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Cody has Liver Disease and gets subs Fluids 3 times a week. Today I gave him the fluids and then started to give him a bath later on. While bathing him I saw where the fluid collects under his chest a large red bruise! From the fluid! I am so afraid he’s not clotting right. I am bringing him to the vet tomorrow but wondering if anyone has had this experience with their baby. I attached a photo of the red bruise. Poor Cody he is still eating and acting okay. But I am so afraid, Cody is everything to me. We both are so attached to one another.
 

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I brought Cody to the Veterinarian today and explained to me that since Cody has liver disease it could be that the liver is not working as it should ( liver cirrhosis) or he is not clotting normally from that or from the Palladia Pill he is taking 3 times a week for the cancer. If it’s the liver depending on the PT/PTT test he may need to go on vitamin K. Cody is such a good boy when taking his blood he was shaking as soon as I started petting him and talking to him he stopped shaking. He’s such a big brave boy for a little one. Thankyou all for your input it means so much and please say prayers for him. Cody is the love of my life. I love him so so much . I will keep you posted when I get his results. 🐾🐾
 

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Well I am sitting here crying…. My vet called and said Cody is at end stage liver disease.. meaning his liver is failing.. I can’t even write without my phone getting all wet. He’s on vitamin k and hopefully she says, it should help the liver. I go back in a week to check if his values go down. Just from last month his values went up a lot.
Please says lots of prayers for my Cody I don’t know how long I have weeks months i just don’t know. My vet said her dog had the exact same problems and she only had a month. Okay bye for now. Thanks for listening to me I am so so so sad.
 

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Thankyou all for your support, my days are so sad now, crying all the time. I am taking him off the palladia pill so hopefully and pray by doing that I can salvage his liver and hope it’s not to late. I know once he’s off that pill the cancer supposedly comes back fast and furious. But not even sure what’s happening. If his liver is not working due to age I just don’t know. He’s my miracle puppy I always said. He’s always pulled through. I pray he pulls through but my vet is giving not such good hope. I am devastated by this news , i just can’t see it… he eats barks sleeps and fusses around and still loves his cat food to sneak no vomiting no diarrhea just the blood that’s not clotting. I am soooo worried. Hopefully in 2 weeks when I do a follow up bloodwork I will get better answers. I asked my vet to do a ultrasound and she wants to wait until 2 week results come back. I feel she doesn’t think he’s going to make it. I just don’t know. If you look at him he just looks sleepy all the time other then that he seems okay. I will never give up this Cody is my heartbeat. Thankyou for all your prayers.
 

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Thankyou for your beautiful heartfelt words, it touches my heart so much! You won’t believe it his morning I wake up to a corneal ulcer from cataracts ruptured! This poor Cody what pain it is, he takes on so much! Of course the eye specialist is closed until Monday and my vet confirmed the rupture by my photo. He’s on pain meds Tramadol but I hope his liver is okay with it but have no choice. My heart hurts cause he hurts. Thankyou again for all your support and kind words you have a special way understanding me and the pain and love I have for Cody. Thankyou everyone too. It’s so very hard when you Love such a little dog so much.
 

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Thankyou everyone I am crying so bad, but today’s even sadder his eye is really really bad. It’s really ozzing from the corneal ulcer and half closed and I texted my vet the pics and she said either let nature take it’s course or he made need enucleation! Or eye sewed shut! Omg! This hurts so much! My heart is hurting so much for this little guy. I am going to eye specialist tomorrow let’s see what they say. He can’t go under anesthesia with his liver like this?? For that matter he’s so old. Has anyone had any experience with something like this. I am soooo soooo sad. Thankyou for the Pooh and everyone too!
 

