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Old 01-12-2005, 06:07 PM
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Bonnie, my Lab was on Rimadyl which was later discovered to be very hard on the liver. She, however only had about 1 or two bottles. Her arthritis isn't too bad. In fact, lately it seems a lot better...not as gimpy.

Actually, the vet said it could be a lot of things that caused the liver problem. We'd have to go through a mirad of tests to find out for sure, MRI's, biopsies, scopes....could be a tumor that is small and of course, didn't show up on the x-rays. But my feeling is at almost 14 years of age, it's not worth putting her through all that.

Thank you for your kind words. I just don't want her to suffer and I want her to have a rip roarin good time for the time she has left. Today she did outside in the snow. She was really tearin' things up. So she does feel good most of the time....for now.

Phenobarbitol can really be nasty stuff to the liver, but it does seem to control seizures pretty well. That is good that your dog did fine on it all this time.

I'll keep your dog in my thoughts and prayers too. This must be hard on you. Cancer is terrible. My brother has a brain tumor and is going down hill very fast also. I hate this...my brother and my dog. Well....(sigh) such is life.
Oh, Carrie... I'm so sorry about your brother, as well as Bonnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well. It seems like when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? I've lost my Dad, my Yogi (lab) and Catfish, my white cat (15 years old, though!) within a very short time. Now Eli. But, as you say, such is life (sigh)...
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:05 PM
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Oh my....you've been through it big time lately. It does pour. But then the sun comes out again. Thanks again for your thoughts.
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:38 PM
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Well, the pathology report came in on Saturday. My Eli's got possibly an aggressive lymphoma and seems to be going downhill quickly just over the weekend. I'm taking him in for our first chemo treatment in the morning on Monday. My Mom will take him home while I go to work so we can monitor any reaction. If there's a reaction, I don't want to keep him on it. He doesn't deserve to feel sick when he is sick. I'm just taking baby steps. His eyes are cloudy and he didn't eat all his dinner Sat. night. He ate tonight, though. All the poor baby wants to do is sleep. And he's VERY stiff. I can tell he just doesn't feel good. :-(
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My heart is going out to you and Eli. This is a hard time. I'll be keeping you and your Eli in my thoughts.

When my Gonzo cat was diagnosed with FIV (it seems like it was only a few months ago, but it was several years, before there were vaccines and even before the veterinary community was aware it was spreading so quickly) we treated him, with the thought that as long as he wanted to live we'd do everything possible for him. He was with us for another year before he drifted off in his sleep on Easter morning shortly after five a.m. He taught me that every single moment is precious.
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My heart is going out to you and Eli. This is a hard time. I'll be keeping you and your Eli in my thoughts.

When my Gonzo cat was diagnosed with FIV (it seems like it was only a few months ago, but it was several years, before there were vaccines and even before the veterinary community was aware it was spreading so quickly) we treated him, with the thought that as long as he wanted to live we'd do everything possible for him. He was with us for another year before he drifted off in his sleep on Easter morning shortly after five a.m. He taught me that every single moment is precious.
Renee... thank you for your kind words. I'm sorry to hear about Gonzo. I think Eli will tell me when he's ready. We've got a very close bond and I can read his eyes when they look into mine. His "brother", a yellow lab I rescued, succombed to cancer just a year ago. I'm comforted to know that they will reunite at Rainbow Bridge when the time comes. And I will reunite with all my departed babies when the time comes.
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You and Eli are in our prayers. Cherish every moment you have with Eli and know he will live on in your heart.
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I know you will do the best for Eli....and he for you.
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:41 PM
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Just an update... I couldn't take Eli in for his first treatment this morning because they were so fully scheduled with surgeries. Therefore, he will be going in first thing Tuesday morning. They want me to leave him and the procedure will take about 45 minutes. Then they want to monitor him and I can't pick him up until after noon. I took a personal day at work so I can camp out at the vet's and get my baby when it's time. I'll keep you posted. BTW... he at ALL his dinner tonight and seems to be in good spirits!
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I'm glad to hear his spirits have lifted! Good luck tomorrow - I'll keep him & you in my prayers!
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:18 PM
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It sounds like Eli's spirits aren't the only ones that are lifted. You'll be in my thoughts.
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