Gissi is not well at all

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48717)
United Kingdom
March 18, 2010 2:36pm CST
For the last week Gissi has had blood in his Stool, he is very quiet and just not Gissi Mischief I took Gissi to the Vet and well here is the Verdict The News is not good, basically I am to prepare myself for the worse Gissi is older then they thought, he is about 8-10 years old, what he has appears in older Dogs, he is on Tablets but if they do not work they will have to go in with a Camera again, but as my Bill has shot back up again I will have to pay that first, it has gone from nearly paid of to more then what it was in the first Place They are worried that his heart will just give out with all the stress he is going through with the Sickness, the Vet said it could be months or I might still have him for 2-3 Years but I am to prepare myself because of his Heart The Vet found something else to which he says I have to look out now in case there is any blood in his Urine Well the little Fellow is not so lively and full of himself any more, he has deteriorated over the last week How would you deal with news like that???
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28 responses
• Canada
18 Mar 10
Oh Sweetheart I am SO sorry to hear about this! I really hope that you get many more years out of him and that the tablets start working. Poor guy must not be feeling himself if he's not even getting into anything! Poor Thing! I am crossing my fingers that the tablets sweetie and I am sending you big hugzz, positive energy, support, and a ton of love! I Love you both TONS! Luv, Teddy XxXx
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 10
Sweetie Thank you I do hope he will be with me much longer but only time will tell Sweet I am scared but the years I have with him are very precious and I can just hope there will be many more I love you to loads Sweetie xxxx
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Mar 10
AWWWWWWWW GABS, i'm so sorry for your bad news. Bless gissi's heart & yours to. I would be as heartbroken as i know u must be. Do u think he's in pain from all this? the only thing i'm going to say i wouldn't let him suffer. Again i'm so very sorry. hugs, jo
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 10
No Jo he is not in any pain or the Vet would have kept him there They are worried that all this carry on is to much for his Heart specially now that they have found out he is older then what they thought I might still get the Years out of him, I really hope so time will tell Big Hugs to you
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Mar 10
tHANK HEAVENS , HE IS NOT IN PAIN. I sure hope he gets better & u can keep him a long time. Again i am so soory he is so sick.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Jo He is breathing much better and a bit more Life full, so hopefully we are beating this I will do everything to keep him for more years Hugs
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• Australia
18 Mar 10
Gaby, you know how I am feeling at this news, because it is the same way you are feeling. When I first met you here on myLot so many years ago (seems like 10 years or more, but really only 3 years) I would never have believed two people could become close friends without ever meeting, but you and several others soon changed my mind. That hurdle crossed, who would ever have thought that a DOG could capture the hearts of so many? I feel that I really know Gissi and can picture him right here. When I talk to him, I imagine him answering back. Gaby, you know that I (and all your friends here) are WITH you and Gissi, willing him to overcome this problem. Hugs and love to you both.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 10
Yes Cloud I know you are feeling the same as me as you dearly love the little Man to and you both have been talking well he will still talk to his Auntie Cloud as he loves her very much to I will cling to the Hope that his Heart will see him through this and that I will have him a few more Years I have cried a lot today but now I need to concentrate on this little Man and make sure he stays with us He is staying very close to me right now I know that you and all my Friends are with me and it gives me comfort I hope that you are better We both love you very much Auntie Cloud, do not worry to much and I love you very much Can I go to the next Chapter please I have finished this one ...... from your little innocent and sweet Nephew Gissi xxxx
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• Australia
19 Mar 10
Yes Gissi - another chapter is opened for you - and here is special instruction which you will have to decode. We can't let anyone else in on this. kdhrn ksiem shel kdyeb shejs jsan digefn. Gaby, I'm going well - no problems.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Thank you Auntie Cloud I have decoded it, I am breathing better and feel a bit better Mum says we will beat this and that she will do everything to keep me more years the thing is I have no Intentions of leaving Mum as I love her and love my Home, so why is she saying that, hmmmmmmm well at least Mum stopped crying now and is back to teasing me at times and me her, but then I get tired and Mum lets me sleep I love you Auntie Cloud .....your little Nephew Gissi xxx I am glad you are going well I have been worrying about you love to you always xxx
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
18 Mar 10
