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trinut001
07-11-2009, 12:13 AM
Gosh I haven't been on here in awhile and I get back on here and I already need Bentley's!!!!! Paris had kennel cough and I was riding it out for a few days as both me and my boyfriend are unemployed. Well she was acting normal and eating and playing up until this evening. She totally refused her dinner and even treats. I noticed that her tummy was tucked tight and she was NOT acting herself. I was hoping to just "ride" out the kennel cough since money is so tight right now. Well since she wasn't herself I took her to the vet. Of course by the time I took her I had to take her to ER vet. The vet came out in the parking lot and looked at her. He said "yep she has kennel cough and let me give you two meds to take home". Well they decided to take her in to weigh her and in the meantime they took her temp and it was 105.4!!!!! So they immediately rushed her into xray. Her xrays were white instead of black like they should be. They think she has bacterial pnuemonia but are not quite certain. This has been so hard as I lost my bestest buddy rottie, M'Kai, almost 2 years ago and the thought of losing another AGAIN is heart wrenching! They gave us an estimate of $800-1000 (if she makes it) for 48 hours. I am hoping everything will be ok! The vets are pretty sure she has pnuemonia but I won't know anything until the specialist looks at her xrays! We need all those bentley's glowing brightly for my sweet sweet baby girl Paris!!! It is very lonely here without her!

3blues
07-11-2009, 12:51 AM
All bentleys are on high for Paris and sending her prayers & good thoughts that she makes it through this. I know how worried you must be not having her there. Hang in there and we'll keep you both in our thoughts and prayers. :)

2speckledblue
07-11-2009, 06:24 AM
Bentleys glowing in MN for Paris.

MaggieDog
07-11-2009, 08:29 AM
Gosh that's tough! You've got two bentleys here!

Belgrael
07-11-2009, 08:36 AM
Kim, any update on Paris today? I know it's early there but we are on tenterhooks for you. Sending hugs and hopes that she is ok.

littleroads
07-11-2009, 09:17 AM
Kim - where can we send a donation if someone would like to help with your vet bills?

trinut001
07-11-2009, 09:36 AM
I got a call from the vet that was on staff last night. She made it through the night and her temp has come down. They are still very concerned about her xrays. He said there is a possibility it can be cancer and she is only 1.5 yo! I am hoping and praying that it is not cancer! I won't know until the board certified vet looks at her xrays. So please keep those Bentley's on high power!

Eileen that is so sweet of you. Would you need the name and number of the vet where Paris is at?

Mel2001
07-11-2009, 09:53 AM
Two Bentleys & two faux-Bentleys on full blast from SoCal. :paw: I miss seeing photos of Paris & your pack in their fancy clothes! :)

lauralu
07-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Hugs and prayers, bentleys and all paws crossed and positive thoughts!!! I just know she will be OK she is a tough little girl!!!

littleroads
07-11-2009, 10:21 AM
Would you need the name and number of the vet where Paris is at?

Yes, and phone number, please. And a PayPal address if you have one.

trinut001
07-11-2009, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the well wishes! I am trying to stay calm and not freak out until I hear from the vet on her xrays. They say she is a good patient :biggrin2: He said Paris is alot nicer than the REAL Paris :roll1:

Eileen-Paris is at VCA Animal Hospital in Castle Rock, CO and their number is 303-688-2480. I also have a paypal account but don't ever really use it. I think my paypal acct is [email protected]?

KAKZooKpr
07-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Prayers & Bentleys for poor Paris! I know you must be so worried for her. I hope that she starts feeling better soon!

Kristina

trinut001
07-11-2009, 12:06 PM
Just got a call from the ER Vet. Paris's temp has gone back up to 104! :crybaby: The board certified Vet looked at Paris's xrays and she has a very unusual case! She has a leak in her lungs and they said they usually see that from a trauma like getting hit by a car! Which Paris was not. They said it could be caused from the pnuemonia and it caused the lungs to leak air. For now they are going to monitor her and hope her temp comes back down. They may need to put a chest tube in her to release the air. I am soooo worried about my baby! If she has to have surgery they said it is very risky! i can't stand the thought of losing her. I just hope and pray Paris can pull through this!

dingoridge
07-11-2009, 01:03 PM
Just keep heart and faith and know the Bentley network is very powerful. Lots of Bentleys glowing for Paris here with blue and red kids.
J

ACDLuvr
07-11-2009, 01:35 PM
Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about Paris!! We are thinking of you here, and I just shined up the girls Bentley's extra for Miss Paris! Did they think maybe it was something fungal in her lungs like Blastomycosis?? I just wonder in a young dog with x-rays like that if maybe it couldn't be something fungal...

jrmgreer
07-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Bentleys lit in Texas as well...

Without seeing the X-rays, I have a few other things you might ask about... I'm sure the vets already considered this, but I had a cat that developed bacterial pneumonia - but the cause was lungworm (this is so rare in cats that they had to send the x-rays and a biopsy to Texas A&M for confirmation). The reason I even mention this is that the pneumonia won't get better as long as the lungworm is present - and the treatment for lungworm is pretty simple - oral panacur (a cheap wormer) twice daily for two weeks, skip a week, and then give for another week.

The cat got better within 48 hours of the first panacur treatment... It may not be lungworm, but in my cat's case - they couldn't "see" the parasite because of the pneumonia... Just a thought...

Dominique
07-11-2009, 01:59 PM
Kim I am so sorry. We are all glowing high for Paris. Which Er vet did you take her too?

mlanger
07-11-2009, 03:41 PM
All the Bentleys are glowing for Paris and prayers too.
She is young and strong. She can fight this off.

trinut001
07-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about Paris!! We are thinking of you here, and I just shined up the girls Bentley's extra for Miss Paris! Did they think maybe it was something fungal in her lungs like Blastomycosis?? I just wonder in a young dog with x-rays like that if maybe it couldn't be something fungal...


They never said anything about that but I can call and ask! We went to visit her and she was happy to see us. She is perkier than last night but definately not herself. Her temp was 103 when we were there:s4: How would she get something like that???

trinut001
07-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Bentleys lit in Texas as well...

Without seeing the X-rays, I have a few other things you might ask about... I'm sure the vets already considered this, but I had a cat that developed bacterial pneumonia - but the cause was lungworm (this is so rare in cats that they had to send the x-rays and a biopsy to Texas A&M for confirmation). The reason I even mention this is that the pneumonia won't get better as long as the lungworm is present - and the treatment for lungworm is pretty simple - oral panacur (a cheap wormer) twice daily for two weeks, skip a week, and then give for another week.

The cat got better within 48 hours of the first panacur treatment... It may not be lungworm, but in my cat's case - they couldn't "see" the parasite because of the pneumonia... Just a thought...


I will ask about this also! Thanks!

trinut001
07-11-2009, 04:01 PM
Kim I am so sorry. We are all glowing high for Paris. Which Er vet did you take her too?

She is at VCA in Castle Rock.

trinut001
07-11-2009, 04:05 PM
Erin-I just looked up what you asked if she had and the Vet did say she had nodules...I see that is a symptom of it. Thoughts???

ACDLuvr
07-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Erin-I just looked up what you asked if she had and the Vet did say she had nodules...I see that is a symptom of it. Thoughts???

Kim, it is a fungus that they typically obtain from rooting around in the soil. They will typically run a fever, feel generally poor, and their chest x-rays will typically reveal a 'snow-storm' pattern. They can confirm the diagnosis with a blood test. I don't know the prevelence of Blasto in Colorado, but it is pretty common here.

I would ask the vet about it next time you have a chance. We're still rubbing those bentleys!

Here is some more info:

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/51111.htm&word=blastomycosis

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/servlet/CVMHighLight?file=htm/bc/genfg28.htm&word=blastomycosis

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/51100.htm&word=blastomycosis

trinut001
07-11-2009, 06:51 PM
Erin-I talked to the vet and he said it is not common here at all and they never see it here. They are retaking her xrays as her breathing has become even more shallow now. I am waiting for them to call back with the results of her new xrays. They may have to put a chest tube in her. Do you know if it is usual for her to be so sick with a bacterial pnuemonia? The vet didn't sound very optimistic and we are just sick with worry!

lauralu
07-11-2009, 07:04 PM
Continued prayers for Paris!!! Come on Paris...you CAN beat this!!! ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

sugarcoma
07-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Bentley's for Paris, hope your baby pulls through this!!

ACDLuvr
07-11-2009, 07:46 PM
When Vixen was a puppy, she contracted both viral and bacterial pneumonia. Her x-rays did not look that bad. She was hopsitalized for 14 days, but never sounded as bad as Paris does.

I worry because her fever is still present and her breathing is worsening even with supportive care. How long has she been coughing? Was she around other dogs or boarded recently? Has the vet considered doing a tracheal wash and culturing whatever is in her lungs?

mycattlekids
07-11-2009, 07:59 PM
shinning bentleys from us to. dang what is it with all the sick dogs...
keep us posted. I knwo how much you must be worried...

