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Post by mike on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 3:30 pm

Hope he is ok,it is worrying
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Post by Cazz on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 3:32 pm

Old dog update. You may or may not know that the old dog has had a lump on his side for a few months now, the vets have been reluctant to remove it because of his age and heart condition, so we all decided to leave it be unless it started to bother him.

Well, Sunday last week, it really bothered him and started bleeding and things, so Monday morning the vets took him in to remove it, we all knew the risks - but it was now the right time!

At lunch time on Monday, the vets rang and said, "Can you collect your dog please? He's getting himself all worked up" Not only had he come through the op, but he had also recovered really quickly, the vet nurse has nicknamed him 'superdog' lol!


















We had the results back yesterday, and unfortunately, it's an aggressive type of cancer, his has been graded at the worst grade for that type, with a very high risk of it returning and not surviving from. Crying or Very sad The treatment is removal, which is obviously done, but whether he would cope again if if it returns remains to be seen.

So we're hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst, I think he is going to dictate our Christmas arrangements and bank balance. What a Face

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Post by Cazz on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 3:37 pm

Oh Helen, I've just read you post, I hope hes ok, they are a worry aren't they. The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981 The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981 The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981

I think we need a poorly dog thread. pale
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Post by mike on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 3:43 pm

Hope he is ok cazz,must be honest the expense was one of the reasons my dog owning days are over.

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Post by Cazz on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 3:49 pm

We won't get another, he's dearer than our camper. Shocked

I'm pleased his insured, but the excess is still £90 and 20%

It's just a case of when really, with his pancreas and now this, which will it be? Or will the superdog last a few more years. Shocked
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Post by Helen on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 6:55 pm

Bailey has had to stay in because he isn't drinking he has been put on a drip. We have to telephone in the morning now Sad
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Post by Phoenix on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 8:10 pm

Fingers and Paws crossed for you Helen, hope all goes well and he feels better soon. The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981 The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981

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Our 2 are OK at the moment, well Toby is a bit stiff from a jaunt in the woods yesterday.
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Post by Esermalda on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 1:25 am

Our dog, tipper, has had chronic pancreatitis since she was ten but until a couple of weeks ago it only lasted a day or two.
Last Monday she deteriorated almost overnight and we couldn't get her pain under control so we dosed her up and took her for a walk and then had the vet put her to sleep. She is the last of a long line of pets we have had over the years and now we are feeling quite lost. It's too soon for another, but, maybe next year.
Camping won't be the same but, maybe we will do Europe.
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Post by mike on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 4:07 am

Esermalda wrote:Our dog, tipper, has had chronic pancreatitis since she was ten but until a couple of weeks ago it only lasted a day or two.
Last Monday she deteriorated almost overnight and we couldn't get her pain under control so we dosed her up and took her for a walk and then had the vet put her to sleep. She is the last of a long line of pets we have had over the years and now we are feeling quite lost. It's too soon for another, but, maybe next year.
Camping won't be the same but, maybe we will do Europe.

Very upsetting,as you know its a case of balancing all the good years against the sadness you have now,think its 8 years since we lost our last one and no way would i have another now,we now take it for granted when we go out in the morning it doesn't matter when we come home.

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Post by Helen on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 8:18 am

Bailey is feeling better we can go get him Very Happy the vet thinks he may have been drinking dirty water with bugs in it because of his symptoms.
Been sat here thinking and I think the vets probably spot on as Bailey likes to drink rain water.

Cazz hope bomff feels better soon.

Essie I am so sorry to hear about tipper, it's because we love them so much that we have to let them go when it's time.
Thinking of you x
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Post by Phoenix on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 8:21 pm

Esermalda wrote:Our dog, tipper, has had chronic pancreatitis since she was ten but until a couple of weeks ago it only lasted a day or two.
Last Monday she deteriorated almost overnight and we couldn't get her pain under control so we dosed her up and took her for a walk and then had the vet put her to sleep. She is the last of a long line of pets we have had over the years and now we are feeling quite lost. It's too soon for another, but, maybe next year.
Camping won't be the same but, maybe we will do Europe.


It is very hard when that time comes.

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Post by Helen on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 3:33 pm

We had a worrying weekend with the dog, he went in for IV fluids then he came home the following morning and seemed to be a little better but wasn't drinking or eating still. He went downhill again and had a fit ...... probably due to a very high temp and becoming dehydrated again so ended up back in the vets. He came home again yesterday afternoon and is feeling better, he is drinking but still off food. He's lost a 5th of his body weight but we're hoping that the antibiotics will start to make him feel well enough to eat soon.

Phone call from the vets this morning confirmed he has salmonella, caused by drinking from puddles. They can drink from thousands of puddles and be fine but he chose one with salmonella. It is transferable to humans so we have to be very careful so my house is very quiet with no one visiting ..... the peace and quiet is nice though.
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Post by Caz1960 on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 5:16 pm

Esermalda wrote:Our dog, tipper, has had chronic pancreatitis since she was ten but until a couple of weeks ago it only lasted a day or two.
Last Monday she deteriorated almost overnight and we couldn't get her pain under control so we dosed her up and took her for a walk and then had the vet put her to sleep. She is the last of a long line of pets we have had over the years and now we are feeling quite lost. It's too soon for another, but, maybe next year.
Camping won't be the same but, maybe we will do Europe.



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so sorry to hear about Tipper The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981 The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981
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Post by Caz1960 on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 5:18 pm

Helen wrote:We had a worrying weekend with the dog, he went in for IV fluids then he came home the following morning and seemed to be a little better but wasn't drinking or eating still. He went downhill again and had a fit ...... probably due to a very high temp and becoming dehydrated again so ended up back in the vets. He came home again yesterday afternoon and is feeling better, he is drinking but still off food. He's lost a 5th of his body weight but we're hoping that the antibiotics will start to make him feel well enough to eat soon.