Oh Gabs I'm truly sorry to hear Gissi isn't doing well, poor fella. You have my thoughts and prayers for Gissi and really hope you have him for a long time yet. (((((((((((hugs))))))))))
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Pye it was shock of hearing it from the Vet, the way Gissi was breathing I thought he was going that Day He is much better with his breathing and a bit more Life full and you know I will do everything to keep him as long as I can, which means years Big Hugs back to you
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Mar 10
wow how do I deal with it, with tears in my eyes Gabs, with tears in my eyes. He is such a gutsy little man in his doggie suit, and I would so miss him, so know a bit about what you must be feeling. I have never met you and Gissi in person, but feel like I know the two of you. I hurt for you Gabs and wish there was something we all could do to make him better, but yes we my lotters can all pray and prayer power from us is pretty powerful too. So he is older than you thought.I hope God lets you have him for at least two or three years. If I feel bad, you must feel much worse too. It is sort of a shock but maybe not exactly unexpected more like I had hoped God would sort of hear yours and my p rayers and work a miracle.I am so sorry Gabs, but maybe you will have him for longer than we think. I am sending a huge amount of prayers for you and Gissi both. may be it will w or k. many hugs
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 10
Hatley Sweetie I have cried my tears, I have asked for Gissi to be with me longer, but only time will tell now, of course if he gets worse I have to take him back and whether my Bill is paid of or not they will treat him He is not in Pain, what they are worrying about is that through the stress his Heart might fail, even though he is not in Pain it is causing him stress Big Hugs to you and I will keep you updated no worrying ok Love you Sweet Friend very much
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
19 Mar 10
Poor gissi;( WELL, He's done his do in life and made you happy hasn't he? Just love the little devil and thank God for allowing you to have him. He's a special dog and God will be happy to have him home if Gissi goes. YOu still have time to love Gissi and give him everything he needs. You have been blessed with a wonder little fellow. Hang in there and let you love shine thru for Gissi. hugs, quita
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Quita He is better then what he was, sleeping a lot but better I will do my best to keep him with me for years it is just heart that they are concerned about with the stress of the other Illnesses but I am hoping this is the way up Big Hugs to you
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
21 Mar 10
HI Gabs, I am sorry bout Gissi but he's still with you and you are with him :) HIs stress level must be part of his breeding. I don't know but I am sure you of all people can help this little guy. He needs you now more than ever and I'm sure vica versa. Give him the rest he needs and he might just surprise you. Take care Gabs, BIG old hugs ! quita
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Mar 10
I hate this newsssssssss you hang in there lets hope that he is around longer than a few months maybe meds can get him unstressed. and all ya can do is love him till the time comes like we all do with our babies as you know we have lost 3 in the last 2 1/2 years. WE knew when it was time but they lingered alittle longer thatwe thought then just found them laying there all peaceful like! HUgssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss to you both!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
I hope so to He has improved so I am hoping it is going to go up for him now He is getting tired easy though but he has been through so much Love you big hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Mar 10
me too hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
18 Mar 10
Well, my heart is sad and my eyes are filled with tears, and that's when it is happening to your dog. If it were mine, I'd be a basket case.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Ambie he is doing a bit better, he is breathing much better and has a bit more Life in himself I will do everything to give this little Man more years I am not going to let him go till it really is his time Hugs to you
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@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I've been praying for him like crazy.
• United States
19 Mar 10
Hi gabs, I am so sorry to hear that Gissi is not doing good..My prayers will be with you and him..Thank God he is not in any pain..I have lost a few pets myself so I know how hard it is..All of them were great dogs and part of the family.. Maybe the medicine will make him better and he will be with you a good while longer..I pray that will be the case.. Much love and bunches of hugs to you and Gissi..
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Mcelhenney Gissi is better then what he was his breathing is better, he tires easy now though and I have not seen any blood in his stool, the Vet is concerned the stress of the things that are going wrong will affect his heart that is why I am to prepare myself for the worse, well I will do everything in my Power to keep the little Fellow with me for years Hugs to you
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
19 Mar 10
Picture of the "real" Polly, she was about 15 year - Picture of the "real" Polly, she was about 15 years old in this picture.
