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Kelly's not doing so good. I just made an appointment with the vet - we have to be there by 9:30. He can hardly walk - front end. Right now he's taking mega doses of tramadol, as well as anabolic steroid, various joint supplements, etc. He's having a hard time seeing - got knocked hard by Bruiser this Am when he didn't see him, can bearly walk to the water bowl (which I can move for him). He's just not enjoying life right now. Don't know if the vet can pull off another miracle or not, but Kelly's well being naturally comes first. Please keep him in your prayers.
 

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Gayle prayers and good wishes coming your way. Keeping fingers and paws crossed that you vet can help him feel better.
 

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Poor Kelly! Many thoughts and prayers (((hugs)))
 

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prayers are going out to you all
 

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many thoughts and prayers your way..
wishing you guys the best
 

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Oh Kelly, please get well sweet boy... Will be thinking of you both Gayle and hoping that your beautiful boy bounces back...
 

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Thanks everyone - the prayers worked once again (along with the angel on Kel's shoulder).

1. She put him on Duramaxx, a drug I DETEST (I blame it for killing Too). She said they have a new protocal (half the dose Too was taking) and if it is working, I should start seeing some results by Thursday or Friday. As this point in time, I felt giving the Deramaxx a chance was far better than putting him down.

2. She said that Adequan injections needs cartilage to build new cartilage and Kel doesn't have any cartilage in his elbows. I don't know if you all will remember, but his arthritis is so bad in his elbows that it took a long time before they diagnosed his problem as arthritis because they thought he might have synovial cell carcinoma of the elbows.

3. She feels that his eyes weeping outdoors has to do with the retinal degeneration - that the bright Florida sunshine is bothering him a lot. So I'll be ordering a pair of Doggles with some sort of sunglasses for wearing outdoors during the day, and another pair with clear glass for wearing at night. This will protect his eyes not only from the sun but also from being injured if he runs into something.

Again, thanks for your prayers. I know Kel doesn't have a lot of time, but I want him to enjoy what little time he may have left, to have a quality life. I'm just hoping and praying that this will work for him.
 

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Gayle

{{{Hugs}}} for you and Kel. Hopefully this medicine will make him feel better.

Fingers and paws still crossed here with more prayers and good thought headed your way.
 

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I just ordered Kel's Doggles. I had to call a rep because I wasn't sure what to order. For daywear I got him the FLASH MIRROR and for nightwear he's getting CLEAR. The lens are interchangeable but I figured it would be easier to order two sets of frames so I got the red and blue. The red comes with SMOKE lenses and the blue with BLUE lenses - I'll donate these two sets of lenses to anyone who needs them.
 

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I hope your Kel is more cooperative with the Doggles than my Wooly Bear was!
 

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Oh, dear, I hadn't thought of that. Kel has always been MR. PERFECT and I never thought he might misbehave about wearing them. I hope not.
 

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I'm happy to hear Kel is doing better. He will probably think he's way cool in his doggles.

(We need a dog in doggles icon for Kel.)
 

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Of course Kel will be the Cool Surf Dude
in his doggles. The other Hooligans will be very jealous.

And of course, he remains in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of second-to-the-last bites for him, Gayle. (Since Honey has dibbies on Last Bites). They're very therapeutic.


Kelly.
 

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Originally Posted By: ArycrestOh, dear, I hadn't thought of that. Kel has always been MR. PERFECT and I never thought he might misbehave about wearing them. I hope not.
just keep telling him how handsome he looks and make a fuss.
they love flattery, too

dylan just loves when we call him "mr hollywood"
 

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I only just saw this. Wishing you and Kel success in overcoming this obstacle.
 

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Yikes Gayle, I am sorry I didn't see this sooner. Oh Kelly in doggles
I have been using Derramxx with Mas as well when he has a tough bout witht the back end.

I certainly hope Kelly feels better soon
 
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