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Postby Hundilein » August 20th, 2009, 1:51 pm

If anyone can spare some good thoughts for a non-pit bull friend of mine, I'd really appreciate it. Cooper is a 2 year old hound mix and my friend just called and told me that he has some sort of menengitis. The vet thinks it is from an insect bite. The vet told her 99% of dogs don't survive, but they are pumping him full of steroids and antibiotics in the hope that they might be able to get the swelling in his brain to go down. She was supposed to be out of town for three weeks, but flew back last night when she found out he had gotten worse. Cooper is the first dog she's had that's been solely hers, and she is understandably having a hard time with this. Good thoughts for Cooper and for my friend are much appreciated.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 20th, 2009, 1:57 pm

OMG I've never heard of meningitis in dogs - isn't that the "kissing disease"?

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Postby Pit♥bull » August 20th, 2009, 2:08 pm

:goodthoughts: On the way for Cooper :)
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Postby Marinepits » August 20th, 2009, 2:49 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote: isn't that the "kissing disease"?


Nope, that's mononucleosis.

Good thoughts and prayers to Cooper and his family! Please keep us updated on his progress.....
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Postby madremissy » August 20th, 2009, 2:51 pm

Good Thoughts from Georgia!
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Postby katiek0417 » August 20th, 2009, 4:30 pm

Lots of good thoughts from here in MD :hug3:
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Postby iluvk9 » August 20th, 2009, 4:31 pm

Good thoughts for Cooper! :) AND your friend!
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Postby TheRedQueen » August 20th, 2009, 4:44 pm

How awful...positive, healing thoughts headed his way...
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Postby Jenn » August 20th, 2009, 4:55 pm

:goodthoughts: from here too!
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Postby Hundilein » August 20th, 2009, 5:09 pm

Thanks everyone! I told my friend I was going to post here and that this board has done some amazing things. She promised to keep me updated, but I haven't heard anything new yet. She was on her way back to the specialist, which is a few hours from her house, when I talked to her, so I'm hoping I might get a new update some time tonight after she spends some more time with him.
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Postby juniper8204 » August 20th, 2009, 8:07 pm

Good thoughts to your friend and Cooper! How sad...he's so young!
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Postby HappyChick » August 20th, 2009, 8:35 pm

:goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: To your friend and Cooper.
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Postby blabsforbullies » August 20th, 2009, 8:37 pm

We are hoping for a miracle and sending our very best!
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Postby hugapitbull » August 20th, 2009, 9:46 pm

Lots of good thoughts from us to Cooper.
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 21st, 2009, 12:09 am

Good luck puppy! Meningitis ( depending on which it is ) can be VERY nasty. My mom almost died from the viral type years ago. My ex boyfriend contracted the bacterial version from an infected tooth. Both were VERY sick for weeks
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Postby TinaMartin » August 21st, 2009, 8:56 am

Of course I have extra good thoughts! I hope that he pulls through.
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Postby LMM » August 21st, 2009, 9:48 am

Lots of good thoughts coming their way!
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Postby Hundilein » August 21st, 2009, 10:25 pm

I got an update. Didn't get to actually talk to my friend, so this is just what she told me in a text message. They did a CT scan and didn't see a tumor (I wasn't aware that was a concern). The sample of cerebral spinal fluid they took came out cloudy. It should be clear. They sent the sample for more testing. Cooper is still unresponsive.
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Postby Marinepits » August 22nd, 2009, 8:23 am

:( Still hoping for the best.
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Postby TheRedQueen » August 22nd, 2009, 8:54 am

:hug3: Positive thoughts still headed to Cooper...and you and Cooper's mom too...
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