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19 June 2007 @ 07:17 am
Our vet appointment is on Wednesday...  
Unfortunately they can't take us any sooner than that. :( I've been trying to be really upbeat about the whole Sydney situation the past couple of days - trying to notice the ways that she has improved and trying to be optimistic about the causes for this, but it's hard...

The other day I was driving home and I saw some neighbors walking their dogs and I almost burst into tears... I know, I'm a mess...

Another situation that we're dealing with right now is what to do with Sydney when we leave in two weeks for LA... Boarding won't take her in her condition and we can't afford to keep her in the hospital (for just the three days last month it cost us about $1,000...) We usually have the in-laws watch her, but because we have to force feed her and she needs to take her pills (the in-laws won't give her the medication) we are almost left with no options.

If this trip wasn't for a wedding of a VERY very good friend, we might cancel it, but we wouldn't miss this wedding for anything... I've spoken with my Mom about watching her and she's thinking about it. She has a dog so giving Sydney pills is not an issue - the only issue may be the feeding... Please help me think good thoughts that Sydney will be well enough by the time we leave to eat on her own.

I apologize for being so down lately... Usually I'm much more upbeat than this, but dammit if this hasn't been just a really bad year... :P I thank everyone for putting up with my depressing moods lately. HUGS.
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on June 19th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I know there are some dog-loving folks on your FL in HI... perhaps they might be bribable with some mainland shopping.
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on June 19th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Right now the best option seems to be my Mom. I know I might be able to bribe her with some Mainland shopping... I just hope that Sydney's well enough to eat on her own - otherwise, she can be a real handful! I'll have to speak with my Mom more about this today... *SIGH*
Life Sushi! ...interesting, tasty and raw!katya_doll on June 19th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Dont apologize for how you feel/journal. I am heartsick to here about your furkid's condition. I have thought about you a handful of times while working with dogs lately. Be happy you have what you do with Sydney. Be as hopeful and loving as possible with her. She mirrors your emotions; my dog does the same. When I'm depressed so is he. When I'm happy, so is he.
Try to be strong and love on her as much as you can. Your Mom will do a great job. I'm sure she loves you and in kind knows how much your pup means to you.
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
Hi Katie! Thanks for your supportive comments about Sydney. I feel a little better after taking her to the vet this afternoon - but it's still so hard to see her so helpless...

Thanks again for your comment! HUGS!
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Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
The vet office that we go to is really good, but houses about 6 doctors in all. Our vet is great, but she isn't always in and she has scheduled surgery days where she doesn't see regular appointments. Thankfully she was able to take us today and was able to alleviate some of my earlier fears.

Thanks so much for your concern and your supportive comments!! HUGS!
Sabine: Garrysabine10 on June 19th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
No need to apologize, not at all! It seems to me that it's important to notice the ways Sydney has improved since I tend to think that this also will Sydney help to feel better but I can imagine very well that it's difficult. I definitely will think good thoughts that Sydney is able to eat on her own at the time you've to leave for your trip. I'm sure that your Mom will do a great job. And I also wish I would live close to you so that I could help.

Much love and big hugs to you, Sheri!
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine!! You've always been such a great support through everything that Sydney's gone through the last five years (and it's been a lot!!) Thank you for always being there for me!

Big HUGS and much love to you, Micki, and Garry!!
_tropicalheart on June 20th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
I hope Sydney gets better soon, Sheri! I'll keep her in my thoughts and I hope the vet can figure out what's wrong with her!

I know I haven't commented on your entries lately, but I've been so busy! :(

Take care, Sheri, and big *hugs* to all of you!
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Hi Kristen!! I've missed you!! Thanks for your sweet comment and your good thoughts for Sydney!

Big HUGS to you!!
Care: hugs by mecareleswhisper on June 20th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Sheri, I'm so sorry to hear about Sydney. :( You know, it means a lot to me that Sydney is doing well and well taken care of. If you need to stay home with her, we would completely understand. I don't want you to compromise Sydney's well being for our special day. You know we'd love for you to go, but we also know that Sydney means the world to you. Please know that whatever you decide, we will stand behind you no matter what! I'm just sorry to hear about poor fuzzy. :( *BIGHUGS* I will be praying and sending good thoughts your way. Love you! *hugs*
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Oh, Carrie! Thanks SO MUCH for your sweet, sweet comment, but you know that Mark & I wouldn't miss your special day for anything! It's so sweet of you to be so understanding, but wild horses couldn't keep us away! :)

Thanks for your good thoughts for Sydney and for always being such an incredible friend!! Big HUGS to you!! Love you!!
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Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good vibes, Angela!! Big HUGS to you!
Kyliekyliebeth on June 20th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. :( I'd offer to dog-sit for you, but I'll be out of town around the same time, and my husband will have his hands full with our daughter all to himself for four days. If your mom can only do some of the time you're gone I can definitely take Sydney for a little while, depending on the exact dates of our trips. I don't know how she'd react to our dog, though, Jasmine can be a bit hyper.

Let me know if there's anything I can do. What vet do you use?
Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
You are just TOOO sweet! I SOOO appreciate the offer, it means so much to me that you would be willing to do it, but thankfully it looks as though my Mom is okay with watching her while we're gone. We're hoping that Sydney reacts favorably to the new medication and is much better by the time we leave. Thanks so much for the offer, though!! HUGS!

BTW, our vet is VCA Family Vet in Pearl City. Our doctor's name is Dr. Yasuda and she's wonderful! She's so kind and patient with all my millions of questions. :)
Kyliekyliebeth on June 21st, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
I'm so glad your mom is able to help out. I go through dog worries all the time, Jasmine has had allergy problems in the past (thankfully not since we moved here from SC!), so I completely sympathize.

Our vet is Dr. Koreyasu at Kapalama Pet Hospital on Dillingham, she's great. Very sweet and funny, and very understanding with all of my questions. Thank goodness for good vets - Jasmine's first vet was so lame, I'm still frustrated that it took me so long to figure out that there were much better vets out there.
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on June 21st, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
I hope you can work something out that will be comfortable for poor Sydney while you are gone. One emergency night in the hospital cost us over $800 for our cat! Our local cat clinic boards sick pets for a pretty reasonable fee, but I'm not sure what their limit is for care needs.
Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on June 21st, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
WOW! $800 for one night! :O That's extremely expensive! I wish there was a place that boarded animals who are ill. :( Thankfully it looks as though my Mom is getting used to the idea of watching Sydney while we're gone.