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My Dog is in ICU
« on: June 15, 2008, 12:10:12 AM »
Spent the better half of today at the emergency vet hospital with my 13 year old best friend Pomeranian "Buddy" today.  He is still there ( on ICU ) and will no doubt stay until Monday ( if he improves )...

Seems as though he might have cholangio-hepatitis.

Anyone here have any experience with this??

He is on IV hydration, 2 antibiotics,pepcid, 2 types of liver protector, reglan, had an abdominal ultrasound and lab work...

Say a prayer and send a little light to Buddy won't you?

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 12:11:56 AM »
Hi Sharon,  I have two little black Pomeranians - one is 13 and very ill also.  I am so sad for you - they become such sweet good friends, these dogs of ours.  I'm hoping things get better for Buddy -

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 12:40:54 AM »
Good luck with Buddy Sharon, serious dog lover's here as well, wishing you the very best,


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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 12:53:05 AM »
Sending both you and Buddy good thoughts & prayers.  Our aussie Maddy is 13 this year too.  I am cherishing every day.  Jody
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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 09:51:23 AM »
Wishing the best for you and Buddy.

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 11:17:04 AM »
Thank you all for your kind concern.  We get to go visit today, I haven't called the Vet Hospital yet...I will update all you fine people...

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008, 08:05:14 PM »
Sharon, I hope you come back with some good news.  Doggies are so hard, they just don't last long enough!  :'(

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2008, 08:28:44 PM »
Gee Sharon, I dont know anything about cholangio, but I do know about the love for a dog.....I feel sad for you and I hope buddy gets better...13 years is a long time but little dogs can last longer than that. God willing, he'll be up and about pretty soon. We will all be waiting for news.
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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2008, 10:30:54 PM »
Well, we went to visit him, he sure wanted to come back home with us.  His labs are better, and not worse, and he is eating and no vomiting since last early eve.  That is good news.

More updates tomorrow, I told him y'all were sending him love...boy that brought tears to my eyes, and he just looked at me like, lady, just give me more of that cooked chicken!

I loves that dog!

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008, 10:56:24 PM »
Hope Buddy continues to improve.  I have spent my share of time at the vet with my four legged house mates.  The hardest part is having to leave them there so they can get better.  I think it bothers us more than them!

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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 10:26:16 AM »
Best of luck! In my next life, I want to come back as my dog! he has the life. He will be 4 next week.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 01:07:01 PM »
Thanks fellow bee folk...Little Buddy is back home, he is improving slowly.  The vet feels he will come through this.  He goes in for me blood testes tomorrow and I am hoping that his liver enzymes are lower.

He is on 2 antibiotics and will be on them for some time.

I cook his food, he is happy about that!

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 01:13:18 PM »
That's such good news!  My thoughts & prayers are still with you as he has a long recuperation ahead of him!
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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2008, 02:12:04 PM »
Sharon, oh happy day, Buddy is home and improving.  I just saw this thread just now, I have been so swamped I haven't been on our forum much.  What turmoil when a dog is not well, they are indeed our best friends, not a bit of an exageration.  I am happy for you, and for Buddy too.

Linda, I hope that your pooch gets better too.  Tell us of how this pal is doing now.  Have the most wonderful day, love our days and life.  Cindi
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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2008, 05:00:46 PM »
Linda...How is your lil guy doing??  I hope whatever it is that is ailing him, will resolve.  It is much more difficult when they are seniors...I am thinking of you all from over here on the left coast..

I am still worrying about Buddy, but he does seem much better.  We'll see...

Thanks to you all for caring...



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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2008, 12:59:47 AM »
Happy to hear Buddy is home!  So what's on his menu?  One of my elderly dogs decided she liked me to boil chicken and add a little rice.
I used to take out her portion and add vegetables and spices to the rest for our supper!

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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2008, 10:31:49 AM »
Heya Kimbrell,

I cook up "Primal Nuggets", these re typically fed raw, but Vet said no,no ,no raw food!  So I cook them up in coconut oil and add chicken broth and brown rice...he LOVES the stuff!  Three times a day!

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008, 10:36:49 AM »
You all will think this funneeee.  When my oldest gal had a dog, it was a Dalmation.  Now this was a weird dog, and I am a dog lover, but I couldn't stand this poor dog.  He was such a weirdo....terrible to say, but I have not ever met a dog I didn't like, except him.  I think he was from another planet for surely.

He was allergic to protein, go figure that one out.  He had to be on a diet of macaroni, cooked, plain, vet's orders......he honestly was in poor health and eventually had to be put down at the age of two years old (thank goodness, ooops......did I say that?, hee, hee).  Beautiful day, loving this great life we all live and share.  Cindi
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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2008, 12:28:50 PM »
Oh that is a sad story, allergic to protein, yikes, no wonder he passed at such an early age...

I really do not care for my sister's big black lab, he has absolutely NO manners, and annoys me...me, the animal lover..hhhmmm go figure!

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2008, 08:37:07 AM »
13 is a good age, you obviously have a good vet, and a well cared for dog. Goodonya, but I worry about ya bank balance, but what do you do in these circumstances? a dog is like a child. End of story. Someone who loves animals like you do has a heart of gold, its obvious to me.

It knows its been sick, it knows you fixed it, it now loves you more than ever and will hang around for at least 5 more years!

Id bet my life on it!

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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2008, 10:49:44 AM »
Oh Mick.

You're a doll.  Thanks for those kind words.  Yup the bank balance was a shocker, but expected...I told Buddy he cost me a lot of gasoline!  But he is certainly worth it.  He has brought me great joy and comfort over the years...We call him the "ambassador of good will" as he knows who needs his "lovin"...When my Father was ill, he would often stay here with us, Buddy would immediately go to him, and just sit with him.  After my Dad passed, Buddy knew my Mom needed his energy...Buddy is a great little soul!

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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2008, 11:08:39 AM »
Yrs ago there was this guy that took in stray cats and made pets outta them. We were inspecting his house and I opened the attic and one came running down the attic stairs. He said he had been looking for that cat for three days!

One such cat was hit by a car and the guy said he paid over $3,000.00 of vet bills, and that was almost 20 yrs ago.


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Re: My Dog is in ICU
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2008, 04:38:57 PM »
  Cindi this may sound cold-blooded, but that was probably the best for that pooch.  We were afraid my wifes Peek-a-poo had the same problem.  It turned out to be allergy to the grain fillers that company used (one company can make for others and put different labels on the containers) so we changed and he's good to go. 

   Glad to hear Buddy is on the mend.

   My Chessie is the same way about who needs her luvin.  It's amazing but each of my Chessies have been like that.  Though they were a calamity otherwise when playing. 
Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2008, 09:11:32 PM »
Buddy's labs are almost normal!  Hooray!  Only cost around $2500.00 so far  :shock:  But he is priceless  :)

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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2008, 10:41:00 AM »
Im glad to hear that news!

I have a plan.

Im gunna send heaps of good karma your way, as is everyone else. So buy a lottery ticket if you can and hopefully we can get back some of that 2.5 for ya!

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2008, 11:16:50 AM »
LOL Mick, wow thanks, but you know what???  All that good energy just gave me the best gift ever, the labs are about normal, PLUS we eeked by without being burned up in yet ANOTHER wildland fire yesterday!!!!!!

Criminy sakes alive...!!!!!

So I will take that good karma and send it round back to you and yours should you need it!

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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2008, 11:27:41 AM »
Im glad to hear that news!
I have a plan.
Im gunna send heaps of good karma your way, as is everyone else.

Mick, one of the nicest things I have heard, I love that beautiful Karma, I know about Karma....and I say that with an initial capital.  Karma is a good soul, hee, hee, and I believe in her, big time.  I speak about this in my lingo very often, and I do believe in this more than anything that I probably believe in.  I also feel deeply in, "what goes around comes around".  Your thoughts have done this world a beautiful justice.  Have that incredibly beautiful and wonderful day, we are lovin' this life we live.  Cindi
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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2008, 11:33:18 AM »
Thanks Cindi, double back.

"im ready to go if I have to..." thats the best plan. Looks like the aerial bombers worked for you, how good are they!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!