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

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  • 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, 02:24 PM.

  • #2
    Jingles for a grand old lady!


    • #3
      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.
      If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
      Desmond Tutu


      • #4
        King Size jingles from Massachusetts!
        What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


        • #5
          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.


          • Original Poster

            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.


            • #7
              Many jingles for the old girl.
              McDowell Racing Stables

              Home Away From Home


              • #8
                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.


                • Original Poster

                  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.


                  • #10
                    Fingers legs crossed.


                    • #11
                      Bless her heart! Major jingles for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!


                      • #12
                        More jingles. Hope it is uneventful.
                        What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


                        • #13
                          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!


                          • Original Poster

                            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.


                            • #15
                              Fingers crossed for you both this afternoon...
                              “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                              • #16
                                Jingles for Bonnie! The sweet old gals are the best!
                                But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


                                • #17
                                  Sending jingles for Bonnie.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    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.


                                    • #19
                                      Fingers crossed for a very uneventful recovery!
                                      If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                                      Desmond Tutu


                                      • #20
                                        Fingers crossed for quick recovery. And lots of jingles for her too.

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