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Old 07-25-2013, 10:44 PM
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Many happy returns Otis!
14 is a grand old age. Enjoy .
Pippa; Westie, diagnosed 17th April 2012 at 6.5 years old, 8.7kgs, 6.8 units canninsulin bd, Burns high oats food . Lives with George 9 (Black lab), Polly 19 (cat) and Basil 15 (diabetic mog for 5+ years). Im Jen and we live in West Wales where it rains too much!
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:20 PM
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Just wanted to give everyone a "heads up" that my Otis is not doing too well with his non diabetic issues, and would appreciate any prayers that reference him.

He's been becoming more frail by the day and last Friday morning he woke up at about 4:00 AM and headed to the kitchen (bless his heart for sparing the carpet) and threw up on the vinyl floor. It was very dark, almost black and had his dinner from the night before. He threw up 3 more times, the last two being pure liquid, all being very dark. He wasn't interested in eating his dinner and was given 4U of insulin morning and night. He ate very little over the weekend, and most of what he did eat he vomited out within 12 hours.

He's been on several meds recently, ... some for his ongoing sinus discharge / congestion problem, "dry eye" issues and some for his increasing joint and leg pain. Been in constant contact with his vet since the Friday episode and took him in yesterday, and left him for an intense assessment. The consensus regarding the dark vomit episode Friday is that all the meds were too much for his tummy and it hit critical mass Friday with the bleeding. We suspect it was the constant use of aspirin as one of the nsaids which was the primary culprit. The x-rays showed a section of his stomach as being very inflamed and it makes sense that's where the blood was coming from. He also has a very enlarged prostate gland.

He's clear as far as any tumor activity and there was no indication of pancreatitis. Doc noticed he wasn't his old "social butterfly" self yesterday and decided to check his glucose ... 21, it was! He was furious when I told him I informed the intake people Otis had threw up several times before we got there and had no insulin or food in his system, and there was nothing indicating that in the notes.

He's still not himself today and I'm hoping that a couple days of the anti vomit meds and the
cimetidine will allow him to get some nourishment into his system and get to feeling like his normal self. The poor guy's been through a lot, and I don't know how many "bounces back" he has left at 14 years of age.

Just thought I'd let everyone know whats going on.
Otis Farrell dx'd 12/10, best friend to his dad, Bill, for over 14 years. Left this world while in his dadís loving arms 10/04/13. Sonny Farrell dx'd 1/14, adopted 5/15/14. Left this world while in his dad's loving arms 9/06/16. Run pain free, you Pug guys, til we're together again.

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Old 08-14-2013, 03:39 PM
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Oh Bill, I'm so sorry to hear this about the Big O . My thoughts and prayers are with you that things will resolve with the treatment

Otis is a tuff little guy, I'm sure he has many more bounce backs with the love and care you give him!

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Poor Otis - hope he bounces back to his old self soon!
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:46 PM
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definitely have you and Otis in my prayers too Bill. At least they know what it is, so I'm betting on Otis. hugs, Judi
Jenny: 6/6/2000 - 11/10/2014 She lived with diabetes and cushings for 3 1/2 years. She was one of a kind and we miss her.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:52 PM
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Otis will be in my prayers and I'm sending positive thoughts your direction.

Hugs to Otis....
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Elliot is a 25 lb. min. schnauzer, 10 yrs. old, dx 3/2013. dx Cataracts 8/2013 resulting in loss of sight. AlphaTrak 2 Meter with Freestyle Lite strips. Hills W/D glucose management kibble with add ins of poached chicken and Beneful soft food.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:34 PM
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Will keep Otis in my prayers. I hope with the meds he will be back to his old self soon.

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Old 08-14-2013, 05:48 PM
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me and jesse are praying for otis and you bill

he is such a trooper never complains and does the best he can

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Many Prayers for the Big O- please keep us posted- It is clear how concerned you are as are we for ya'll
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:18 PM
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Bill, I'm just checking the site. Haven't been here much since I lost Izzy last month. I can really relate to your feelings. Saying a prayer for you and Otis. It is not an easy road when they become seniors!

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