Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Akira, my princess

this our big baby, Akira, she's a 4 year old rottweiler. We love and adore her so much, she's such a good dog especially around Douglas. It's just so sad, she had cancer at the ankle in her left hind foot. it was started around june 2011, we just noticed her ankle was swollen once in a while, when it's present she's limping, but when she rest her foot, it will disappear again, so my husband went to the vet and let her have her check up, the vet said it was just a rheumatoid joints and needs a 1500 dollar surgery, shikes!! that much! The swollenn and limping was on and off, until early december, she can barely walk with her swollen foot and was in pain. Oh it was so terrible looking at her, i've been trying to search the net, and found out that rottweiler or big dogs are prone to bone problems and it seems rottweiler breeds are predispose to bone cancer, it was shocking but still hoping it wasn't cancer for my Akira. Late december with the help of our good friends, she had her x-ray and had second opinion at other vet clinic. Indeed, my suspicion was true, she had cancer and it was spread in her liver already, at that day, it seems i prepared my self with the tragic news, but no matter how you prepared yourself, its still so much pain, though i was prepared to hear it, it seems i felt a stabbed in my chest and at the same time i felt hallow in my heart that i cant cry anymore. It was so painful for us, all the families that loved her so much, but its just so unfair for my baby to let her feel the pain, we know it wont heal and feel any better no matter what kind of meds or herbal interventions we gave, in early february, we let her sleep in peace with the presence of our good friend. We are just so thankful with the short time she spent with us, but her memories was enough to fill our hearts with love, laughter, and fun, her life brought more joy in every lives of all the people that loved her so much. Thank you my princess. We love you and misses you so much. God knows how much i love you my Akira.

Monday, April 9, 2012

ear ache

wow, time fly so fast, i never thought its almost a year now that i never posted any updates with my little angel....its just that, i am a full time mom, a full time wife and a full time household keeper...we're doing a big garden renos in our front and back yard started last summer, and did some painting inside the house too. That is why i dont have really time for blogging, sorry :( but the garden is almost done, just the back yard left now and a few work in the front that needs to be done. I can relax for a bit now and take it easy gardening this time...annd trying to find time blogging too :)

I posted before that i've been trying to wean my angel in his pacifier, well, because, through is soother he had earaches, as a mom, it hurts and really bothers me, i always made sure the soother is cleaned, and so i asked my doctor and began to search the net.

Earache is usually common in infants and children because the Eustachian tube will easily blocked due to excess mucus and saliva produced during teething and pacifier use. With my Douglas, since he is a formula baby, he had 3 repeated episodes and all end up by taking antibiotics. I just cant stand looking at him when he had one, i would know when he's irritable, cant eat, cant sleep and would have fever that reaches to a 100 F in temperature, as a mom, i need to do something. Around 15 months, slowly, i tried not to give the pacifier during the day, it was hard at night as he cant sleep without it, i let him cry when he asked, but with love and patience he totally forgot his soother at 16 months.

I am a very happy mommy, that since then, he had no more ear aches, i do hope he wont have it anymore.....i just love my little angel so much :)