy then your Mom will not worry and be happy! It was so good and brave of your Mom to leave you and to go to Church, that's the power of faith and deep dedication, I'm proud of her and of you Goose, you are so good for understanding!
    You are both in my thoughts, Love, Licks and Hugs from your Furiend Frank XxxxxxxX

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  43. Goose you have my prayers!!! We love you and want you to be around a long time to take care of your Mommy!! You are going to have to take vitamins with lots of Potassium in them!! Hope all gos well Goose.
    I miss my Weimaie so much!!!!!!! You are such great dogs!!!

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  44. Oh Goose we sure hope you are feeling better. Mom must have been so scared. Now you need to take care of each other.
    Benny and Lily

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  45. Goose, sometimes you have to let others take care of you so that you will be able to take care of them. You can't be the shepherd all the time. I am so glad that you got to go home, but I don't think you should worry your mom like that anymore for a while!

    Bunny

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  46. Oh no! We will be thinking of you and sending you our very best!

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  47. Prayers being said, all heads bowed and paws and hands folded in prayer.


    Sheila, Bob & Hamish

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  48. OMD, we hope you are feeling better today.

    xo Cinnamon

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  49. GOOSE, our paws are crossed big guy!

    Your Worried Furiends
    Susie & Bites

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  50. We sure love you Goose. Please don't leave us or Mom. Our hearts will break. We are praying for you to improve & continue to have lots and lots of fun.

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  51. Oh Goose, we had no idea. You were wonderful to wak your Mom up and she is just as wonderful to have taken such good care of you. We hope you are going to be OK, we will cross our paws, and Mom will say those prayers for you to be OK.

    Hugs and Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  52. Oh mai goodness. Me sorry! U get well this instant, young dog. That is an order! :)

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  53. Hello Goose. It is a pleasure to meet you. I am sorry that you are having some medical problems. I hope there is some medicine and maybe some food(!) that will help. I don't usually like dogs (I am a bit of a loner cat), but you seem very nice.

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  54. I'm so sorry, Goose! Paws crossed for you!!!
    Nola

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  55. Goose, we know that you and your mom are surrounded by grace. Just lay on your couch and soak it up!

    Bart and Ruby

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  56. Oh, Goose, we are so scared reading this and are sending our strongest White Dog healing energies and our firmest faith that all will be well.

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  57. Goose -- We are so concerned about you. I haven't even had a chance to meet you but my mom says you are one of the most amazing dogs she has ever met. It's wonderful that you take care of your mom as much as she takes care of you. Hope you will stay well and that we can meet soon. Blessings to you and your mom.
    Miss Sophie

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  58. Both of you, get well soon. I am sending you healing energy. I am getting much better too. Will be blogging soon.

    Sankissjuice

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  59. Hello Goose, we came over from Nellie's to say we hope you are getting better now. You sound like such a gentle giant that even we kitties will love you. We send purrs and prayers xox

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  60. Paws crossed for you Goose, get well soon xxxx

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  61. Oh Goose - what an experience you and your Mom have had but it was wonderful that the ER doctors let you go back home with your Mom and we hope your own doctor can help make you ALLLLLLL better very soon. I'm going to say an extra prayer for you every single night. You have so many friends who love you!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  62. I am so sorry you are not well Goose. My sisters and I are sending you our best purrs and prayers.

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  63. Oh goose i felt so bad when I read this ..please call me the next time you feel sick and I will rush right over and sit by your side..you and your mom are some of the kindest people we have ever met and we want you in our lives for a long long time. I sure hope they figure out what is going on with you. Have you eaten something that has to much potassium in it and your kidneys can't handle it...that is what happened to my grandpa and now he is on a low potassium diet forever. I am sending you a big big big hug and lots of prayers...
    your friend forever
    stella rose

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  64. Hi Goose Please get well soon as Nellie is very worried about you like your mum,and to help you get well I'm sending you super sized Speedy snuggles,xx Speedy

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  65. You poor pup; you mom must be awfully worried about you :( I hope you will be all better soon! I will say extra puppy prayers for you Goose when mom tucks me in to bed tonight!

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  66. I came over from my friend's blog to say I will purr for you to be well. Your mum must gave been so worried.. You get well now.. Hugs GJ xx

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  67. OMD Goosie....we just read what happened. We're sending tons of airezen to you and your mom.

    Extra Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  68. oh noes.....we are very worried about you and sending healing purrs!

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  69. Goose, Nellie sent us over. We are pleased to meet you, and we will send our bestest purrayers that you will feel better very quickly.

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  70. Goose, you is a handsome woofie. We is purring nad purring for you to be okay!

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  71. Goose, we're glad you're back home with your mom. Get well.

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