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8 years 4 months ago #38554 by boroughgirl
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Firstly, thank you to everyone who answered/shared advice with me re: Odelle's weight loss in September.

Sadly after a horrible visit to the vet tonight we have discovered that her Liver is failing :-/
She has been discribed (for 10 days only)
Clavaseptin
Denamarin
Prednidale

Despite trying every food/trick in the book to get her to eat consistantly, she is so thin now she looks like she has not been fed for a lifetime :-/
Also the last two days she has been walking on her back legs like she is drunk and dragging them on the floor and is suffering back pain.
She has been bumping into things as she is walking, going round and round in circles hundreds of times before laying down very gingerley, drinking more than she ever has and when sleeping not sure if she is having really bad dreams or having siezures.

After consultation with the vet, the plan is for her to have these tablets and if there is no improvement then look at if she should be put to sleep to stop her suffering.

Obviously, like all of us I will be heartbroken if I have to make this decision as she has been such a delight and I feel totally blessed to have her in my life.

I desperately dont want to loose her so PLEASE if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!!! :(
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8 years 4 months ago #38562 by Ironstone
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How is Odelle doing today? It doesn't sound very good does it. Perhaps time to let her go. I am very sorry for you boroughgirl. A difficult decision needs to be made. We long time deerhound owners have been there many times before, and it is never ever easy. Take care. Please keep us posted.

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8 years 4 months ago #38563 by Elise
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Hi Debbie

Really feel for you. I hope the medication is having a positive effect. I'm sorry but I don't have any knowledge/ideas in this area but I do wish you and Odelle well. Take care Elise

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8 years 4 months ago #38565 by carolyn1957
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So sorry to hear of your poor Odelle. I had a beautiful Deerhound x of 10 years who had similar symptoms after
losing her lifetime collie x friend to lung cancer. The poor thing was heartbroken without her pal and sufferred a stroke which caused very similar back leg problems and the walking in circles that you describe. She drank bowlfuls of water also, had to be carried outside and held steady to enable her to pee. I am convinced she suffered several small strokes also as had small siezures in her sleep.Similar symptoms but for a different reason as you say it is Odelles liver failing.. I felt it kinder to have my darling put to sleep. A hard decision but the best one in the end. They give us their undying love so we must give them the release from pain that we can.you will know....

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8 years 4 months ago #38566 by Lurch8252
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This is so sad, I don't know what to say, just sending you love from this end and some positive thoughts and prayers xx

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8 years 4 months ago #38569 by boroughgirl
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Thank you so much for all your kind words/advice. Sadly today we had to make the decision to have Odelle put to sleep. She took a turn for the worst this morning so we took her to the vet and let her pass over just after 5pm.
She was an amazing animal and friend to us all and will be truly missed but we were truly blessed to have the time with her we did.

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8 years 4 months ago #38570 by Lurch8252
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Thinking of you all, tough call, but probably THE most kindest thing you ever did. RIP Odelle xx

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8 years 4 months ago #38573 by boroughgirl
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Thank you Lurch. Very good to know she is no longer suffering:-)

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8 years 4 months ago #38574 by Brodie
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it's one of the hardest decisions to have to make. Thinking of you at this difficult time xx

Wigster n San x

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8 years 4 months ago #38575 by Joerg Yoki
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So sorry to hear this.

Run free Odelle.


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8 years 4 months ago #38576 by Robb
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It's very sad that it turned out this way. You absolutely did the right thing in letting her go and preventing her from suffering further. Run free Odelle.

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8 years 4 months ago #38577 by Elise
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Hi Debbie

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Odelle. She was a lovely dog and had a great time with you. Thinking of you and take care. Elise

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8 years 4 months ago #38579 by boroughgirl
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Thank you everyone for thinking of us. It certainly is strange to wake up and not have Odelle hanging around for cuddles but I know she is in a better place.
Twist on the other hand is still looking for her. They were inseperable.

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8 years 4 months ago #38580 by crackadog
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I am so sorry that you have lost Odelle. In kindness to her, you really could not have made any other decision. Thoughts are with you.

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8 years 4 months ago #38583 by stussy
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so so sorry to hear you have lost her :( we went through the same problem with Mrs t and i still miss her like crazy :( big hugs and run free pretty girl x

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8 years 4 months ago #38584 by WendyS
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So very sorry to hear your news. So sad but you did the right thing for her. Give Twist a cuddle from me.

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8 years 4 months ago #38585 by feldandjack
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It might be the kindest thing to do, but it's also the hardest :(

Thinking of you

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8 years 4 months ago #38593 by Neil
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So sorry for your loss x

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8 years 4 months ago #38602 by Brodie
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So sorry to here this news x

Wigster n San x

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