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    Hope all is going well for Abbie........I hate unidentified lumps.
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    No news as yet..

    Mac, the breeder took me through their entire kennel but i didn't spend time with any of their other dogs. Abbie was kept on her own and her two brothers were in the pen next to her..i only met them through the cage door. I do wish i had of seen interaction between them all. From what i hear they don't seem to be as actively breeding pointers anymore. I was reading a story over the internet of a man who bought a pointer pup from them that turned out to have an under developed pancreas. He rang them about the problem and they of corse offered to take the pup back and replace it (as most good breeders do i assume) but they openly told him that they are reaching the point where they feel they aren't producing quality pointers anymore. They seem to focus more of their efforts on breeding irish red&white setters now. I haven't had any problems with the actual breeders per say..i just have a niggling feeling deep down that Abbie wasn't treated right

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    I think there is a difference between treated right and raised right.

    Most people think that because a dog is scared it's been bashed when in most instances it's just not been socialised enough.

    My puppies are taking up a great deal of my time.

    Today the kids across the road have been out on their bikes up and down the street so I put the puppies in a crate and then drove them to the end of the driveway got the crate out and sat down next to them for 20 minutes while they listened and watched the kids squealing and the rattly sound of the training wheels on the road.

    I suspect if the breeder is concentrating more on their red&whites that perhaps Abbey's litter didn't get the socialisation it needed.

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    Just had a call from the vet. Blood tests show a low white blood cell count, which he expected to see as she has a high fever. X-rays didn't identify the lump. He said it was too hard to get anything from them because she is so skinny. Temp is still up from this morning and he said she appears to be in a lot of pain.

    He has a feeling the lump may have something to do with the problems we had with her body not being able to break down the internal spay wound stitches. Her belly is fully of food from breakfast so they are giving her a few more hours of rest and fluids and then performing surgery this afternoon. She will most likely have to stay in over night

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    well wishes for Abbie, will keep fingers, Toes and paws crosed
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    tiff-689 so sorry to hear about your dog's trouble

    I sincerely hope all turns out well

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    Crossing everything that the op goes well and makes your baby all better.

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    Not such a good result with the surgery. It was an abscess attached to her bladder and abdomen wall. The vet said it was the size of his fist and has sent that off to pathology. He has no idea what has caused it so that will be 5-7 days before we get path results back.

    He doesn't think the abscess is linked to her spay surgery but the stump where her uterus used to be is very swollen. He is concerned about this but couldn't remove the swollen tissue as it was too close to her ureters.

    Her lymph nodes are swollen because they have been fighting off infection for so long and she also has peritonitis, which is an inflammation of the abdominal lining. He said this is the most important thing to worry about right now and she will need to be on a long corse of antibiotics.

    Won't know any more until tomorrow morning but looks like she'll be in for weekend

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    I hope the antibiotics will start giving her some relief soon and that tissue was benign.

    Sorry to hear it wasn't a straightforward result and that she has to stay in and the results will take so long to come back.

    Hugs.

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    That's not good at all! At least she is being well looked after Get better soon Abbie!!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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