Boxer Breed Dog Forums banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
893 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi everyone, I feel so bad about not being on the site for the past few weeks. First my new laptop broke, then HP fixed it and it broke again. Then I found out it was recalled so I had to wait for HP to send me a new one ( after a lot of arguing).  I ended up in the hospital with my back. Ekim has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and Delila is doing well. I thought she was potty trained but she pooped on my bed a few nights ago. So I guess she is not. I hope we are finally all back to normal as it has been quite the ordeal. My poor Ekim is finally starting to feel a little better after 2 months of daily vomiting. He is no longer depressed and is acting like a puppy instead of a 5 year old. We didn't get the diagnosis of Pancreatitis until he had blood work sent to Texas A&M for a test called cPMI (pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity test). He was on steroids for a few weeks and let me tell you it was pure hell. He developed steroid rage, he became agressive toward Delila and his little friend next door, was food agressive , ravenous with food and water   and had to pee every 10 minutes 24/7. Not to mention the depression. All of this and my back started to give out. What a mess. On the upside of things I start a new job after being home for the past 4 years. I worked in the Trauma Unit of our Er for 30 years until my back injury. I have been so bored staying at home since my mom passed away and my youngest son moved into his own apartment, so I looked for a light duty job for an RN. They are not easy to find. I am going to do patient assessments ,supervise, and start Iv's, no lifting or prolonged sitting or standing involved. I am only going to be working a few days a week, but at $28.00 an hour that isn't to bad. The only downfall is I will be working 3-11 shift because I don't want the dogs to be alone so my husband will be home and it is only a few evenings a week. No week-ends, or holidays. I won't know how to act, after doing them for 30 years. I hope I will be able to do the job, I am a little anxious starting in a new hospital and not knowing anyone, and I will miss my babies, but I need to get out and actually talk with people. I am so surprised to see all of the new names, so many new boxer babies are on this site. I want to thank Willow and Rebecca for keeping in touch and asking about me, it is great to know that I have truely made some real friends here. Sorry this is so long, and I look forward to being on this site every day once again. BTW the Party Chat was wonderful last night, lets do it again.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,318 Posts
luann, no worries about being gone. you were not forgotten, i will admit i was a little worried though, glad that you and mr. ekim are feeling better.and so sorry to hear you were sick all this time! i cannot believe Delila pooped on your bed! maybe stressed out about the way ekim was acting and that you were not feeling well?we have alot of catching up to do!!
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Poor Ekim...roid rage...never thought I'd hear that  in a dog, lol...  I'm sorry about your back, but awesome you found a light duty RN job...they are hard to come by...my aunt needs light duty, can't find it so she's working for a degree in legal nursing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,592 Posts
Good to have you back!
Glad Ekim is starting to feel like himself again.
So sorry to hear about your back and laptop...hopefully things will be looking up and back to normal in no time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,661 Posts
welcome back luann! i am glad that you are better and delila is doing well. Poor Ekim, glad he starting to feel better!! we need updated pics though :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,692 Posts
Jeez sweetie when it rains it pours doesnt it..im so sorry i know that feeling well..i went through that a few months back..boy oh boy..my kidney stuff, the pnemonia b/c immune system was down, Isis got sick and then kids ...

i feel you !!

i am so glad you are feeling better and Ekim is too..i know how hard it is...we are all here for you...HUGZ from us..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,327 Posts
great that youre back. i was wondering where you had gotten to. Im sorry this has been a tough while for you but glad that things are getting back on track and Ekim is doing better. Im sure your new job will be wonderful and you can probably teach the newer nurses a thing or two! As for little delilah dont feel bad..i thought mav was potty trained and he peed in the bed in his sleep two nights ago lol. I guess hes 80-90% trained;) Good luck with everything and once again glad to have you  back!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,313 Posts
Welcome Back Luann! Sorry to hear about Ekim - hope he and you are back in tip top shape in no time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,306 Posts
It was soo nice to see you in chat last nite!!! Sorry we couldn't talk more, it was rather wild & crazy, but a lot of fun  :) Glad you are feeling better and how awesome about the job too.....Poor Ekim, that must have been really tough, sound slike he is starting to bounce back as well....Hugs to all of you and don't be a stranger!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,728 Posts
I'm so glad you're back :D I just said to hubby a couple days ago "I'm starting to worry a little about Luann, haven't seen her around lately" Sorry to hear you've had such a full plate, and no computer to get to the forum with 8O The new job sounds great, I always liked the 3 - 11 shift it's a LITTLE less hectic than days and you usually get to interact more with the patients. :D
Glad to hear Ekim's on the mend, poor guy. Did the steroids ruin his weight loss? If I remember correctly you were working diligently with him on that. Send pics soon of your beautiful pair, I've missed seeing them :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,429 Posts
Glad to have you back and that everything is beginning to turn around for you, Ekim and Deliah is doing well.  Your new job shounds like it will be fun and hope you will be happy there.  The chat was fun last night.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
648 Posts
Luann, welcome back was wondering what happend to you! Anyhow - we all come and go at times when life calls us to other things.....Sounds like things are getting back on track.. What's a little puppy poop! hhee
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top