Copper is sick

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Copper is sick

Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:39 pm

I don't know what's wrong with Copper.
He ate Milk Chocolate Cherries Saturday evening and yesterday, acted ill, ate poo, ate grass, puked up said poo and grass, then in the middle of the night he vomited again, more poo and grass, is what it looked like.
This AM, I figured he's got to be cleaned out and hungry so I fed him his normal meal, and he looked horrible all AM and then threw up a bit ago. I just got done cleaning that up.
I have an appt. for him at 2:15pm., please say a prayer and think good thoughts for my old doggie. I hope it's nothing serious.
He's still pooping OK and in face had a BM this AM. He has bowel sounds and his stomach is not hard. I don't know why he's puking.


Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:04 pm

He puked again, most the water he drank this AM :(

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Postby SadiesHuman » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:05 pm

aww poor Copper. I'll keep in him my thoughts today. Good luck!!

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Postby blkngldbabe » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:57 pm

Fingers Crossed...any news for us?

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Postby pblove » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:03 pm

back from vet yet??
How is Cooper doing now??

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Postby Jazzy » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:37 pm

Oh goodness! Sending good thoughts and prayers out to the 2 of you!!!!

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Postby ZiggysMom » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:45 pm

:( That oughta teach him to eat your chocolate cherries.

It won't, but it oughta.


Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:57 pm

Well I had to leave him there, she's running a ton of bloodwork, I hope his kidneys are OK!
She thought MAYBE it's chocolate toxicity that just took longer to come on??
She's not really sure - she's going to do an Xray and maybe start an IV - I reminded them that when he had his spleen out he tore his IV out of his arm, so don't waste the $$ on an IV if he's going to shred it and rip it out of his arm!
But he was a little dry after throwing up all AM. I told them to also keep in mind Jeff can start one here on him, if necessary...

Anyway - I'm waiting for them to call so I can go pick him up...maybe we'll have an idea of what's wrong now.

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Postby dot » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:59 pm

I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything is ok. I have a hard time dealing with older dogs when they get sick - I feel so bad for them.


Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:03 pm was sad, too, because she came out into the waiting room herself, to get him and she said "Oh boy, that's not Copper...!" because he looked so very sad and depressed.
What's odd is that he didn't have symptoms of bloat, but he was clearly miserable.

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Postby Dozer » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:58 pm

aww poor guy. im sure he'll be ok. good luck though. :thumbsup:



Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:56 pm

The vet thinks Pancreatitis!!! :crybaby:

They were going to keep him but I told them, no, I wanted him home, besides, there's nobody there at night, what's the point of that??
So they put in a catheter and sent us home with fluids, and he's NPO for at least 24hrs...

Bloodwork is pending. I'm so worried!!!


Postby msvette2u » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:43 pm

Someone...tell me he'll be ok...

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Postby bellabear » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:48 pm

:hug: Aww :frown: You have to have faith and believe that he will be okay and say lots of :pray I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck to the little guy and to you. How long does bloodwork take?

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Postby Leslie H » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:20 pm

My sister's wheaten recovered fully from a very bad bought of pancreatitis, that was likely brought about by him eating something semi-toxic.
Hoping for the best for Copper.

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