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Postby hugapitbull » September 23rd, 2010, 5:13 am

plebayo wrote: I'm excited because some important dates are coming up, September 30th it will be a year since official diagnoses, I think she's technically in remission because there is an "absence of disease activity" IE: it hasn't really grown, October 2nd it will be a year since her first chemo treatment, and of course October 31st she's going to be 14yrs old! I remember when I just wanted her to make it to 13 last year, I can't believe she's going to be 14!


WoW :confetti: Awesome milestones! You've done a great job with her this past year. Keep kicking butt, Miss Sophie. Show them what an 'old' dog can do.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 23rd, 2010, 7:06 am

Woo hoo! Those are amazing dates!
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Postby plebayo » September 24th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Apparently I spoke too soon.

:(

Sofie had a weird episode last night where she pooped in her kennel at work, which never happens. I moved her to another kennel and she vomited. I cleaned that up and then she had diarrhea everywhere. I've noticed her urine doesn't seem as concentrated as it should either so I pulled some blood and ran a BUN/Creatinine.

Her BUN was 80 [high end of normal is 27] and her creatinine was 3.8 [high end is 1.8 I think].

We are putting her on fluids for the weekend, we will recheck values on monday. she is on canned k/d and if her values do not improve we'll need to make further plans.
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Postby amazincc » September 24th, 2010, 10:58 pm

:( Ugh... sending good thoughts and healing vibes her way. :hug3:
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Postby plebayo » September 25th, 2010, 12:34 am

amazincc wrote::( Ugh... sending good thoughts and healing vibes her way. :hug3:



Thanks. The whole scenario bites. We've had several kidney cases as of late, all dogs, and they just don't seem to handle it as well as cats. On x-ray Sofie's kidney's have shrunk significantly, they're about half the size they should be :/ lame.
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Postby iluvk9 » September 25th, 2010, 7:09 am

Hugs to you and Sophie! Hang in there....sometimes because YOU know "too much" about medical stuff, you may over think results and scenarios.

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Postby madremissy » September 25th, 2010, 7:34 am

Sending plenty of good thoughts Sophie's way.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » September 25th, 2010, 8:51 am

Sending good thoughts and hugs your way.
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Postby hugapitbull » September 25th, 2010, 9:06 am

Suzanne, crossing all the paws and fingers AND sending all the :goodthoughts: and :hug3: I can find. Hoping this is just a small bump in the road.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 25th, 2010, 9:11 am

So many good thoughts Suzanne - you know we're all rooting for you guys. :hug3:
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Postby plebayo » September 25th, 2010, 5:18 pm

Thank you everyone for the support. I appreciate it so much.

First night on fluids went well. She did better in the kennel than I thought she would. She is eating the canned k/d surprisingly, the stuff doesn't smell like much but she seems to like it. She did gain about a pound but the doctor on today said she felt that was pretty normal, she probably gained back what she lost in fluids and I'll just weigh her twice a day [till monday] to make sure she isn't retaining fluid. She seems to be perkier... hopefully this means the values will go down. I'm not sure - if the values go down what exactly the plan will be, how much time we'll have etc.
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Postby iluvk9 » September 25th, 2010, 5:27 pm

All that matters is that she has been well loved and cared for, no matter how much "time" she has.
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Postby plebayo » September 25th, 2010, 5:30 pm

iluvk9 wrote:All that matters is that she has been well loved and cared for, no matter how much "time" she has.


Thanks for the reminder :hug3:. I also totally agree about knowing way too much and over thinking things. That's kind of where I'm at now.
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Postby hugapitbull » September 25th, 2010, 5:34 pm

iluvk9 wrote:All that matters is that she has been well loved and cared for, no matter how much "time" she has.


A great reminder for all of us!
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Postby plebayo » September 25th, 2010, 8:58 pm

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Just a quick picture of Sofie while she was at work with me today. She looks pretty good for feeling like poop!
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Postby hugapitbull » September 25th, 2010, 9:07 pm

She does look good.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 25th, 2010, 9:21 pm

Look at her pink hoodie!
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » September 25th, 2010, 9:25 pm

She's stylin. :)
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Postby plebayo » September 26th, 2010, 12:23 am

Ugh the little poop disconnected her t-port [part of the IV line]. I think the catheter is still in, I flushed it with 9cc of fluid and didn't see anything get puffy. Hopefully it's still in... had to re-tape everything with masking tape and vetwrap.

Anyway - I'm kind of reminiscing and listening to music to make a video for her [when the time comes]. Looking at old pictures, crying... just wanting to share - I am so completely stressed out.

Sofie raised both Napolean and LiLo. I really think she made Napolean the dog loving cat he is today.

First day home:
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My favorite picture of them[I have a much larger version somewhere lol]:
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Sofie and Napolean today:
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Postby CinderDee » September 26th, 2010, 3:08 am

Very sweet pics. :heartbeat: I'm keeping you & Sophie in my thoughts. :)
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