Sunday, April 17, 2016

One Day at a Time

Since we last posted, which was Friday, my condition has gone very far downhill.   I continue to be tipsy and I bump into lots of things.   I have fallen quite a few times - soft falls - so I haven't gotten hurt.  I climbed the stairs on Friday night and mom has no idea how I ever accomplished that feat but I did it because I'm stubborn and determined and I crashed and was banging into everything on second floor.   Dad tried to help me into my bed and I got frustrated and I went over to bed #2 and got frustrated there too.  I decided that downstairs was better so dad helped me down the stairs.  This all happened at 11:30 pm and for the rest of the night, I wandered around downstairs bumping into so many things.  I didn't want any special attention and I didn't want to be coddled and hugged.  I want to do things "my way"!   Mom and dad really thought this was the end for me.

So now it's time for Saturday walkies and I wanted to go the entire way and mom and dad both said okay.

I made it and I had a great time!  I did topple off the curb and my leg did slide into the catch basin but it was okay.    Rainbow Bridge is not ready for me yet!

 I was really zonked.   It's funny. I'm so tired and yet my body keeps telling me to go, go, go.   Mom had an idea to ask me to "sit" and then do a "down".   It worked!   She asks me to go peepee's all the time and that doesn't seem to work anymore.  Molly and I are both trained to pee on command and we do.  Mom says that it does have its advantages. 
 I like being outside.   There isn't as much to bump into and maybe the fresh Aire helps my confused head~
 It's fun exploring.    I have to wear my harness all the time now.  Mom and dad both use it to direct me and to hopefully, keep me from falling so much. 
 Can we please stay outside all day, mom.   I'm having fun~
Mom reads articles on the internet a lot and I seem to have a lot of brain tumor symptoms but my vet never said that.  This is mom's diagnosis and not those of the professionals.

Mom and dad want me to be happy and pain-free.  One day at a time.....
 So for now~

Love ya lots♥
Mitch

64 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

Aww Mitch...we really feel for you buddy. And for your family. It is so hard when you just aren't quite yourself. We are sending lots and lots of POTP that you will feel better. Rest up buddy...hope you get some air today! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Gus said...

One day at a time here too Mitch. Muzzer tells me every day that old dogs are the best dogs, and I believe her. Right now she is my biggest job, I'm trying to keep her from stressing about the possible move to a new house closer to dad's office. In return she is helping me too, with a new harness (yup) and a couple of other adaptive tools. I even have a new dining table of my very own, because when I bend over, my legs slip away and I end up falling down. We read your blog for hints and help, and of course for your beautiful flowers. Kisses for your Mom and Dad, and many thanks for all the inspiration (and recipes) Gus

Madi and Mom said...

Hey handsome boy!! We are so sorry to read that you are not feeling up to par and able to do all the things you like. You are such a brave 'Dale and we know your peeps and Molly are giving you tons of love and hugs.

Mom just put up a POTP for you...there will be a lot of healing love on its way to you soon.
Hugs Madi...FYI...you are such a fighter and we do so admire your tough spirit

Ann Adamus said...

Oh, sweetheart, it is sad to read you're having hard times, but you are so brave putting "one paw ahead of the next" over and over again! Good for you! Four paws up! You are one determined boy and we applaud you strength and resolve ... hang in there. Prayers and paws together for you, and for your family.

Helen said...

Aww Mitch, hopefully the fresh air will do you good. It's really tough when you are not feeling good. Thankfully you have a wonderful Mom and Dad to help you through these troublesome times. Sending you lots of positive vibes.

Grantham Lynn said...

OH my goodness. I'm so sorry. No knowing much of anything about his condition or even understanding. What pops out to me when you said Brain is have you tried acupuncture? I know it was very helpful for us when our dog had seizures.
I'll be praying that you find some good treatment that works.
I love Mitch and Molly. Thank you for sharing your day with us.
Sweet hugs your way.
And thank you for the sweet Blessings this morning.
XXOO

Dory and the Mama said...

We love your get up and go attitude, Mitch. Enjoy each day to the fullest, and we hope the vet can shed some light on what is causing your major wobblies. We are sending lots and lots of steadying POTP to you and soothing POTP to your peeps!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Mitch, we're so sorry you've been going through all of this. We do send lots of purrs and tail wags for you to feel better soon!

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

We are amazed at your strength and will Mitch. We are sending POTP for you and hugs for mom and pop. Get well soon buddy!

Kismet said...

We wish you the best. It might be possible that you're getting mini-strokes.

Murphy said...

We are so sorry that you are struggling with health problems Mitch! And we know your pawrents must be sick with worry. We are sending you our POTP that you can feel better!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

M. K. Clinton said...

Hey Mitch! We are sending our bestest POTP to you. I am glad that you enjoyed your regular walk today. That is awesome. You stay strong with all of the love from your Blogville friends and family. ♥

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are joining the paw circle to send our POTP.

Sue said...

