Buddy+Animal hospital= Bad News

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  1. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    I'm hoping this will be the last time I have to ask for some good thoughts sent our way for quite a long time.

    We don't know Buddy's history (before 3 months of age) because he was a rescue. But, he did have parvo and because of that, his immune system is always under attack and well, he's susceptible to things like there's no tomorrow.

    Fortuntately, there IS a tomorrow, but it appears Buddy has quite a road ahead of him. He has developed a case of mites(demodex I believe is the type? I can't recall for sure) and has an infection. So, to take care of the mites Buddy will have a treatment every two weeks for a total of 5 treatments. If this doesn't work, we will have to be more agressive and I'm not really sure what that road entails.

    When we told the vet (we had never seen him before although this was the hospital we go to) that Buddy was only nine months, he seemed relaly surprised. Unfortunately, there's really nothing we can do about his immune system, we can supplement, give vitamins, etc. but we can't make him not get sick. :( Sure, we could him within our house, etc. but we don't want to shelter him from outside life because that's no life at all. We want to continue to do the things that make him happy-a fulfilled life.

    We're having a rough time dealing with everything that Buddy has been through and I can't imagine what goes through that little boys head! But, we would appreciate some good vibrations sent his way so that he can recover quickly from this "mite attack" and get him on some supplements to help his immune system buff up.

    He's been through so much in the 6 months that we've had him and we want to have him a lot longer!!!
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Aww....Poor Buddy :( I will definitely keep your family in my thoughts and prayers...

    (((((((hugs))))))) to you and Buddy
     
  3. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Thanks, Jess.

    I know I said I was going to bed, but I can't sleep. :(

    Hubby went to pick up Buddy... he's been at the vet's all afternoon.
     
  4. tessa_s212

    tessa_s212 Guest

    Awww..poor Buddy.

    He's lucky to have such a great mommy. :)
     
  5. PixieSticksandTricks

    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    Aww poor Buddy. Your being such a great mom to him right now doing everything you can for him. ((((hugs)))
     
  6. Tobysmom

    Tobysmom New Member

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    I hope Buddy feels better soon.
     
  7. LabBreeder

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    Poor Buddy! :( Hope he feels better soon.
     
  8. MomOf7

    MomOf7 Evil Kitty taco eater

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    Thats so sad! I will be sending up prayers for Buddy and Chip!
    Poor pupper.
     
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    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    GET WELL SOON BUDDY. Mom and Dad you hang in there too. Take care
     
  10. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Thank you guys. :) There isn't anything that we wouldn't do and/or try to help Buddy get better. We're starting with these treatments and then when they are done, immunity boosters and go from there.

    It really helps knowing you all are "here" whenever needed.

    Wait till Buddy hears he has a fan club ;) (the monster is still sleeping peacefully...)
     
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    Poor Buddy :( Good vibes being sent your way, hope this treatment works for him.
     
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    SummerRiot Dog Show Addict

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    Aww Feel better Buddy!! :(

    Poor little pup. At least he has a mommy and daddy that love him to bits!
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    My thoughts and prayers are with Buddy that this treatment helps and he's back on his way to a healthy and long life. Let us know how his treatments go.
     
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    poodlesmom New Member

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    Awwww, poor Buddy! I hope he's feeling better soon!
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    I hope Buddy feels better soon! And how can a dog that cute *not* have a fan club??
     
  16. dr2little

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    Get better little man. No dog is loved more ...so I know things will work themselves out.
    It's the localized demodex right? That was what his eye patch turned out to be?
    I've seen lots of pups under 1 year with demodex and they've all cleared up very nicely, hopefully Buddy will do the same..:)
     
  17. Noxmorexlies

    Noxmorexlies Official Animal Lover

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    Poor Buddy, I'll be thinking of him :(
     
  18. Gig 'Em Ags

    Gig 'Em Ags JP Cattle Co.

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    Sending Blessings & Encouragement for you and Buddy!!!
     
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    Awww poor Buddy, my thoughts are with you all. (((((HUGS)))) Your love for him will pull him through this, let us know how he is doing.
     
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    Poor buddy :( I hope he gets better.
     

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