Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pressie from the INTRUDER...

FURST.......    THANK YOU FUR POTP fur FRANKIE... my (Ernest vonSchnitzel) Big Brother.         THEY are WORKING...      We can BOTH feel it.   In our HEARTS and Frankie's Eyes...
   Now Our MOM wants to TRY and take over our Blog fur a bit...    This should be entertaining... she can't even leave pawper PeeMail...   Just sayin...      HERE YOU GO MOM>>>>>>>

Hello???   Hello?? are you there?            ERNIE is this thing Working?     
   Come show me what to do darling...   

OKAY..Ernie says I can talk to you now... FRANKIE is SLEEPING at the moment..
 I  yesterday at the VET's OFFICE had two panic attacks....   Several Crying fits...    I felt like I had been Shot at and Missed, SPIT at and HIT.     I went there thinking Frankie had a simple little infection... and then things went DOWN HILL.
I  and am not able to tell you what all HAS and WILL be happening for SURE.      This will be a WAITING GAME until at least FRIDAY MORNING.
   Late Tues. Evening I noticed Frankie SQUINTING...  he was in the Sun... I moved him to the Shade and he was STILL squinting...   thought he had maybe gotten something in his eyes.   Washed them out... and he seemed a bit better... it was TOO LATE TO GO TO THE VET... 
    I checked on him 4 times during the night...  NO WORSE...NO BETTER...
Called VET and went for appt.    Here are the things that were checked on:
   Temp...   101°  Exactly PERFECT

  Vet gave a full exam...He said that there was an INFECTION in Both EYES    and did not like the FEEL of Frankie's SPLEEN... and could NOT see his Left PUPIL at all...

    He THEN did a Schimer Tear Test
                a  Corneal Stain and took him to the X-Ray room where it is TOTALLY Dark so he could get a better look...  STILL could NOT see Left Pupil...   He called Dr. Welsh in and had HIM look...   he could not see pupil EITHER...   so they did a 
   TONOMETRY...Eye Pressure test... that was excellent... and actually well Below normal... so NO Glocoma.  
He came out and said that he felt Frankie should be taken to Columbus to Ohio State Univ. Vet. Hospital... OR MED VET...  for a K-9 Ophthalmologist to look at him... because Dr. Hustey believes there is a MASS of Some sort Either IN or BEHIND his Cornea.     
I said....  WAIT....    Let's find out    RIGHT this INSTANT if he DOES have a MASS in his Spleen or if it is just "FOLDED' as you say SOMETIMES say happens...
OFF TO have a full X-Ray...   
     It showed     NO Mass and NO intestinal Abnormalities at all.        WHEW!!!!    
   THEN he said to be Totally Sure we COULD do an ULTRASOUND....   I said   YES...   Do the Ultrasound and while you are doing it..... be sure to Try and Do his EYE... I know they are Difficult and Understand that you are NOT an Ophthalmologist...   But  just TRY for me.
             An hour and a half Later....    ULTRASOUND showed NO INTESTINAL MASS ANYWHERE.    WHEW    WHEW... and he could not see anything in Frankie's Eye with the Ultrasound.     WHEW... sort of.  
I JUST HAPPENED to have taken the Camera... and Remembered that I had a Close up of Frankie.... taken June 1, 2014...    TEN days ago...    and I showed it to him...  
     He INSTANTLY said .... OH BOTH PUPILS are Clearly VISIBLE in the picture.     It would be rater UNUSUAL for a MASS this size to form in just 10 days...
     I said that since That was the case 10 days ago...    I would RATHER we give Frankie and some meds. a CHANCE to fight this off...  on the outside case that it is INFECTION and NOT a MASS.        And asked for an appt. for FRIDAY Morning...   for a check to see how things are going.

