Little Bear's Updates

Almost Summer
I had to post this picture of Little Bear since that's seems to be his norm anymore. Even though I'm an early riser, like 5 am everyday, he'll come into my room and LOUDLY BARK till I get up and let him go outside. Normally I'd scold him and make him go lay back down, but that does not work! The Cushing's Disease can make him so anxious and I'd rather get up for a few minutes than make him suffer. So, Bear Bear gets his way. LOL Overall, he's really doing great considering all his health problems. 
With the weather warming up, he was a hot mess! Literally. So I called my Groomer, Lisa, who's my Mobile Pet Groomer and has been his only groomer. She used to raise and breed Pomeranians and last year when he got his Lion Cut, she took the tail fur and made it into a bow and wrapped a little ribbon wrapped around it as a souvenir. She was amazed that he still had a full coat of fur and not sores or foul smell from the cushings disease and that he wasn't completely blind, but told me to prepare myself, that of all the Pommy's she'd seen, once they had Cushing Disease along with Canine Diabetes that they fail quickly. To expect his coat not to grow back and that he'd get those awful sores. Once she told me that I stepped up the massages and kept up with his diet. Even made some homemade dog treats from fresh venison and salmon! So when she saw him a couple of weeks ago, she was SHOCKED! She said he looked better than last year, other than his eyes and wanted to know what I was doing.  I told her about a fatty tumor that started some time ago under his armpit and how it had grown up onto to his upper shoulder area and that I was massaging him more and he was now grain free and as organic and I could be with his food. What I didn't tell her was I researched energy medicine, the hands on type, not a zapper, although I wish I had one for him and me! I was going to try turmeric to get rid of them, but was concerned with his Diabetes and an open sore and opted to do the energy massages. After doing some self study, I'd get into a meditative mind set and start massaging him and banishing the tumor. It's now only under his armpit and much smaller than it was. Honestly, I'm not even sure that's what did it, but am so happy it's gotten better. 
Overall, Little Bear has a great life but has another burden, arthritis, that stops him from taking his walks and now only goes in the stroller. Which he just loves! He's just chills. I had noticed that he was favoring the leg with the fatty tumor and then one day it looked like his are coming out of the socket! To the Vet we go! After 2 visits and an x-ray we discovered some bad arthritis in that leg and his walks got restricted to very short and has to take Rimadyl twice a day and when he's in bad pain with some Tramadol. It's really helped a lot, now to find the best price for the new RX! Anyway, I take him into the woods where I'll let him out to scout the area and take a whiz on a tree or bush. Then back into the stroller. Every day he gets to walk with me to the mailbox and to the neighbor's driveway and looks forward to his little escape. I always know when he wants to go, he'll go to the front door, which we never use unless we're driving or getting the mail. Animals are really amazing, aren't they?

The only other news is that I still doggy sit for the Sabbath, so he and Bear chill together and have peeing matches. Hilarious! And both neighbors have dogs now. One a Bichon Frise and the other is a Pommy!! So Bear and Sabs never get lonely for other puppy friends! 
Well, that's about it for now. I want to apologize for not being as current with my updates and BLOG. I try, but when I'm going into pain flare ups and I can't seem to focus enough to write. Like Little Bear, it's like a roller coaster, but stay positive all the time. Thanks again for visiting and be sure to check out my ads. I try to only post ones that I believe in and buy myself.  One last thing! I belong to BooKoo Online Garage Sales and all sales go to help Little Bear too! Check it out!
God Bless, Love and Light to All
                                                                

And the Holidays Are OVER!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years and that you got everything you asked for and can keep those New Years Resolutions, I know I'm trying to keep mine. We had a very quiet Christmas, actually we didn't have Christmas at all. It's just too expensive and most people just think about material things instead of the gift of giving. I did make a yummy Cuban pork dinner and some goodies and we enjoyed the day. 

