View Full Version : Bentleys needed again for croydon it's not good

10-21-2015, 06:39 AM
Yesterday Croydon was a bit listless but ate his breakfast and drank some milk he was not too interested in dinner he ate a little. Today he started drinking water in excess and vomited it up twice. At first I just thought I would keep an eye on him for the day but he was too listless to go for his walk. Tonight he would not eat his dinner at all and it was his favourite turkey mince with veges. He then drank more water and vomited it up and would not stop panting just wandering around like he was drunk. I lay him down and felt all over him and he was very sensitive when I touched the area around his stomach and intestines. He then just dropped to the floor drooling. I immediately rang the big Animal Hospital and was told to bring him in immediately. He was seen as soon as we arrived and his temperature was up by 2 degrees which is not too good. They also noted extreme tenderness around the abdominal area and given the last 2 major incidents Croydon has had the first the lip of a yoghurt container tearing his stomach liner and the second toxic poisoning from eating industrial lime with a large piece lodged in the small intestine they are concerned. Obviously he has been admitted and tests will be conducted tonight and tomorrow to rule out certain things. I am praying he doesn't have cancer again. Well the one good thing is that on the 8th October the Pet Insurance renewed Croydon's insurance it was $1,200 but after they had paid out over $15,000 for his last admissions I am just glad they renewed him. Please send as many Bentleys as you can for my darling Croydon he is my world and I know he is nearly 14 years old but I am not ready to lose him yet he's my rock, my best friend and always there for me now I have to be here for him. I could just tell from the way the vet was acting that she was worried and it's really rubbed off on me ANNE AND A VERY SICK CROYDON

10-21-2015, 07:29 AM
Anne, we have our Bentleys on high power here for you and your dear Croydon. We are never ready to lose them, but if it is his time to go, then please know that he has had THE BEST life with you; no dog could be loved more, and I know he has been your biggest blessing and best friend, and you his. And that he will never really leave you, he will always live in your heart. Please let us know how he is doing, we are all here for you and Croydon.

10-21-2015, 10:00 AM
3 Bentleys on high and sending prayers and positive thoughts for Croydon and you. I know you must be terribly worried and am hoping it is nothing serious.

10-21-2015, 10:21 AM
River's Bentley is shing on high for Croydon.

Carol G
10-21-2015, 07:10 PM
Bonny's Bentley is on high and very strong positive thoughts from me for Croydon.

10-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Healing thoughts coming your way

10-22-2015, 08:47 PM
UPDATE ON CROYDON - Croydon has had a lot of tests done and it appears it is his liver that was from Blood tests his white blood cell count is very high as well which could be cancer but not positive He had a liver biopsy done and I am waiting for the results but they said he is very sick but when they know what the problems are treatment could be easy or it could be impossible so please keep the Bentleys lit he needs them more than ever now and so do I as obviously I'm a wreck Anne and my darling best friend Croydon

Carol G
10-22-2015, 09:25 PM
Bonny's Bentley is on high beam, and strong positive thoughts from me.

10-23-2015, 01:13 AM
Anne, 3 Bentleys are on high and positive thoughts and prayers coming to you for Croydon.

10-23-2015, 08:27 AM
Further update on Croydon well there is good news and bad news he doesn't have cancer or any infections. However his liver is failing and there is nothing much they can do about it. At the moment he also has pain in his joints but the medications they can give him are severely limited due to his liver damage. The one thing that can help slow down his liver failing quicker is increasing his diabetes incipidis meds to 3 times a day and there is one pain killer they can administer which can make him sleepy but all dogs react differently, some have no reaction at all just pain relief. Basically they will be making him comfortable and pain free. How long I have left with him is unknown. The specialist said it could be years or it could be much less but whatever I will always do what is right for my darling Croydon and if it is his time I would never let him suffer. I picked him up tonight he was so happy to be coming home with me and the special pain meds which had to be ordered in will be there for me to collect by tomorrow midday. I know when he is in pain he has this way of telling me he is lying down and he looks up at me and raises his paw up to me and just looks at me with teary eyes it breaks my heart. I guess we know each other so well it's the same when I'm not well he always knows and licks me and paws me or lays with me with his head on my lap. Croydon is one of those dogs with the weirdest, funniest personality ever. He is so smart and plans everything he does his main objective has always been ways to stop me going out from hiding one of each shoe of a pair how he works that out it beyond me, he tries to take my handbag outside the doggy door when he knows I am changing my clothes until I got a bag that wouldn't fit. And you all know about how he dealt with the mean dog next door pissing in his mouth after he had tried to befriend him for a year oh there are so many funny stories about him he really is a one of a kind dog that just loves people and other dogs. To lose him is going to take a huge piece of my heart away but I am going to treasure every minute I have left with him. Please keep the Bentleys lit and him in your prayers that I have a bit more time with him before he has to go to the Rainbow Bridge but I know Boo will look after him if that happens Anne and my best friend Croydon

