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Happy January 2 (yeah, I am late, as usual) to Tia and you. May 2013 be kind and bring you lots of good days.

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Happy New Year to sweet Tia and her loving family! (How many hours I am late)


9 & half short years in my life but forever in my heart http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-my-buddy.html
"He took my heart and ran with it, and I hope he's running still, fast and strong, a piece of my heart bound up with his forever" - Patricia McConnell

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Thanks guys you are so sweet.

Thanks for your continuing candles. They have set off cleansing and healing tears again as we are going through a rough patch at the moment. The thought of you still supporting us even though we do not always post about our daily tribulations is just amazing. Your warm fuzzies are being received and we are so grateful.

Tia continues to be up and down with being off her food with diarrhea issues. We can have an off night but be fine in the morning or vise versa. She was up last night and talking since it was 24 C / 75 F here overnight. Although she settled quickly I was wide awake for the next 2 hours. It will be 35C /95 F for most of this week. The heat increases her partial seizure activity and restlessness so we are juggling her meds and giving her multiple baths. However even a slight increase in her meds effects her ability to walk. Sigh.

I feel like I am on the dreaded ghost house ride at the fair. Sometimes the concern and tension that you feel turns out to be nothing, sometimes the panic makes your heart race, for the most part it is ok as she does settle, but who knows what is around that next corner and when will our luck run out.
(Just to clarify I do not like carnival rides and I never have.)

I should take a dose of my own medicine and remind myself to look on the bright side as at least she does eat after a while, we can get some antibiotics, we installed a brand new air conditioner a few months ago and there are tail wags and she is very alert and restored as soon as our food appears.

I love Stacy's quote about Willoughby which sums up why this is all worth while.
"Sometimes there is a dog who is so special he is able to wrap himself so completely around your heart it is impossible to tell where you begin and he ends."


May God continue to bless you sweet Willoughby!


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Thanks for the update.
I am sorry about the ups and downs and rough patches. But, you are doing the best you can for Tia and she sounds like she is still having joy, despite everything.
I would trade your hot temps for our cold temps, if I could
Keeping sweet Tia and you in my thoughts and hoping that the heat will not bring increased seizures and discomfort and that Tia will continue to have joy in life.
Hugs to Tia and a hug for you
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Sorry to hear about Tia's rough time at the moment. You're doing everything you can for her right now and she knows that. Keeping her in our thoughts and prayers.






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Good days and bad days. Sometimes good hours and bad hours. That's the way it is for all of us as we get older, both humans and canines. The bad times don't mean the end is near and the good times don't mean it isn't, which makes it even harder to know how to respond, let alone to feel sane. It is that familiar rollercoaster ride. I hope and pray that yours continues for a long time and that the highs far surpass the lows.

Remember to spoil yourself a bit, in addition to spoiling Tia.

Hugs and prayers for Tia and for you,
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We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

The medical roller coaster ride isn't fun. Especially when they need meds but don't want to eat.

You're doing an amazing job of loving and caring for Tia.


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