Monday, February 2, 2015

POTP Please

It's been a rough weekend for us here at Scottie Shenanigans. It began Friday night when Braeden went to the vet. Turns out he had a pretty bad ear infection related to allergies. He came home with Posatex and Prednisone to treat the infection.

Saturday morning started off fine. Breakfast, Trifexis, Lunch, Prednisone, Posatex, Dinner (and a few treats for good measure). So far, so good. On Sunday we started again minus the Trifexis. After a late lunch he threw up. Okay, so that happens sometimes, right? Of course, he was drinking quite a bit of water which I attributed to the Prednisone, so I figured he had overindulged in the water bowl. Dinner came about 8:30. 10:30 more throwing up. He drank more water. 11:45, yep more throwing up. By this time I had become quite concerned. He's never been a puker. I honestly can't say how many more times this happened throughout the night. Maybe three? Four?

At 7:15 this morning I coaxed him to the car (okay, so maybe I carried him). He was quite subdued on the car ride, laying in the seat. Braeden loves car rides, once you get him in the car so by then I was sure there was a serious problem. The vet opened at 7:30. No appointment, no problem. I was able to talk with the vet tech and give her the rundown and written sequence of events. She suggested they do a blood workup but would have the dogtor call me if he recommended anything else. Within the hour, the dogtor called. Pancreatitis. Elevated blood levels. They would do an x-ray to rule out other problems and start him on IV fluids. Thankfully the x-rays came back normal. No growths, no enlarged organs. So pancreatitis it is. Braeden will be in the hospital at least overnight and through the day tomorrow. I considered bringing him home overnight and taking him back in the morning for more IV treatments, but with all the activity around here, I decided it was best if he had some quiet and could get some rest. Not to mention he was pretty ticked off when Seth ate this morning and he didn't get any food. I couldn't do that to him twice in one day!

 The dogtor is going to call this evening with an update. Hopefully there will be improvement from this morning. Please take a moment to send some POTP through the airwaves to Texas. Braeden and I would very much appreciate it.


PeeS...Braeden asks that you not judge the blanket. He had already thrown up on the two "good" ones. This was all we could find. And yes, those are Scottie sheets. He knows you won't judge those. BOL

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  1. Oh noes!!! I sure hope dat Braeden are feelin' better by now. Momma had a basset git pancreatitis once after eatin' some meat scraps... Maybelline had it real bad, but recovered just fine.
    We are sendin' lotsa luv and POTP and prayers fur a speedy recovfurry...

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    1. Thanks Finley! We hope he's better, too. We're waiting for the dogtor to call and give us an update. Wish we knew what caused it, but just glad we took him in this morning!

      Waggies,
      Seth (filling in for Braeden)

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  2. Of course we will pray for Braeden! Sure hope he gets better soon. Hang in there mom he's going to be fine.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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    1. Hi Sully! Yeah, Mom is pretty upset. He's her baby. Thanks for the prayers! We hope he's better quickly, too. I'm a little confused and don't have my snuggle buddy.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  3. We are sending our most powerfup POTP! At least they know what it is and it can be maintained. Hugs to everyone! Hope he's back enjoying car rides soon.

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    1. Thanks our Aussie friends! So far tonight no vomiting. Sure glad he doesn't get carsick :) I'm ready for him to be home!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  4. We will send out POTP and add him to the POTP Blog!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thanks guys, you're the best!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  5. Crikey that's no good at all. That pancreatitis is the pits, aye?? Lots of downunder POTP heading Braeden's way. Hope he's home and recuperating real soon.

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    1. Yep, it blows. BOL Thanks for the POTP. With all this love floating around he's sure to be better in no time!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  6. OH NOES!!! I am sendin' TONS of POTP and lots of healin' vibes and lots of AireZens your way!!!! I sure hopes he is better and home soon! {{{hugs}}} to you all!
    Keep us updated!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Thanks Ruby! We'll keep ya'll updated. Doing ok tonight. Still has IV. Gonna try some water in the am and if he keeps it down then maybe a bit of food. Keep your paws crossed!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  7. WOW...we sending over the most powerful POTP we gots and we know the whole Blogville Safety Staff is doing the same.....get better Braeden.

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Thanks Ya'll! He's really worried about missing his first firefighter experience! He wants to ride on top of the firetruck BOL!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  8. Braedon Buddy.....you know I got my paws crossed for you! I'll be interested in what the doc recommends. Feel better pal! I wish my mom would get with our bloggy again....she did just get out her puter today so there is hope. I'll check back!

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    1. Thanks Jazzi! Keep working' on Mom. Our Mom has been so busy with work and all she's not had much time to post. We'd fire her but there's no one else to put up with our shenanigans BOL I'll keep you updated.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  9. How worried your family must be. We're sincerely sending the best of POTP to help you get well (and lose the 70's blanket).

