Friday, May 4, 2012

Feelin' good!

Now, I know the title of this post made a lot of you happy!  Aw, heck, I'm sure it made ALL of you happy!  But, it's the truth, I'm feeling better.  Not my 100% Crazy Corbin better, but feeling better sure is better than feeling worse, even if it's just a little bit better.
Can you believe it?
My heart medicines have seemed to kick in really quickly and help me out a lot.  I've been sleeping better, more alert and all around more comfortable.  The momma even caught me snoozing ON the bed this morning while she was getting ready for work.  I haven't been willing to jump on her bed in a long time. 
Lady, go away, I'm snoozin'
The momma had to go out and buy me a new pill box to hold all my new stuff.  The little box on the left is my old pill box, my new one is on the right. It's broken out by day, then by AM and PM.
Mom, there's still a little bit of room in here, can we fill it with treats?
Now, I went in to see Dr. Mike again last night.  He said my heart sounds very good, and he doesn't think my physical big heart will last forever.  Although, he knows very well that my figurative big heart will definitely stay with me forever!  He and mom decided that I'm going to slowly start coming off of the prednisone.  I get to go back to see Dr. Mike next week.  At the moment, we're going to leave my bumpie alone... it's in a spot that will be difficult to heal, and the prednisone will slow down my healing process even more.  So, Dr. Mike will check my bumpie every week, and if it's still around when I'm off of the prednisone, Dr. Mike might take it from me.  BUT, if my bumpie starts causing some issues before I'm off of the prednisone, he's going to steal it sooner. 
Mom, do you think my bumpie will behave?
THAT, my friends, is the plan.  And, I'm A-OK with that plan because I'm feeling better already!  And he gave me the OK to do little walkies, so I'm excited for that!  AND he told mom that I can see how I do swimming when the time comes!  So, I'm super excited to start getting back to a somewhat normal routine... and super excited that I'll get to make it to the lake this summer!
Dreamin' of the lake!
So, in the mean time, I'm ging to enjoy my walkies, take lots of snoozes, eat up all my food, take all my medicines and keep feeling better!  Feels good to feel good!  Hopefully my feel goods will last forever and not just be temporary!


  1. Yay! So glad you are feeling better - and it sounds like you've got things under control. I mean, swimming? Dude! That's awesome!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. Woo Hoo - just what we needed to hear - great news, Corbin. Now go have a fantastic weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. WoooooHoooooooooo!!!!!!

    ****doing the Snoopy Happy Dance****** for Corbin!!!

    PeeS......I think your idea to fill da medicine box with treats is pawsome!!

  4. From one big-hearted doggie to another, I am glad you are feeling better! I have an enlarged heart, too, and you are right the medicine works super fast. My big heart is from a murmur and issue with one my valves, but I don't let it slow me down one bit!

    So glad you are feeling good!

    Your pal, Pip

  5. Has anyone ever tolds you you're nose looks like a big yummy chocolate covered cherry? Hmmmm, that mights explain why you is so sweet!

    Your pal, HoneyBuzz

  6. ALREADY??? You are ALREADY feelin BETTER??? Corbin that is the most AWSOME news!!
    I am with you buddy... it sounds like a perfect plan to me.
    About that bumpie... Never trouble TROUBLE until TROUBLE troubles You.

  7. Corbin, we are so glad that you are feeling a little better. We have gone back and got caught up on all your latest appts as we missed a few days of reading blogs. We will continue to cross our paws and provide some drool for you. At least going on walkies will be nice. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  8. Oh Corbin I am so happy for you!! Boy I know about feeling bad b/c I have had my share of those feelings for years now!! It is different when I feel good!!! So happy for you boy!!!

  9. i am soooooooooooooooo glad to hear you're feeling better. desmond is thinking of you every day!


  11. Doing the Happy Dance in MN! Glad things are looking up, my friend! Take care....

  12. Yay!! Enjoy your walkies and your swimmings!

  13. What great news!! Enjoy your walkies and swimming. Walkies are always a great thing. And it will you get your handsome muscle tone back.

