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Old October 18th, 2006, 08:19 PM
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Sorry about that, been so swamped with rescues that I forgot to come back and keep updating. Sam was finally getting his medicated bath today! The big goof gets more puppyish by the minute. He bows and wags when I arrive to take him out. He's a smart cookie though.... he's realized we aren't going anywhere fast until he sits like a gentleman for his leash to be hooked on. Then look out, he tries to blast out the kennel area of the vet's office... no one is sacred in his path. He no longer has any oozing skin whatsoever. He has been on anti fungal medication combined with Ivomec and anti inflammatory. Now that he has begun the healing process and the bacterial fungus is subsiding... we should start to see what the real issue is. Meaning that he no longer has a meriad of problems so the one real one should rear it's ugly head if we've not attacked it correctly. Keep your fingers crossed that he continues to go forward as it means we've got it licked so to speak. Hopefully, he will be coming home monday or tuesday. I'll try to get some more photos of him tomorrow as he looks brighter by the day. Thanks so much for asking about him.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 08:20 PM
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I'm glad he's getting betterish.. In the meantime, he gets some smilie time, which is probably more than he ever asked for.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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Can't wait to see new pics! So glad that he's improving even if he still has a long way to go
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Oh that is sooo good to hear

*hugs Sam*

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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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Yipee for Sam ! I wish I could give him a big hug :love:
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Old October 19th, 2006, 12:09 PM
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Thanks for the update and glad to hear Sam is still progressing. Looking forward to the new pics. Fingers crossed that he continues to improve.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 01:39 PM
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Sam brings tears to my eyes. What progress he's making. Thanks to all of you who have helped him along the way. He has the best, most grateful face!
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 02:25 PM
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What a nice update, can't wait to see Sams new pics
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 02:28 PM
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way to go sam!!! get on getting better
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Sorry everyone, was to have photos of Sam but the end of the week was a nightmare. We had to say goodbye to one of our adopters dogs, Heidi whom I was very fond of. Then my van broke down.

Now to top it all off, starting on Sunday Sam has started to slide backwards. He is losing clumps of hair and he is rather itchy to say the least. He still wanted to go out for a romp with me today, I borrowed a car to go see him but I am discouraged with the return of hair loss. I will be discussing Sam with our vet tomorrow as I just missed him today. We are hoping it will not be a huge slide backwards as he really can't take that again. Just keep him in your thoughts... I don't know how to say goodbye to another one so soon if that's what this all means. :sad:
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 07:56 PM
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Nooooooo :sad: it was going so well ! Maybe it's just a set back and then he will be ok again ?
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 08:42 PM
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Oh no please say it isn't so :sad: I'm thinking of this poor little guy & sending tons of positive toughts his way!
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 08:52 PM
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I'm so sorry. I'm sure we're all crossing our fingers and knocking wood and praying and whatever else we think is helping. Poor guy. I'm so sorry you have to go through this so often.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 09:14 PM
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oh noooo! Poor Sam :sad: I'm keeping him in my thoughts
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 09:52 PM
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OH NO....I'm so sorry to hear of Sam's setback.

Fingers crossed and positive thoughts and prayers coming Sam's way.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 03:14 AM
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ohh poor Sam, will say lots of prayers for him he could bounce back, he has a reason to now YOU
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Old October 24th, 2006, 07:19 AM
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I'll keep my and I'll get Tucker to cross his 's that this will not be too bad of a downfall for Sam.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Sam continues to slide backwards today. They have restarted him on some of the drugs they had removed to see if he will go upwards again. We will know on Thursday if it's working or not. Sam is not showing all the signs but it is possible he now has cushings or addison's. His liver and kidney function are good but the rest is not. Depending on how things go over the next 48 hours, a decision will have to be made in Sam's best interest. We cannot allow him to continue on the path he has returned to as eventually these drugs will be his demise. I will keep everyone posted and thank you for the thoughts and well wishes for Sam.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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oh noo Jen I'm so sorry to hear this. Poor Sam Keeping everything crossed
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Old October 24th, 2006, 02:32 PM
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I'm so sorry. If he doesn't recover, at least he had some smiles with you. Poor guy.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 03:30 PM
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This is SO UNFAIR. Bless you for hanging in there with him, with love but also a clear eye, even though your heart must be breaking. Is there NOTHING that can break this cycle, experimental stuff, homeopathic remedies, scientology...anything?
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Old October 24th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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This is SO UNFAIR.
:sad: You bet it is :sad: After all you guys have done to help this poor soul ! I will keep for Sam.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 09:03 PM
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Oh how terribly sad..... :sad: I sure hope that somehow this will all turn around.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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this is all so heartbreaking....Thank you SO MUCH for doing what you do...I could never do it :sad:
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Old October 24th, 2006, 10:31 PM
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OH NO....that is so sad. :sad: Hope things turn around in his favour.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 01:51 PM
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We will know on Thursday if it's working or not.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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Old October 26th, 2006, 05:33 PM
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I had to work today but have tomorrow off so will see Sam I Am in the morning once I pick up my van which needed costly repairs. I'll let all of you know once I'm back tomorrow from visiting.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 07:29 PM
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