aghhh

I am so bored!

As you all know, Khia has been down in the dumps ever since Mya passed away on 3/19/15. For half a second, everyone thought she was improving. Mom and Dad had been giving her extra special lovings and playing fetch with her outside every evening.

On 4/2/15, Mom noticed that Khia had a “lump” on her underside, just below her ribs. Khia does have fatty tumors on various parts of her body so although scary, Mom and Dad weren’t 100% freaked out (only 99%). Dad took her to the vet on 4/7/15 (the next available appointment) and by then, he thought it had shrunk a bit. The vet said to keep an eye on it and if it grew, to get her right back in. She said when masses are bad, they grow rapidly. She also said that Khia appeared to be a picture of health. That line in itself was enough to scare the poop out of Mom because that’s what the other vet told her about Mya 3 days before she died.

The vet did say that Khia seemed to be developing arthritis in her hips and her knees. Mom and Dad were not shocked by this because when Khia was a puppy, a vet once told them that her hips were already bad and she’d likely need surgery to repair them in a few years (she’s 9 now).

Khia was prescribed Deramaxx, an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) and the vet also suggested that we keep up with a chondroitin supplement. Seeing as she had been on Deramaxx for a week in February with no problems, Mom and Dad were satisfied.

On Friday, while Grandpa was here, Khia threw up the biggest throw up Mom had ever seen. None of her food was even chewed and it was hardly digested considering it had been 6 hours since she ate. About a month ago, Khia started eating Science Diet Adult formula instead of Science Diet Adult Light because her weight was starting to get a bit low (72 lbs). Immediately after throwing up, Mom and Dad decided she was going back on her old food. If for no other reason, she was going back on her old food because she was up to 80 lbs when the vet weighed her. The vet said it’s the perfect weight for her but Mom knows its too much and is sure it has something to do with her hips and knees bothering her.

Mom also figured the Deramaxx had something to do with her stomach being upset even though she gets it after she eats her breakfast and not on an empty stomach. To be safe, they stopped giving her the Deramaxx until further notice.

Khia has been in so much pain that she is constantly panting – a sign of pain in dogs – (even in her sleep) AND she has been snapping at my tiny, cute little face when I try to get her to play or give her kisses. ME! HER BESTEST FRIEND!

Yesterday morning Dad couldn’t take it anymore and he gave Khia another Deramaxx. Can you guess what happened? Yes, Mom woke up to a huge puke puddle by the back door today. I, Khia’s knight in shining armor, woke Mom so she would know that Khia was sick.  Mom cleaned the mess and helped Khia up into the bed so she could lay with Dad since Mom had to go to work.

When Mom called to check in around lunch time, Dad told her that Khia didn’t even eat 1 piece of kibble from her breakfast. Of course, they agreed that Khia will NOT be getting Deramaxx anymore and Mom scheduled Khia another vet visit. Unfortunately it’s not until Monday afternoon. If Khia gets much worse before then (i.e., continuing to avoid food), they will walk her in as an emergency appointment.

This is all very upsetting. Khia has been pretty indestructible her whole life. She has eaten cold medicine left out by irresponsible teenagers (Sudafed to be exact), pieces of a tuna can (the actual metal), aluminum foil, the disgusting pad that is found under raw meat bought at the grocery store, and many other things that would kill most dogs if they ate it and didn’t have some type of surgical intervention. None of it even gave her the runs!

I don’t want her to be sick anymore. I want to see her happy. I want to play! If you could all say a little prayer for her, that would be great.

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About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. fredrieka says:

    ohhhh noooo whoooooooooo nooooo so sorry

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  2. maabbott3 says:

    I’m sorry Khia isn’t feeling good. We will be praying

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  3. Sendin Khia some prayers.

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  4. Sorry Khai is sick. I would call the vet and tell them she is not handling the deramaxx and have them report it to Norvartis and they should credit you back the price of it and get you a different Nsaid that will be tolerated better.

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  5. Frankie and Ernie says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww Noodle…. We are so very much sorry to hear that Khia is now adjusting to the loss… Maybe she needs a Change of Scenery or somethingy… Like a walk in the park or around some place to smell the spring Flowers… Poor Khia… we hope that she is feeling better soon… POTP fur KHIA… and some good strong Dachshund VIBES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Feel Better SOON Khia NOODLE wants to PLAY.

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  6. corkscot says:

    Noodle please keep an eye on Khia. Siblings play a big part in your life. We are sending good vibes to you.

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  7. OH NOES! Oh Noodle, good job keepin’ an eye on Khia, and I’m sure you’ll continue to be a very good furiend and alert your peeps to any problems. You tell Khia that we are all thinkin’ of her, and sendin’ TONS of POTP and healin’ vibes!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  8. My Mom says dogs stop eating for lots of reasons. Let’s hope it is just the meds making her tummy upset, which isn’t good, but better than other reasons. If she still isn’t eating tomorrow, it would be a good idea to have the new tumor biopsied. Even just a needle biopsy. Mommy and I will pray for Khia, for sure. Noodle, dear, you hang in there and be a good boy while your mommy takes care of your best friend. Hugs and licks.

