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Old 12-19-2012, 12:56 AM
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Sending good thoughts your way! I really really hope that they are able to do the surgery.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:05 AM
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I'm really sorry to hear her other leg went out. I will be thinking of her and hoping the vet decides she will be stable enough for the surgery.
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So sorry to hear you have to go through this, I can only imagine how much it hurts to see your baby in pain. I do hope that she is a candidate for surgery and that she pulls through. Meanwhile, I'd like to suggest looking into some remedies for her heart condition as well. My Chinese Crested Julian has had multiple heart problems since day one; he had one surgery, and has been on supplements ever since to help battle his remaining issues. Despite the vets originally not thinking he'd live more than a year, he's over a year and a half now and completely symptom free. We follow the regimin suggested by http://caninehearthealth.com/ but other than the heart tonic (only $25 and lasts a while for a tiny dog) we buy everything else from other sources and it's not expensive at all. "Everything else" consists of of L-Carnitine, Taurine, Ginger and Cayenne that he gets 2-4 times daily. We just add it to his food and that's that... I can't rave enough how much it's helped him. He's never coughed, never been lethargic; if you didn't see his vet paperwork you'd never know anything was wrong with him. Just wanted to mention that, since I've heard of quite a few cases of terminal heart complications that have improved, despite all odds, with natural treatment. Do check out that above link if you get a chance, it's very well worth it. I wish you both the best of luck!!! xxx
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Update: After looking over her echocardiogram her cardiologist does NOT recommend she go under for surgery :'( I kind of had that crappy feeling....I've decided to try my best to keep her pain free with the meds and at least let her stay with me for the holidays...I'm not really sure when I can let her go just yet, she still seems to act like she has a lot of life left in her just a different type of life; sleeping in mama's bed thats now on the floor lol, no jumping, running etc. ::tears::

Today she finally started eating her kibble, urinating and moving her bowels..tried to play with her toys..snuck up the stairs on me..actually moved around a good part of the day with slight use of her leg I was completely shocked but I'm kind of thinking maybe she just needed to get used to the meds and now has? I don't think she has anything torn on the other leg, just the patella acting up from putting more weight on it. (I hope that's only the case)

I'm sure she will still enjoy opening her Christmas present next week!


Thank you for all your kind words and support!! <3


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Old 12-20-2012, 02:14 AM
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Hang in there...I would call a different vet and talk to them.

My ferret, Thatcher, was diagnosed with lymphoma a couple of months ago. Juvenile lymphoma is an unpredictable disease with no cure. Rarely do patients live more than a month or two after diagnosis.

I insisted on trying antibiotics along with the steroid treatments. Despite the diagnosis his lymph nodes went down. He is back to normal. I believe he had an infection that presented as swelling all over. We are weaning off of the steroid now.

Even the most unlikely thing can be an option. Think positive for your girl. Maybe she will pull through the surgery the same way my boy did this awful, overwhelming infection. (think lymph nodes the size of gum balls all over...horrible)
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:25 AM
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Prayers and good thoughts for you and T-shay.


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Thinking of you and your little one....
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:21 AM
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I just wanted to say that I hope you find a solution. I think the change in your baby is a sign that she's not ready to give up yet. If they don't want to do the surgery perhaps now is the time to look into these holistic treatments? If they're not expensive and you have time and nothing else to lose then I'd give it a try. Good luck.
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