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Harley update

September 20th, 2007, 11:48 AM
I am writing this from work, trying to do something to keep my mind busy.

The vet that is now looking after Harleys case just called. She has been following Harleys case for a long while now.

She knows the history, DR Masse also filled her in, now with the diagnoses of the megaesophagus.

She saw the X-rays, all the results of the blood tests, and she does not understand.

The CPL just came back normal but on the low side, which means the Pancreatic is completely ruled out.

Tomorrow we are doing the Thyroid testing, even though he has absolutely no signs, she wants to be certain.

She was also saying that she can not rule out the nasty C word.

This vet has been saying Harley’s case is one of the hardest to resolve since she started. But once again the weight loss is scaring her.

I am going back tomorrow night. She will be discussing the case further with an internal specialist.

I have no way of the funding for this. I have to be extremely careful as is that he will not get pneumonia.

I will keep him as healthy as possible and not let him be in pain, but there is nothing else I can do. I am out…..

I can not go into bankruptcy, I have a daughter to think about. So we will treat for what ever possible, and what I can afford, and make sure He is not suffering.

I am in tears as I write this, but I have nothing left, no energy, no money.

He will be with me until the very end.

Sorry for the bad update, but still an update.

September 20th, 2007, 11:52 AM
omg Rottielover , I am so sorry :sad: and I do understand. You did so much for Harley already. :grouphug: I am still praying they will find something with the tests , either way, I know you did everything you could , and more. :grouphug:

September 20th, 2007, 11:52 AM
awwww K...that sucks hun :sad:

geez poor guy can't get a break. I don't know what's worse, some terrible disease or not knowing what they have:sad::yell:

I'm sending Harley some hugs:cloud9: and you too:cloud9:

September 20th, 2007, 11:55 AM
i am so sorry, you and Kayla and Harley are in our thoughts.


September 20th, 2007, 11:58 AM
I wish I could do more for my baby, but I can't.
He will be with me until he is in pain, or his quality of life is not up to his standards.
I love him, Kayla loves him, This is the hardest thing for me, He is only 3

September 20th, 2007, 12:00 PM
You have done so much for him , more than a lot of people would have done. Harley is very lucky to have such a loving mommy.

September 20th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Thank you Frenchy, right now his mommy is an emotional wreck.
But have to see the vet again tomorrow, and she knows just as much as Harleys normal vet, she has been following up with him too.
I am so scared about the pneumonia, He started aspirrating right after he eats, not a good sign

September 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM
I know this is hard for you,
take one step at a time..
just know that you are doing everything in your power to help him.. and the vet is doing everything in her power to help him also..

keeping you and harley in my prayers.:pray::grouphug::goodvibes:

September 20th, 2007, 12:45 PM
I am so sorry. :grouphug: You and Harley have been through so much together. :grouphug: I hope your next update has some good news. :pray: :fingerscr :fingerscr :goodvibes:

September 20th, 2007, 04:59 PM
I am so sorry to hear things have become this bad:grouphug:. I think we all know exactly how you feel right now, and all I can say is that we're thinking of you and hoping things get better.

September 20th, 2007, 05:08 PM
I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about Harley. I know how it feels to run out of options. I can feel your pain. You know you have done everything you can to help him and he knows that too. :grouphug::grouphug: Having lost my Shade so recently it is hard for me to write about this, please don't beat yourself up, you have to take care of yourself and your family. I am thinking of you and I truely hope that Harley is able to fight through this :fingerscr:fingerscr

September 20th, 2007, 07:11 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your Harley, my thoughts are with you and I pray that you get some good news.

My Harley is sending your Harley positive have done so much for him and I understand when you say you can't go into bankruptcy..... it's a difficult decision to make.

:pray: for good news.....

Jim Hall
September 20th, 2007, 07:36 PM
well maybe the vey will fond something realitivily simple my thoughts ar with you and kayla

September 20th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Rottielover, I'm so sorry to hear that they still haven't been able to diagnose Harley's condition--and that you're faced with such heartbreaking decisions! :grouphug:

You've given Harley so much! No guilt, Rottielover--you've got nothing to feel guilty for, whatever the outcome.