  14. Wonderful Corbin, this is just the news we need today. So so glad.....
    Bert and My Vickie

  15. Corbin, I is so happies you can't sees me cuz I looks a mess withs all these tears of happiness dat you is feelin' betters. It has been such a long and difficult journey furs me..I mean furs you and your mom and dad.
    I am just thrilled beyond words.

    My sissy has one of them big hearts too.

  16. Hey Corbin!
    Wow, I'm so super happy to hear your news! Woohoooo for feeling better! I'm so glad. I know power of the paw rocks. Please be sure to eat lots so you get your weight back and going swimmie will be pawesome!
    Grr and a Relieved Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  17. Nothingnwould make me happier than for you too feel good all the time, but I amso happy for are feeling better right now. Enjoy your walk pal, we love you!

  18. Oh Corb, so so glad to hear this. Sounds like you are headed for the lake! Woo-hoo!!!!! It isn't summer without Corbin on the boat. Sure do hope you keep on getting better and getting back to your beefcake status :)


  19. That's the best news I've heard all week! I hope you keep feeling better buddy!!

  20. That is such super duper happy making news for sure. Go Corbin!


  21. Corbin! Corbin! Corbin! I wish you could see how I'm wiggling and waggling and doing my brindle happy dance right now! I'm sooooooo very happy that you're feeling betters and can jump on the bed and stuff. I bet your momma is feeling very much relieved. We ALL are!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  22. Oh Corbin...we saw Mango's comment and just had to pop by to give your our good wishes...

    Also the Lacie is a superb PARTY ER and can arrange beverages and snacks with a wave of her paw...


    Miss Lacie

    Corbin...Scruffy here...pawslaps to ya and we boyz wanna know why Lacie always refers to herself in the third person and why any dog listens to her...yap...and yap....

  23. How odd...we submitted a clever and witty comment...published it...saw it...and POOOOOOF it was gone. Hmm....that's a first in all the years of blogging.

    Anyway,dear boy, we are most happy that you are feeling better!!!

    Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

  24. so glad you are feeling better

    Stop on by for a visit

  25. We are glad to hear you are doing better! We will continue to send positive thoughts your way for you to continue feeling even better :)
    Maddy and Owen

  26. Oh, man,I want to give you a great big kiss right on those gorgeous lips, Corbin! I'm so happy for you!! Keep up the good work of feeling better!

  27. I'm going to sleep SO SO SO SO much better tonight!


  28. Yippeeeeeeee!!! We are so happy that you're feeling better!!!!! Keep feeling better, Corbin!!!

  29. Of course I am very happy to know you are feeling good!
    I know you can't wait to enjoy your walkies again!
    Take it easy but have fun too!
    Kisses and hugs

  30. Terror-ific news there, buddy! Just keep it up now! OK!

  31. CORBIN!!! I am dancing all around for you. I hope you get better and better and better. I think sometimes the medicines they give you to get well make other parts sicky. Thats what my Mommy says anyway cause my Dad has lots of health problems. I am so happy for you, but please take it easy, you don't want to push it. I am sending you hugs via magic bubbles, I hope you get them soon.

    Loveys Sasha

  32. This is wonderful news to wake up to, Corbin! We are so happy for you!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  33. Howdy Corbin, this is what we have been waiting to hear. Yaahooo. Good news Studly friend. Keep on doing what you are doing now mate. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  34. So glad to hear you're feeling better! That is a very big pillbox, hope you get treats with each pill! You look especially cute in the last picture.

  35. That's A LOT of pills! Around my house when you call, "Medicine..." all the pups come running because that means a yummy lump of wet food. ;) Hearing you are feeling better is great news!

  36. YAY!!! So glad that Corbin is feeling better!!!!

  37. Excellent news my pal. I got a nice pill box like dat too - it have 3 bits for each day: mornin, noon and night!