Jakie's Mom
07-11-2009, 08:57 PM
All the Bentley's in Canada are aglow for Paris! Keep a good thought, Dogs are pretty tough creatures. We are rooting for your, Paris, here in Beautiful BC!
Laura, Jakie, and the Rockman

competitivek9s
07-11-2009, 09:44 PM
Oh I'm soooo sorry to hear about Paris! I know the scare, having had one of my Mals come down with pneumonia in March. While he never showed symptoms of kennel cough, other of my dogs had it at the time, and we assume it sprung from that somehow. It wasn't as bad as it sounds paris is (he had a high temp, but it came down with an injection of metacam, and I know the terror of seeing that white on the xrays!), but I feel for you knowing how scary it is. My guy is recovered and doing well with no ill effects as of now, but he was on antibiotics for over a month. I know it is scary, hang in there and keep us posted! Bentley's glowing!

Mel2001
07-12-2009, 10:18 AM
PARIS, NASH & PANDORA HAVE THEIR BENTLEYS GLOWING BRIGHTLY FOR YOU! PULL THROUGH, GIRL!!!! :paw:

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/BentleyPowerNash-Pandora.jpg

trinut001
07-12-2009, 11:58 AM
Well just got off the phone with the Vet. Paris still has a slight fever but her breathing is stabilized. They pulled 5 liters of air off her lungs last night. They also got some fluid off her lungs and they tested it and said it is bacterial. They want to send the culture to have the specialist look at it or they said they could open her up as they also think there could be something like a foxtail that got into her lung and came through. I just don't know what to do. :no: We are so stressed out. I have had knots in my stomach all weekend and can't eat I am so worried about her!

trinut001
07-12-2009, 12:15 PM
Have to vent!!! I just got off the phone with my mom and she knows were both unemployed and she said Paris "is just a dog" and why not just put her to sleep because we don't have the money to pay for a dog right now! Can you believe that?? I am soooo hurt my mom would even suggest such a thing! We love that dog and the thought of putting her down never crossed our mind no matter what! We want to do whatever we can to save her! Gosh like I am not in enough pain and stress right now and then my mom just adds to it!

littleroads
07-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Look at it from the perspective that your mom loves you, and doesn't want to see yo go deeply in debt. And, like my family, she is one of those people to whom animals just don't mean that much. Doesn't mean she doesn't love you, she just has a different perspective than you.

trinut001
07-12-2009, 04:30 PM
Look at it from the perspective that your mom loves you, and doesn't want to see yo go deeply in debt. And, like my family, she is one of those people to whom animals just don't mean that much. Doesn't mean she doesn't love you, she just has a different perspective than you.


Oh I know but it was so cold and heartless and the last thing I needed to hear when I am stressed out enough as it is!

We just got back from visiting Paris. She was whining and crying when she saw us she was so excited. She seems to be in better spirits today. I am hoping and praying she won't need surgery as we would have no choice but to put her down as just the surgery alone is $3000-4000. :sad: Paris just has a very unusual case and they have never seen anything like it. So please keep her in your prayers and light those Bentley's on high power!

Dominique
07-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Kim there is a place in Denver Called Blue Cross Animal Hospital it is somewhere around Alameda and Tejon. It is a hospital that is funded by the Coors foundation for people that can't afford expensive surgeries for there animal it allows you to make small monthly payments. It is also a place were vets serve there internship. They might tell you have to be Denver resident but I am sure you know someone in Denver for an address.

KAKZooKpr
07-12-2009, 08:26 PM
You may also want to look into Care Credit. You can apply for it online, providing the Vet Hospital will accept it. They have quick approval and the interest is very low. I would hate for you to lose Paris due to money. I hope she gets better soon and will not need surgery.

Bentleys glowing on high here!

Kristina

lauralu
07-12-2009, 09:36 PM
Kim, there is this place too:

http://cvmf.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=27

Hugs for you and Paris!

k9blueheeler
07-12-2009, 11:07 PM
I would get ahold of Colorado State University and see if their Vet School would take a look at the Xrays. Just because some things aren't common in your area and your vet hasn't seen it doesn't mean a thing. You have the right to a second opinion if you don't like what the specialist says.

3 Glowing Bentley's coming your way from WA State. I hope she gets well soon.

3blues
07-13-2009, 02:54 AM
Have to vent!!! I just got off the phone with my mom and she knows were both unemployed and she said Paris "is just a dog" and why not just put her to sleep because we don't have the money to pay for a dog right now! Can you believe that?? I am soooo hurt my mom would even suggest such a thing! We love that dog and the thought of putting her down never crossed our mind no matter what! We want to do whatever we can to save her! Gosh like I am not in enough pain and stress right now and then my mom just adds to it!

Hi Kim, just read your post. We were traveling today so we just got home awhile ago.