10-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Anne, I know you will do the right thing by your boy, whenever the time comes, and maybe he will even pass peacefully at home; I know we all wish for that, when they have to leave us. You have a heart chock-full of wonderful memories of precious times spent with him, and that will see you through. You are so good for each other. And, I'm certain Boo is watching over both of you right now!

10-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Anne, we all wish our dog lived as long as we did, but we have to face losing them much sooner than we want. The main thing is that we want to give them the best lives possible and to keep them pain free until the end. Thank you for sharing some of the wonderful memories that you have of Croydon and cherish the time that you have left together. You have given Croydon a wonderful life and I'm sure he loves you as much as you love him.

Carol G
10-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Anne, you are doing everything you can for your Croydon, and he knows it. Bonny's Bentley continues to shine and continued positive thoughts from me.

10-25-2015, 10:51 AM
:bentley: Bentleys on high from Nash & Ginger!

10-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Four Bentleys lit for Croydon from Dusty, Roo, Bindi and Ekko in Minnesota

11-19-2015, 08:12 AM
Hi everyone I have been very upset of late but thought it was time for an update on my darling boy Croydon. He had a big set back the weekend before last he was on the floor panting, drooling and crying and he couldn't get up which was stressing him out. I had to get a neighbour to help me get him into my dad's car as it is lower than my 4WD and I had called ahead to the hospital and they were waiting for him when we got there. He was put on a stretcher and taken into the lift up to the Intensive care resus exam room. They gave him an injection to slow his heart rate and then did an emergency Ultrasound and X-Ray. The ultrasound showed the same results as the last one his liver was failing but the X-Ray revealed that he had a lot of inflammation in his joints which would be causing him a lot of pain. They said this turn is purely pain related so he was given a big injection of Methadone which worked wonders whilst it made him groggy he was able to get up and walk around. He was already on 100mg of Tramadol once per day. The big problem is they can't give him any arthritis medications as they will deteriorate his liver very fast. They have now upped his dose of Tramadol as much as they can safely for his liver 100mg tablet at night and a 50mg tablet in the morning and they have given me 5 injections of methadone to give him one if he gets extreme pain again however I have to advise them before I give it to him for a register as this is a controlled drug. I haven't had to use any of them yet which is good. The small increase in the tramadol seems to be helping a lot. However he now wants to come upstairs to be with me at night and he gets stuck at about stair 3 so I have to help him up then lift him up onto the lounge. I have been sleeping out on the lounge with him. He seems to want me there all the time and cries if I go to the shop or an appointment. I have really had to put my life on hold but I also want to spend as much time as possible with him. I posted his situation on Facebook and the replies from my old neighbours in Batemans Bay made me feel better. Mambo was his best friend before we got Brock they were the odd twins with the same birthday he is a wiry haired Jack Russel and is 2 years older than Croydon and also not well. His other friend Jenna another ACD is also in a bad way and Tanbark was the friend of Croydon's who was taken by a shark. Erica Mambos owner said well they are all old men and I have told her about the Rainbow Bridge "Well it seems that soon the whole gang will be back together again playing at the Rainbow Bridge I'm sure Tanbark is waiting up there for them to arrive. It made me feel better in an odd way because they were all together every day. I hope I have a lot more time with Croydon but when his time comes I will know he will be with his friends and that is a blessing. I will miss him so so so much and nothing will ever fill that void as Croydon is too unique and thinks he is a person. We have had a great life together and he's my best friend but no matter what his memory and his smiling face will never leave me. Anne and my darling Croydon whose left a pawprint on my heart

11-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Anne, I'm sorry to read about Croydon's latest setback and Bentleys are lit and am sending prayers and positive thoughts that the meds will help the pain. I hope you do have a lot more time with Croydon and you have been the best mom to him.