Phone call from the vets this morning confirmed he has salmonella, caused by drinking from puddles. They can drink from thousands of puddles and be fine but he chose one with salmonella. It is transferable to humans so we have to be very careful so my house is very quiet with no one visiting ..... the peace and quiet is nice though.

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Post by Caz1960 on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 5:21 pm

Cazz wrote:Old dog update. You may or may not know that the old dog has had a lump on his side for a few months now, the vets have been reluctant to remove it because of his age and heart condition, so we all decided to leave it be unless it started to bother him.

Well, Sunday last week, it really bothered him and started bleeding and things, so Monday morning the vets took him in to remove it, we all knew the risks - but it was now the right time!

At lunch time on Monday, the vets rang and said, "Can you collect your dog please? He's getting himself all worked up" Not only had he come through the op, but he had also recovered really quickly, the vet nurse has nicknamed him 'superdog' lol!

We had the results back yesterday, and unfortunately, it's an aggressive type of cancer, his has been graded at the worst grade for that type, with a very high risk of it returning and not surviving from. Crying or Very sad The treatment is removal, which is obviously done, but whether he would cope again if if it returns remains to be seen.

So we're hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst, I think he is going to dictate our Christmas arrangements and bank balance. What a Face

He is a roller coaster dog this year, donations and sponsorship welcome. The twitter thread - Page 31 143088812 lol!


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Post by jake001 on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 9:47 am

Off to New York tomorrow, should be fun Shocked My daughter has decided to get married in Central Park, don't ask me why scratch but she could have chosen a better time for it The twitter thread - Page 31 3208163979 They have a perfectly good registry office in Warrington, it's a lot cheaper and not many hurricanes affraid
My future son in law was going to run in the NY marathon tomorrow, but that is now cancelled which is a bit of a let down for him. They should have flown out on Tuesday from Manchester which was cancelled but managed to get on a flight from Heathrow today which would have just about got him in in time to register for the race. You can understand the people who have been badly hit by the storm wanting the race cancelled as it must divert effort from the recovery, but it is still disappointing for the estimated 20,000 overseas competitors pale
The wedding is not until Tuesday so hopefully things will have improved a bit by then and it will be
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Post by mike on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 10:46 am

Have a great time over there.

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Post by Helen on Sat 03 Nov 2012, 3:13 pm

Have a wonderful time The twitter thread - Page 31 3965789718

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congratulations to the happy couple.
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Post by Cazz on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 9:12 pm

Old dog update. His cancer has already started to re grow, we knew it would, but perhaps not quite this quickly. affraid The vet has put him back on steroids as this is the best treatment before a surgical route is considered.

We've decided to just let him do and eat what he wants - with in reason!!! until such times it bothers or affects him, then we'll have to do the right thing by him.

We really don't think it's right to put him through another op, hes still got his window from the last one, hes eye sight has deteriorated more and we have to lift him every time into the van and his pushchair now, well it's good exercise for me if nothing else. lol!
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Post by Helen on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 11:05 pm

As you know Cazz our old dog was in a similar position to Bomff and we made the same choice, we let him carry on until it affected him and then let him go Crying or Very sad I don't feel bad because surgery at his age seemed unfair ..... he was 17 when the sad day came so a good innings for a Shetland sheepdog.

Bailey is better after a course of antibiotics but I've never seen a dog go downhill so fast, he's lost that much weight that he has to be watched when he goes in the front garden because he fits through the railings now and trots off to see his buddy Buster. He's been brought back from the neighbours garden 3 times up to now lol!

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Post by Cazz on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 11:23 pm

I'm very pleased Bailey is feeling better, it is scary how quickly they can decline, but it's also amazing how quickly they recover. The twitter thread - Page 31 1468157981

Bomff is all good, we can't ask for more from him, except perhaps better value. lol!

Seriously though, hes had a fab long life, we just need to keep his last retirement days comfortable for him, whether that's weeks or months remains to be seen. This time I'm sure he won't perform another miracle. What a Face The twitter thread - Page 31 3180756863
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 10 Nov 2012, 12:13 am

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to the both of you and hope they trot along at their own pace for a while
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 10 Nov 2012, 11:49 pm

Shocked every year the town has a fair night , stalls line the streets and the fair blazes in the car park always on the 10th Nov were you can get stocking fillers and Christmas gifts and tat that you don't need and avoid the sock's as one will be missing the foot and very few if no food stall's always used to save for the one event, putting up with the crowds pushing and shoving getting separated from your loved ones now and again but the past few years market stalls disappearing food stalls growing and tonight what a disappointment counted 10 market stalls all selling blankets for £20 and Lidl's are selling for £7.99 and the rest burger,curry,hot dog and other food stalls not much in the way for X-Mass so I suppose next year it should will be called burger night Evil or Very Mad feel the modern way of thinking is killing our way of life and the little pleasure that we get from it The twitter thread - Page 31 9639063 and yep I live on the edge The twitter thread - Page 31 2197500976 I brought socks The twitter thread - Page 31 3462454224 ok the feet will have to take turns to keep warm
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Post by Eilis on Mon 12 Nov 2012, 8:45 am

i bought my first christmas present over the weekend, finally admitting christmas is coming lol
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Post by Helen on Mon 12 Nov 2012, 8:54 am

I'm regularly plying my cake with brandy ...... had to make another one as we have a few more for dinner than we expected.

the first one tastes good ..... not much of it left now though lol!

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