Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Corbin Update

Corbin's momma here again... Corbin refuses to drink, so we've been back to the vet yesterday afternoon and this morning to get some fluids, he won't even let them take him in the back to do it, so he sits in my lap and the tech comes into the exam room for him. He's still in a lot of pain, so we have some pain killers to try.  He's eating very well, and I've been adding tons of water to his food, but it just doesn't seem to be enough.  His gums are very pale.

He's a sure hit at the vets, everyone loves him and he's actually being a really good patient - as long as I'm with him.  He won't let me out of his site, even at home.

Very strange... the typical symptoms for this are vomiting, diarrhea and fever.  He doesn't have any of those symptoms.  Hopefully today is the day he turns around and starts feeling better.  I'd be much more relieved if he'd drink on his own.  I'm going to pick up some meat baby food and try to add that to the water to see if it will interest him.  I keep telling his dad we need to move closer to the vet... it's a 40 minute drive, but well worth it for great vets.

Oh, Corbin...

We're so very thankful for everyones love and support.  Sorry we haven't gotten around to visit... hopefully tomorrow will bring some good news!

Corbin's momma, Jenn

PS.  I'd also like to thank Emily from Our Waldo Bungie for Corbin's sweater.  Corbin has been wearing it to help him keep warm in the house and on his trips to the vet... when he's so dehydrated, he shivers and shakes, and the sweater helps to calm and warm him.  Everyone at our vet office loved it too, we're very thankful for it!


  1. Hey Corbin.
    Wow, I sure hope all of my healing vibes help you get well right away. Please drink and stay warm so you can get back to your old self. Crossing my paws for you.
    Grr and a Concerned Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  2. Corbin, we are hear to encourage you to drink, drink, drink. We are glad you are making baby steps on your recovery but we would really like to see you acting all Cracker like real soon. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  3. Corbin, you do look ever so sad in the picture Momma posted. Please get to feeling better, we are worried about you.

  4. I've got my paws crossed that Corbin will drink water soon.

  5. Dude,

    If the look on your face is any indication, you got the sickies awful bad! We have you in our thoughts and have our paws crossed for a speedy quick recovery! Good for you for making sure that your momma is near at all times - there's nothing like the mommas to make things better!

    Sam and Pippen

  6. Poor Corbin - he sure looks unhappy. We hope today is his lucky day - c'mon, Corbin - let's go, drink, drink, drink!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Dear Corbin, please drink for your mum and dad. We all want you to get better asap. We love you studly. Sending all our hugs and slobber. No worries, (cause you WILL drink today, right mate?), and love, Stella and Rory

  8. We are all thinking of you Corbin and mom. Paws Crossed. We hope you feel better soon.

  9. We are just so sad for Corbin. We're sending our most powerful healing vibes. And some hugs for all of you.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Come on Corbin, you can do it pal, I know you can!!! Purrs and hugs big guy, we all love you!

  11. Come on Corbin you can do it honey, we hate seeing you looking so sad. You have a wonderful Mommy thank goodness so we know you are getting the VERY best of care. Go have a drink sweet boy please for us you will start feeling better if you drink

    Lots of love & Oooodle of healing vibes
    Momma Tea, Uji, Ronnii & Izzy
    xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx

  12. Oh Corbin..... I am so so sorry I didn't know you were poorly. It's been crazy busy at our house and we are way behind with our visits.

    We are rooting for you now. Come on boy!!!

    Lots of love and licks, Winnie

  13. Nows Corbin, I don't likes dis at alls!!!!! You looks pitifull and dat makes me sad.
    Please hurry up and gets betters...I am sending you my thoughts and good vibes to you and to your mom.
    If you need anything then you just lets da Puddles knows.


  14. Oh Corbin, please get better soon

    Stop on by for a visit

  15. (((((((((((((((((Corbin))))))))))))))))), I am sending a big big big hug and lots of love. Please drink and keep getting better. I bet tomorrow will be a good day for Corbin.

    licks and sniffs and loveys Sasha

  16. Aren't Moms the best medicine? Stick close and drink up, buddy!

  17. Oh Corbin! We are so worried about you! You need to get better soon. I am glad you have a great vet. Just keep eating and you will feel better.

    On a side note, I showed your blog to Lola's dad and he could not get over what a great looking guy you are!!

  18. OoH Corbin,

    Am I gonna have to come over and make you drink? You know I will do it my furiend. :)
    PULEEZE start drinkin' cuz you will get better faster and dat is what all of us want. No worries 'bout missin' my pawty cuz after you is all better we will celebrate in da furs!

