Sunday, October 4, 2009

Moving Day

Hi everyone...I'm amalgamating my blogs into a single blog called 27th Street. Memphis is growing up, but she's still a pup, and there will be plenty more pictures of her and her cat pals over at the new place.

Please take a moment to update your links. I'm leaving this blog up, so we have an intact photo record.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

78.2

Memphis is 78.2 pounds today, and is a week short of 7 months old.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Memphis in the Enchanted Mushroom Forest



Look on the ground and find the coral fungus!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

72.5


Memphis is 72.5 pounds of love today (and still growing...)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Memphis and friends






Any dog will tell you, splashing through a giant mud-puddle is way more fun than looking for mushrooms.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Some positive news

The positive news is that the culture the clinic sent to the lab to test for an immune related problem - came back negative.

The vet we saw today told us that there is still a possibility that Memphis has this disorder, even though the cultures were negative...but:
...she was in very good shape today for a pup with this immune disorder, especially one who hadn't had pain meds in 9 hours
...the Dr had only rarely seen immune mitigated poly-arthritis in a pup as young as Memphis
...she was doing as he would expect a dog with an infection would be doing, responding well to antibiotics

So, the plan is to extend the antibiotics two more weeks, not extend the pain meds and monitor Memphis along the way. If she has any more severe pain, we'll bring her to the clinic right away. If not, we'll call the doctor with an update each week.

If Memphis continues to do well, she'll be able to run around with her buddies on the last week of the antibiotics.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Memphis has been doing fine...

Memphis has been doing fine since she came home on Saturday. She's on pain meds and antibiotics. We've been able to walk her on-leash. She's been playful and affectionate and she doesn't seem to be in any significant discomfort. She's had a very good appetite. If you saw her, you wouldn't guess that less than a week ago she was experiencing acute pain.

On Wednesday afternoon, we bring Memphis back to the vet's for a followup check and consultation on treatment. By then they will have the results from her joint taps and they will hopefully have a conclusive diagnosis so we can get her treated.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Home

Memphis is home and she's comfortable and doing well. Dr's think the problem is an immune mitigated bone disease, but the diagnosis will be confirmed during the week when the culture results get back from NY. If that turns out to be the problem, they'll treat it with a steroid. For now, we're going to limit her walks and keep her comfortable. She's got her appetite, and just had a big dinner.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Memphis doing much better!

Memphis is still at the clinic but she's doing much better. I just visited her and she was alert and very happy to see me. It looks like she will be coming home tomorrow. The Dr's now think she has an immune mitigated joint disease, which they will treat with a couple different drugs. I'll have more detail when we pick her up tomorrow.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Memphis in the hospital

Our pup Memphis is ill and is in the hospital. Yesterday, she experienced acute pain making movement difficult. The cause is not obvious and they're doing some tests to determine what's going on and how to treat it, including joint taps and more x-rays.

She's comfortable and not in nearly the distress she was in yesterday afternoon. She's eaten some and she's walked around a little and that's good.

Memphis will stay at the clinic overnight, and we hope to know more in the morning.

Update: they are narrowing down the problem...it may be an infection or possibly an immune mediated joint issue...we expect to have a better idea tomorrow.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Memphis meets a new young friend



His name is Basil, and he's new to the neighbourhood.

At play


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Recovery

Memphis seems to be recovering well from her surgery. She's got good energy and her incision seems to be healing fine. This is day 5 and tonight I allowed her to play with some of her buddies. I was pleased that while she did some running around and released some of that pent up energy, she didn't do any wrestling with other dogs, and after some play time, she settled down and mostly watched the other dogs run around. The message to me was that she's healing well, but she's not yet 100%. She'll need another few days before she's completely recovered.

Friday, July 24, 2009

54.4

Memphis has been growing at about 3.5 pounds per week and she weighed 54.4 pounds today at the vet's.

Surgery

Memphis was speyed today. She went into the vet's at 8:00 this morning and I picked her up after work. We took her for a little walk this evening, but mostly she's been resting and shaking off the drugs they gave her. So far, she's not obsessing on her stitches and we hope that continues!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

47.6

Memphis is 47.6 pounds today.

cat treats anyone?

with Max






Max is Memphis' Keeshond pal.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Memphis and Scout in the woods



The fellow in the bright red outfit is Salvelinas Fontinalis, my brother the trout.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In the forest with Scout....





Memphis and Scout came with us in search of edible mushrooms this morning. They had a great time bounding through the forest until the two of them were very tired out.

In the forest with Scout....




Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009