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signs of spring

 
 
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2005 04:23 pm
What a nice picture kicky. Springtime in New York
was always my favorite too. Looking at the house
across the street, you must live in Little Italy Wink
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2005 04:27 pm
More flowers at my upstairs balcony......

http://k.domaindlx.com/geli/hyd.jpg

http://k.domaindlx.com/geli/red.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2005 02:01 pm
....and I just bought some Sunflowers

http://k.domaindlx.com/geli/sun.jpg
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 17 Feb, 2006 03:58 pm
We've had a very mild winter so I shouldn't complain but I'm already hoping for signs of spring. Have you seen any?
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 17 Feb, 2006 04:19 pm
My snowdrop buds are showing a little white. The smaller song birds are doing a lot of twittering and the woodpeckers are drumming.
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 10:02 am
It was twenty below last night and I just got a call from a rancher with a cow down with milk fever. Sounds like springtime in the Rockies to me!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 10:03 am
always, the last great snowstorm of the season is the day the lambs are born.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 12:12 pm
LOL, cowdoc.

My mother always said, "Springtime in the Rockies isn't all it's cracked up to be."
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 07:21 pm
I am sorry to break in on the conversation everyone but I need some help fast. I am going to also PM Cowdoc but maybe someone else can help.

A friend of mine has a little dog (I can't remember what kind) and it developed a problem all of a sudden. This is what she emailed me:

Oh Momma, I just left Foxie at the vet as he is running some tests on her eyes...a few days ago I noticed that in her right eye the color was bleeding into the pupil area and then My daughter noticed her right eye wasn't dialating!

After just a few seconds the Vet shook his head and said this was very strange! AND when he checked her by turning out all the lights and looking through his little light thing her Left eye wouldn't dialate!
Hes putting dye in her eyes and doing a pressure test now but he said I will probably have to take her to a specialist. I'm scared Momma...Please say a prayer fo my baby...I have to go back now , I will let you know what I find out.

This lady is so dear to me and she is very scared for this little dog. She lost her Yorkie after nine years and she has only had Foxie for about a year. She rescued Foxie from a shelter. Cowdoc, do you have any idea what this might be? I tried finding out on the net but can't come up with the symptoms.

Sorry again for breaking in folks. I hope you understand.
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 08:03 pm
Lots more questions than answers here, momma. First, how old is Foxie? Second, I don't understand what she means by "color bleeding into the pupil area". Lack of dilation would, regardless of the rest of the clinical signs, indicate a problem within the brain. This function is carried out by two cranial nerves (optic and oculomotor) leaving very little wiggle room for other diagnoses. If Foxie is getting old, my first inclination is toward a stroke or brain tumor. In a young dog, things get more complex. I assume the dye in the eyes is fluorescein. If there are no problems with the cornea (which I expect to be the case) then the dye won't show any abnormalities. Remember, I'm flying pretty close to blind given the available information, so take my conclusions with a real liberal dose of salt. There could be some highly significant clinical findings to which I'm not privy at this distance.
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 08:11 pm
Cowdoc,

I think Foxie is just a couple of years old. She is a small dog. I will put her picture here because I don't know what kind she is. I was afraid that the eyes not dialating was something with the brain. If I get anymore info I will let you know, as I am kind of scared for her. I appreciate so much you giving me info. I don't know what she meant by the bleeding thing either. I am waiting to hear from her so I can get more info.


http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1401/foxie1nr.jpg
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 09:19 pm
Think she is a Papillon.
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 09:22 pm
A Papillon? I have never heard of that. I will look it up though. I just got this email from Valley about Foxie. What do you think?

Quote:
Well it seems she has a degenerating (Spell Check) problem in her left eye that most likely has caused some loss of sight already and possibly could become blind in that eye. He said he has never seen anything like it before, and that when he looked at the inside of her eyes they were different than they should be? he said the patterns and colors were all different than normal eyes and that he was at a loss ! He wants me to just watch her for both, loss of sight and watch the damaged iris for any change...if that happens he will send me to a specialist.
But I guess what happened is the iris change in her right eye is what made me aware of the none dilating thing just because I was looking more closely, And he said it must have been going on I just didn't notice until her other eye got damaged...which he thinks was from a trauma to the eye. Maybe Benny, my daughters lab, bumped her to hard by accident, I don't know? but the thing that I am concerned about is if she has this degeneration thing in both eyes...Bless her sweet little heart, but you're right she will always have me to take care of her.
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 11:36 pm
Retinal degeneration makes sense. If there is no reaction to a light source, then it follows that pupil size would not change. The bad news is that there is generally nothing that can be done to correct the condition. Sometimes ya get lucky, though!
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2006 11:41 pm
Cowdoc,

Thanx so much for your help! I always feel better after talking with you. My friend seemed much calmer and not so scared after that last email.

I told her about a blind cat I had here at the shelter once and how that cat did just fine so she was a bit encouraged by that. I am sure she would much rather it be the retinal degeneration than a brain tumor!

Thanx again Cowdoc!

Everyone, thanx for letting me interrupt your thread! I greatly appreciate it!
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2006 06:58 am
We had daffodils poking up in the woods. Strange, strange winter here.
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2006 07:55 am
Saw a cardinal this morning.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2006 10:43 am
More acorns are sprouting. Sap is rising in the red maple tree outside my window and the branches spring when the birds perch on them. I can see the horizon until six o'clock.
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2006 12:53 pm
J_B wrote:
We had daffodils poking up in the woods. Strange, strange winter here.


Me too but the winter is not strange, just winter...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2006 01:01 pm
I have green things poking out of the ground that I thought were hostas but now I think are daffodils. (Partly because there were a bunch of deer hoofprints in the ground the other day and the shoots are still there, whereas deer evidently loooove hostas...)
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