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Boo in Hospital

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Boo was hospitalized this evening, due to a probable intestinal infection or pancreatitis. ALT is off the charts, bilirubin is elevated, and BUN reflects dehydration from all the vomiting last night and today. He is jaundiced and has a guarded prognosis, due to his age. However, positives are his heart and lungs seem strong and his kidneys are functioning fine. They will continuously monitor his heart function, during his hospitalization.

So strange that labs were not bad just a few days ago and he actually seemed to be improving. I took a video of him walking and exploring in the hospital on Tuesday.

Doctor said this kinda stuff comes up sometimes all of a sudden, particularly at Boo’s age. Hopefully, catching this early gives Boo a better chance of survival.

Please keep him in your thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery. I still hope to celebrate another birthday.
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Sending thoughts, prayers and good vibes your way. I know you must be so worried!
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Update -

Just spoke with Boo's doctor. They now have a working diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Boo was noted to have bacteria in the urine. So, it is being cultured. They have started him on antibiotics, and he is stable at present. The expectation is that he will be hospitalized for 3 to 5 days. After 2 days, they should have a better idea about the course of this illness. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed, and hoping for a favorable outcome.
I know it's very hard to have him in the hospital and away from you. It's good they know what to work on with treating him now and it sounds like he's in good hands. I'm all too familiar with pancreatic issues and it's never an easy thing.
We're all pulling for sweet Boo. Keep us updated.
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I am so sorry for your profound loss. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. You gave him the best of the best and I know your heart is hurting.
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