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by Nichole
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 83067

Re: Pet Insurance

My insurance costs about $23/month per each dog. Why would it cost thousands a year to insure your pup?

I was recently hit with a 4k vet bill. Color me happy I don't have to pay all of it.
by Nichole
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

Incision site 5 days post surgery.

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by Nichole
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

Weighed Sadie this morning. She has gained 1.3 lbs in 3 days. We have about 2-2.5 pounds left to go!

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by Nichole
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

A little video I just took of Sadie. Feeling better. Sleeping less (which is a bummer), more active and alert, hungry ALL THE TIME ... basically she's very very close to being normal. Aside from the massive amount of staples on her abdomen, of course. Here's a video of her pleading with me to throw ...
by Nichole
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

it's official. Sadie is feeling better. She found her (old, tore up, but working) ball. Now the real fun of forcing her to rest begins.

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by Nichole
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roc in hospital
Replies: 63
Views: 13494

Re: Roc in hospital

Gooooo roc!!!!!!! :yipee:
by Nichole
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

A little video of Sadie's first few minutes home after bringing her home from the hospital. I love her wicked tail at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_2xQtZMD5I
by Nichole
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

Everything about Sadie's presentation was odd. She was so sick, but hid it well. The techs called her the happiest sick dog they ever met. It really scares me to think if I had waited till the more typical symptoms presented, it may have been too late. One of the vets said many stoic dogs (ie bull a...
by Nichole
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

We're doing good. She is sleeping a ton, and we're figuring out ways around the jumping and stairs issue. Sleeping on the couch was hell for me, but it was very comforting to wake up and feel her next to me. Here is a pic of her incision site, 48 hours post op. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/h...
by Nichole
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roc in hospital
Replies: 63
Views: 13494

Re: Roc in hospital

I firmly believe that when it is medically possible for them to be home, they should be there. Hospitals are very busy places and they get very little rest. Sadie just came home from the hospital and the vets tell me she slept very little there because of all the activity. SHe has done nothing but s...
by Nichole
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ideas for abdominal surgery issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Re: Ideas for abdominal surgery issue?

She is on tramadol for pain. She has been on it before so I have a good feel for how she reacts to it. Sadie isn't a dog who says "this hurts" often (that is why the vets thought she was fine when in fact her stomach and diaphragm had been perforated) so when she says "this hurts"...
by Nichole
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ideas for abdominal surgery issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Ideas for abdominal surgery issue?

Sadie had pretty major abdominal surgery yesterday - thread about that here: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=153094 Sadie has to be carried up/down stairs, lifted on/off the sofa, etc. She tenses her abdomen while picked up and held. She makes "this hurts" noises while ...
by Nichole
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

:yipee: Sadie is home! :yipee: She's under the usual no jumping orders, so needs to be lifted on/off furniture and carried up/down stairs. The furnture is tough. She'll jump on/off before you can blink. She surprised me by jumping in the car and disobeyed my order to stay while i opened the hatch of...
by Nichole
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 19896

Re: Sadie isn't well

Sadie is doing fine. They gave her some breakfast and now they're watching to make sure she keeps it down. He told me to call back at 2-3pm for another update. I asked if there was a chance she'd be able to come home today and he said there was a chance, but wouldn't give me odds. He said her surger...
by Nichole
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roc in hospital
Replies: 63
Views: 13494

Re: Roc in hospital

Thinking of Roc this morning. I hope he had a good day with you.

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