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#88569 - 09/30/10 12:29 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: BowWowMeow]
Karin Offline
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Glad to hear that you're taking her to Davis. I remember making that trip myself several times many years ago.

Keeping fingers and paws crossed for a non-serious diagnosis and an easy and speedy recovery for Miss Indy.
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Karin and Dave

Heidi, 12-year-old GSD
Adopted on 10/14/07 from: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (http://www.savegsd.org)

Sheba, GSD/Malamute angel

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#88595 - 09/30/10 02:10 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: Karin]
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Sure does make your heart sink when they wheel your dog away on a gurney.

Will update when I know more.


Edited by MaxaLisa (09/30/10 02:22 AM)
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
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#88597 - 09/30/10 02:24 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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crossedfingers for some answers...thinking of you.

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#88606 - 09/30/10 03:52 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: Lexi]
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Just checking in before bed...
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Rafi, the german malaroo, age 9.5ish
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Varda & Gio (the crazy cattens)
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Chama
Kai
Basu
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#88607 - 09/30/10 04:14 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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I just finished talking to the vet. Top of the list is brain tumor. Spend a long time discussing, if you aren't going to do the mri and treat, put her out of her misery now.

I'm not willing to leave her overnight because she may not have long. We are going to run bloodwork, screen for addisons. She would test for myasthemia gravis, but I would have to leave her for that and it's a long shot. She wouldn't give her a shot of liquid doxy in case it's infectious because there is no proof. Indy now as eye ulcers which have developed rapidly.

She did get quite a bit of stool out of her, which is good. After discussion, there isn't a good reason to do xrays alone. There is no one here to do an ultrasound.

I am bringing home some supportive care stuff for the digestion, but only for a couple of days. That won't change the fact that she can't walk - her front end is all messed up.

Unless there truly is a miracle, it won't be long. I can't bear this teary
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
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#88608 - 09/30/10 04:18 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Oh no frown I'm so, so sorry Lisa frown
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#88610 - 09/30/10 06:10 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: Lin]
bianca Offline
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I just sent you a PM.

I am praying for that miracle. I am so sorry I have no words teary hugging hugging hugging
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#88617 - 09/30/10 06:44 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: bianca]
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Oh no! I'm praying for a miracle also. This just can't be the end.
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Joanne

Kryska's Ironwill Steel Train SD (Siberian Husky) 8-6-99
Miss Mila Monster (GSD) 4-14-02

Waiting at the bridge:
Lady Jane Cobb (GSD - age 15)
Sasha (Siberian Husky - age 13)
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#88619 - 09/30/10 07:17 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: LJsMom]
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My heart just sunk. I am so sorry for the news you got, Lisa. I would be with you and also bring my dog home so I could continue to provide care and love.

If she has pain or is ready, you will help her with that too, I know.

There are just not the words for comfort, but I am thinking of you and Indy. hugging
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With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much

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#88623 - 09/30/10 08:15 AM Re: kennel cough or congestive heart failure? [Re: PositiveDog]
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Oh Lisa, I am so sorry!! My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.
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