Gee wiz Gabs, its been a horrible sad time for you. I know how you feel. I have loved and lost many animals in my life. I've said a prayer for your Gissi. My poor Polly (yep thats how I got my mylot name) Is not doing real well. She is a small dog and is about 16 years old. She has a tumor on her abdomen, I think its probably a cancer. Surgery would kill her, I hate the thought of having her put to sleep. I feel so guilty, wishing there was something I could do for her. She is still eating and drinking ok, she gets around ok. She wags her tail when she walks around. Her hearing and sight is getting bad. I have asked God before she gets in pain and distress to just let her go to sleep and not wake up. It sounds horrible but I don't want her to suffer and I don't want to have to take her to get the shot. I included a picture of my Polly. I do hope your baby gets better, its heartbreaking when they are sick and hurting.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Polly she is beautiful And no it does not sound horrible that you want her to go sleep forever before she has Pain I have had Dogs all my Life, I have seen them go My last Dog Max I had to have put to sleep as he had Cancer, he was bringing up blood all the time He was to old to have surgery, he was in Pain, so I had to let him go, but he went in my Arms, I held him while he got the shot and for a long time after it broke my heart I really hope Polly gets through this with no Pain Gissi is doing better, his breathing is better, but he does tire easily now, but he is better and that is what counts, I will never give up on him, he is not in Pain I asked the Vet so I know he is not suffering Big Hugs to you and to your Polly
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
19 Mar 10
I will pray for Gissi to get better. I would kiss, hug and keep spoiling my dog if sick. In fact my older dog was not well during the winter with ear infection, but now she is doing well. She turned 11 in January this year. HUGS for you and Gissi from my "girls"
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Pola He is doing a bit better the breathing is easier I so hope that I will be able to keep him many more years I know I will do everything in power to do so Hugs back to you all from Gissi and I
@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
19 Mar 10
I'm so sorry to hear this, gabs. I do know what you are feeling and all you can do is love on him to the best of your ability. So long as he has good quality of life, you have to keep him going.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Believe me Elic I intend to do that his breathing is much better but he tires quickly at the moment He is livelier then what he was but I guess he will never be like he used to be But I do get lots of Kisses and cuddles lately lol
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@GardenGerty (98217)
• United States
19 Mar 10
I would love him up a lot, follow the instructions of the vet, and enjoy every minute I had with him.. I am sorry about all of this, just when you are finishing the move. I know the bills have to be paid. I would see if there was any special food to give him. I run in to a lot of people who give their dogs canned pumpkin as it soothes them and helps them have easier bowel movements. My cats have developed a taster for butternut squash or pumpkin puree when I make home made food.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Gerty He is doing better his breathing is better but gets tired easy now I asked the vet about his food and when I told him what I feed Gissi he said that is fine I will do my best to keep him with me for many Years as long as his Heart holds through As my Son said to me on the Phone he is a tough little Trooper, he sure is that
18 Mar 10
I am so sorry to hear your news hun, give Gissi a cuddle from me and Moomin. It's never easy to face up to possible bad news like this, all you can do is prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I really do hope that Gissi will be back to normal very soon sweetie.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Recycle He is breathing a lot better, he is a bit more Life full I did all the crying that afternoon, now I am concentrating on keeping the little Man here with me longer then the Vet thinks I miss his mischief lol but I am sure that will appear now and again It all started the Day we visited Tamara he was sick that morning, then he was ok, we set of he was fine, we where at Tamara's about 2 hours when he was sick all over me, took him to the vet the following Day who gave him 2 Injections then I noticed the Blood in his Stool and he went downhill again so back we went and that is when he just went down and I got the News Big Hugs back to you and Moomin of course
• United States
18 Mar 10
I am so, so sorry to hear the bad news. I will most certainly put you and Gissi in my prayers. I know my reaction if I had to deal with such news about one of my babies would be of fear, intense sadness then I would pray and hope for the best.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 10
Well Heather I have done a lot of crying since coming back from the Vet but I am trying to believe that I will have the little Fellow for a few more years I have to think this to keep me going I will do everything in my Power to try and help him not to stress to much over it all s it is his Heart they are concerned about Hugs to you and thank you xxx
@BarBaraPrz (19614)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Mar 10
Oh gabs, that's so sad. Hope he isn't in too much pain and that the tablets bring him back to his old mischievious self.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 10
Hi Bar He is not in any Pain, what the Vet is worrying about is with everything he has been through for the last couple of Months that his Heart might fail but no he is not in Pain just stressed and Confused I guess Hugs back I just hope I will have him longer I would be lost without him
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@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
19 Mar 10
Hi gbabs..This news really upsets me too. I feel like I know the dog just from your wonderful descriptive stories of him. I sure you feel as though youve been blindsided and rightfully so. My first thought would be to get a second opinion just to make sure the treatment prescribed is the right approach, but also understand the money thing..Oh do I understand that..My dogs need some medical attention right now as well and I just can't afford it now and have to put it off till next month. (I'm thinking about taking out pet health insurance that I've been reading about online.)It just dosent seem fair that because of money, medical attention can't be administered..not fair to them, thats for sure. Possibly though you could find a vet willing to work with you. You just have to stay strong and have faith that God will get you both through this set back. Try not to be too sad if thats possible. You have given him a great life and concentrating on all the love you shared with him and all the funny stories is the best medicine for you. Hey, miracles happen all the time, every day..He could turn around and start improving just as fast as he got ill. and thats what I am going to pray for starting tonight..Hang in there and you two will comfort each other. Its not over till its over and I just have a strong feeling that he is going to get better. Although 8-10 years is up there, some dogs live to be 17-18..I had a lab/dashound mix (yes you are reading that right!! One day I'll tell you about him) that lived to be 17 and in his elder years got sick a couple of times that gave us a terrible scare and he bounced back..Gissi Mischief is going to too..Hugs to you both and pm me and let me know his progress,,,and it will be progress..
