Gissi has been to the Vet

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48715)
United Kingdom
January 27, 2010 2:13pm CST
And as Ill as he is he still managed to cause havoc in there as soon as he had the other Dogs barking he just sat there and looked innocent The Verdict is that yes Gissi is pretty sick, his Heart was irregular but the Vet seems to think it is more due to the Stress he is going through They believe it is his Chest and throat, they think that his chest is inflamed and that something in his throat his closing his airways that is why he is wheezing snoring and grunting every time he sniffs or breathes He has had an Injection and has been put on Medication to but......he has to go in and be put under to have Chest Xrays done and a Pipe put down his throat to see what they can find and know what they are dealing with, they are concerned about putting him under because of his Heart but it has to be done I am very scared at this moment, my Mind is in muddle so please bear with me, I will ask the Vet that I can be there when Gissi wakes up, with him being a rescue Dog he will be scared to wake up in a cage and all the other Pets around him, The Vet asked me did I know any of his Background, so I told her what I knew, how he was found half beaten to Death by the Police and taken to the Kennel The Believe now is, as he has always snorted a bit, that there could have been some damage done to him inside when beaten by his previous owner or who ever had done it and it is now surfacing It is going to cost me a Fortune but I will find it as I am not letting the little Fellow go and I will be with him Thank you all for your Thoughts and well wishes as soon as I know when this will be happening I shall let you all know but I know it will be soon Please please keep him in your Thoughts Big Hugs
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27 responses
• United States
27 Jan 10
Gabs, my prayers are with you, and all we can do for now is wait this out. I don't know what else to say as this is so hard on you and Gissi. I know everyone here is in tears and we're all hoping for the best. Most of us, I'm sure, know just how you're feeling right now and our hearts go out to you. Big hugs hon..XXXXXX, and we'll all keep good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Thank you Kash Right now he is fast asleep Hugs to you
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@lilyrayne (107)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Your post has me in tears! Please accept my upmost heartfelt respone in that i'm so sorry that you must go through this!! I have dogs of my own and they are like my children! You and your pup will be in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes for you both!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Thank you Lily he is sleeping now I guess it is due to the Injection the Vet did say I have to keep him as calm as possible which is hard with him as he is full of life most the time not to much at the moment so that is good Thank you Lily for caring enough to reply here
• Romania
29 Jan 10
Sorry to hear this...
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• United States
27 Jan 10
Gabs thanks for the update. I have been thinking about him a lot today. I really feel I know him personally after the years we have shared information about our babies.Hugs to you both xxOOxx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
Hi Heather You are all being wonderful and you are one of my Friends that has known Gissi from Day one on here I will keep you updated Hugs back to you and your Babies xxx
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
27 Jan 10
Hi gabs, Thanks for this update and I will continue to keep him in my thoughts. I think it's a good idea for you to be there when Gissi wakes up as it seems that you are the only good thing that's ever happened to him. Blessings.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Pose thank you so much for your wonderful support It means a lot to me it really does I will be there when he goes under and I will be there when he wakes up I am in tears here Pose, with all my Friends getting together here with their support and love and care thank you
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• United States
27 Jan 10
Bless you for taking such good care of poor Gissi, after he was so mistreated by previous owners. It is disgusting what some people do to animals, and they deserve to have the same thing happen to them - I believe Karma will pay a visit to them someday. My little Rosie was rescued too, and shows signs of having been abused even to this day - some of the fears never leave them, much like Gissi would be afraid waking up in a cage - I can really relate to that. Just take it one day at a time, and my prayers are with you for Gissi's recovery.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Thank you Wildcats and I will be taking it one Day at a time, but I just worry so much about him Gissi has come a long way from when I got him he has his own Website where you will find his Story how he came to be mine if you ever want the link let me know Thank you for being so supportive to me and for being here for us both
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• Australia
27 Jan 10
Gaby, what can I say? I know that you know how I feel. I just wish I could be there with you. You know I am thinking of you both. I'm sure it won't be long before Gissi is back to his normal self.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
I really hope so Cloud, I am so scared right now I have to keep him calm, as he does still have his excited moments not as often but he does, one of the Tablets will help keeping him calm I miss his wild and mischievous moments but I am confident or trying to be that my baby will be back to normal soon You do not worry to much do you hear and I hope you are ok Big Hugs to you also from your little Nephew Gissi who as you know loves you very much like I do
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
oh my gosh gabs for another time I wish I was wealthy so I could send you some money for my friend Gissi's vet bill but alas I am not at all. I am sitting here crying and I have never met gissi in p erson but all these months have become fond of you and your little man in a doggie suit Gissi. so along with all your mylot friends I will be praying a lot ,we all want Gissi to get well and be your beloved friend again. so my heart goes out to you and Gissi,maybe God will hear all of us and do his best to heal our friend Gissi .I wentshopping this morning and all I could think about was you and Gissi,and hope the vet could help him to get well. hugs , a lot of hugs from me Hatley. How could anyone be so vile as to beat a sweet,funny little character like Gissi, they must be truly sick in the head as my grandpa would have said. take care of yourself, don't get sick too, I bet with all our prayers we are going to make a difference. love. p hatley.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Hatley we will all get through this so please do not upset yourself, yes it will be a hard road but with Friends like yourself we will get through it I will try not to get sick as the little Fellow needs me so I will have to stay strong for him The Injection has knocked him out he is fast asleep on his chair, the Vet said I have to keep him calm Stay strong with me Sweetie please Love you big Hugs
• United States
27 Jan 10
Oh Gabs & Sweet little Gissi: I'm so sorry to hear of this, of course I am sending you and dear Gissi, love & positive healing energy I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers; I had forgotten your story of how you came to have this sweet little dog, how sad but I know he's not yet ready to leave you so stay strong dear friend and do let us know as soon as you can; Love & hugs to you and dear dear Gissi....
