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Re: About Blackie...

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:13 pm

I'm so sorry Yvette. That doesn't sound like very good news.
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby msvette2u » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:20 pm

I know. I just finished clipping him (had not gotten quite all the mats off before) and bathing him so he'll be clean for his vet visit - he's not really "gained" per se, he's just less dehydrated.
When he has crate time, which, because he's tired, he has a lot of, I have a water bottle hanging on his crate door so he has 24/7 access to water, and he licks it a lot so that has helped with the dehydration I think.
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby patty » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:35 pm

:pray for little Blackie
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Sounds like a trooper for sure. I will definitely keep Blackie in my prayers.
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby jtalt7 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:16 pm

My boy had a 60 white count while I was treating him for coccidiomycosis. You dont have that up north but maybe something else fungal if it isnt cancer ????? Just something to think about, I know from the TBD list I am on some of those dogs can get insane WBCs........... Good Luck !
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby msvette2u » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:24 pm

Hm...fungal. I didn't think of that.
Well we're back from the vet, his prostate is okay, he had a cheat grass in his foot that just popped up and they removed it and they did a repeat CBC.
The bad news is it won't go out until tomorrow - so we won't know until Saturday or Monday.
He had gained a few lbs., which is good news - he was 15.13 today and he was 13 something the first day!
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby PitBull-Lady » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:35 pm

that is good news, well better news :). Fingers crossed!
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby Libby » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:39 pm

Ah poor boy!

He'll be in my thoughts.
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby msvette2u » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:19 pm

His WBC is down to 40,000!!
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby bigbadbully » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:56 pm

msvette2u wrote:His WBC is down to 40,000!!

:yay: I hope he continues to make progress! is he gaining weight still?
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby msvette2u » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:26 am

Well he's not losing - it's just a matter of time I'm sure PLUS getting those teeth pulled.
When we first got Napoleon in, it took him a long time, 3 - 4mos. to really see gain - his teeth were horribly rotten and abscessed though, not as bad probably as this guy's.
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby msvette2u » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:40 pm

Happy update here - Blackie's WBC is down to 13,000!!! That's WNL!
His RBCs are coming up too!
I can't get over what good food and TLC will do for a dog.
He's awesome. He's almost recovered, well, his bloodwork says anyway - he's gaining but it's slow going of course, but his attitude is so much better now.
We'll recheck his thyroid levels in a month or so :)
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby heartbullies » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:53 pm

Hooray! Congrats to Team Blackie.
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby Kirstan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:23 am

Good for Blackie!!
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Re: About Blackie...

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:27 am

YAY!! Go Blackie!! :nana:
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