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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Have you ever heard of an older dog having vertigo? Well my poor Bernie suffered from it last week and it was one of the worse things I have ever witnessed. My poor boy didn’t know what was up or down, right or left. He was unable to get up on all fours for 24 hours. And when he did finally rise, he could barely get a step in. I felt so helpless and seriously thought that vertigo couldn’t be this bad, something else must be doing this to him.

But patiently after numerous vet appointments, I waited for the days to past and slowly my Bernie has recovered. He isn’t 100% back, but he is getting stronger as days go by. I have had dogs most of my life and never experienced something as so heart wrenching as I witnessed what Bernie must of felt. But this morning, he did take a short walk and ate his breakfast; so as far as I am concerned, my Bernie is back.

I am supposed to fly to Austin, TX to seem my daughter, my SIL, and my grandson, Lev in a week and a half. But as of recently, plans are a bit sketchy. Due to the celebrations during Memorial Weekend and the now “open state,” the virus is escalating there. So what we are now doing is taking it a day at a time before the departure day to see how things go. I will be extremely disappointed if I won’t be able to fly out there; but this is how life is now, our well-made plans don’t seem to work out all the time. It is what it is I guess.

Disappointments are a total drag, but I know that there will be tons more chances to go to Austin in the future if this recent trip is cancelled. It is just so difficult to be separated from them. I have an amazing relationship with my daughter and her husband, Justin; we are as close anyone can be with anyone so that makes me feel happy.

That’s what has been happening on the home front. I am taking all precautions to be safe and I hope all of you stay well and safe too.
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    VERY happy to hear that your Bernie is doing better. No more devoted dog person than you, doing everything you can for his comfort and well being.

    And yes: disappointing about the uptick in COVID cases and its effect on all kinds of plans . . . but nothing changes your underlying deep relationship with your beloved daughter. As you say, best for everyone to continue cautiously . . .
    98 days ago
    I'm so sorry about Bernie. If only they could talk!
    98 days ago
    I am so sorry for Bernie. And I hope things get better and you can go to Austin as planned. What will you do with Bernie when you are there?
    98 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Awww poor Bernie. I'm glad to read that he is doing better, but like you I never heard of vertigo with a dog. All the dogs we had that never was a problem.

    Hope your plans to see your daughter and her husband work out. Seems no one knows how to plan any more as things seems to go up and down so quickly. One minute you can and the next you can't. We have a trip planned in November but not sure if that will happen or not. Don't like the all the uncertainty.

    Have a good rest of the day and a good week ahead. Take care.
    98 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Bernie’s Vertigo must have been a truly scary and awful experience for you both....I’m sure that my tears would’ve been flowing seeing him in such a state. I certainly hope that he is finished with it and can enjoy a bit of peace and rest.
    As far as traveling anywhere, any time soon?? All you can do is wait and see .... I truly hope that you get to make the trip...I know that you miss seeing your family!
    98 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Our departed Misty, MISS-T (alpha), had spells of vertigo and sometimes walking into things when she was 17 and dealing with 7 spinal tumors.

    I fear things are going to peak here in Austin over the next four weeks or so due to Memorial Day Weekend, protests, and general disregard for wearing masks & distancing due to conflicting directions between our Governor and Mayor which is not surprising since there has been no federal coordination to help the States deal consistently with the virus on a national level.

    Stay safe.
    98 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2020 8:24:03 PM
  • GABY1948
    SO sorry for your problem. 've nere heard of vertigo in a dog but that doesn't mean it's not real. I am praying for your baby there! emoticon
    98 days ago
  • BDMACE1967
    Hope you get to go to Austin! Stay safe! Prayers❤️
    99 days ago
    Stay safe and healthy. I do wish everyone would be more careful, some just think they are invincible until it is too late...
    99 days ago
    The cases here continue to raise daily, and I think we are now list as the 2nd highest county in the country as to the population. 7.9 % of the people here are positive. So I am totally staying home.

    Poor Bernie, I so feel for him, as those dizzy spells are horrible. I know he is getting the best care there is.
    99 days ago
    Awwwww, poor Bernie! I am glad he's feeling better.

    Fingers crossed that things work out for you to go to TX.

    99 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Poor pup. How did they diagnose vertigo.
    99 days ago
    I do hope you are able to go but I have heard that a lot of Texas is seeing an escalation of cases. I am watching the reports every day in Minnesota - I feel after the weeks of daily protests we'll see a rise as well. It hasn't happened yet so maybe we will weather it. You're wise to just take it day by day and not let it stress you out!
    99 days ago
    The states who are reopening too soon or did not embrace precautions adequately will be the cause of this virus lingering even longer than it would have...causing us all more pain and hardships...like your trip to see family.
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    99 days ago
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