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Old 06-23-2014, 04:00 PM
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I recently discovered some really crazy things about Maggie's original vet clinic. Apparently, three out of four of the vets were stealing prescription painkillers, smoking pot, doing cocaine and stealing cash. Maggie's former vet wasn't involved in any of that but I had to see the other "druggie" vets when she wasn't there, which explains alot now. This went on for years and there was always a ton of drama going on behind the scenes between all the vets, which had to impact their patients. You never know what goes on behind closed doors.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:02 PM
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Sounds great, Allison! In any event, ... looks like having a fresh pair of eyes looking at the little guy sure makes sense. Kinda been stuck in "Limbo", and on the steroids, with the old vet for quite a while..

Be great to get him off the steroids, with, perhaps, a much more cheerful outlook. I'll sure be looking forward to hearing what this one determines.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:26 PM
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Wow to both Allison and Amy's stories about their vets! This sounds like good news for Alfie
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:47 AM
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Allison. Wonderful news. I will definitely be looking for updates, on your wee dude. He is a superdog, that is for sure.!!

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Overall, it sounds like good news for the wee dude! Can't wait for an update after the diagnostic testing is done! Good luck!
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I had a request for an update on Alfie!

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:46 PM
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:20 PM
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Tritto that! (and no..probably not a word but since I made the initial request with Natalie, I think I'm entitled to make one up! )
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Tritto that! (and no..probably not a word but since I made the initial request with Natalie, I think I'm entitled to make one up! )
Well since its tritto for an update here we go

Always easier to start with my mini schnauzer girls. Skye will b 11 soon and continues to act like a puppy. Long may that continue. Schnapps has just turned 12 and other than a touch of arthritis is doing well. My little puppy Phoebe will turn 3 years old in a week. I have no idea where the time has gone or how my little baby puppy got to b a grown up girl. They make me laugh everyday and give so much love to me & everyone they meet.

Alfie .........well it's always a drama with the wee dude!!!
We are just a few months short of him turning 12 & now 6 1/2 years into his saga of diabetes.
It's not been the easiest of years with him but then it never is. Since seeing the new IMS and thinking Alfie doesn't have a brain tumour we have managed to get him completely off the steroids after a few fits & starts. He was a bit on them off them for a while but in the end we managed it. Still can't decide if it's been good for him or not. A few weeks after stopping them he showed extreme pain in his spine & could hardly walk. X-rays were done but nothing significant showed so a round of painkillers & we seemed to b getting better. We go through periods of vomiting & pain every couple of months now with no real rhyme or reason - I think it's a mild chronic pancreatitis. Totally would explain why he is never been regulated & the pain & vomiting.
One of the new vets in the practices has questioned whether Alfie is actually a true diabetic or not. He thinks given Alfie's history & symptoms he wonders if his diabetes has a hormonal brain issue causing diabetes rather than his pancreas not working. It's an interesting thought but not taken it any further as for the last couple of months he has been doing well. Going with leaving things alone just now while he is holding his own and happy enough to plod on wagging his tail.
No idea what time we are looking at having with him so endless tests & poking & prodding just seem pointless to put him through for the time being. He has many more good days compared to bad so as long as that continues I am happy to leave well enough alone.
Never though in a million years I would still have him with me now so each day's a blessing.

All the best to u all & ur family and fur family for 2015.

Allison, the wee dude & the schnauzer girls xx
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:49 PM
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Oh Allison! I was so happy to hear your update on everyone! Especially my favorite little wee man in the whole world! I'm sorry he's had a tough time but I'm ever so glad he's hanging in there and having more good days than bad! Honestly, I was half terrified to come on the forum to find bad news about him! After we lost several of the other dogs I had gotten so attached to, I was afraid we'd lose him! It's just so funny how we fall in love with each other's babies here!

Your house sounds a bit like a nursing home, too! Ain't it grand? And three already? Wow...your baby DID grow up!

I'm so delighted that you are all doing so well! Yay!!! Give my little wee dude lots of hugs...and of course, the girls extra goodies! Love and hugs!!!!

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