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Old 04-21-2009, 06:45 AM
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12 is the new 5 i hope everything words out for little kramer
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:36 PM
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Hi Brea,

I was reading the article, this part made perfect sense

In a diabetic, especially one that is prone to pancreatitis, the pancreas may not be producing digestive enzymes in a normal manner. The digestive enzyme producing ability of the pancreas is of extra concern in a dog that also has hyperlipidemia.

I assume if the digestive enzymes are not being produced in the right way that would disrupt the breaking down of foods and times they would enter the bloodstream.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:31 AM
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Unhappy Something suddenly changed with Kramer....

Right after I posted in Andy's thread about how well Kramer was doing...something major changed.

He won't eat. Won't move. Just stands wherever he is staring off into space. He had a tick the other day, and that usually bothers him. But not like this. He can't even stand up to drink his water.....he is lying in front of his bowl with his head in his dish. We can't get him to go outside...we have to pick him up and put him on the grass....then we have to go out and pick him up to bring him in.

He ate great yesterday morning and all was well....now its like he's a different dog.

This is so weird considering how amazing he was doing on the weekend. I think in the past few days he has gone completely blind...and I think his hearing has deteriorated very quickly too. Could this be depression? or does it sound like liver failure?

Seriously...this dog is driving me crazy...what a roller coaster we're on.

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Old 06-03-2009, 08:17 AM
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Yikes Breanne... are you headed to the vet?

Blindness could certainly be it - does he react to you when you pick him up?

Does he have any startle response - if you move your hand quickly in front of his eyes, does he blink or flinch?

I'd worry about something neurological if he is not responsive and is unable to stand.

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Old 06-03-2009, 08:36 AM
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He's at the vet now on IV's. They're testing him for pancreatitis but I have a feeling that won't be the diagnosis.

I'm two hours away, my parents are 4 hours away on vacation... my boyfriend has been looking after him for the last week (I was there thurs-monday). My parents will be back there this afternoon and I think that I'll be going back there tonite.

By my research, I think it actually might be brain tumor. A few weeks ago he was constantly tilting his head to the side and acting funny. My parents thought there might have been an ear infection but the vet didn't find anything and it seemed to go away. He's super tired, doesn't want to eat, doesn't want to stand up, only really wants to drink. He doesn't get excited about anything, not even a walk which is rare and won't eat anything...even the fall backs when he refuses food like bananas and seasoned hamburger. It seems as though he can't smell anything...which is another symptom of a brain tumor.

We knew it was coming sooner or later but I thought for sure it was his liver that would fail first.

I hope he's just really depressed. But even the vet says he's in pretty rough shape.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:51 AM
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Breanne... this is so hard with you being away from him. I know you must be frantic.

Let us know what you find out okay... we have everything here crossed for Kramie and are fervently hoping it is not something serious.

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Breanne, I can't believe Kramer is going through this...I am so sorry you are having to deal with this and not able to be right there with him. I am keeping a good thought, though, and am praying everything will be okay. We are here for you.

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Breanne,

Will be thinking of you as well today...sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Will be thinking of you as well today...sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Just to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers it must be very difficult for you.

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Breanne,

So sorry that Kramer is not well. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Hugs to the two of you.
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