Nike - Thank you, update and picture

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  1. Karrie and Maverick

    Karrie and Maverick Well-Known Member

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    My dog Nike is going through a real rough patch with her heart failure and now vestibular disease. Its been a week and she hasn't improved but her hear/lungs are having a hard time - especially today. I don't know what will happen or what I should be doing for her. Most dogs pull through the vestibular disease after a week of pure hell. But I think her heart is just tired. I have amazing support on the heart forum and people that have gone through this. I think we are at the point where the prayers from you guys are needed.
     
  2. Linda for Weezer

    Linda for Weezer Well-Known Member

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    Prayers for Nike and for you, Karrie.
     
  3. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Karrie, I'm so sorry to hear about Nike. I knew she had these medical issues with her heart. Prayers and vines for your sweet Nike and hugs and love to you. Keep us updated when you can.
     
  4. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    You have our thoughts and prayers, Karrie...
     
  5. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    ((((Karrie))))

    I hope this is just a glitch and Nike's meds need to be adjusted. In the meantime, vines, snowflakes, good thoughts, and lots and lots of hugs.
     
  6. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry Karrie - hugs to all there. I hope this is just a bump in the road, that things will improve. Positive healing thoughts from Mannie and I.
     
  7. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    So very sorry to read about Nike. Paws (of the kitty and puppy kind) are crossed for improvement soon. :YMHUG:
     
  8. mybuddybinks

    mybuddybinks Well-Known Member

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    Sending prayers, vines, hugs and a flurry of snowflakes to you and Nike, Karrie...

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  9. DD & Tinkerbell

    DD & Tinkerbell Well-Known Member

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    Prayers, snowflakes, healing vines, loves, hugs and Good Karma Wishes to you and Nike, Karrie.

    Desi, Tawny, Tinkerbell & Everybody Else
     
  10. Melissa & Tarragon

    Melissa & Tarragon Well-Known Member

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    Healing vines to dear Nike and you Karrie! Lots of paws crossed from my drooler and kitties that everything turns out ok. ((((Karrie))))
     
  11. Pat+Raja+Shadow

    Pat+Raja+Shadow Well-Known Member

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    A ton of snowflakes and healing vines for Nike.....thinking of you you all....hugs...
     
  12. Perry and Sooty

    Perry and Sooty Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear this - I sure hope Nike turns the corner soon and starts to get better.
     
  13. PeterDevonMocha

    PeterDevonMocha Well-Known Member

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    Awww poor nike .. prayers and healing thoughts from us to her .. Feel better sweet girl ...
     
  14. MikeysMom

    MikeysMom Well-Known Member

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    The gang and I are sending all the best thoughts to Nike!
     
  15. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    (((Karrie)))) Sending NIke all the prayers, white light, snowflakes, and healing vines we can muster! We hope she will rally and start to feel better soon.

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  16. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Dear Nike,
    I want you to get better very soon. I'm keeping my paws crossed for you. Let every day bring you some improvement. You are a lucky girl to have such a great mamabean to care for you. I'm sending you a beautiful bouquet of healing vines. Feel better!
    Love from,
    Rusty


    Hi ((((Karrie)))), Sending you lots of hugs and lots of strength and confidence to help Nike through this rough patch. I hope she'll be feeling well again soon.

    :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG:

    Ella
     
  17. CD and BigMac

    CD and BigMac Well-Known Member

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    Aww, Karrie, I'm sending you and Nike lots of hugs and prayers. I hope Nike can win this latest battle. She is such a sweet looking pup and very much loved by you. Lucky doggie.
    All my best to you and DH. ♡♡♡
     
  18. Lisa and Do Lou (GA)

    Lisa and Do Lou (GA) Well-Known Member

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    healing vines and snowflakes for Nike (((((Karrie))))))[​IMG]
     
  19. Jason & Belle (GA)

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    I'm sure you know about this medicine, but Enalapril did wonders for Belle. It helped her immensely.


    :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG:
     
  20. Georgia and Simon (GA)

    Georgia and Simon (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Karrie, I am sorry to hear about sweet Nike. I will be praying that there will be healing and Nike will get through this rough time. Many, many hugs to you and Nike!
     
  21. Ann & Tess GA

    Ann & Tess GA Well-Known Member

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    Sending vines and snowflakes for Nike. I hope it is just taking a littlonger than usual andthings will turn around soon.

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  22. Dyana

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    Sending beautiful healing snowflakes to Nike.
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  23. Karrie and Maverick

    Karrie and Maverick Well-Known Member

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    (((((((Thank you guys))))))). They mean the world to me.
     
  24. Sonia & Tom (GA)

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    Sending loads of positive vibes and hugs.
     
  25. Rocket & his Mom

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    (((Karrie & Nike))))

    you know i have been keeping you both in my prayers for a long time....

    sending more prayers your way.....
     
  26. Harley and Pattie

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    Sending prayers for for you and Nike.

    Pattie
     
  27. Randa & Mookie

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    We are holding you and Nike in our hearts and thoughts today.
     