There is so much to tell everyone about Little Bear! We've both had a real rough winter. His hips and back legs have been bothering him a lot and my back and tailbone just won't quit! So when he's not doing well, I give him Tramadol and massages then we both wear our orgonite. The days I'm not well enough to do anything we'll snuggle up on the couch together and he'll soak up all his belly rubs and pampering. 
Sabs to the resuce
Little Bear gets company just about every week for a few days. My brother has a beautiful German Shepherd, Sabbath, he's still an adolescent so he's very playful. Little Bear tries to play with him on his good days. And when Bear Bear is having a rough time and I'm in another room or he's outside and gets stuck behind the garage, Sabbath will actually go a rescue him when he's stuck out in the snow and can't find his way back to the door.  His eyesight has gotten a bit worse and he's gained a little weight since he can't' go for his regular walks. He used to play fetch in the house, but now that he's older and the vision problems it just don't happen. So I do my very best to make sure its diet is just right.  Next month is his annual check up and all the bloodwork so he will not be a happy pup.
Dog Booties
I'm sure everyone has noticed the increase in food prices along with utilities. Well, they are ridiculous and it's getting harder and harder to live day to day. So I decided to make dog booties. Really for two reasons. First and most important is no matter what booties I get Little Bear, he either looses them or they slouch and make him trip. I found a pattern online and the lady said if you make them right, they will stay on your furbaby's paws even though they kick and play. So I went to the fabric store and bought remnants and whipped up a few pair and THEY STAY ON! And Little Bear just loves them, that's a plus! Yes, Sabbath got a pair to model and they even stayed on him! And he's a very active dog outside, jumping and fetching. When his paws hit the ground, it shakes!Second reason is to make a few dollars so if anyone is interested and needs a pair, email me at asaint.@gmail.com with DOG BOOTIES in the subject. They are very inexpensive and I can get to you asap!!

And the BIG NEWS! I am a great Aunt again. My niece gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. 
Meet my new niece, Skye Quinn, born January 19, 2015. She's an angel. And my niece is the perfect mommy! So you see it's been a very busy New Year!

Well, that's about it for now.I'm sorry this update posted before i could edit it, I really have n o idea  why it did that.  I'll have a new BLOG posted in a few days about Subliminal Messages, so check back. 

Have a Happy & Healthy 2015!




And So Much Has Happened!


Yes, it's been a real adventure since I last updated Little Bears BLOG. He's had some up's and some down's. But overall he's done pretty good. Have to shout out a special thanks to Dimensional Sensations on Instagram for bartering with me for his Organite Collar! Not only is he getting good loving vibes and protection, but I am too with my goodies you see below. Be sure to check her out, she's an amazing person. 


Dimensional_Sensations on IGdimensional_sensations

About orgone for pets
Little Bear started to have panic attacks from the Cushings Disease and it was hard to take him for his walks. Being blind is bad enough, but to see my little fur baby in pain and just not knowing where to put himself was just killing me inside. He'd start out okay, but not long after he'd be confused and his hips would sag. I'd have to carry him home and then I'd go into a flare up! That's when I saw her pet charm on her IG page! Now he's actually walked a mile a couple of times, it might take a long time, but there's no way I could do it either. As long as he takes his time we can both enjoy the hike. It's not fun if you're in a hurry. His favorite spot is still the I&M Canal Corridor. The trail is wide, lots of things to sniff and great sightseeing like The State Museum, the Gaylord Building where you can sit on the patio outside and order your pooch some goodies. I haven't done it but it's available. If you love to hike or bike, you can start at Rockdale and make your way to Starved Rock
The days he's had to stay in due to weather or just not feeling well enough to walk, I take out the old Puppy Stroller.

He actually loves it and just sits there enjoying the weather. I suggest anyone with a disabled pup to get one. I was fortunate enough that someone donated his. And we've used it a lot! Funny how little kids just melt when they see a puppy in a stroller, it's priceless!
Oh Yeah! We had a new addition to our fur baby family! I was in my front yard doing my gardening and noticed a rabbits nest with 2 baby's. One of the baby's would pop out and circle me. He was so tiny! At the most a couple of inches. His mommy and daddy have been always in my backyard eating the clover along with another bunny that looked like an adolescent. Then one day all the bunnies were gone! All but the one brave baby. So I started setting out my scraps of veggies and a Tupperware lid that I put water in. He ate it and drank the water and started to get to know who I was. Then he started going in my backyard, I continued to give him the scraps and water. He even laid close to where Little Bear would be lying. At night he'd sleep by my back door. So I named him Rambo! He was a brave little baby! Perfect name! He discovered my garden and made a little cubby hole and would sleep in there under my marigolds and broccoli. I didn't mind until he got a bit bigger and would stretch up and EAT them! 
Yep, he ate them all! He's been a real pleasure having him around and he's kept Bear company.

