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foreverducky
20-04-2010, 04:09 AM
I will post more later, but Arthur is sick and I just ask for those who pray, can you say a prayer him. I am emotionally drained.

Isafari
20-04-2010, 05:27 AM
I hope it's nothing serious Billie.
Get well soon Arthur :hug2:

Deb
20-04-2010, 05:40 AM
Oh Billie, no :( I know what that's like. Thinking of you and sending Arthur healing thoughts and energy. :hug2:

Deafjeff
20-04-2010, 06:11 AM
Oh no :-( hope he'll get better soon...

daveann
20-04-2010, 06:24 AM
:hug2:

Shellyamc
20-04-2010, 06:39 AM
Sending lots of love and hugs to you and Arthur! :hug2:

Please keep us posted on our little fur friend :sorry:

Britchick
20-04-2010, 06:45 AM
Hope he's better soo Hun xxx

Dawn
20-04-2010, 07:03 AM
Come on Arthur you can do it. :hug2:

lisaw
20-04-2010, 07:21 AM
:sorry: aww no poor Arthur. :hug2:

Hope he is better very soon :hug2:

kazzaqld
20-04-2010, 07:36 AM
Poor Arthur - :hug2::hug2: to you both.

mumof2
20-04-2010, 07:40 AM
oh no, lots of special thoughts for you both :hug2::hug2:`

arkvilla
20-04-2010, 07:58 AM
So sorry Billie and hope you manage to get some rest and wishing Arthur isn't too poorly

Sandra

Claire
20-04-2010, 08:18 AM
Special healing :pdust::pdust::pdust: on it's way to Arthur Billie. :hug2:

keith
20-04-2010, 11:00 AM
:hug2:

uscwest
20-04-2010, 11:15 AM
Poor Arthur and Poor Billie. Hope he gets to feeling better soon. :hug2:

catrancher
20-04-2010, 11:57 AM
Oh no! :eek:

Come on Arthur, get better buddy!

Sherman sends you hugs too! :hug2:

Tom (:macwave:... the more I learn about people, the more I like my dog!)

Tink
20-04-2010, 12:04 PM
Come on now, Sweet Arthur. Don't scare your Mama (and the rest of us!) that way!

Hope the vet is able to help Arthur on the road to full and good health! :hug2:

Stay strong, Foreverducky. We're with you. :hug2:

Dorothy
20-04-2010, 12:43 PM
Billie give me a call if you need me honey, I can be where you live in 30 minutes :hug2:

piglet
20-04-2010, 01:02 PM
:pixiedust::pixiedust:for Arthur and :hug2::hug2:for you

josh.p.
20-04-2010, 01:07 PM
:hug2: Hope you get better soon Arthur :hug2: I promise never to get your name mixed up again :yes;

Beccaberry
20-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Arthur :hug2: you get better soon now, you hear? We're all sending you loads of :pdust: :pdust: the strong kind!

Billie :hug2: :hug2: :hug2:

MystikPiglit
20-04-2010, 03:14 PM
Sorry to hear that. :comfort: for you and :pixiedust: for Arthur.

Mari
20-04-2010, 04:09 PM
awww.. Billie... :hug2:

Will keep your little guy and you in my prayers...

Johnie
20-04-2010, 04:25 PM
oh no poor Arthur :hug2::hug2: sending him and mommy lots of pixie dust and prayers. Hope he is better soon!

Tinker
20-04-2010, 06:35 PM
:tink::pdust::pdust::pdust::pdust: for Arthur and a :hug2: for his mommy Hope everything turns out alright . Arthur is soooo cute . I hate when my babies get sick .

SleepinCatz
20-04-2010, 09:05 PM
Prayers for you and little Arthur hun. Get better soon little guy :)

keith
20-04-2010, 11:16 PM
:pixiedust:

Tinker
21-04-2010, 12:21 AM
Nothing yet :sigh: Hope the poor little boy is alright .

foreverducky
21-04-2010, 12:46 PM
We are home. I will try to be brief. Having severe vomiting, but mostly regurgitation, which catches him completely off guard. It just comes out suddenly. Even while sleeping. Sometimes he breathes it in so then he can't breathe well. Took to my local vet...essentially they said, don't know what it is but we'll give these meds (6 in total, taken 12x a day). And new food. He was there for 2 days. Was told to start new food. A week later not getting better, so they referred me somewhere else on Monday. An hour away. Went there late, he was admitted. They listened really well about the
regurgitation, it's just usually bile and totally suddenly. They did ultrasound and then endoscope. Has thickening of the area that connects stomach and intestine.

