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    Default Re: I'm really starting to freak out now

    I don't know much about protein and phosphorus levels of raw too, but will check the yahoo archives for you.

    I'm so sorry about the results, but going to keep hoping that the second opinion will be a better one. I'll see if there's anyone in the other groups that I belong to have any experience with this and will let you know. I know you're already giving Abby extra hugs, please give her one more for us.
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    @Twice - After doing a quick search on the Yahoo group, there is some discussion on kidney failure. Didn't read a whole lot of it, but it looks like a good starting point if you want to go the raw route. There's a few who've experienced it with their dogs. If you want to go that way and scared of bones, I'd grind everything, even though it's not really the 'recommended' way for whole prey feeding. Doing what your heart and guts tell you is always what I always follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    @Twice - After doing a quick search on the Yahoo group, there is some discussion on kidney failure. Didn't read a whole lot of it, but it looks like a good starting point if you want to go the raw route. There's a few who've experienced it with their dogs. If you want to go that way and scared of bones, I'd grind everything, even though it's not really the 'recommended' way for whole prey feeding. Doing what your heart and guts tell you is always what I always follow.

    Here's the Yahoo group site. It's free to sign up. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawfeeding/
    I'm not sure raw is totally the way to go yet. I've only just started researching this tonight. I only found out about all of this at 3:30 today. I was sent a website that lists low protein commercial foods, I'm trying to figure out phosphorous levels. All of this is making my head spin. I need to talk to her regular vet tomorrow. I need to take her test results for a second opinion. I'd like to take her to see that specialist that @2BullyMama mentioned. I'd like to take her to see a holistic vet too. I need to read all of these websites. I'd like to do all of these things! Today on the phone the vet made it sound like I won't have the time

    I just need a little time!

    edit... I sent a request to join that yahoo group you suggested. I've sent requests to join ALL of the groups that have been suggested to me tonight. I kind of fibbed a little in the comment box tho. I said that my dog was diagnosed with weak kidneys. I didn't say that I've been told she is in full on kidney failure. I hope I will be forgiven if found out.
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    @Twice ...you have time as long as you have Abby. Don't get overwhelmed. Take a deep breath..make an action plan. One step at a time. We are with you in spirit.


    I think I might start with specialists..for their 2nd opinion...

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    All you mentioned are all good options, and seeking a second opinion tomorrow is a great next step. Like everyone said, we're with you and will try to help as much as we can.
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    second opinion from the specialist! lol why didn't I think of that!!

    Thanks

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    Dogs having a way of letting you know what they want and need. Abby will come through for you and tell you how she is feeling in her own special way I'm sure. Keep your chin up and value her for exactly the sweet girl she is right now. Good luck with everything.

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    Oh gezzz, words cannot express how sorry I am to hear the news. Abby has so much personality. My heart breaks for you!!! .
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    I am taking all that I have learned tonight to bed with me. All of the bookmarks are safely transferred to my kindle

    I have a game plan. Abby has to be at the vet's office tomorrow morning for her ultrasound and IV fluid treatment. While she is there I will be on the phone with the specialist in Tinton Falls making an appointment for a second opinion. The only thing I don't know yet is when I can make that appointment for. I don't know if they will be keeping Abby for 24 hours or 48.

    Tonight I called an old friend who I went to HS with. He lives in MO and he and his sister have been breeding EB's for over 15 years. They have beautiful puppies! What I didn't know until tonight was that his mother is a bulldog vet. His mother called me with some questions. While most of her questions centered around who and where I got Abby from, she did say something I took as positive. Abby pee's a lot. I mean a LOT! She said this could be taken as a sign that the kidneys are still capable of producing urine and there may still be a little hope. Her condition will never be curable, but it might at least be manageable for a little while longer. She asked me to fax her a copy of Abby's results as soon as I get them. She wants to take a look. So that's THREE opinions.

    Thank you all again for your support. I don't know what tomorrow will bring. What I do know is that I know that I have a bunch of new friends out here praying for us. People who are willing to go above and beyond, taking time out of their nights to research things and provide encouragement for someone who they just met and (lets be honest) they will most likely never share a cup of coffee with. Those are some truly amazing people if you ask me You're all angels.

    And I know that I am going to love that sweety head up until she is sick of looking at me. No matter what happens, if the worst happens, she will know she was deeply loved and was important to so many people.

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    I've read through the seven pages of the thread with my heart in my throat.

    @Twice; you've gotten some great advice and the universe is smiling upon you and Abby: What's the likelihood of your MO friend's mom being a EB vet AND willing to provide some guidance? I mean REALLY! That's amazing. And she's right: if Abby is peeing, she's processing and that's fantastic. When they stop peeing is when we gotta really worry, right?

    Hang in there. You will know a lot more tomorrow and then even more the day or so after that. Many of us have loved some super sick and nearly dying pups thru one thing or another and there's no reason in the world that Abby can't have that miracle too. She has you. And you love her. That's all she needs.

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    Stay Strong!!! I was also wondering about the breeder......Poor little girl! She is such a spunky little thing!!! I am so sad for you. But just be positive and have her live her life to the fullest! These dogs really touch your heart and fast! :crying: Good Luck Hun!!!

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    @Twice I am so sorry to be joining this thread so late. I read all pages and I just want to say what a great momma you are to Abby. Most people just give up, but you are such a fighter. I really feel for you and I send you a big hug, you are doing everything you are doing for her right now, especially love her so much! I think you need to see a kidney specialist, nephrologist so he can tell you exactly what needs to be done, he will be able to give you more answers. I am sorry you are going through this. I send you and Abby a big big hug!!

    Eagerly and Nervously awaiting the homecoming of Bruno Cannoli

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