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Almost lost our little friend, again

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Glad she made it. 

How old is she John?

 

 

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Great post. No one needs to wonder what kind of family little Tupa lives with. Your wife is indeed a very special human being.

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:text-coolphotos:             Tupa has a lot of love left to share, glad she is recovering. We are all proud of your wife for saving your beloved family member.      :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Little Tupa seems like she's right back to her old self this morning, prancing around like noth'n ever happened.

7 hours ago, Cvans said:

How old is she John?

She's almost 18.

 

Thinking about it now, this event was kind of her third do-over. When she was about 3 or 4, she fell down the stairs, broke her leg and had some other bad injuries. Most people were saying they wouldn't have payed the kind of money we did for her surgery. It was a few grand which we really didn't have at the time and almost couldn't get it together. It's worth every penny for all the years of companionship.

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Yeah Rosco’s seizures were bad enough and close enough he just couldn’t come back from them. When he got aggressive after them, we had to make the decision to have him put down. Hard but he didn’t have to suffer anymore. Glad Tupa is doing better. Kudos to your wife for hanging in there.

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2 hours ago, wallfish said:

She's almost 18.

Wow. You must have really taken good care of her over the years. Even for a small dog that's a long life. 

 

:text-bravo:

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That's pretty cool and kudos to your wife - pets give us a dedication almost no human can equal, nice to pay them back when you can. 18yrs is pretty amazing - you're blessed to enjoy a dog that long and hope she keeps going in the future. It's amazing what they do for us - I feel sorry for those that have never owned a dog .

 

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Tupa had another event yesterday morning. She has had a single seizure about once every 4-6 months over the last few years. Not sure what's changed or going on but now she's had 2 in a week. No tick or flea medicine, she's 90% an indoor dog. Luckily I was up early for work, came out of the shower and heard a short yelp just like the last time. Sure enough, she was loosing her life again but 5 minutes of CPR brought her back. Maybe she wanted to give me a chance to save her too. LoL  And just like last time, she's right back to normal after a few hours. It's interesting that people can breath and pulse the heart of creatures to save them. Mostly unheard of 10-15 years ago. It's also an incredible feeling to save the life of your loved pet. BTW neither of us has ever had any training, good thing we've seen it on TV.

 Now the problem is we're torn whether or not to keep this up if it happens again. The vet is telling us we shouldn't be doing it, most family and friends say the same thing.( People are funny when it's not their own pet). The decision would be easy if her quality of life was horrible or if she was in any pain or if she had any adverse mental effect, but there's absolutely none of that. Thus where our dilemma begins. Do we keep this up until she gets to that point? She could just pass the way we'd like to go, calmly and suddenly drop dead without any pain or drama. On the other hand, she's in reasonably good health for being 18, still prancing around the house like nothing ever happened and even went out for a little romp in the snow today. She doesn't see or hear as well as she used to but she's not in any pain other than some morning stiffness of the joints so why not keep her alive. We believe her old body can't handle the sudden trauma of a seizure anymore.

What would you do? Thoughts or opinions?

 

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