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Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Berat, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? South towards Greece.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whiskey is doing fine (more of the story)

Just a quick update to let you all know that Whiskey has had her operation, and is doing fine. Will know more this evening.

Kevin put this quick bit of news up after I emailed him from Dad's this afternoon, so now I will elaborate more on it.

I had to have her at the vet's office between 7:30 and 8am this morning and I took along a pillow that she sleeps on in the motorhome so that she would have a little bit of home with her.  It was a different vet doing the operation as the one that checked her out a month ago was too busy to fit her in so one of her associates did the operation. 

I wanted to mention once again to them that she has a heart murmur and that if she was doing well and they had the time could they remove her broken tooth that I was told she had a couple of years ago by another vet, but didn't seem to bother her then but lately something seems to be bothering her in her mouth or gums.  I also mentioned that she was a BIG whimp!  I asked them to give me a call and let me know how everything was going after the operation.

About lunch time I heard from the vet and he said everything went well and that she was a real trooper.  He had time to look at her teeth and had to clean a couple to have a look at them, they were good and there were no broken ones just a couple that were very well worn and a couple of chips but no pulp showing that would cause him to pull the tooth, so she still has all her teeth.  He also took a few more minutes and cleaned the rest of her teeth, in total it took him less than 15 minutes to clean and check them and told me that it would probably be the last time they would need a cleaning, I replied that this has been the only time they have been cleaned, he sound quite surprised to hear that given her age and that the teeth and gums were in good shape.

Whiskey had some kidney problems when she was 4 years old and before they operated on her they checked her enzymes and found them to be good but not as high as they were so he said by cleaning the teeth it would keep her kidneys healthy, apparently the bacteria from her teeth can affect the kidneys first if an infection is to start.

Anyways all sounds good, I could hear her yipping in the background and if all goes well and they check her urine in the morning I may be able to bring her back home with me to my Dad's and then I will head back to Kingston on Thursday afternoon.

She will be a real whimp and a wuss for the next week or so, so they are going to give me extra pain killer for her, most dogs they just have to give it to them twice a day, she may need a little more than that.

We are glad things have gone so well and look forward to having her back with us, as I am sure she can't wait to be back with us as well.  Especially right now as a big thunder storm is going through the area and she will be alone and scared, she hates thunder storms, big time!


  1. So glad you had a good report on Whiskey,now you can relax a little, Anyway you can get rid of the Ad that covers your top post block , it also covers up the clicky to open you post up and see the rest of it. Thanks, Sam & Donna.

  2. Phew, what a relief! I bet you're happy!

  3. Thanks for the update, get better Whiskey!

  4. Thanks for your comments, we are happy she is doing well too!

    Sam and Donna...I was having the same problem you were with that ad, I couldn't fix it, glad that Kevin could.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

  5. woof woof woooooofffff

    (soft whine)

    from Duke and Duchess
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. Sure glad to hear the good report on Whiskey. Yall take care and be safe when you get on the road. Will be following. Still stuck in the store. Maybe one day...

    Pete, Pam and Gracie

  7. Hey Whiskey, Mojo here, we've been on the road for the past couple of weeks so my Pawrents weren't checking your blog. When my Mom told me this morning that you had been in the hospital I was feeling sad for you. I'm glad to hear you're doing well. A few months ago I had a bout of something called Canine Distibulation (something to do with my ear and I couldn't walk for a few days), I've recovered but can totally understand how getting old sucks for us and I know my Mom always worries about me but that's okay cause she gives me lots of treats and walks! Hang in the there Kevin and Ruth.
    Mojo & Kelly

  8. Thanks again for everyone's well wishes for Whiskey. She is back with me today and then tomorrow we head back to Kingston. Whiskey is definitely being a wuss, but I guess that's allowed for a couple of days anyway. Afterall she did just have surgery yesterday!

    Too Duke, Duchess, Gracie and Mojo

    whimper, whimper, woof, arf!

    Fom Whiskey

    Pete...The store will go one day, then we'll see you on the road.

    Kelly...Hope you had a good time on the road, we are happy to hear that Mojo is doing well now. We watched for you on TV during the Olympics but never caught sight of either of you!

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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