First, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words – words of support, love, understanding, and encouragement. I am sorry we have been unable to respond to each of you but things have been a mess.

We got into the vet early yesterday morning. After an ear cytology, blood work, and urinalysis, it was determined that Mya has a double ear infection and a UTI. The ear infections caused the head tilt and walking in circles, UTI caused the 105.3 fever, all things together caused the disorientation and falling. Vet said she is surprised to see that Mya’s organs are functioning so well at her age and that she is super healthy aside from the temporary infections and it is not her time to go.

Yep. I was ecstatic with that news. Then last night happened.

Let me start by saying Mya is still with us. Yesterday evening at 6:45, Mya hadn’t woken up for dinner. I went to her bed and woke her, noticed she was shaking, and took her sugar – 440 – very high but expected with the infections she has. I administered her evening insulin shot and decided to wait on dinner for a bit to give the insulin time to work. During the time we were waiting, Mya became unable to stand. By 7:15, she was unresponsive, although breathing and still shaking. She was completely limp and her breathing minimal and shallow. After waiting 20 minutes to see if there would be a change, I called my dad and told him he should come up to say his goodbyes. We decided not to go to the Emergency Vet as it didn’t appear she had very long and we wanted to let her go on her own, in her house, with people who love her holding her. Around 9:30, she moved her head. We thought it was an involuntary twitch but then she did it again. Before we knew it she was crying and trying to right herself – she had to go to the bathroom. I took her outside and had to hold her up but she peed and pooped. Still extremely weak and lethargic, we went back inside and she got a drink of water but was still unable to eat. Her sugar was now down to 140 and we gave her some watered down honey via syringe to keep her from crashing. Around midnight, she became weaker once more and started to slip away again. I just kept holding her and telling her how much she was loved. By some miracle, she made it through the night. She woke up this morning able to stand and walk, sugar level 180, and even ate her entire breakfast. A call to the vet still didn’t illicit the suggestion of euthanasia. Hopefully today’s round of antibiotics will give her body the push it needs to heal. She’s not out of the woods…not even close. Again, we are asking for prayers that she is comfortable. If that means saying goodbye, we’re ready. At the first indication of pain/discomfort, we will take her to the vet one final time. If she wants to fight, we’ll help her fight.

I don’t have the attention span to help Noodle blog but felt that since you have all been so kind to stop by and check in, the least we could do was provide you with an update. Please know how very important you all are to us. You are truly invaluable friends and we are so pleased that we have gotten to know you.

2 years ago

2 years ago

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I am the proud Mom of Noodle the Schnoodle.

32 responses »

  1. Carol says:

    Thank you so much for the update. You all are in our thoughts. Please continue to keep us posted.

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  2. Princess Leah says:

    Mya sending you bucket loads of POTP sweetie, hang on in there!
    Lots of loves and hugs to your family
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. These precious dogs surprise us with their will to live. They give us great joy and rip us apart when it is their time to go. Prayers for strength and discernment for you and healing and peace for Mya.
    Lexi’s Mom

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  4. Sending love, hugs, and HOPE…………..

    Sammy and Mom Pam

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  5. Thank you for the update. That sounds scary, but it sounds like you are ready for whatever may come. We’ll be thinking of Mya and all of you.

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  6. stella rose says:

    We have been gone and missed that things were going on. WE are so happy that Mya is doing better.
    stella rose

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  7. Thank you for the update. We are keeping Mya and all of you in our prayers. Thank you for letting us see courage up close. Hang in there. xo

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  8. Frankie and Ernie says:

    POTP coming fur MYA…. Bless her STRONG Heart… and bless YOU fur helping her….

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  9. Sendin lotsa POTP.

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  10. Nylabluesmum says:

    Hello Samantha I am typing thru my tears…I don’t think I actually read the last part of the blog….too many tears to see thru’.
    You are a SAINT…someone beyond an Angel in my books!! I am praying for you to find continued strength to help sweet Mya & for Mya to make it thru the infections & get back to a stable state. Many people would have given up on her long ago but you have not & THAT LOVE is why she rallies….I watched Nylablue do that many many times. I KNOW you WILL KNOW when it is time to let Mya go to Summerland & all of us will be here to support you & comfort you.
    Please know you are not alone.
    Gentle {{{{hugs}}}} an lots of Love,
    Sherri-Ellen
    P.S.: Siddhartha Henry sends hiss meee-oohhmmmssss an *purrss* to Mya allso….

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  11. maabbott3 says:

    Keeping you in our prayers as you take care of Mya.

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  12. raisingdaisy says:

    Oh my goodness poor you and poor Mya. We are doubling our prayers and Daisy wants Mya to know she sends strength and love to her.

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  13. Oh Mya!!!!!!!! What a strong, beautiful, girl you are?? Lots of POTP heading your way from down under. Love and hugs to you all, Charlie.

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  14. Fozziemum says:

    We send all or prayers purrs and woofs Mya’s way..we are rooting for her here..just take care of home and hearth and the bloggy world can wait….much loves Fozziemum xx

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  15. cdog5 says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Mya. Here’s to hoping the antibiotics kick in and work. I know your vet gave you the diagnosis, but have you ever thought of canine geriatric vestibular syndrome? Our dog had it (twice, which is rare). It’s where a dog gets dizzy and lilts to one side, and often the eyes dart back and forth. The good thing is that it goes away after a few days or a week. Just wondering. My best wishes for you all. 🙂

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  16. Mrs P says:

    Sending you a huge bundle of love, kisses and hugs, best wishes for you all, from everyone at The Cottage On The Green xxxxxxx

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  17. I cross my paws for you and I hope Mya can win that fight. I know you are there for your little girl and I’m there too with my heart and in my thoughts. Hugs to you…

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  18. colinandray says:

    Hi “guys”: Ray and I are both with you all in our thoughts. Hang in there. You are doing everything you can and must leave the rest to Mya ………and God’s timing.

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  19. Oh my heavens! You’ve brought a tear to my heart; I can only hope my prayer in return makes a difference. Peace, love and healing energy coming your way with a sweet ‘digital’ ear rub for Ms. Mya. ❤

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  20. gahlearner says:

    Maia is crossing her paws, and I cross my fingers. I know how heart-breaking this is, let’s hope she gets better again.

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  21. DZ Dogs says:

    Hang in their Mya! Our hearts are with you. ❤

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  22. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Mya. Stay strong sweetie.

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  23. Oh noes! I heard abouts Mya on the POTP page, and I had to come overs and send all the POTP I can! I have all my paws crossed and I will send lots of healin’ vibes and AireZens!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. Sending POTP and hugs.

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  25. corkscot says:

    We are sending our thoughts and pryers for your whole family. Mya please get well soon.

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  26. Chef Sasha says:

    My paws are crossed for Mya and sending my best love.

    Loveys Sasha

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  27. We’re sending you our POTP, hugs, love and get well rayz for Mya!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  28. oh boy I didn’t realize what has been going on and I am so sorry, I hope she turns around soon. Prayers and hugs.

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  29. Sending lots of prayers and hugs for Mya. Get well soon.

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  30. Sending lots of Healing Pawkisses to sweet Mya. Hope she feels better soon ❤ ❤ ❤

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  31. Prayers and gentle wishes to you in this time of need. ❤

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