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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2005, 07:20:17 pm »
Lots of hugs, we are praying for Cowboy and your family.
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2005, 07:49:03 pm »
Still here thinking about you guys, Mari! You're doing the right thing by keeping busy and keeping Chester busy. That will help you not dwell and freak out.

Cowboy is in good hands, and that is the best thing for him right now. We're all praying and thinking and loving Cowboy, Mari! Just stay positive!!!

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2005, 08:07:58 pm »
I just spoke to his internist again and there's no improvement.  The radiologist is due in at around 4:00pm and he's the first to go so hopefully we'll hear something by 5:00.

The new disease that he may have has had three major outbreaks:  two in Southern Cali and one in Northern Cali and they (the docs at UC Davis) are frantically trying to figure out what it is, the cause and treatment.   His fecal sample results should be back hopefully tomorrow.   It is NOT an ulcer.  The blood coming out in his stool would be black if it was from an ulcer, and his is fresh and bright red....but thanks for thinking of it...I did ask.  It doesn't look like any form of cancer since it came on so fast....he literally was fine all day yesterday.

So....no more relevent news.  But I do have to rant:  WHY are we getting new dog diseases???  What are we doing wrong?  How can we protect our pals if we don't know what's out there?  He's up to date on all his vaccinations.. ..he was titred about 3 months ago....so this is a complete unknown.....

I'll up-date after the ultra sound.....
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2005, 08:22:05 pm »
Oh I am so sorry to hear about Cowboy not feeling well. It is hard when our babies are sick. Very stressful when it takes so much time to figure out what is going on with them.
We are keeping you all in out thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2005, 08:30:07 pm »
Oh no!  :-\

I hope that they figure out what is wrong soon and Cowboy gets good as new. Zoey and I are crossinf our fingers and paws for a speedy recovery
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2005, 09:35:23 pm »
Well wishes from Webster!  Hope you hear some good news soon!
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2005, 10:20:57 pm »
Just heard from his doc and here's the deal.  His entire GI tract....top to bottom is COMPLETELY eroded.  Gone...not there...that's why he's bleeding.  They've given him something (carapace, I think) to coat it so that hopefully the bleeding will stop but they have NO clue as to the cause.  They are going to work on that tomorrow.  They are thinking a parasite, or that new disease...but treating him for everything under the sun.  Right now they are just trying to stop the bleeding so he can keep his antiseizure levels up.  I'm have a vodka (medicinal only, of course...and then off to bed)  This day has just been too much!  I'll let you know what happens tomorrow...tom orrow!!!

Thanks you guys!  It's been so cathartic to share with you:  you understand that he's not 'just a dog'!!!  I love you all!!!

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2005, 10:26:07 pm »
Oh, GOD, Mari! Have as many vodkas as you need, honey. Sending massive positive thoughts your way.

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2005, 10:30:45 pm »
OMG Mari!  I am so sorry, I wish there was something I could say or do. 
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2005, 10:31:21 pm »
Sending you positive thoughts and prayers your way. I am so sorry you have to go through this.
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2005, 10:51:59 pm »
Mari, I am so, so sorry. I started crying when I saw your last post...

I'll be praying for you and for Cowboy {Chester too...}

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2005, 10:52:10 pm »
Oh Mari, I feel for you hon...

Sending lots of prayers and wet-nose doggie snugs your way.  Poor Cowboy.  Poor Chester too. 

It is so hard when our babies get sick, I know how you feel.  Try to stay positive and know that all your BPO friends are thinking of you of hoping for the best!  ;)

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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2005, 11:06:01 pm »
Mari, I am so sorry to hear this.  I am not a religious person, but I said a prayer for Cowboy tonight.  I know how much he means to you, and I think everyone here loves him too.  Please know that we are all sending massive good wishes his way...
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2005, 12:11:32 am »
Feeling maudlin here....here's a picture of Chester, Cowboy and Bear, I think, at our BPO meet and greet last fall.   Look at how he's just different.  He's trying to be okay, and he's just.....diffe rent!!
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Re: Cowboy is back in the Emergency Room
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2005, 12:11:49 am »
Oh no.  We're sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way.