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post #1 of 866 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hugs and thoughts to Marj's Ricky

Tonight, Ricky wasn't feeling well and this was causing a nervous Mom so everyone pull together for a group hug for Ricky. We all know how scary this can be when our otherwise happy little guys aren't themselves.

Please keep us posted Marj!

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By all means I will keep sweet little Ricky in my thoughts and sending positive vibes to Marj!!

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Thank you, ladies! That means a lot to me.

I just got off the phone with an ER vet here and they recommend I bring Ricky in. I'm heading out now. It's about 20-30 mins. from here.

Ricky woke me up with his excessive panting. He has been shaking for an hour now and is very listless. His tail is between his legs and he won't move unless I move him. He did walk a tiny bit and went outside for a pee, but it was very slow going and I went with him to make sure he was o.k. He won't drink or eat a treat and I have no Benadryl and I'm freaking out just a little bit at this point!

have to run...... will keep you posted.




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Ok, just drive safe and get that little guy to the doc. I'm sure all will be well, but all the same, my positive vibes will now be a prayer for you and Ricky.

Best to you Marj

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Marj, I hope that everything is fine and that Ricky will feel better very soon!


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Hey Marj,

Sorry to hear Rocky isn't well - let us know what the vet says. Sending positive vibes and thoughts
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Marj sending lots of good vibes to you and Ricky.
Wasnt Sammy sick last weekend?
Big Hugs & Kisses to you & your family

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Thank you. I appreciate your hugs!

I just got back home. I was the only one in the waiting room and the doc saw us minutes after we got there which was nice. Ricky had a high fever and was lethargic. He'd moan/whine when I'd pick him up by the rib cage so we weren't sure why that was. Doc had blood taken and we waited while it was tested. Over an hour later, she saw us again and said one of the two of Ricky's liver enzymes (ALT) was very high. Norm is like 50 and his was over 1000. She's thinking it's hepatitis though it may not be.

His white blood cells are high too and his fever was causing him to shake and twitch. She wanted to keep Ricky for at least 24 hrs. and I agreed. I can't help him here at home. They will have him on IV for fluids, anti-inflamm and antibiotic. If he responds well to that, then great. If not, they will have to wait until Monday and do an ultrasound on his liver and then maybe a biopsy if it's indicated. If he gets worse, they would have to consider Lepto or something else. No animal gets sick on Sundays, don't you know, so they don't have labs and technicians available then. Dumb! Ricky was feeling so out of it, that he didn't even budge or whimper when the doc took him away. That is NOT my Ricky!

The vet told me I did a good thing bringing him in when I did (3:30a.m.) because it was very quiet and in spite of two emergencies keeping them busy for a little while, we were only there a couple of hours. She said that some days/nights the wait to even see the vet can be 4, 6, and 8 hours during holidays! It was depressing there when the two animals that came in both died while Ricky and I waited for the blood test results.

I'm dead tired after 6 days of dealing with Sammy's diarrhea, vet visit, meds, Ricky's vaccine on Tues. (and no, she doesn't think him being sick now is related) among other things. I had all the energy in the world during the night with Ricky, but now I'm ready to plop myself in bed! Will post later.........

Thank you Amanda, for being available when I came on here at 2 something. It was nice to chat 'live' with you and get some feedback. You're a sweetie!! ((hugs))




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Oh Marj! I am SO sad to hear he's sick I really hope that he only continues to get better and heal from whatever is causing the fever. Poor baby We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers and let us know if there are any updates.

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Marj, we will continue to pray and send healing vibes to Ricky. I hope you can get some sleep. Please give Sammy some extra belly rubs, I'm sure he's missing Ricky as well.

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