He knows he's loved. In the end, that is what matters...that you'll love him to the end, whenever that might be! :grouphug:

September 21st, 2007, 01:13 AM
awww :sad: RottieLover I'm so sorry you & the vets haven't had found any solutions for Harley :grouphug:

Have you looked into any of these organizations for help with the funding? I have not used any but did apply for the medicard (cuz it was the one her specialist vet had dealt with before) when Duffy needed treatment for Hyperthyroidism (I ended up not going through with the application because my boss gave me a personal loan to cover the costs).

These are like loans/credit cards not necessarily just pet insurance therefore it is okay to apply even though Harley has these pre-exsisting conditions

Your beautiful boy is in my :pray:ers :goodvibes::fingerscr:goodvibes:

RottieLover:grouphug: Kayla:grouphug: Tigger:grouphug:

September 21st, 2007, 05:48 AM
I can not take any more loans, or credit cards, too many as is from all this. I can not go into bankruptcy. I have no way to pay any more credit stuff

September 21st, 2007, 07:08 AM
OMG,what a heartbreak:cry:
In all of the pics we have seen,Harley looks healthy and beautiful,it's difficult to imagine something ugly is causing him to be sick..
I know you've already gone over your limits,done everything possible for sweet Harley and both you and Kayla love him to bits.
It's really sad it comes down to a lack of $$$,but it is reality:sad:
I've see on "Emergency vets"there is a place in the US,where people can go and instead of payment they do work at the clinic and shelter.
I don't suppose there is such a place in Canada???

September 21st, 2007, 07:17 AM
I am trying to raise money for harleys biopsy.
If anyone would like to contact me, I have many articles, large dog related that I will be selling because he can not use any longer.
I also have pictures available too.

September 21st, 2007, 08:38 AM
how much do you have to raise for Harley's biopsy??

September 21st, 2007, 05:27 PM
They wanted an endoscopy....Way too much, 1200$
The ultrasound is 400$

September 21st, 2007, 08:32 PM
Just got back from the vet. No fever, solid stool ( thank god for viokase), still hacking, not as much, but still. We did the thyroid test, now waiting for results
She is still really concerned because of the hacking, for it turning into pneumonia

September 21st, 2007, 09:20 PM
No pneumonia , no pneumonia , no pneumonia :fingerscr :pray: :goodvibes:

September 22nd, 2007, 12:09 AM
:pray: :pray: :fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

September 22nd, 2007, 12:22 AM
Hugs, prayers and good thoughts for you and Harley.

:grouphug: :pray: :goodvibes: :fingerscr :grouphug:

September 22nd, 2007, 10:34 AM
I found this forum:

September 23rd, 2007, 06:35 AM are you , Kayla and Harley today? Just hoping things are going a little better for you all......Just wanted to send good vibes your way.........


September 23rd, 2007, 08:26 AM
He is doing ok, not aspirating as much, feeding him is really time consuming. What is sad is, he really loves people, and gets so excited when they want to pet him. But I have to keep him calm, but he has a toy duck that was bought for him, and he throws it all over the place.

September 23rd, 2007, 01:25 PM
I know what it's like to have a big dog that you have to keep calm for their own good. Poor you and poor Harley. :grouphug: Glad he is doing a little better. Sending lots of good luck your way. :pray: :fingerscr :fingerscr :goodvibes:

September 23rd, 2007, 02:03 PM
OMG, I am so sorry Rottielover:grouphug:
I hope you can get some answers soon, poor you and Harley.
I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.:grouphug::grouphug:

September 23rd, 2007, 07:01 PM
Positive thoughts your way Rottielover from all of us here. :goodvibes:

September 23rd, 2007, 07:37 PM
A lot of good :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes::goodv ibes:
head your way for Harley and you.. stay strong..

September 23rd, 2007, 07:41 PM
Rottielover, how did Harley like his day up north ? Was he ok ?

September 23rd, 2007, 07:47 PM
OMG did he love it.
He hacked a few times, but was really good. Brought his bowl so I could soak his food for lunchtime.
It was gorgeous and peaceful

September 23rd, 2007, 08:08 PM


September 24th, 2007, 01:14 AM