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5/25/2013 Buttercup update

May 25th 2013 11:50 am
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We heard from our vet first ting this morning and as we thought her kidney values are very elevated again... her BUN was back up to 203 , her creatines were back up to 4.5 and her phosphorus was at 15.. all very bad ! so the course of action is to increase the subq fluids to 4-5 times a week , and they added in a supplement that will help extract the phosphorous from her food because when the phosphorous is up it make them nauseous ... now the good news is that i made her a mixture of ground beef , rice and carrots .. and she ate !!!! the vet said for now she doesn't care what she eats as long as she eats ! it was a smorgasbord to try to figure out what she would eat .. so we are hopeful that she will eat this evening as well. I actually got a few kisses and the tail is half up .. Momma Fran from the kamp took her to get fluids again this morning as i had to work .. she will be back on Tuesday for more fluids.. and depending on how she is doing we may have to go to the emergency clinic on Monday for additional fluids.

We THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT , LOVE AND PRAYERS ! THIS IS WHAT MAKES DOGSTER SO SPECIAL !

LOVE,
Momma Pat

 

5/25/2013 Buttercup News

May 25th 2013 3:19 am
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If you don't see us here much it is because my dear sweet Buttercup has hit a big bump in the road. She isn't really eating , sleeping tons, and drinking tons of water. She is resting very comfortably . We saw the Doctor last night , they took more blood so we can see what her renal values are , gave her a shoot for nausea , and gave more fluids.. we will get the news today .. so if you can please say a prayer for my sweet babygirl i would really appreciated it.. just prayers please. ! I do believe she still has life in her .. i just have to get her back on track eating .. we will keep you posted when we can ..

Momma Pat

 

5/17/2013 My pal Tonkas update

May 17th 2013 3:14 am
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Tonka went through his surgery with flying colors unfortunately the out come is very UPSETTING ! They removed 3 tumors , all were cancerous stage 3 sarcomas. He starts chemo next week . They give him about a year with treatment .. This dog is the most amazing creature ever, not to mention his mom who is so dedicated to giving him the best life possible..I saw him last evening and he was just a silly happy gorgeous blind dog that can't walk for unexplained reasons ... but in his cart watch out he is on a ROLL !

Love yas,
Pat & Buttercup

p.s. Uncle Update.. the chemo treatment for his merkell cell carcinoma did not work this last time . so we are probably looking at radiation ... on and on .. honest this cancer is everywhere not only effecting our human loved ones.. but effecting our furbabies !

Marielle update .. still going half days to school ..getting oral chemo at home , growing like a weed and doing very well. She attends her hospital clinic for IV chemo and in her spine once a month , and is getting blood and platelets on an out patient bases as needed.

Thank you all for always reading and keeping up with our crazy life !

HUGS !!!

 

Happy Mothers Day 5/13/2013

May 14th 2013 2:47 pm
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To all that have sent us those beautiful vases with flowers and the stars of David ( LOL) .. we just want to say a BIG THANK YOU ! Mom is sorry we don't have time to send back the vase of flowers to everyone that sent one to us.. Her work has been very busy , combined with doctor visits with the Uncle , and getting his basement cleaned out and ready for a yard sale .. we hope you all understand .. but make no mistake .. * we LOVE you all * Happy Mothers Day !

Kisses,
Buttercup & Momma Pat

 

5/1/2013 My pal * TONKAS UPDATE*

May 1st 2013 5:27 pm
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We just got a message on FB from Tonkas mommy .. he had 3 tumors , 2 were in tight spots so there are a lot of hand stitches.. he is in recovery .. and that is all i know .. please keep the prayers going for him and his mommy ! They have been through so much .. and are truly so connected especially because Tonka is blind .. the good thing is the hospital is letting her stay over .. well sort of .. she is sleeping in the back of her truck .. she just doesn't want to leave in case of an emergency ! God Bless her !

Thanks,
Pat & Buttercup

 

10/30/2013 Catching up with news !

April 30th 2013 12:56 pm
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Hi Everyone,

My secretary has been a wee bit lax lately so i am making her fill everyone in .. First Marielle is doing very well and is back in school part time.. hopefully next week she will start full time days for the rest of the school year.

Our dear Uncle 's merkel cell carcinoma skin cancer came back so mom has been busy with another him , with another round of chemo , hospital stay , getting him home and settled back in.. we are hopeful this treatment will work as well as the last round did giving him 4 months cancer free!

I have been doing really well for as sick as i am .. i never seize to amaze mom with my strength and resilience . So for now i am getting fluids 2 times a week and that seems to be working .. i still hate going but once i am home i am usually pretty forgiving .. but dad took me on Sat this past week and i wouldn't talk to him for 2 days .. LOL ! Mom takes me and i normally give her kisses on the way home !

Now my friend TONKA .. ( a great pryrennes) who is blind and truly is amazing .. has battled open heart surgery ,due to a hole in his heart and an unknown weakness in his back extremities that has left him unable to walk but he gets around terrific in his wheelie cart .. they have just found a small mass that he is having removed tomorrow .. the biopsy came back inconclusive .. but all his doctors have meet and they all agree that it is growing pretty rapidly and it should come out.. his mommy is quite upset and nervous as you can well imagine .. so please say a prayer for TONKA his surgery is tomorrow .. and his mommy is so fearful for what they may find .. i tell her .. not to worry .. TONKA WILL BE HOME !