Now waiting for pathology reports. Only on two meds now and no diet restrictions, so back on normal food, as he could not have treats with this other food that the first vet gave me. May change diet again when get results from pathology.

Just waiting. I'm tired and emotionally drained. Have 8 page paper to write today. Not even started due to everything. I don't like coming home to an empty house. But luckily he came home last night. Like I said, just waiting.

Thank you everyone! :hug2:Please continue the thoughts and prayers for good positive lab results and easy treatment that works.


Dorothy, will do. Thank you!

MystikPiglit
21-04-2010, 12:50 PM
Oh dear, what a tough time you've both had. :hug2: Hope it improves soon.

Deb
21-04-2010, 12:52 PM
Oh FD, I've been checking in for news...so glad he's home with you. I so hope the tests come back with something that's easily sorted. How is he in himself? I mean, is he low, or seeming like himself?

Will carry on with the :pixiedust: for Arthur, and for you to be able to focus on your paper :hug2:

Tink
21-04-2010, 01:09 PM
Oh poor Arthur. He must be so confused. :(

I sure hope it ends up being something simple and easily healed, foreverducky. :hug2:

Now, Mama on with the paper. You can do this! :comfort:

catrancher
21-04-2010, 01:11 PM
Hope everything works out well for Arthur FD!

I know from personal experience how emotionally draining it is when you've got a sick kid (dogs are just children that eat off the floor). Hopefully the vets will be able to sort it out for him and get him back on his feet!

Tom (:macwave:... the doctor is in... sit, stay!)

Claire
21-04-2010, 01:39 PM
Bless poor Arthur. And you too Billie. :hug2: I'm keeping the wave of :pdust: going for you both. Good luck with the paper.

Isafari
21-04-2010, 02:05 PM
Lots more :hug2: for you both.
How long do we have to wait for the results Billie?

lisaw
21-04-2010, 02:08 PM
Aww poor Arthur and poor Billie :hug2:

Hope the results come back quickly and it is easily put right :hug2:

josh.p.
21-04-2010, 02:17 PM
:hug2: for Arthur and one for you too :hug2: :grouphug:

Rosie0610
21-04-2010, 02:51 PM
Offering lots of :hug2: for you and Aurthur!! I hope he's feeling better soon. :)

Dawn
21-04-2010, 03:00 PM
Oh I want Arthur to be better. :(

:hug2:

foreverducky
21-04-2010, 03:37 PM
Thank you. We are playing the waiting game (which I stink at). We have to wait until Monday. If super lucky, Friday, but more likely Monday.

He seems a little groggy still this morning from the stuff yesterday, so he's sleeping.

Shellyamc
21-04-2010, 04:15 PM
Poor little baby! At least he is home with Mommy and that must make him feel better :yes:

We will wait with you..it won't help a lot..but we are going to do it anyway :hug2:

Tinker
21-04-2010, 08:24 PM
Awwww, poor baby and you FD . :hug2: :pdust::pdust::pdust: that whatever it is, is easily curable .

uscwest
21-04-2010, 09:49 PM
Lots of pixie dust and :hug2::hug2::hug2::hug2:for both you and Arthur

Beccaberry
21-04-2010, 11:33 PM
Billie :hug2: :hug2: I can't even imagine.

Please know that we are thinking of you and dear Arthur and we hope only the very, very best for you. :comfort:

SleepinCatz
22-04-2010, 08:09 PM
Lots of love to you both darlin. Fell better soon Arthur.

mumof2
22-04-2010, 09:22 PM
oh Arthur, come on little fella :pdust::pdust::pdust::pdust: :hug2::hug2:

foreverducky
22-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Thank you everyone! :hug2:

We are still waiting for the results.

luvdisney
23-04-2010, 12:40 AM
:hug2::hug2:

foreverducky
26-04-2010, 10:39 PM
Talked to vet. Basically he has an inflammatory disease, which requires a food change, meds (probably for life), and no people food. :(

I should be happy.... :sigh: There were no tumors or things like that, but there goes the occasional piece of ham and oyster cracker. I know it's my own stuff, but I feel bad.