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  9. Good grief…your friend is sick…this just will not do!! Khia, you are still a young dog and don’t need this crap in your life. Kali and I will be purring for you from now on and for you to Noodles because you are so upset. We’re with you my friend.

    (((Shoko)))

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  10. Cupcake says:

    Oh, Noodle. Mom and I said some prayers for Khia and for her doctors and your parents and you. We’ll say some prayers for her every day till she’s better. Hang in there, buddy. We’re sending happy healing thoughts.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  11. Oh no, Noodle! That sounds awful. It sounds like that medication just does not agree with her. My People and I will be thinking good thoughts for Khia and all of you.

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  12. raisingdaisy says:

    Oh no we’re so sorry to hear Khia isn’t well. We know how scary that is. We’ll say many prayers for her and Daisy sends special Havachon healing hugs too. We’ll be thinking of you all.

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  13. I’m so sad with you Noodle…. your best friend shouldn’t be sick… I cross my paws and I send you all my hope ….Please Mr. Vet help Khia ….

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  14. Princess Leah says:

    Oh poor Khia, Oh I do hopes she feels betters soon, lots of paws crossed and very best wishes coming from here.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  15. Deb says:

    Saying a prayer for Khia … 🙂

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  16. fredrieka says:

    poor baby so much pain and being sick like Old Cissy gets 4 small meals a day instead of 2 meals a day because she has stomach issues she is 13 years old way older than me I am only 2

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  17. We’ll be sending prayers and hugs for Khia…..we hope nothing BAD is wrong with her – it’s very sad when your best friend is sick.

    Hugs, Sammy

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  18. We’re sending lots and lots of prayers to Khia…and a lot of pawhugs too. Hope you’re feeling better real soon….

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  19. Feel better Khia! We’ve got our paws crossed for you here and are sending hugs to your family bcuz we know they are most worried.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  20. colinandray says:

    Hi Buddy. My Mom and Dad and of course me, are with you. A special deep WOOF! for Khia from me.

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about Khia, Noodles! If your mom and dad want to keep her on anti-inflammatories, there are several others they could ask the vet about. My Rocky took Rimadyl. There’s also Previcox. And worst case scenario, the vet could always give her an anti-nausea medication so that she can take her current anti-inflammatory. (My shepherd, Niko, had to do this for a little while.) Also, Rocky took a chew that had condroitin and some other joint supplements in it. He responded very well to it.

    I say all of this only to remind you to not give up hope and to stay positive. Your mom, dad, and Khia need you now more than ever. Sending love, positive thoughts, and a ton of puppy power to you all!

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  22. stella rose says:

    Oh Noodles we are sending you all our prayers and hugs and good thought for Khia….stay strong mom.
    stella rose

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  23. We hope your friend Khia is okay!

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  24. Nylabluesmum says:

    *wipess teerss frum eyess*
    Oh No no no Khia gurl pleezee do not give up!! Pleeze little gurl get bettur!
    Noodle yur mee best furend an mee wood bee deevastated if you got so sick so mee can eemagin what yur feelin rite now…
    Wee will purr an purray an lite sum Inncense an pur an purray sum more OK????
    Sendin ❤ LUV ❤ an healin to sweet Khia ❤
    ***nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry an {{{huggiess}}} LadyMum

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  25. Genis LeyNel says:

    Oh no, that’s very unsettling. I hope she’ll be better soon.

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  26. We saw that Khia is in need of some prayers and POTP. We are sending some of our super strong pug POTP for her.

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  27. We came to bring Healing Pawkisses to your furriend Khia to make him feel better soon ❤ ❤ ❤

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  28. DezizWorld says:

    Aaaaaaaw Noodle weez’ll be purrayin’ fur sure. Purrayer works and can change fings. Weez sure hope tha can find out what’s wong soon and can fix her. We know yous luv her and just wanna play and luv on hers, so just be patient.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  29. Noodle, please ask your Mom to give us all an update. We are all worried and care so very much. ❤

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  30. prayers and positive thoughts for a full recovery headed your way.<3

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  31. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man says:

    We will be saying prayers for sweet Khia. Hugs and nose kisses for you both! Chancy, Mumsy and family

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  32. LB Johnson says:

    Big hugs and all the prayers we can muster. Abby the Lab and her Mom and Dad

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  33. Aw…Noodle, sending positive healing energy that your BFF gets better soon. Big hug and ear scratches for you both.

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  34. KB says:

    I’m new here but I saw your blog on the POTP blog. I just wanted to say that I am sending Khia the power of the paw. I really hope that things get better very soon.

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  35. tweedles says:

    Here come some prayers,, and POTP from me too!
    love
    tweedles

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  36. dog12 says:

    Aloha Noodle,

    Thanks for stopping by. Just sent virtual “get betters” to your friend. Hope it works!!!

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