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    Morning, everyone!

    This time change is throwing me off schedule - anyone else?

    My oldest dog is really sick and it's stressing me out. She's a retired greyhound who we found on a breeding farm out in Oklahoma. She also happens to be the mother of one of our other greyhounds. We adopted her thinking we'd give her a few good years, but I think her spirit was broken long ago. She has still not bonded with us.

    She's got bloody diarrhea and won't eat. Again. We've been through this with her three times before - hemmorhagic gastroenteritis (sp) and there is no cure, only treatment. The vet bill for this is around $600. I'm hoping she comes around wihtout IV treatment like she has before. She's still drinking so that's a good sign. I'll give her another day before I call the vet. It breaks my heart to see her in pain.

    We had to put our cat down back in September. I don't want to lose her too! Here's the queen:

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    sorry to hear about your dog... but if she suffer you know you will make the best decision.... she must be hydrated dogs don't need food that much but they need water !!!
    as long has she drink she is "ok" if she stop drinking and if you have IV fluid at home you don't need to it in the vein just under the skin is good enough.... on her back is better....

    keep me posted and take care....
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    Quote Originally Posted by keops View Post
    if you have IV fluid at home you don't need to it in the vein just under the skin is good enough.... on her back is better....

    keep me posted and take care....
    Thanks Magali. This is good to know. I could handle giving it to her subcutaneously, but I don't think I could put a needle in a vein!

    I'm about to run home to check on her.

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    I can't do it in the vein either but "subcu" is easy they jsut look funny witht heir "water ball" on their back for a while...
    make sure you do it on the back ot top of neck don't do it on the side otherwise it will "hang" !!! if the ball of water get to big make an other one Greyhoung have long bodies you are "room" !!!!!

    take care
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    Hi, thanks for sharing the intro and your pics you guys look genuinely(sp?) happy! I am looking forward to following your journey. I am sorry to hear about your dog, even though she may not be 'bonded' to you guys you are doing such a wonderful thing giving her a great home!
    ~Kristen~
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    I'm a little late with this, but welcome to your lodge! I'm excited to follow your journey! Sorry to hear about your sick dog.

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    This time change is throwing me off schedule - anyone else?
    NOT ME! AZ doesn't go on daylight savings time
    -Brittany
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    Two time joyful Hypnobabies natural birthing mom
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    Congrats!! Welcome to your lodge!!
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    Mama-dog is doing SO much better today. She's eating now and I think she's on the mend. Thanks for the well-wishes.

    I just went through a ton of FMLA/HR/Maternity leave paperwork - UGH! They certainly don't make it easy. I'm trying to get all this taken care of ahead of time so I can enjoy my first few weeks with Dominic. I need to figure out how to get a social security number for him... any thoughts on how to go about this?

    I have a meeting with my doula at 4 then a BF class at 6. Patrick keeps asking me "why is it three hours?" I keep telling him I don't know, it's going to be three hours of t!t-talk, so he'll be fine. I know nothing about pumps and all that stuff, so I'm hoping it will be informative.

    We are all set for our homebirth. I've got all my supplies, the pool, ipod playlists, food and drink. I feel like a timebomb in a way. I think it's finally sinking in for Patrick. He said, "it's like buying concert tickets months in advance, forgetting about them, then realizing you're going to a great show in a few weeks". It takes him a little longer to get excited about things.

    My department had a little shower for me yesterday. They got the baby a bunch of baby books and a nice gift card to Target. On the flip side, I got all of the horror stories from the women. I had to bite my tongue the whole time. I've been on edge with that stuff lately and I'm afraid I'll be really ugly if I start to argue with them.

    I'm starving today. Off to lunch - more later!!

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    I'm glad your dog is feeling better, that must be tuff to deal with. What did you have for lunch? Your DH cracks me up, mine would be the same way about the 3 hour class but your right he'll be fine. KUP on your appointment, hope it's great.

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    I am so glad your dog is doing better! That is wonderful that you are getting everything ready.
    Melynda
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    Zoe 01/12/08
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