Bubba (In Memory)

Cairn Terrier
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Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

July 10th 1995

Running, running in the woods, on the trail, in the snow, in his sleep

Dingo, his brother. Being "picked up"..he's to much of a tough guy for that!

Favorite Toy:
Not a toy dog, but likes to DIVE underneth the water for rocks in the summer. Or fetch a stick in the lake, also will try to swim out to the ducks thinking he may have a chance at getting one!

Favorite Food:
Dog bone treat. AND hamberger buns. Yup one day was expecting to see the birds come to our stump of buns..here is Bubba..lurking to the stump, checking it out, then jumping up on it..balancing..and eating all of the BUNS!! What a carbo freak!!

Favorite Walk:
Walk? He doesnt know what walk means...the best he can do is a trot.

Best Tricks:
He thinks he's to cool for dog tricks. But he can dig a mean hole while standing on his head!

Arrival Story:
Bubba was picked up at the Barking Lot, a doggie place in Milwaukee. I drove down there alone and was shown asll these cute terriers. Then they pointed to Bubba..he was the biggest one of all the puppies, like an oddball.. he stode out like a tuff little puff ball!they said he was "older" (oh like a week or so?)and they might not be able to get rid of him. I took one look at that little beast and said "he's the one!!"

Bubba brought great joy to our lives. From long summer runs on many bike trails, to swimming and diving for rocks, to the long winter runs on ski's and snowshoes. He was always there enjoying his livilhood, vigerence and solid companionship. He was an astonishing fighter..we think the life we gave him molded him into being so strong and so desiorous of life.

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Getting thru today


November 2nd 2006 9:41 am
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We are so sorry it has taken so long to say goodbye. Bubba lost his battle with blastomycosis in March. We will forever miss his smile, his energy, and his love.

Thank You all who supported up thru this trauma. We are forever grateful.
dingo and Oakie are other two cairns are healthy and strong and still chasing everything that moves. They two miss thier long runs with Bubba as the leader.

Farewell, Bubba..your the BEST!!

Mommy, Daddy, Dingo and Oakie


March 19th 2006 4:21 pm
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My name is Bubba. This is the first time I have been here but you can visit my daily progess http://www.cairnterrier.org/ I am under the forum for "blatomycosis"
Yes, that me. I am very sick. The UW Hosptial in Madison took me in and place din in their ICU for over a week. I almost died, but they all believed I was a fighter. They said I had the worst case of Blasto they have ever seen.
What is blasto? Oh its a dogs and a humans worse nightmare. It is a spore thats found in the soil that you inhale. Once in your system, if you dont catch the symptoms...you will enivatbly die. I didnt die, but the IV medication they had to put me on almost killed me. It made my kidneys bad, it enlarged my liver, and I had tempertures everyday. I couldnt breath ...it was as if someone was laying on my chest..so they kept me in the oxygen tent. I didnt see my mommy and dad for along while..but when they finally came and I=got me they looked scared. I was no longer 18bls of pure energy and life..I was a 14 lbs weak, frail and boney pup whose big eyes looked hallow and sad. They cried alot over me. Although my mommyis a nurse she knew how bad I was from her training. And that didnt help. when they took me home I had a central line, IV fluids that needed to be adminsitered and more Amphotec B, I IV medication that would make me soooo sick. Mommy tried real hard with all of the shots and iv stuff. But that night I suddenly took a turn for the worse. I was hypoxic, I couldnt breath, I was panicky and I couldnt lay down. Mom called the UW whcih is THREE hours away..and since we live in the country we dont have a vet close by. The docter said I had probably thrown a clot..in my lungs..prognosis was poor. I would probably die in 24 hours.
Monring came though. My parents hadnt slept..they wept next to me all night praying to god. But I got up...and went outside slowly and peed. They suddenly were so happy for me! I was weak though. And my breathing remained bad.
Well...it has been another week and I cannot say anything has changed. I threw another clot...and they removed the central line. I have no viens left, and the local vet thought it may be getting close to "that tiime". But I kept fooling everyone. I really want to get outside and run again. So I think Im gonna keep fighting. The last three nights I sat up all night. I was so exhausted I almost tipped over. My chest hurt bad..I dont know why..and neither did my mommy. They couldnt stand watching me not sleep...it was painful for them. Finally they got one more lab test and founf out my pancreas enzymes were elveated. But now that mommy and daddy spent all of their money on me..they dont have any resources to keep helping for my care...
I am hanging in there. My mommy is keeping me NPO, and giving me subq IV fluids underneth my skin herself. She hates poking me twice a day with the needle, but she knows I am very dehydrated and this will help me. She gives me pain shots to help me sleep at night..but she is awfully afraid that all of our supplies are almost gone..and then..we dont know what we will do.
We have tried to talk to the UW about pating off the over 7,000 dollers and vet bill to them alone in payments..but I dont understand..they dont care...
Daddy gets up now to work at 4;30 am and doesnt stop till 9pm at night.mommy is trying to go to thehospital to work but she is only parttime..and she needs to keep giving me shots through the day to save me
Everyone at the cairn site is trying to help..one girl even is selling some jewlry on ebay for me..I guess we are praying for miracles since I keep fooling everyone and rallying for a second round!
I wont give up on anyone but I need help bad...very bad..I cant go on and live without it
Anyone who read smy diary..please..if you can...donate ...right now we need prayers..but we really need money..that sounds so harsh..but society has put us in this place..we are applying for imom aid but I dont knwo if the UW wiill work with them..in the meantime I need things like IV fluids..needles..syringes..maxcal food, antibiotics..lab work twice a week, vet visits almost daily...
My mommys address is rutdigger1@yahoo.com
But I urge you to go to the cairn site..this is where my whole story is
Thank you!!!!
I will keep fighting!

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