From Our Family To Yours…..

Thank you for all of your kind words and condolences….. Friday was such a heart breaking day for us and Zeus will be missed terribly! He was loved so much and will NEVER be forgotten. I hope someday he and I will meet again in a far better place. Thank you all for following my blog and for your help in our quest to save him. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, fate has a different plan that just cannot be swayed. I will be continuing my blog in the future and will be writing when I have time to do so (between work and school, I have been quite busy). I will be writing stories about lucky, dog tips, anything that has to do with dogs, and of course about my memories of Zeus. I will be changing the name of my blog also but I haven’t come up with a name yet and want something unique, so I will have to think on it a bit. I hope you will continue to follow and enjoy my writings. Thank you again!
Melissa

Thank You!!!!

Zeus and Lucky reminding the neighbors to get a news paper today!

Zeus and Lucky Would like to remind everyone who lives locally to get your Westland Observer today

and check out the story about Zeus. Also, our family would like to thank all of the amazing people who have

visited our fundraising site and have made a donation! So far we have reached 28% of our goal, raising

$1,420! if you haven’t donated yet, and would like to, just visit my blog and click on the fundraising link.

Thank you so much for your support!

How Zeus Is Doing

For those of you who remember and have fallen in love with my Rottweiler Zeus, I want to update you on his condition…  As of tomorrow, we will be cutting his prednisone dose in half. Although the prednisone is keeping his pain under control and enabling him to walk, larger doses for long periods of time can cause major medical issues including diabetes and cushings disease. Because of this, Zeus’ vet keeps trying to get him to a lower, safer dose. Until we can raise the funds to provide medical tests to see what else besides the Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis is happening in his joints, prednisone is the only medication they can give him. In the past we have not been able to lower his dose under 20mg/day because he relapses causing the internal medicine specialist to think something other than the Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis is happening to his joints. They cannot put him on medication for this, other than the prednisone, until they know what else is happening to his joints. It breaks my heart every time he relapses because his severe pain and difficulty walking returns. I do everything I can for him to make him comfortable and give him the highest dose of pain medications the vet will allow, but still feel helpless because I can’t take the pain away for him! I can only hope and pray we are able to raise the funds to provide the medical treatment he so desperately needs so that we can improve his quality of life and allow him to do all the things that dogs love to do!

A Pillow For Your Weary Head...

A Pillow For Your Weary Head…