Wednesday, 6 June 2007

A quick update....

I have been absent from this blog and from my main page, Gazeta Digital. But there is a strong reason for this “failure”: Since May 27, Sunday, when the small pekinois of my 85 years old father was mauled, in the street, by a large Pit Bull, my life has been quite complicated. I had to rush to hospital, with my father, twice.
Yesterday, my parents brought back home their little dog. When my father saw the dog, with his rear legs paralysed, trying to walk to his preferred resting place (near the sofa, in the living room where my father always sits, watching TV and reading newspapers) he just broke down, completely. I was at his side, as I knew something like that will happen. I had to carry him to bed and, later, to a doctor, again, because his blood pressure was 19 (and he has a ischemic heart disease and a half-obstructed carotid artery...).
Now, there is hope for some good news: we took “Saicó” (meaning “small”, in Cantonese) to a specialized veterinarian and he told us he doesn't see, on the X-rays, injuries in the spine. So, the dog is still there, for a “mielografia” (Computerized Axial Tomography or CT Scan) to see if the paralysed rear legs are due to some other kind of injury – and, in this case, there will be hope that “saicó” may walk again.

You can see a picture of “Saicó” at the following address (But, please, BE CAREFUL!!! There is also A PICTURE OF THE DOG AT THE VETERINARIAN OPERATION TABLE, AND THAT PICTURE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE PERSONS!!):

I'm checking the large quantity of emails I have, and than I'll try to work a little bit, if news about the dog are good. If not, I'll need to be at my father's side. I hope all of you understand this situation.

14 comments:

calfie said...

Oh I do so hope your fathers little dog is okay, I have two Yorkshire terrier boys and they are my babies. I am scared to take them for walks on my own where I live because of the large dogs that are allowed to wander on their own. My prayers are with you.
Debbie UK

Anonymous said...

Oh what a sweet dog... I so hope all works out for the little dog and especially you dad.

Paulo Reis said...

Thank you for your sympathy

The dog came back home yesterday. The veterinarian has made a CT Scan and said there is nothing wrong with his spine, so may be the paralysed rear legs are due just to the trauma and concussion. "Saicó" has splints and we hope (and the veterinarian too) that he may walk again. Those news were the best medicine for my father and now I can work a little bit...

Madeleine said...

Paolo

It is sad to see that your dad suffers so much for a pet that he loves so much, the little pup has the sweetest face. My hear goes out to your father and to you always being there to help and support him, you are a very good son. Keep up the fantastic work your doing.
Madeleine South Africa

pd said...

paulo,hope all works out okay, keep up the good work

Jacqui said...

You poor poor thing. What an awful thing for you all to go through. I love my little Yorkie to death and I hate going any where near dangerous looking animals, for his sake. Roweillers are also nasty. I was chased by one not long ago and it was foaming at the mouth. I was lucky for the owner to have got his attention before he came to try and eat me. I hate dangerous animals. The owners need to be prosecuted big time. Good luck with your beautiful little dog and please say hello and good luck to your dad from Wales UK.

Paulo Reis said...

to jacqui and all readers:

Soon, I'll make my campaign more visible. A second step, after it is rolling on in POrtugal, is trying to reach another target: European Parliament. When I start this second phase, I'll look for the support of all UE citizens...

Thank you

Paulo Reis
pjcv.reuis@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

You can count on my support Paulo. Hope your father and Saico are still improving.

Lots of love, take care.

Marion
UK

Paulo Reis said...

Thank you!!! Goods news: Saico, the little dog of my father, stood up in his four legs, yesterday, for a few seconds!!! My father is much better and I'll spend this Sunday updating my blog and my main page.

Thank you, all of of you, for your kind messages, and apologies for my failure in keeping you update with news about Madeleine's case

Paulo Reis
pjcv.reis@gmail.com

pd said...

paulo,very good news about saico and your dad ... and best of luck with your campaign

pd said...

paulo,very good news about saico ... and your dad, good luck with your campaign.

Paulo Reis said...

Than you pd.. I still own you an answer.. I haven't forget...

pd said...

Hi Paulo,

Hope everything is still well with your dad and Saico.

Things seem to have stopped so suddenly re Madeleine. Now the Europe-wide campaign is to end and parents considering returning home. Everything seems to have been stepped down, first after Vatican, then again after the Berlin Question.

What about R Murat? Is he going to be charged or released or what? How long can he be kept without a decision?? It’s becoming ridiculous now.

Are PJ considering doing a house-to-house search of Praia da Luz?

So many questions!!!! Don’t worry, I don’t expect you to answer them all. I look forward to what you have to say.

Paulo Reis said...

PD,

I'll answer all of them. Just took the last days to re-organize myself, after the hell my life was, for the last three weeks. Now, I'm at home, my parents health is stable, and I can re-start to work at full speed...

Thank you

Regards