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Hi Jan, the story is on his website if you ever want the link just shout I really hope he isn't going to leave me, but I have to stay calm for him and I will, we will get through it and with all our Friends to help us through we will get through it Much Love to you xxx
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Oh, my heart is with you. Don't let him to be alone, they are like little children, always afraid to be left alone. I would like to be with my animals of anything happen. My heart is with you and Gissi. HUGS
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Thank you Pola and no I shall not be leaving him, he will know I am not giving him away or deserting him and even at home I will not leave him I never really do unless I go shopping His walks are now also limited to short walks, the Vet said not to walk him to long Thank you Pola xxx hugs
@gemini_rose (16194)
27 Jan 10
Awwww gabs, bless little Gissi, I so hope that he is OK and they can help him out. He don't deserve this, why should he suffer anymore after what those rotten people did to him. I will keep him in my thoughts in the hope that it will help a bit xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Hi Gemini it is good to see you Thank you for keeping him in your thoughts I will keep everyone updated on how he does xxx
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 10
ohhhhhh my poor little feller. give hugs from me ok and he will get al my prayers and energies all he time til he is well hugssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
I have given him Hugs from you You already know what is happening Big Hugsssssssssssssss to you
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 10
yup I do and hugssssssssssss back
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• United States
28 Jan 10
I am so sorry poor Gissi is sick.My prayers will be with him and you too. Take care of yourself so that you can help him..Give him a big hug from me.. Hugs and blessings to you too..
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
Hello mcelhenney He is having his Surgery on Tuesday I have given him a big Hug and big hugs back to you from us both
• Malaysia
28 Jan 10
gabs, be strong dear give encouragmentss to gissi, keep his paws in ur hands dear // just curious, have u started packing, could the 'dust' cause any breathing problems (wheezing)~ any change in the diet .. sorry i kow the docs must have asked .. my prayers for gissi ..
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
Hi Sweetie No I have not started packing yet they have to do surgery as there is something wrong in his throat so he is having Surgery on Tuesday
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Oh Gabs...I did not know Gissi had been beaten! Things like that just make me sick at heart...how could anyone?? I will keep you and sweet Gissi in my prayers, to be sure. I am glad you'll keep us posted. Try not to worry yourself sick, dear. Hugs to both you and Gissi, Karen
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
Hi Karen, yes he had a bad start to Life and it took me 2 years to get him to who he is now a loving, bouncy and happy little Dog He has Surgery on Tuesday Hugs to you
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Oh gabs, I'm truly sorry to hear about your little baby Gissi, and you better believe my thoughts and prayers are for him for his healing and of course for his mum...you ((((((((hugs))))))
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
I know they are Pye His Surgery is on Tuesday Big Hugs to you
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I think it is an excellent idea for you to be there when he wakes up. With his history, waking up in a strange place alone could be very scary for him. That would just make his stress worse. The vet may be very right about damage from a previous incident being the cause of current problems. Please give Gissi a hug and a kiss from me. Let him know I will be thinking happy thoughts for him as he goes through this procedure.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
Hi Royal Well the Surgery is on Tuesday and arrangements have been made that I am there when he goes under and they will ring me as soon as he comes round, till I get there he will have his very own Nurse to look after him
@AmbiePam (50257)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I'm keeping the prayers going for you two.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
Thank you Ambie, you know that means a lot to me Hugs to you
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27 Jan 10
Hi Gabs, Thanks for letting us know what the vet has told you, all we can do is send a lot of healing and love to Gissi and you and pray that all will be well, my thoughts are with you and Gissi, love always. Love and hugs. Tamara
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 10
He is fast asleep now I think the Injection has done this I am sorry for my tears earlier but I am just so scared right now I know it sounds silly but you know me xxx
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
28 Jan 10
I had only a few minutes ago responded to your discussion about Gissi being very ill, then I found this. Im pleased that some progress has been made with Gissi. At least the vet has a fair idea about what is going on. Dogs do get things caught in their throats, and it is a nuisance they have to be operarted onto find it. As you say the anasthetic is the dangerous part. It is very good that the vet will let you be there when he wakes up. I bet our vet wouldnt allow that. I know it will cost you heaps. My cat had to have eye treatment a couple of years ago and it cost me $1000. Good luck.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
Hi Jenny, it is not something stuck in his throat there is a Problem with his throat which needs surgery so he is having the Surgery on Tuesday and the Xrays to Thank you again Jenny
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
28 Jan 10
Thanks for explaining my misunderstanding. Good luck to Gissie for the surgery.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
You are welcome Jenny, it is no worries at all it means a lot to me that you have come here and are giving me support
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
30 Jan 10
Oh gabs, I am so sorry that Gissi is so sick! I have been through illnesses with my pets and I know how scary and heart breaking it can be. I will say some prayers for him and I sincerely hope that he will be okay. One of my cats had a heart murmur and he lived with it for a really long time so it can be managed as I hope Gissi’s can too. Poor little mite it sounds as though he's been through enough! Right now you must trust the vet, pray and be there for your ‘little man’. Please keep us posted because you both will be in my thoughts. Good luck and...Hang in there!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 10
Hi Paula I am getting a bit scared now as the time comes closer Tuesday he will be going in to have the OP and I really hope it all goes well I really do Big Hugs