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Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« on: December 04, 2005, 11:40:22 am »
Cowboy started throwing up at 9:00pm last night and continued until I got so worried that I ran him down to the ER at 2:00am.  By then he was throwing up bile and blood.....poor, POOR guy!!  After he had an xray, they've ruled out bloat and pretty much decided it's gastroenteriti s and the start of pancreatitis.  Since he'd tossed all his antiseizure meds out as well, I was worried that he could start to seize on top of it all.  I was with him until 4:00 and was stable with the catheter, fluid and the anti-nausea drug.  I have NO idea what he could have gotten into.....unles s it was the bully stick I gave he and Chester yesterday while I decorated the tree.  Have you guys ever had that?  I got it from his from the  raw  food store, so I would assume it was a domestic one...


.....and Chester is a wreck!  He want's his buddy home!   

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2005, 11:42:50 am »
Oh NO! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for Chester.

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005, 11:51:29 am »
Best wishes for Cowboy's speedy recovery.  I hope he is home soon!
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2005, 12:00:58 pm »
sending prayers your way  :)
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005, 12:12:48 pm »
I hope he's feeling better SOON!

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2005, 12:16:18 pm »
Sending Cowboy get-well wishes and you big hugs.  Let me know if there is anything we can do.

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2005, 12:27:49 pm »
Aw, Mari! Dang! Just when you think everything is getting so much better...well, don't worry. He will get better and make it through this. And how awesome that he remained stable even though he yakked up his seizure meds?! That's great! Don't worry, he's gonna pull through for his mama and his best friend Chester! I'm thinkin' mucho positive thoughts for you guys here, Mari!

COWBOY COWBOY HE'S OUR MAN, IF HE CAN'T DO IT, NO ONE CAN!!!!

GOOOOOO COWBOY!

Is it possible to bring Chester to see him? It might help him..dunno...j ust a thought.

Please keep us posted, and remember that you guys all have the strength to get through this...

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2005, 12:34:11 pm »
Oh no!  We're sending good thoughts your way!  I hope Cowboy gets better very soon!

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2005, 12:41:47 pm »
Hang in there!! Me and my gang are sending healing thoughts and energy! Cowboy, be strong! Chester, you be strong too!!!

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2005, 01:00:21 pm »
Oh no, Marsi!
I am so sorry to  hear Cowboy was ill. Will keep all of you in thoughts and prayers today.
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2005, 01:05:37 pm »
Thanks everybody!!!  It's surprising how much it helps a worry-wart like myself to know you guys are out there cheering him on!

I just got off the phone with the ER to check up on him and it's very worrying!!!  He's still vomiting and having explosive diarrahea.  His internist is arriving now and so I expect I'll hear from her in the next hour or so.  They were talking about doing an ultra sound this afternoon if he wasn't doing better, so that's what I'm assuming will happen next.

Will keep you all posted!!

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2005, 01:09:40 pm »
I am so sorry that poor Cowboy is sick.  Get well soon Cowboy, XOXO from us!
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2005, 01:10:10 pm »
Is it possible to bring Chester to see him? It might help him..dunno...j ust a thought.

Thanks Nicole!!  After I talk to the internist, I'll find out if it would be okay for Chester to visit.  I don't think whatever it is is contagious, but since it's virtually impossible to find an unscarred vein on him, we take NO chances on him pulling his IV line out.  It took over an hour to get it started last night and he's shaved like a poodle on both front legs.  Chester is SOOOO sad, though.  He's been sitting at the top of the driveway just watching for him....then coming in the house and howling like his heart's going to break!  He just doesn't understand where I took his buddy!!! :'(

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2005, 01:13:39 pm »
He's been sitting at the top of the driveway just watching for him....then coming in the house and howling like his heart's going to break!  He just doesn't understand where I took his buddy!!! :'(

That has to be just killing you.  Dixie can not stand it if Sugar Bear wants to stay outside and she is inside.

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2005, 01:19:04 pm »
Is it possible to bring Chester to see him? It might help him..dunno...j ust a thought.

He's been sitting at the top of the driveway just watching for him....then coming in the house and howling like his heart's going to break!  He just doesn't understand where I took his buddy!!! :'(

That breaks MY heart.  Poor Chester :'(