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    I just found out today (I'm away at college) that my dog, Duchess, has ingested poison some time on Sunday during her walk. She started having seizures and throwing up blood in the middle of the night and my family took her to the doggie ER. Two specialists later they gave her a blood transfusion, and platelet transfusion and she got better. However, today she is doing worse as she has bleeding on her brain and is in a coma. She is no longer making her own tears etc. and they are giving her 48hrs before giving up.

    Please pray that she will get better, that dog is my life. She's a tiny Chinese Crested dog that is only 9yrs old... she should have a long and happy life ahead of her.

    I'm beyond furious that my family kept this from me (because that's what my mom wanted) because I have 3 exams this week. My beloved Duchess is much more important than school though. I can't go home until tommorow either because I have an exam in the morning, one which the professor does NOT give makeups. It doesn't help that it's the Friday before our Spring Break so I don't think ANY of my professors believe that my dog really is sick. I just wish my family would have told me earlier because this particular professor does give exams earlier, so I would have been able to take the early exam on Wednesday.

    I found out today because my mom is in South Africa visiting family and her mother in law answered the phone and said "Is Duchess dead yet?"

    needless to say I'm BEYOND upset
    current meds:
    cytotec 200mcg twice daily
    toprol
    allegra

    ONLY 3 MEDICATIONS!!! YAY! Would never have dreamed this is possible

    dx: hashimoto's thyroiditis 1998
    dx: interstitial cystitis via cystoscopy with hydrodistention and biopsy 2003
    dx: endometriosis 2003
    dx: innapropriate sinus tacchicardia 2005

    meds tried but failed:
    elavil (6months)- severe tachycardia
    elmiron (1yr6mo.)- no improvement, nausea, hair loss, stomach ulcers
    a bunch of others



    Me and my best friend's baby (also my Godson!)

  • #2
    Oh, honey, I'm so sorry. (((HUGS))) I will keep you and your dog in my prayers. I'm so sorry.

    Blessings,
    Lori

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    • #3
      I'm so sorry...
      ****
      Jen

      *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
      *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
      *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
      *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

      **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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      • #4
        Oh honey don't be to hard on your mother. I know it must been hard on her to decide to tell you or not. Believe me, even if she is wrong in your thinking, she only did it, thinking it would be best for you. That is a tough decision to make and I know it was not easy for her to make that choice.

        I hope you dogs will be fine, and I know you love that dog, they do become greatly part of us. My heart goes out to you too, I know you are really worry. Will be praying.

        Hugs, Trishann

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        • #5
          Sending you lots of (((hugs))) and many prayers for you and for Duchess.
          Sharon

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          • #6
            My mom just told me that the vet just told her that Duchess is officially brain dead.
            current meds:
            cytotec 200mcg twice daily
            toprol
            allegra

            ONLY 3 MEDICATIONS!!! YAY! Would never have dreamed this is possible

            dx: hashimoto's thyroiditis 1998
            dx: interstitial cystitis via cystoscopy with hydrodistention and biopsy 2003
            dx: endometriosis 2003
            dx: innapropriate sinus tacchicardia 2005

            meds tried but failed:
            elavil (6months)- severe tachycardia
            elmiron (1yr6mo.)- no improvement, nausea, hair loss, stomach ulcers
            a bunch of others



            Me and my best friend's baby (also my Godson!)

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            • #7
              I am so sorry Sacausa. My prayers are with you.

              Sending many hugs, Trishann

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              • #8
                I am so sorry.

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                • #9
                  I'm so sorry. More prayers coming your way.
                  Sharon

                  Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

                  Where I can be found most days.



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                  Link to the IC Diet:
                  http://www.ic-network.com/diet/


                  IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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                  • #10
                    I'm so sorry. Our doggies are so precious to us.

                    Donna
                    Stay safe


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                    • #11
                      What a hard way to find out that something was wrong with your dog. I'm sorry you're going through this right now. I love my dogs like they are family, actually they ARE family.

                      Hugs, Sandy
                      *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                      *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                      *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                      Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                      04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                      • #12
                        I am so sorry I know for me my animals are like my family and kids. Grieving is preferctly normal and I will send prayers your way
                        God grant me the serinity to withstand the days ahead!!!

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                        Patricia

                        In Memory of My Father (Lawerence) 1/25/2007

                        Procedures:
                        Interstim Sept 2001
                        1st InterStim Removal May 2005
                        2nd Interstim Implanted May 2005
                        2nd InterStim Removed March 2007
                        Hysterectomy 1999
                        Tubes Tied 1997
                        C-Section 1996


                        Me and my kids


                        Taylor (my daughter) Me and my daughter My son Cody and Taylor

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                        • #13
                          That is so sad. So sorry to hear about your dog.
                          Christine



                          I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
                          1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
                          2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
                          I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

                          I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

                          Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
                          Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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                          • #14
                            I'm so sorry about your dog. I know how important the relationship must have been to you, because I know I love my two dogs just about as much as I love my kids!
                            Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
                            Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

                            Peace, Carolyn
                            ___________________________________________________

                            Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007


                            On the Beach with IC

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                            • #15
                              I am so sorry, my 3 dogs are like my kids too. I really hope your doggie is ok.
                              'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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