     THEN if it is NOT better...   I would be MORE than willing to go to OSU for the Ophthalmologist Check up.
SO.... Frankie is now on an steroid for the infection... these are EYE DROPS....         AND he gave him something (Rimadyl) to make sure he has no discomfort.  
I gave him the first Rimadyl... right THEN... and put his Drops in once we got to the car...         He will have one more Pill and two more sets of Drops (both eyes had infection... both eyes will be treated)
When we arrived Home...    I used WARM Moist SOFT cloth to loosen and wash away the crusty stuff that was around his eyes...        then he went to his Napping bed and CRASHED OUT.
              NOTE:    It was MY decision to take the more CONSERVATIVE route with this.      I based it on the fact that the EYE is Self Contained... if this IS a Mass... and it IS malignant...    it would be contained in the orb..
     IF... I did not KNOW and Have Picture PROOF that 10 days ago... there was NO PROBLEM with Frankie's Eyes...    AND if  there had been a Mass on the X-Ray or on the Ultrasound...  I would have made a much DIFFERENT decision....              ALSO the clinic is aware that if there is any change for the WORSE.... I will be bringing Frankie back in...INSTANTLY.
       We will know MORE when the Blood Work is completed... and Certainly MORE when we go back for the follow up Vet Visit on Friday.
I can tell you that I walked into the exam room expecting to hear that he had an infection or a scratched cornea...  something Simple...  
      I WAS STUNNED and absolutely SHOCKED and TERRIFIED when he started talking about >>>POSSIBLE...   Masses in TWO Locations.  
     I couldn't THINK and could BARELY BREATHE.    I called Lori...AT WORK...  and am SURE that I was not coherent .       
   Thank Goodness we had that hour an a half wait for the Ultrasound... so that I could get my wits about me.    AND to REMEMBER that I had that picture on the CAMERA...    and to be PREPARED with QUESTIONS... and to have Thought things Through a bit.  
      I want you to know that if this were ME that went in for an EYE INFECTION...  and started hearing "POSSIBLE MASS(ES) in two locations...        I would have taken the SAME EXACT course of Action... LET 'S    TRY something Simple .... before we go CRAZY with Tests.  
      I ASSURE YOU I would be taking Rimadyl and Steroid Drops...  FIRST... and be WATCHING things like a HAWK...   Just as I am with Frankie.   
       PRAY that the medicines Do their JOB.     I think he looked a LOT better last night.

    I want to THANK all of Frankie's Friends for their Kind Loving words and their (What do you call that thing that you send your little friends in need, Ernie?)   OH YES.... Power of the PAW.       PLUS a PHONE CALL from Ernie's little girlfriend, Roxy.
    Now what do I do Ernie?

Just get your BUTT off the chair and get outta my way mom.
NOW FUR OUR REAL POST.............................................

OKAY   YESTERDAY we showed you the INTRUDER's GIGANTIC Tracks...
and we told you that he STOMPED DEADED some of our garden Goodies....    so he/or she must have thought that THESE were good fur Paying us Back fur the Damage...     Do you think that is fair Payment???

 Ernie was SURE they were DINO DELIGHTS and he was gonna EAT a bunch of it.   I had to have MOM clean it all up and put it.... IN THE GARDEN??????    Yes, that is exactly what she did.   OBVIOUSLY she did not want to defile OUR poop Sculpture place with this crap pressie stuffs.
 THESE are our MOM's Red Raspberry Vines...  and below those are a couple of Dad's Grape Vines...  It is a good thingy that IT didn't damage THOSE while IT was Horsing around on OUR HILL.
PeeS....   What EVER it was (and we hope you can help us out with identifying IT) it seems to be Back Down the Road and inside its OWN fence now...   Just sayin.  

REMINDER:      TOMORROW is  Double Duty day...
    1.   Advice fur Dui
     2.   Blame it on Somebuddy ELSE day...       Hope you have BOTH thingys going...    Pawhaps #2 should be #1 in your advice to Dui...  Just sayin...  


Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hi all, just wanted to say that mum and I have just found out about the peepers problem of Frankies .... and we think your mom is very smart and totally has Frankie's best interests at heart. We are confidents that he will get over this problem and get back to his normals gorgeous self very quickly!! POTP to you!!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie and her mum xxx

Madi and Mom said...



Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

Dearest Frankie, F&E's Mom and Ernie,
It makes our heads hurt how life and health can literally change in the blink of an eye (pardon the poor pun). F&E's Mom, we support your decision 870%.
Frankie, we are keeping our paws crossed that the meds & drops will do the trick - you are in our prayers buddy.
Ernie, you hang in there and keep an eye (sorry, once again not intended) on your big brother and keep us updated, ok?
Wally & Sammy

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Well, at least our Mommy wasn't eating breakfast when she was reading the bottom of this post -- or she would have lost her appetite looking at all the patties! LOL. Pawsonally, us dog's see nothing wrong with those poo pictures. I wish this computer had smell-o-vision or something --- those piles must smell heavenly!

On a serious note, we do hope Frankie's eyes get better real soon. We will keep the POTP coming.

Gus said...

Frankie and Clan

We hope you are hangin' in there and that everything is OK with the eye. We would have had muzzer do exactly what your mom has decided to do.

Prayers and POTP

Gus n teka

Amber DaWeenie said...

WHOEEEEE...that's a pretty big pile of ... (whatever) BOL Glad to hear it's back in jail again. But I'd be a little careful about eating those veggies...just sayin'.

Your Mom is one strong cookie. My Mom would be in the looney bin when she heard the word MASS. Frankie, me and my pack (including the peep pack) will keep sending POTP and lots of prayers for a good just an infection.


Molly The Wally said...

We have our paws and fingers crossed that tomorrow it is good news. We continue to send healing vibes and POTP. We can well imagine how scary this all is.
LOL that sure is some stinky goodness.
Best wishes Molly

Idaho PugRanch said...

First place we came this morning was to check on you. My goodness what a scare, mom would have been a total wreck too. Yep, we think you are doing the right thing, hopefully you will be feeling much better in no time Frankie.
Still sending Pug POTP and prayers
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

rottrover said...

Hey Frankie! Our mom totally agrees with your mom's response to your dogtor! We agree that conservative is best - at least to start. We're glad you're feeling a little better, and we will continue to send special, extra strong rottie POTP to you!

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Ranger said...

F&E Mom - OMD… what a stressful day. You have our support and we are sending up loads of POTPs for Frankie.

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, this gave us all a scare! I think between the meds and all of the wonderful POTP from Blogville you'll be fine as frog hair. BOL More healing vibes headed to you.
Holey Horsie Poopers! Mom says those are horse poops fur sure.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Lovable Lily said...

Poor Mom! We know just how you feel. Our Mommy felt the same way when I ruptured my disk. Panic and tears all around. We're glad you are trying the eye drops first and got all the x-rays and ultrasounds out of the way. The specialist would probably want the infection to clear first anyways.

Hope you're feeling better REAL soon Frankie!

We are here for you and are sending you all our love and good Doxie vibes.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Casey said...

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is WAIT when the dogtor starts talking about all sorts of skeery possibilities. Momma went through something similar with BOTH my kitty siblings at different times, when the vet was talking about lots of different pawsibilities and tests to run. She decided the best thing to do was WAIT and let the meds run their course. Both times it worked out just FINE. We know you have Frankie's best interests at heart, and he'll be all better soon with all the POTP he's getting!

stellaroselong said...

FRANKIE your momma sounds just like MY momma holey mole and guess what you are taking just what mesa and Stella Rose takes everyday, first the pain meds for our wonky eyes, and then the steroids, and when the steroids are done, we take other stuff cos we have no tears, it is a constant battle at our house, cos as soon as we see our mom go to the cabinet we RUN!!! We are saying prayers for you and your momma bof!!
Angus Mc

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Praying our hearts out!

Murphy said...

