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3 August 2010
She went to have her bandages changed and the wound checked and I told him about her going back downhill. Turns out she was running a fever (104) and there was some significant drainage. He wants to keep her for a day or two so he can do IV fluids and antibiotics. I almost insisted on bringing her home and giving antibiotic shots myself because she gets so stressed at the hospital, but I came to my senses and let him keep her.
Candace in Oklahoma
Mom to Daisy, Tripawd since 8/05/2010
Kaiser, huge 4 legged labradoodle
Babs, old crunchy toy poodle
Rosie, scrappy little rescued chihuahua
Two human teenagers and one 5yo boy.
13 September 2009
You and Daisy are in my thoughts and prayers… I'm hoping that the antibiotics kick in and that Daisy will be feeling better real soon! Keep us posted!
Angel Jake and Wolfie's Mom
Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… http://jakesjou.....ipawds.com ….. CANCER SUCKS!
Sorry to hear about this setback, I hope she feels better soon. I never wanted to leave Mag at the vet unless I had to either-but the IV fluids will do her a world of good.
Take the time to catch up on your sleep and errands so you are ready to get back to her recovery when she gets home- if you can that is with the rest of your pack, what a houseful!
Hang in there- hopefully with a day or two of fluids and anitbiotics Daisy will be back on the road to recovery.
I'm so sorry to hear about Daisy's setback. It's tough to leave them at the vets but you did the correct thing. She will be feeling tons better as soon as they get her temperature down. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Get some needed rest and keep us posted.
12 February 2010
geesh, hope this is just a bump in the road. hard to leave them, i know, but karen's right – you can use some rest and maybe catch-up with stuff until she's back home. paws crossed daisy is feeling better after the fluids!!!
charon & gayle
Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included). She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.
Love Never Ends
11 January 2010
Sorry to hear about this! It's so hard to leave them at the vet but I'm sure she'll be in good hands and she'll get the medical care she needs right now.
Hope she feels better soon! Take care of yourself too.
Birthday – November 4 2003
Amputation – January 13 2010
Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011
2 November 2009
Hope that Daisy feels better soon. The IV fluids and antibiotics will hopefully kick in and Daisy will be home before you know it. I know how hard it is to leave your puppy behind at the hospital but as everyone has said, take the time to catch up on your rest too. Sounds like she's in good hands. Keeping our paws crossed for Daisy .
Kami (Mackenzie's Mom)
My sweet golden Mackenzie. She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2 although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009. She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes. I love you Mackenzie!
1 January 2010
We'll keep all fingers and paws crossed that Daisy feels better really soon! Sending lots of pawsitive thoughts and plenty of hugs to both of you.
Holly, Zuzu and Susan
Holly joined the world of tripawds on 12/29/2009. She has a big little sister, Zuzu, who idolizes Holly and tries to make all of her toys into tripawds in Holly's honor. And she's enjoying life one hop at a time!
28 September 2009
I am sorry to read of Daisy's setback. I hope they get the infection under control very soon and she can get back home where she belongs. Sending healing thoughts for Daisy.
Jo Ann & Tasha
Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.
Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….
7 June 2010
I'm so sorry to hear about Daisy's setback.
I hope that the stay at the vet and the IV fluids and antibiotics will do the trick and help your baby get over this tough spot.
I'm holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kona turned 9yrs on April 16, 2010.
Kona was diagnosed Memorial Weekend 2010 with osteosarcoma.
Right rear leg amputated on June 4th. First chemo June 18th 2010
Second chemo July 9th, 2010 Third and final (yea !!!) chemo July 30th, 2010
ONE TOUGH GIRL this Australian Cattledog !
***Kona's journey/fight ended late in the evening of December 22, 2010***
We Love you so much Kona….always
Bella 9yrs, albino lab/aussie shep/pit?(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind (from birth) in one eye limited vision in other.(laid back, ok lazy 73 lbs)
Cotton, 5yrs, albino hound/terrier of somesort/???(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind in one eye(from birth), excellent vision in seeing eye. (ball addict…destroyer of Kong balls…yes,etc), high energy 55lbs knots of muscle)
Kona Kai's pup brother and sister as well as her buddy and playmate cat, Shaymous 12yrs (like Seamus), miss her terribly.
25 April 2007
Candace, we're so sorry. That explains a lot about her behavior. But now she's getting the care she needs, and she'll be herself again in no time. Hang in there, we're all sending our love and well wishes your way.
28 November 2008
Trying to get to bed, 4:30AM comes really early, but had to reply to this one.
Sending you and Daisy tons of good thoughts. Daisy is in the best possible place right now. That fever needs to come down and the anitbiotics need to have time to attack the infection. As you've already been told, please get some rest and try to relax while you have the opportunity. Recovery is still ahead of you when she gets home.
Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul. Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.
14 August 2009
Oh, I'm so sorry for Daisy! Mothers always know something is wrong and YOU DID!
Wishing all the best. This is just a minor set back.
Comet - 1999 to 2011
She departed us unexpectedly January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.
She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.
8 December 2009
Oh, I'm hoping Daisy turns around quickly! I know what you mean about leaving her at the vet's but she's in the best place right now. Hugs to you and wishing a quick turnaround for Daisy!
Tracy, Maggie's Mom
Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09
Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13
14 June 2010