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 Post subject: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:33 pm 
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I would have contacted our group sooner, but this week has been a whirlwind. When arriving home from work last Monday, I noted Bubba was not herself. Very lathargic and hiding. She had been fine that morning. She began vomiting late Monday night, so I took her in to her vet.
He sent out a blood panel and did an ultrasound. He noted mucous around the gall bladder. He did not see an extension of the organ, so he said to take her home under meds and if I did not
get a good feeling on improvement to take her to the critical care hosptial in our area. We ended up there Tuesday night. She had her gall bladder removed before it ruptured. The surgery and recovery are very tough, so she is still in there. There challenge now is to get her to eat during recovery. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks.
PS- Bubba is six years old. From what I read, cockers are one of the most frequently diagnosed
breeds with this issue. :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Oh No! Poor little baby, I'm so sorry she had to have emergency surgery. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery for her. I guess they don't do arthroscopic surgery for gallbladders, do they? I hope she eats for them and bounces back quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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Hi,
In the past year I have heard more about gall bladder problems in cockers than I have ever heard in my life. It started last January in a conversation at a dog show. Ironically when I got home, we discussed that Rosey was in the beginning stages of gall bladder disease. This was discovered during a ultrasound for a different condition. A change of food and one medicine corrected the problem.

You are lucky you took Bubba in immediately. This is not a condition that has a high survival, especially if the gall bladder has ruptured.

Nutri-cal is a supplement that we give for increasing calorie intake.

Colleen Keough


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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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Sending prayers of a speedy uncomplicated recovery to Bubba and you!
I hope you find some tastee beneficial foods to entice Bubba!

I definitely need to read and understand gallbladder preventive measures and symptoms.
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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:18 am 
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I'm so sorry that you are going through this - sending prayers & good thoughts for Bubba and for you!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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A friend of mine just went through the same thing with her cocker. It sounds like the same issue too...mucus. She caught it before it ruptured too.

Hopefully Bubba will heal quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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This is new to me, about gallbladder disease in dogs, specifically Cockers. Good to know, hope for a speedy recovery!

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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How's bubba doing?

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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Bubba's surgery went well. It had not ruptured but the liver biopsy tested positive for hepatitis . Drs state that can be treated once her recovery is completed. She finally had a BM on the seventh day. And she seems to be getting back her appetite. She is now on Science Diet Hepatic. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support.

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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So glad to hear that Bubba is on the mend!

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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I'm glad bubba is on the med from her surgery. Does the vet or did he say, how she developed the hepatitis? I had a dog with hepatitis. It took awhile and 3 vets before they got the diagnosis right. She was extremely sick, almost lost her. She received the proper treatment and lived to be a very old lady. Never really knew how my girl contacted hepatitis.

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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My Buddy had hepatitis too. He lived to tell about it. ha ha
He is fine with no residual effects of the hepatitis. Healthy liver. Had to take meds for a few weeks
or 2 months but is fine. he also took a liver support supplement which is very important. Be sure to ask your vet about a liver supplement. Our prayers are with you both. Kris & Buddy.


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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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I wanted to again thank EVERYONE for all of the prayers and well wishes for Bubba's recovery.
She is doing just great - and her last blook panel showed her liver within normal range. They are
holding off on steroids until her next checkup in late January. She is now only taking a supplement-Denamarin (liver supplement). She LOVES the Hepatic dry food she is allowed to eat. I can't believe the difference in her energy level. God's blessings to all of you for your heartfelt responses.
Here's to a better 2015! :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Bubba's Magic Angel had to have gall bladder surgery
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I haven't been on the forum in awhile, but many people will remember that I lost my girl, Weesister, several years ago to a ruptured gallbladder and resulting bile peritonitis.

I am glad to hear that Bubba is doing well after gallbladder surgery. :Clap

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