We are glad Frankie looks a bit better today. Maybe when all is said and done it will be an infection and meds will fix him up. Of course there is always the possibility that he will need to wear glasses. He is getting old enough to need glasses anyway so that shouldn't be too unexpected. We are keeping our paws crossed for him and hope tomorrow will bring some good news!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Pee Ess - Pssst Ernie . . . that was the right thing to do to let your mom borrow your bloggy but if she starts talking about being an agent we just can't have that. You might want to keep an eye on her. Oh, and maybe tell her some jokes to keep her worries off Frankie. Peace Out Bro!

Duncan said...

Thanks for letting your mom use your computer so we could get an update. Westie vibes are still heading your way!!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

You are giving mom lots of flashbacks both with Benny and most recently my eye problems. Sending so many good vibes Frankie. We will Fight Like A Frenchie for you
Lily & Edward

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Life likes to throws these scary moments at us just to remind us that we have to embrace the good times - all the time. We have our paws together for frankie and hope he makes a quick recovery. As for your visitor....we are thinking horse...cows leave patties not lumps.

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh dear. I just snuck away to California and back without anyone noticing and THIS is what I missed? DOUBLE DUTY POTP FOR FRANKIE! I'll make sure Buddy and Bella does the same. I will be sure to keep a closer eye on your blog for updates. Taking the conservative approach is OK, after all you don't know what it is. It may just be an infection and going to drastic measures would be costly and take a toll on the little furball. Freddy went through so much, so I don't blame you one bit. Hang in there, Frankie! And you, Ernest, keep your eye on everything now, and your nose out of the raspberry garden.

Anonymous said...

I hope for good news and I hope your eyes will be better every day a little bit. (Mom agrees with your mom)I send you a big bucket of silvermistygrey power! Wow, I bet the beast in your garden is a poop-o-saurus!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Relieved for the moment. Hope Frankie's eyes do better quickly on the meds.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

We just heard 'bout Frankie and his icky eye and we is so very happy dat him is gettin' better! Max and me will still be sendin' our very bestest boxer puppy prayers your way!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

C.L.W.STEP said...

We hope Frankie gets better. Our Miss Ginger (who went to doggie heaven in 2010 and we miss her so much!) had a lot of eye problems and had a total of four surgeries!She had juvenile cataracts and then glaucoma (cocker spaniel genetic problems) and finally lost her sight. She never lost her spirit and was always full of ginger! Good luck Frankie. We'll be thinking about you!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Still thinking of you Frankie…
Toodle pip!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I would have done the exact same thing for myself and my dogs. All the evidence you had suggested this is the best treatment. It isn't about not spending $ for the treatment, it is only spending the $ if you need to.

Our paws are crossed that it clears up in no time.


Karen Jo said...

All eight of us kitties have put our paws together and are purring like mad for Frankie. Mom sends hugs to your Mom. I think your intruder is a cow or a horse. I'm not an expert on big animal poop.

Spyro and the Gang

Noodles said...

Well Frankie and Ernie's mom - that is a whole lot of todo-ing and worrying and stuff. We are touching our blog page JUJU fairy and sending out all kind of energy into this case. We want former Mayor Frankie up and running around with BOTH EYES real soon.
Love Noodles

Sam and Pippen said...

Dude, hope you are feeling better! It's no fun getting older! Eye problems are nothing to mess with - and we know cuz the Sam is now blind. Take lots of naps and keep taking the meds... they'll make you feel so much better!

Sam and Pippen

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Continue to send you Golden Healing Thoughts. You must feel better by the weekend to celebrate Father's Day!
Oh My!!! That is HUGE!!! Golden Woofs

Julia Williams said...

Frankie,I have my gang of cats purring like mad for you, buddy!!! Please be well. And give your Momma a nice long woofie hug to help her feel better too.

Sagira said...

Lana you did a great job with this post. My heart goes out to you as I know all too well exactly how you were feeling when they drop that kind of news on you. If it is any comfort to you Harley had an incurable eye condition and we used the optometrist at MedVet and they were great with Harley. If you guys do come to Columbus let me know. You have my number if you need to talk or anything. I am so sorry and sending Frankie (and you) LOTS AND LOTS of good thoughts.

scotsmad said...

