Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Talk


Phantom here today.  I am home alone with Mom and Dad. The other two have gone to the kennel because we have lots of rain today so they can't stay outside while the tile is being installed.  Lightning just wants to bark at the tile guy, and Ciara just wants to be his best buddy. So Mom decided they were better off at camp.  We were ALL headed there tomorrow anyway, so they get to have an extra day.


As you can see, I am not exactly very perky today.  I paid a visit to the vet yesterday but they couldn't find anything obvious wrong with me - that's because I am a very strong stoic boy and I don't like to let anyone know when I am hurting.  But Mom heard me cry out a few times last night, and I am having lots of trouble getting up and down.  A couple of months ago, I was having some trouble with my right front leg/shoulder not wanting to support me very well.  I had some anti-inflammatory meds and some quiet rest (nothing unusual for me), and Mom thought I was doing better.  The vet had said if I wasn't doing better, we might need to do some x-rays to check out that joint - and he also said something about that bad "C" word and my bones.  Well, I was doing better, but I started stumbling again last week.  Mom thinks that is the source of my discomfort.  She doesn't even want to think about what it could be, but she knows the time has come to find out for sure.

SOOOOOOO, when she dropped off Ciara and Lightning, the vet said to bring me up for those x-rays since I hadn't had anything to eat this morning.  BUT when Mom got home to get me, she discovered that Dad was just trying to be helpful and gave me my food.  AND surprisingly I ate it all up.  So now I have to wait until tomorrow for those x-rays because they have to make me sleepy in order to get some good pics of my bones.




Thanks to all of you for the good thoughts and wishes.  I hope I have good news to report after my tests.

Woos - Phantom

51 comments:

Soggibottom said...

We'll be thinking of you big guy. BAD DAD.... bless him eh :-) xxx

stellaroselong said...

OUR Dad is ALWAYS in that darn doghouse for trying to do good things to show he is our buddy! We sure hope your tests show nothing bad at all!!
stella rose

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You and Reilly are so much alike...he is a stoic old soul too. We will be keeping our paws crossed for you and for some good test results. Mom says to let you know about the cold lazer treatment that I had for my back....it not only helps the sore spots but it releases chemicals in the body that make you feel good too. I loved it so much I would try jumping up on the table I was so eager to have my treatment. Oh - we sent your chicken yesterday - you should have it Wednesday or Thursday

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear PHrend PHantom... this makes us sad to hear that you are having troubles and need to have pictures of your bones made. WE have our paws TIGHTLY CROSSED that it is just a pulled muscle or somethingy like that.

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Those dads...they just can't get it right no matter how hard they tried...
Phantom, mom and I will be keeping you in our thoughts. Here are some hugs going your ways {{{}}}}.

June & mom

Elyse and Riley said...

Ha, go figure, the one day you need him to NOT eat, he would actually eat! We experience something similar with Chloe on a regular basis...she never has been a really good eater (mainly because she's so picky), so now to try to get her to eat, she gets her dry dog food, some wet dog food, lunch meat, and chicken flavored medication in liquid form. She still turns her nose up to the food most days.

Hope the X-rays just show arthritis or something like that, and not the big C. Riley gets sedated for hip X-rays, because they have to stretch her legs out and get the images just right, but she hasn't been sedated for her knee and back X-rays (surprisingly--she's usually wild!).

Also, we hope the tile installation goes off without a hitch today. It's really interesting to watch tile being installed, it's almost like an art form.

Elyse and Riley

Ruby and Penny said...

Sending tonnes & tonnes of doxie feel good vibes your way. We are crossing all our paws for good news.

Hugs.

Love Ruby & Penny

rottrover said...

Dear Phantom,

Gettin' old SUCKS!!

your pal,

Bart

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have you in our thoughts sweetie. You are special staying home supervising the tile man
Lily

NanaNor's said...

Hey Phantom, I've so very sorry you've been sore and having some pain. It just breaks my heart when furbabies hurt. I'll be saying some prayers for you-and for the vet to have wisdom how to make you feel better. Please give your mom some extra loves for me.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

BeadedTail said...

We're glad you ate some food for your dad. We're sending lots of purrs and prayers for you Phantom. We hope you feel better soon!

PeeS: We bet the tile guy would prefer to play with Ciara than to tile!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're really happy you ate what your Dad gave you. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and purring and woofing for a good vet report.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We hope your tests are all okay Phantom and we wish you well. Strangely when Mum saw your picture she looked over at Bridge who is in exactly the same position and has been asleep virtually all day. She sleeps more an more now just like you. All paws crossed for your vet visit.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Susie and Sidebite said...

Oh buddy, we gots our paws crossed for you, don't say those bad words. Our Shadow has the same, hard to get up and whines about it, But it is the old arthritis in her hips.

The Mad Scots

Molly The Wally said...

Oh we hope you will be OK. Good luck at the vets. We send POTP and good vibes. Phantom you are in our thoughts and prayers. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Lovable Lily said...

We've got our paws crossed for good news. It's always so hard when we don't feel good and can't tell our humans what is wrong.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Barbara said...

We are SO crossing our paws and sending up prayers and good thoughts. Keep us posted!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am sending zillions of healing thoughts to you Phantom,,, and I hope your feel better.
I am keeping my paws crossed for all labs and xrays to be ok.
love
tweedles

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Phantom, take care mate. We'll be thinking of you.
No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Jake of Florida said...