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Cody will be 16 years old July 16th, he had a liver mass tucked under his ribs. I can’t even remember the exact name of the cancer right now. It was a cancer mass that was found tucked under his ribs that was removed although they didn’t get all the margins out. That’s why he went on palladia pill. It was a Liver mass. I truly forgot the name of it. Omg I hope your friend has some information for me that would be truly truly helpful. I am so worried any anesthesia and is liver not clotting so scared to do anything right now. But I can’t bear to see him in such pain. It’s killing me. I am afraid too to get the eye done then he has to go to rainbow bridge too for the liver issue. My mind is in all directions. Unless just get the eye sewn? I just don’t know. Thankyou for reaching out for me it means sooooooooo much! 🐾💖
 

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Hi Marie, Thankyou for responding and I am so truly sorry for Snowball passing. Snowball went through so much and thankyou for reaching out to me. I am so sorry and I am sorry you have to bring up your pain the last thing I want is to have your heart hurt talking to me. Cody currently had cancer mass removed about 2 years ago and they didn’t get all the margins of the tumor out since then has been on palladia pill and was doing good until recently he started having prolonged clotting last week so for now I stopped administering the pill to him. Then he got a corneal ulcer and I brought him to the Eye Specialist doctor and she said let’s shave the ulcer to stimulate the ulcer to heal. I believe that was the worst thing this doctor did now it looked like it was healing fine then awoke to Cody with a closed eye with ozzing out of it. He slept on that eye didn’t paw at it, I think him sleeping on his eye caused it to rupture I just don’t know or what the doctor did made it worse… Cody is on doxycycline and ketorac for inflammation and oxfloxcin. I literally am pouring oxflocin in his eyes hourly. I texted my regular veterinarian and showed her a video and photos. She told me that he may need enucleation or sewn shut and if it was her dog let nature take it’s course it will scar. She explains to me it’s usually a medical emergency but since Cody is already blind from the cataracts we need to keep him comfortable. He’s on Tramadol for the pain but also worried with this med cause he has end stage liver disease I just found out and my vet doesn’t even think he has a month to live she said her dog had what Cody symptoms are and he only lasted a month. Now this corneal ulcer happened to him. I am devastated by all this and he goes back to the vet in two weeks to get his blood taken for that. But now his poor eye is happening. My vet said if it was her dog she would let it scar over but I told her he’s in a lot of pain and give him the Tramadol and he’ll be in pain for two weeks and should stop. I am bringing him back tomorrow to the eye specialist and just showing up there for him to get looked at. My concern is the pain, and I Thankyou for telling me that the enucleation went well but because he’s 16 has liver problems I don’t think he will survive the surgery from the anesthesia. I am very frightened and confused because I love this Cody so much he’s everything to me and I cry cause he’s in pain literally. Of course this happens when the eye specialist office is closed and the ER near me doesn’t have a optamologist. Thankyou again for reaching out and giving me your heartfelt experience I hope I didn’t cause you more upset to talk about your big brave snowball. They capture our hearts and I don’t even or can’t ponder the inevitable right now. Bless you and Thankyou and to my friend Sandi Thankyou for asking for Marie to reach out. You are a amazing friend and wonderful person for thinking of me and my Cody so close to your Heart. I will always be grateful for that. It’s 2:30am in the morning right now and crying and I will let you know how the eye specialist says today when I come back. Thanks again to everyone Cody thanks you too!
 

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FYI- I am up trying and searching to edit to put my name Dee next to Coster but to no avail I obviously not able to I try to click save nothing happens.
 

