Author Archives: Kona

Chicks Dig Scars

This should leave a pretty bitchin’ scar. Too bad my fur will be covering it up.

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Check Out My X-Rays

These are the x-rays they took to determine which of my discs was causing the problem

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My Journal from My Hospital Stay

As promised, here’s a copy of the journal they kept for me at the hospital.

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Off to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic

So, it’s most likely a slipped or ruptured disc at this point. My parents had to bring me to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Casselberry this morning because I lost mobility in my hind legs. It’s basically like my rear end is drunk while the front end is fine. I haven’t lost control of my bladder or bowels yet, which is a good sign. One of the nurses was nice enough to let me borrow her laptop so I could make this update.

I’m on an IV for pain as well as nutrients. They’ve had to insert a catheter a few times to “express my bladder”, a rather unusual phrase. It’s really freakin’ uncomfortable, so they decided to just leave it in, which still isn’t comfortable, but better than insertion and extraction over and over. I finally got my appetite back late in the evening. The food here isn’t that bad, I don’t get why people always complain about hospital food. I’m feeling pretty loopy from the medication, so I’m signing off now. I’ll try to post a copy of the journal they’re keeping for me here if I can get to a scanner.

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Health Update

I went to the vet yesterday for a routine checkup and to catch up on all my shots. I’ve also been acting a little weird lately, since last Friday to be precise. I jumped on the bed Monday morning and seem to have hurt myself, but I’m not sure what I did. The vet thinks it’s either a pulled muscle, or a ruptured disc. Either way, I need to be on bed (couch, chair, floor) rest for the next 4 to 6 weeks. I’m taking anti-inflammatories and some pain medication, but it’s going be real hard not to play, jump on the furniture, or take walks for this long. Hopefully it’s just a pulled muscle, because a ruptured disc will be expensive for my parents.

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Dog Food

My parents switch me from Purina dog food to Beneful. I really like the Beneful, but I’ve had to poop more frequently, often 3 or more times per day, and I’ve had 2 accidents in the house since I started eating it. So, even though I really like it, it looks like I’ll be switching back to Purina. It’s probably better for me, and at least it has the meaty bits. It’s like eating all the marshmallows first in a bowl of cereal.

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Are You Going to Drink That?

Are you going to drink that?

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Flying a Kite

Flying a kite isn’t that hard. Heck, I’m a dog and I can do it.

Kona flying a kite

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Tell Me Some More of Your Awesome Stories Dad

story time with daddy

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Free Bird!

Check out my new Lynyrd Skynyrd shirt. It’s pretty freakin’ sweet.

Kona's Lynyrd Skynyrd shirt

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