:sorry:

josh.p.
26-04-2010, 10:43 PM
:hug2: at least it is something manageable through medication and good diet. A 'human' treat for a dog is no different than a 'doggy' treat :yes: It's the fact they're getting the food that they like :yes:

foreverducky
26-04-2010, 11:59 PM
Thanks Josh, I needed to hear that.

Just back from vets. He's on three meds and I bought the new food (venison and potato).

Tinker
27-04-2010, 12:59 AM
So happy it is not anything to awfully bad . :hug2: Does Arthur like his new food , thats half the battle .

foreverducky
27-04-2010, 01:27 AM
Yes he does, I gave it to him for the first time tonight and he seemed to go straight for it. That was a huge plus tonight.

Johnie
27-04-2010, 03:07 AM
Oh good, I am glad it is nothing too serious. Give the little guy some smooches for me.

mumof2
27-04-2010, 06:40 AM
Oh FD, thank goodness :hug2:

Dawn
27-04-2010, 07:06 AM
Oooh Arthur - posh venison food. :thumbsup:

Tink
27-04-2010, 10:39 AM
Good that Arthur's illness can be treated. :yes: You can keep doggy approved treats for him foreverducky. :comfort:

It's hard though, I know. We love to give our dogs a bit of a treat, especially when they beg, eh? :sigh:

He'll adjust. :yes:

catrancher
27-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Thank goodness he'll be okay! :thumbsup:

Don't feel too bad about it. My Sherman has to be on special food and he gobbles it down like it was the last meal he'll ever see. Of course he still begs for people food and it takes a act of will to turn him down but based on his weight, he's not suffering terribly. :laugh2:

Tom (:macwave:... plump dog owner!)

Kate
27-04-2010, 11:26 AM
FD, im so glad to hear that everythings going to be ok with Arthur. You could keep little pots of doggy treats about the house, that way when you are eating you could slip Arthur a little doggy treat and he's be none the wiser!
Its under control and you still have your little boy - thats the most important thing! :hug2:

foreverducky
27-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Thanks everyone!

I am so thankful that he is going to be okay. I have been worrying all week. I have made another calendar for his medications, so I know when and what kind. I have doctor approved treats that he eats, so I feel so good about that. They were expensive so I made them smaller. He loves the doggie food. Speaking of food, anyone know if the same amount for dry equals to the same amount of soft? He use to eat .5 cup of dry, does that mean he eats .5 cup of soft? :unsure:

I hope that he heals and that everything works out. I guess time will only tell, but I'm doing everything I have been told to do. He's my world.

Thank you everyone for your support. :hug2:

uscwest
27-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Glad to hear that the change of diet is working and that Arthur is getting better.

Tinkfan
28-04-2010, 12:43 AM
:hug2: Give Arthur lots of hugs and kisses from me. I'm so relieved that it was good news so to speak.

Beccaberry
28-04-2010, 05:11 PM
Glad to hear wee Arthur is on the mend. Here's a few more :hug2: :hug2: for the both of you. :hug2:

Tinker
28-04-2010, 08:58 PM
I'm so happy for you both that hes feeling better and that he likes his food . He is soooo Cute ! :hug2:

foreverducky
28-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Thank you! We will take all :hug2: we can get. :yes:

Skywatcher
29-04-2010, 09:24 AM
:hug2:

so sorry to have missed this - thinking of you both x

foreverducky
30-04-2010, 12:56 AM
Thank you!

We seem to be doing much better right now. We are doing our meds and new food. Knock on wood.

Tink
30-04-2010, 01:58 AM
Let's hope it all works to get rid of the inflammation completely. :yes:

foreverducky
30-04-2010, 02:09 AM
He will always have th disease but yes let's hope that the inflammation will go away.

daveann
30-04-2010, 10:57 AM
hope he starts to pick up now :hug2: