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  1. #61
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    Poor Shermie!!! Hope you feel better soon bud!!

    Hate to think that fresh ocean air is getting to you, and you might have to move in with us in Ohio, in a climate youa re used to

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    Lots of hugs and prayers for you and Sherman. How scary. I'm so sorry he got so sick. I hope he gets better soon!

    Thanks Jess for the great sig of my kids!


    I love you baby, passed away 03/04/2008

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    Wow Pat, what a miserable situation for you and poor Sherm . I will be keeping him in my thoughts and prayers. Poor boy.
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    Missing always: Tommy, at the Rainbow Bridge

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    Oh Shermie Hope your feeling better soon, buddy. We're sending you lots of get-better-soon vibes!!

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    Do you have a vaporizer that you can put Vicks in, and leave him in the bathroom with that for a while? I've heard of that helping kittens and cats.

    Get well, Shermie!
    "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle

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    poor guy!
    lots of hugs on the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cincy'sMom
    P Hate to think that fresh ocean air is getting to you, and you might have to move in with us in Ohio, in a climate youa re used to
    LOL! "Ohio" is one of the reasons they wanted to do blood work. If he still doesn't improve, one of the possibilities may be that he has a fungal infection. The vet asked where we moved from, then told us that dogs in the midwest are prone to fungal infections, that he doesn't see them on the East coast at all. So keep a watchful eye on your midwest pups!

  8. #68

    <picks up Prayer Line> <dials God>

    Hi God ~

    Prayer Pups here, wiffa nudder request for our Big Buddy Mr. Sherman ...

    Did You check his X-erayz ... so we're sure he gotz Nee-Moan-ia?
    That's "fixable" - so havin dat is kinda OK ... but kan we start FIXIN it?
    Poor Guy's been <hackin> & <koffin> since he got to da Right Coast ...
    prolly hazint *dipped a toe* inna Ocean yet.

    We'd like to get him feelin ALL-Better ... so's he kan enjoy his New Digs
    an find sum New Frendz.

    We'll keep da Prayer Kandilz burnin inna winnow; and <kross> our Pawz & Klawz;
    maybe You kuld send sum {{{God'sHugs}}} to his Mom & Dad, an Sista Star.

    THANKS, God!!

    /s/ the Prayer Pups
    /s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi

    R.I.P. ~ Boots, Bowser, Sherman, & Snoopy

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    Poor guy. I hope Sherman gets to feeling better soon. Prayers from
    all of us here in Indy.
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    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    — Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber-sibes
    Well, after a brief couple days of feeling better, Sherman started going downhill again the last two days. He's been increasingly lethargic, still not eating, wobbly, & generally out of it.

    We took him in again this morning & they did another thorough exam and chest xrays. Sherman has pnemonia! He also is running a fever, in spite of being on antibiotics. They're doing bloodwork too.

    The vet added amoxycillan to his list of meds, and we're supposed to "cup" him along his sides to try to dislodge some of the gunk. It was obvious on the xrays there's a lot of congestion. They also suggested putting him in the room when we shower (that'll be a tight squeeze in this place!).

    So, my poor Shermie still needs some good thoughts sent his way.
    Thanks for your prayers.
    Assuming amoxycillan equals amoxicillin. Have they cultured the expectorant for antibiotic sensitivity? The chances are the only thing the blood work will do is confirm an elevated WBC count. Hopefully they don't find bacteria in the blood itself. If it were my dog, I'd be asking them why the dog was not being given a combination of Clavamox plus Baytril??? Without the clavulanate component being added to amoxicillin (e.g. Clavamox) the chances of encountering antibiotic resistance to straight amoxicillin is high. Also there is a high level of antibiotic resistance to Cephalexin for the two primary bacterial agents involved in canine pneumonia.

    Getting a humidifier that actually sprays a fine mist of water in the bathroom might help.

    The idea the Vet is even suggesting a fungal infection, when you started with a Kennel cough like infection that has progressed into a bacterial pneumonia is strange.

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    That is strange - and I don't understand why he wouldn't have prescribed something broadbased like clavamox or even doxycycline to begin with. I still can't believe your vet gave your sick dog vaccines - I would be so pissed!

    I hope Sherm feels better soon. My Molly had pneumonia shortly after we got her, it was rough


    Thank you Kay for the awesome siggy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragondawg

    The idea the Vet is even suggesting a fungal infection, when you started with a Kennel cough like infection that has progressed into a bacterial pneumonia is strange.

    I think so too, but I don't think that's very helpful to discuss that right now.


    Get well soon Sherman. We're praying for ya sweetie.
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    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    — Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

  13. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud
    I think so too, but I don't think that's very helpful to discuss that right now.


    Get well soon Sherman. We're praying for ya sweetie.
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    Ah Sherman, sweetie. More prayers going out for you, handsome boy.

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    Oh Pat, I am stunned! Is this something contagious? Do you have to keep him segregated from Star?

    I liked Catty1's suggestion of the vaporizer, if you have one.

    Keeping paws crossed and prayers said for Sherman and all of you.

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