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I have an iggie in liver failure. I am trying to figure out how long I should let her be before time. She has been on all the meds and IV fluids. She has started having seizures but bounces back ok. one minute she is very exausted and wont eat the next she seems ok but slow. The meds arent working anymore . How do I know?

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Missy

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Hi Missy,

 

Iggy lover here too. Has she had any recent bloodwork and urinalysis testing? Could be something going on besides her liver.

 

This article posted on GT recently may give you some thoughts on the aspect of when to let her go.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough.html?pagewanted=2&tntemail1=y&_r=2&emc=tnt&

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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I wondered that also. But when the time came, I just knew. It happened so quick for me, it almost seemed like I was on autopilot. Afterward, my head/mind questioned it and I was a mess. But my heart knew it was the right thing to do. Listen to your heart and your little hound....I just knew that for 16 years every decision I made was for the best interest of Maya, so why was I questioning the final one I made? You are in my prayers...I'm so sorry...

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She has had all the bloodwork and sonagrams and a specialist to diagnose. She has hepitias of the liver and it has been dieng and shrinking for 2 months. They just did more bloodwork and her bile acids are through tthe cieling and biliruben also. (not sure of spelling) She has turned alitlle bit yellow. She is taking danamarin sam-E prednisone and anti nausa meds. One minute she eems ok but tired and then he next she seems so sick. She isnt in pain and doesnt seem to be suffering at all. Im afraid and dont know when the time is right.

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So sorry ...we've been in this position more than once.

 

You have to consider her quality of life....

How much pain is she in?

Does she eat willingly?

 

"Better a day too early, than a minute too late".

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Joshi.  Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) Nigel (Nigel), and especially little Mario, waiting at the Bridge.

 

 

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yes we have. she isnt in any pain or suffering. I spoke with the vet this morning. when she starts losing intrest in what she likes is when we will have her cross over. right now we are spoiling her to peasces. I agree I would rather be day early than a day late. My heart is breaking and my other iggie babies know it. I fear it wont be long. Thank you all so much for the advice and support. A dear friend of mine who is in rescue with me and is also part of grey talk suggested you all. I am glad and greatful she did.

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Missy, by any chance are you in Virginia? If so, you might recognize little Tessa in my siggy.

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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I absolutly recognize sweet Tessa Bean :-) I have her hubby oreo aka biggie. I adopted him. He is my Razon's litter mate. How are you?

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Tessa is still a hoot and we adore her.

 

Sorry you are going through rough times with your iggy girl.

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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I'm so sorry to hear that Razon is gone. :( I will add her to the list of Bridge Angels in Remembrance.

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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thank you all for the advice and being there. How is your crew Duckie? please hug and give kisses to all from me

Tessa just had an ultrasound yesterday. Her spleen had some issues but we're just to monitor for now. Vet's not sure if the shaking she was doing was a pain manifestation or a petit mal seizure. 99.9% of the time she feels great.

Tessa asks that I not send Biggie/Oreo a hug from her - you know what trouble that got her into last time. :P

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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So very sorry for the loss of your little one.

:bighug

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Joshi.  Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) Nigel (Nigel), and especially little Mario, waiting at the Bridge.

 

 

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