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The Eye Specialist saw Cody today and when she walked in the room she looked saddened to see Cody the way he looked. I asked her when I just brought him over a week ago his eye ulcer was not bad right? She said it looked like a tiny superficial corneal ulcer and not that bad… but.. at that visit she shaved the ulcer to stimulate the healing… personally I think that’s what did him in.. if she just gave me the meds maybe it would have healed differently. Who really knows. The doctor said Cody is 16 years old and has a lot going on with the cancer, prolonging blood clotting and she thinks that it’s not healing( she called it a Melting Corneal Ulcer) Cody is not a candidate for removal of the eye. Although maybe if it doesn’t heal in a few weeks she is thinking of doing some grafting to the eye. I also think my primary vet called her before the visit because the Eye Specialist was so up on Cody info. And my vet doesn’t think he has a month to live. But I just can’t see it. Also the eye doctor said he’s on the wrong eye medication because now he has an infection. I told her I have been literally pouring oxfloxcin in that eye and nothing seemed to work. Oxfloxcin is supposed to be a strong drug too. She placed cody on Agressive Eye treatment for 4 days with 4 different Eye Medication drops an hour every hour on the hour . Keep doing it constantly allllll day and every day for four days straight. One especially she took blood from another dog (poor doggie hospital dog they keep I guess for cases like this) and spun the blood and took out certain cells to be used and drop those serum drops in his eye trying to have his own body heal the corneal ulcer. She says that Cody’s immune system is low and that’s why he is possibly not healing like a young dog would. Which would bring me back to taking him off the palladia pill and cancer. So afraid his cancer is going to come full rage. They increased his pain Tramadol meds 3 times a day and changed to a different medication antibiotic Cefpodoxime. Cody is such a sweet Brave Boy he lets me do anything and everything to help him with little fuss. I am so sad this is happening to him in his older years. I follow up with this specialist on Friday then onto my regular vet Friday to follow up on his liver values and clotting issues and maybe ultrasound for the end stage liver disease. It is so hard to even want to think life without Cody. He is my world and so part of me. I never forget the day I brought him home when he was just 12 weeks old , he howled and looked at me from the corner of his eye I never stopped laughing tears came out and he knew I like it and he kept howling then looked at me then howled again. He is my joy my love my heart. I reside in New York , not the city Upper part Rural area Putnam County and this is the only eye specialist that every one goes to for eye problems for dogs. Thankyou you all for being here in my time of heart ache only you can understand how I feel. Not everyone does. It is so nice to be part of you and your constant caring for me and Cody. Please say prayers for him to heal and liver values come down I am trying so hard for him , I will do anything for this baby. Thanks again for now I have to go and give another set of drops. Cody thanks you too!🐾🐾💖
 

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Hi Marie this is pulling my heart strings so badly. I I am crying and just feel bad he has to endure this. Cody just looks at me ever so sweetly. I just wish it would heal today.. it’s very stressful my emotions are all over the place. I haven’t slept all night except from 5am to 7am and tonight I am goimy to do the same thing and stay up and give the medication throughout today and tonight. My adrenaline will keep me going that’s for sure. I just want it to heal and stop that oozing.. it’s so sad as you know. Thankyou for thinking of me and Cody we really appreciate all your kindness it means so much you would’ve image.
 

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Hi Marie I didn’t get your message I looked everywhere for it on the site. So I sent you a conversation message on the site to you . If you don’t get it, you can email me at [email protected] and I will send you back my number
Sandi I will do the same if you would like. Thankyou for always your words from the heart It means so much. It really does. You have a way with words with Love. I don’t know if all these drops are helping , the eye is still oozing I can’t image the pain and I pray the Tramadol is giving him relief. Thankyou all for helping me with this heartache.
 

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Hi Sandi I looked in all my emails I didnt get it. I am going to send you a message through conversations on this site. Hopefully you will get it. Sandi his eye today looks like it’s shrinking even with all the work I am doing I am bringing him to the eye specialist tomorrow 9am. I feel for this little guy so much. I am found to send you a message right now. If for some reason you don’t get it let me know and maybe try to email me again. But I think SM site should work. Talk to you soon and Thankyou for thinking and caring for both of us. Thankyou to everyone else for their prayers too.
 