So, last Friday I was at my Dr and when I left I was in some nasty traffic on the main street when my car just STOPPED!  I had brought Little Bear with me because it looked like it was going to storm again and my son was with me to sit with him. Thank God I always bring water, treats, his leash & puppy poop bags in case I stop to walk him...I bring whatever would make him comfortable if we had to stop for a while. I pulled over and nothing my son did would start my car. I had to call the insurance company for a tow. No problem... Would take just under an hour and there were some trees to sit under. It got unbearably HOT and HUMID! Well, an hour turned into 2 hours that turned into 3 hours! Even though I had all the comforts for Little Bear the stress it caused sent him into a HUGE FLAREUP along with me going into one too. He couldn't sleep, was panicking like crazy and was panting like a mad dog and his poor little hips were dragging. I had gone into a flare up and now with no sleep, I was getting much worse and since my pain Dr has taken away most of my breakthrough MEDS it's to the point that they barely help, I just had to suffer. But can't bear to see Little Bear in panicky fear and in pain too. Off to the Vet! 

The Vet checked him out and said it was pain in his legs where he had the surgery and the Cushings Disease. He got another prescription... More money to spend. And my car? The timing chain. So stress has been just out of control in my house. But my Little Bear is feeling much better. 


Rambo is missing! Been 3 days now. I couldn't imagine where he'd go, he always comes back. Then last night when Bear was outside I heard Very Loud HOOTS! Like VERY VERY BIG OWLS! I went out and there was my pup looking up into the sky. He can't see, but knew something was happening. I quickly snatched him up and noticed that most of the hooting was coming from my Big Old Oak Tree! And across the creek. These owls were checking out my Little Bear! He's too big to carry away, but could have been hurt real bad. Then they flew over my house into the woods. These owls are no way native to our area, but are just HUGE! They were still there this morning so I went out with Bear Bear and he's been by my side since. Now I think I know what happened to Rambo. I pray he's just wandered off and met a mate, but I fear he's been dinner. 

So, that's about it! I hope to keep this computer in working condition and hopefully Comcast doesn't do anything crazy like change my phone number and service again. Until next time... Thanks for all the support and next I'll be doing a new BLOG on something I hope you all find interesting. 





Hmmm, Update time... it's about time!

Well, it's been months since I last BLOGGED and given an update on Little Bear and believe me, so much has happened in since then! My best friend in the whole world came over to visit one day and had visited my site here and wanted to know why I don't let my readers in on what my life is really like and well, all I can say is I'd rather try and succeed on my own than look like I'm either having a pity party or wanting handouts. I must say that if you really, really try and make a go of things, things will fall into place. Maybe not the way we'd like it to or the timing might be wrong, but with patience and being steadfast it'll work out.

So, I'll give you an idea what's been going on. My plumbing went out right before Thanksgiving and then again on Xmas Day! I mean it was a mess! It was my sewer pipes, and no they weren't frozen but old. It cost a small fortune for those to get back up and running. My washer overflowed then broke and my dryer broke. Got my dryer up and running, but the washer had to be replaced.  My oven broke down on Xmas Day too! UNREAL! So everything got put back into the freezer. Got that fixed. Then, with the weather, freezing, -40 here, the ice was so thick in my gutters that my back door broke. Had to use a board and stuffed felt in between the door and the frame to keep the heat in. That made both my electric and heating bill go WAY up! Because of all the repairs I decided to turn off my cell, home phone, web and TV. We watched DVD's and read books. When I went to get my service turned back on they had to give me a temporary phone number that was supposed to be for only 3 days. Turned out to be over 2 months and the number they gave me belonged to another customer. It was a nightmare!!! I finally had to contact their corporate office and they fixed it and for all my troubles I got some discounts and freebies. Oh! I had an unexpected blessing too.. Really two. An old girlfriend stopped over with loads of awesome food, most was ORGANIC! Fresh veggies, fruit and lots of yummy organic chicken too! And did I need it. Another friend helped out with getting my things fixed. So with every pitfall there was a blessing and I'm forever grateful. So even though there were no holidays I was really blessed with some great friends and things worked out. It just took a few months.


