Nov 29, 2007

Update on Rocky

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and advice. I really appreciate your in put. Rocky's seizures started in May of this year. There was no apparent reason or underlying factor so the vet just diagnosed it as canine epilepsy. He took bloodwork this morning and will have a report for me on Monday. He did not want to up the dosage just yet. He did say that if Rocky ever had a seizure he didn't want to come out of that I should get him out there right away for an injection of Valium. He said that would pull him out of it. He also said we could try other medications if we couldn't get the phenobarbitol to do the trick. He said Rocky could expect to live a long and happy life if we just get the seizures under control. I will wait and see what the tests indicate and I guess take it from there.

Rocky's Double Feature

This is Rocky's mom. I would really like some advice. Rocky had two seizures today. The first at 6:30 a.m. and the second around 6:30 p.m. The last one he had prior to today was the Sunday before Thanksgiving (he had three about twenty minutes apart very early that morning). He is taking 60 mgs of phenobarbitol a day now, (30 in a.m., 30 in p.m.) When he had the three seizure episode I called the vet and he increased the phenobarbitol from 45 mgs per day to the 60 and said he wanted to see him in two weeks for bloodwork. My question is this, do you think I am going down the right road with this vet, or should I take him somewhere else? He started with the seizures in early May of this year and averages one about every two weeks. I would appreciate any feedback, especially from those of you battling the same problem!

Nov 24, 2007

Fun, fun, fun!

We had the bestest time this evening playing tug of war with our oldest human brother. He will be leaving early, early in the morning to fly back to Annapolis. We will miss him, but he will be back Dec. 11 and will stay until after the New Year! Yeah!

Nov 21, 2007

It's Almost Turkey Day!

Our oldest human brother is home for Thanksgiving. He had to give a presentation at the local High School on Tuesday for Career Day so Mom made him stand still long enough to get a picture in his dress blues. He likes to have his picture taken almost as much as we do.
Here is also a picture of the front door of the our house after it was painted. We like our red door.
Hope all you pups and your people have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Ozzie & Rocky

Nov 17, 2007

Feeling Much Better

I'm feeling much better today. Mom called the vet this morning and he increased my medicine to 60 mgs per day. Hopefully this will do the trick. I have to go see him in two weeks for blood work. Lets all keep our paws crossed!

Not such a great day...

We enjoyed sleeping in our new bed until around 3:40 a.m. when Rocky had his first of three seizures this morning. They were about 20 minutes apart. He slept most of the morning after that and did not feel real good most of the day. We are playing and "fighting" a little bit this evening, and he got Mom to play Tug of War with him a couple times. She's gonna call the vet in the morning to see if he wants to adjust Rocky's medicine again.
On a good note our oldest human brother came home from the Naval Academy today to spend Turkey Day with us. We were very excited to see him and it made everybody feel alot better after our rough morning. We'll keep you updated with what the doctor has to say.


Our New Bed Arrived!

We got our new bed today and we really are enjoying it. Here is a picture of us settling in for the night. Do you think we should let Mom and Dad join us? We haven't decided...

Nov 16, 2007


Mom put our new coats on us before we went out in the yard this morning! It's about 46---cold for us southern doggies!

Nov 12, 2007

Sad things and good things...

Sad things first. We are so sorry to hear that our buddy Baxterman over at Raguspug has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Mom says it is o.k. for us to be sad, but she reminds us that our friend is in a good place where there is no pain. We will be keeping his family and his good friend Sugar in our thoughts...

Onto good things. They FINALLY finished up with the house on Friday. Mom promised us she will get pictures up soon. She says it really was worth all we had to put up with.

We are also having a new bed delivered this Saturday. Mom was concerned that the one we have now wasn't good for our backs and was keeping us up. We might let her sleep with us if she wants. Ha! Ha!


Ozzie & Rocky

Nov 6, 2007

Ready for Winter

Mom and Dad went to Petsmart for us over the weekend and we got a couple of cool new toys, some pig ears and matching winter coats. They also bought each of us a harness because Mom says it is almost impossible to walk us at the same time with our regular collars. Something about us getting tangled together . Whatever...

Nov 3, 2007

Ya Hoo!

Way to go Navy! Way to break Notre Dame's winning streak!!!! We are so excited! Our oldest human brother is a Midshipman at the Academy! Whoo Hoo!

Ozzie & Rocky

Nov 1, 2007

Case of Mistaken Identity...

While we would like to take credit for the pawsome Ozzie costume over at Ike's costume contest, we cannot. We do not know who that cool rocking little dude was, but it is not this Ozzie. Congratulations to you, whoever you are!

Also, happy wedding day to Ike and Martha. How exciting!

Ozzie (the other cool Ozzie) and Rocky