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Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:05 PM

My sweet Hank is in the vet hospital this weekend. They believe

he had an attack of vestibular symptom. I thought he was having a stroke yesterday afternoon. This is fairly common in old dogs. Hank is 15. I lost his 'brother', Sugar, on Nov. 25, 2017.

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Reply My sweet Hank is in the vet hospital this weekend. They believe (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 OP
irisblue Jan 2018 #1
janterry Jan 2018 #2
tblue37 Jan 2018 #3
lunasun Jan 2018 #4
shenmue Jan 2018 #5
Ohiogal Jan 2018 #6
DonaldsRump Jan 2018 #7
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martigras Jan 2018 #11
mnhtnbb Jan 2018 #12
orangecrush Jan 2018 #13
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2018 #14
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #15
Permanut Jan 2018 #16
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 #17
irisblue Jan 2018 #18
Duppers Feb 2018 #26
TEB Jan 2018 #19
FuzzyRabbit Jan 2018 #20
avebury Jan 2018 #21
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 #22
irisblue Jan 2018 #23
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 #24
Zoonart Feb 2018 #28
Duppers Feb 2018 #27
get the red out Feb 2018 #29
irisblue Feb 2018 #25
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #30
Judi Lynn Feb 2018 #31
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #32
CountAllVotes Feb 2018 #33
irisblue Feb 2018 #34

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:09 PM

1. Best hopes & wishes for Hank and You.

I hated, hated every night my dogs weren't at home.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:13 PM

2. what a beautiful dog

sending healing vibes

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:17 PM

3. I hope your sweet baby gets well. nt

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:20 PM

4. Take care sweetie Hank.

Not as bad as a stroke but it has a lot of issues too so hugs to both of you

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:42 PM

5. Snug

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:52 PM

6. Wishing the two of you all the best.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 09:09 PM

7. All the very best! n/t

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 09:13 PM

8. I hope he gets better very soon! n/t

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 PM

9. Dear Sweet Thing.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:10 PM

10. What a beautiful doggo.

Healing wishes his way and strength to you.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:22 PM

11. Sending you both good wishes

Our pets are one of the great gifts of this life. I hope he pulls through and comes home soon. Hes a handsome boy💕

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:29 PM

12. Oh, what a sweet boy!

Hope Hank gets to come home feeling better soon. It must be lonesome at home without him.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:33 PM

13. Good Boy!



Get well, Hank!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:35 PM

14. Aw

He looks like a sweet boy. I wish the best to you both.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:52 PM

15. Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

You are already suffering a great loss. Chelsea Handler is going through the same thing. However, her baby was a 18 and a medium sized dog so don't lose hope! Spike (my almost 15 yr old "best friend" and baby) and I send belly rubs and warm, soft kisses.

*Oh, I forgot. Take him off the kitchen counter. When my mom was taking care of Spike after she had surgery a long time ago and I was at work she had Spike on the kitchen table and thought Spike was knocked out but she wasn't completely and got up and fell to the floor. She was OK since when they are relaxed they usually don't get hurt as much...like drunk drivers.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:59 PM

16. Looks like Hank has a wonderful human..

that would be you, of course. Good on ya for giving him the best life. I'm trying my best to do the same with little Joey the Jack Russell terrier. He's fourteen now, and so far doing good. Got him at the shelter when he was ten; best thing I ever did, except marry my wife.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 10:32 AM

17. Vet called this morning. There's been no improvement. We're scheduling a CT

scan for Monday. They will put in a feeding tube while he's out as well. He hasn't eaten since Thursday evening. I'm beginning to lose hope Hank will make it.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:46 PM

18. Still sending positive thoughts for him and all of you & yours.

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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:28 PM

19. Hope he is well

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:20 PM

20. I hope Hank can come home to you soon.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:13 PM

21. One of my dogs had it one time. She had to

stay at the vets for a few days but was able to return home. I have hardwood floors and had to put down some rugs to make it easier for her to walk inside the house. There is no quick healing process but my baby made decent progress. She did have a little tilt to her head for the rest of her life but she regained a quality life.

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Response to avebury (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:57 PM

22. Hank had a CT scan today and they found nothing except massive ear infection.

He's still at hospital and is showing slight improvement. I'm to take him baby food in the morning. Poor guy hasn't eaten since Thursday night. He still can't walk on his own.
I have a tad more hope that my 15 year old can pull through this.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:35 PM

23. 👏👏👏👏👏 happy dance

Not for the ear infection, but that it is treatable.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:32 AM

24. Thanks. I have my fingers crossed.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 07:32 AM

28. So glad to hear the good news.

Hug him tight.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 07:29 AM

27. What a relief!


That sweet baby's ear infection should clear soon with proper meds.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 08:24 AM

29. Glad he is doing better

Pets are our angels, I hope your angel Hank makes a full recovery. He is a handsome dog!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 07:20 AM

25. How is he doing? How are you?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 11:12 AM

30. He came home Wednesday afternoon and had the IV removed yesterday. He's

able to stand, drink water, and wobbly walk a 100 feet or so. Big problem is we can't get him to eat. I'm popping bites down his throat every couple of hours, but he's yet to take the first bite on his own.
I've tried everything: baby food meats, his favorite canned, cat food, fancy dog foods, ground beef, roasted chicken, hard boiled eggs, toast, tuna, gravey, beef broth, and Science Diet canned I/D. Nothing.
If he won't eat, I will have to make a bad choice. Vet's have given him Mirtazapine and steroid shot trying to stimulate his appetite.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 05:31 PM

31. Hoping for you and that good, good friend. Best wishes. n/t

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Response to irisblue (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 06:23 PM

32. Hank began eating some, 8 days after his last meal. So far, He's eaten 4 jars of

meat baby food and a bit of tuna.

He's walking, but diagonally.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 06:52 PM

33. Hank may well pull out of it and fully recover!

Here's hoping that your beloved Hank recovers fully! for both of you!



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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 09:15 PM

34. :: FIST PUMP::

When Alex the most handsome had a bout of poor health, chicken & meat baby food were a blessing.

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