Carol G
11-19-2015, 05:26 PM
Anne, I'm so sorry Croydon has had a set back. Bonny's Bentley is on high.

Have you looked into laser treatments? I'm getting those for Bonny Zali and they do seem to be helping her. Acupuncture can also help with pain.

11-19-2015, 09:03 PM
You have been the best ever mom to Croydon. Whenever it's his time to go to the Bridge, he will literally have the best of both worlds - he will be with his buddies, but he also will not leave you, as he will forever be tucked inside your heart. We have our Bentleys on high here for your dear Croydon. I know that you will be there for him.

11-20-2015, 12:32 AM
Anne, I'm so sorry to hear about Croydon's setback. Prayers are ascending for you and there's a Bentley glowing for Croydon here in Nevada.

Pat & Cowboy Spike

11-20-2015, 01:39 PM
Anne, I posted on your FB page so I`m not going to repeat it here, I`ll get all teary-eyed again. Ricky doesn`t have a Bentley on his head but he has one on his chest. It must`ve slipped. Not sure if that counts as he`s not an ACD. It`s a rough ride but you know when Croydon eventually gets to the Bridge he`ll have a whole pack of buddies waiting for him with a shower of tennis balls and maybe a few marshmallows thrown in. From what you wrote about his antics he`s going to be messing with you big time. In the meantime, stay strong, he is.

11-20-2015, 09:07 PM
Thank you all so much for your Prayers and Bentleys Croydon needs them all. When I was at the hospital I saw his picture on the wall in the Intensive Care with Miracle Croydon written under it. They did that after he pulled through the impossible when he was so sick last Christmas and then came home and the day after he had a stroke. The first day he came in with such a high fever, toxic blood and industrial lime stuck in him small intestine they didn't think he would make it but he did. Then he had a stroke even I thought this is it but no he beat that and came out of it better than ever. I was thinking about that last night and thought he is just one of those dogs that doesn't give up so I hope he doesn't now. But by God I am going to treasure every minute I have with him he's done so much for me. You all say I have been a great mum but he has been one great dog and friend and has always looked after me through my darkest moments I owe him so much to me he is legend Croydon Anne and my fighter Croydon

11-22-2015, 02:24 PM
I am so sorry to read about Croydon.

Before I was a "dog person" I sure didn't understand how people felt such devoted love and companionship with them.
Now with having my dog River, she has become my faithful sidekick whom I cherish deeply and couldn't imagine not having her following me around.

I now understand now how devistated you are feeling and my heart goes out to you in this troubled time.
I will be giving strong prayers for Crydon to have peace and comfort with you while he is trying to recover.

11-23-2015, 08:49 PM
I've been away for a couple of day and was so worried to open this thread. He's hanging in giving you a few more fleeting days/weeks/months to love all over him. I'm proud of you for how much you adore this boy - soft Bentleys on glow from Titan and Bandito.

11-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Thanks Gill I know even though we have not met we have a special bond and somehow our dogs became friends even exchanged letters it is comforting for me to know that Boo is at the Rainbow Bridge with my friends dogs Tanbark and as of yesterday Jenna a rescue ACD I took in as a foster and she found her forever home with my neighbours but she passed away in the loving arms of her family at home with the help of the vet yesterday and I know Tanbark will be happy to see her and Boo will fall in love with her on sight. I will have a look at my facebook page now and then I will be in tears to. I now know how hard it was for you. The specialists have upped his Tramadol from his normal 100mg at night to an extra 50mg in the morning and he seems happy and comfortable and is eating well but gets tired very quickly. He can only go for short walks now he just doesn't have the stamina anymore but he can jump up on his lounge in mum and dad's lounge room. The vet gave me the nicest card signed by all of them and it said "I asked God for a best friend and he sent me an Australian Cattle Dog" Anne you have the friendliest, funniest, won't give up dog that has ever come through our doors and over the years we have come to know him well he is a pleasure to know and we hope you will have a lot longer with him from everyone at Cremorne and Crows Nest Animal Hospitals. That was so nice of them and that made me cry. I will keep you posted privately and I will update on here as often as I can if there is any change which could happen at any time that is the scary part for me. Croydon doesn't know he is a dog he thinks he's a person and to me he is. My prayers were answered I got an Australian Cattle Dog and there is not anything I would change about him ok he's different, does the weirdest things but he has a big heart and a great personality and just loves people what more could you want in a dog but he does know when the people are bad he has proved that so he's smart but you need that I love him to death and his loss is going to take a big part of my heart. Hey Gill Ricky is just as much a friend to Croydon as Boo was it doesn't matter if he's an ACD or not so don't you ever think anything different. Your always friend Annie and one fighting dog Croydon

