Friday, March 9, 2012

Beth again....update on Remington....

Hi -- me again....

We talked to the Dr. and went over everything.  
She told us to try some over the counter meds.  

They DID NOT work!  He threw them up....
  
So Plan B....

Talked to the Dr. again and this time 
we got some prescribed meds and 
we will see if this will work.  
He just took them at 5:30pm 
so will have to give them some time....

He has everyone stumped....
even the Dr.  
Nothing has changed in his diet, 
he doesn't get into anything 
(he really IS a good boy), 
he hasn't been around any one new, 
nothing has changed in his life....

We certainly hope this will work.  He is so tired.  
We have all been up since 2 this morning.  
All he wants to do is lay in front of me 
with my foot touching him....
if I move he gets up and follows me....
(no -- we aren't close at all -- ha ha!)
  
So if this is what will help my big guy 
I am willing to sit there all night if he will rest.  
I have a good book and my iPad so no problem!

I want to thank everyone who has prayed 
for him and the caring comments, 
emails and phone calls....
I appreciate every one of them!  
It is so nice to know that so many people 
(and furry friends) care so much 
for my very best friend!  
Thank you again so very, very much!

As we aren't out of the woods yet 
a quick prayer if you have some time 
would still be appreciated!  
I know I haven't stopped praying....
and I know God is watching 
over this dear friend of mine....

Beth

51 comments:

Rouky said...

Dear Beth and Remington,

This is from Sophie, our mom:

Beth, I've been reading your blog religiously, but I've just been too lazy to comment lately. I am really, really ashamed and sorry. Really...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My husband's too... We'll pray for the best every night until the big guy feels fine again.
Giant virtual hugs...
Sophie xxx

3 doxies said...

Beth, I wanted to email you but I thought I would give you some time and I knoew you would be busy. We went through this with Albert and Puddles, and they really don't get into anything either...well, Albert doesn't any way. I am not a vet but it sounds like some sort of gastro issue. Our vet was pretty stumped too.
Please know we are here for you and Remington. Let us know if you need anything. We definately have you all in our prayers. Poor Puddles is just sick woth worry.

Allison...and Puddles

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've had paws and other parts khrossed since The OP KS Pakhk Momster was kind enough to share the news whilst my mom was at The GKP -

Fluffy tail vibes headning to MN fur ALL of woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Beth, Mike and our tall dark handsome BFF, Remington!!
Thank goodness you have something to give our buddy so he can rest and rejuvenate. Bless he sweet Newfie heart sitting by your foot. I'm with you I'd sit there all night long if that is what it takes!!
Hugs, love, prayers and nosetaps
from Rem's biggest fan and BFFF,
Madi and her devoted servant

Gloria Hood said...

Thanks so much for updating us Beth. We will continue to pray for your best friend, and our too!
Love and healing hugs from Gloria and Miss Mindy

chicamom85 said...

Beth, I am continuing to pray for Remington. I have fallen in love with him and will keep praying until you are able to post again. Thanks for the news and please give him a nice scratch behind the ears for me.

Anne

Remington, I am so worried and I wish I were there snuggling right beside you. I would stay with you every minute until you were better and we could play.

Keeping good thoughts

Loveys Sasha

Mr. Pip said...

Poor baby. Pip has a really sensitive stomach so we have been through this a few times over the years ...it is so hard to see them in pain and exhausted.

Last winter there was a doggie stomach bug that went around down here in Illinois. Pip never got it, but I had friends whose dogs really got sick. Maybe it is a virus?

Hope he feels better soon!

Kristin (Pip's mom)

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

Poor Rem! We wish we had an answer for you, crossing our paws that the meds work and this is just a fluke thing that we sometimes get! Prayers and lots of love to you both!!

Minna Krebs said...

Thanks for the update......we just checked back into Blogger to see how he was doing.

Hopefully the Vet meds and time will help our dear big furrend.....sending up another 'vertical' on his behalf, and yours!

MinnaK and momma

~mel said...

