Sunday, October 4, 2015

sunday selfie and update...

by Otto




I'm so bored.  It's raining.  Despite my love of swimming, I REFUSE to go out in the rain and get my paws wet.  No way!!  Also, mom is working a lot and I haven't been able to see my girls as much as I'd like to.  Butt I'll survive.  

The other big bummer is that Ruby doesn't seem t be getting any better.  She and Dr. Ann have tried all sorts of different food/med combos and Ruby just keeps barfing.  If you don't remember, she has mega esophagus which means her esophagus is all stretched out and it doesn't push the food into her stomach like it should.  So it just sits there.  Most recently mom has just started feeding Ruby like she used to - same amount, same proportions of canned and kibble, and that seems to be helping.  She just barfs saliva.  But lots and lots of times a day.  I feel really bad for her.  

Dr. Ann has a new thought about a diagnosis
myasthenia gravis.
It's a neuromuscular disease which is an autoimmune disorder which sometimes effects the esophagus.  Ruby will start a new med, mestinon, tomorrow.  

Ruby has good days and not so good days.  Today is a good day.  Good energy and very little barfing.  Our house is pretty stinky, though, I gotta tell you!!  


This is Ruby in repose...She has a double-high bed with lots of blankets and towels and comfy stuff on it.  She is in really good spirits, her tail works really well, and most importantly, she loves to EAT!!  She gets SO excited and jumps up and down.  

~~~

We hope you are all well.  We visit you all, butt don't always comment.  We saw some really delicious-looking tacos this morning and were extremely impressed that Bertie found tacos in Aberdeen, Scotland!!

Please keep Ruby in your thoughts and hope that next time mom makes her schedule she doesn't over commit like she did this time.  Weirdo...

Have a good week!!

Rottie Kisses,

-Otto




53 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
POTP going full tilt for Ruby and new meds... you both look so gorgeous and cuddly in your pawtraits.... yes, there was lots of yumminess around Blogville today! Stay strong darlings. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Otto, tell Mom to send you here - Lightning has plenty of energy to spare and we haven't had much rain lately. So you won't have to get your feet wet.

We are so very sorry to hear that Ruby is having to go through so much, and Mom too. We hope this new med helps her a lot.

We thank you very much for all the very nice comments you leave on our posts - they are very much appreciated.

Hugs and Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are not a fan of the rain either Otto. Ruby we are sending you lots of good thoughts and special pug POTP. We hope the new medicine will help.
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We don't always have time to comment either. Sending our POTP and love to Ruby. Hope it dries up soon!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending lots and lots of POTP to Ruby. Hope all your eating issues are resolved real soon!

Dachshund Nola said...

Tons of good thoughts for Ruby!

Ruby said...

Otto, I don't likes gettin' my paws wet either!!! BOL Maybe it's a black and tan thingie..☺
Ruby, my pal, so sorry your throat isn't better...I've been thinkin' of you and sendin' healin' vibes and lots of AireZens! I thinks I'll just have to do a Healin' Ruby Zoomie Dance to gets you feelin' betters! BOL
Paws crossed for you gurl!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Dory and the Mama said...

We are sending tons of POTP that Ruby feels better real soon!!
Smiley Hugs!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm so glad I was able to stop by this evening. I'm sorry however to read about Ruby -- She has the same symptoms that our boy Buddy has, but the vets haven't said anything about maybe it being his esophagus -- I wonder if that's what's making him throw up all the time... But for Ruby we're sending our best POTP that she feels better soon. Have a good week, and take care!!!

Jacobi said...

Dear Otto,

Thank you for the update! I do not like wet paws either. When it is raining I must pee in the garden instead of on the grass. The people make a Big Deal out of this, but I think you might understand!

We are sorry to hear the Ruby is not-much-improved, but glad that she has you for support and your person for taking such good care of her and not giving up! We are sending many wags her way.

I hope your rain stops soon so you can go out to play!

Licks,
Cobi