11-25-2015, 10:10 PM
No, Ricky is not an ACD but he thinks he is and he has brought some of Boo`s traits into my house, ie: follows me into the bathroom, warms up my spot on the bed before I get there..when I`m waking up in the morning he decides to scratch. It`s better than a Holiday Inn massage bed. Plus you don`t have to pay for it.

11-25-2015, 11:56 PM
Gill Ricky can be an ACD if he wants to be and so can any dog they are a dog that is loyal to a fault and a best friend and Ricky is that to you. It actually sounds like the soul of Boo has invaded Ricky and bought with it all the good and funny traits that Boo had and my memory is long. I remember all the funny things that Boo used to do and it sounds like Ricky has started doing some of those. He is loyal to you and a great friend to you and came to you right at a time when you thought you were not going to get another dog but I think someone up there sent him to you and he has done wonders for you. Your whole outlook changed and that's so fantastic. Boo sent him Gill so he's an ACD inside a different coat and a great dog. I was so happy for you when you kept him and he loves you Gill what more could you want. Croydon would love a letter from him for the fridge before he joins Boo maybe Ricky will consider doing that I know he's smart. Take care my friend and I loved your Facebook post for Croydon thank you Anne and my still fighting hard Croydon

11-29-2015, 09:41 PM
I everyone well Croydon has had some bad and some good days but he's very clingy and doesn't want to leave my side. He knows he's not well and I think he also wants to spend as much time as he can with me damn it he's so smart. The increase in his meds has made a difference he smiles a lot now and it's lovely to see while my heart is breaking. His recent blood test showed further deterioration of his liver I just cried when the vet told me and said how long does he have? She said Anne with Croydon who knows he's such a fighter it could be a while or his liver could just shut down and we can't tell you when and if this will happen. With him the deterioration could just stop who knows there is no test for that. So my decision is to just think of what my old neighbour Erica and Gill said that Croydon has so many friends at the bridge he'll be fine. I keep thinking of that sign my girlfriend in Austria has Without my dog my house is clean, my wallet is full but my heart is empty and that will be oh so true. So many of you have been through this and I realise now just how hard it is. I will pray I have more time and just love him well I have always loved him he's taken care of me for a long time but now I give it back keep the Bentleys lit in case he needs to be guided to the bridge Anne and my best friend Croydon

11-30-2015, 01:27 AM
Anne, I'm praying that you have more time with Croydon and being the fighter that he is who knows how long that is. You have given him a good life, been beside him when he was sick and now you will cherish each day with him. He loves you and he knows you love him and that is all that matters. When the time comes 3 Bentleys will be lit here to guide him to the Bridge where his friends will meet him.

11-30-2015, 08:27 AM
Your Croydon will have a very bright path to follow to the Bridge whenever the time does come, as he has so many friends with shining Bentleys, both in person and online, that I don't think the days will ever get dark for him. They may seem that way to you for a while, but if you keep remembering him smiling in the shine of all those Bentleys, I think it will help get some light back into your life as well. In the meantime, I know you will treasure every minute with your boy, and will spoil him rotten until the moment he draws his last breath. What a lucky boy he has been!

11-30-2015, 09:37 PM
Thinking of you and Croydon.

11-30-2015, 11:50 PM
A bentley from blue, three white dogs glowing, and a bentley from Cow at the bridge to help him when it is his turn.

