Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Rest in Peace dear Tam


I'm sorry i have not written much. The couple of days and weeks had been busy with looking after poorly dogs and non stop visit to the vets. the first dog to be ill was poor Alice she had been sick for a few days and got so dehydrated she had to go to the vets to go on a drip to get her feeling better and eating again. Alice recovered well. The next to fall ill was Tam with the same symptoms of Alice being really sick and dehydrated. So poor Tam had to go to the vets and have the drip.
Tam recovered then her back just got weaker and weaker and she just collapsed not able to walk and go to the toilet. It was really upsetting to see and shocking how fast poor Tam deteriorated. Tam was in so much pain she sadly had to be put to sleep.
The vets said this is a common thing that happens to alot of big dogs where their back legs just collapses and become useless.
All the family and all the rest of the dogs, the pack are in a bit of a daze. Ive only managed to cut some two inch strips ready for some log cabin blocks at a later date. Ive been trying to keep Jim busy doing things including cutting strips for me for something for Jim to do.
There was a trip to the dentist and I have to have a wisdom tooth out next week due to an abscess. I have been given some anti biotics and believe me I'm not looking forward to have a tooth out next week. Infections and abscesses can cause problems with relapses so I have to be careful, any infections to get them sorted. I didn't realise any infections such as bladder infections bad gums, colds and flu's and trigger off relapses too. We have all been trying to keep positive despite these grey days. Hope everyone else is OK and keeping creative.
faithx

12 comments:

Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Tam. Thinking of you.

P.S. Good Luck at the dentist

Dolores said...

I do hope you can keep busy so you don't dwell on the loss of your Tam. I'm glad that Alice recovered. Dentists aren't my favourite people but they do help.

Beena said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tam. It's never easy to lose a pet that has been a member of your family.

I had to have all four of my wisdom teeth out while on an operating table by an oral surgeon in the hospital. So I sympathize about having the wisdom tooth pulled. The antibiotics should have you feeling better from infection, and after they remove the tooth, there is more discomfort than pain (in my opinion). Just be sure to irrigate the socket if the dentist tells you to, as that can help prevent infection in the gum after the tooth is removed. And make sure you get plenty of rest!

Gina said...

Oh sweetie you have been through the mill the last few weeks haven't you. Keep positive as I'm sure brighter days are ahead.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Pat said...

I am very sorry to hear of your troubles and will be hoping your tooth extraction goes well with no infection afterwards. (Hopefully, the abscess doesn't cause you any problems with your health condition.)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Tam. They become true members of our family and we grieve for them as we would a blood relative or other friend. I'm so sorry. She had a great smile in the picture you posted. Jenn

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I just saw this on someones sidebar...and being someone who is struggling with an ill dog..came over a.s.a.p.

I was so sorry to see this about your
dear Tam....
my deepest sympathy to you...

from someone who knows and cares...

Mama Spark said...

So sorry to hear about Tam. I hope your recover quickly from the wisdom tooth extraction too. Thadd just had all 4 of his out last Friday!
Totally off the topic, is that Hallie in your header?? It is soooo adorable!!!

Little Mysteries said...

Sorry to hear about Tam. Life hasn't been very kind to you at the moment, but things will get better. Hope your abscess heals quickly and you feel better soon. Try some vitamin C, as it will help your recovery time. I am praying it goes well for you.
Hugs to both you and Jim.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Tam, its incredibly hard when they go... our great dane is almost 10 and I know her time is coming soon.
Good luck at the dentist -

Jude said...

I'm so sorry, as you know, we understand what a huge hole a beloved dog makes in your family.
Hope everything goes well with the extraction.
Thinking of you
x

kanishk said...

It's never easy to lose a pet that has been a member of your family.

Work from home India