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  1. #31
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    The improvement didn't last long, unfortunately. Last night in bed, it was two "seizures" - if that's what they really are, one this a.m. after we got up, and another halfway fainting spell shortly after that. I say halfway since he didn't go all the way down - was just staggering - and since it happened when he was under the dining room table, then it was the chair legs holding him up. And these episodes always come on after he coughs. I'm beginning to really blame the weather a lot, since with yesterday's storms it was horribly humid and I ended up turning the a.c. back on. Maybe he has a delayed reaction to heat/humidity, rather than immediate. Even tho it's cooler and less humid today, I'm still leaving it on for a while.
    So now we're playing the adjust medicine doses again. I called his vet - again - this a.m. and she said to go back to the higher dose of the heart med, and to give him his fluid pill 3 times each day, rather than just 2, and see if that helps. He has coughed some, but not a whole lot and with no other effects afterward. He hasn't had anymore of his episodes since the 2nd one this a.m., so all I can do is hope that this works.

    He still needs prayers and positive vibes - please............
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    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
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    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
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    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.
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    He still needs prayers and positive vibes - please............
    Will do, prayers on the way. Seizures are just scary, both for the pet and the person watching them!
    I've Been Frosted

  3. #33
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    Oh no. You must be so worried Ellie. I will keep Sparky and you in my prayers.

    Angel, RB Mandy, Missy, Jake
    Tessa, RB Lacey, RB Sassy, Layla

  4. #34
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    Oh my how scary for him, and for you as well. Prayers from RI
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  5. #35
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    Poor Sparky. Lots more prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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  6. #36
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    I'm afraid the news is not good, and he is probably at the end of this journey, and ready to start on the next. His breathing is labored and he hardly has enough energy left to even cough. He has stopped eating and even refuses his favorite treats and my cereal. He's so weak that I had to carry him up and down the steps to go outside this morning - then all he did was pee and sit down - wouldn't even walk back to the porch.

    His vet isn't in today, but I'm going to call the office to get an appointment to take him in tomorrow. I believe that all doc will tell me is that there is nothing more we can do and that I need to let him go. Of course I already know that, and I even told Sparky it was okay to go - that my heart will be broken - but I will be okay in time. I've prayed that he would just go to sleep and pass on peacefully, but I don't know that will happen. I so hate to have to make that final trip to the vet - not so much for me - but for Sparky. I just don't want him to be frightened even tho I will be with him.

    So that's where things stand right now - thought I would let you know. Got to go - I just can't stop crying...
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    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    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~~~~

  7. #37
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    Oh I'm so sorry. Sending you both prayers and good thoughts. If it's time for your journey Dear Sparky know that you were much loved here and will be much missed.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Sorry for you & for Sparky. Words don't come easy at a time like this Ellie, but know
    that prayers are being said for a peaceful passing if it is his time and prayers for strength & a peaceful heart for you.
    I've Been Boo'd

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    I'm praying for either a big miracle for Sparky or peace for Sparky, Myndi and mom. (((HUGS))))
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  10. #40
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    I am so sad for you, Pom - how heartbreaking. Praying for the best - either a miracle or that Sparky passes peacefully and without fear, having your love so near him.

    {{{{Hugs}}}}
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    I'm so sorry, Ellie. {{{hugs}}} and love,
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  12. #42
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I know you've done everything that you could. I hope he'll go peacefully. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

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    You are a lll in our prayers during these hours, sending hugs and pets, respectively.
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  14. My heart aches for you Ellie. Hopes for an easy crossing for Sparky...

  15. #45
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    So sorry, Eillie. Always a difficult time. Hope you get the appt with the vet you prefer; it DOES help, all of us, human and pet. Gentle cuddles to Sparky. I hope you have someone who can drive you there and back. If not, do be cautious, both ways, take the time you need.
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