  28. Violet and Garland

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    Sending lots and lots of prayers and healing vines (((hugs)))
     
  29. Barbara and tuffy

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    Karrie: Sending snowflakes, white light, healing vines and Reiki - Hope Nike feels better soon.
     
  30. Rocket & his Mom

    Rocket & his Mom Well-Known Member

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    Please keep those prayers coming

    Got email from Karrie...she has taken Nike to the vet for Xrays
     
  31. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    Karrie, I am thinking of you and Nike today and sending healing energy and vines to your sweet Nike.
    Liz
     
  32. Linda and Bear Man

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    (((Karrie))) and (((Nike)))

    Sending snowflakes and healing light.

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  33. Caryl & Sebastian & Alex (GA)

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    You got 'em from me Karrie. Prayers, vines snowflakes and lots of love and hugs to you and Nike

    xoxo
    C.
     
  34. Kathy and Kitty

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    Karrie, I am sending all the healing light and vines I can! I hope Nike improves. Please take care of yourself too.
     
  35. Karrie and Maverick

    Karrie and Maverick Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys. If you could keep her in your prayers for a few more days I would be forever grateful.

    Her xrays showed the obvious (enlarged heart pressing on her airway) but no edema in the lungs. But she is in atrial fibrillation. The vet we saw tonight prescribed a drug for this to slow her heart (on top of the typical heart failure medications that are worth their weight in gold). I can only ask for one more day and hope that I will save her from suffering by not waiting too long. I have to give her a chance to pull through. The vet tonight called her cardiologist at the University of Montreal to review the treatment plan also. I am so impressed with Dr. Oulette there and would recommend him to anyone.

    While I was holding Nike waiting for the bill, the vet that saw Maverick - the one that agreed to treat him according to the protocol came out. We switched Nike to her after Maverick passed. It was really hard to do, but I knew she'd get good care there. She had a great vet but they were too far away. They are expensive but I found the place I was searching for all along. She came out to see how Nike and I were doing. I wish I had found her for Maverick sooner.

    I can only be grateful for the time that I have with her. I know even if she got a miracle and lived another year, it wouldn't be long enough then either. I was told by her cardiologist in May 2010 that he'd expect around three months considering how bad her heart was. Up until last week you'd never know her heart was so bad. She is an amazing dog.

    Here is Nike from November 11 of this year:

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  36. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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    :YMHUG: :YMHUG: Karrie and beautiful Nike :YMHUG: :YMHUG:

    Thinking of you tonight.

    Ella & Rusty
     
  37. Roni and Moonie

    Roni and Moonie Well-Known Member

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    Prayers for Dear Nike & for a recovery from her current condition!
    Sending healing vines to her dear heart--Hugs & Love from us Karrie!!
     
  38. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    She's so gorgeous...and looks so happy. Our prayers are with you that you will have many more happy moments with her, Karrie. She has the best mom!
     
  39. Rocket & his Mom

    Rocket & his Mom Well-Known Member

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    You know you have my prayers...sending more your way

    Keeping you both close to my heart and prayers!!!!!

    (((((((((((Karrie and Nike)))))))))))))
     
  40. julie & punkin (ga)

    julie & punkin (ga) Well-Known Member

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    oh nike is absolutely darling! what a sweetheart - you can see her glowing personality in that photo!

    karrie, holding you & nike close to my heart and praying for some good news for you both. :YMHUG:
     
  41. Kathy and Kitty

    Kathy and Kitty Well-Known Member

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    You are being very strong. It's all we can do sometimes, but it isn't easy. Nike has the best, as Maverick did - love and care. Thinking of you.
     
  42. DD & Tinkerbell

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, Karrie, she is just gorgeous!

    We are all continuing to pray for her. ((((((((Nike)))))))) ((((((((Karrie))))))))
     
  43. Ronnie & Luna

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    ((((Karrie)))) sending you heaing vines for Nike, all fingers crossed
    what a sweet picture of her :YMHUG:
     
  44. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

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    ((Karrie))) sending more vines and prayers.
    Nike is so adorable, a beauty!
     
  45. Georgia and Simon (GA)

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    Karrie, thank you for sharing the picture of Nike. She is such a sweetie. I'm glad you found a vet that you really like and close by. If she was going to follow the protocol with your baby, Maverick, then she is definitely a keeper. I will be hoping and praying that the med works well and you have much more quality time with Nike. ((((Karrie and Nike))))
     
  46. Karrie and Maverick

    Karrie and Maverick Well-Known Member

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    Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers today. We really need them today.
     
  47. Jennifer & Saima (GA)

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    Nike is beautiful. You are both in my thoughts today.
     
  48. Rocket & his Mom

    Rocket & his Mom Well-Known Member

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    still praying Karrie......
     
  49. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    What a sweet girl! We've still got you in our thoughts and prayers...
     
  50. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

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    What a sweet photo of Nike. I am still keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  51. Karrie and Maverick

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    Thank you everyone. I thought I was going to lose her this morning but she is hanging in there and perked up. Adjusting the medication in case it was the med for her severe arrhythmia. I'm monitoring her heart rate to decide what the next options will be. Please keep her in your thoughts.
     
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