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laurenlyn1
11th November 2006, 01:51 AM
I know it's not a Cavalier, but my boyfriends parents dog, Milo (a Jack Russel, there was just talk about JTRs...he's always been very nice, a little barky, but a very loving laid back pup) Well, he's very ill at the moment. He was throwing up and not eating since the begining of the week. My boyfriends mom was talking about it to the people at her work (luckly she works at a vet clinic at the front desk) he brought him in and they ran blood work. His liver count was in the 3000 range, and I guess it should only be in the 100's. Well, they gave him something to help him keep his food down, and an antibiotic. He wasn't getting any better and she had to bring him for a hospital stay on Thursday. He was barking a whole lot, so it guess it's good that he had some energy. But, I just called over there to see how he was doing and he got worse. I guess they did an ultrasound and they realized that there was something blocking his galbladder. My boyfriend stepdad said that they may have to take him to a school up in Madison Wisconson. I guess other people have had sucess going there for sickness that was out of the norm. He also mentioned that if they don't get this problem fixed, they will have to send poor Milo to the rainbow bridge. Milo is probably only 6 or 7 years old. He still has a lot of life left to live. I have no idea what could be causing this problem. His parents have 3 dogs, two mini schnauzers (ages 9 and 8 i think or something very close) and the Milo. He's the youngest one and he never really had any problems. THe schnauzers have all kinds of stuff going on with them...oh and I don't want to foget to mention that he had a rash at the end of last week. It went away, so I'm not sure if it's related or not. If anyone has any ideas as to what could be wrong with this poor pup please post your input. Other than that, if every could please keep Milo in their thoughts and I will keep you all up to date when I know more.

:updte: Please go to the second page to read my update.

Lani
11th November 2006, 01:57 AM
Hi Lauren. I hope everything turns out okay with little Milo. :xfngr:

Lucky sends hugs to him and Brady. :hug:

luvzcavs
11th November 2006, 02:07 AM
Prayers and thoughts of love and healing sent Milo's way. Hope all goes well.

lorin
11th November 2006, 02:49 AM
Sending prayers of blessed healing, recovery and comfort for Milo

judy
11th November 2006, 03:02 AM
poor little guy. sad to hear about. hopefully the place in Madison can figure out what's wrong and treat it. If that's the University of Wisconsin, Madison, that is where the rabies challenge study will be conducted next year. I've looked at their website, their vet department, definitely a top knotch place. i'll be pulling for milo. :xfngr:

laurenlyn1
11th November 2006, 03:18 AM
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4452/milofloppyorg72hw9.jpg

This is a picture of Milo, about 2 years ago, but he looks the same

Cathy T
11th November 2006, 03:31 AM
Sending healing prayers for Milo

Linda
11th November 2006, 04:22 AM
Thinking of Milo hoping and praying for a positive outcome. :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

moniechris
11th November 2006, 04:26 AM
I'm so sorry... I really hope sweet milo is ok.

Nisha
11th November 2006, 05:49 AM
:( oh poor milo!(btw love the name ;) ) the poor baby! ill be thinkng and praying for him up here...hopefully he'll get better. how are his family taking the news? ill be thinking of them to.:flwr:

laurenlyn1
11th November 2006, 06:41 AM
my boyfriends step dad was pretty short with me when i called. i know it's because he's upset. when i talked to my boyfriends mom last night she wasn't sure what was wrong, and it was more of the lets see if he gets better, but i haven't talked to her since they found out that it's more serious than they thought. i was going to call, but she's the type of person that doesn't really like to talk about upsetting things because then she gets more upset. i'm sure i will call her tomorrow, not only to see what has happened, but it's also her birthday. what a way to spend a birthday.

matties mum
11th November 2006, 08:57 AM
hopeing for the best for Milo keeping him in my thoghts please keep us informed--Aileen

Claire
11th November 2006, 09:49 AM
I hope the vets can help sort Milo out Lauren, fingers crossed for him. :flwr:

Claire L
11th November 2006, 10:52 AM
:flwr:
I know it's not a Cavalier, All dogs are precious, especially when thhey look like Milo! he looks like a real character...


