June 9th, 2007

Doug & Sheri

Sydney is maybe a little better today...

...she doesn't crane her neck so far back when we pick her up today and her side to side freaky eye movement thing has slowed a bit. She still can't get up, though - even though she tries. Her legs seem to not work and do nothing to support her when we try to get her back on her feet... :( She can't even seem to sit up for longer than 2 or 3 seconds without falling over (and to sit up takes GREAT effort!) But tonight she did actually drink water by herself from her bowl (even though we had to hold it up to her...) so that must be a good sign, right?

It's REALLY hard for us to see her like this. We can see she wants to get up and walk around, but she can't even hold her own head up for longer than 2 or 3 seconds without swaying and falling back down. :(

I did some research on the internet and came up with this which explains the whole vertigo thing. Apparently it's not uncommon in older dogs and some owners, not knowing what it is mistakenly put their dogs down because they can't stand to watch them in this state... :( I know it takes some time and I need to be patient, but I just want poor Sydney to be alright! :(

And today I really wanted to stay home with her to monitor her condition, but I had committed myself to volunteering at the 50th State Fair for my teacher... I might as well go ahead and explain what kind of classes I'm taking since this post will make no sense otherwise...

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Finally, on a web note, the local business site that I was working on had me halt production on their site. Unfortunately due to monetary constraints they're putting a hold on the site indefinitely. :( It's sort of okay for me though because that site had "disaster" written all over it from the get go. :( So with Kara's site completed (and she was such a joy to work with) and this site on hold - I will probably spend my free time this weekend reading lovely due SOUTH slash since it's been SOOO long since I've had spare internet time... :)

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend. And thanks again for all the good thoughts for Sydney - they are always SO appreciated!! HUGS!
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