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  • We have a new baby!!

    We just lost our beautiful Pit Bull Mix a little while ago. She was so wonderful. She absolutely loved our family and we loved her so much too. She was the perfect dog. Never mean and always loving. My husband was having such a hard time losing her as we all were. So I took him to the humane society on Father's Day to see perhaps about adopting another dog. I knew it would be good to help heal our hearts. We found some dogs that we wanted more information on. But when we inquired about them we found out that they were not good with cats or too hyper for children or too aggressive. We just had to be sure that the newest addition to our family was great with children and cats. We were getting ready to leave when a lady suggested we see another dog who we hadn't seen before. When we met her it was love at first sight. She is a Boxer Mix and still a baby at 4 months old. She is absolutely adorable. And we found out that not only is she great with children but with cats too!!! So we adopted her. We also found out at the shelter that she had been abused by whoever previously had her. So not only will she help us heal our hearts but we will help heal her heart too. And she will never ever have to worry about being abused again!

  • #2
    Sounds like a great Father's Day gift to me! You'll have to post some pictures of your new baby.

    I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
    1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
    2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
    I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

    I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

    Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
    Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


    • #3
      congrats on yur new baby
      'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


      • #4
        What a sweet story. That puppy is very lucky to have you! Good luck with your new baby!
        *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
        *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
        *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

        Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

        04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.


        • #5
          That is so sweet....

          ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

          Link to Patient Handbook:

          Diet Reference Sheet:

          Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

          Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

          Meds I have Tried:
          Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
          Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
          Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

          Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
          Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

          Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

          ICN Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


          • #6
            Oh how wonderful for you and for her.

            I love Boxers. They are very sweet and very loyal. They make great pets and have a very rough bark so they make great watch dogs.

            Congratulations to all of you. What have you named her?

            Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

            Where I can be found most days.

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            IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


            • #7
              Congratulations! We also adopted one of our dogs from an abusive home. He was a very nervous boy when he first came home, but now it's almost two years later and he is a very happy, mellow dog. He came to us just as my IC was becoming intolerable, and he bonded with me before anyone else in the family. So he needed me then, and I needed to be needed (having just given up work and all volunteer activities -- at least for a while -- and with my daughter off to middle school, sports, parties, etc.), and so Rusty and I saved each other in a way. He is a wonderful pet, and when we think about how his life could have ended up, well, I just shudder. We are so happy to have him and he is thrilled to have us.

              Although both of our dogs are unidentifiably mixed breeds, I have always liked Boxers, too. Enjoy each other!
              Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
              Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

              Peace, Carolyn

              Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

              On the Beach with IC


              • #8
                Sounds like a perfect fit for your family! Congratulations!
                ~ Stacey