What do you make of this?? Copper again...

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Postby msvette2u » May 5th, 2006, 7:59 pm

Well hubby took Copper in and the vet wants a urine sample, first thing in the AM on Monday. Apparently she'll do the bloodwork and urine stuff that day and an Xray.
Like you said, Malli, she said she may need to have him do an ultrasound which could be over $300.00. And I was right, they don't have a machine here - he'd have to go in to one of the spendy vets in Tri Cities...
I guess we'll take it one step at a time.
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Postby a-bull » May 5th, 2006, 8:17 pm

Geeze, good luck. I hope it all ends in peace of mind and a healthy, (albeit chubby), pup. :)

I'll be thinking about her. :wink:
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Postby cheekymunkee » May 5th, 2006, 9:21 pm

Hopefully they can get the answers they need with the tests from Monday. Keeping my fingers crossed for good results
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Postby msvette2u » May 5th, 2006, 9:52 pm

Amen to that Debby. We sure can't afford hundreds of bucks to diagnose him but we'll do the best we can for the little guy. I love him to pieces.

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I don't mean to make it sound like he isn't worth it. To date, he's been to the vet 2x in the two years we've had him, for teeth cleaning and pulling, and you all know that isn't cheap...plus 2 other times for injury/soreness to that one leg...to date, he's our most expensive dog! But I guess I'm just not used to older dogs, all our others are less than 5...anyway I'm babbling now. I'm just worried about him, and about it all...
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Postby a-bull » May 5th, 2006, 9:56 pm

He's just so dang cute, though . . . . just look at that face!! :heartbeat:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 5th, 2006, 9:59 pm

Forget the cute face - look at those EYES!!! That boy has the guilt-trip eyes down!!!
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Postby luvmyangels » May 5th, 2006, 10:08 pm

I hope everything goes ok when you go back to the vet on Monday. My mom has 4 wirehaired mini dachshunds. Good luck.
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Postby msvette2u » May 5th, 2006, 10:11 pm

Oh I know. And he wasn't even TRYING in that pic...you cannot resist those eyes...
Once when we first got him, I cleaned his teeth with my pick, which he'd never had done by the looks of them, and he went over to the couch and got up on it, and waited UNTIL I LOOKED at him - and THEN did this huge dramatic "SNUB" so I KNEW I was being ignored...LOL What a character he is!
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Postby msvette2u » May 5th, 2006, 10:12 pm

luvmyangels wrote:I hope everything goes ok when you go back to the vet on Monday. My mom has 4 wirehaired mini dachshunds. Good luck.


Thanks so much - I will let you guys know, for sure :)
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Postby Jenn » May 5th, 2006, 10:20 pm

Poor little Copper, best of luck!
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Postby turtle » May 6th, 2006, 12:06 am

Good luck, fingers and paws crossed that it's nothing serious...
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Postby Malli » May 6th, 2006, 4:16 am

good luck and update us asap :)
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » May 6th, 2006, 9:15 am

Good luck. You'll be in our thoughts.
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Postby msvette2u » May 6th, 2006, 10:35 am

I did but it was almost 15 years ago and damned vet visits were a hellovalot less $$ then!!
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Postby msvette2u » May 8th, 2006, 1:03 am

:( Something is really wrong with Copper. I haven't spent much time with him today because we rearranged our entire front room, but he went to the store with us and waited in the car while we ate with my husband at his job.
So we got home and he ate, as usual, and then with all the hustle of getting the kids off to bed and the dogs all fed for the night, etc, I didn't pay much attention to him either and then my daughter found some feces on the floor. I could tell it was Copper who did it. But he was lying by our bedroom door, his feet tucked up under him and his head out in front of him. I called to him to "go outside" and he didn't want to get up.
Finally got up and outside, and then back inside - and laid down again like that, and when he moves he groans. I picked him up as gently as possible and put him on the couch.
He has an appt. 1st thing in the AM - but he's scaring me :cry: I've never seen him like this.
The thing is he's kind of hunched up and when you touch his sides, just in front of his hips(?) he trembles like it hurts. I don't get it.
I'm so scared for him - I'm about ready to rush him to the ER vet but it's clear in Tri Cities (35 miles away) and the kids are in bed.
If he gets much worse though, I'll bring him in tonight...I know there's probably nobody on here right now, but it makes me feel better to think someone might be :(
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Postby Malli » May 8th, 2006, 4:37 am

Oh no!
He sounds very painful!
I'm so sorry yvette!

keep us updated as you can

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Postby pocketpit » May 8th, 2006, 7:47 am

What's his gum color like? I'd be very worried too! Keep us updated, hope he's okay!
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Postby SisMorphine » May 8th, 2006, 8:09 am

Definitely keep us updated as far as his appointment this morning. Poor little guy :(
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Postby dogcrazyjen » May 8th, 2006, 8:42 am

We are thinking of you, let us know what happens. :cry:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 8th, 2006, 8:43 am

Poor Copper - Inara and I are crossing our fingers for him...let us know how the appt goes as soon as you get back!
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