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Looks like my 9 year old Cocker Spaniel, Sid, has some serious bowel issues and won't be around much longer, pending a trip to Oakville for an ultrasound and a few remaining blood tests.

 

He's a real friend and has been such a good kid for the 9 years I've had him and we will miss him dearly.

 

As I said, not 100% sure yet but I isn't looking very hopeful -- so please join with me and say a little prayer for my buddy Sid.

 

We are so close to our pets and it's so hard to lose them.

 

Wish it were happier news -----

 

Here's a few of Sid and of our loveable 6 y/o Golden: Phoenix.

 

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Colin.

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I know how you feel... I'm sure Sid will pull through.... Just hope he doesn't suffer.

 

We have a Standard Poodle "Quincey" who will be 12 in Oct. His best friend is our Daughter's Golden "Ben" who will be 11 in a month. They were together last Fri.... and acted like a couple of 2 year olds for about 3 hrs. When one got tired, the other started going again... Golden can actually still lay on his stomach with both rear legs splaying out, and just hop right up! Hoping they both live at least 2 more years. Quincey's grandpa on his mother's side was 18 1/2 and his mother was 15 and blind after 56 puppies, all who lived till at least 6 mo old. Both of "Q"s grandpas were shown at Westminster, and his father's father was best dog in show in the early 90's, the last Standard Poodle to do so. This is our 3rd Standard. We are as close to "Q" as we are to our grandchildren... almost...

 

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Thanks everyone -- yeah it hurts and I'm sure we've all been there and done that many times. This time it's our turn.

 

I spoke to the vet again this morning and there's a glimmer of hope that it's an intestinal inflamation rather than a tumor causing the issues. -- The blood work is indicating depleted protein levels which means organs not working right rather than tumors.

 

Tomorrow will give a clear picture with the ultra sound in Oakville so we're hoping for the best -- but prepared for the worst.

 

Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers --- I'll give him a cuddle from all you folks.

 

Cheers,

Colin

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We had a situation with Quincey last fall. Turned out he couldn't digest fat anymore. We had occasionally given him table scraps, like salad & some steak or fish. No longer do it and have changed his diet. He was always a grazer and never has over-eaten. Hopefully Colin, it will be something like a change in diet that will help Sid to feel normal again.

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We had a situation with Quincey last fall. Turned out he couldn't digest fat anymore. We had occasionally given him table scraps' date=' like salad & some steak or fish. No longer do it and have changed his diet. He was always a grazer and never has over-eaten. Hopefully Colin, it will be something like a change in diet that will help Sid to feel normal again.[/quote']

 

Thanks Bob, I wish it were as easy as a diet change.

 

He's usually not given much other than his regular food (Beneful or Iam's) along with an occasional denta-stick or milkbone so diet isn't the issue at the moment.

We did try a more stomach friendly (bland) vet diet for a few days but Sid wasn't impressed and it didn't have any effect on his BM's.

Returned to his regular diet and restricted it a little more hoping for a change.

 

The theory now is that there's either a lump causing issues with an organ(s) or a severe bowel inflamation, and they're leaning more toward to former than the latter.

The UltraSound tomorrow will be definitive. Either it's tumors that may be operable or treatable, or an inflamation that may be controllable.

Operations at his age are not recommended so we're hoping for the inflamation angle to treat.

 

His 9 years with us has been wonderful.

All our pets are a blessing and his presence certainly has been -- but it seems that his days now may be numbered and we must prepare for the inevitable.

 

Wish us luck tomorrow along with the prayers......Miracles do happen and I'm afraid it's gonna take one now.

 

Stay tuned......and thanks again for all the kind words from everyone.

 

Cheers,

Colin

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While operations aren't recommended, it's always worth a try, if that's the only viable option. Realize he's likely run-down by all of this, but perhaps they could feed him thru a vein to get his strength back, if necessary. Our Daughter's Golden has had 3 issues that required going under, and because he is very healthy (at 11) he came thru great... except he was eating the staples! Quincey's older brother from a different litter, got bloat and a turned stomach at 13. Surgery was only option and he came thru great... just takes them a bit longer to recover.

 

Wishing you the best of Luck and Miracles.

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While operations aren't recommended, it's always worth a try, if that's the only viable option. Realize he's likely run-down by all of this, but perhaps they could feed him thru a vein to get his strength back, if necessary. Our Daughter's Golden has had 3 issues that required going under, and because he is very healthy (at 11) he came thru great... except he was eating the staples! Quincey's older brother from a different litter, got bloat and a turned stomach at 13. Surgery was only option and he came thru great... just takes them a bit longer to recover.

 

Wishing you the best of Luck and Miracles.

 

Yes if an operation is necessary then so be it. Absolutely worth a try.

 

Let's hope for something real special tomorrow..

 

Thanks again for the encouragement,

 

Colin.

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Our prayers have been somewhat answered. Won't know for sure until early next week.

 

 

Thanks so much guys -- It's so nice having so many animal lovers here in our midst. They know exactly what's going on and how much these little (and big) guys affect our lives and mean to us.

 

Sid was at Oakville's Veterinary Emergency Clinic yesterday for Analysis and Ultrasound and then had much more: The specialist wanted a biopsy of his upper and lower Gastro Intest. so meant basically an operation -- We'll get the results Monday but it's looking like we can control either the cancer or the severely inflamed bowel with meds and diet.

 

We're hoping for a decent report Monday/Tuesday and go from there.

 

Thanks for the continued prayers and well-wishes...

I'll post up with confirmed results and prognosis early next week.

 

So we're somewhat relieved today, tho a little lighter in the pocketbook of course, but this 'relief' feels so good. :D

 

Cheers,

Colin and Sid.:D

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