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Lisi had a culture of the anal glands last week & we are waiting to see what is up. She has been having issues & has had 2 different antibiotics in the last month---neither of which have helped. We are awaiting the results.

Kitzel continues to have what first seemed like cognitive disfunction---awaking all hours of the night & waking me. He is due for another US of the abdomen this week & then next week he will see a vet specialist in eye issues (we have waited almost 8 wks for this appt). He was also tested for Cushings again & was negative. Something is going on but ?. He gets anxious if he can't find me. He runs into the room where I am & does not seem to recognize that I am there. If I speak to him he anxiously looks around---is it his ears, his eyes? Hopefully we will get some clear info soon. It is hard to see his so confused & hard not to get a good night's sleep. We have increased the metacam he gets before bed & that seems to help but not every night. It is hard to see them age! Please pray for wisdom in our search.
 

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Lisi had a culture of the anal glands last week & we are waiting to see what is up. She has been having issues & has had 2 different antibiotics in the last month---neither of which have helped. We are awaiting the results.

Kitzel continues to have what first seemed like cognitive disfunction---awaking all hours of the night & waking me. He is due for another US of the abdomen this week & then next week he will see a vet specialist in eye issues (we have waited almost 8 wks for this appt). He was also tested for Cushings again & was negative. Something is going on but ?. He gets anxious if he can't find me. He runs into the room where I am & does not seem to recognize that I am there. If I speak to him he anxiously looks around---is it his ears, his eyes? Hopefully we will get some clear info soon. It is hard to see his so confused & hard not to get a good night's sleep. We have increased the metacam he gets before bed & that seems to help but not every night. It is hard to see them age! Please pray for wisdom in our search.
Sending prayers for peace in your heart and home with these two lil babies. Hopefully you will get some concrete answers soon. It’s heart breaking to see them suffer …. If only, if only they could speak to us :(
 

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Oh Sandi, my heart hurts for you. Believe me, I know, how hard it is to watch them age. Praying this is just a temporary issue for Kitzel and that medication can help him. Hoping for positive results from the eye specialist.
 

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Sandi,

I am sorry they are going through this. K is not that old is he? Are the rooms darkish, could he be having night vision issues. Let us know what the vet thinks.
 

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Thank you Fahreen & Pat---just praying Lisi's cancer remains same & is not spreading---always a fear as the small intestine is not located far from the anal glands. We feel pretty blessed to have kept things at status quo for such a long, unexpected time. Hope this is not too much info but education is always a good thing---the anal fluid has been "green" for sometime which is totally not normal.
Kitzel is the puzzle at the moment--he is such a sweet boy & we have always taken that for granted as Lisi is so demanding & bossy but also in a totally sweet way! I can deal w/most things IF I know what I am dealing w/so I need some answers quickly.
 

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Thank you Walter---yes, the room is dark, but always has been---no change there. He & L both have cataracts but it does not seem too bad to me. He is 12 & Lisi iis 10 and will be 11 in early August.
I have been putting lubricating drops in both their eyes for a couple of months. I know exactly when his issue started as we were newly home from a month & a half away. He was ok while we were gone but as soon as we got home he started waking me 4-5 times a night. It is a puzzle.
 

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I'm sorry about your worries for your dogs! {{{{{}}}}}

One of my senior little non-Maltese dogs has become very hard of hearing. I just realized it a few weeks ago, so I don't know if it came on slowly or quickly. I am guessing slowly, since he's generally healthy with only one ear infection that I know of and that was years ago. Unlike Kitzel, he sleeps more soundly than ever, and when I talk to him he watches my face closely but does not respond to verbal commands. But he hears clapping and the other dogs crazy unison barking. I've started using gestures, and we have a routine of many years about when to go into crate, going out, etc. He does get upset if I go out in our big yard with him but go around the corner where he can't see me and doesn't hear me trying to calm him down. So I am kind of guessing that Kitzel's problem may not be a loss of hearing.

Are there any changes in the environment that might cause him to wake up during the night? A new neighbor, or traffic at night? Noisy pipes or heater?

I hope you get some answers and help for both of your little ones. {{{{{}}}}}
 

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Along w/the results for Lisi's culture we just got this partial msg from Lisi's vet:
"So Liesl grew 4 different bacteria from her anal gland material (you're right, it is BRIGHT green!!),"
She had a month of antibiotics (2 different ones x 2 weeks each) before this culture. She now has to be on 2 antibiotics at the same time for 2 wks to a month (we will see how she tolerates this). I think we then retest to see if these 2 were effective & decide if she has to be on them for longer.
I will go this aft. to pick up the meds!
 

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My ? when I see the vet will be "could the cancer be spreading?" I will remain optimistic for now! :)
I did some reading & apparently systemic antibiotics are not "overly effective" in this kind of situation.
 

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Hi Sandi I just saw the post, so sorry your going through this with your babies. Kitzel I think has eye issues why he looks around all the time. That’s what exactly your describing what my Cody did when he lost the eyesight. Cody also would wake me up at times at night and for him I finally figured it out that he was having gas pains in the tummy. I wonder if that’s what happening with your baby. It’s so hard when they can’t speak. I feel as these little one ages they get so much more clingy. Keep us posted I can’t wait until you see the eye doctor to get peace of mind on the diagnosis.I hope both your babies feel better soon!!!they are soooo lucky to have a wonderful loving caring mom!
 

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I'm sorry about your worries for your dogs! {{{{{}}}}}

One of my senior little non-Maltese dogs has become very hard of hearing. I just realized it a few weeks ago, so I don't know if it came on slowly or quickly. I am guessing slowly, since he's generally healthy with only one ear infection that I know of and that was years ago. Unlike Kitzel, he sleeps more soundly than ever, and when I talk to him he watches my face closely but does not respond to verbal commands. But he hears clapping and the other dogs crazy unison barking. I've started using gestures, and we have a routine of many years about when to go into crate, going out, etc. He does get upset if I go out in our big yard with him but go around the corner where he can't see me and doesn't hear me trying to calm him down. So I am kind of guessing that Kitzel's problem may not be a loss of hearing.

Are there any changes in the environment that might cause him to wake up during the night? A new neighbor, or traffic at night? Noisy pipes or heater?
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I hope you get some answers and help for both of your little ones. {{{{{}}}}}
I have the same concerns and so far they have not been resolved.
 
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