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12 October 2020 - 4:05 pm
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Well after finishing our chemo a month ago I though we were in the clear. 2chest X-rays all good.. well I wish. Brieblue started in with what I though was a stomach issue that turned into a leg hip issue we thought. Pain meds taken was hoping we were on the mend. Bloody stool began called the vet referred us to er who took her in and stated they believe she has ecg I asked for an ultrasound to check the stomach and such which found a mass under the rib cage. By this point I was not in any shape to make anymore decisions and asked for them to focus on the bleeding first. Now it’s a wait she’s in the hospital overnight. The vet at e.r informed me that feeding her the raw patties could have caused the infection. I feel so horrible that I could have caused her sickness. She has been through a lot as to all tripawds. I don’t know what steps to take in regards to the mass. 

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12 October 2020 - 5:53 pm
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Brieblue and Crystal, welcome. Your future posts won't need to wait for approval so post away.

I'm really sorry you're dealing with this situation. Please don't blame yourself. We all do our best for our Tripawds, it's clear you love Brieblue and want the best for her. Right now, the best thing you can do is put on your oxygen mask first. You have to stay strong so that you can be there for her when she is released from the hospital. And so that you and your vet can develop a plan to find out what's going on with her health. Medically there's not a lot you can do at this point as far as steps to take, until you meet with the vet. But what you CAN do is control how you react to this situation. Stay strong, it's the best medicine for her. 

Try not to second guess yourself or jump too far ahead. This is the time when you have to take things hour by hour, hope for the best and prepare for a plan of action to help her heal. Please keep us posted on how she's doing OK? We will wait for an update. (((hugs)))

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12 October 2020 - 6:21 pm
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Can only ditto everything Jerry said. 

You are taking care of addressing the immediate issue in front of you right now.  You're  getting her stabilized and comfortable.

Once you can clear your head and get the information you need, you will proceed forward with a plan to help Breiblue.  As Jerry said, don't  jump ahead.  Once you can meet with the Vet and get a proper evaluation  and diagnosis,  then you can feel more confident about the right treatment to pursue.

Here's provide so much supportive care in a "crises "  visit, but not always the best at identifying  specific  causes, etc.  So as far as raw patties, then there would be thousands of dogs in the ER all the time for the same issues.  And if there is a mass at the ribs, there will be therapies to help if that's the case.  Just something as simple as an anti-inflammatory can make a difference on some level.

We are all sending  heal energy tonyour special  pup.  Tell is more about Breiblue when you can.  Sou ds like quite a Warrior!!!


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