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Thanks Karen. :) Chancy's finally seeming to relax a bit, pressed up against the AC vent on her flat bed. :wub: I haven't decided if I'm going to work tomorrow... I'd rather stay home and just watch her.

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~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

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Not a good night. I'm staying home today. I just can't face leaving her when she's this weak. She panted and drooled throughout the night. Different than the previous nights' panting. More rapid and shallow. The kind of panting Sissy did near the end. She's extremely wobbly on her feet this morning, surt of bumping into doorways and furniture. She can see the obstacles, but just sort of wobbles uncontrollably...

 

I haven't tried to get her out in the yard yet. I may need hubby's help getting her back up the stairs to get inside. She wanted nothing to do with her kibble mush, no matter how I watered it. But thank goodness for peanut butter, hotdog buns, and bologna. :chow: I hate to throw her off her regular diet, because of the diarrhea yesterday, but I don't want to give her medications on an empty stomach. She ate a few of her special meatballs too. I think she would eat more of the above items, but I want to let the first round settle a bit. I absolutely want to avoid her vomiting, as it's the number one cause of aspirate pneumonia (a potential complication from the tieback surgery. I'll try another hodgepodge meal in a couple of hours.

 

Hubby's back from walking Tip and Marla. I'm going to try and get Chancy outside now...

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~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

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I'm sorry Chancy is going thru this :sad1 I wish I could snap my fingers and make it all go away....Continued prayers coming your way.

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She made it back up the five steps into the house on her own. :) I was hovering over, in case she needed help, but she did it. My tough ol' tigergirlie. :wub: She had a squishy little poo, which was a massive improvement over yesterday's yellow sulphuric acid squirts. Sorry to be so graphic. :blush:

 

She keeps wanting to tank on water, so I'm a little concerned that she hasn't peed since 11 last night. I don't let her drink too much at once as, again, I'm trying to minimize risk of vomiting. I'll offer another "sandwich" in an hour or so. She's relaxing for now. Panting less.

 

Why are nights always so much harder than days?

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~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

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I can only hope the test results come back soon. My Asia had Erlichia and so did I not too long ago. It takes longer to cure Lymes than erlichia so I hope she is feeling better within a few days. And when you start the doxy she has to have that with food, it made me sick as hell when I didn't eat. When she feels better she will eat, poor dear.

 

Hang in there both of you! :grouphug

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Chancy is sleeping, more or less. Intermittant bouts of panting. She had another hotdog bun and a slice of bologna a little bit ago. I really think she must need to pee soon, but I hate to get her up. It's so much work for her. :( Just yesterday we were able to walk three blocks. Today I worry about her getting to the back yard. I'm wondering if some of this exponentially increased wobbliness is from that awful injection yesterday.

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~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

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We successfully peed outside. :yay:

 

well... Chancy peed outside. I just watched. :lol

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Chancy, there's a candle going to be lit for you this evening in North Dakota . . . . hang in there and give the new drugs a chance to help you.

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Aimee...

 

Just catching up with this....

 

Lots of hugs...it is so tough.....

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I keep looking for updates and cheering everytime you have something a little positive.

 

If it's any consolation, the day before Thanksgiving last year, I thought Pearl was on death's door. Today she's running around like she's 5 instead of 10.

 

Miracles do happen.

 

 

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Chancy has spent the day mostly sleeping. She is still very uncoordinated and stumbly. She did enjoy Carole's home-made food though. :chow: I've been offering her a little snack every few hours. She went outside a few minutes ago and did her business like the good girl she is. Had a nice firm little turd. Simple pleasures, right? :lol

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~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

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What is going on with Chancy sounds exactly like what was going on with my Cecily (Lab) right before she had her Splenectomy.

 

We took her to the E-Vet on Sunday night where they found the enlarged spleen, talked to my Vet on Monday who referred me to the specialist, made appointment for Tuesday with specialist who recommended surgery however Wednesday was the 4th of July. She looked so bad that day, I begged her to stick it out and promised that the Dr would make her feel better in the morning. She was barely able to get up, panting, uncomfortable, wobbly, refused to eat etc. Had surgery on Thursday where they removed a spleen that was larger than a softball. I think she felt instantly better as she barked the whole night until they called us in the morning to come and get her. Cecily's was a hematoma, not cancer. Oh, Cecily is 13 years and 3 months.

 

That enlarged spleen is pushing Chancy's other organs out of the way.

 

I'll be thinking about Chancy :hope

 

 

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What is going on with Chancy sounds exactly like what was going on with my Cecily (Lab) right before she had her Splenectomy.

 

Thank you for your thoughts. The vet felt that Chancy is not currently a candidate for splenectomy due to her low platelet count. If we can get that back into a safe range, we might be able to consider that option.

 

Frankly, I'm feeling sort of overwhelmed by a sudden feeling of doom this afternoon.

 

I was able to get her pills in her via peanut butter, but she is still disinterested in her dogfood, and now has turned up her nose at the special meatballs she ate just fine this morning. She did eat another hotdog bun and a slice of bologna, but she ate them very slowly, hesitantly.

 

Her eyes are still bright, but she has no energy or strength. Her abdomen is huge. The vet estimated that she's carrying around at least a five-pound spleen. It kills me to see her this way. :cry1

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