Gretchen, my rescue dog

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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby CountingStars » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:50 pm

Please send vibes for Gretchen. :bigheart

She had multiple seizures Wednesday. She was in hospital for 2 nights, the first to get the seizures under control, and the second night to get her 'loaded' for maintenance phenobarbitol. She is doing ok now. We don't know her health history at all. Her skull shows signs of prior bashing in - it wasn't so noticeable when she was emaciated, but now that she's not so gaunt, it really shows.

I work at the vet, and the discount is huge - basically everything at cost. I was there working overnight, so I was able to keep a Mom eye on my sweetheart.

Hoping that the pheno works, and no more seizures.

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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby dr bakes » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:23 pm

(((((Gretchen)))))
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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby Denver Man » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:54 pm

Wishing healing for ((((Gretchen)))). Thank you for taking such good care of her. It must be hard.

The phenobarb should work well. My daughter was on it when she was little. Just have to be careful when coming off it ... ween her off slowly.
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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby Griff » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:39 pm

Prayers for Gretchen, c'mon babe you can make it!!!!
:grouphug

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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby Equinox » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:25 am

God bless Gretchen!
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"No!"

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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby KEZHEAD » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:56 pm

((((Healing vibes for Gretchen))))

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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby dr bakes » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:26 am

Any updates on Gretchen?
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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby Equinox » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:50 am

Hopefully no news is good news!
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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby CountingStars » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:05 pm

Well, Gretchen isn't having seizures anymore. But her prognosis is not good. I am heartbroken. Her CAT scan showed a piece of bone from a prior facial fracture pushing into her brain. One of the doctors is contacting a neuro specialist to explore the possibility of brain surgery - ie, prognosis. Even with the surgeon donating his time, it will be a huge expense. I'll also have to deal with a post-brain surgery dog during recovery. Currently, due to brain trauma, and adjusting to phenobarbitol, she is peeing and pooping all over my house. She constantly paces, and isn't interested in any of the loving, petting and playing that we used to do. Her pheno dose just got reduced. We will wait a week to see if that helps the behavior changes.
This wonderful, sweet dog got such a bad deal. Her prior owner is going to court. He should be hit with a baseball bat in the head, repeatedly.
Please keep Gretchen in your thoughts.

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Re: Gretchen, my rescue dog

Postby CountingStars » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:19 pm

I am very glad that I brought her home after her jaw surgery. She had some wonderful quality time, instead of being in the shelter. I very much hope that we can give her some more quality time. What a sweetheart. She is so very sweet.


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