Ernie, you sure have your paws full at the moment, caring for your Big Brother AND your Mom!

We've had our paws crossed and have been sending out intermittent healing vibes in your direction.

Hope those meds work. It's already Friday morning here, but we know we have to wait a long time to hear.

XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi its me Tweedles

and i want you to know i am praying,, praying.. praying!!!
and magic healing bubbles with Power of the Paw- good thoughts
The bubbles are in my hand, and now i set them free!

Bailey said...

We are so glad to hear an update. We've been having some funky problems with our Google Dashboard, but finally found this update.

Ernie keep taking care of your brother and your Mom. They need you right now.

Mom, I know the Internet can be a tough place, but please know you are an awesome Dog Mom. While I know why you felt the need to justify your choices, know that we all know you made a thoughtful and considered decision about how to proceed and we all respect you for it.

Lots of prayers still going on for Frankie.

Millie and Walter said...

We are keeping our paws crossed tight for you. Thanks for the update.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

To Mr Frankie's mum. We think you have made the RIGHT decision. After all your discussions and tests for Mr Frankie, you and your Vet agreed on what to do. Phew. We will keep our paws crossed that Mr Frankie's eye improves and all will be well and NO WORRIES.
Ernie, why, oh why, didn't you run and grab some of that lovely poop. Mmmmmm, we can smell it now. I, Stella, have pawsonally rolled in such delightful stuffs before and let me tell you it was GOOOOOOOD. Take care mates. Ernie, look after your big brother ok? And give your mum and Ol' Sure Shot some cuddles too.

scotsmad said...

Oh, we meant to say we think a stray horsey has been in your garden. Cowpats don't look like that!

XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

Asta said...

Omd...Fwankie and Ewnie's Mom, mommi would have keeld ovew wif a heawt attack. Things can chang so quickly fow the wowsew, but I just know that wif all ouw POTP and pwayews sweet Fwankie will be all wight..the medicine will help..i just know it. Get sum good west sweet Fwankie and heal

I will be back to check how you awe
Meantime healing smoochie kisses to you
Asta and Mommi

Wesley McPoodleton said...

Momma says she doesn't know what she'd do if something like that were to be happening with my eyeball. Still sending LOTS of PotP out to Frankie.

As for your mane post about your mystery visitor...Neigh, we know not what it could have been!

Wesley McPoodleton said...

Momma says she doesn't know what she'd do if something like that were to be happening with my eyeball. Still sending LOTS of PotP out to Frankie.

As for your mane post about your mystery visitor...Neigh, we know not what it could have been!

Whitley Westie said...

Looks like a horse, of course.

Sendin lotsa POTP for Frankie.

Linda & Cinnamon said...

maybe it's a Lama. I never seen horse poop.

We are sending positive thoughts and prayers to you.
We know your Mom will do everything to make sure your cared for 100%.

xo Cinnamon

Angel Keisha said...

Sending happy thoughts. {{{hugs}}}

Jazzi said...

we are glad that you are back home and sure hope that the meds work. My mom would be scared as yours was.
Get better soon and thats a Jazzi order!!! :-)


Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Frankie ... your Momma is sure doing a good job lookin' after you. Especially as she must be so very, very, worried. We're still thinking of you down here in Australia.
Like I said before ..... It's definately a Tassie tiger, mate!!!!

Mitch and Molly said...

Our paws remain crossed and we are crankin' up the AireZen! We are praying that Friday the 13th will be a lucky day for you, Frankie!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Braeden and Seth said...

We don't know how we missed Frankie's eye sickies. We are sending out POTP and paws crossed that you have a good report at the dogtor today!

Waggies, Braeden and Seth

The Army of Four said...

Please know that we will continue to pray for our buddy Frankie!
Can I roll in the pressie your intruder left?!?!?
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher