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Luke needs your help. He is in the emergency clinic right now, very very ill with cluster seizures. Luke is the greyhound of one of our key volunteers at GPA-Greater Orlando named Joan. Joan has helped many people on this board get their hounds, and now she needs your prayers for her own dog. Luke is a very special dog to so many of us. He is a big brindle boy who is very gentle and loving. He has had seizures for the past several years, but nothing like he has had this weekend. Since yesterday he has had eight seizures. The e-vet says that his electrolytes are also all out of whack. Currently they have administered propafol and have him sedated trying to give his brain a chance to rest and break this seizure cluster. So, please say a prayer for Luke and for Joan. She just lost her twelve year old girl Duchess last Friday.

Carol Ann

 

Update Monday 1pm

Luke made it through the night, but just barely. He has been transfered to a specialty clinic where he can get the diagnosis and treatment he needs. Right now they are not sure what the underlying cause of this episode is, so they are running tests and keeping him calm. Please continue to pray for this very special boy. Luke is just so very sick, and everyone who loves him is worried to the bone about him.

 

Update Tuesday 9am

Luke is doing better. He is still at the specialty hospital. They were able to get him up and walking, and he went the night seizure free. Now the docs just have to figure out what is going on with him to cause all these problems. Please keep those prayers coming - they are working! Luke's Mom Joan sends her sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to pray for a dog that you don't even know here on Greytalk. What an awesome community of greyhound lovers we have here!

 

Wednesday July 11th - 3pm

Luke is doing better! :yay He is still not out of the woods yet, but has made a lot of progress. The cluster seizures have stopped, although he has had two seizures since then. They are adjusting his phenobarb dosage, and hope that this will prevent anymore breakthrough seizures. All of his paws and legs are very swollen, so that is a mystery that the vets are trying to figure out. If everything continues to improve, Joan hopes to have her boy home on Friday!

 

Please keep up the prayers for Luke and his family - they have all been through so much this past week, and they need the support.

 

Greyt news here! Luke came home from the hospital today! He is weak and tired (they said that he did not sleep much) and still has a long road ahead of him. The doctors want to add a third anti epilepsy drug called Keppra to his phenobarbital and potassium bromide regime. The brand name version of this drug is incredibley expensive at around $15 per DAY, so Joan is hunting for a cheaper source for the generic form. Thank you again for praying for Luke - even though you did not know him. You have no idea how much the prayers were appreciated by everyone who loves this special boy.

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Here is a photo of Cuzzin Luke taken last New Years Eve at my house.

 

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Molly Weasley Carpenter-Caro - 5 Year Old Standard Poodle.

Gizzy, Specky, Riley Roo & Lady - Our beloved Greyhounds waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Prayers for Luke. :hope

Greyhound angels at the bridge- Casey, Charlie, Maggie, Molly, Renie, Lucy & Teddy. Beagle angels Peanut and Charlie. And to all the 4 legged Bridge souls who have touched my heart, thank you. When a greyhound looks into you eyes it seems they touch your very soul.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more then he loves himself". Josh Billings

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Many prayers for Luke. My Saint went into clusters once and it's the hardest thing we ever went through.

Judy, mom to Darth Vader, Bandita, And Angel

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey, Gizmo, Do Bee

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prayers from CT....

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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