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  1. #1
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    Default Need jingles for Bonnie...Update - she's home!

    Bonnie, my sort of new, very old cocker needs jingles. She's 15, I adopted her last spring.

    She vomited yesterday afternoon, refused her dinner, had a coughing spell in the evening. This morning, she went outside with the other dogs, tail wagging, but refused her walk and breakfast. She's now hiding in my closet.

    Vet at 11:00.
    Last edited by LauraKY; Mar. 18, 2013 at 02:24 PM.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Jingles for a grand old lady!



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    Hopefully, by now, your vet has been able to diagnose the problem, and it is an easily fixable one. Jingles for this lovely old lady, and for you as you worry your way through this episode.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    King Size jingles from Massachusetts!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    Jingles for Bonnie! And good on you for adopting a grand ole' lady. That is what I am going to do a few years down the road. I see so many oldsters who wind up in shelters and it breaks my heart.



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    I had to leave her at the vet. We're worried about an obstruction...the lab went counter surfing last night and my tax papers were all over the house. When she vomited this morning, there was a piece of hard plastic in the vomit and I can't identify what it came from.

    Xray looked good, but she's jaundiced. I left her for a barium xray study and more blood work. She's such a sweet old thing...I'm not ready to lose her yet!

    Foundationmare, there's nothing better than adopting an oldie! They're the ones that always break my heart when I see them in the shelter listings.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Many jingles for the old girl.



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    Jingling for Bonnie! I remember when you adopted her - I feel the same way about the golden oldies. To me they're like Temple oranges. Temples are the most delicious orange in the universe, and they are only available for a short time for about a month up here. I indulge myself with up to 6 a day and it is my bliss.

    With an oldster, you know you only have a small window of time, so you indulge in them, with them, cuz you know their season is short.

    Laura, I hope you have lots more time with Bonnie. You've been through so much.


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    She's going into surgery. It's a gallbladder mucocele. My poor, poor baby. She's old...surgery is tough on the oldies.

    I so hope I made the right decision to do the surgery.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Fingers legs crossed.



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    Bless her heart! Major jingles for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!



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    More jingles. Hope it is uneventful.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    Jingles for Bonnie!! mucocele's are fairly common in geriatric cockers, all the one's I have known who havent been septic before surgery have recovered well and been home within a few days. Jingles that she will belong to this group!



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    The surgeon just called me to tell me she's going into surgery. Her kidney function looks good, but at her age, it's dicey. Exact quote. I have to give her the chance though.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


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    Fingers crossed for you both this afternoon...



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    Jingles for Bonnie! The sweet old gals are the best!
    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes



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    Sending jingles for Bonnie.



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    She's out of surgery, breathing tube is removed. Now we just have to hope her recovery goes OK. The gall bladder was very diseased.

    I am so thankful for my vet practice...they are just thorough enough without going overboard.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


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    Fingers crossed for a very uneventful recovery!
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    Fingers crossed for quick recovery. And lots of jingles for her too.

    P.



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