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Rain! Well, we're with you on that. We don't like our backs wet...well, except Dui, he hasn't the sense to come inside when it rains. We'll keep the POTP and crossed paws for Ruby. We, too, were impressed with Bertie's taco--after a 5-year wait, BOL!

Milo and Jet said...

Sending Ruby some power of the paw :) Milo & Jet

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Otto, thank for the update, but we are so sorry to hear about Ruby's problems. That must be so difficult for all concerned. Paws crossed that the vet finds some medication that helps.
But Otto, what is this about liking swimming but not being prepared to go out in the rain and get your paws wet? That doesn't make any sense at all! (I am just the opposite).
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS The taco was yummy, and my digestive system coped fine, although I did need quite a long drink of water after eating it.

Mark Muller said...

Otto I'm with you, walking in the rain is a no-go... and I can't believe that the American in Pawris likes even to sing while getting wet from rain ... crazy...
I cross my paws for your Ruby and I hope the new med brings more more good days to your girl... hugs to you all

Mitch and Molly said...

We hope you feel better soon, Ruby! We're sending lots of AireZen and positive vibes!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sandra said...

prayers for Ruby and that the new meds will work for her. so sorry she is sick

Two French Bulldogs said...

Ruby uncles doggy had something like that too. Teeny weeny amount of soft food 87 times a day
Snorts
Lily & Edward

The Army of Four said...

Sending prayers!!! Thanks for checking in.
Cammie!

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear Ruby is still having trouble and hope a solution can be found soon. It's always nice to hear from you and good to see your too.

KB Bear said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Ruby has been still having a rough time with eating. I really hope that going back to her old food plus the new medicine help a lot. I'm glad your mom pampers her so much and that she's still a very happy dog! Take good care of Ruby and your mom, Otto.

I'm sending POTP your way.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those clouds might be bringing us some rain,, and so I might have wet feet too!

Ruby,, I am sending you POTP,, and healing magic bubbles to help you,
I hope the new meds help you.
Your all loved so much
love
tweedles

The Green Dogs said...

We're sending prayers your way, Ruby! xx

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh Otto, I hate that Ruby had the pukes. I is hoping her new meddies be fixing her up good as new. And I hope your icky rains go away soon. I agree, fur wetting in a muddy pond be cool. Rain on your furs, BLECH!

Chef Sasha said...

I am sorry about Ruby. I will keep paws crossed for her and I am sending love and licks.

Ziggy Out!!

Marjie said...

You're looking good, Otto. I hope Ruby is feeling better soon, so she can get back to the important business of playing with you.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sending Ruby our strongest White Dog healing energies and ask the Universe to guide your vet's instincts to diagnose a solution that will work and ease Ruby's discomfort. Feel the strength and positive thoughts we send to you Otto and your entire family as you work through this.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello otto its dennis the vizsla dog hay we send lots of tail wags that the noo medikayshusn help ruby feel better!!! and saya sends puppy kisses too!!! ok bye

Wyatt said...

So sorry to hear that Ruby is not well. We send lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way.
♥ Wyatt

The Daily Pip said...

Oh gosh, I hope the new medicine help Ruby. Hope she has more good days then bad days! Sending lots of good healing vibes your way.

Thank you for your donation for Ghost! They have a government phone - not sure if it is a smartphone or not, but at least it's something. Sal has some job leads for them and I think they will have interviews later this week. Hoping all continues to go well for them. I'll keep you posted.

How Sam Sees It said...

Prayers for Ruby. I wish I knew something that could help her out.

Monty and Harlow

Jacobi said...

Dear Ruby,

Younger packmates are indeed most annoying... I hope things get figured out soon for your eating!

Dear Otto,

I do not like wet paws either, but I will brave it for my Walk! (Not for peeing, however. I will only pee on dry grass, or dirt.) We hope you get out to see your friends soon!

Licks to all,
Cobi

Sue said...

Oh Ruby, we're all thinking about you and hoping you feel better. Your Mom loves you very much and will help you in every way she can.

Sandy Sherwood said...

I sure hope that new med works well for Ruby.
I know exactly what you mean about rain, I love to swim in the lake, even if its raining, but just the rain or a bath...no thank you!

bettyj said...

Poor Ruby. I love visiting my rott friends. 2 years ago Dasko went to the Rainbow Bridge. I still miss him

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Otto, maybe you could be my body guard? Cobi often plays this role, and I must say that she is quite good at standing between me and even gigantic Dogs like Great Danes, but in this case she was of no help... I'm little you know, only 32 pounds, so maybe having a big guy like you around would have scared off those crazy whippets!

Inger said...

Poor Ruby, we here in the canyon will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Jacobi said...

Dear Otto,

We are very grateful that you are at our sides for Walks. We have not had any scary Dogs in days - it must be because of YOU!!!

Licks,
Cobi (and Ojo)

Jacobi said...

Dear Otto,

You are very wise. I am glad my soul is not stolen, but instead that it's being enhanced! Hurray!

Licks,
Cobi

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh Ruby I am so happy that the tail still works. As long as you can find enjoyment why that is what life is about. Hopefully the new meds will help.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Sandra said...

so sorry to hear your sister is still having problems. i must say you look beyond adorable looking bored and Ruby looks so sweet and sad. i pray now that the new meds will work. i hope Ruby gets better soon and am glad she is keeping down her food and just losing the saliva..

scottiechronicles.com said...

Oh my Lord. You were so kind to pop over to my place and wish me well, I had no idea about Ruby's health.

Dawg bless us all.

Sending thoughts....

Stuart

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Big big hugs to you guys. I hope Ruby responds well to her new treatment! So sad when our pup friends have mysterious ailments. Will be thinking of you. Don't worry about the stinkers; houses are supposed to smell like dogs.

Jacobi said...

Dear Otto,

Wow, that is the first time I have been called a Wolf! Hurray! Usually I get fox or coyote, because I am small. But when a big, handsome guy like you says I look like a wolf... Well... I am blushing...

Licks,
Cobi

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Hi Ruby, Otto and Lisa!!! Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Jeez!!! I sure hope Ruby's feeling and the new protocol is working!

We have had a horrible time with blogger and lost our reading list at one time. I'm so glad you stopped by!

We're really happy to be back on the road. We have half a plan to get out to Cali, but I think probably south of you.

We're keeping our paws and fingers crossed for Ruby!!

Jacobi said...

Dear Otto,

We got to the snow by getting in Truck, driving for a Very Long Time, and then going up a big hill. Do you have a Truck to take you for a long drive, and then up a hill? If not, I will try to put some snow in the mail for you the next time I find it!

Licks,
Cobi

tubby3pug said...

Poor ruby. I sure hope she feels better soon
Retro rover

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I thought I'd stop by and let you know that I'm thinking about you. I hope that Ruby is doing better, and all is well, and that you all have a wonderful and enjoyable Thanksgiving -- Can you beleive that it's this week?

scottiechronicles.com said...

I'm so very, very afraid. Otto popped by my place today and left a nice comment. But it was his name only. Thinking of you all and holding you close. Stuart

The Daily Pip said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope Ruby is having many good days and feeling better soon. XOXO

Tanya Breese said...

oh otto, it's nice to hear from you...i haven't visited in a while but ozzy and i think of you all! i am sorry to hear about ruby's health issues but i hope that by now the meds are working and she's able to hold food down...hugs from us! ozzy should update one of these days, he's kind of a slacker at blogging ;) i hope you have a great thanksgiving!!

Dexter said...

Thanks for visiting momma's book blog. I'm sorry to learn that Miss Ruby has the sickies. It sounds scary. I will be sending her lots of labralove.

Kisses,
Dexter

Sandra said...

I love how you spelled out W.A.L.K... trigger words must be spelled but then they learn the spelling. i hope Ruby is OK,

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