My boyfriend stepdad said that they may have to take him to a school up in Madison Wisconson. I guess other people have had sucess going there for sickness that was out of the norm.

Lets hope they can do the business and sort this little guy out. It's such a worrying time when they're ill;the time seems to go so slow and you feel so helpless but it sounds like Milo will be in the best care possible with lots of experts on hand so PG he will recover soon.

Give your boyfriends mom a call; it doesn't matter if she gets short with you (you know the reason why) or gets upset. In the long run she will remember that you cared enough to call and that can't be a bad thing...

:flwr: :hug:

Forest
11th November 2006, 11:01 AM
Prayers for poor little Milo and his family
Julie and the girls

LauraD
11th November 2006, 03:37 PM
Poor Milo, hope they can find out how to help him get better. Sending out the positive thoughts and wishes for the best outcome. :flwr:

Cathy Moon
11th November 2006, 05:49 PM
Poor Milo and his parents! We're sending positive thoughts for his recovery. I know there are plenty of nice JRTs out there, and he looks like he's one of the best, little sweetie-boy! Get well soon, Milo! :flwr:

Nicki
11th November 2006, 05:59 PM
Sending healing thoughts and prayers...we still love them even if they're not Cavaliers, still very special babies and I'm sure your boyfriend's parents must be frantic at the moment...

As Claire says, although it doesn't seem like it at the moment, they will appreciate that you cared enough to keep in touch...

laurenlyn1
11th November 2006, 09:17 PM
Update on Milo:
His blood work seems to be getting better. They'll test again and if he continues to get better than what they are doing must be working and they won't have to take him up Wisconson and then he should be better. I sure hope get gets better. I've been with my boyfriend for 8 years and I remember when they brought Milo home for the first time.

judy
11th November 2006, 10:03 PM
:) that's such good news. thanks for posting the photo, what a sweet goofy face, what character--he looks strong, i hope he keeps barking and keeps getting better. :xfngr:

Nisha
12th November 2006, 04:59 AM
yay thats great news! hope things only go uphill from here!

laurenlyn1
12th November 2006, 04:23 PM
Well, they did more blood work this morning and it got worse that it was before when they orignally brought him in. His parents decided not to put him through surgery. I can understand that they don't want him to suffer, and they don't even know if the surgery would work because they don't know exactly what the problem is. So tonight he will be crossing over the rainbow bridge. I am going to go over and visit later on today to say goodbye. Please keep my boyfriends (and they really are mine too) family in your thoughts during this hard time. *ng*l

Mary
12th November 2006, 04:52 PM
A difficult but brave decision. Prayers and gentle thoughts for Milo and all his family.

arasara
12th November 2006, 05:03 PM
Sorry to hear about this. :( It makes me so sad. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.. :hug: :hug:

pippa
12th November 2006, 08:05 PM
So sorry to hear this,my thoughts are with you all :(

molly
12th November 2006, 08:08 PM
So sorry. Hugs to you and your BF and his family.

Claire L
12th November 2006, 08:56 PM
Oh! Lauren, I am so very very sad to read this news :cry*ing:

My thoughts are with you all at this heartbreaking time :lotsaluv:

judy
12th November 2006, 09:40 PM
sorry he's not making it. :(
will be thinking about you all, and milo.
:hug:

matties mum
12th November 2006, 10:04 PM
So sorry for you and your boyfriends family ---Aileen

Nisha
13th November 2006, 07:44 AM
:( oh no! im so sorry that he's not going to make it! i was really rooting for to get through..

my thoughts are with you and your bf's family...
:( *ng*l

Claire
13th November 2006, 01:15 PM
Lauren - its a hard decision but at last he will not be in pain.... our thoughts are with you.. *ng*l and Milo over the bridge.

Maxxs_Mummy
13th November 2006, 01:23 PM
:hug: 's for you all :hug:

Lindsay
13th November 2006, 02:30 PM
Izzy and Spencer send big wet kisses to you and yours :flwr: They are doing the right thing.

LauraD
13th November 2006, 04:20 PM
Oh i'm so sorry. :( But I too believe that it is best not to let Milo suffer. Our thoughts are with you, your boyfriend and his family. :flwr: