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  1. Could the clear fluid be from a spinal fracture? or intercranial fluid leaking out?
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    I am so sorry for your loss Kristi. Warm hugs and sad emphathy coming at your from Ontario. It sucks how big a hole they leave in our lives, but eventually the memories fill it up nicely. Sara
  3. You are up north right? It is still hunting season isn't it? Any chance he is hearing gun shots that you aren't picking up on? Sara
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    I'm so sorry Liz. I hate Cancer. Sara
  5. Tea: i think they were joking about not mentioning it.. kinda like a sopranos answer to what do you do if a guy....?
  6. Why a pup? Why not go for a nice young adult from rescue so that you will have a better idea of the family dynamic right off the bat? Pups are basically a crap shoot. Sara
  7. I'm so sorry Ben, she was beautiful and had such expressive eyes and ears. Sending loving hugs from Ontario. Sara
  8. Oh Ben, I am so sorry for you both. Give Lu lots of gentle love and I have to agree too soon is definitely better than too late. Sara
  9. Lots of mojo coming from here. Give her lots love and treats. Sara
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    G'Night Oliver

    I am very sorry for your loss. Hugs and sympathetic thoughts coming your way. Sara
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    I am so sorry for your loss. The bench sounds like a wonderulf idea. Sara
  12. Your so silly Ben.... made me giggle! Sara
  13. My girls used to have interbitch aggression. Kaos would redirect any of her anxiety into a rage at Sam, after lots of meds and counter conditioning we were able to get Kaos to pick up a toy and kill it when she felt anything above a sigh. However, given a choice she would always go for Sam. The only thing we could do for the past 6 years or so was to keep them completely separated. Each one in a separate floor of the house. One locked in the bathroom while the other walked by to go for a pee outside and vice versa. Not fun, but it sure helped my ulcers and their anxiety levels. Sara
  14. Hi Linda, I was exactly where you are. I hate that I waited for her to loose the light in her eyes. I hate that I made her find that low point before I helped get her release. The pred is wonderful, enjoy the time it gives you and when you feel that she isn't having more good times than not, you will know it is time. Hugs, sara
  15. We brought Sam in to the vet to be PTS today. She was so tired, it was good to see her sleep. I love her and will miss her so very much. Samiad Penny 1997-2009
  16. Sammy is gone now, my heart feels so empty. I miss my best friend. Sara
  17. Hi every one, I thought I would just update the boards on my Sammy girl. Her seizures were found to be due to hypo thyroid and after one more night of seizures, while the meds were setting in, she was fine. Then about two weeks ago, I noticed that she was still picky about her food and that her tummy area, where she normally had a fabulous tuck like a whippet, had started to enlarge a bit. No one else could see it and they all told me I was paranoid. After three days, it enlarged ALOT and she began vomiting up any thing she could eat. Our vet said it presented like pyometra, but as she is spayed that was clearly not it. Then she said it was either a) failure of an internal organ that was leaking fluids into her abdominal cavity Peritonitis (I was really hoping for this one, it actually is somewhat curable) c) a rapidly growing tumour most likely of the liver, spleen or pancreas So, after failed xrays (because the fluid wasn't clear and a TAP test that showed no cancer cells, we tried to put her on antibiotics. Sadly she was allergice to them and in the four days I tried to get her to take them she lost so much weight from vomiting that she now had the physique of a cow. All backbone, hip bones, ribs and shoulders with a large, firm bulbous tummy. Which brings us to the now, she is on heart meds to try and help her grade two murmur which she has always had, and to stop the heart from leaking fluids, if it is the heart, steroids to help her feel better and stimulate her appetite and her thyroid meds. She is now in a sort of holding pattern: she is still losing weight daily, though she can now keep her food down and is eating about 6 meals a day of straight meat and anything else that she thinks looks appetizing, and she has accidents in the house, no biggee.... carpets can be cleaned so who cares, and she sleeps a lot and breathes fast. We are just trying to enjoy whatever time she has left and to listen to her when she decides she has had enough. She is my best friend, I can't imagine life without her, but I owe her a safe and loving end. I will not let her be in any pain or discomfort and am heaping on the attention and cuddles. Sadly, Sara
  18. Do you think they may have tried to shave him down in a silly attempt to control their son's allergies? Sara
  19. You may want to reconsider the dynamic of having two bitches of similar ages in the house. Search inter dog aggression on these boards to see why. It might be a better choice to go with an adult male to try and avoid future problems. Sara
  20. It is horrible when they are in such obvious distress and there is so little we can do to help them. Sending healthy vibes to Gunnar. Sara
  21. I am so sorry for you loss. You gave her the kindest final gift you could. Sara
  22. Hello All, We have received the blood work results and she is Hypothyroid. She is now on Eltroxin (I think) and her appetite has improved immensely and she is back to being her old self... I hadn't realized how long she had been so melancholy. Now that she is obviously feeling better she is certainly back to her old behavior. I am so very happy. The vet noted that her blood sugar level was so incredibly low that it may have caused the seizures so we are not letting her get away with not eating her food. Not that its that hard to convince her now. Thank you every one for all your help and support, I really appreciate it. Fingers crossed she doesn't seize again any time soon so we don't have to go the phenobarb route. Sara
  23. Best Canadian mojo coming your way. Hurry up Sam! Sara
  24. I'm so sorry for your loss. damn foxtails, there has to be a better way to detect them. Sara
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