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Old 07-25-2012, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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So glad to hear Cody's feeling better! He and you will continue to be in my thoughts as he recovers. A call to the vet who refused to see him is definitely in order. Who knows, there's an outside chance he may learn something and be more interested in seeing the next sick dog who comes his way on a weekend. You'll also want to inform his regular vet, who may look for different back-up.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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How's our Cody today?

Never mind -- I want instant gratification, so I'll DM you.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I hope he's doing better! I'm so glad you stuck to your gut and got him the help he needed! Keep us updated.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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Looking for an update on Cody!
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Well, boys and girls, the Mighty Coder-Roder-Roo has returned home! I couldn't believe it, but the vet said he just couldn't find a reason to keep him any longer. I am naturally apprehensive since I have so many dogs, but they took a sniff and went about their business.

He will be on a soft diet with a lot of water for about 2 weeks - only a tablespoon of wet food and water at a time, 3 times per day. They aren't as worried about nutrition as they are about the incisions holding. The only part I missed somehow was that it wasn't the bowel that ruptured, it was the stomach - which was sorta good/sorta bad. He had nothing but Pedialyte in his belly to leak into the abdominal cavity, but the vet said he'd much rather operate on the bowel than the stomach. Bonus: We got to bring the ball home with us...I guess as a reminder of what a lot of zeroes can buy you :-)

We won't be out of the woods for a couple of weeks. I'll be taking Cody in every other day for a recheck, but right now he's happy to be home and is walking around with his entire stomach covered by a long incision, acting like nothing has ever really happened.

I can't say enough good things about these vets - through all the crap that happened I think we ended up in the best place possible under the circumstances. And I thank all my C-D friends for checking in - my distress level was pretty high, if you couldn't tell :-)

Thanks from me - and from Cody!
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Well, boys and girls, the Mighty Coder-Roder-Roo has returned home! I couldn't believe it, but the vet said he just couldn't find a reason to keep him any longer. I am naturally apprehensive since I have so many dogs, but they took a sniff and went about their business.

He will be on a soft diet with a lot of water for about 2 weeks - only a tablespoon of wet food and water at a time, 3 times per day. They aren't as worried about nutrition as they are about the incisions holding. The only part I missed somehow was that it wasn't the bowel that ruptured, it was the stomach - which was sorta good/sorta bad. He had nothing but Pedialyte in his belly to leak into the abdominal cavity, but the vet said he'd much rather operate on the bowel than the stomach. Bonus: We got to bring the ball home with us...I guess as a reminder of what a lot of zeroes can buy you :-)

We won't be out of the woods for a couple of weeks. I'll be taking Cody in every other day for a recheck, but right now he's happy to be home and is walking around with his entire stomach covered by a long incision, acting like nothing has ever really happened.

I can't say enough good things about these vets - through all the crap that happened I think we ended up in the best place possible under the circumstances. And I thank all my C-D friends for checking in - my distress level was pretty high, if you couldn't tell :-)

Thanks from me - and from Cody!
Cody is home!!!! Best news EVER!!!!

Give the boy a (gentle) hug from his Auntie Dawnie. And give yourself one too, Sam. You both deserve some good love.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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So very happy Cody is home.Please keep us updated.Plus know you are a wonderful pet parent.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Durm
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Woo hoo, so glad Cody is home and doing better!!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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WOOT *happy dance* go Cody you show em!

its amazing how quickly these guys bounce back!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Cody is home!!!! Best news EVER!!!!

Give the boy a (gentle) hug from his Auntie Dawnie. And give yourself one too, Sam. You both deserve some good love.
^^^ What she said!
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