 On to Little Bear! He had a rough winter this year! It was so cold and thank God I had gotten him puppy boots on clearance a few years ago cause he would of been a sick pup with no paws left. Even with his fur coat he had to wear his little red parka! And he has loads of fur, even with the Cushings Disease. He really missed the long naps in the snow this winter and would go out quick and back in quick! Even with his boots on I'd have to rescue him once in awhile. His sight is worse too but does really good with getting around the yard and house. What can I say? He's one smart pom!

He turned 11 years old on March 3rd and had to spend the day at the doggy hospital for his annual testing and get his rabies shot. His insulin was increased one unit and the Lysodren stayed the same. Overall his labs and physical went pretty good for how sick he is and his age. They said whatever I'm doing keep it up.  I just added Milk Thistle to his diet this week to try and keep his liver and pancreas cleaned out as much as possible and he's doing great on it so far. I also switched to only dried salmon for treats for not only the diabetes but his beautiful fur coat and his little legs and hips. He started limping a lot lately and with pins in both is back legs and his age I know Old Uncle Arthur is creeping in.

Now the weather has finally broke and I've been able to take him for a few walks. I tried to walk him around my neighborhood but he has a harder time with all the fences and well, it's a neighborhood. So I take him to his favorite trail by the I&M Canal, he does great there and actually takes a longer walk. I know the Cushings releases stress hormones and think when he walks around my neighborhood it just gets him too stressed. I had to pull out his old puppy stroller and have to get it repaired. He loves his walks and I like to take a longer walk when I can and it'll be perfect when it gets hot out.

So there you have it! Now if things will just go smooth for awhile so I can get back to feeling better and can get out in my garden and start planting my veggie/flower garden I'll be one very happy girl.



Thanks so much for checking in. Just an FYI, clicking on an advertisement helps keep my content free and helps pay for Little Bear's care. I'd be more than happy to exchange links with you. Just let me know.

HAVE A GREAT SPRING TIME!! 



Wow, it's almost Thanksgiving! I count my blessing everyday and Little Bear is one of those blessings. He's really been my best friend and constant companion and it breaks my heart to see him sick and loosing his site at a very fast rate now. Just yesterday I took him to the I&M Canal Trail and even though there's not much he could bump into, he did and really hard. Of course I had to make over him. Have to say, he's gotten his new commands down, so when I say to him, "Bo Bo, watch your head", he knows he's about to bump into something. Or, "Bo Bo, get up", he knows he has to step up over a curb or small step. He's a super smart Pommy.


So we went for a awesome walk, he did great but by evening his little hips were dragging. I struggle with these walks because of that, but want him to get exercise because of the diabetes and he just loves the trail. He loves to go for walks, like all dogs. Today, he's resting cause he's sore. The cushings really takes a toll on their hips and back legs. And his little back legs have both had surgery and have pins in them, so I have to be extra cautious with him.

One thing that has changed with his everyday life is when he goes outside in the morning, he will stay outside till dusk. He might come in and beg for a treat but it's right back outside! The only reason I can think of is it's so much brighter outside. My home is pretty dark with all the trees and it even gets to me at times. So, with winter coming up, I have to find a way to get him a dog house. Anything to make my Little Bear happier and more comfortable. There's no way I could ever afford on so I'll go to freecycle and ask if there's one no one is using, besides I have things to give too. It's a great site, check it out. It's already getting really cold at night and even though my Little Bear has an awesome fur coat, he still needs protection and deserves all the comfort I can give him.
So, it's Diabetes Awareness Month! Had to mention it. Be sure to check out my page on how to feed your fur-baby, it will not only prolong your pet's life but could save it to! Well, it's time for me to go outside and play in the leaves with Lil Bear. He love the leaves. And, thanks so much for visiting my BLOG, I really hope you like all my topics and that it keeps you well informed. If you have any ideas for a BLOG, just email me. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving....



