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Prayers for my pup, Utah Please & pup and home updates.

Friday, October 04, 2013

OK I will pick up this 'story' at the important part. Utah...

This was from Wednesday. We work that morning and he was licking madly on his elbow. He had a lump as big as a golf ball. He was not eating and felt really crummy.

The elbow was infected. They call it hygroma. Super big dogs gets this from plopping down on their elbows on hard surfaces. They shaved and bandaged it and more of course. I need to change the bandage every second or third day.

He also had terribly dirty ears. Terrible appetite and out of wack hind legs. That is another story. The hind legs have been worse since his 9/1 cluster seizures. She did the normal blood work as well to check phenobarbital and liver levels.

Then we get home and my DH and I go out for dinner. That was nice. We are talking more and spending more time together.


8PM seizure. NOT good. Oddly enough he did eat after the seizure though. I slept on the floor with him all night long. There was no way I was going to risk a moment in bed. No seizures through the night Thank God!

Then 11:30 yesterday another seizure. He had not eaten his breakfast and felt terrible. I called the vet again and she called me back between surgeries. It ends up his blood work had come back. Phenobarb was a little high (36 and we like it below 35) and his liver levels were through the roof (736 and 300 is a bit high). His prior high was 606 last April.

So off to the emergency clinic we go. They did an abdominal ultrasound. His liver dd not look bad (in the sense it did not look like typical livers with too high phenobarb levels). But his gallbladder look poor. They plan to do a biopsy type thing (something like it but less intrusive) this morning. I was not able to see the Neurologist as he was in surgery.

Overall I received better treatment then my last fiasco with the Emergency clinic. Then... as I was driving away, the Neurologist come out. I got out of the car and had a really good convo with him. We are hoping this is all a freak thing having to do with the infection.

They will do the test this morning and then hopefully just put him on another antiobotic. regarding the elliptic seizures, we will keep him on 2 phenoboarb (exactly where I want him) and 5 zonosimide and add one other med twice a day. This combination should work.

And hopefully all will settle in his system and we will do more liver and pheno barb tests later. I called this morning and spoke with a very alert knowledgeable person. I really feel like he is getting better care this time. Thank goodness. He had no more seizures.

He is just super out of it and still had no appetite.

Positive thoughts for my pup are greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for being there after my being away for so long.

House drama (which started 9/26) in next blog.

Well, NO... more Utah news. I got a call from a Doc this morning that told me he did have another seizure last night at 7PM. I DO NOT KNOW how that can not know this. How can they not have the correct info.

Anyway, he has a temp and high white blood cell counts. He is still very lethargic and they want to do additional tests. They want to culture the hygroma on his elbow. They also want to do another liver test to make sure he is not going into liver failure or going septic. I need to look that up. They want to keep him today. Oh and his liver level (ATL) was 801. This is the one that I mentioned 300 is a bit high. NOT GOOD. My poor boy.

I am not sure where I am. I just want to curl up in bed and block all this out. Instead I will try to do some research i suppose and TRY to have confidence in the emergency clinic.

Since I am here I will mentioned that my kitchen has been torn apart for 8 days now. No sink, dish washer, stove, oven, anything. Workers are here twice a day at least. There are fans and heat working to dry the kitchen flooring and crawl space. The issue was a water heater pipe.

Life is just a challenge at the moment. I have been working from home to deal with all the people in and out. All that matters is that by boy gets better.

I appreciate your continued support.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLUENOSE63 10/9/2013 6:59AM

  Wow this is one of those times when you are probably thinking....okay what else is going to happen? Well what is going to happen is the SP dog lovers will be sending you prayers for your pup! Let us know how he does in the oncoming days.

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LEANJEAN6 10/9/2013 6:48AM

    Oh my goodness--I will pray for this dog--and you-Lynda

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CLOVER2 10/5/2013 11:21PM

  Prayers for your furbaby and the whole family. It is so hard when they aren't well.

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LOPEYP 10/5/2013 4:54PM

    Poor guy. I hope all works out well. Keeping positive thoughts for all of you

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HDHAWK 10/5/2013 3:30PM

    Poor pup! Sending prayers to you and your beautiful dog.

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SOPHIEDO13 10/5/2013 3:01PM

    Sorry Utah is sick I will say a prayer and hope for the best !! My sisters dog also has seizures. Hope all else will get under control soon.

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BOILHAM 10/5/2013 1:55PM

    Wishing a speedy recoverry for Utah!

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/5/2013 11:39AM

    You have way too much on your plate right now. I will be lifting you and Utah up in my prayers today. I pray healing for your precious pup, he is so handsome. I know some of what you are going through as we experienced our yellow lab and golden lab before her, go through cancer.

Keep us posted. emoticon emoticon

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KEKEIKO 10/5/2013 8:47AM

    Oh my gosh - One thing after another. Poor Utah & poor you!
Enough stress already! The kitchen too! Good grief! emoticon

Anyone would want to fold but you're keeping strong like a good parent does. Utah needs you and you are there for him. Sending prayers of strength & healing your way.
emoticon and gentle hugs.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/4/2013 10:34PM

    Prayers for Utah and for you. May God bless you as you deal with all that is going on. You are definitely a very strong lady!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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REDDOGMOM 10/4/2013 9:40PM

    The dogs and I will keep you and Utah in our thoughts. I hope things turn better for you both.

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LINDA! 10/4/2013 8:47PM

    Prayers sent!!! emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 10/4/2013 6:16PM

    I honestly don't know how you are holding up and continuing to go, go, go. I would be a total mess. Maybe you are and I just don't realize it. I'm praying for Utah and for your kitchen. Holy Moly! Tell the big man upstairs that you are through needing any challenges for this year. You deserve smooth sailing from here on out. When you see Utah again, give him a hug. I know Apsen is watching over him! And you too! emoticon emoticon

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CARRIEMT 10/4/2013 3:57PM

    I could handle the elbow thing, but the seizures freak me out and I don't blame you a bit for sleeping next to him. I would have done the same thing.
Sending positive vibes and prayer to you and Utah.

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ROSEWAND 10/4/2013 2:29PM

    Sending you and your precious pup lots of
prayers and positive energies. emoticon

I know how hard this is.

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    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers and sending good thoughts and vibes your way!

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