11-30-2015, 11:56 PM
On a happy note for once I am putting aside all of Croydon's problems today because today is CROYDON'S BARKDAY He has reached another milestone in his life and is 14 today now I am praying that at this time next year I will be writing the same message announcing CROYDON'S 15TH BIRTHDAY. SO HAPPY BARKDAY MY DARLING, MY BEST FRIEND, MY ROCK YOU DESERVE ALL THE TREATS IN THE WORLD TODAY LOVE MUMMY

12-01-2015, 12:45 AM
Happy 14th Barkday, Croydon!

Carol G
12-01-2015, 01:04 AM
Happy 14th Croydon! Enjoy all your birthday treats!

12-01-2015, 01:09 PM
YAPPY BARKDAY, CROYDON!! You are sooo loved!!:partay

12-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Yappy Barkday, Croydon!! Hope you have a great day and get lots of treats!! Shriek!!!!!

Pat & Cowboy Spike :pawup:

Allison HB
12-01-2015, 10:11 PM
Anne, Croydon reminds me of my first ACD Pika. She was tough as nails about injuries and such, to the point that her vet commented "ACDs basically need their people to remind them they are not indestructible". She once dove for a tennis ball, planted her nose in the road and snapped off an incisor. She came back to me with the ball, blood pouring down her chin, happy, tail wagging, raring to go again. There was one year I must have spent $10,000 (worried, but happily) on her vet bills for an amazing array of unrelated health problems. I jokingly referred to that particular year as "the year of the Dog". On one nighttime walk along our deserted road, she was kicked by some unknown animal (moose? pony?) in just the right spot to shatter 6 teeth scattered all over her mouth. She didn't let on at all, just ate her dinner as if nothing was wrong. I noticed the bloody gums later. 6 tooth extractions. She never stopped eating. She was attacked by a loose neighborhood dog and needed stitches to close a vein in her neck...She never even whimpered so I didn't know she was hurt until the blood soaked onto her bed that evening. She tore a ligament in one hip and ended up with an osteotomy. While she healed I had to carry her in and outdoors and keep her on a 6' lead because she'd run off after a squirrel without batting an eye. She went missing one horrible day and night and was found bleeding internally and shocky under a neighbor's tractor. Spent 10 days in ICU for a raging infection mystery that was never solved. She ended up with IBS, an infected anal gland, leaky salivary gland, and diabetes at age 13. Nothing seemed to stop her until the day before I had to fly her to Juneau for her final trip to the Bridge. That was the only flight she didn't spend watching the birds float by outside the window. She amazed everyone at the clinic for years. I wish both of you peaceful days!

12-02-2015, 01:25 AM
Allison HB Pika sounds just like the fighter my Croydon is with all that has happened to him starting at 16 weeks his first surgery he had a grass seed in his cheek that ended up looking like he had a golf ball in there, He then visited my parents at 1 year old and stayed the weekend while we went to a wedding when we got back dad said he was running around the yard and tried to leap over the garden bed and hit his front leg and was limping a bit it didn't seem to be bothering him he was still running around but when we got home to Batemans Bay I noticed he was still limping and carefully getting off the lounge so I took him to the vet this was 3 days later. The vet thought it was just a sprain as he was running around but X-Rayed it anyway and found it was broken I nearly died feeling terrible that my darling boy had a broken leg and I had waited 3 days to take him to the vet so there he was with his plaster cast all he wanted to do was eat it off. I put one of our Police socks on it and taped it and changed it every day they were free anyway well the cops paid for them because he had chewed them and I washed them over and over until they were useless. He had his fair share of paralysis ticks but I checked him daily and always got them off and he was on Proban for them as well. When my marriage broke up we moved to Sydney he was so depressed he lost his 2 acre yard, his best pal Brock my other ACD who stayed with my ex, his chooks, his buried bones and all his pals down there. He was then diagnosed with diabetes incipidis which is incurable and requires minirin tablets 3 x daily and they are expensive. I then took out pet insurance thank God. The next disaster was he ate a yoghurt container he got out of my parents bin the lip ripped his stomach lining he nearly died. Oh before that he had 2 mastcell tumours malignant requiring massive surgery he had tissue the size of a large rock melon removed. Then he ate industrial lime something my poor 90 year old father has never forgiven himself for the vets didn't think he would make it through surgery to remove a piece that was lodged in his small intestine but he did even with a temp of 40.5C that was last XMAS day. He came home NYE. Then NY day he had a stroke again they didn't think he would make it but he did.. Now his liver is failing but he carries on as if nothing is wrong again they tell me he doesn't have much time left but with him who knows. I am going to be positive like he is. Anne and my fighter Croydon the wonder dog

