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    Jake had a couple of poopy blow outs yesterday and it escalated last night. He went in his crate about 9:00 and woke me up at midnight. I've been up with him ever since. About every 1 1/2 hours he would go out and just squirt. Poor baby was very gassy and the sound coming from his behind would startle him so he would step in what he had just done About 5:00 this a.m. he started looking unsteady on his feet. I'm sure not what is going on. I took him to the vet's office this a.m. at 7:30 and they are going to keep him until the vet gets a chance to look at him. The lameness really has me worried. A couple of times I touched him to move him and he yelped. Then when I put him on the floor he would stand and look at me not wanting to walk. He kept holding up his right front paw and I checked it out but can't see anything (other than poop!) and it doesn't seem to be tender. He is also having some stiffness in his back legs.

    I'm scared!!! The vet tech was not overly anxious so I feel okay there. And she was able to walk him back (with him looking over his shoulder barking like crazy at me) to the office. Broke my frigging heart!!

    Hope to hear something before too long and will let you know. Cross your fingers that it's nothing and he's just exhausted.

    PS If you check the "other" board you will see this same message. Just curious about any input anyone might have.
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    Oh Cathy so sorry to hear about poor Jake - sounds like you've had an awful night.

    I do hope that the lameness is just due to his general discomfort from his tummy, and nothing else - has he shown any other signs before last night?

    Rupert "asks" for things by raising his right paw - does Jake do that normally? Maybe he was just asking for help?

    Has he eaten anything unusual?

    I hope that it's just a bug and that you will have some good news soon - please keep us posted.

    Sending positive, healing thoughts, strength, love and lots of hugs for you all
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    You've given me a couple of things to think about. Yes, he raises his right paw when he wants something. I am hoping the difficulty walking is just a gassy tummy (I know how it feels!). The only thing different food wise was a pretty good amount of treats yesterday while taking his picture. I am hoping that was it (kind of like when I eat 5 brownies instead of 1!). Shelby is fine but then she tends to be a bit more resilient. We did a couple of out of the ordinary things over the long weekend (beach on Sunday..their 2nd time there, and a couple of dog buddies visited on Monday) so I am kind of hoping it's just a release from the disruption of his normal, very sedate lifestyle! Am on pins and needles and will post when I hear something. The house feels so empty without him here! :cry:
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    Lots more hugs for you Cathy - I know you must be frantic, and the house feels so empty without them.

    Sounds like maybe he's overdone it - I know that sets my tummy off, and yes it can be very uncomfortable - sometimes I'm bent over and it's difficult to walk {guess we've all been there}.

    Could Jake have picked up something on the beach? Rupert used to slurp up jelly fish - icon_yikes which upset him a bit. He got used to the crab claws etc, and they were fine after a while!!

    Was he passing blood from either end? {HGE?}

    Will keep checking in to see if there is anymore news.
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    On my way to pick up the boy. All test results came back negative. She feels the stiff walking was due to soreness in his tummy. I'll put him on canned EN for 3 days and then work his regular food back in. The best news is that his x-rays came back clear. We both agreed that in the very back of our minds was ... cancer, had it come back? No, he is clean. He was dehydrated and she said he has perked up since the fluids. I was reassured that I did the right thing in bringing him in. My vet is so good. She gave me a little talk about how well I know my boy and that if I feel I need to bring him in, go ahead and bring him in. Better safe than sorry. Needless to say we should all sleep very well tonight.

    Thanks again all

    Cathy
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    Best wishes to you. I am so happy he's better. Similar to my own scare with Snuggles. The house was so empty without him too! Neither my husband or I could sleep as Snuggles (My husband named him appropriately) sleeps on our pillows between our heads. There was such an emptiness.........
    I hope this is the last for you and your baby. Keep us posted.

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    Cathy, so pleased to hear that Jake is on the mend, its just the pits when they are ill. Hope you both slept well last night.

    Take care
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    We all had a nice restful night. Jake was up about an hour earlier than usual but not due to tummy problems. He just wanted attention and I was more than happy to give it to him! He's a bit sleep this morning so we'l just take it easy for the next couple of days.
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    Oh that's great news Cathy - have been thinking {and worrying } about you both - yes the cancer was in the back of my mind too. It's fantastic that he's clear icon_banana

    Glad you had some sleep and that Jake was wanting cuddles this morning - that's a good sign. icon_heartthrob

    maybe just let him take it very easy for a few days, and keep him on his light diet so that his tummy has time to settle.
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    Glad to hear your guy is better. I think they are like us...if we get too off schedule and eat different or too much stuff we feel rotten! Enjoy a restful weekend!

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