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Brooke - not good news

Discussion in 'Senior Sheltie Health' started by Sharon7, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Premium Member

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    Another emergency pill this morning. I know time is short and getting shorter, if she needs a pill almost every day. The regular capsules twice daily are not cutting it anymore. I got some baby food into her, had to wipe it on the roof of her mouth, then she decided, OK this tastes pretty good, and licked the rest of it up. I find I have to "prime the pump" sometimes to get her to eat.

    She is definitely weaker between bleeding and not enough calories, but can still walk out to potty, and I can carry her if it comes to that. No signs of pain, so important to me, obviously.

    I have an important doctor's appt tomorrow afternoon and I am just praying she is OK until that is over with. My hubby is going to come home early from work to stay with her. I know it's selfish in a way to think of myself but everything has really revolved around Brooke since January, and some things just need taking care of for myself. Stomach is in knots until it's done tomorrow. (Been fighting a chronic lung infection with a nasty resistant bacteria for 9 years, may have finally licked it now, waiting to find out.)

    Would appreciate prayers/kind thoughts/putting it out there in the universe for her to not have a real crisis before tomorrow late afternoon. :fl
     
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  2. Cindy

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    Brooke is so lucky to have you, and you are lucky to be able to be with her so much through this.
    Good on hubby for coming home to take care of her during your dr's appt.
    I am sure she will be fine, and happy to be with your husband,
     
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  3. Sandy in CT

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    Prayers for your doc appt - be calm and careful driving. So glad your husband is such a supportive partner in all this! Thanks for the post - was worried about you all!
     
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    When Piper was a wee pup I had a dream we were in a dog park and he was attacked by a dog. I've never set foot in one! It was so real and scared me!
     
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    Sharon, I hope you get a clean bill of health at your appointment tomorrow.
    You hubby holding down the fort will help ease your mind that she is not alone.
    We are all praying that you are OK and little Brooke holds on a while longer.
    Virtual hug to you, your husband, and most of all dear Brooke.

    Hang in there... you are one strong soul!
     
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    I know that stress and worry about our precious pups can take a toll on our health too. I'm glad you're taking care of yourself, Sharon, and I hope your doctor's appointment gives you a clean bill of health. Sending good thoughts for you, and for poor Brooke too.
     
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    Sharon, prayers for your sweet Brooke and for you. Trini
     
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    Good Luck at your dr appt!
     
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  9. Sharon7

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    Well my own news is good, lung infection appears to be gone, tests were negative. Very happy about that. Brooke hung in there. Her gums are quite pale though and she is weak. The bleeds are coming so close together that she doesn't have time to reabsorb what goes into her abdomen. But she still follows us around the house when she's not sleeping, I feel bad if I change rooms because she feels she has to get up and join us.

    I want to thank everyone for their support, understanding, kind words, thoughts, prayers and listening ears and hearts. I think I will end the posts now on this thread as there are no bright spots anymore to report. She will leave us soon, days at most I think. THANK YOU, EVERYONE, I appreciate you all.

    Brooke yard.JPG
     
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  10. trini

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    Sharon, I hope when the end comes that it will be peaceful for your beautiful little Brooke. I know how heartbreaking a time this is...I am so sorry.
    Trini
     

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