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Thanks guys we are very moved by your support and kindness. We are usually pretty strong and positive but your candles and messages really touched me.

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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.
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Lucy you have summed it up so well.

Tia is no spring chicken but at least we are able to keep her content and as comfortable as can be for whatever time she has left as we draw closer and closer to the prognosis date. The vet seemed pretty happy with her considering the challenges old age has brought her. Fingers crossed that these antibiotics help her get a back on top and keep the stomach bugs at bay.

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Thanks for keeping my spirits up by sharing your stories and bright personalities in your other threads. Love the latest photo of you Joyce and also Danny's flight video.

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Praying that Tia is able to feel better; she is such a strong girl. As of medicine for you, have you ever tried Rescue Remedy? It is a herbal remedy geared to relax and calm you.

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Yes, a good thought but things are pretty overwhelming right now, even for rescue remedy. Still worth a try though.

Tia had a bleed yesterday, she is off her food, has tummy troubles, along the 45 C 113F degree heat and hind leg weakness we are not happy bunnies right now.

As always Tia refuses to let things get her down and she refuses to give in. She still manages to take herself outside and wag her tail so I hope that this will be a good recovery/healing day for her. It has been approx a month since her last bleed. At least it is cooler today.


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Keeping my fingers crossed for Tia.
With her being so strong and stoic despite everything that is going on, is a testiment to the strength and uncondtional love of a Golden. They really don't want to leave their loved ones and will fight till the end. Tia knows she is loved and returns it tenfold.
I am sending only good thoughts, vibes and cool breezes
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One idea that came to me is wrapping freezer-chilled gel packs around her front legs or back of her neck when she goes outside - holding them in place with Ace bandages - to cool her and keep her body temp down. Would also work indoors to cool her down after she'd been outside while she lays in the AC. Just a thought. Something a paramedic did on site to a friend of mine who had heat exhaustion a few years ago.


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While Tia is uncomfortable or restless when she is hot she hates any of our attempts to cool her. We have tried putting gel packs on her only to get filthy looks before she promptly moves away. In hindsight it was quite amusing really. I wish we could talk to her and tell her why we do these crazy things for her.

We have a cooling vest which we can put in the freezer so we could use that if going outside was a real issue but she usually only takes short trips outside when she goes out to the ladies and that is when we take the opportunity to spring a refreshing shower on her... which she does not seem to mind in exchange for a piece of chicken

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It certainly would be great if we could explain things to them! Sending belly rubs to Tia ♥
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While Tia is uncomfortable or restless when she is hot she hates any of our attempts to cool her. We have tried putting gel packs on her only to get filthy looks before she promptly moves away. In hindsight it was quite amusing really. I wish we could talk to her and tell her why we do these crazy things for her.

We have a cooling vest which we can put in the freezer so we could use that if going outside was a real issue but she usually only takes short trips outside when she goes out to the ladies and that is when we take the opportunity to spring a cooling shower on her.

Thanks Danny, you are so thoughtful
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