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My Pup Dog, My Buddy, My Pal!.... Maxwell !!!
bgz Offline
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That's what I tell him, as he wags his tail as he hears his catch phrase...

I read that "Eye for an Eye" post... had to write this. I wasn't going to write about this, but it just makes me sick that someone would do that to their dog, you hear about it all the time.

If I didn't just get done dealing with what I was dealing with, I probably wouldn't have wrote anything, probably would have left it alone.

Alas I'm writing this because it makes me sick that some wretched bitch would drown a puppy because she wanted to board a plane, are you f'in serious?

Last night though, had a scare, my 6 year old Pup Dog, a black Lab, my buddy collapsed and went into convulsions. I'm sure a lot of people have had similar experiences, and I'm sure like most, I raced him to the 24 hour emergency vet.

The initial prognosis was grim, basically gave me 3 possibilities of what it could be and she told me all of them were grim. Basically 1, a blood clot problem where he was hemorrhaging internally, cancer, or a severe case of valley fever. She said it was going to bad no matter which one it was...

So I drove home, picked up the wife, and we talked about it on the way back to the vet. We were ready to put him down at that point, but when we got there, our Maxwell was up and moving around, wagging his tail, acting like he wanted to go home. We were like... he doesn't look like a dog on his death bed. So we pried as much info as we could from her, just looking for a glimmer of hope. She was saying she would have to do an invasive procedure that could possibly kill him just trying to figure out what was wrong with him. I prodded her until I was certain she was qualified to do such a procedure. Ultimately, we decided to take a shot to see if she could figure it out, we were rooting for a severe case of valley fever, that was the only one that lead to a shot of living.

We got the call at 3:45 AM, said she didn't have to do the procedure because it wasn't as bad as she thought (was still bad mind you, just not as bad as she thought), but she was sure it was valley fever, but couldn't be sure and referred us to some specialists that we went to today.

All day long, it was doom and gloom stories all the way up until the cardiologist, even he was pessimistic, so the last half hour of waiting was daunting. So slow, so slow, tiiiiiiiiick, toooooooock.

Finally, we get in there, he says, it's not as bad as he thought! It was treatable with meds, and most likely will not need surgery!

So a sleepless night, 2.5k later, we have hope that our pup dog was going to live!

Here's to our 4 legged family members.



DaQueenBeez Offline
#2 Posted:
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SO GOOD TO HEAR!!!!
jackconrad Offline
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yes it is...
Palama Offline
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Whew! Glad to hear things went w-a-y better than what was initially diagnosed. Applause
bgz Offline
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Yes, it was a relief for sure. He's resting right now, his last 24 hours were rough.
gryphonms Offline
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Very glad it is treatable. Positive thoughts for your dog.
chazbo Offline
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^sounds like everyone had a rough 24hrs. Glad to hear he is ok.
Burner02 Offline
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Glad Maxwell is doing well.

ThumpUp
itsawaldo Offline
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Applause
propeller Offline
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Good to hear, brother!

My wife and I have had to put down a couple pups in the past couple years and it's right up there with the worst
things on the planet. Three years ago in November we had to put down Romeo, our Shih Tzu mix due to kidney
failure and the following December we had to put down Bethany, our Beagle due to a tumor in her chest. Not a
very happy holiday season for us that year.

My only advice would be to get a couple opinions because, like doctors, not all Vets finished at the top of their class.

Good luck, Maxwell!
bgz Offline
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propeller wrote:
Good to hear, brother!

My wife and I have had to put down a couple pups in the past couple years and it's right up there with the worst
things on the planet. Three years ago in November we had to put down Romeo, our Shih Tzu mix due to kidney
failure and the following December we had to put down Bethany, our Beagle due to a tumor in her chest. Not a
very happy holiday season for us that year.

My only advice would be to get a couple opinions because, like doctors, not all Vets finished at the top of their class.

Good luck, Maxwell!


Sorry to hear that about your pups. Always hard to put down animals.

The two specialists we saw are very good, very informative. Can already see a big difference in Max. Today was one of the first days in a while that he was trying to wrestle with my other dog. He's already looking healthier. It's only been two days on meds, incredible turn around. The hard part about it for us, is he's still kind of young, I'm just glad he's going to get to live healthier and happier for the foreseeable future.

Thanks for your good wishes.
charliebarr Offline
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Very good story bgz. First off I am glad Maxwell is doin ok and definitely hope for many good years.......Angel
bgz Offline
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Sad to say, lost Maxwell last night. Had to put him down :(

The doctor said he thought he had lupus or lymphoma a few months back. Poor pup has been having issues for a long time, it's possible one of those two things actually caused his valley fever by straining his immune system.

We got quite a few years with our pup dog though, and they were some pretty good years.

I'm thankful for the time we had with him, couldn't have asked for a better dog.

RIP my friend.
Palama Offline
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Condolences Ben.

Remember all those good times and great years. He’ll be waiting for you at the Pearly Gates.
izonfire Online
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bgz wrote:
Sad to say, lost Maxwell last night. Had to put him down :(

The doctor said he thought he had lupus or lymphoma a few months back. Poor pup has been having issues for a long time, it's possible one of those two things actually caused his valley fever by straining his immune system.

We got quite a few years with our pup dog though, and they were some pretty good years.

I'm thankful for the time we had with him, couldn't have asked for a better dog.

RIP my friend.


Sorry to hear the news bgz.

Wish you the best
corey sellers Offline
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Sorry to hear Ben its always hard losing a pet they are part of the family to
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Sorry to hear about your pup. Chit isn't fair
Speyside Offline
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Sorry to hear this. RIP Maxwell.
JadeRose Offline
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RIP Maxwell.....Good Boy.......

Crying
bgz Offline
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Thanks for the well wishes and kind words guys.
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Sorry for the the loss of your companion, Maxwell. Know that you gave him a good life and he paid in back with love and devotion.

RIP Maxwell!
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RIP Maxwell....sorry to hear he lost the battle,Ben. It's always hard to lose a friend,,,
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Condolences bgz...
frankj1 Offline
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sorry buddy.
Ram27 Online
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bgz, been in this situation a few times myself, last September Ginger left us and my beautiful Pepper many year ago, sorry I know how it hurts.
Hope this poem helps you as it had helped myself:






Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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ZRX1200 Offline
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Good to hear buddy!
deadeyedick Offline
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Sorry for your lose Ben. RIP Max.
tonygraz Offline
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Sorry BGZ, we really feel it when we lose a pet.
Burner02 Offline
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Sorry for your loss. Always tough to lose a family member.
Speyside Offline
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Ram, that is beautiful. BGZ, my understanding is that the loss of a beloved pet is as painful as the loss of a loved one. The duration of the pain is supposed to be shorter. Yeah, I know, that doesn't help. But for me understanding something helps me better cope with it. Celebrate his life, he deserves that. Don't mourn too long, he wouldn't want that.
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Pray
Palama Offline
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Thanks Ram. I’m pretty sure in the future, no matter how many times I see “The Rainbow Bridge”, it will always bring a tear to my eyes.
Ram27 Online
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^ Myself as well.
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