Oh Phantom, we pray it's not the terrible C. You've lost your Thunder so recently, and I lost my brother Jake, and that is not something we want to repeat. So prayers for you and lots of wirey love and zen.

Wirey woof,

Just Harry and mom

Madi and Mom said...

Phantom my sweet Woo Boy...of course you have our love and purrs and lots of hugs. Please keep us posted.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

Dear Phantom,
we are still thinking of you and we hope they find out it is nothing too bad and that your pains are gone so fast as possible!
Much love
Arno

Jenn said...

Sending prayers and healing vibes to you, Phantom. xx

Furry Bottoms said...

Phantom, you just didn't mind eating then because you knew it would postpone a visit to the vet! Smart boy!

Stewey said...

I certainly have my paws crossed for you, Phantom. Hope to hear good news about your test. Lots of hugs ~
Stewey

Mitch and Molly said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Phantom!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Katz Tales said...

OH Phantom we're sending our best purrs and hope it's just a temporary thing.

Mrs. JP said...

oh sweet Phantom,, you keep throwing one paw in front the other Buddy. We all love you and offer you our prayers from us in the holler...

Rebekah said...

Thinking of you Phantom. Hopefully some answers are found. No food!

SissySees said...

Crossed paws for you and your pack, because we know they're worrying about you too.

KB Bear said...

We are thinking of you Phantom. I'm so glad that you were hungry... but sorry that you have to wait a day for those xrays. I will be sending you good vibes tomorrow.

Taffy said...

Oh, Phantom! You hold such a special place in my momma's heart. We will be praying for you and your parents. I will be sending you my doxie healing sun rayz too!

harrispen said...

Dearest Phantom we hope the pictures they take of you help you figure out what is wrong.

Millie & Walter

What Remains Now said...

Continued good wishes coming your way, Phantom! You're such a good boy.

houndstooth said...

We have our paws tightly crossed for you! I hope it's just old age aches and pains and not something serious.

Bunny

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Even though you couldn't get your x-rays, we're glad you had your food, Phantom. We are thinking about you, and sending all kinds of good vibes your way. We can imagine how concerned your Mom is feeling, so the kitties are sending her some extra purrs.

Woofs,
Tommy and The Gang

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Woos!
I'm thinking of you Phantom, you are always in my heart, I hope that your x-rays goes well and you get more information, I hope that you will be fine, on the plus side you will have the best Halloween costume of all of us as you actually get to see some good pics of your REAL bones, now that is super Spooktacular!
Feel better soon, prayers, love and licks from your Extended Woo pack member Frank xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

PS, I hope Ciara and Lightning enjoy their stay at the "Doggy Hotel" what do you both get up to while you are there???

Janice Webb said...

Praying that you will feel better Phantom.

Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

Marg said...

Oh Phantom, we sure hope it isn't anything serious about you feeling funny. Maybe it is just because of all the changes going on for you and you just aren't getting the rest that you need. Sending you lots of purrs and woofs and the donkeys have their cute hooves crossed for you Phantom.

easyweimaraner said...

I agree, dogs and tile-guys are not always a good connection. I drove that guy into madness with stealing his tools and barking in his ears :o)
Good luck for the x-ray, Phantom, I hope you will get only good news.

onespoiledcat said...

Got my paws crossed for you Phantom....I've got Arthur-Eye-Tis in my shoulders too. Yucky. Hope your xrays turn out OK.....I truly do!

Kitty hugs, Sammy

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs http://atcad.blogspot.com/ said...

We will be purring and crossing paws for good news and we hopes you are feeling better. Glad you ate good for your Daddy even if it did delay the x-rays.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh I do hope it's just joint pain!!! Hoping all the construction finishes super fast!!!

Casey said...

We'll keep our paws crossed for some good luck tomorrow!

Sherri said...

Paws crossed for Phantom.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

woo are always in my thoughts PHantom..soft paw pats and warm easy head bonks, Savannah

Cocoa and Melon said...

Hey Phantom, Cocoa here. Hoomans! First they want you to eat, and then when you do they say it's not what they wanted after all! Typical!
Sorry to hear of your troubles and I hope we find out the cause real soon.
Paws crossed for you.
Cocoa
P.S. Say wheek to Lightning and Ciara for me when you see them.

Mayzie said...

Phantom, it was Most Clever of you to eat up all your foodables so you didn't have to go to the V.E.T. But it sounds like they're on to you. Our paws are crossed that everything goes okay and they don't find anything bad wrong. Sending oodles of brindle kisses and luv!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

chicamom85 said...

Phantom, we have been away but we are back and praying for you with every inch that we have. I hope they can find out and help you feel better. Mommy is very partial to your sweet face and she can't stand to think of you not feeling good. It must be nice to be home with Mommy all to yourself. I will check back and cross paws for you. Magic bubbles are on their way.

Loveys Sasha and Mommy

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Eating a hearty meal is always a good sign. Sending White Dog woos of positivity; we also hope your siblings are enjoying camp. Soon all the disruption will be past.

The Websters said...

SO glad your dad fed you. Not eating is the pits.

Nora