iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 5:57pm

Happy snowy tuesday everyone!!!  We are gettin hit hard here with this lovely snow, it has been comin down since about 11 this am n i think we've got close to a foot already!!  I took some pix which i will get loaded up in a bit.  

Chris, what is this German Bruska that you fixed last friday??  We have asked several times n you must not have seen us askin, but now i'm really curious....what is it n how do you make it??  

Took Berkus to the vet today to see about his wheezing n he has several things goin on.  He is anemic, the right side of his heart is slightly enlarged, his kidneys are fine, his thyroid level is down, so meds for that.  He has old man lungs she said, in other words they are not young n pliant, they are old n wrinkled.  He has a heart murmur, grade 3.  His lungs have a snap in them..heard on right side......um....that's what i can remember.  I started him on thyroid meds, she is orderin two more for him.  She also said to put him on some moist food, no more dry for him.  She is lookin into some better food for him, but cuz of all his issues, she is gonna call the pet food company to find out what they think would be good.  So...we will see.  Oh, she also said on the xrays that he has alot of poop in him.....i said that most men are full of shit, aren't they........lol......

Oh and on the way home, i almost put the truck in the ditch, i actually drove thru it n got stuck gettin out, but rocked it out.  The streets are really slippery, gotta go slow n i was goin too fast around the corner.....uuggghhhh.....  The snow is really comin down!!

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 9:55am

Wow you are really getting a lot of snow.  I hope that your power stays on.  I heard that Chicago is getting it bad.  I bet it's really pretty there.

Poor little old man.  I hope that the meds will make him feel a bit better.  It's good that he is with you now so you can take good care of him.  Your vet sounds wonderful and really on top of things.  She's funny too. 

Oh my, I'm glad that you were able to get your truck unstuck and was able to go through the ditch instead of ending up in it and wrecking your truck.  Phew. Be careful out there!

Can't wait to see your pictures.

I hope Chris will tell us what German Bruska is.  Maybe they call it something different in Germany.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 11:40am

Sounds like you are really getting hit hard with this snow Mary.  It is snowing here this morning but we are only supposed to get 1-2 inches.

It is a good thing that Berkus is with you now where he will get all fixed up.  Sounds like you have a wonderful vet.  I hope the increase in his thyroid meds will make him feel better.

Glad you got your truck out okay.  Be careful out there on the roads and most of all I hope you don't lose power.



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