Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blogging Break....

I'll be taking a bit of a blogging break as I'm nursing my little Dudley back to his normal self. This past weekend his was struck suddenly with a condition called Vestibular Disease. It is apparently a pretty common condition for dogs and cats in the 12 - 13 year age range. Basically, it is a swelling of the brain in the Vestibular region which is the area that connects to the inner ear. This causes problems with the dogs equilibrium and basically, his whole world is upside down for a time. This affects the dog or cats abilility to stand, walk, eat, drink etc.

All this started while Chris was out of town, I always tell him he misses all the fun around here when he goes away because that always seems to be when all hell breaks loose. I really think that if I had a "go" button in my car and pressed it, the car would go on autopilot back to the vet's has just been one of those weeks. : )
The good news is that Dudley, like most animals stricken with this disease, will make a full recovery. This usually happens over the course of weeks so I will be a busy mom in aiding him back to health and his normal daily routine. If you haven't heard of this condition (and I sure hadn't before this past weekend) it is worth your time to Google it and learn a little more about it if you have a senior dog or cat. I wish I had known about it before this weekend let me tell ya.
Dudley says "woof" to all his friends in blog land and he will see you all in a couple of weeks when he is 100% again.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth and dudley

oh i am sending you both all of my love and i am so glad he will be feeling like his old self in no time at all.

he is so lucky to have you!

m & e

Marilyn said...

Poor Dudley. Bless his little glad he has you to take such good care of him, Ruth.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Poor little Dudley, thankfully he has a wonderful Mummy to nurse him back to health.
Doesn't it break your heart to see them suffering, I took our darling little cat down for her yearly immunization...had no idea there maybe a reaction...which there was, I was so worried about her...all good now though!
Please let us know how things are going

Gail xx

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, poor Dudley. I've never heard of that ~ something I must check out. Hope Dudley is feeling better soon. Otis and Riley say hello and wish him well...


NeereAnDear said...

Awwww poor Dudley.... hope he gets to feeling better real soon.... sorry you had to go it alone .... lucky that Dudley has such a loving ... caring mom...

On another note...loving the dragonfly triptych below ...what a gorgeous painting... your backgrounds are quite unique...

Take care of the little dude and yourself


Abby Creek Art said...

Oh poor, sweet Dudley...give him hugs for me. Abby had that same condition when she was around 11. It's a very scary thing...but the good thing is that they DO recover from it. Hugs to you too.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth and Dudley,

Sending get well wishes to Dudley and a big hi to your other pups.

Have a lovely blog break,

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
I so hope sweet little Dudley is doing better now. I know how it breaks our hearts to have them ill. I am sure he is being well cared for and getting lots of time with mommy.
Give Dudley a puppy kiss from me and Miss Beazy.
Hope you are doing well.
Miss you!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Suzanne said...

Oh, poor Dudley, I hope he is on the mend soon.