I was just sitting here thinking about what my next BLOG would be and realized that my readers have no idea how my furbaby is doing with his diabetes and Cushing's disease. So I decided to do a page just for updates on Little Bear to keep all of you in the loop. 
So I have had the realization that there is nothing I can do to help my baby get rid of his cataracts and see better other than a cure for his diabetes and cushings disease.  I was going to purchase eye drops online, homeopathic, since I can't afford the surgery but wanted to research the best one. I came across A CURE FOR CATARACTS! or not....Kerry Ketring DVMDiplomat , ACVO It's a .pdf file that shed a lot of light of the different homeopathic eye drops out there and how it's really effected these pets. Yes, I am very sad &
I'm so grateful that Little Bear isn't blind! His vision is just a little bit worse and he seems to have adjusted. Well, at least most of the time. But has had other problems that has scared me to death. As I told you before he goes outside every morning between 5am - 6am and chills in the cool breeze of the morning. Well, he's had these strange attacks  kind of like he's palsy. He'll lay there and when I go up to him instead of wanting his belly rub, he'll shake, but just his upper body and when I try to get him to more he is terrified.   I'll pick him up and his back legs will look all deformed and he'll hold onto me and shake so bad!!! Now I know to lay him down as comfortable as possible and then crush up 1/2 of a prednisone steroid tab. About 15 mins to 1/2 hr later he's as good as new... almost. He stays kind of crabby for a few hours then is a happy little pup again. Yes, its the seizures. I just hate this Cushings Disease and the Diabetes. Always poking him! Now at times he knows when he gets his shot and runs and hides. My poor lil furbaby ... his little tumors are a minor issue and he still has all his beautiful fur. I did get him his lion cut for the summer and he is loving it!

Once I got his all primped and pampered by Lisa, my groomer, I went out and had to replace his puppy pool. I filled it up and he is in there a few times a day chillin .... ha! I'll have to take a current picture and post it. On cool evenings I'll take him either for a car ride or a little walk, about a block or maybe 2 if he's doing good. He's a happy Pom, how could he not be? 

This month it's been sooo hard trying to get everything he needs to stay healthy. It was house tax time and then my car neededhas regular maintenance and then there is house repairs. It just getting harder and harder to make it but I am determined! I might now be able to get everything I need but I'm not starving and I have my home and am very grateful. Just wish things were better like the other 99% of the population. Right now Little Bear is out of his food, treats and all his meds. Do I have all the money to take care of it? No... but somehow I'll make it happen if I have to skip paying the electric bill. That's life. 

Lil Bear's diet is still all organic, and I've lowered his protein intake and think it's saving his eyes. I was hoping it would eliminate the diabetes all together, but I'm grateful he can still see. He's lost about 5 lbs! I keep him basically on BLUE Dog food and treats, they seem to work for him and have excellent ingredients! Take the True BLUE Test and compare your brand of dog/cat food to BLUE.

Well, that's about it for now. I want to thank everyone for helping me out with my fur baby, it means so much to me. Living of a fixed income is hard and when you get unexpected medical bills, well..... I'm sure you all know how tough it can get. Thanks again! Love, Light and Many, Many Blessing to You All!

Currently this is Little Bears diet:





And for his medications he is getting...


$10 + per pill 
$89 Vial $25 Box Syringes
Novolin N $26 vs Humulin $85                                              


GNC Vitamis $12 - $15


So that's about it for now.  I'll try my best to keep this updated. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to ask. I'm always open for any kind of advice  when it comes to my Lil Furbaby... thanks and God Bless! 






Little Bear


January 29, 2013
Tuesday

So, It's confirmed, Little Bear is going blind!  Yes, he needs more surgery and no, we don't have the money for it.  The Vet said that with the Diabetes and Cushings Disease, that it's common to have your pup go blind rather fast due to Cataracts.  He could have the laser surgery but it cost's money... we can only hope and pray that all our readers will share this BLOG and that everyone tries to visit our sponsors.  Also as a thank you to everyone for stopping by, make sure you visit the PET DISCOUNT PAGE where you will find loads of great discounts to help take care of your furbaby.  Please drop me a quick note if you have anything I can post there or any updated information I've missed.
Well, here's a little treat for everyone. Thought I'd brighten up the day with one of my favorite animated videos. Paul McCartney and Wings does the music.. Hope you it enjoy it as much as I always do! Here is Rupert and the Frog Song!
 Oops! Forgot to let you all know that Little Bear's sugar is still too high and his insulin had to be increased to 9 units a day, twice a day. We'll keep you posted on any changes.  Love n Light to All!
calcinosis cutis in a dog with Cushing's syndrome
calcinosis cutis in a dog with Cushing's syndrome (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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