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08 June 2007 @ 07:56 pm
Sydney update...  
First of all, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone for your good thoughts and prayers for Sydney!! It really does mean a lot to us and we couldn't be more thankful for all of your support!! You guys are the best!!

Sydney was pretty much the same today, maybe a tad bit better... One of the differences, of course, was that the sedative wore off and each time she tried to move, her dizziness would freak her out... which was both scary and sad to have to witness. :( The entire day she was unable to move from a lying position... though she tried extremely hard to get up when I came home, but never really succeeded... It was really sad to see. :(

We were afraid that she wouldn't eat (she's a pretty finicky eater normally) or drink enough water so while Mark held her in his arms I took a syringe and shot water into her mouth several times. The same thing with her food... Mark held her while I put the food in her mouth... It began to remind me of the time she was REALLY ill and refused to eat when she was 6... :(

Whenever Mark or I would pick her up, she'd FIGHT us, arch her back, her eyes would do this strange rapid side-to-side movement and she'd crane her neck back so far that we thought she'd break into two. :( At first it was scary for us to see her freak out like that, then after we got used to it, it was just sad to see... Poor dog! As if she hasn't already been through enough! :(

The good news is that she seems to recognize us and "wants" to get up - it's a shame she can't, though... But that seems like a good sign, right? And once she's been sitting up for a while and Mark is holding her up (she can't sit up by herself at all...) that weird rapid eye side-to-side movement stops for a while and she'll look okay... until something else happens and she starts arching her back and craning her neck again... :(

Even when she wasn't doing the eye-movement thing, she still swayed her head from side to side. :(
She also was panting a lot - even though we had a fan circulating air next to her, it was a pretty hot day. :(

I wish I could stay home with her all day tomorrow, but I've already committed myself to volunteering to work at the 50th State Fair in a hamburger booth - which isn't required, but has something to do with my night classes. We're hoping that she feels better tomorrow and is able to, at least, sit up...

Thank you so much to everyone again for all your good thoughts and prayers!! Mark & I feel so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful friends like all of you! Big HUGS to everyone!!
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Mrs Beanshuman_beans on June 9th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Seeing that picture made me both happy and sad.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 9th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Mark & I totally felt the same way!! We were so happy to see her sit up, but so sad as we watched her head sway from side to side... :( Poor dog! :(
karmastyxkarmastyx on June 9th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
I'll still keep her in prayer.

I'm sorry you have to see her like that. :( HUGS!
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Laura! We appreciate the prayers so much! And it's so hard to see her this way... it's as though she's had a major stroke. :(
msgrumpybearmsgrumpybear on June 9th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Poor puppy. :( *sends good thoughts*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Laura!!
Deb: sunnysb186 on June 9th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
That Sheltie smile... just melts me every time. She WILL get better Sheri. Sydney's a little fighter. :)
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for all your supportive comments, Deb!! And Sydney is a little fighter - she's been through so much in her life, but she's always come through okay. Mark & I are just hoping that this time is no exception. HUGS!
ajayne on June 9th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I was wondering how she is - and am still sending the good thoughts to her. She's a fighter. *HUGS*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Andrea! HUGS!
karenwakedistracted on June 9th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Sheri, I'm thinking of you all...it just absolutely breaks my heart to read about this. I hope Sydney is okay!! ♥
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:15 am (UTC)
Karen!!! Oh my, I've been missing you so much!! I know you understand me totally because of all that you went through recently. :( Thank you SOOO much for all of your concern!! Big HUGS and much love to you!!
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on June 10th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Poor Syd.... so what exactly are the doctors doing or trying to do to help her out?

This picture makes my heart smile and break all at the same time.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
The vets have her on motion sickness over-the-counter drugs, if you can believe that! And of course, Sydney is still on her liver meds... *SIGH* Poor dog!! She's just a walking medicine chest! :(

It is pretty sad to see her the way she is now... :( We're hoping for the best, though! Thanks for your comment!
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on June 10th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Well I mean instead of giving her more nad more meds, are they looking for what is causing the dizziness and what not?

Are they looking for a type of med that can help stop this? Because Motion sickness pills won't cure it.....

Give her a hug for me!
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Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on June 10th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
We're just hoping and praying that she'll be able to hold her head up by herself tomorrow... Little baby steps...