Some of those ODO good vibes please?

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Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby SherriA » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:35 am

Oliver is going to have bloodwork tomorrow to see how his kidneys are doing. He's been on the new diet from Sabine for awhile, but he had that vestibular episode where it was just important to get him to eat anything, so it's only been consistent for about 8 weeks. He *seems* like he's doing well - appetite and energy are good (for a 16 yr old dog), he's playing in the yard, bouncing around, etc. His urine is obviously more dilute, but he's only occasionally using the emergency pee pad I leave for him during the day, doesn't need to go out during the night, isn't drinking excessively, etc.

I really hope the tests show some improvement. If they don't, or if they show continued decline I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Part of me thinks that if his kidneys are continuing to decline then I'm going to go back to food he loves (he eats this recipe, but I think he finds it bland because he's only excited about it on liver nights) and just let him be happy as can be for as long as he can. The other part of me thinks I should continue with this diet and hope that any decline is slower because of it and it's helping somewhat even if he doesn't love it. I'm probably stressing needlessly, but I can't help it.

We could sure use some of those powerful ODO vibes for improved kidney numbers if you have any to spare.
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Re: Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby UpwardDog » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:53 am

(((((((ODOVIBES)))))) for an easy blood draw and good results.

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Postby Sabine » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:55 am

Sure thing. All fingers, toes and paws crossed. :)
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Postby connie » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:12 pm

Yes, good number vibes from all the Hooligans and from me!

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Postby emmas_mom » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:14 pm

good kidney numbers....good kidney numbers.....good kidney numbers..........
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Postby MaisyPancakes » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:24 pm

Kickass kidney and all kinds of AWESOME VIBES going right to your heart and all over those huge beagle ears! Hugs, Sherri!

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Re: Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby Jen » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:35 pm

Lots and lots of kidneyish vibes your way!

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Re: Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby QBert » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:45 pm

we'll be eagerly awaiting a glowing report!

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Postby Carson_Crazies » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:15 pm

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Postby JudyL » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:20 pm

You and Oliver have 'em coming your way from me and the furry pals.

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Postby SherriA » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:53 pm

Yep, that's one of the pics Tatyana took. Haven't heard from here, though I occasionally see cool pics on her FB. Nothing for awhile though.
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Postby whiteboxerboy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:41 pm

good kidney numbers vibes to you & Oliver for sure. :love:

keep us posted!

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Postby Kathleen » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:56 pm

Good vibes being sent from California. :)

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Postby my2cotons » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:13 pm

Pistol and Pappy have paws crossed and I'm saying a prayer. :)

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Postby Bettyna » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:23 pm

praying for good results on the test!

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Postby maxs_mommy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:30 pm

Max sends good thoughts and good kidney numbers vibes to Oliver!
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Postby Amanda » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:24 am

Freddy sends good kidney numbers to Oliver. His improved at his last check up too, so he knows Oliver can do it! :)

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Postby amyzon » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:48 am

Lots of vibes from here too....hang in there kidneys!

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Postby RobinS » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:55 am

Hope he is doing well.

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Postby SherriA » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:00 pm

Blood draw accomplished with little/no fuss (the nail trim was another story!) Now we wait until Monday for the results. My vet said Oliver looked good and he didn’t see/feel anything that concerned him, so we’ll see what the lab says.

When we got home he had a little zoomie attack and raced around the yard - back yard, front yard, back yard, front yard - stopping at each end to look over his shoulder with a big grin and make sure I was watching him. What a goof! He sure doesn’t act like a sick dog.

Thanks for the good thoughts!
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Postby Moemer » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:06 pm

looks like the ODO vibes are working! fingers continue to be crossed for the blood results
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Re: Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby UpwardDog » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:31 pm

He's not a "sick" dog, he's just a dog who doesn't feel the need to follow the accepted trends in lab values. Normal range is :yawn:

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Postby whiteboxerboy » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:37 pm

He's not a "sick" dog, he's just a dog who doesn't feel the need to follow the accepted trends in lab values. Normal range is :yawn:
^ yep, sounds good to me. i'm always happy to hear about your silly Beagle doing zoomies! :smile:

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Postby whippetlover » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:47 pm

If Oliver's energy is good & playing in the yard, I would think that's key. Blood work can vary from day to day. Keep the HOPE (hold onto positive energy).
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Postby Bari » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:00 pm

The CC say "Hi" Beagle boy :)
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Postby PofiMia » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:49 am

Good numbers thoughts for frisky Oliver!

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Postby SherriA » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:04 pm

I don't have the actual numbers yet since I missed the call from my vet, but he did leave a message that Oliver's numbers have improved! Hooray! Those ODO vibes are powerful things. :) Details tomorrow when I have something tangible.
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Re: Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby JudyL » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:13 pm

Great news, Sherri, and a nice birthday present for you!

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Re: Some of those ODO good vibes please?

Postby UpwardDog » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:21 pm

YAY!


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