    Love and doggy kisses - Abby the Lab and her Mom and Dad (Lin and Ezekiel)

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    1. Thanks Abby and furmily. Mom's been quite distressed. But Braeden's a trooper, we know he'll get better soon. We hope this is only a short lived episode and not a chronic thing.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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    2. Oh, and we're sure the blanket is headed for parts unknown. With that thing around who wouldn't be sick BOL

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  10. Braedon we popped over from POTP to send you our best sweetheart...we have been through this with Doc three times and it is awful but we know you can beat it..the last time here we have now put Doc on a very strict diet..he is 12 this year and so age is also a part of it for him..so cooked chicken rice some fresh veggies and a little bit of kibble..he has been fine since the last attack..so we understand how hard it is and send huge hugs for a full recovery..much loves Fozziemum and gang at http://ourpawad.wordpress.com ( because my googly thing is not active and won't link back properly urghhhh ) xxxx

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    1. Thanks Fozziemum. If Doc can do it then we are sure Braeden can! But he's gonna be one unhappy pup if the dogtor says no treats. Looks like She may have to get a few low fat recipes….can't wait to see how THAT turns out!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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    2. Yes low fat treats will be a hit...eventually :) and sorry I gave the wrong blog addie..urghh http://ourpawpad.wordpress.com..would love to know how Braeden get on :) loves Fozziemum xx

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  11. We are sending lots of POTP that the dogturs will have Braeden feeling better real soon!
    Smiley Hugs!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. Thanks you guys. We think the POTP is working already. No vomiting since this morning!!! So its looking better. Mom has been really worried.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  12. Sending some super pug POTP to help you Braeden! Hope you get feeling better real soon!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Thanks you guys. It's been a long couple of days. Braeden's getting better! Mom's still worried though.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  13. You have our POTP for sure. Kyla had pancreatitis a couple of years ago. Nasty stuff. We feel for you.

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    1. Thanks Kismet! It's awful stuff. We know you had some low fat recipes you made for Kyla. Mom may need some ideas!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  14. Sendin ya POTP and lota prayers from across da metroplex.

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    1. Thanks Whitley. Braeden is doing better. Those pain meds and the iv sure are helping!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  15. Lots of POTP from us and lots of loves and hugs too
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thanks Princess Leah. Braeden needs all the love and licky kisses he can get!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  16. We have 40 paws in my house and every one of them is crossed tight and we're also sending along some warm Florida sunshine, good vibes, and some prayers for a complete, quick recovery.

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    1. Wow 40 paws! Now that's LOTS of POTP! We think you're sunshine and warmth will do the trick. It's supposed to make its way to us by this weekend!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  17. Lots of POTP from us too. Hope he feels better soon.

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    1. Thanks guys! We think he's doing better. He's hanging in there. He's a trooper.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  18. I send a truckload of POTP and I hope for good news when your vet has new informations. My paws are crossed and I hope all our good wishes will help you.
    easy Rider

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    1. Thanks Easy. That must be a BIG truck. He's working on the getting better part, and all of these good wishes make a huge difference!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  19. We are adding OUR POTP to the rest. Poor Braeden.

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    1. Hey FnE! Thanks for the POTP. We are sure he will be better soon. He probably misses me BOL

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  20. Poor sweetie! We sure hope you are feeling better real soon and are able to come back home. We re sending your some love and POTP from Florida.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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    1. Thanks Lily and Muffin! Mom is ready for him to be well and come home. Me, too. I'm a little lost without him.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  21. Just saw your post. Sending POTP hope he gets well soon.
    Bentley

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    1. Thanks Bentley! We do, too. There's no one here to keep me in line!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  22. tons and tons of POTP coming your way, furiends! We hope you are feeling better soon, Braeden!

    Edgar and his mum

    p.s Mum says not to be ashamed of the sheets, she has the same ones on the big bed as we speak!

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    1. Thanks Edgar and Mum! We love those sheets, they are so nice and comfy! And they're on the big bed here, too! I'm sure Braeden prefers them to being in the hospital!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  23. So sorry to read on the POTP blog that you're a sickie Braeden.....we sure do hope you're feeling better ASAP! I'm sure you're anxious to get home but let the dogtor do what he needs to do make you all better......

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Thanks Sammy. We have a really good dogtor. He's taking very good care of Braeden, and keeping Mom updated.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  24. So sorry to hear you are sick, Breadon. Don't worry about the blankie, it is a nice one. We send Healing Pawkisses and hope you feel better soon <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you so much! We like the blankie, it's nice and soft. But She says it doesn't go with the decor…Braeden is feeling a bit better today.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  25. Not to worry, B. Stripes always make me happy. Your blanket is perfect. Prayers have been said, paws have been crossed, and happy thoughts have been sent your way, buddy. Hang in there. oxox

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. Thanks Cupcake. It's been a long couple of days. We like the stripes too, but She says it doesn't have the right vibe for the room.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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    1. Thank you Lily and Edward! My feets have been crossed too! We're ready for Braeden to be home.

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  27. Poor Braeden, hope he feels better quickly!

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    1. Thanks kitties and puppies! We think he is doing better today. Mom's gonna update everyone later this evening!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  28. Braeden we are so sorry to read that you are feeling so poorly. My kitty nephew has something similar sometimes so I know you just feel yucky!!
    Hugs madi

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    1. Thanks Madi! We are sorry your kitty nephew has stuff like this. It's awful! We hope he is feeling well. We would not want anyone to feel this yucky!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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  29. Our paws are crossed for you, Braeden and we are sending you tons of AireZen. Feel better soon, buddy! We like your colorful blankie.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Hey Mitch and Molly! Thanks for the AireZen! Braeden is doing better. She's gonna update everyone when we get settled in. Maybe she will keep the blankie, it is nice and soft!

      Waggies,
      Seth

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