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Old 01-09-2014, 01:30 PM
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I am so glad that he is in the hospital as well, and think that is the best place for him at this point.

Praying that he pulls through.

I know it can be expensive, but they are worth the price

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Old 01-09-2014, 03:30 PM
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Sending prayers your way for you and Wrigley.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:39 PM
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Woke up this Morning, and Wrigley can barely stand up. Set him outside, and no Pee, or Bowels. We took him to the Vet again, and left him. He's now in the Hospital. I keep asking why were not on Antibiotics, and he says its not necessary? So I insisted. I've tried to comprehend everything he's told me about Wrigley, and we've had have a hard time following. But when it came to time to discuss the Bill, he was crystal clear! I know we're in an emotional state, and maybe a little un-reasonable, but I am now having second thoughts about his caretaker. The Treatment is planned for the next 3 Days in the Hospital. We are PRAYING over, and over that he can just get through this.
Pancreatitis treatment does tend to be mainly supportive in nature I believe - it is inflammation usually rather than an infection. But I'm no expert on it (fortunately for me) so hunted up some resources for you.

IDEXX Treatment for pancreatitis

http://www.vetstreet.com/care/pancreatitis-in-dogs

http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/dogd...ncreatitis.htm

It is very serious and I am glad he's in the hospital. If, after reviewing these links, you still feel like he's not getting adequate care, you might consider an Internal Medicine Specialist and a 24-hour hospital.

Sending healing wishes to Wrigley...

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Old 01-09-2014, 04:14 PM
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I know Schnauzers are a breed known to have naturally occurring high triglycerides. I can't remember if yorkies are on that list too. Might be worth asking if there could be an underlying cause contributing to the pancreatitis too.

My understanding is that pancreatitis could cause secondary infection sometimes, requiring antibiotics. But the pain can be one of the main issues - and tramadol, being a pain reliever, could help with that.

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way that your pup turns the corner soon and starts feeling better.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:36 PM
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Adding my prayers for Wrigley.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:34 PM
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Here's adding our thoughts and prayers for you and Wrigley. I hope he gets feeling better soon.
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I am so glad that he is in the hospital as well, and think that is the best place for him at this point.

Praying that he pulls through.

I know it can be expensive, but they are worth the price

Barb
Wrigleys in the Hospital and his Blood Sugar is now over 530. They now say his Liver is jaundice. We've decide to give him 48 Hours to look for any improvement at all. He can barely lift his head up. The Blood test a week ago did not pick any ot this up apparently, and we waited 9 Days to begin treating him for pancreatitis. We are devastated, and feel somehow to blame for this. He was running, and playing as usual just a little over a week ago....... We we're prepared to spend the rest of his life working with Diabetes. I read your Stories, and they gave me hope. Never once did I read about a Dog dying just 10 Days after diagnosis.
Apparently his past 3 episodes with Pancreatitis was not enough to raise a red flag at this Vets Office, and we waited for him to be near death to begin treating it. I'm Angry as hell. I'm hurting like never before, and all I can do is ask WHY? I'm not sure what will be left of him, if somehow he manages to get thru this. There is a huge hole in my Heart. All I can think about is him sitting there all alone in a scary place wondering where we are.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:56 PM
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Wrigleys in the Hospital and his Blood Sugar is now over 530. They now say his Liver is jaundice. We've decide to give him 48 Hours to look for any improvement at all. He can barely lift his head up. The Blood test a week ago did not pick any ot this up apparently, and we waited 9 Days to begin treating him for pancreatitis. We are devastated, and feel somehow to blame for this. He was running, and playing as usual just a little over a week ago....... We we're prepared to spend the rest of his life working with Diabetes. I read your Stories, and they gave me hope. Never once did I read about a Dog dying just 10 Days after diagnosis.
Apparently his past 3 episodes with Pancreatitis was not enough to raise a red flag at this Vets Office, and we waited for him to be near death to begin treating it. I'm Angry as hell. I'm hurting like never before, and all I can do is ask WHY? I'm not sure what will be left of him, if somehow he manages to get thru this. There is a huge hole in my Heart. All I can think about is him sitting there all alone in a scary place wondering where we are.
I can understand your anger
Try not to blame yourself (although I know it's hard), from what I've read there's nothing else you could have done to prevent this. The last time Bazz was hospitalized, I visited him every day. I truly think visits help with the healing process, and can give indescribable encouragement to our fur babies.
I know you haven't been with us for very long, but my heart hurts for you and I truly wish there was more I could to help
Keeping you in our prayers,
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:02 PM
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my jesse had a uterus infection pancreatitis, ketoacidosis and diabetes all at the same time . any one of them by themselves was life threatening she spent 8 days in hospital she had surgery for the uterus infection at that time . she went back and forth from the er vet and regular vet it seemed like insanity and just a dream but jesse pulled through a sick pup for some time

i think the important thing for me and jesse was i made sure i would see her every day just to let her know i was there to support her and i was not going to get a no answer from the vet on that point and they were very agreeable to that request .

i did ask jesse if she wanted to stay and her answer was yes and i would do everything i could to help her get her health back

at this point i would not focus on the negative but your pup pulling through. I know its hard with everything going on

prayers for your baby for a positive outcome
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:09 PM
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I agree with everyone else; the hospital is the right place for Wrigley right now. And I also agree with those who are suggesting you visit Wrigley each day if you possibly can. That could help him pull through.

Editing to add: I very much agree with the suggestion to take just as positive an attitude as you possibly can. I believe Wrigley needs that from you. I believe it's well-known that positive attitudes are among the most healing vibes you can get - or deliver. It will be good if you can convey that to Wrigley. And I send you MY positive attitudes, to try to help out!

Praying for his, and your, well-being. <3
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