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Makayla
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ki is not doing too good. He won't eat, drink or move. I didn't actually think he was going to make it through the night. Tried to take him for a little walk and he just collapsed on driveway earlier and couldn't go any further, he did stay out there in the lovely autumn sunshine for a while and we had a nice cuddle.

I know they say you shouldn't show them you are upset but I can not stop the tears from flowing. He has a vets appointment tomorrow and in my heart of hearts I think we will be saying goodbye.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

My thoughts and prayer are with you all xx

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Have you rung the emergency vet? Perhaps he needs to be on a drip in hospital if he is not drinking. I would be very concerned about him becoming dehydrated. He might also be feeling too uncomfortable to move, in which case he might need intravenous painkillers. I would definitely ring and speak to someone just to see what they advise and take it from there.
I know it's such a hard decision, because, if you are about to lose him, you don't want him to spend his last night in hospital, as happened with our first briard, Oscar, who was not eating or drinking. We felt we had no alternative but to have him admitted, as we thought he was suffering at home. We did get chance to go in and say our goodbyes when the vet told us we had to let him go, though, and I don't regret the action we took, as we felt he was better off receiving the necessary fluids and medication.
I do hope you are wrong and he turns a corner soon. We thought we were losing Oscar after the removal of a cancerous mole, but he recovered and went on to live for 2 more years.
Do speak to someone, as they might be able to at least reassure you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh Makayla, what a worry for you, if he's in pain call the vet like Ruth says he may need a drip. We don't want to see our beloved Briards suffer. Our Roxy also had a growth on her spleen and our vet said we'd know when she was in pain.
Thinking of you Gail and Lola
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I agree with the others, ring the vet & get him on fluids. I know it is hard, because you are scared of what might happen, but there is always hope. Big big hugs & kisses.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So sorry. It's so extra difficult when it is the weekend I fear. Amanda

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thinking of you at this very worrying time, hope the vet can do something to help him.
Carol


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So Sorry

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Very concerned for your boy. How is he doing?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Am keeping you in my thoughts xx

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ki is doing a lot better. Saw the vet earlier the vet is unsure as to why he is not wanting to eat or drink. On examining him he felt his stomach which is hard. The vet thinks it is inflammation off the procedure and Ki is not in pain but uncomfortable. We have been given some tablets to help kick start his appetite. I have tried to tempt him with a huge variety of food. However being the Cornish boy he is decided the only thing to tempt him was a Cornish pasty. Hopefully this may be the turning point and fingers crossed his biopsy results are clear.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, great news. I really hope he continues to do well. Sending lots of healing white light & a big nose kiss x

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh what a relief! Let's hope, once the initial discomfort has passed, he is soon munching away and back to his normal self. Fingers crossed for a swift and full recovery.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm so pleased to hear that Ki seem to be on the road to recovery, a Cornish Pasty the best medicine there is.
Dillon sends him a big sloppy get well Briard kiss x
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

When Os was poorly the answer was always BEEF!! He was eating right up to the end as long as it wasn't bloody dog food!! Do hope the better news continues.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great news keep eating the pasties Ki.
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Makayla
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just wanted to give you an update on Ki. He is now eating and drinking on his own. He is weak and his mobility isn't great. He struggles to get up but hoping now he is eating and drinking his strength will follow. Thanks for all your well wishes in what has been a really difficult time hopefully we will receive good news regarding his biopsy by the end of the week. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for letting us know. Hopefully his strength will improve now he is eating & drinking. Positive healing thoughts are winging their way xx

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh what great news. I'm sure now he'll go from strength to strength. All fingers crossed for good results.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

THanks for the update so pleased to hear to Ki is improving, fingers and paws crossed for good results from the biopsy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

We are sending positive thoughts to speed his recovery, poor boy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you for your update, so pleased to hear he's eating and drinking always a good sign.
Go Ki from Gail and Lola
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Makayla
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ki has had his biopsy results for his liver test and he is clear of cancer in his liver. Which is brilliant news. The vet still wants to monitor him so we have to take him back in 8 weeks. He is now managing to walk to school with me and is enjoying the fuss the kids are making of him (small primary school and the kids are great as they know he has been ill) Walking seems to be helping improve his eating and his mood.... Thank you for all your well wishes. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great news. Do hope the improvement continues.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant news, so pleased he's getting loads of fuss from the children at the school he's so lucky.
Gail and Lola
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant news that his out and about again and get all the attention he loves, thats the best medicine he can have.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What great news. Hope he continues to get (and stay) well.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh what fantastic news! So pleased for you all. Sending best wishes for continued recovery and good health.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I am really really pleased for you Smile Hope he continues to go from strength to strength.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I really hope and pray that Ki gets through this.
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