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I'm sorry about how I keep coming back here about Miles' health, but I'm just so tired and sad.


Seems just when things are getting better we have another set-back.


We had finally gotten him to eat regular meals (althogh smaller than usual) for close to two weeks and then two nights ago, eating was 'OKAY' and then yesterday not eating again.


He's depressed, tired, and weak. He's so damn skinny you can see every bone in his body. He has lost his muscle mass and looks like a skeleton. Last night he was looking at e with his big brown sweet eyes and it was like he was saying, "Mom, what's rong with me?"


It's heartbreaking. Especially because I have to keep telling myself that this may be close to the end.


He's gone from this vibrant happy, playful, loving, chunky Greyhound, into a shell of himself in just a few months.


Tuesday I will take him into see the senior vet who owns the clinic that he goes to. I'd go Monday, but I have my chemo treatment then. We're going to do another blood panel and then some other panels that test digestive enzymes and the such. Maybe a round of the Prednisone could work, but that's our last hope. Mike and I have decided against exploratory surgery. I'm not putting my almost 10 year old weak dog through that just to find out that 'YES' it's IBD, 'YES" it's cancer, or 'HMMM' we don't see anything apparent.


The vet will be able to tell through bloodwork at this point if things are not going to look good, and if that's the case, we'll just keep him comfortable and love him as much as we can.


But please send good thoughts our way that we can find some way of treating Miles. I love him so much and can't imagine our lives without him in it.

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:sad1:grouphug I'm sorry he's so unwell. I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts. :grouphug:goodluck


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I am sorry you are going through such a hard time. I wish both of you to be well.

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I am so sorry that both of you are going through this.


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The roller coaster with Miles must be so very hard. Had hoped he'd stay on a path of progress. :( Keeping your sweet boy in my prayers and sending him :getwell thoughts. Many hugs to you... :bighug

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I am so sorry. Sending my prayers and white light for precious Miles and his family. :grouphug


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I'm so sorry, Lauri. Sending healing thoughts and hugs. I hope the senior vet will have answers the others have not.

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I'm so sorry you are going through this, sometimes not knowing is worse, but I agree with you about the surgery. I have decided against any major surgery for Cody who is almost 13. You know your pup and what's best for both of you.


I wish you the best in your own health issue.



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Sending lots of prayers. Have you tried pred? I can't remember



Dr. Samuels wanted to use that as a a last resort. He'll go in for a check up again and the bloodwork. He's not in pain it seems so that's a plus.


I guess the Prednisone can increase the appetite as well, and even though I am not a big steriod advocate, I feel it's a chance we need to take.


He's got this mass on his right abdomen just past the ribcage. Vet says it COULD be an organ that's obvious now that he's so thin, but I'm thinking it's growing. She'll check it out on Tuesday.




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You and Miles remain in our prayers. I can't even imagine what you're going through. All I know is that you love that boy, and you will do what is best for him. We will go over and light a special candle for both you and him!


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Lauri, you, Miles and the rest of your family are in my thoughts :grouphug

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I'm so sorry. We had to make the difficult decision to put Clay on prednisolone. Other than the peeing and initial reaction to a high pred dosage we started with to get his system "under control", Clay was able to tolerate the pred just fine. I hope you get some more answers from the senior vet.


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I'm so sorry you and Miles are going through this. I know it's stressful and sad to watch him decline. Such a helpless feeling, and we share that---wishing there was something more we could do. But know that lots of prayers and white light are going out to you. Please let us know how he's doing.

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I am so sorry both you and Miles are going thru this. Please do consider using the Prednisone for Miles. It was given last August to Hobbes as a last resort and completely turned things around for the better for him. After the initial dose, he was on a relatively low maintenance dosage and literally saved his life. We had an additional 10 months with him before we lost him to cancer. You'll be in my thoughts and good wishes.


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