12-02-2015, 01:36 AM
Hi everyone I would like to thank everyone for your BARKDAY wishes to Croydon. His best pal and twin Mambo who has the same birthday as Croydon turned 17 yesterday. Mambo is a Wiry Haired Jack Russel talk about the odd couple but they used to be joined at the hip. They sent pictures and barkday wishes to each other yesterday it was so cute. Erica Mambo's mum sent a video of Mambo yesterday when they were all singing happy birthday to him he was running around in circles, tail wagging for a 17 year old dog he is amazing. He was totally immuned to the paralysis tick, he could kill a snake no problem he was so funny I would wake up and find Mambo on my pillow next to me he had let himself in the doggy door so he could sleep with Croydon. I have been trying to post pictures on the site but have not been able also I have been unable to put any of the icons on like the Bentleys, paws up, birthday hats nothing and for some reason it becomes really hard to even type it all of a sudden goes really slow and hard to make the letters go on the screen and sometimes it starts off with the word going vertical down the screen has anyone else had these problems? Anyway thanks again to all that wished Croydon a happy Barkday for his 14th Anne and Croydon

12-02-2015, 08:17 AM
Anne, I haven't had the problems with the computer that you are having...I would say to do a clean-up, clear your cache, cookies, history, run a full virus scan, and then restart your computer.
So glad to hear that Croydon had a great barkday with his buddy.:pawup: For all he has been through, he is one amazing superdog.

12-29-2015, 04:48 AM
This will be quick post as I am very distraught and crying. Croydon was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit at the animal hospital last night in a serious condition. I am just waiting for a verdict and will report when I know more he needs many Bentleys Anne

12-29-2015, 11:12 AM
Anne, all of our Bentleys are glowing here for Croydon, and for you. Even if they have to be soft ones to let him find his way to the Bridge, you know that we love you both, and we know your heart is hurting. Please let us know what happens. We are here for you.

Carol G
12-29-2015, 01:28 PM
Bonny's Bentley is shining and positive thoughts from me for Croydon.


12-30-2015, 01:09 AM
3 Bentleys shining in Indiana. Prayers and positive thoughts coming to you and Croydon.

12-30-2015, 03:13 AM
Poor Croydon and you :-(. I'm so sorry to hear that he was doing so poorly last night.

River's Bentley is shining and you are both in my prayers.

12-30-2015, 12:23 PM
Bandito and Titan's Bentleys are shining bright from Calif.

12-30-2015, 04:47 PM
Bentleys shining here. Hugs.

01-01-2016, 02:38 AM
I have just got the best New Years news ever and my Croydon has dumbfounded the Hospital staff again. He responded so well to the heavy drug therapy they gave him intravenously and the methadone drip for pain which they reduced to a level that will equal the pain relief meds he will be on at home that he can be released to my care for his recovery. He had a heart attack not long after we bought him in but they got it in time. He had also been eating grass mixed with weeds that were not good. So he was on fluids the whole time. I really thought this time I was going to lose him. Actually on the first day so did the doctors. As I told you last Christmas when he ate the industrial lime they put a photo of Croydon up in the hospital with Miracle Croydon written under it now they have added TWICE. The downside is the pain meds he is on will not be enough after a few months and he will then be put on drugs to keep him comfortable after that he will have at the most a year to live. But at least I know and can prepare for it and just enjoy what time I have left with him. I have been like a mad women pulling out every weed visible in the garden and all the bad grass so this can't happen again. I am giving him his injections at night and all his meds which they knew I could do which is why he has been released to my care rather than him staying there. Oh boy the pet insurance company is not going to like me. But for at least the next year to 18 months I will have my baby with me and that is what is most important to me. Thank you for all your support and Bentleys because I think the power of the Bentley Is stronger than we realise. Anne and Miracle Croydon

Carol G
01-01-2016, 02:49 AM
Wow, that is wonderful news Anne! I am so very happy to hear this, and so happy for you and Miracle Croydon. What a great way to start the new year!