Poor bugger ~ sometimes things happen and we just don't know why. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nola said...

Thank you for the update, we'll keep praying and keeping all our fingers and paws crossed
Love
Dachshund Nola, Boston, Auggie and Charlotte

Kelli said...

Hoping the meds work and that the poor guy can get some rest. Hugs and prayers!

It is so hard when they are sick. It's just as bad as having a sick child! Buster had an episode where he was bitten by a black widow (determined thru blood tests) and he was panting and drooling and couldn't even eat without stopping to lay down between bites.. my hubby was out of town-I was sooo worried about him! I will be thinking of you tonight, Remington and Beth!!!
xo
Kelli

Grady and Leonardo said...

Dear Beth, Mike and Remy,
We have been without the internet for the past four days and I can barely catch my breath after reading that our dear Remington is sick.

The kids and I immediately said prayers for him and for you and will continue to pray until he is feeling better.

PLEASE PLEASE keep us posted on his progress and if there is anything we can do give us a call.

If all else fails...... here is the number to the MSU School of Veterinary Science Clinic in Lansing. Give them a call.
517 353-5420 They are open 24 hours.

Tons of hugs and Newfie kisses.
Julie, Leonardo, Grady and the kids.

JC said...

I hope he gets better. Maybe you ought to get him in for an ray to see what's going on.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have lots of tummy issues with Phantom and the poor old guy never gets into anything bad either. Sometimes a day or two with little food or just boiled hamburger and rice will help. His wanting to be so close to you seems like a sign he knows something isn't quite right with him. Huge hugs to him and you and all paws crossed.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

PackLeader said...

Beth,
I am a total stranger, and I love Remington and his blog. I'm so sorry the big guy is sick. Have x rays been considered to see if something is twisted up in there? My standard poodle went thru a similar event; constant throwing up, with no change of diet or anything. He did require surgery, but that was years and years ago, and he's a doddering old man now of 13. Prayers and blessings to you and Remington.

Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea ) said...

Oh Beth I have been away for a couple days and have only just read our Dear Remington is poorly, We are all sending our best healing vibes, positive thought and prayers to him and to you. I hope he feels better really soon, we will check in as soon as we get up tomorrow to see how he is doing.
Please gives him some gentles snuggles from all of us here
With Love
Momma Tea, Uji, Izzy & Ronnii
xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx

The Army of Four said...

We continue to hold Remington in our prayers!
With love,
Karen & the boys

Marilyn said...

Just logged on and saw that your boy is having problems. Yes! Prayers for you all. Pets are our babies.♥♫

Amber DaWeenie said...

Thanks for the update. It seems like sometimes these stomach upsets come in waves for no apparent reason. I think that pups can catch things in the air just like humans. Let's hope it's just a 24-hour bug that will move on by morning. Still sending prayers.

Too Too Sue said...

Sending prayers, love, and good thoughts to y'all!! Tell the big guy lots of folks are thinking about him.home

Too Too Sue said...

Sending prayers, love, and good thoughts to y'all!! Tell the big guy lots of folks are thinking about him.home

harrispen said...

Thanks for the update. I hope you all get some rest tonight and he is feeling better in the morning.

Cindy

The Fiesty Three said...

We are so furry sorry to hear that Remington is feeling so bad!! We have our paws crossed and are praying he feels much better soon!!

Woods and Kisses!
The Fiesty Threw

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed for you Remmy!
I hope you feel better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

GAIL said...

Beth, you are all in our prayers and thoughts and I am sending lot's of healing energy to Remm.
Hugs and wags, Mistaya, Maggie and M.O.M.

rottrover said...

Oh Rem...Now that I'm feeling a little better, we're sending POTP to you. The Publicist hasn't slept much this week either - yes it's 7 here and she's ready for bed - I'm taking Prilosec (the generic) which has helped me a lot. If I was there, I'd snuggle with you...

-Ruby

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Remm,
We are so sorry you don't feel well. My big brother had tummy troubles many times, and Mommy made him white rice with low sodium chicken from publix. Please get better,
Sally Ann and Andy

jen said...

