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Rich Herrmann
Name Rich Herrmann
Location Galion, Oh
Joined 256 days ago
Hobbies Photography, Sports Collector and Crafts
About Me My wife Judi and I have been married 48 years this December 9th and are both currently retired and don't travel too often as we stay and take care of our 6 doggies and our African Grey Parrot. We are active in our Church. My wife is currently getting ready for her seasonal job which runs most of December in which she dons a red suit. She has been the local Santa Claus for our city for the past 30 years.
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256 days ago

I know that Sixx Pack is not a cat. He is a 14 1/2 year old mini dachshund that has had quite an ordeal for a dog.
He has had a small heart murmur for as long as I can remember. At the age of six his thyroid shut down and he has been on oral medication twice a day ever since. Around the age of 10 he decided to have 5 seizures within a 24 hour period. After a trip to doggie ER and two days and nights in the doggie hospital he wound up on seizure medication three times a day for a year and then finally to twice a day. In between all of this he had two dentals and lost quite a few teeth. Every thing seem to level out for a while until the past six months we noticed that he didn't seem to eating well and was losing weight so off to the vet we went.
Blood works showed his liver enzymes were off the chart in the high range. They also decided he needed another dental and at that time the rest of his teeth were removed that left him toothless. He was then on a soft diet of mini pasta and shredded chicken. This went on okay for about two weeks and then he wouldn't eat at all. After more blood work it was decided he needed to spend a night or two at the vet with an IV to help flush out the toxins in his system that his liver wasn't doing. Currently this seems to have helped as he started eating again. After we brought him back home we have to give him fluids under the skin at least every other day after at first every day for about two weeks. He has found some different favorite foods such as spaghetti, Kellogg's corn flakes, yogurt, mini yellow tomatoes as well as some crazy eating habits.
I have a couple of real cute short videos that I would like to submit but I didn't know how or when to do this. It shows his eating habits.
His treatment has been expensive over the years as we probably have over $10,000 wrapped up in this little guy and every day we get with him is like a gift from God. The Vet has told us that he could leave us and join our other pets on Rainbow Bridge at any time. We call him our miracle dog. We also have five other mini dachshund's from the ages of 3 through 10 years old. We lost one earlier in the year due to kidney disease that was 13 years old.
Again I apologize for sending this in at this time and if I have to send it in again during dog or pet week I will as I think it is a very good story.