Monthly Archives: January 2014

More Good News

Chico took a trip this afternoon to see his regular vet, Dr. Gentinetta at VCA Causeway Animal Hospital, for a glucose spot check. With all that he’s been through the past couple of weeks with his surgeries, his glucose levels weren’t … Continue reading

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Return of the Happy Puppy

When Sean was working toward getting Chico his eye surgery, he may not have been aware of just how much post-op care was involved or how overwhelming it would be (administering eye drops and medication around the clock, dealing with … Continue reading

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On the Mend

I’m pleased to report that Chico is doing much better! This afternoon, he was released from the emergency animal hospital, where he had been since Saturday morning, and Mom and I are thrilled to have him back with us. Chico … Continue reading

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An Emergency Situation

The very last time I spoke to Sean it was about a week before he passed away. He was so happy, telling me about the donations he was getting through the fundraising site he had set up for Chico two … Continue reading

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Post-op Complication

Chico is suffering from his first—and hopefully, only—post-surgery complication. His colon stopped working. A side effect of the anesthesia and the pain medication he was taking is a “lazy colon,” meaning it doesn’t move the way it should. Chico’s vet, … Continue reading

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Getting Through the First Post-surgery Night

Last night was a very long night. So far, it seems Chico’s eye surgery went well. Dr. da Costa says that because the cataracts had been building up in Chico’s eyes for a while, the material that makes up the … Continue reading

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The Big Day

Every time I arrive at mom’s house, Chico thinks it’s time to go bye-bye. Along with barking and “talking,” he does this thing where he jerks his head to one side, as if to say, “Let’s go!” This morning when … Continue reading

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