Hi Beth,
I am so sorry to hear that Remington isn't feeling well. I know all too well how scared you must be for him.
We are sending our hugest Newfie prayers your way and hope that he is feeling better tomorrow.
Newfs are just so darn stoic, they really give us a scare when they are sick!

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Oh no. This is terrible. I pray it is nothing serious. Please keep us posted. Praying for Remington. Love him

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hope you feel better sweetie. All our feets and paws are crossed
Benny & Lily

Kelli said...

Just dropping back in to say that you're on my mind, and in my prayers, and hope Remington is getting some rest and feeling better. xo

Jazzi said...

Hey Remington,
We are so sorry to hear that you are sick. I hope that the DR can figure out what it is nad get you some meds. Pur thoughts and prayers are with you and me and Addys paws are crossed fur you. Hang in there BIG guy!! We all love you.

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Ginny said...

Oh my!!!! Well, is the vet open Saturday? Would it help if Rem is examined? Does he have a temperature? You can see how worried I am, please continue to keep us updated, praying for my friend!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Rem, our paws and fingers are still crossed tight for you. Hope you're feeling better in the morning! Eva loves to join your howling fun when it's full moon.

Beth, I hope you can get some rest too. I know how scary when our furkids are sick.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Beth, could you read up on bloat or gastric dilation and see if makes any sense?
We're praying for Remi to get better.

...Cathy

Scout and Freyja said...

We are sending Remington firm and strong and loving prayers for a recovery. I'm sure that pancreatitis has been ruled out. If not, PLEASE have your vet look into it. The disease is silent and deadly but can be battled if found early.

Holding you and your boy close to my heart in prayer.

Teddy Bear said...

We are praying for Remington and sending lots of healing vibes and hugs.

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

verobirdie said...

Tell Remington i'm watching from overseas.
I hope he can get some rest, and he is feeling well soon.
I jump to your log first thing this morning to have an update.

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Beth, sorry to read these latest posts about Remington. I know you will be worried sick.
I do hope things improve soon - we are sending lots and lots of hugs and healing thoughts from Scotland.
Take care
xxx

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Beth, I have been gone all day and didn't know. I hope Remington gets over whatever this might be and is feeling better soon.

I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandra said...

praying now and did last night and will until he is better.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Hey Rem, we're so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. All paws ere are crossed that you'll be back to 100% soonest.

Woofs,
Tommy (and The Gang)

Macintosh Mitch said...

I hope today is a much better day for you, Remington. I'm still sending you tons of AireZen!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We hope that by the time we are reading this Remington's condition will have improved.
It is so hard to see them ill but I am sure he is reassured by your staying with him, giving him hugs and strokes and love.
Best of luck with the medicine the vet gave him, It is probably just a case of finding the right thing that agrees with his fragile tummy.
I am praying Remy is back to his old self very soon, we all love him!
Hugs to you and Mike, Beth.
Lynne x

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sending you more purrrrs, big guy... We want you to perk up and get out there and play. So hope this finds you better already.....

I'll check back later.

pawhugs, Max

HoundDogMom said...

We got the drool machines working for Remington. We hope he feels better really soon. Just FYI....Our Bella had sickies last week, poops, tummy sickies, etc. Nothing changed in her diet vet could not find anything wrong. Sent her home with some meds and it took about 4-5 days for her to begin to feel like her old self again. I think there must be some sort of Doggie flu going around as Addy over at Jazzi's has the same thing. Get well soon you big hunk of love. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Mango said...

Oh no! Just read this. Remington! This is unacceptable. I hope that whatever is going on gets figured out fast. Sending lots of good thoughts for a fellow giant dog from the RH and me too.

Mango Momma

Anny said...

Big guy.. what happen to you. We are so sorry we only found out now. Hope you are on the mend now. With lotta love and some rice with chicken.. it helps. Get well soon Rem. We'll keep our fingers n paws all crossed for you.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm saying another prayer. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I'm saying another prayer. sandie