I can't believe your mom would say that either. :no: I do know what that feels like, my mom said some things that hurt me pretty good too in the past. It sucks. Can you guys work out a payment plan with the vet? Or as someone suggested Care Credit?

I'm hoping Paris is doing better & I hope she doesn't have to have surgery either. :) Hang in there.

trinut001
07-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Well we brought Paris home last night to keep the expensens as low as possible. I was talking to the receptionist about if I could work off some the debt on Paris and she said no but were hiring so she gave me an application. I guess it doesn't hurt to try for a job there! I did work for a vet as a vet tech assistant for a short period of time when we first moved here so maybe I have a shot at a job there.

Paris was doing ok last night but I was worried about her as her temp was 103.5. I just kept an eye on her and hoped it would come back down. I took it before bed and it did come down to about 102.7. Her breathing is still around 60 per minute. She slept in our bed last night so I could check on her all night long. She pretty much slept with her touching me like she knew I needed to feel her breathing, etc. When I picked her up to take her off the bed she screamed. I felt horrible! I am sure her lungs must be very sore from when they took the air off of them. She did not eat all of her breakfast this morning either :no: Her temp this morning was 102.5. She is definately not out of the woods yet but I keep praying for her! So please still keep her in your thoughts and prayers!

trinut001
07-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions!!!! I will be looking into those things today. I do have to call the vet today around noon to let them know how Paris is doing and the vets that came in today will be consulting with the vets that saw her over the weekend.

DPinMD
07-13-2009, 11:58 AM
Just now seeing this. Kim, I am so sorry that you and Paris are going through this. Nick's Bentley is lit, my fingers are crossed, and you are in my thoughts.:flower

littleroads
07-13-2009, 03:21 PM
It's good that her temp came down a bit, and also that she is eating a little, if not a lot. At least she is eating! Keep her hydrated. The Bentleys are still on high here!

DPinMD
07-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Any update today? Bentley still lit, fingers still crossed!

dickmar
07-14-2009, 04:09 PM
Bentleys and prayers for Paris, hope she is feeling better soon.

threedrodi
07-14-2009, 07:19 PM
so we got uplifting news from joanne about angus.... hoping to hear the same about paris.

When you get a chance please let us know how she is doing. Bentley power is on high!

Bluerules
07-14-2009, 07:59 PM
Awww!! im so sorry! Believe in the power of Bentleys and Prayers because they work!!! Three Bentleys lit in Canada!!

mycattlekids
07-14-2009, 08:29 PM
Come on Paris you can do it.. you strong and can fight this...

trinut001
07-15-2009, 11:34 AM
Paris seems to be doing ok. Her temp has been normal the last few days and she is eating good. Her breathing is still very fast and shallow though. She goes in tomorrow for another xray and she had a culture done of the fluids in her lungs and chest and hopefully those will be back tomorrow but should have them by friday at the latest. She is getting even more spoiled rotten than usual. She is sleeping in bed with us so I can check on her during the night and she isn't complaining one bit about that :biggrin2: My dogs are my running partners and I went running without her yesterday and she was screaming bloody murder for me leaving her behind! I felt bad leaving her but she has to REST! Her personality seems to be coming back a little more each day. She is a HORRIBLE patient when it comes to giving her the meds! She fights me tooth and nail :fryingpan: She is great about letting me take her temp every 3 hours though! I still don't know if Paris is completely out of the woods yet but we are being optimisitic! I will hopefully know more by the end of the week!

Thanks for all the well wishes for her! We appreciate it very much!!!!!

autiger23
07-15-2009, 12:38 PM
Well, if dog's pneumonia is anything like people's (and if that's what it is for sure), it'll take some time for her lungs to be normal again and her energy level to come back. That shallow breathing might feel better to her than breathing deep. When I had a near hospital admitting bout of pneumonia, the doc said it would take me 6 weeks to recover. I scoffed because I'm a crazy fast healer and it did only take me three weeks to get my proper lungs back, but still- don't expect her to come back from it super fast.

Mel2001
07-15-2009, 01:08 PM
When I had pneumonia back in '95, it took a good 3-6 mos. before I felt up to par. Mentally you're fine, but physically your body just can't keep up.

Here's to a good recovery for your "shrieking" patient! :paw:

Bluerules
07-15-2009, 04:24 PM
Hope she's on the way to recovery!! see Bentleys work!

competitivek9s
07-15-2009, 05:28 PM
When my boy Crush had pneumonia, it took about 2 days before he was breathing somewhat normally overall, and a good week and a half before that breathing was normal pretty much all the time. And it doesn't sound like his was as bad as Paris. In terms of excercise that was longer, but I didn't excercise him much for about a month after the first signs of it to be on the safe side.
Glad to hear she is improving!