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Anyone get sick from power mushrooms?
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4 September 2013 - 9:35 am
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:( prayers for the big guy! I’m sorry Hes having such a rough time. Maybe because of his wobblers the fact that he’s weak is just exacerbated? Hopefully once he’s able to keep down some food he’ll get his strength back. Can the doc put him on an anti nausea med? hang in there! I’m sorry you’ve had a rough few weeks with all of your babies!
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Patricia I’m sorry to read this! I’m thinking the same thing as Lori, could the wobblers be making this worse? We are anxiously awaiting to see what the doc says. Please don’t blame yourself, I really think the mushrooms and the vomiting/situation is a random coincidence and hopefully it’s just something minor.

That’s great Luba’s problem isn’t serious. Boy you have your hands full right now. Be strong and remember we’re here for you.

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4 September 2013 - 10:26 am
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Well darn Patricia! What the heck! Pups felt like they need a little more attention over ther? I KNOW lack of attention is not the case!

Yeah, I agree with Lori, all the vomiting, etc. could certainly make any dog weaker…especially Atlas with the wobblers. And it could just be a little “wobbler episode” completely unrelated……he’s had those in the past. But I do think the weakness from not eating and dehydration has an effect. Dehydration definitely causes lack of appetite. And then trying to get him to eat with that sensitive tummy of his…..the vomiting cycle starts all over.

I’m a HUGE fan of luids! Would your vet fix you up a fluid bag you could administer at home with maybe a little vitamin B_12 mixed in? Or maybe you could take him in and they could give it to him (sub…..whatever you call it…..under the skin) I really think you’d see the boy feel much better after 24–48 hours with a daily dose of fluids……just my 2¢ worth!

Yeah, you’re right! What other group of people celdbrate a broken toe and infection?

Guess it’s just the temporary “down” part of the uos and downs on this journey! Try not to be too concerned…..I know, good luck, right?

Alright MIGHTY ATLAS, it’s time to put the Mighty back into the Atlas! Enough of scaring your momma, okay?

Hugs to Luna for us too….and of course the sweet Sophie!

But an extra dose of hugs to THE MIGHTY ATLAS and Viking Warrior Patricia! ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))

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4 September 2013 - 12:40 pm
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Darn, I was hoping things have settled down. 

I do think you would see some weakness after 24 hours without food.  From a human perspective I’ve seen people get lightheaded from not eating for a day.  Then for Atlas throw in wobblers on three legs…

I hope things settle down soon.  It can take some time to get the offending substance out of the body.  I was told that it could take Tani a week to stop throwing up after we figured out what her stomach problem was (in her case IBD).

Hoping the whole pack takes after Sophie and feels more normal soon.

 

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4 September 2013 - 1:30 pm
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Just a quickie:

Darn!  I’m sorry he’s not better.  DARN!  But, heck, with wobblers and w/o much food for 24h, I’d be face-planting, too.  Let’s hope your Mighty feels like some new, light foods tonight.  He’ll get better!!!!  I guess it’s time to find someone else who wants those Power Mushrooms, as Atlas needs no more of this.

And sorry to hear about your other pup, but I totally appreciate your positive outlook.  Right?  We can handle cancer, but we’d rather not!  Speedy recovery for her, too.

I hope tonight’s appt goes well and that relaxation and peace comes to all.  Can you get poked, too???  winkerwinker

 

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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4 September 2013 - 3:18 pm
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Well shoot, Atlas just threw up all his breakfast. Thought for sure we were in the clear since the boiled chicken & rice was for breakfast 8 hrs ago. sad

He was eager for breakfast and got up for his bowl and ate rather ravenous but i still only gave him minimal amounts to take it slowly.

Karen that makes me feel better knowing it took Tani a week. Marc and I were just looking at the calendar and its only been 48 hours since the last mushrooms so hoping that’s all it is.
Katy we’re thinking Luba is a great candidate for the power mushrooms but to be honest right now every time I see the bottle I loose a breathe. Time to stick it in the cabinet for now.
Sally Lori Jerry, I’m so hoping this is just fatigue coupled with wobblers and he bounces back.

Agh, so scared, just breath.