Mitch, that sounds a lot like what Tsar went thru. He knew where he wanted to go, but his feet didn't go there. He stumbled over his feet and he stared at the floor a lot as if he had a headache. We're very sorry you're going thru this.
The Porties

angelswhisper2011 said...

I'm so sorry you have to go through this, sweet doggie. Sending Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers your way and hope you feel better soon, Mitch <3 <3 <3

Lovable Lily said...

We wanted you to know that we are saying prayers for you Mitch! Big hugs to Mom and Dad bcuz we know that this is difficult for them too.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

C.L.W.STEP said...

The symptoms you're describing sound very serious, and we are quite worried. We are hoping and praying for you to get better real soon.

Team Beaglebratz with Lady Shasta said...

Oh dear Mitch - that all duz sound most awful - u sound like a furry much brave doggy tue b dealin'with it like a trooper!

My mom wanted me tue ask your mom if she haz checked in tue vestibular disease - there iz a lot'bout on the internet. Also soundz like it mite b related tue a mini-stroke. We due hope whatever it iz that u git better soon. We know your mom an'dad must b furry much worried an'your pawrentz an'Molly r there tue watch over u an'love u. Me'n mom r sendin'u lotz of POTP.
Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH MITCH.... we are sending you 87 Bazillion TONS of POTP...

OUTDOORS.... if that is where you want to be... and the weather is good... GO FUR IT BUDDY...

We have our Paws Crossed fur you...

The Army of Four said...

You've got it right, Mitch - one day at a time. We're with you in spirit, and are continuing to pray for you. Enjoy that fresh AIRE!
Cammie!

Gail Wilson said...

Hey there old friend! Mom said she is sending her love an a lot of healing energy to you. She and I want you to be better real soon. We are sorry we haven't been around much but mom still has terrible days missing Mistaya and Maggie. She did get to visit Mistaya last year but Maggies new parents do not want her to visit her precious Maggie.
We hope you are feeling better Mitch and will check in with you often.
Hugs and wags, Willow and Gail

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Dear sweet Mitch, life is not fair, we are so sorry you are having so much difficulty. Maybe you have that vestibular disease that we hear a lot about. We hope that you have many good days ahead of you - it is way too soon for the RB to be welcoming you. Many hugs and lots of POTP.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Marg said...

Oh Mitch, you are such a strong boy, to hang in there like that. We sure send lots of good thoughts to you and some mighty strong prayers too.

Millie and Walter said...

Dear Mitch we have our paws crossed and are sending all the POTP and love that we can. Our mom was also thinking about vestibular disease. Our Angel Sister Nina had that once in her later years. We sure hope you can get comfortable and not hurt yourself. Please be careful.

KB Bear said...

Oh Mitch... I am so sad to hear how badly you've been feeling. I wish it was clearer what was causing this. But I know your mom and dad are doing their very best for you. I so hope that things turn around for you. We are sending you lots and lots of love, and the power of the paw.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mitch its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer that things hav gawn in a diffrent direkshun frum wot we wood want!!! saya and me send lots of tail wags to yoo and evrywun that yoo feel better soon!!! ok bye

Mariodacat said...

Oh Mitch, we are so very very sorry to hear about your problems. How very frightening, scary, and sad for you. We hope the vet will come up with a solution for you. Your mom may very well be right. I'm purring for you and we'll get some pawprayers going here too.

Southbaygirl said...

Mitch, I'm so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. We are sending healing positive thoughts your way!!!

Velcro, Ceilidh and Jack Sparrow

The Daily Pip said...

Oh Mitch, we are sending you all kinds of good vibes, love and support. I think it is wonderful that your parents are letting you do things your way. I hope you are having the same lovely weather as we are ...enjoying lots of sunshine.

Keep taking one day at a time and we will keep our paws crossed for you. XOXO

Ludo van Doggy said...

Oh Mitch. Lots of hugs for you and your mom and dad and Molly. I am sorry you are feeling so bad, but I am very happy that you are enjoying being outside abs getting the best love and care from your parents. I hope it is not a brain tumour. :( lickies, Ludo and mum

Brian said...

You are such a brave guy Mitch. Purrs and prayers from all of us here.

Painter Pack said...

Sweet adventure boy, Mitch. We are sending lots of love and woofs for you to get better! Please listen to your mama and daddy. They love you so much! Sending lots of prayers also.

The Painter Pack

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dearest Mitch and Peeps, we are sending our pug prayers and POTP for you.
It is a nice day here and we will think of you enjoying your yard while we are outside too!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

rottrover said...

Hey Mitch! Me and mom both have lots and lots of patience with senior doggies and their issues. for both Bart and Ruby walkies and being outside was the bestest thing, even if they were just short walkies into the front yard or to the mailbox. I have my paws crossed for you and my mom is sneding love to your mom and dad.

your pal,

-Otto

Oreo said...

Oh....im sorry mitch. Paws crossed here for you buddy. We all in blogville live you mitch. You just rest ok?

Wags
Oreo

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

We have our paws together that you start feeling better Mitch!!

xoxo,
Matt & Matilda

LBJ said...

