mylene

mylene

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Max is not well!

(you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want) Thought to share about Max here on my blog as i know some knows all about our relationship with him. We received a very late call the other night from hubby's elder sister that Max isn't that well, haven't been eating for a few days now. So we decided to go and visit him yesterday morning after stopping by at the owner's work place. He said, he took him to the vet last monday but they couldn't find out why he isn't eating at all. Said, probably because he is old....(he's now 9). We went to see him and oh my...he is outside with the temperature of 4 degrees celcius... really in a pitiful state. We can't understand why the owner let him stay outside. They're just two of them, Max and hubby's ex-brother-in-law. He works all day so Max alone!
We are really crazy of Max especially hubby so we decided at that moment to take him with us and call the owner and it was no problem. I thought Max really likes to stay outside so i expect him that he go and stay at our backyard but since we came home yesterday morning he's been inside all the time except when we took him for a short walk in the afternoon. We don't know if he's sick or because of old age, it seems like more he's sick though. He has lost a lot of weight as you can see on the picture above... and the pictures i've taken last February during his short visit here. When we took him to the dyke yesterday afternoon he has to stopped a few times to rest, he is really weak... till now he hasn't taken any food yet. Atleast he drinks bit by bit. I just don't know what will happen next...or how long he will stay here...

Since i am here thought to share a few pictures from our weekend. Chris and his friends joined in on the playbackshow last saturday evening here in the village. They had chosen "kiss" (i was made for loving you) for their act. As they are four of them they had started early painting their faces, me and hubby been to his elder sister's birthday but not for long as i felt guilty while the other mother's are doing the works, glad we were on time to help out as you can see on the picture, hubby painting one of the boys.



On their category were so many acts, i think around 21 and some are really very good. In the end they got the prize for originality!. It was around 1am when we finally got home but atleast the kids had enjoyed it.
The next day, sunday...we went to visit friends on the mainland. I've seen the baby a day after his birth as i went to visit them at the hospital but not hubby and the kids.

My lower back hurts! It happened last saturday morning while preparing to go for Chris football game. I thought it will disappear after a while but still hurts. oh, i hate to go to the doctor but if it will persist i think i have to go. I haven't started sorting the albums yet as it's busy everyday, mostly socially!

Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog and all the kind comments. They mean so much to me! Hope everyone's having a wonderful week.

43 comments:

Barb said...

Oh no POOR Max, it is so awful when a much loved pet becomes ill. Did the vet not want to do more tests? Hope they find out what is wrong soon and it is treatable.
Also hope you back is feeling better.
Take care and a big hug from me to you.

Shari said...

so sad about Max. I wonder what is going on. Poor thing. 9 years doesn't sound that old to me, but I know big dogs are different than little dogs. My dog is about 15 years old. Congrats to Chris & his friends. How fun! And awww about the baby. Such nice pictures. You look great Mylene!!!!!!!

Annette said...

Aaaah poor Max, It's such a beautifull dog. Hope the vet can find what is wrong....

What a great pictures of Chris and his friends....

Good luck with your back, be carefull!! Enjoy your week, with thid lovely sunne wheather!!

Katri said...

Poor Max! On the other hand, 9 is a lot for a Bernese, but then again, he's not *too* old yet. Did the vet take a blood sample? That could show something.

Nicola said...

Sorry to read about Max, I hope he improves soon. Hope your back gets better soon. Looks like you all had a great weekend.

Carol said...

So sorry to hear that Max is not doing well, Mylene. He is a Bernese Mountain dog, isn't he? That is the kind of dog my sister has and she is having all sorts of health problems with her, too (and she is only six!). I think that breed tends to have difficulties quite often. Hope they can figure it out soon.

Love the photos of you holding the baby--you look so happy!

Annie said...

A real good and bad news post. So sorry to hear about Max. Hope he recovers soon. And backs always seem to act up when you least expect them to and take longer to heal than you want them to. Hope yours perks up soon.

Love the 'band'!

Alice said...

What poison's our animals is the kibble they eat. Max should be changed to a raw diet as nature intended for him to eat. I feed all six my bulldogs a raw diet and they are in excellent health. Before, when I fed kibble, many of my dogs came down with cancer and other problems related to the food they ate. I nearly lost three dogs at once after a delivery of Eukanuba kibble that was contaminated with something. Join the Raw meaty bone forum and inform yourself as to what your animal should REALLY be eating. Nothing in kibble can generate life as its completely dead and loaded with carbs when a dog is a carnivore.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/RawMeatyBones/
Alice

Karan said...

Poor Max - hope staying with you helps him to feel better soon. Hope your back starts to feel much better soon too. The kids look great & looks like they had lots of fun - congratulations to them on their win. :0)

Kathy said...

Poor poor Max. It is heartbreaking when a pet becomes ill. They can't really tell you what's wrong. :( Try tempting him with some chicken or meat. If he keeps that down then add some rice to it. I wonder if the vet took xrays or ran bloodwork. 9 is elderly for this breed but not old. 11 or 12 would be old.

Love the photos of the family. It sure looks like the children had fun.

I hope your back is feeling a bit better.

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear about Max, hope he starts to get better soon.
Great pictures of the kids and the new baby.
Hope your back pain eases off soon.

Julie said...

Poor Max, what a worrying time for you all.
Lovely pics of the baby, get well {hugs} for you, i hope you are soon pain free

Maggie said...

Max is such a lovely looking dog, i do hope he is OK.