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Sulsi I have the best Vet in the Area so I know I am getting the right information The other Vets Gissi has been to never detected the Heart Murmur never mind anything else so I know I can trust the vet Gissi's breathing is much better he still gets the attacks at times but he always has The Illnesses he is getting are common in Dogs at the age from 8 years old They are more worried about his heart giving up with the stress, he is not in Pain as I always get him there straight away He is tiring faster now though then what he used to but he has been through so much over the last 3 months Much love to you and big Hugs
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
20 Mar 10
Hi gabs..Good..It is always so comforting when you know and trust your vet. I'm praying hard for him everyday..xxoo
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
18 Mar 10
Dearest Gaby, My heart is breaking for you and the precious little guy. This is my question to you. Are you willing to fight at any cost? And by that I don't mean money cost. If Gissi is suffering, is it just too hard for you to let him go? Or would you feel better knowing that he is not in pain any more? My first question to the Vet has always been, is he in Pain? So much of the time they never really say. It's like they don't want to have any part in helping you make the right decision. Or should I say the best decision. I've had to make that decision many times over the years and if the Vet had given me a clear opinion, then I could have made a more clearr and decisive decision. Instead I walked away many timrs feeling guilty. I suspect I would have felt that way no matter what decision I made. Gaby, I'm sure if it comes right down to it, you will make the right decision. God Bless you Sweetie. Love Ya, Leenie
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Sweet No Gissi is not in Pain if he was I would do the right thing like I had to with my previous Dog I would put no pet through that as it is selfish and not fair He is breathing much better then he was and a bit more Life full But I have to say he will let me know now when he wants to go home when we go the Field which he never used to he just used to go and go He is resting a lot more then he used to I have had to make the decisions many time as well in the past and I always stayed with him and held them while they crossed over, I would not let them go alone, they left the World in my Arms But Sweet Gissi is in no Pain they are concerned with all the stress he is going through with all these Illnesses that his Heart might give up Love you and big Hugs always
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
20 Mar 10
Sweet Gaby, I know that Gissi is the world to you and I completely understand and feel the pain. You and Gissi have beenthrough so much together and my heart is crying for you both. Just know that Dexter and I are here with you. Our little darlings mean life to us and whatever happens, God is with you. Love You, Leenie
@gemini_rose (16193)
19 Mar 10
Gabs, I don't know what to say. I have a lump in my throat just reading this, its so awful, poor little Gissi. Poor both of you. I had similar things when my dog came to the end of her life. She had heart failure and everything in her body just began to pack up slowly and in the end I had to make the most hardest decision in my life. So I feel for you I really do. I was devastated, absolutely devastated when I was told she would be better off being put to sleep. My thoughts are with you xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
Hi Sweetie It is good to see you again Gissi is doing better, I am hoping he will go up now, they are worried about his Heart not being able to cope with all the Stress but at the moment he is doing ok but does get tired easy Big Hugs to you xxxx
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Mar 10
I'm so sorry to hear that my little friend is not doing well. We all have to go sometime, of course, but I was hoping that the little guy would outlive the odds and make it a lot more years. I hope he surprises us and does exactly that. But if not, my thoughts are with you and him.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 10
I hope he does Dawn, he has improved a bit but is very tired But he is a bit livelier then what he has been in days