You continue to be in our thoughts for healing. You are lucky your Mom and Dad take such good care of you. Be safe and well.

Abby the Lab

Snoopydog said...

Oh no!!! We have been so busy all week and have just been catching up on your posts! You hang on in there Mitch but take care. You know you've got the best Mom and Dad that a dog could have and they'll make sure that everything is done that can be done to help you out. Sending you lots of love! Ros and Oscar x

Julie said...

Dearest Mitch, sending you lots of POTP and a very big helping of luffs and hugs!
Take care sweet fella
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Bocci said...

Oh Mitch, we're so sorry to hear of your problems. We know we don't know the entire situation, but we're wondering about the medication. In a previous post, your Mom said you were increasing one med and decreasing another?
We are praying that you continue to hang in therre and enjoy your walks—we know that stubborn terirer streak:-)

Sending love from Ohio

Bocci, Bella and Parental Unit

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

One day at a time is the best way to live buddy - and if you feel best outside - that is a good place to be. Maybe you eye sight isn't as good now and the house has too many shadows and dark corners which is confusing. We have our paws crossed for you sweet Mitch

Wyatt said...

Love you Mitch buddy. It makes us so sad to see you struggle, but you are such an Airedale! Go Go Go. We are glad that you are getting outside and walking and enjoy the spring weather. Kisses and Hugs.

Wyatt and Family

Austin Towers said...

We have come to send purrs and POTP for you Mitch as we heard you weren't too good!! I do hope you get well soon! xox

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am praying for you Mitch and for all of you. Ziggy and I are sending much love and hugs. Our hearts are with you.

Love Ziggy and Anne

Robin Whiskers said...

Aww, Mitch. I had no idea about any of this. Feel better soon, old buddy, and Christmas and I are rooting for you. One day at a time...

Whitley Westie said...

Sendin ya POTP!

Homeless Cat Care said...

Mitch I really hope you find a way to overcome all this frustrating stuff with your functions. And, most of all, I pray you re not in pain!

Debby in Arizona

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

NanaNor's said...

Dear Mitch and family. We love you and are praying you feel better soon and stop by so wobbly.
Wags, hugs and power of the Paws.
Noreen and Hunter

Homeless Cat Care said...

such really wonderful photos too!

Ranger said...

Yo Mitch........ I just learned about your illness. I'm on da job now and sending LOADS of HEALING POTPs your way. Hang in da boy.
Wags,
Ranger

Sweet William The Scot said...

Mitch we are praying that this sick spell shall pass. Lee says she is glad you are off gabapentin for it made her so loopy she fell knocked her two front teeth loose and required fourteen stitches where her teeth went through her lip besides a broken finger. Could it be an inner ear balance issue? Much Love Mitch.
Sweet William The Scot & Lee

M Dawson said...

YOu are our hero Mitch. Hang in there big guy!!

We send our best love to you!!

Marjorie and the DashKitten Crew.

How Sam Sees It said...

Love you, Mitch.

Monty and Hatlow

tweedles said...

I am here Mitch,, sendinf POTP for you
love
tweedles

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo have two khanines with khrossed paws here -

AND a mom sending lots of healing vibes -

Yep, one day at a time -

All any of us khan do!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra&Holly
PeeEssWoo: AND MOM TOO!

doggiecaperz said...

Mitch, we came over from Zoolatry - we will be praying for you - you are a beautiful dog and we are glad the Bridge is ready for you. We want you to stick around for a long time!!! Purrs, prayers and licks!! Toby, Simon, BobbieSue, MerryBelle, and momma Sabina!

Dachshund Nola said...

POTP!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mitch, you keep right on truckin' along! I'm sending you tons and tons of love, hugs, and POTP...

Andrea S said...

We are sending you all our love and prayers Mitch.

sprinkles said...

I read about Mitch on the POTP blog. I'm so sorry you're all going through this and will keep Mitch in my thoughts and prayers.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love you and your family so much Mitch,,, Its so hard on your pawrents - they are searching,, searching for answers.
Open your window and let some of the fresh air touch your face tonight, maybe it will help you sleeps..
I love you my friend
love
tweedles

Mojo, Digger and family said...

Mitch, my lovely, you hang on in there. So difficult when your body is playing tricks on you, but we're all with you every furry step of the way. Mojo is turning 10 tomorrow and demands a birthday Aire-kiss from you, so you'd better practice your pucker because she's putting her glossy black lipstick on again. In the meantime, thinking of you all and sending you all our heartfelt good wishes.
Mojo, Digger and Mum. xxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mitch we have never been to your blog before but we just had to visit and say we are thinking of you and your Mom and Dad and have crossed our paws for you to get back on your paws in time.

Nellie with Nancy said...

Oh Mitch I am sending as much Love and as many prayers as I can your way💜 I sure hope you can enjoy the great outdoors today and you can be more steady on your paws. This makes me along with your Mommy and Daddy very sad we ALL Love you so much💜
Trixie and Nancy are in your corner 💜