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Our boy Duke is in the intensive care unit today due to a 13cm blood clot in his portal vein. They've started him on heparin, antibiotics, and pain killers, but they said he'll be in critical condition for the next 24-48 hours. The clot is blocking blood flow from the spleen and the pancreas, causing fluids to accumulate in his abdomen. He also has bloody diarrhea.

 

Please keep Duke in your thoughts for us.

 

Victor

 

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Sending prayers.

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
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Keeping your good boy--and you--in my thoughts.

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:goodluck

 

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Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). 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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Thanks, everyone. We really appreciate it. We're still reeling in disbelief. Duke seemed just fine yesterday. He vomited this morning at 5:30am, but otherwise he seemed okay. It wasn't until after he ate breakfast around 9am that we realized how ill he was. He was panting and his abdomen was distended, so we took him to the ER, thinking he might have bloat. An x-ray of his abdomen showed that his stomach was fine but there was fluid in his abdomen. Then they did an ultrasound and found that blood wasn't flowing through his spleen. At first they thought he might have a twisted spleen, but then he started having bloody diarrhea, and the on-call radiologist confirmed that the spleen wasn't twisted, so they suspected a clot. They weren't able to find it with ultrasound, though, so they did a CT scan, which showed the clot in his portal vein. Now all we can do is hope and pray that the heparin will give his body a chance to dissolve the clot in time.

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Hoping and praying with you!

Hang in there, Duke. Lots of people are pulling for you.

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Handsome boy. How old is Duke? :hope

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. Annie Oooh M. 

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Thanks, FiveRoooooers. He just had his seventh birthday in February. He's normally such a happy boy. And he LOVES to talk and sing. Here's a video of him singing. :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klyqUR5ImoM

 

Oh, and here he is talking with his sister, Joy, who we adopted in March:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdNGl0RNM0Y

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Excellent rooooing, Duke. We need you to sing some more for us. :hope

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. Annie Oooh M. 

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Hang in there Duke! Good thought are coming to you! Greys get so sick then perfectly well quickly. Hope that for him.

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We just heard from the ER vet. She said Duke is stable for now. He's developed a cardiac arrhythmia, but it's apparently not "electrically unstable". They're going to continue monitoring it and treat with medication if it becomes unstable. He still has fluids in the abdomen and bloody diarrhea. He's receiving 2 units of plasma right now, and he'll likely need a blood transfusion tomorrow. She said they overshot a little on the blood thinning, so they're pulling back a bit on the heparin. His temperature is thankfully normal.

 

Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers! I'll post again when we know more.

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Thinking good thoughts that Duke continues to improve.

 

Brady wanted you to know that he had a fantastic sing-along with Duke and Joy!

 

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