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#23615 - 03/24/10 08:47 AM Need prayers for Clover
georgiapeachGSD Offline
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I cannot get into it all right now as I have hardly slept all night and I will surely give the wrong info on here. But please pray for Clover. He is a very sick boy. I will copy and paste my facebook status update here so you all can get a small idea of what we are going through.

from my friend:
Just talked to Robin ...Clover has been at the vet's all afternoon. He keeps puking. He ingested something...not sure if toxin or matter. She says he may not make it. She asked me to update you all.

this morning:
i am exhausted. slept on the floor all night next to clover (if you want to call what I did sleep) He threw up all night. I was on the phone with Molly (from southerncross) late and she helped me a lot. Clover is still very not well and far from out of the woods. I only have a few minutes to catch up here and then I am back to him again.He ate his first 2 tablespoons of his rice and bolied chicken from the crock pot this morning and a teaspoon of vanilla yogurt and is half done with his 1/2 hour wait to more without puking it back up. We think there is maybe a small blockage (so far he isnt in horrific pain thank God, and possibly a toxin issue that could also be effecting his liver.He started to show signs of improving last night, but then started vomitting again. I am going to call his actual vet this morning since he was out yesterday and do some online research. My head is killing me, and my eyes are dry and sandpaperlike, but none of that matters to me...I just want my baby better.


He had 2 xrays that showed an odd speckled liver and an angry belly lining and lots of dark intestines full of gas.

he was given 250ML of water under his skin to keep him hydrated, and he was given an injection of anzemet and pepcid and I have sucralfate tablets to start this morning.

Right now we dont know what is going on, but if he starts showing pain, or bleeding more than the streaked vomit yesterday in the office I have to take him for exploratory surgery...which sadly I dont know how I will do this...we dont have THAT much in savings. My husband says we can sell his gun collection and the new TV we bought with tax money to pay if we have to. frown It sucks so bad to think of that since the TV is our big yearly induldge gift to the household, and my husband's only hobby in life is his (small) gun collection...but we do what we have to do to save our dogs.

Please pray for Clover. I need all the prayers I can get. I likely wont be able to sign on much today but I will do what I can to keep you all posted.

Thank you all.
Robin
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~Robin~
Mommy to Clover 11/26/2009 and Momma, our Foster Failure Pittie who stole our hearts and part of the couch 10/10
and 2 not so furry kids, Christopher, 6, and Laci, 3!


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#23617 - 03/24/10 08:50 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: georgiapeachGSD]
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Get well soon Clover.
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#23618 - 03/24/10 08:51 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: georgiapeachGSD]
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Oh no! I'm so sorry you're having to go through this! Poor baby Clover!

Sending prayers and healing thoughts your way.
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#23619 - 03/24/10 09:00 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: Tara]
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I am going to call and see if we can arrange for BIPS (?) xrays to see if things pass through. (http://www.essendonvet.com.au/why-jacks-vomiting-needed-investigation)

he has made his 1/2 hours with food (tiny amount) now without throwing up and is sleeping hard, I dont know if that means he is going to puke it all back up when he stirs, or if it just felt warm and soothing in there...

omly time will tell. frown

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. frown
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~Robin~
Mommy to Clover 11/26/2009 and Momma, our Foster Failure Pittie who stole our hearts and part of the couch 10/10
and 2 not so furry kids, Christopher, 6, and Laci, 3!


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#23620 - 03/24/10 09:02 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: Tara]
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Oh no. I am not sure if this is medically correct, but I would imagine that if they are thinking surgery, doing it earlier/sooner is better? Can they do an ultrasound or no? When Kyah was sick like that in NY (after being sick and having surgery in KY) we didn't have an ultrasound, so they just did surgery (thank goodness).

www.carecredit.com Maybe your vet takes that?

And if they know you well enough maybe they would let you do a payment plan with pre-signed, dated checks?

Will be checking back...
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#23621 - 03/24/10 09:06 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: georgiapeachGSD]
Jason L Offline
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Oh no, Robin!! That's terrible. Get well soon, Clover!

Robin, if Clover is vomiting, then perhaps don't feed him anymore for the time being?

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#23622 - 03/24/10 09:07 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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we do not qualify for care credit frown

the doc actually wants to hold off on surgery to see if he has a smaller object or toxin working through his system. Basically if the vomitting gets worse, or continues for too much longer, or if he shows pain (which he only whines when he gets ready to vomit) then we will just wait.

I am getting a second opinion from his actual vet this morning.

I asked about an U/S and she didnt seem like that was an option for whatever reason. (my guess is we were approaching 7:30 in a clinic that closes at 7pm)

clover is awake, i have to run.,
thank you
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~Robin~
Mommy to Clover 11/26/2009 and Momma, our Foster Failure Pittie who stole our hearts and part of the couch 10/10
and 2 not so furry kids, Christopher, 6, and Laci, 3!


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#23624 - 03/24/10 09:10 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: georgiapeachGSD]
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You are all in my thoughts - I hope Clover gets better quickly!
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#23625 - 03/24/10 09:12 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: georgiapeachGSD]
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ok he rolled over without waking all the way up.

the dog and Molly want me to offer small (2 TBSP plus 1 TSP of chicken and rice and yogurt) to help move things along, calm the gas (which we think *could* be from the rich diet he will now be stopping or Orijen) and give him something more to throw up.

The "vomitting" all night has been empty for the most part and just some drool and once a bit of bile....other than that its been dry heaving.

The vet said that was fine yesterday.

He was to eat every 1/2 hour, but I am pleased to say he has now made it a whole hour now witout throwing up. That is always a welcomed sign.

I need more coffee...I cant spell right and this is takoing forever to get out. frown
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~Robin~
Mommy to Clover 11/26/2009 and Momma, our Foster Failure Pittie who stole our hearts and part of the couch 10/10
and 2 not so furry kids, Christopher, 6, and Laci, 3!


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#23627 - 03/24/10 09:18 AM Re: Need prayers for Clover [Re: georgiapeachGSD]
georgiapeachGSD Offline
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here he is right now while I type on my "bed" on the floor


breaks my heart frown
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~Robin~
Mommy to Clover 11/26/2009 and Momma, our Foster Failure Pittie who stole our hearts and part of the couch 10/10
and 2 not so furry kids, Christopher, 6, and Laci, 3!


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