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We went in for a re-check and to have blood tests
to check kidney functions and electrolytes. Harry literally
was shaking like a leaf the from the minute we got into
the car until we walked out of the vet's office. He also
wanted no part of the vet or the vet student and his little feet
were flying to try to escape. :wub:
The vet said that Harry has "little white dog syndrome". I thought
oh no.... not something else.... he laughed and said, "He
only wants his mommy." Phew.....

Harry lost 2 pounds :)blink:) of fluid over the last two weeks!!!!
He went from weighing 9 pounds to weighing 7 pounds.
The doctor said that he is surprised that a dog as
small as Harry could retain that much fluid.

I also mentioned to the vet that Harry is showing signs
of major separation anxiety, which he never did before. He said
that it just could be that he isn't feeling well or it could be
a neurological sign that his liver is not handling protein
well at this point. The blood test results will be back on
Saturday, so we'll see then if anything else is wrong.

Harry's pretty tough and I'm counting on him to be tough for me.
Please keep the good thoughts and prayers coming!!!

Thanks,
Debbie and Harry
 

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Oh wow, Deb. 2 lbs of fluid!!! I bet Harry is feeling better already. Thank God. I think you know your sweetheart is always in my prayers.

Poor baby about the shaking. Harry knew where he was going before he even got into the car, I bet.

I'm so happy for you guys!
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Aw poor little man! I am glad he got rid of all that fluid but goodness that's a lot for a little guy! I hope the bloodwork shows some improvement in his health. I hate waiting for test results....((HUG))
 

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Debbie - Glad to hear that Harry lost all that extra fluid weight. When you realize what % of him that is, it sure was a lot. He's a fighter and he's getting such good care from you. I'm betting on him and sending prayers and positive thoughts for his tests. Tell Harry that I have "white coat syndrome." My blood pressure goes up everytime I go to the doctor. Take my blood pressure at home (calibrated to hers) and it's normal. So tell Harry I feel his shakin' :) And give him a lot of hugs. Hope his separation anxiety lessens. With your job loss I'm assuming you'll be around him more so maybe he can get over that hump. :grouphug:
 
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