Chris and his friends look fantastic dressed as Kiss, they must have been thrilled at winning a prize!

Hope your back improves, backache is horrible, take care x

Loraine said...

I hope is just sick,and you can nurse him back to health. It is a worry! So sorry.
The pictures of your son are so great! The make-up is perfect. My husband met the lead singer of Kiss last month on a flight. Kind of funny, huh.
What an adorable baby. They are so cute at this age!
Take care, and many hugs to you.

Vicky L said...

I hope Max is well soon.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about Max - if only our pets could talk and tell us what is hurting.

Hope your back gets better soon.

Barb said...

I hope Max gets to feeling better. Nine isn't that old for a dog. Hopefully the vet will figure it out.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
Sorry to hear Max is not well. I hope he starts to get better soon. I know you will take good care of him.
I enjoyed seeing your pictures from the weekend. looks like you had a fun time. Congratulations to Chris and his group on winning a prize. Their faces look amazing. Hope your back improves soon.
Lindsay
x

Christine said...

Poor Max, I hope he gets better soon.
Your weekend looks as if it was fun, the boys look great as Kiss

Irene said...

Sorry Max is so sick. Try giving him a little rice and chicken to see if he will eat it. It's suppose to be good for their digestion. Nice pictures of the kids.

Kay said...

Sorry to hear Max is sick he looks a lot like my dog Strider. Hopefully he will be on the mend soon and get back to his old self. What a busy week you have had! Chris looked cute dressed up like he did sounds like he had a lot of fun!

Meari said...

Sorry to hear about Max, Mylene. Hopefully, he'll recover.

The boys look so cute in their Kiss costumes.

Great photos of the kids and the new little one.

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene, So sorry to hear about Max,hopefully something will be able to be done about him. I know the bigger type dogs don't live as long as little dogs but it does sound as if he may have a blockage of some sorts to stop him eating. I just loved the photo's of Kiss they did a great job.Hopefully everthing works out with Max,prayers coming your way.
Bev.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Oh no - poor Max (and you) - I hope he gets better soon.

Siobhan said...

Oh poor Max, I would take him to another vet for a second opinion. I hope he isn't in any pain.

mainely stitching said...

Oh no! I feel like I know Max ... I hope whatever's wrong, he'll pull through it okay.

Take care of your back!

Lillie said...

So sad to read about Max. I hope he feels better under your loving care. Chris's group looked awesome!
loved their makeup..cool.

I hoped you are feeling better, yes, you gotta see the Doc for that pain no matter how much you hate it. Take care!

Edit said...

So sad to hear that Max is not well :(

The photos of Chris & friends are great :) and the baby is absolutely lovely. I wish you a great weekend!

Chiloe said...

Sorry to hear about Max ... maybe the owner didn't take him to the vet? Seems like a good dog.

I'm glad hubby is home.

Love the baby : he'sa cutie ;-)

Debra said...

Sorry to hear about Max, hope they find out what is wrong. Love the pictures of Chris. Hope your back is better soon.

Pete's Pixie said...

Oh honey hope Max is better soon ~ I know how you all love him! Hope your back is feeling better too! ((Big Hugs)) Ally xxx

Teresa said...

Try feeding max cooked white rice....it won't harm them and may give him his appetite....also ask the vet about giving him part of a pepcid ac tablet. our vet recommended that when our golden wasn't eating....he had gotten a bunny and had an upset stomach from that and one partial pepcid took care of that.

Doris said...

Sorry to hear about Ma, i hope find what is wrong whit him.Great pictures of Chris group.Hope your back is better soon.

mollycaff said...

Poor Max! I'm so glad you took him home with you, he must have been very unhappy out in the cold. I hope he's better soon, and I also hope your back is better soon, I hurt mine this weekend so I have every sympathy for you. Hugs

Lori's page said...

So sorry to hear your Max is not feeling good. Hope your tender loving care will bring him round. Otherwise I wanted to say a big thank you for your comment on my blog, very much appreciated. Take good care and hope we can visit each other's blog from time to time and say hello. Have a lovely week too, thanks, Lori xxx

Sandra said...

Sad to hear Max is not feeling well. I'm sure it's probably the feeling of being left out, I mean, alone and outside the house, poor thing!

My pet turtoise, Goyo, refuses to eat when I'm out of the house for too long, animals are very sensitive, so I'm sure Max will get better after spending time with your loving caring family.

Hugs!!!

Jackie said...

I hope Max is feeling better by now and eating.

Chris and his friends look fantastic!

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Suzanne said...

I hope that Max has improved. I am sure that he just needs some company and lots of love.

Your son and his friends look great!

DUSTY said...

Oh poor Max, hope everything works out for him and that he improves.

Sarah Lindfield said...

So sorry to hear about Max I hope he gets better soon, lovely photos of the family and your flatfold is beautiful.

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Stitchingranny said...

I am now back in blogland and have been looking back at some of the beautiful things you have made while I have been away Mylene.

I am so sorry to hear that Max is unwell. Age would make the appatite less but I have never known a dog stop eating altogether because it was old so I feel that there is some other problem there. I do hope it gets sorted and he is well again soon.

The group look good and there make up is fantastic.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Mylene,
You look great in the picture with the new baby. Your son's group is fabulous!
Sorry to hear about your back and hope you feel better soon.
Poor Max, he is not that old yet, I 'd take to the vet again.
Hugs,
Olga