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RE: Internal Organs pushed towards spine

thanks everyone. I was having a "moment" when I posted. Both of my "boys" (they are 23 and 19) left home this year, oldest entered the Navy and the other has gone off to college in another state. Becoming empty nesters has been difficult for us. We were always involved in their activities. Now with the dog entering her twilight, it has been even more difficult for me. Luckily, the boys will be home for Christmas - college boy comes home next week for a month and then the Navy boy will get a week starting the 19th. I digress ... Thank you for your uplifting and positive posts. Just needed some reassurances.
ridingfamily4 12/05/14 10:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Internal Organs pushed towards spine

When she pushed her abdomen a certain way, Sammie winced in pain. Is the diagnosis most likely a mass? Is there such a thing as positional movement of the organs towards the spine? Isn't the pain significant? With the pain on palpation, 14 year old Boxer and symptoms an abdominal mass would be #1 on my list. Most abdominal masses are spleen or liver (but not all of them). Position can have some effect, but not usually towards spine unless positioning was really skewed. Hard to give any good advice, but the follow up suggestions by the vet are not out of line. Difficult decisions for sure. Doug, DVM Thanks Dr Doug. She did mention spleen or liver mass. But again, without the proper diagnostic tool, unable to make a diagnosis. It is not about the money, even if she has the mass, I'm not sure what we would do about it. Her quality of life is what is most important to me. I question putting a dog that old through cancer treatments, thinking if the cancer didn't kill her, the treatment might.
ridingfamily4 12/04/14 04:20pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Internal Organs pushed towards spine

Common symptom of thyroid is dog loses tail hair ie rat tail. MY dog was on seizure meds for 8 years. That is BS about quality of life. Your dog could have a seizure when you are not there and become seriously injured. I would have walked out and found another vet. My dog gets the same medical care I get for myself. I don't go to bad DRs and neither does my dog. Sorry, JMHO. She doesn't have a tail, so no hair loss. She has been on the Synthroid since being diagnosed. We did change her vet, which is why she is now on the seizure med. Thank you for your opinion.
ridingfamily4 12/04/14 04:15pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Grumpy's Garage

make sure to let'm know if your car is manual or automatic when asking for the proper windshield wipers
ridingfamily4 12/04/14 03:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sour Dough

check out Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs - all kinds of recipes. There is a Sticky that has many recipes archived. http://shavano.home.bresnan.net/Cooks/bread.htm#yeast including one for Rye bread!!
ridingfamily4 12/04/14 03:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Internal Organs pushed towards spine

I have a 14 year old (F) boxer named Sammie. We knew she has arthritis/spondylosis and has been on Tramadol and had been diagnosed with the thyroid issue a few months back and is now on Synthroid. She has also had seizures in the past and the vet did not want to put her on anti-seizure meds. saying it might take away her quality of life. We took her in to the vet earlier this week, she wasn't eating/drinking well and had vomited. She had another seizure. The vet manually checked her abdomen, did blood work and took xrays. When she pushed her abdomen a certain way, Sammie winced in pain. Blood work came back all normal. Xrays showed her internal organs are pushed up towards her spine. Vet said that it was either a mass pushing them up there or it was "positional" meaning the way she was sitting for the xrays made it look that way. Unless we were willing to spend another $450 (visit was already $550 - dr visit, x rays, blood work and new meds) and wait for the visiting ultrasound dr, there was not much more she could diagnose. Her pain med was changed and she was put on the anti-seizure med. She seems to feel better and is definitely eating/drinking better. I know 14 y/o boxers are uncommon and I know that cancer is a huge risk with them. Is the diagnosis most likely a mass? Is there such a thing as positional movement of the organs towards the spine? Isn't the pain significant? I asked these questions of my vet, but not sure I rec'd a good answer - if there is one without doing the ultrasound.
ridingfamily4 12/04/14 03:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: What's your favorite recipe using turkey leftovers?

Dave, I completely understand! We ate at my Sis-In-Laws house - no leftovers :( I want to cook for Christmas ... we will see!!
ridingfamily4 12/03/14 03:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Any beef short rib fans?

