Oddly enough, my prayers for last night were for Jake to have bronchitis or pneumonia. I mean he obviously has something, and those two things (or something similar) would likely only require medications. Unfortunately (I mean seriously, how crazy does it sound that I’m saying unfortunately), x-rays showed his lungs were clear.
We have a two-hour appointment next Tuesday with a specialist. While it’s not definite, it seems pretty likely that he will have a Rhinoscope (not on Tuesday, it would have to be scheduled a day or two later so they could do pre-surgical blood work). Obviously at the appointment on Tuesday I will over-stress and repeat over-and-over that Jake and anesthesia are enemies (and just when they think I can’t possibly tell them again, boom yes I can). Luckily, we have been to this most awesome facility before (Melvin had his spinal tap and MRI done there and he also sees the internist for his colitis). They take state of the art to a whole new level so even though I plan to throw out all the crazy-dog-mom that I can (I almost guarantee tears), I know he’ll be in the care of the very best.
In the meantime, Jake is spending the day at our regular vet. It gives me peace of mind to know that if he has an episode, someone is there to help him. I apparently have to work (boo!) so we can pay for all his fancy procedures.
I’ve been focusing a lot on Jake this past week, and obviously Melvin does not go unnoticed but long gone are the days of jealousy between them. Melvin, quite the opposite, has taken on the role of overseer. When I’m helping Jake during an episode, Melvin rushes over to lick Jake’s face. And if they are laying together and Jake shifts, Melvin moves to accommodate him. I wonder what Melvin senses about Jake during the episodes, if dogs can tell the other is in struggle. I just assumed that Melvin was thinking ‘how can he possibly honk louder?’, but now I think he knows something is up.
We’ll keep you posted! And stay tuned, I have an exciting photo shoot to tell you about! In the meantime, Jake wants to remind you all that even if you’re sick, you can still look cute!
Poor guy. We are thinking about you all as you go through this. It’s tough when our babies aren’t feeling well!
Right back atcha sister! Keep us posted!
We’re thinking of you and hoping all goes well with Jake!
Thanks love! We are doing the same for you guys!
Awww Jakey-Poo!! 🙁 Feel better little man…and your momma is right, you do look ridiculously adorable in that snood.
Pretty sure we have sold several SR snoods and collars at each visit this week!
Poor little guy; at least he has his mama and his big bro to see him through this. Also a about a baxillion fans pulling for him.
Thank you!!! Family and love is the best of all the medicines!
We have paws crossed for him over here. The momma knows the helpless feeling of the unknown and watching your pooch struggle. Sends lots of love and hugs from mom to you and the boys, love and smooches from me, and Amelia sends lovey smooches to the boys!
PS. Melvin and Jake are on Santa’s extra good list!
This might be the only time they are BOTH on the good list! 😉 Thanks for the support and the virtual affection!!
Poor guy! Keep you all in my thoughts and hoping for the best news possible!
Thanks so much! And thanks for reading along!
Best wishes for Jake!! Hope all goes well!
Thank you! I have communicated that I’m only acceptable to positive outcomes!
Hang in there! Sending positive doggie vibes your way!!
Thank you!!!! We are feeling it!
I’m sorry Jake I hope things turn around for you soon little guy, hang in there!
Hang in there, Jake! You have a very wonderful family to baby you and make sure your every need is taken care of while you’re under the weather. Sending love!
He is definitely loving the attention!
So proud of Melvin for taking up his brother’s cause! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for Jake (and sending some prayers up to the big guy too!)
Thinking of you guys!
Thanks! And thanks for the laugh this morning!
So glad Melvin is helping take care of Jake. 🙂 Hope it’s nothing major and Jake feels better soon!
Rock on!!! That is my hope exactly!
awwww, poor bird. i hope he feels better soon and that you can take a deep relaxing breath soon as well 🙂
Amen! We need everyone better and focused on less stressful things!
I hope you’ll consider asking a friend to go to Jake’s Tuesday appointment with you. My human mommy always finds it helpful to have a second set of ears and a little moral support. Take a lesson from sweet Melvin and the friend he has been to his brother Jake. 🙂 Paws crossed for you and Jake.
I hope you find out soon
Stop on by for a visit
Sending lots of positive vibes and thoughts your way Jakey!