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Postby amazincc » April 12th, 2008, 4:48 am

It's 4:30 in the morning... I just cleaned up vomit for the probably 10th time. Mick hasn't been eating, but I got him to try a little bit of rice and boiled chicken, and he promptly threw it up. He is throwing up every time he drinks water... and it all has the MOST god-awful smell to it.
He is positively miserable and just collapsed on his pillow, and I'll be calling the vet in a few hours.
He's tired... I'm tired... I'm barricaded in my room so he doesn't see me cry, because it upsets him.

I HATE this. :sad2: :cry: :(
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Postby gayrghts » April 12th, 2008, 5:04 am

Awe... poor Mick...

Why don't you take up all water, and food, for several hours to let the belly rest... and THEN after at least 4 hrs or so.... let him have some ice chips.... or an ice cube... and then very SLOWLY work up to some bland food
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Postby CinderDee » April 12th, 2008, 5:11 am

Oh, Christine, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope a visit to the vet for some fluids, etc will make him feel much better.
I'm keeping you both in my thoughts and sending love & hugs. I know how tough this is. (((xtra hugs)))
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Postby pocketpit » April 12th, 2008, 5:20 am

Giant hugs and tons of good wishes coming from our household! :groupHug:
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Postby iluvk9 » April 12th, 2008, 6:52 am

You have all of us behind you, Christine. Positive thoughts sent your way.
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Postby Marinepits » April 12th, 2008, 8:23 am

Thinking of you and sending up lots of prayers. *hugs*
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Postby Beth » April 12th, 2008, 10:07 am

Just seeing this now. Christine, you and Mick are in my thoughts and Prayers.
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Postby hugapitbull » April 12th, 2008, 10:08 am

I can't imagine how difficult this is for both of you. It really sucks that you are must go through all of this to make him better. Hopefully the vet can get him feeling better, and able to keep something in his tummy.

Lots of healing thoughts for Mick and supportive thoughts for you, I know you are exhausted from worry.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 12th, 2008, 10:25 am

Hopefully you're at the vet by now, maybe getting some sub-q fluids... Tons of good thoughts and prayers coming from my way. I know you'll update us as soon as you can...

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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 12th, 2008, 10:28 am

Hugs , well wishes and a lot of prayers!!!!!!!!!!! :sad2:

My heart aches when I read things like this.

Hang in there MICK & fight the cancer!!
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Postby SisMorphine » April 12th, 2008, 10:59 am

I just saw this. Lots of good thoughts for Mr. Mick and you Christine!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby KJS » April 12th, 2008, 11:59 am

Big amounts of best BULLY LOVE coming to you from far,far away right now!
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Postby airwalk » April 12th, 2008, 12:13 pm

Ah Mickey...now no scaring Mom...

hopefully the vet can get things back on track
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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 12th, 2008, 2:38 pm

Any news?
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Postby Malli » April 12th, 2008, 2:50 pm

Oh No Mickey :( I'm glad you took him in Christine, its just been too long without proper hydration and all this pukey pukey :(
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 12th, 2008, 4:09 pm

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Postby madremissy » April 12th, 2008, 4:18 pm

:sad2: I just got home from vacation is this is the first post I read. I am so sorry to hear that he is not feeling good. I guess I need to catch up but has he been like this long. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Come on Mickey you can do this.
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Postby CinderDee » April 12th, 2008, 7:58 pm

Just checking to see if there's an news.

Keeping you both in my thoughts!
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Postby amazincc » April 12th, 2008, 10:00 pm

Wow... what a loooong day, and what an ordeal...
Took Mick to the new ER clinic that Dr. Correa recommended because she was out of town.
His bloodwork was out of whack... and he lost FIVE pounds since Tuesday. :shock: :(
WBC low 2.1
Mono low 0.09
NEU low 1.25
EOS low 0.05
The rest was in the low to normal range... I'm not even sure what the above numbers really mean... like I said - it was a LONG day.
Anyway... the clinic had one long hallway, and the "rooms" are separated by curtains only... you can hear all the patients crying, squeaking, howling, etc. - very disconcerting for an already anxious animal. :neutral:
Mick received some IV fluids as well as a new anti-nausea med. They gave me an antibiotic to give at home.
He was a basket case!
He hyperventilated, had the dry heaves, and was terrified beyond reason... I finally decided to take him home (yep, against the advise of the attending vet... :oops: :cry: ) and I've been giving him 1/4 cup of water every hour, also got him to eat a little bit of rice mixed w/some wet dog food a couple of hours ago... so far, so good... it's staying down.

Beast was muzzled when we got there and while he was being worked on... however, I wasn't allowed to take off his muzzle while he was on the IV, even w/nobody present but myself (they said because of "liability reasons") and he just freaked out. I actually think he had a full-blown panic attack and after 2 1/2 hours of struggling to keep him calm I decided that enough was enough...
I'm NOT knocking the vet OR the policy... I DO understand that he is difficult and NEEDS to be muzzled... but it's hard to watch, and I think also a tad counterproductive - so, I signed him out and we went home.
The ER vet was very understanding, but did tell me that he wasn't in favor of my decision... we parted on good terms though, and I do like the clinic and the staff.

Thanks for the good thoughts... I REALLY appreciate all the support here, because today I felt like I was losing my mind.

I'm SO glad we have next week off... and, of course, once again I questioned my motives of putting him through all this crap. :confused:

He did pick me up a leaf when we left and I was in tears over it... I had no idea that it would be this hard... poor Beast is doing his best to keep ME happy... he is one of a kind.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 12th, 2008, 10:14 pm

What a crappy day for you and Beastie. :( I really hope the new anti-nausea drugs work out for him. Inara asked me to have you lick his face for her. I told her you probably wouldn't, but I'm forwarding her request. On my end, I'll be happy if you just give the big lug some awesome scritches on his butt.
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