01-01-2016, 10:25 AM
Anne, I must admit, when we did not hear from you for a few days, I started thinking the worst. But your Miracle Dog has come through again - the power of love, I think, is stronger than any, and you two have it in spades. So glad you have some time with your boy.

P.S. I think we are going to start calling him "MC". ;)

01-01-2016, 12:09 PM
Anne, that is the best news ever! Croydon is indeed a miracle dog! Liek Ei, I was worried about the outcome when we didn't hear an update. Cherish this time, take lots of pics and who knows, Croydon might prove everyone wrong and have much more time with you :)

01-01-2016, 12:21 PM
Such good news to have some more time with your beloved!

01-01-2016, 01:25 PM
What great news to start out the New Year ! I'm so happy for you and Miracle Croydon. :D

01-02-2016, 01:55 AM
Thank you all for your support and good wishes for my miracle Croydon. He's been resting well on his bed but insists at night that he come upstairs with me so I have to carry him up thank God he only weighs 30 kilos now. The pain medication is working well and the longer that works the longer I have with him because once he goes onto the '"Keep him comfortable" meds he has a year at most because of the side effects which will be worse for Croydon because of his liver damage. But he is eating well that is his new diet for a couple of weeks still fish in the morning and chicken and rice for dinner. He is happy though and always has a kiss for me and a paw up he is a real fighter he does look funny with all 4 legs shaved a bit like a poodle and a big chunk of fur shaved off his side and stomach where they did the ultrasound so he's a patchwork dog. Littlleroads you mentioned you thought the worse when you didn't hear from me for a few days believe me for those few days he was knocking on deaths door and I was so worried. That overnight recovery took everyone by surprise the entire staff and me. They can't work him out most dogs would be dead for sure with what Croydon has been through but he just keeps on fighting. Yes he is very loved not only by me but by his grandpa and grandma to he and my dad have developed a very special bond which is lovely. Dad has a bit of a laugh now because he is 91 but he says I'm not the oldest one in this house Croydon is. So now I have time with him and I also have time to prepare myself for him going to the Rainbow Bridge and now that I know it is coming peacefully I am at peace with it and I will enjoy all the time I have left with him. So once again thank you no doubt he will wait until next Christmas to do something crazy again. So I have my great start to the New Year and Croydon and I wish you all the best NEW YEAR EVER HERE'S TO A GREAT 2016 Anne and Croydon

01-03-2016, 04:54 PM
Happy New Year, Anne, and thank you for the wonderful update! Cheers to you & Croydon!


01-13-2016, 10:53 PM
A further update on Croydon he's doing great and the increase in his Tramal SR 100mg to 2 times a day has made the world of difference. On another note tonight I get my first foster puppy she is around 3-4 months old and I have named her Kaylin. Di Edwards and Susan Trainer the co-0rdinator for fostering for AWDRI inc asked me to pick a name that hadn't been used before so I made one up Kaylin and they seem to like it and I hope all of you do to. As soon as I get her I will take photos and start a new thread for her. I couldn't take in a grown dog as a foster because Croydon would think he was being replaced. He is a very smart dog and he knows he is not well but a puppy is different. Croydon who doesn't know he is a male dog he was desexed so young at 6 months of age in fact Croydon doesn't even think he is a dog he thinks he's a person. Croydon tends to take care of a puppy like he does his big teddy bear licking them clean and teaching them all his habits now that I will have to monitor I really don't want Kaylin to learn all of those. So wish me luck in my new venture which I am really looking forward to. With everything that has happened it will be really good for me and I believe also for Croydon will report back soon Anne and a much better Croydon

Carol G
01-13-2016, 11:05 PM
This sounds wonderful for both you and Croydon. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the little one.

01-13-2016, 11:20 PM
What a lucky pup Kaylin is, to have you for a foster mama! Croydon knows he can never be replaced. I am looking forward to your new adventures!

01-14-2016, 01:06 AM
So glad to hear that the meds are helping Croydon. The foster pup will probably be good for the both of you.

01-14-2016, 01:32 AM
Good ol Croydon ! He is one tough dog :pawup:

I'm excited for you to have a foster pup and hope you will tell us stories about Kaylin and Croydon and post pictures of the two having fun.

01-14-2016, 12:43 PM
How much fun will you have!!!