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Thread: Prayers for Sparky~UPDATE#23

  1. #16
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    I just read this as I have b een very busy and not online for a couple of days. Lots of love and prayers for Sparky and I do hopr he will be fine after you see the vet. I have heart problems like Sparky and couldnt take Lasix after a while; My doctor changed me to Hydroclorothiazide and even after several years now I find it very effective (and cheap) Lots of love and Pets to both doggies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilith Cherry View Post
    I just read this as I have b een very busy and not online for a couple of days. Lots of love and prayers for Sparky and I do hopr he will be fine after you see the vet. I have heart problems like Sparky and couldnt take Lasix after a while; My doctor changed me to Hydroclorothiazide and even after several years now I find it very effective (and cheap) Lots of love and Pets to both doggies!
    Yes, HCTZ (Hydroclorothiazide), the generic for Hydrodiuril, is really cheap - it's been around forever!! I get a 3 month supply for under $6. I take it for hypertension, and have learned it is good for preventing strokes as well as a diuretic.

    Prayers and good thoughts for all of you, Ellie

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    Sending my thoughts and prayers for Sparky.
    In loving memory of Tigger 2003-2009. In loving memory of Ashes 2001-2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Yes, HCTZ (Hydroclorothiazide), the generic for Hydrodiuril, is really cheap - it's been around forever!! I get a 3 month supply for under $6. I take it for hypertension, and have learned it is good for preventing strokes as well as a diuretic.

    Prayers and good thoughts for all of you, Ellie
    Thanks Gretchen!
    Yes - this is one of the others that was mentioned in the article, along with chlorthiazine. Don't know what the difference is, but glad to hear that it's inexpensive! I'll just have to wait to see what doc says tho.
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    Sorry that I'm late reading this. Be sure that big prayers and positive thoughts winging their way for little Sparky and for you too. {{hugs}}

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    Sparky has my prayers as well - poor baby!

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    Heidi and I thinking about you Sparky,you get better real soon.
    thanks very much devon. I have been boo'd.

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    Sparky's appointment yesterday went quite well, thankfully. Of course, after his cough being so much worse the past few weeks, he hardly coughed all day Sunday and yesterday. Figures!

    Anyway, doc did notice his little pot belly too that he didn't have before which meant he was retaining more fluids, so the course of action was to increase his dose of Lasix from 12.5mg 2 or 3 times each day, to 25mg twice each day, and we started that last night. He never coughed at all during the night, and so far, only once this morning. She never stops the Lasix for another diuretic, only adds another when the Lasix alone isn't working, so hopefully the increase will take care of the issue. She also changed his dose of Enalapril from one tablet per day, to a half tablet twice per day, since newer finding says this is more effective. His heart murmur hasn't gotten any worse and has stayed at grade 4.

    So all in all, he did relatively well, and I know he was more than ready to get down off of that exam table before any needles were mentioned! He was just in a hurry to get down and play with the kittens too...........there's usually always a litter in there that doc is finding homes for.

    Sparky thanks you all for all of the prayers and well wishes. They worked again.
    I've Been Boo'd
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    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Sounds good, Sparky, an NO needles for that visit, what more could you ask for! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    what more could you ask for! LOL
    Belly bands!!!!! With the increased dose he "leaked" some in his sleep last night, and this a.m. when I was in the shower, peed on the kitchen floor. This boy NEVER goes in the house and can hold it till his teeth are floating!! Found some in an Etsy shop for $5, so I ordered 2 of them. They look really well made and aren't mass produced. I'll need to put one on him at night now, and when I leave the house for anything.
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    Thanks, Barry
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Happens to the best of us, he he he.

    Glad to hear Sparky's appt went relatively well!

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    Good to hear Sparky is doing better!

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

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    LOL--- found that too funny Pom. Hey, can't expect the little guy to notice if he pools, and you're lucky they make those belly bands.
    Small price to pay to have him around for a while yet, right? But he might get used to having to go more often and will just start asking for the door. Give him a few extra hugs (not too tight, don't want to start the waterworks..lol) Just teasing, I know that came as a shock, but if it continues maybe the vet can do something about it... I'm sure Sparky isn't the first little guy to have this happen. That lasix can really make you go so the poor little pooch probably feels a bit puzzled himself
    Asiel


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    We are so glad to hear Sparky is doing well even if a bit leaky, LOl! PLease give him some pets from me.
    Lilith Cherry
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    Good to hear Sparky is feeling better.
    thanks very much devon. I have been boo'd.

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