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Poor Jack

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jack is having a really bad day today. The vertigo seems worse than ever and from what I've read he should be improving. He was so dizzy today that he wouldn't even go out. Anthony took him out and the poor pooch couldn't even hold his squat to poop! I cried and cried! We planned to go to Greensboro today shopping since we didn't make it yesterday and I couldn't stand the thought of Jack being alone. He couldn't jump up on his favorite chair and he could barely walk. So, I called my Dad who said he would be right out after he ate breakfast to stay with Jack while we went shopping.

Jack is so pitiful. He likes to sit on my lap in the recliner and couldn't even jump on me when we got home. He just moped then. I had Anthony help him up onto my lap. Our wood floors are not helping. He seems to do a bit better in the bedroom where we have carpet.

I felt so bad for the baby today when he ran to get away from his ear drops he came and sat beside me so I could protect him from the evil ear drops and he couldn't even sit straight. If you've seen his pics on my page you know he has a very regal and stately manner. He sits tall and pretty and he couldn't.

I'm calling the vet again in the morning to see if we should be more concerned. Naturally I am concerned and probably over concerned, but can't imagine how he must feel when his world is all topsy turvey. I also got into the unfairs of life too. Here is this sweet animal, a dog who never caused harm, a loving devoted pet, and he has to suffer? Why?

I know there is no answer to that one, but it hurts to see my baby suffer. It hurts to suffer. I'm just so down this week. I do hope it all balances out in the end. I'll keep you informed on my precious pooch. I love him so much!
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    Oh Melissa -- my heart aches for you and your precious boy. I am still in mourning for my best friend and can't imagine him suffering any longer than he did. There is no justice if our devoted pets have to have illnesses and aches/pains and changes due to their aging. Do get back in touch with the vet and say you don't see any improvement. Don't you wish you could "talk dog" so he could understand that it is a medical problem. Dogs really panic when their world isn't "in order". A friend in California is having to keep her little doxie in a crate for 6 weeks because the dog had to have disc surgery -- she cries when little Lady Bug keeps begging to be out of the crate and doing her normal routine with her "mommy". Keep the faith, stand by your boy, love him all you can! emoticon
    1829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2013 8:02:58 PM
  • DANLIN60
    Praying Jack is better real soon keep us posted on his condition. I know how much our pets can mean to us and how worried we are when they are sick.

    1830 days ago
  • JSPIN74
    1830 days ago
    Poor Jack...sorry he's having the vertigo problems. That would make me feel bad too! Looking forward to hearing that he's back on his paws and wagging his tail. emoticon
    1831 days ago
    I'll be praying for Jack!!! So sorry he has to go through this. Hope he is 100% REALLY soon! HUGS!
    1831 days ago
    Oh dear. I hope the vet gets back to you quickly.
    1831 days ago
    I'm so sorry for him. Hugs and cuddles mom. Hopefully the vet will have SOMETHING for you to do!
    1831 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I am so sorry to hear this and am eager for the vet's feedback, as well. Auggie is under my feet this morning and I would be lost without him, so I can only imagine how you are feeling. Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you.

    1831 days ago
    Poor Jack
    1832 days ago
  • HICIM705
    So sorry to read about Jack. . .I know that he is your 'everything' and you must be heartbroken . . .it's bad enough when a human is sick and can tell you what's wrong - but a dog . . .they generally don't complain - when they do, or when they act sick ... you can't help but feel terrible for them. Hang in there.

    1832 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Sending Get well vibes at Jack

    Take care
    1832 days ago
    I can't begin to imagine. I think I would hold Roxy all day, every day until it subsided. I hope he is back to his old self again real soon.
    1832 days ago
    emoticon for you and your pup
    1832 days ago
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