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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    somewhere between the Red & Rio Grande

    My little Maggie Bear!!

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    My poor little Maggie bear went to the vet today because we realized she hadn't been eating. She had lost 5 lbs which is huge on a miniature schnauzer. They did a blood panel and discovered her kidneys and liver are failing. It is the first time in my life it has been hinted one of my kiddos might need to be put down. The dogs is already blind and 9 years old with thyroid problems. But the vet wasn't ready to give up because even with all that she is a little love bug.

    The second option was IV fluids all weekend and recheck the levels. It will be a pretty penny but we have to let our baby have a chance to fight. DH was adamant about giving her a shot. My other dog Heidi is so upset we didn't bring Maggie back. I just hope Monday we can. With her age and history as a breeder (from an awful breeder) I don't know how much they can do. But she has fought before, the vet wasn't very optimistic about her chances if she does improve, he said she will not likely see the older age of Schnauzers but she could keep us company a while longer.

    Why is it so hard when our four legged friends are sick???

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Uncanny Valley
    ((((((((Amanda & Maggie))))))))

    Praying for a good outcome.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Riding my Luna & Rivendell in the Hudson Valley, NY
    I'm so sorry. I know just what you are going through....it's tough all right.
    I hope things go better.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Sorry to hear, positive thoughts sent for Maggie. Unfortunately I know how stressful it is when your pets are ill.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Dorset, England, UK
    Big hugs and lots of special thoughts for little Maggie Bear.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Salt Lake City, UT
    {{{{{Maggie & Amanda}}}}} I hope Maggie comes home on Monday, too.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Bay Area, CA
    Prayers for both of you!!!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    little maggie and her mama--we've been there and wish for the best...

    love, sweetpea and her mama
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    foothills of the Ozarks aka Tornado Alley
    My Kali girl sends you a gentle kiss and we're keeping our fingers and paws crossed for your little Maggie bear.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    around Seattle, WA
    (((((((((Maggie & Amanda)))))))))

    Hugs and head bumps from me and Nala - we've been there too with one of Nala's house mates. It's never easy. Maybe with those fluids Maggie will be feeling better on Monday morning. You know how lousy you feel when you get dehydrated....

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    All our best to both of you. I so hope you get good news.


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    I truly feel your pain. We've lost 2 this year (a kitty and a pup), and our other kitty has bad kidney levels, is anemic and has high blood calcium. We're treating to see if it's an infection, but it's more likely cancer

    Give Heidi extra hugs and treats....

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  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
    I'm thinking very positive thoughts for little Maggie that she'll come through and have some more time with her loving family. Poor baby

    Thoughts are with you and Mr. Aggie Ama also.
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  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Pacific Northwest
    Aw, Aggie. I'm sorry.

    We hand our whole hearts over to our animals in a complete way we would never do with fellow humans. No defenses, no holding back, no protection. That's why it's so hard. But I would still do it, every time, anyway. I bet you would too.
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  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Arlington, VA
    So sorry to hear about your little one. Sending lots of healing vibes and good karma your way....

    My terrible trio of golden retrievers - Maud, Maeve, and Fiona - send Maggie lots of K9 love.



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