Age: 16 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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January 26th 1998
Yukon Jack LOVES to go for long walks! He just wants everyone to love him!
We haven t figured this out yet.
Yukon Jack is not really into toys.
Lamb and rice dog food.
He seems to love to go to the park but is happy going anywhere with Mkwaa and I.
He is still a bit shy and hasn't shown me any tricks yet but I know he has some.
Shortly after my beloved Nvwati passed away I heard of this dog who needed a home.
My Nvwati was a stunning beautiful red and white Siberian Husky/timber wolf with ice blue eyes.
Yukon's previous owner had him since he was a pup and tells me he was the runt of the litter. We spoke at length on the phone about Yukon and I assured him I knew how to live with a Siberian Husky.
He told me this dog is 9, in excellent health, well behaved, loves dogs, cats, children and people. He knows several commands. Towards the end of the conversation, I think to ask him what breed of dog this is. Imagine my surprise when he told me Yukon is a red and white Siberian Husky! If this was not "Nvwati sent" what is it?
Yukon and we are all still getting acquainted. Mkwaa adores him and he, I think, will love her too once he gets to see how sweet she is. So far, there have been no fights,
Yukon has one ice blue eye and one amber coloured eye.
He's HUGE, sweet and handsome. I will post more information and pictures as we get them. Thanks to Yukon's human Nana, Maria, for the baby pictures of Yukon to add!
UPDATE Yukon comes and sits next to me, cocking his little head and says "Woo Woo" when he has to go pee. He has quite the attitude talking to and at me when he wants to get a point across.
He loves to cuddle and although he is not real generous when it comes to giving kisses he will sit patiently while I hug and smooch him all over. I am so blessed to have had Yukon join my family
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May 9th 2008 9:19 am
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Jan. 26, 1998- May 9, 2008
Sadly, Yukon Jack couldn't continue his struggle anymore. He passed away in his sleep this morning.
May 8th 2008 7:04 am
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I just returned home from spending time with Yukon Jack. He seems somewhat more sensitive when touched to be moved into a different position today.
They will do more tests today to see how the pancreatitis is doing. The Vet is concerned that he is showing signs of edema which could indicate that his body is beginning to shut down.
He said its still 50/50 if my boy is going to make it. He is still on IV and antibiotics and nothing by mouth.
His front paws continue to show no strength meaning there is no way he is capable of sitting or standing. This is why he has to be changed positions every few hours so he does not develop pneumonia.
The vet says that he pants from time to time because of the discomfort caused by the edema.
The Vet did say that if the pancreatitis is gone they can begin trying to force feed him again and give him water to drink. Once he is able to be hand fed he will be able to come home. I will continue to work with him doing manipulation of his limbs, massage and hand feeding him until he regains strength.
The Vet told me that my positive energy is good but he wants me to try to prepare for the possibility that Yukon Jack won't make it through this. He said the little bits of progress are good but he still has a long way to go and he may not have the strength to fight this for too much longer.
He is hoping that once he can eat and drink (even if hand fed) his IV can come out and he MAY get some strength back in his front paws, because he might be "favouring" them because of the iv line.
Please continue to pray for my boy. He is such a sweet and good boy!
May 1st 2008 7:55 am
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Amazingly Yukon Jack made it through the night. I just got back from the animal hospital. His breathing is better, his gums are still pink meaning he is getting oxygen but he's in a coma and non reactive to anything. The vet believes it is stem cell (brain) damage because he is not responding to tests that would rule that out, and his pupils are so tiny, and she is concerned that the longer he remains in this state the less chance of him pulling through without permanent brain damage lessens. His temp has risen a bit, not enough to worry about anything but it could mean infection somewhere. He is on mega doses of antibiotics though so she hopes this will fight off whatever that is.
The other problem is that he could technically stay in this state forever.
I am at a hard place needing to decide what to do. The vet said there is less than a 1% chance that he WILL pull through and be ok enough to have any quality of life and she recommends we let him go for today treating him still with iv and antibiotics and see if there is any change for the better or worse.
The irony is we have no idea what happened. He was not injured in any way. It just came on suddenly which leads her to believe it was an aneurism in his brain. He eats only the best of food, is never off leash, and gets tons of exercise daily. He is a happy boy who knows he is loved dearly. This is just a fluke that is a mystery and it happens sometimes I am told but I am so hungry for answers. I need to know what happened to my boy!
I don't know what to do. It costs like $80 a day for hospital care plus all the stuff they are doing for him and I simply don't have money to pay for this. I don't want to make the choice to have him put down, so I begged him and Creator to decide one way or another what is best for him on his own.
I feel so powerless. There is NOTHING I or anyone can do for him except keep him hydrated with iv and antibiotic treatment, and hope he decides one way or another what he wants/CAN do. The entire vet staff are spending time with him, talking to him, hugging him, stroking his fur telling him he is so special and loved and we want him to pull through. It simply isn't enough. If love could save my sweet boy he would be bouncing around and coming home today.
I put tobacco down asking Creator to decide today. I can't bear to see him like this. This is so soon after losing my beloved Nvwati. It is so unfair and I don't understand the reason /lesson in this. My heart cannot break anymore. All I can do is sit and kiss Yukon Jack and tell him what a very good boy he is, how sweet he is and how much he is loved. I tell him over and over again how I want him to fight with everything he has to get better today, to show some sign that he is going to be ok. I feel so powerless!!
Breaks my heart.
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