That is the current update .. we love you all and appreciate all the friendships, prayers and support we have made here !

Love,
Buttercup & Mom

p.s. you can read Tonkas blog at * The journey of Tonka * just goggle it .. it is amazing !

 

4/23/2013 GOOD NEWS !

April 23rd 2013 4:05 pm
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Buttercups test came back today with good news.. Her platelets are normal as is her clotting factor ... Her kidneys are also much improved..In Feb. her BUN was 203 .. now it is 100 and her creatines were 5.4 .. now they are 2.2 .. so know where normal, but much improved.. so she can stay on the subQ fluid therapy which is helping .. woohoo !!!! The doctor said he can only think that she must of hit her tummy on something to cause the bruising .. mom says she doesn't know how unless she did something at the kamp .. because i never do steps or jump on and off furniture at home .. she is never on furniture at the kamp .. but does jump in and out of the flower beds .. but who cares .. the good news is her platelets and clotting factor are normal ..THANK GOD !THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE !

BUTTERCUP & MOM !

 

4/21/2013 Mom is worring !

April 21st 2013 5:13 am
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Yesterday morning i rolled over for my belly rub and everything was great .. than yesterday afternoon i rolled over and i had a pretty good size blood bruise on my tummy ... mommy called emergency right away and they connected her to cardiology .. the doctor on call said that it was't related to my heart , or to getting the sub Q fluids .. but more than likely related to my kidney disease.. it can cause platelet problems.. they had mom draw a circle around the area with a permanent marker so she can make sure it isn't growing in size .. they told mom that as long as i am acting normal and the size isn't changing to take me to Dr. T first thing Monday morning for blood work .. mom thought we could get blood results faster at emergency but they said not on the week-end that they only have one pick up late in the day and it would take 24 hours to get back...so mom is watching my belly like a hawk .. and i am eating , drinking , barking , doing my normal routine and mom is trying to stay calm ...we will see Dr. T's associate in the morning as Dr. T is off on Mondays ... please say a prayer for me .. as i already have enough health issues ! mom will keep you posted

Kisses, Buttercup

p.s. the good thing they keep telling us is that i am not symptomatic ... no vomiting, no diahreaha , no pain , no blood in urine or stool , and i am not lethargic, and breathing fine ... .. so i have some good things going .. thanks for your prayers and continued support !

 

4/1/2013 Happy Easter Happy Spring !

April 1st 2013 8:53 pm
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We hope all our pals here on dogster had a wonderful Easter holiday ! Headquarters was so good to let us give all those beautiful easter eggs free.. my page looks so festive ! A BIG THANK YOU to all that had the time to send them to me ! Speaking of pages.. if you have time mom posted some new photos of me taken today as i was truly feeling good and acting like my ole self.. i was barking, rolling over for belly rubs , barking rolling over for belly ribs.. mom thought i wanted to have my picture taken .. but i wanted to go for a wheelie ride. It was pretty chilly and windy and mom kept saying no but i was very persistent and since i behaved for the photo shoot .. guess who won ! .. Mom put on my winter hoodie and bundled me up and out we went .. hehehehe.. it pays to be cute and vocal ! Mom says those fluids and prayers are working miracles !

Happy Spring everyone !

Buttercup & Mom

 

3/20/13 Aunty Deb update

March 20th 2013 12:37 pm
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For those of you that know my sister Debbie ( liver transplant recipient) .. she had a pretty major heart attack on Sat. morning. The anti-rejection medications have caused her to have very high cholesterol and over the last 2 years she has had to have stints in both groins and one in an artery in the heart. She has been having major GI issues so they told her to stop her baby aspirin 5 days prior to do an endoscope procedure.. which she did. They did the procedure and found nothing . ( thats the good news) .. the bad news is she had a pretty major heart attack leaving her with 35% of her heart muscle working. It was a pretty intense day as she went to the local hospital .. and than had to be air lifted to Piedmont in Atlanta where she had her liver transplant. They are an incredible team of doctors .. and did a cardiac cath right away and found that the stint in her heart had a blood clot and it was 100% blocked.. they opened it up and she got immediate good blood flow .. but the damage was already done to the heart muscle. She hopes to start cardiac rehab soon and maybe this will help her .. right now she is totally resting and trying to recuperate .Her spirits are good as usual .. as we say in our family .. we are FORD STRONG ! Thank you dear God for another miracle !

When it rains it pours as we all know. My fur cousin LILLY .. went for her cardiac check up and like me she was given bad news.. Her heart disease is much worse and she has developed a pulmonary fibrosis condition that there is no treatment for .. they adjusted her meds and added prednisone...we hope she will rebound as she isn't wanting to eat .. Please add Lilly to your prayers ..

Marielle was supposed to start her first day of maintenance on Monday .. but she woke up with a 102 fever on Sunday morning...so she had to be admitted to the hospital to make sure there was no infections .. looks like this is either a good ole cold or a flu type virus.. so no chemo treatment this week.. she hopes to get home today or tomorrow from the hospital..

Now for me .. i am doing pretty good.. although i can tell you that i am getting really nervous every time mom puts me in the car .. i am fearful of having to go the the vets for fluids.. i shiver and shake .. but when i come out i forgive mom and give her a kiss .. i guess moms know best !

Thank everyone for listening ..
Love yas, Mom & Buttercup

 
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