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This is Samson, who has become quite the traveler the past few days. Pretty sure he's a mix of some sort; he has been diagnosed with a liver shunt. Over the past few days, he's made the trip from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin where he will be treated. I picked him up this morning in Joliet and delivered him to Mary Palmer with NMR in Racine.

The photo doesn't show how sweet he is - I was trying to take the picture with my phone and hold the leash at the same time!

He is quite a little sweetie and a very snuggly little boy. Prayers for a successful surgery.

 

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OMG!!! He's precious. Do you have a close-up of his face?

He sooo looks like my Wee Ringo ~ :wub:

Bless your heart for jumping in. I will certainly pray for this, most precious of souls.

We love you,

Deb and Gang
 

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What a long way to travel for that sick baby. I hope he can be helped and live a very long life. :)
 

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I hope that his surgery goes well and that he can recover okay.
He does look very sweet.
Maybe he has some Poodle in him.
 

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Maggie - thanks so much for helping this sweetie on his journey to surgery. :grouphug:Sampson looks very sweet. I'm sending thoughts and prayers to him for successful surgery.
 

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Well hello Samson! :D You look sweet as pie! :wub:

I hope he gets fixed up and recovers! I know with a wonderful momma by his side, he can do anything!
 

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Mary is still waiting for test results but we're concerned that he may have more problems than "just" a liver shunt. Please keep this little sweetie in your prayers.
 

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We just received this update from Mary Palmer on sweet little Samson. I'm crying as I post this:

" Unfortunately the news about Sam is not what we had hoped. Sam has just about no liver function left. His white cell blood count is through the roof. Because of this surgery is not possible. I am so sad over this, if we could have gotten him sooner perhaps the prognosis might be different. The diarrhea has gone out of control and changing meds has not helped. He is in intensive care at this time. He is so sweet, it is hard to believe that his condition is so serious. The Vets who are over seeing him have consulted with a specialist at the University and provided them with all the new test results we have done. It is farther suspected that there maybe someHydroencepohalitis and perhaps even more going on with this little guy.
Because he was purchased at a pet store it is certain that he came out of a puppy mill, when can we shut down these despicable places and charge the people who run them.
Sam will be kept comfortable for as long as possible, but they believe it is only a matter of a few weeks at the most."

 

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This is so sad and devastating. Poor little guy! Yes you are so right. These pet stores/puppymills need to be shut down once and for all ! I'm hoping for a miracle for this little one !
 

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:smcry: Oh Maggie. Really the ending we were hoping he wouldn't be facing. Thank you so much for helping in trying to give him a chance. :smootch: If only more people knew pet shops carry puppy mill pups,and did something about it, maybe this suffering could end. i'm so sorry and praying that the little guy is taken good care of and comfortable. Just heartbreaking.
 

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:grouphug: Poor little guy. :grouphug:
 
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