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The Calvin thread

claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
This is for news of our friend Calvin, about whom many of us are concerned.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I saw this, this morning on Pinterest and was thinking about him!

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    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I'm rooting for you, my Super Calivator 2000! Loves of love and sloppy puppydog kisses to ya! xoxoxo
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Calvin: GET WELL.

    Love,
    Your fans
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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    Oh no! What happened?
    I think that I deceive genius.:happy10:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    He's having pain issues. There was a bad experience with a medication patch. He's going back to his usual vet on Monday or Tuesday.

    All this is happening while springy and co. have weeks' worth of out of town guests.

    (Corrections welcomed if I erred.)
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Oh my goodness, y'all are so awesome. :flower:

    CC, what an adorable little weenie! Such a pretty color.

    cyndi, he woke up Wednesday morning yelping in pain, something is going on with his back. We took him to the vet (his normal vet wasn't in so he had to see someone else) and she suggested putting a narcotic pain patch on him and instead of helping he had a negative reaction to it so I had to get that thing off of him. Fast forward to today and he's doing much better and is actually himself again. He was despondent, panting, shaking and wouldn't eat, drink or even use the bathroom and looked terrified and scared and even growled at someone for the first time in his life. I knew to expect him to be different on strong medication, but I knew this wasn't right. I also know when dogs are in pain they can act out in fear of being touched, but he's been through this before a few times and was still himself and was comforted by us, not scared of us. I should have gone with my gut feeling at the vet and not tried the patch, but I thought if he's in this much pain and it can help him I should do it.

    He's got an appointment with his regular vet Monday afternoon and I'll feel better after she looks him over and advises us on how long he should be on medication and confined to his crate. We've had a lot of company the past two weeks and it's been harder to keep a close eye on him and he's made it up the stairs a few times and jumped on the couch before we could stop him and I think that contributed to whatever is going on now and irritated the problems he already has.

    I knew when he wagged his tail at me yesterday and was excited to see me come toward him instead of looking terrified that he was doing better.

    You're a sweet, sweet aunt Deenie, thank you for wanting to know how he's doing. :flower:

    Speck, he's quite happy to have you rooting for him.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    We were posting at the same time, but you got it all right!

    There is absolutely no good time for this to happen, but for it to happen while we have company really stinks. I get to watch everyone get ready and head out for the days activities while I'm stuck at home missing the fun. At the end of the day as long as Calvin is doing better it's worth missing though. Yesterday Mr. Spring brought me back some delicious cookies so that helped. ;)
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I understand.

    It's hard to be torn in that way.
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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    I'm so sorry. I'm gas he's doing a little better. I hope he's 100%?soon. Poor dachsunds and their backs
    :(
    I think that I deceive genius.:happy10:
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad to hear Calvin is feeling a bit more like himself and hope tomorrow's appt brings good news as well. :wave:

    #teamCalvin
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Hope you get some positive news at the vet. Thinking of you all, especially poor little Calvin. Jed sends sniffs and whatever else dogs send!
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Gracie and I, too!
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    He's definitely back to his normal self! I'm still leaving him crated 80% of the time and continuing the medication until his vet advises us what to do from here. He's not showing any signs of stiffness or pain, but he might still need rest time for a bit. I have no idea what is going on in that little body of his. I've never been so happy to see a tail wag though, I know that.

    Thank y'all again for the support.

    Calvin sends Gracie and Jed tail wags, sniffs and barks!

    LOL @ "Whatever else dogs send." :lol:
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Yay!
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Go Calvin!

    Now don't do whatever it was again I want to see more pictures of you zooming up and down your ramp
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Yay Calvin!!! I'm so happy!!

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  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    *huuuuuuuuuuuge sigh of relief*

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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    Such good news. Big gentle hugs to Calvin

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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    He got a great report at the vet! She felt all down his spine and he had no tightness and didn't show any signs of pain and is definitely getting around just fine. Of course he's on a low dose of pain medication so I'm going to take him off that and keep an eye on him, but I think he's good. I guess he just had too much activity the past few weeks with having company here and over did it, but mercy he sure did scream out in pain when it happened and it sure sent me into a panic.

    The vet calls it "painful disc" and as long as his neurological functions are all in place when he has these episodes then I can do the same plan of care for him to rest and get back to normal. If we ever stop seeing him have reactions to having his feet pinched or if we fold his foot back and he doesn't correct it then we could have problems. So here's hoping that never happens.

    Thank y'all again for the support, it means more to me than you know. :)

    Oh, and WOO HOO I'm doing the happy dance that I can leave the house like a normal person again! :lol:
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's fantastic news! Calvin is so lucky to have you as his mom.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    B-wavy wrote: »
    That's fantastic news! Calvin is so lucky to have you as his mom.

    Oh my goodness, that is so sweet! Thank you so much. :)

    A side note, Calvin saw a dog out the window at the vets right as we were leaving the exam room and did his normal freak out (Y'all have never seen anything like it, you'd think we were beating him the way he screams lol) and the vet said "Now I see why you don't have kids, you've already got one!" :lol: Which is precisely what I tell everyone because that dog is a handful. My little furry ball of drama.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Go Calvin, go Calvin, get your Gravy Train on! It's your Kibbles and Bit-Day!
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Casey sends schnoopy kisses for Calvin!!
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    OH my word, Casey! :love5:

    That's a swoon worthy picture, I just love him so.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I am so glad Calvin is feeling better! I know how much you worry!!
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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    Aww, the poor pup. I'm glad he's feeling better.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    We need some Calvin pictures. Casey and Calvin = too much poochie, smoochie goodness.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    This is a crappy picture from my phone, but this is him enjoying a sunbeam right before we left for his appointment earlier.

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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • kasdenkasden Posts: 1,040Registered Users
    spring1onu wrote: »
    This is a crappy picture from my phone, but this is him enjoying a sunbeam right before we left for his appointment earlier.

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    Be still my heart! You can almost see his angelic wings. :angel7: SO glad he's doing better! Hope you enjoy your day out Springy - yay!!!
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Kasden's right!! LOL! it looks like a light from the heavens are shining down on our little Calvin!
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