Monday, February 16, 2009

Pancreatitis

I've hijacked Murphey's blog to explain where we have been and why we haven't been blogging. Murphey had been acting lethargic, not eating too well, and he even attacked Reilly a few weeks ago. All this seemed unusual but the vet couldn't find anything wrong. Then he started really not eating, and when the vomiting and diarrhea started we rushed back to the vet and found out he had Pancreatitis. That required a few nights stay at the vet hospital and now he (and Reilly) are going to be on a low fat diet. The hope is that this is just a one time acute attack, but diet and monitoring will become a regular part of life around here. I just want my little guy to feel better soon.

Oh, and Reilly hates the food, but since I have a hard time keeping them out of each others bowls, the same food for both. Strangely enough, Mini Schnauzers that are over weight (Reilly) are more prone to pancreatitis so the diet is a good idea for him too.

We promise to catch up and start blogging again soon, but for right now I am too busy taking care of my sick pup.

Kathleen

14 comments:

Joe Stains said...

omdog, we are so sorry to hear this!! We are sending healing vibes and hope it was only a one time thing.

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to hear that! I hope Murphey is doing better now!
Paws crossed for him!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

erin said...

Oh that sounds really icky, Murphey. I hope you feel better soon and make a full recovery! I'll keep my paws crossed for you too.
Woof,
Keeley

The Airechicks said...

Oh...glad Murph is going to be okay - yes only a one time thing we hope.

There's a lot of good veggies & fruits that make wonderful snacks....Just a shift in direction.

Hopefully Reilly won't be too upset for too long....

XXoooXXoooXxoo

Amber-Mae said...

We're so sorry to hear about this. We hope the low fat diet will help them...

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Snowball said...

I hope Murphey get well soon. We will be sending good thoughts your way.

Luv
Snowball

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are sending lots of AireZen your way! We hope Murphey feels better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

the 4 Bs said...

that's terrible about Murphey. we are sending him our healing vibes, poodle power and power of the Bs to get better fast. we hope you can find some food that everyone will like. our friend, Bailey Blue, the kerry blue terrier (not our Bailey) has pancreatitis too and she's been eating cottage cheese and rice balls, which she doesn't like either.

our vet told us once that schnauzers get overweight easily and they look like little german sausages. we thought that was funny, but not so much if it makes them sick.

get better soon, Murphey, okay?

woofs.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Murphey,
We're sorry to hear you have pancreatitis. Our Papa had it, was in the hospital for 2 weeks, but has never had an attack since. He just watches what he eats. So stick to your diet & you should be just fine. We're praying for you!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Poppy said...

I'm sorry you are sick, Murphy! My cousin Patrick the cat had pancreatitis once. It is sure not fun at all. I really hope you feel better. I am a little sick right now too...my esophagus is enlarged, but it's getting better.

Poppy

Boo Casanova said...

hi kathleen,

so sorry to hear about murphey. sending lots of love to both murphey and reilly.

wet wet licks

Boo

Stanley said...

WHOA! Murph is the 2nd dog in the past week I've heard being diagnosed with pancreatitis. Sounds like you did right by my buddy in getting him back tot he vet so soon! I hope he's already starting to feel better. I'm sending a boatload of healing goob smooches!

YOu all take care of yourselves!

Goober love,
Stanley

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I just drop by to check on you and found you got pancreatitis.
I'm sending you healing vibes right now, please take care, love and hugs.

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Oh no, I hope Murphey get well soon. We will miss you guys.

slurpy licks,
Twinkle