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    Kirby is going to the vet today

    My sweet bichon Kirby seems to be having another bout of pancreatitis. He hasn't been able to keep food down since Sunday. Really worried about him. Per vet instructions, he's on a low fat diet and the only treats he gets are carrots. And to his dismay, he gets no table scraps of any kind.

    So it's off to the dogtor for him. The last time he had this, we almost lost him. He spent 3 days in the clinic fighting to get well.

    Could use a couple of prayers for my handsome little Kirby Dude.

    Thanks!

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    Oh dear, prayers from RI for Kirby! Hope the white coats get you sorted out quickly this time around.

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    Prayers are going up for Kirby.. and you too. It's so stressful when a furbaby is sick. Hope Kirby gets better.

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    They put him on fluids, ran bloodwork and gave him antibiotic and antivomiting meds. As of 2:00 pm today, the vet said he's eaten a little soft food and kept it in, but that he's still panting a lot and doesn't look as perky as he should. So it's an overnight stay and we'll review what's happening tomorrow morning.

    I know I have 5 dogs, but just having my Kirby gone makes the house seem so empty. He's my best buddy.

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    Checking in for an update (a pupdate). Will keep praying.
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    Prayers headed Kirby's way...

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope that Kirby will get well soon. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way.
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    Just saw that Kirby had to stay the night. I know with multiples it is still surprising how one's absence is so noticeable! Continued prayers from RI.
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    He's home!!

    Still don't know what caused it, but he came home today. Had 24 hours of fluids, some antibiotics and antivomiting meds. He'll be on antibiotics for a week and canned ID for 5 days. The vet said if he throws up again, bring him right in the first time, we'll do the shots and nip this in the bud.

    Thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts. I was so worried. It was hard to sleep without him snoring next to me.

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    Wonderful news! I'm sure you will BOTH sleep well tonight, with all the noises in the right places, ha haaa.
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    We both slept great. He woke up in the same position he went to sleep. Love that boy!

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    Back to the vet last night

    He threw up his dinner, so a fast call to the vet and fast trip back to the office. He's now on anti-vomiting meds twice a day; antibiotics twice a day and carafate for his stomach. I'm also feeing him 3 times a day instead of 2 - smaller meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinh View Post
    He threw up his dinner, so a fast call to the vet and fast trip back to the office. He's now on anti-vomiting meds twice a day; antibiotics twice a day and carafate for his stomach. I'm also feeing him 3 times a day instead of 2 - smaller meals.
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope that things will improve soon. Lots more prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way.
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    Kirby is still having issues. He went to the vet on Wednesday for another shot. Seemed to be doing well until 12:15 am on Saturday morning - lost what was left of his dinner from the night before. Tried breakfast and within 1 hour it all came back up. So back to the vet on Saturday at 7:30 am. More bloodwork, another shot, two prescriptions, and a nutritional supplement later we came home. The vets can find no physical reason for him to be sick. Have to give him 3-4 small meals a day. Keep him as calm as possible and hope for the best.

    Only good news we got at the vet was that he'd gained back half pound of the three pounds he's lost throughout this ordeal. For a 20 lb pupper that's a lot of weight to lose in 10 days.

    Poor little guy could sure use some more prayers.

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    Prayers on the way!
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