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    I am sorry to hear about the pancreatitis, my friend is going through that with her GSD........There is lots of info on the web about it and even a special facebook page (pretty sure it is facebook)..

    I am sure your Tessa will be happy to be home with you, Take care........
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    Sending positive thoughts.

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    What is the suggested treatment? And are there further tests that can determine what's going on? I'll go google Cushings now...

    Hugs.

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    havnt googled it yet. im picking her up at 630 and will find out more then and she has a follow up appt in the morning.

    a friends dog had it cant remember the treatment tho

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    very sorry to hear about your dog tessalyon and i hope she pulls through. At 16, she's had a darn good innings. Good luck and wishing you and your dog all the best.

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    Sorry to hear about your little one.

    My stafford had pancreatitis a couple of weeks ago and spent 5 days at the vets. The standard treatment is IV fluids and Nil by mouth. The whole idea is to rest the pancreas. Taking anything by mouth (including water) can make it worse. The vets will probably give IV antibiotics as well.

    As hard as it will be (I know all too well) it may be best for your little one to stay at the vets to keep quiet and receive the IV fluids.

    My girl is 14 years old and I was terrified that she would die alone with no one around her so I know how heart wrenching it is for you but in the end I was desperate for her to get better. I was NOT ready for her to go to the bridge! Who is???

    Good luck and take care.

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    How is Tessa doing? I hope she is fine.
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    Did the vets give you a syringe to administer sub cut fluids if she refuses water overnight? (When you inject sterile water under the scruff of the neck and massage it in) It isnt often used these days because of IV fluids but it is the next best thing if you can't have her on a drip at home. Really hope she is coming good with the antibiotics. It is great that you are home with her and have taken time off work to be with her, TLC can work wonders!
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    tessa has improved alot since yesterday. after speaking to the vet thismorning she thinks now it was a bad gastrointestinal infection, she is eating boiled chicken and drinking small amounts of water frequently. on 2 lots of antibiotics she hasnt vomited since yesterday morning. she is walking around the house now following us. but still lapping up the attention.

    thanks for everyones well wishes

    hopelully now she is out of the woods

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