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Aquitaine woke me up at 4:25 this morning pacing and not well. Just like the day we went to the ER and discovered the mass that caused her splenectomy.We walked, she peed, could not get comfortable. Clearly not feeling well. Took her to the ER where her specialist is on staff (teaching hospital).She has been admitted . Cranial stomach pain (how mass presented). They are doing blood and urine tests. Suggestion of pancreatitis.Since we are dealing with PLN I am really worried.We met a man there who was leaving his grey boy for an MRI. He has two told him about GT and how great everyone was, and what good advice he could get. Please hold a good thought for his boy, too. I forgot to say that the grey boy's name is Chewy, his race name was Artie and he the MRI was for his front leg which has a plate in it. I hope all went well with him and that his papa comes here to GT.5:15 pm updateThey are keeping her overnight. She is on pain meds, fluids, stomach meds. She won't eat for them. She wouldn't eat in the hospital back in December when she had her surgery either, not even for me. She really doesn't like it there.No mass was found on the ultrasound. Slight swelling of the lymph nodes in the cranial stomach area but not out of line with pancreatitis. They are not worried, just keeping her as an abundance of caution.I told them that if they wanted to call at 2 am to let her come home they could but the vet was quite clear with me that overnight meant overnight.The initial read on her BUN and Creatine is that there has been no change since July. In truth, her levels have been pretty much the same since long before the PLN was diagnosed. My own doctor reminded me that since we found the PLN with a blood test, rather than symptoms, we could have a decent length of time.Whatever the outcome, my girl will have no pain. If I have to let her go earlier than I want to, they have agreed to not fight me on that. No pain.Thursday Morning 10:30 amI just spoke to the specialist. He has reviewed her labs and examined her and cleared me to bring her home. In no particular order:

  • He finds no abdominal discomfort on deep palpation
  • Bloodwork and urine results are stable
  • No evidence of ulcers or gall stones
  • No renal progress
  • Very, very mild lymp node enlargment in the stomach which readiologist feels is reactive to pain/event that brought her to hospital
  • No longer thinks it is pancreatitis but not sure what it was -- could have been bad gas
  • Still not eating but he acknowledges that she is one of those dogs who is not going to eat while in the hospital
  • They did have to put her in the cone of shame becase she was eating her cathether.

I am going to to ask/tell my boss that I can bring her home and hopefully she will understand that I need to finish the afternoon via remote. There is nothing that I cannot do with my laptop at home that I can do here, with the exception of faxing, and I do that maybe 1 day a month!Fingers crossed.Thank you, all of you, for your caring and support. It means the world to us.


Friday morning


Yesterday afternoon and last night were uneventful. Extra peeing due to the IV fluids. I fell asleep on the couch and she made tiny poo drips but I woke up and got her outside for the rest.


She has eaten 3 small meals. I don't want to tax her stomach with a full meal yet. I gave her sliced chicken breast, green beans and mashed potatoes along with some K/D. She ate all but the K/D! She is eating her cookies.


She is on Carafate for 7 days which is new to me but she is good about the syringe. The walker will do the mid-day doses for us.


I've even taken a few minutes to fill out the claim form and get that back to the vet. Might as well start the process on getting some money back on this $2,000 tummy ache!

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:goodluck for Aquitaine.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21), Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10-12/22), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08-4/23). Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09-4/24)

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Please let this be something simple :goodluck --- you and Aquitaine deserve a break!

good luck and let us know what the test results come back with.

lorinda, mom to the ever revolving door of Foster greyhounds

Always in my heart: Teala (LC Sweet Dream) , Pepton, Darbee-Do (Hey Barb) , Rascal (Abitta Rascal), Power (Beyond the Power), and the miracle boy LAZER (2/21/14), Spirit (Bitter Almonds) 8/14

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Sending prayers for a quick and painless resolution. Aquitaine has been through enough! (...and so has her Mom!) :grouphug :grouphug :grouphug

Linda, Mom to Fuzz, Barkley, and the felines Miss Kitty, Simon and Joseph.Waiting at The Bridge: Alex, Josh, Harley, Nikki, Beemer, Anna, Frank, Rachel, my heart & soul, Suze and the best boy ever, Dalton.<p>

:candle ....for all those hounds that are sick, hurt, lost or waiting for their forever homes. SENIORS ROCK :rivethead

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Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) and Abbey Field.  Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Good thoughts for you and Aquitaine. I hope that gentleman's pup is okay too.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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oh no :( sending many prayers for your baby :hope :hope :hope

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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Sending here too!

Mom to Macho (JS XtremeMachine 1/12/2007 -8/17/2012 ... Gotcha day 9/2/2011. I miss you BigMan)
Moonbeam (Ninos Full Moon 11/1/2009, Gotcha day 9/2/2012), Hattie (Kiowa Hats Off 4/14/2011, Gotcha day 10/13/2012), Keiva (JS Igotyourbooty 1/12/2007, Gotcha Day 1/8/2014)
Jimmy (Blu Too James 06/26/2014, Gotcha day 09/12/2015)
, a shepard mix named Tista, some cats, and some reptiles.

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Sending lots of prayers for you and your girl.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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