My best buddy is not doing well

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by flash, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    Aww stolen man thats the freakin worst right there
  2. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Me and the kids said a prayer for Scooter.

    My "kids" are Bud and Kaysa. My wife named them for her favorite brew, a Case-a-Bud. When we call them In from the yard, We yell "case a Bud." The neighbours think we're alcoholic nut cases. [​IMG] Our other dog is Molson a golden cocker...when She is called we call out Kaysa Molson golden. The black cocker is Hash and the cat is Bottle , is anyone sensing a theme here. Sadly we lost Molson, Hash, and bottle to old age a while back.

    I lost my very best pal in the world, Shadow my 4 year old lab to leukemia a year ago and I know what you are going thru. We spent $3400 trying to give him the best shot but it was not to be.

    Scooter sounds like he has a good shot at getting better and me & the kids are sure pulling for him.

    This is Bud in Front and Kaysa laying down. As you can plainly see they are trained attack dogs. They not only will allow a burgler into the house but will happily show him where your best stuff is.
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Back from the vet. We got to go back and see him. He recognized us right away. He was trusted up with the IV but stood up any way. One of the assistants (former High School student I know) told me that he stays alert to all going on around him. We were able to open the cage and pet and talk to him. In his little bulldog fashion he tried to lean his way out of the cage. Cher restrained him so he did not hurt himself. He was stacked on a table, so we sure didn't want to see him fall. They want to keep him on the IV thru the weekend. I know this isn't gonna be cheap, but it he is my 4 legged son. I'll do what I have to do. Keep the prayers coming boys and girls, it just might be working. [​IMG]
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Be good news flash, we'll hope fer the best!
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good news Flash. One of my buddies ingested some poison from an exterminater years ago. He was having seizures and was stagering like a drunk. Took him to the vet and was told there wasn't much hope. A call the next day wasn't any better, not eating or drinking, etc. We decided we better go see him and when he saw us he could barely stand up. They opened the cage door and wouldn't stop licking my face for a long time. We asked for some food and he couldn't stop eating and drinking water. We left with tears in our eyes, even now thinking about it.

    Guess what? Next day we took him home. 8 years later we still have him.

    Guess what his name is?


    He was lucky when we adopted him from a shelter, and was lucky when he survived that.

    Never give up Flash, and go visit him, I'm sure glad we did, all he needed was a little love to give him hope. The vet didn't think he would make it through the night.

    Let's give you and Scooter a lucky wish from our Luckie boy here.

    Kinda shaggy needs a clip, but he's pulling for Scooter and your family.

    Here is the other one on the left. His name is Jackpot. He hit the jackpot when we adopted him also. Some jackass chopped off his tail so there isn't even a stump to see when he is wagging his tail, and you know he is.

    Jack as we call him says good luck also.

    They were both abused pals and were in such bad shape they had to be groomed and debugged before taking home.

    On a quick note, a friend of mine had his dog go into seizures also, and it turned out that they were using those Swishers floor cleaners or whatever they are called. DON'T USE THEM.

    Again, good luck, man, this post touched my heart.
  6. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Encouraging news Flash. Will keep Scooter in thoughts and prayers.
  7. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Go Scooter! We know you can do it. That's encouraging news so far.
    Yes I agree with Ronp visit Him lots. Love can conquer a whole lot of stuff that a Vet can't.
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for everyones supports and prayers. My wife and I thank you.
    Ron, what type of dogs are those? Never heard of the Swisher seizures. My wife does use them, but of course that is not Scooter's problem. Is there any data on that?
    Getting ready to go see the little guy again. Won't be able to see him on Sunday.
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Luckie is a Terrier and Jack is a Laso Apso.

    I don't have any data on the Swisher, but there might be some warnings on the package.
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, another trip to the Vet this morning. He is doing well, still taking fluids, but has not vomited any. Has not pooed for them but of course, has not eaten anything either. (food smelled terrible) Of course he is spoiled on my bar-b-que. If he has not eaten anything soon, they will probably run a blood panel on him on Monday and if that looks good, release him to us. They figure we may have a better chance of getting him to eat in the comfort of his own home. We sure will agree with that, although I am sure Scooter will not be agreeing with his new diet.
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    More good news Flash, thanks for the update. Take him some Q monday, that might do it.
  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hope the little feller gets ta go home monday flash. Kinda like use, always feel better at home!
  13. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just reading your post makes me sad. I feel for you Flash. We had to put down Cassidy last December, she had cancer. She was our best friend for 12 1/2 years. I still think I hear her in the yard from time to time.
  14. speedway73

    speedway73 Fire Starter

    Flash...I feel 4 U brother. I feel 4 your family. I lost my Mr.Thomas last year...New Years Eve. 15 yrs my buddy. We went thru a divorce 2gether, the IRS taking everything, a wreched engagement....U name it. He met me at the door EVERY nite when I came home. He and I would go to Wal-Mart for meat....he'd wait in the truck 'till I got back. We'd go for beer runs...he loved to go for rides.

    Spend every minute you can with Scooter.....He needs you right now.

    Mr.Thomas tells me Scooter's in good hands.
  15. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks again for all the well wishes. Although he seemed to get better, he just is not getting much pep back. He was eating pretty good, but kinda slacked off the last day or two. Will watch him close tonight. If I do not see anymore improvement, it might mean another trip to the vet. Kidneys were still somewhat of an issue, although he drinks and pees just fine.
  16. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keep our fingers crossed flash! After an ordeal like that the little feller is prolly pooped! Hopefully he keeps gettin better.
  17. blzafour

    blzafour Smoke Blower

    I hope your buddy does well and pulls through ok.
  18. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Our decision is made. We were hoping to let a doctor friend visit us tomorrow to send Scooter over the Rainbow Bridge. Unfortunately the Vet would not release the necessary item to me so he could be put down. Instead we will have a mobile Vet visit us. I want Scooter to leave us from a place he is familiar with, on his blanket, in his own home. We love you little boy and will never, ever forget you. [​IMG]
  19. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am so sorry to see this Flash, I don't know what to say. Give the little guy a pat on the head from our family, he will be in our prayers.
  20. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn Flash, that sucks. I really wish I could find the words that would say it better.

    You and your family are in my thoughts.

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