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  • Snipe
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    Hope everything turns out well for the MIL and your friend. Also it was nice meeting you the other day.

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  • snal
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    Thanks!
    Wife just called and said her mom's hemoglobin level is 3 out of a normal 16, doc said 9 is an alert. Blood pressure is 98/55, and sugar is low. They are checking her liver and kidneys, and doing a CT scan to see if there's any internal bleeding going on.
    She has really gone downhill with the dementia over the last 12 months, but I hate to see this happening right at Christmas.

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  • flight or fight
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    Good news on the friend and i'll pray for the MIL.

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  • snal
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    I stayed up most of the night with him, poor guy spent hours standing on the sofa, leaning against the back. I think that sitting or lying down was uncomfortable for him.
    We were at the vet when the doors opened at 11am this morning.....good news!
    Whatever it is that caused the blockage, is now in his colon, so the doc says no surgery as it should pass if it made it that far. Had to put him on some prescription food that should help take it easy on his system today. Antibiotics due to evidence that whatever it is may have irritated the stomach lining as well as the intestinal tract.
    Been walking him around a bit since we got back home around 1pm. Poor fella doesn't have much energy, but he's slowly getting back to normal....gobbled the RX food up really well.
    Bad news is that we got a call at 6am informing us that my MIL is on her way to the ER. She's suffered from dementia for a couple of years, and didn't look good at all Christmas day. They think she may have pneumonia and they are worried that she may also have liver problems.
    Been a rough few days.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Update on the dog? Every thing okie dokie?

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  • Big_Saw
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    Goodto hear he's active, and w/appetite...you're outta the woods, Bud....My ladies will be happy to hear it. ;)

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  • snal
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    Thanks all!
    He kept me up most of the night by being a bit restless. He slept sitting up, leaning against the back of the sofa. He's hungry...but he can't eat until after I take him back to the vet at 11:00.

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  • beebopcop
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    Hope your buddy gets better my friend.

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  • flight or fight
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    Hopefully he will be fine in a few hours. I've been owned by several great dogs and know what you are going through.

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  • snal
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    He's home for the night, but has to go back for a couple more x-rays tomorrow. The barium passed thru his system, so there's no complete blockage. They found a small something in his stomach, and strange looking parts of his intestinal track. He's a bit more like himself, but still not normal.

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  • lazer128
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    Good news about your dog. Our pets are like family. We have four dogs now and a groundhog. We had a couple of deer adopt us last year about this time. One left after a couple of months and the other one stayed until just a few months ago when I think some hired killers at a nearby vineyard put her down one night. She'd get in my wife's car, come in the house, even go turkey hunting with one of my kids. She was great camoflauge. He would have to push her out of the way with the barrel of the gun in order to shoot a turkey!

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
    Sorry to hear that snal.. but glad that things are gonna get better!

    I lost a German Shepherd about a year and half ago to being poisoned by antifreeze :mad: If I ever catch that SOB :eek: I hurt for awhile... My other shepherd is trained NOT to eat or taste ANYTHING wihtout me or my family feeding it to him.

    The other one is learning this and percautions are in place to prevent a repeat :mad:

    I love my dogs, more than I like any 2 legged critters except my immediate family :)
    I am glad your pooch is ok. Sometimes my dog is the only one who does not PMO (pi$$ me off). I understand the ties between a person a his/her critter.

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  • Zombie Axe
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    Sorry to hear that snal.. but glad that things are gonna get better!

    I lost a German Shepherd about a year and half ago to being poisoned by antifreeze :mad: If I ever catch that SOB :eek: I hurt for awhile... My other shepherd is trained NOT to eat or taste ANYTHING wihtout me or my family feeding it to him.

    The other one is learning this and percautions are in place to prevent a repeat :mad:

    I love my dogs, more than I like any 2 legged critters except my immediate family :)

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  • Diesel
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    well good, that seems like good news! I will think positive thoughts for him

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  • snal
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    Vet just called...they found a blockage. They don't think he'll require surgery, but they are now doing a barium to make sure.

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