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4 September 2013 - 9:00 pm
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Any news Patricia? Paws, fingers, toes & tails are crossed he’s better. Please update when you can.

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4 September 2013 - 9:31 pm
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Well Dr. Williams thinks its upper GI distress. Upper vs. Atlas normal lower intestinal because of the vomiting bile. He still feels its a response to the mushrooms. He did a thorough hands on exam and his lungs sound great. He also thought stopping the yogurt for the past two days could have allowed for bad bacteria to move in or take over a little. So we are back to giving yogurt every day to aid the good flora. And he said to give him a couple of his Metronidazole as Atlas has such a great history of that being a wonder drug for him. Also to give chicken broth in with the chick & rice to give more nourishment that he can absorb faster and not toss. He felt the collapsing and exhaustion was due to all the vomiting. He said it very physically taxing on the whole body, especially one already needing physical therapy to keep up. Also to keep up with the Zantac twice daily for a couple more days.
He did a little more detailed acupuncture including points for Upper GI upset. Atlas really enjoyed it and just laid there looking like he was soaking up good juju.

He ate a late dinner of chick, rice, broth (small portion) and so far he is resting well. Paws crossed!

Guess who’s making homemade chicken soup tomorrow for the best dog in the world. (I’m very grateful he at least wants to eat)

Patricia

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4 September 2013 - 9:44 pm
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And the sigh of relief is heard all across tripawd land! These little hiccup things…..or in this case, puking things….throw us allin a little bit of a tizzy!

So glad you got the reassuring you needed…we all needed, from the good Dr- W.!

Get a good nights sleep….yo’ve got a lot of cooking to do i a.m.!

Hugs to The Mighty Atlas, with the not so mighty tummy!

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Well all in all that sounds like the vet really has a good feel for what’s going on with Atlas, I’m glad to hear this. What an awesome vet. I agree, constant vomiting can be really exhausting so that’s certainly gotta be why he’s so tired. And the fact that he wants to eat? Well that’s really a sign that things are looking up. Whew!

Yay for the best dog in the world (and the best chef!)!

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Ah, good ‘ol Cerenia!  Feel better, Atlas,  A thorough feel-over and lots of rest I think are in order.  You’ll be back to your Mighty self soon!

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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5 September 2013 - 8:40 am
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Great news that he’s eating. Sounds like he’s on the road to being himself.

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How are things today?  For everyone in your pack?

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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After 36 hours and no vomiting we feel we’re in the clear. Holy Toledo! No more mushrooms or any herbs for this guy! That was a terrible scare and Dr. W doesn’t want to try anymore either. Here the Mighty Atlas survives a huge amputation surgery and four rounds of chemo and I almost killed him with mushrooms! I’ve never seen Atlas that sick in his whole 7 1/2 years, not even from the cancer! We really thought he was down for the count for a minute there. Gave us quite the scare. I can’t tell you how my heart melted when he was able to get up and came to see me wagging his tail for the first time in 5 days.
The take away has been to listen to your dog, let him guide the way. He knows whats best. He told us he could handle the amp and he did. He told us he could handle the chemo and he did. He told us the acupuncture is the physical therapy for him and it works like magic on him. He told us the food he likes and he jumps for joy to get his meals. He tells us how happy his life is every day with silliness and affection. And he told us last week that he is surviving cancer and is through with treatments and ready to move on and just live the rest of his life normally. I ‘M LISTENING.

I have a picture of him sunbathing (very unusual for him) when he was recuperating but my HP hard drive crashed and I don’t know how to do it with Mac .

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And Atlas also says’ “Mom, do’t wait three days before you give my tripawd friends an update, okay? They get worried when you tell them I’m having a “challenge” and then they don’t hear from us!”

This is GREAT news Patricia! Wonderful!

Yes, Atlas realy does communicate his likes and dislikes very well! And he’s luck you are so tuned into him too

You know, this maynhave happened with other dogs utmthe connection was never made. Amd maybe they kept giving the herbs…..and maybe it didn’t turn out very well. Have you thought about co tacting the co pany to alert them of the possible issue related to theeir producat AND to see if there are any other cases.

Yeah…..figure that
icture thing out…..we need to see that boy!! And how are the other two pups doing?

HAPPY DANCI G OVER HERE!
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