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  1. Thread: Almost there...

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    That's awesome news!!!

    That's awesome news!!!
  2. Thread: Almost there...

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    Are you giving her fluids for her kidneys? Extra...

    Are you giving her fluids for her kidneys? Extra fluid volume impacts heart's workload. Paula, look up cardiorenal syndrome. Basically, heart and kidneys are connected and treating one may worsen the...
  3. Thread: Almost there...

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    It is common for cardiac issues to impact...

    It is common for cardiac issues to impact kidneys. For example, heart failure patients often shows kidney function to decline because of poor blood circulation to the kidneys. I hope you get some...
  4. Thread: Almost there...

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    :bighug:

    :bighug:
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    Miss them terribly

    We have a volunteer who brings her Brussels Griffon Zorro weekly to visit patients and staff. Zorro is a certified therapy dog. I haven't seen him since I lost Sofie and Sebastian due to my school...
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    Id say it is muscular. If she could twist to lick...

    Id say it is muscular. If she could twist to lick her bottom, her back is probably ok. If your back hurts, you cannot twist into a pretzel.
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    I am so sorry for your mom's loss :hug99:

    I am so sorry for your mom's loss :hug99:
  8. Thread: Buster Update

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    Oh Paula, big hug to you. You are a special woman...

    Oh Paula, big hug to you. You are a special woman to take those older doggies in. Cancer sucks. Enjoy the time you have left with them.
    I am dogless for the first time in 25 years. I miss my S&S...
  9. Thread: What a day...

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    I agree with you re: the biopsy decision. Mets to...

    I agree with you re: the biopsy decision. Mets to the liver cannot be removed. And the risk of bleeding post-biopsy is real. Keeping you in my thoughts.
  10. Thread: What a day...

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    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for your...

    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for your pups
    and :hug99: for you. It is tough
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    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for you and...

    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for you and your crew!
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    Sebastian March 2004 - May 7, 2019

    My snuggle boy Sebastian joined Sofie last night at the rainbow bridge. My cream bookends are back together :angel: My heart is so broken. I want him back so badly.

    It happened so fast and...
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    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz:

    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz:
  14. Thread: Sofie

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    Paula, I too thought she would go on for a while....

    Paula, I too thought she would go on for a while. The last 4 months have been such a roller coaster. But lately she was doing well. Until Thursday night. She was suffering and in pain. I didn't want...
  15. Thread: Sofie

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    Sofie

    Although I have been preparing myself for this, it is not easy to post this.

    My sweet Sofie crossed over the bridge today. She was so sweet until very end giving me kisses. I couldn't let her to...
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    Update

    I have not posted an update in a while because I wasn't sure what to post. It was changing day-to-day and week-to-week.

    December was bad. And the weekend before Christmas was horrendous. She was...
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    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: Could you do...

    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz:
    Could you do subcutanous fluids at home to keep her flushed? I was told it is just as good as IV.

    I am dealing with the same here. Both are approaching their 15th...
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    Kim, you are so right about liking something one...

    Kim,
    you are so right about liking something one day and refusing it another. That's exactly what is happening. She liked the scrambled egg one day, but wouldn't eat it the next. I feel like I am...
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    Sofie. Update post #10

    Over the last 7 days, Sofie's appetite declined and I noticed her shaking. She would smell the food and shake. And then she would refuse to eat. She got a shot of antibiotic because I thought her bad...
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    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for the man...

    :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for the man and you. Laser worked really well for my crew. I hope you see some improvement soon.
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    7 months into it

    Sofie is doing ok. It has been 7 months since she went into kidney failure. I can definitely tell when she is due for fluids. Her appetite starts going. I give her fluids and she eats with normal...
  22. Thread: Oh Dear...

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    I often come home to find them sound asleep in...

    I often come home to find them sound asleep in bed. I go into the kitchen and start moving things and they still don't get up. I don't want to startle them. Only after a while they awaken. Old pups :)
  23. Thread: Holy Sheep!

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    Accidents happen. Don't beat yourself up. We...

    Accidents happen. Don't beat yourself up. We can't protect them from themselves. :hug99:
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    So sad for Amy. Salsa was a very special girl....

    So sad for Amy. Salsa was a very special girl. The trio is back together now.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. Run free Sherlock...

    I am so sorry for your loss. Run free Sherlock Cash.
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