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Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby jtalt7 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:57 am

Was hoping to get some good thoughts for my Bean. Been a tough 6 mos for the dude and now we are hospitalized for pancreatitis.

Thankfully I can do most of it at home as I can take everything home.

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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby Madeleinemom » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:50 am

Sending Bean well wishes - our Trusty had it about three years ago - it was tough going there for a while, but he pulled through - and I am sure Bean will as well!
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:40 am

Bean is in my positive, healing thoughts. He is such a handsome fellow.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby dogs4jen » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:41 am

:hug: to Bean.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby turtle » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:56 am

Awww poor old guy, I hope he is feeling better soon!
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby HappyPuppy » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:00 pm

Poor baby Bean...... That's great you can treat at home ... best medicine all the way around! Feel better, soon, sweetie!!
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby Leslie H » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:04 pm

I'm sorry to hear that Bean is ill. Old lady Xanny and I send him healing thoughts. Getting old is pretty sucky.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby nic » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:28 pm

Get well soon Bean. :)
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Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby jtalt7 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:13 pm

So we are thinking we are on the mend. Ate and drank with no vomiting so far. Last diarrhea was 5am, pulled cath so stopped fluids and iv meds.....god I hope this is it. I lost his brother 3 yrs ago to pancreatitis and acute liver failure and thats all I've been thinking about. I also have convinced myself his mast cell has gone to his pancreas...... Not a rational thought, I should know better, BUT doesnt help.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:36 pm

Glad to hear he's feeling a bit better. Sending big hugs to you both! :hug:
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Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby jtalt7 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:52 pm

And we are nauseous. DAMN IT, and that is why you never can get excited too soon when your dog has pancreatitis. Continuing injectable meds.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby nic » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:44 pm

Come on Bean,you can do it boy.
One of my dogs had an attack of pancreatitis,and once stable never suffered from it again for the rest of her life,I'm hoping for the same for Bean.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby julie64 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:01 pm

Sending lots of healthy thoughts to handsome Bean.
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Re: Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby BrokenAquarian » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:07 pm

Get well soon(NOW!) Bean! :pray

So, what types of things cause Pancreatitis?
I've only heard of excessive fat consumption. You're saying that cancer can cause it too?
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Bean has Pancreatitis

Postby jtalt7 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:35 am

Extra Fat consumption is the usual suspect but a lot of times you have no idea. Bean hasnt had one thing out of the ordinary in his diet so that is not his deal. You can also get pancreatitis secondary to liver failure and I have seen it in dogs secondary to a splenic mass and liver masses.

I am sure dogs can get cancer in their pancreas thus causing pancreatitis but it is highly unlikely mct would cause it. I am one to jump to worst case scenario on my dogs and we just removed a mct off him in December so I Had convinced myself it had meted to his pancreas. Highly unlikely.

We are feeding a low fat diet right now and will switch back in a week or so.
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