Vibes please? Bloat. (Don't worry, Katie)

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  1. Red.Apricot

    Red.Apricot Active Member

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    My parents elderly GSD, Patriot, bloated this afternoon. I'm at my parent's house, getting ready to go to a show, and was making bacon. Patriot was in the back yard, my sister said, "Why's he drooling?"

    His abdomen was hard, and he's in distress. My dad and Donny took him to an e-vet nearby. I stayed here to help keep an eye on Zoey, Elsie and Sheila (my parents other GSD).

    If they recommend surgery, I'm not sure if he'd survive it, and I'm not sure if my dad would choose to put him through that.

    My mom pointed out that with his name, the 4th of July should have been a good day for him.

    We're pretty upset.
     
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    :( Vibes coming his way!
     
  3. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I'm sorry you're going through that, on a holiday of all days :( Lots of vibes for Patriot
     
  4. Kaydee

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    {{{{Wishing you positive vibes and hugs, maybe things will turn around}}}}
     
  5. Red.Apricot

    Red.Apricot Active Member

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    They've decided to let him go. Thank you.
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    :( I'm so sorry.
     
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    Oh no. =< I'm so sorry. What a rotten thing to have happen on what should have been a fun day for everybody. (((((HUGS))))) for your whole family.
     
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    So sorry to hear about Patriot :(
     
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    Oh no I'm so sorry :(

    Bloat is a horrible thing and it claims too many.
     
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    Oh no :( Vibes for a better day
     
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    I am so sorry!
     
  12. AdrianneIsabel

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    How devastating, I'm so sorry. :(
     
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    Oh no....poor fella. I'm so terribly sorry. Give your folks my condolences. This is a very sad day. :( RIP Patriot.
     
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    I'm so sorry. Bloat is such an ugly thing.
     
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    So sorry for your parents' loss. Bloat is one of the things I fear most with my dogs since the closest e-vet is an hour away.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I'm so sorry :(
     
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    I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family.
     
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    I'm so sorry. Bloat is awful. :(
     
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    I'm so sorry. :(
     
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    Thank you so much, everyone. It really does help.
     

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