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Thankyou everyone for saying lots of prayers for my Cody and I. Cody’s eye appt this morning said he is not growing any blood vessels and hopefully by next week it should. The doctor believes that he is more comfortable from his prior visit because today Cody let her touch his face. I guess the Tramadol is working. He still has to remain on Agressive eye drop treatment then we were off to see Cody’s primary veterinarian. She said the eye will scar up and shrink like a raisin and then the pain will go away. Ugh poor Cody. I feel so bad for him taking in all the pain. I wish this never happened to him. I wish I could feel his pain the unknown is just awful. My regular vet took blood and I got the results back alittle while ago. Sad.. the liver values are increasing and I am getting an Ultrasound next week to check to see if there is any regrowth of the tumor. If there’s non Regrowth then his poor liver is not working like it used to and I have to make the decision if he goes back in the palladia pill or not. He’s in a catch 22 , no Palladia pill cancer returns. Give the palladia pill makes his poor liver work harder. Poor guy. Pray for no regrowth of cancer. This is so hard he has many issues going on and now has to deal with the pain from this eye. I feel so bad I cry a lot . Thanks everyone for being here in my time of heartache.
 

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Poor Cody, he’s on pain meds but he hides his head in the Nuck of my arm and sighs so sad I hope this pain is tolerable. I am so sad this is happening to him. I texted my vet in regards to liver disease if I can give extra Milk thistle with denamarin, she said “you can try..” I am so sad he has to endure this. So not right… june 17 is his next eye appointment. I still feel in my heart that the eye doctor made it worse. It wasn’t like this when I brought him in. Happened afterwards. Cody keeps sighing. So sad.
 

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Thankyou Walter ! I will try anything… I will ask the vet if I can give that to him too. Thankyou it’s so sad I wish this never happened. He used to be so happy and now all he does is sleep with his little head down. I bought him a warmer pad in case he gets alittle cold too just in case he slept on that last night with me. Wednesday is his ultrasound it’s not here soon enough. Thankyou again for your help it’s so much ever appreciated.
 

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Cody had his ultrasound today, my vet was not in the office although the technician told me there was No Sign of Cancer! Fantastic News for my little brave boy he was shaking the whole ride down. But the liver is inflamed and the tech said the doctor will call you to let me know if his liver is compromised. The palladia pill gave me beautiful extra years but I think now it’s too strong for his liver. So I am waiting on those results. I pray the liver isn’t at end stage.. like she previously told me. Cody’s sleeping soundly right now he’s my little Angel. Poor guy has to be woken for his eye drops too. I will keep you posted when I find out more, thank everyone for all your love and support 🐾🐾
 

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I called my vet again today, she is not in the office. I was hopeful she would call me today on her day off but I guess she doesn’t have the report in front of her. Although , at times she has contacted me about Cody previously on other issues so my expectation was high but I haven’t received any phone calls. Waiting is so super stressful. Cody is on my lap snoring again. I had to go out earlier this morning and my baby sitter watched him again. She said he did fine but alittle fussy today he wanted down and not to be held. Thankyou for all your Love and Support and through my time with Cody. It really means so much from every one.!🐾💖
 

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I brought Cody to the Eye Specialist today and he is improving alittle but slowly. Cody has Grew some blood vessels which was what the doctor wanted to see. His hole in the eye has closed and a tiny very thin membrane is holding it together and is sealed. So I have to be very careful he doesn’t bump it to rupture. But I still have to do this Agressive eye treatment for the next 3 weeks. The doctor did explain this is a very slow process to heal but Cody is in the right direction. As far as my regular veterinarian she phoned me and of course I was in the eye doctor appointment. So, I am still waiting to hear back from her regarding the ultrasound. Thankyou all for your prayers and Love and support Cody it touches my heart. I will let you know Cody’s update as soon as I do. Let’s hope it’s tonight! The waiting makes me so anxious!🐾🐾💖
 

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Omg! Got the call!!! Cody ultrasound confirmed by the doctor no cancer, and taking him off the Palladia pill since there is no new growth for the cancer. She is hoping that taking him off the palladia pill and giving his Liver a rest to recoup she is hoping his liver values will go down. She said he is doing good but in 3 weeks she will have a better idea when the next blood is taken. I asked her about the dandelion supplement but she wasn’t familiar with it and said to just give the extra milk thistle. So my brave Cody is fighting. I Love him sooooooo Much! Please keep saying your prayers! Thankyou for keeping us in your thoughts! 🐾🐾🐾🐾💖
 
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