I had a few packages of the cross cut type given to me. I marinated in an asian salad dressing for 72 hours then put them on the bbq. Very thin cut, so only took a few minutes to cook. Delicious!! Served with long grain rice / quinoa mix, and grilled asparagus. Only marinated for so long because had an emergency the night I planned on cooking, then had plans for the next night so I cooked the 3rd night.
ridingfamily4 11/21/14 10:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Smoked Pie ........................

I just have to find out where he lives so I can move close by, come over and at least sample some of the great stuff he makes. It gets tough not to drool on the computer when I see these photos! I'm just going to drive to Sacramento and open the car window and smell my way there!! LOL!! :B
ridingfamily4 11/19/14 04:30pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Halloween dinner item

https://www.facebook.com/HalloweenPartyTheMovie/photos/a.137960292936987.27496.137889669610716/753071204759223/?type=1
ridingfamily4 10/22/14 04:02pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Pesto pizza pockets

Dave, pudgie pies are made using a pie iron. It's cast iron and you use bread with other things to made all sorts of pockets. I think what they are calling pudgie pie, I would call a panini.
ridingfamily4 10/07/14 01:36pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Travel Lunches Non-Heat Non-Fridge?

pasta salad - pasta veggies olives can add cheese / salami toss in your favorite italian/greek salad dressing or lemon and olive oil
ridingfamily4 10/07/14 12:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Travel Lunches Non-Heat Non-Fridge?

peanut butter (extra chunky of course) on a tortilla rolled up. Peanut butter without an ice cold glass of milk is just WRONG! LOL! I absolutely, positively, without any hesitation, agree ten times!! :) Peanut butter WITH a cold glass of milk is just WRONG! LOL I hate milk! I absolutely, positively, without any hesitation, agree ten times!! I HATE milk too!
ridingfamily4 10/07/14 12:26pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Please help...my burgers are tasteless

If you buy from a market that has a loose ground burger, preferably with a little pork in it, and it is 80/20 you're 75% of the way there. Never pack a patty, shape it. Don't make it too thin. Make a small indention with your thumb in the center. Flip it once and don't overcook. It must be a little loose and be packed to just hold together. As far as flavor goes,good burger doesn't have to have anything else. The flavor is in the fat and if its its there. I was going to say the same ^^^. I would add that for me, the best burger is med rare to med. I do season with garlic salt and pepper. I like my burger to taste like beef, not all the other additives - I add those on top of the bun.
ridingfamily4 09/20/14 02:30pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Can you recommend a EZ rice....

this doesn't help with your timing, but cooking your rice in broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable) gives it a much better flavor.
ridingfamily4 09/14/14 11:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: stuffed jalapeños (in a pinch)

italian sausage (I like the hot) mozzarella cheese italian seasoning garlic cream cheese to smooth it out parm cheese on top
ridingfamily4 09/09/14 01:18pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Last weekend scored on a set of Pyrex pots/lids

back in the late 80's, Pyrex had a line of pots and pans - I know because I requested them for my wedding gifts. I hated them! Used them a few times and then gave them all away!! I had trouble keeping temp - they always seemed to run hot - meaning burnt food. And the food stuck to them. Mine were a caramel color and there was another line that was cranberry colored.
ridingfamily4 09/09/14 01:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: From the Land of the Misfit Dogs...

our 14 y/o boxer is also a rescue. Rescued at 2 y/o. Best dog we have ever had.
ridingfamily4 08/30/14 02:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: RVs for dogs, no really

Did you know that a builder here in So Cal is also building homes with a Pet Suite (for an extra $30,000) "Knowing that pets are important family members, Standard Pacific Homes is introducing the first-ever in-home pet suite. It’s a pet paradise complete with puppy washing and drying stations, a cozy bed, a separate washer and dryer and customized cabinetry designed to keep the toys and treats of furry family members organized. "
ridingfamily4 08/11/14 04:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: “Perfect” traveling meals

I like finger foods that are easily eaten: hummus (I prefer the garlic flavored, but they make several kinds or make your own.) red pepper sauce (like hummus only made with red peppers) crackers or bread (I prefer sourdough baguettes sliced) cheese salame / summer sausage / rolled lunch meat olives pickles bagged, sliced veggies - carrots, peppers, grape or cherry tomatoes fruit
ridingfamily4 08/11/14 03:41pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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