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Gizmo Update:  Had bloodwork this morning.  Not great, but not terrible.  His BUN was 78.7 and his Creatinine was 6.2.  On Sept. 18th (his first appointment) the BUN was 116.9 & Creatinine 5.9.  So we are making progress.  If he would drink more water his creatinine should come down more.  He is playing like a puppy and interested in rides and people and other fun stuff.  He gets tired very easily and eats when I can coax him to eat.  He's been a real lover and a velcro dog.  We don't have to go back for a couple weeks unless we notice a change in him.

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Comment by Pedro & Alessandra 23 hours ago

Just checking in as well, sending healing thoughts and loving paws to our sweet Gizmo. 

And to Quinn too.

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant yesterday

Me too. Sent you a message to your in box.

Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on Wednesday

Just checking in. How is Gizmo?

Comment by Lois - Izzi on October 8, 2017 at 10:32pm

agree with Don Marie   add whatever it takes for him to flush Liquids through his system..   Wishing him health for a long time to come

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on October 7, 2017 at 10:20pm

Jo that's good news.  Maybe the prayers to St. Jude are working and all the prayers from our Doodle family.  All the cousins are praying also.

Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on October 7, 2017 at 8:50pm
Prayers that Gizmo continues to improve. So scary when our boys/girls are sick and they can't tell us what's wrong. Hugs
Comment by Jo Bill on October 7, 2017 at 10:21am
Wee are not supposed to give him ANY other food/supplements.... Hyatt his special prescription kidney dog food. We did get permission to give him a popsicle was long as its sugarless. I'm hoping that will help keep him hydrated.

He has gone to the clinic and was given fluids therapy IVs twice. It's like his kidneys are just not processing. We can't keep him hydrated. His special dog food is made to make him thirsty. He always drinks after he eats. It's a struggle. Thanks for your love and concern.
Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on October 7, 2017 at 9:15am

I am so happy to be reading this! I'm sure you have a great deal of support from your vet and you likely don't need treatment advice, but I can't help myself... was just wondering if subcutaneous fluids were discussed. It may not be necessary, but it is something you can do at home and while it might make you a bit squeamish at first, it is really easy and becomes routine very quickly.

Quinn just spent another 3 days in critical care, is on a trunk load of meds, and is struggling to recover, so I honestly do understand the emotional exhaustion and cautious optimism you must be feeling. I'm going with the idea that our boys will be strong and will pull through!! I will continue to pray for Gizmo and for you, his humans.

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on October 6, 2017 at 7:20pm

Good to hear you are making some progress.  He is such a little cutie!  Could you flavor his water with chicken or beef broth to get him to drink more?

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on October 6, 2017 at 3:53pm

Jo, so glad to hear from you. You guys are in my thoughts every day.  I am happy  to hear that Gizmo has made progress and that he is playing - always a good sign! Will continue with prayers and please kiss that doggy nose for me and tell him he needs to drink that water for his doodle aunties and cousins! :)

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