    We luvs you!
    Maggie Mae, Max and mom

  19. Well, I'm not happy to hear that Corbin is still feeling so sick but I am glad to hear that his sweater is keeping him warm. Keep us posted! We're thinking of him!

  20. Corbin my dear BUDDY!!! You are scaring us.. you MUST MUST drink ... Has your mom tried some diluted chicken or beef broth??

    I am so very VERY worried about you and your MOM too. I have my paws crossed and am praying that you will DRINK and start to feel better soon.

    I know what you mean about your Vet being 40 mins. away.. Mine is more like 45 or 50... except when we have an EMERGENCY... Then my mom or dad do those Perry County ROLLING STOPS... Only peeps that Live in Perry County are allowed to do those.. Well, that is what my MOM says anyway.
    VIBES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  21. You gotta drink up, buddy! We want you to feel better.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and angel Maggie

  22. Dog gone it Corbin. Do I have to come there and drag you into a lake with your mouth open to make you swallow the wet stuff? Do I.....I will, I swear I will.

    Or I'll make Allred move in with \you until you are feeling better. That should be a good incentive to drink.

    Please buddy...DRINK UP

    Every pup is worried about you

  23. Hey Corbin - why don't try slurping on some Ice....maybe that will help you get the water you need,

  24. Corbin, you GOTS to drink, my sweet furend! And I don't mean beer either. I mean good ol' fashioned water. Okay? Just a little? For ME?

    I'm upping my brindle vibes to ELEVEN so hopefully that will help you start feeling better really, really soon. Every single one of us out here in Blogville have our fingers and toes and paws crossed for you.

    Hopeful wiggles & wags,

  25. This just breaks my heart, Corbin! Please, please, please drink liquids so you'll get better and won't have to keep going back to the vet's office!

    Keeping The Corbin in my thoughts and prayers.

    Feel better soon, big guy!

  26. Corbin you looks so sad it makes me sad :(. I sure hopes you feel better buddy, drinking will help - you gots to do it. Is it possible for you Momma to feeds you gravy mix instead of the broth, maybe you like that better? What about soft food too? I know when kitteh sister Ellie had all those problems last year and momma & dad had to syringe feed her they used wet food and water and squirted in he mouth. She didn't really like it but she refused to eat or drink. Since you are eating maybe soaking even soft foodables will help? I knows your momma is taking good cares of you.

    woof - Tucker

  27. Corbin,

    Our mama reads your blog to us and we love to look at your photos & follow along on your adventures! We want you to feel better soon, so please start drinking some water!


    Your #1 fans in Tucson, Arizona

    Lola Lulu & Gatsby
    (and their mama, Garnet, too)

  28. Corbin dearest, you feel better soon! And drink your water for momma like the good boy that you are, ok?

  29. What a sweetheart. We're rooting for you, and hoping that you get better very soon! <3

  30. Corbin - we hope you feel better soon!!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

  31. Khome on Corbin!!!

    Please please please drink!!!

    Maybe woo need some Pedialyte stuff


  32. We are still thinking of you, sending Corbin all the strength we can muster. Our K didn't have the "typical" pancreatitis symptoms in 2 of her 3 bouts either. Dehydration was her main symptom in the atypical bouts. I really hope that you can get Corbin to drink. Or, perhaps they could teach you how to give subcutaneous fluids yourself? Our vet taught us. It's really easy, and it helps a lot in your situation.

    Please tell Corbin that I voted for him to be Mayzie's date!

    We're keeping all fingers and paws crossed for you.

  33. I am so sorry to hear that Corbin won't drink! We need to fix this fast!! Tell Puddles to send beer. Get him some chicken broth. OH CORBIN, please get better!!!!

  34. Oh Corbin ...... I feel so sad to hear you are still feeling bad. We are all so worried about you, and I know your mom must be all crackers with da worry too!!

    We are,thinking bout you, crossing our paws, and saying a prayer that you feel better soon!

    Love,and lots of hugs

  35. Corbin just think of it was yummy meaty juice and not just water....drink, drink, drink. I'm happy to hear you are eating.

    Did they have a diagnosis for what is causing you all this discomfort?

    We are still praying for you our new friend. Snuggle up with Mom and Dad. You will be all better soon.


    PeeS: I found this link thought you or others might be interested. It's a site kinda like WebMD but VetMD for pets and they have a live chat with veterinarians so you can ask questions. Here is the link: http://www.web-dvm.net/symptomchecker.html

  36. Oh, Corbin, we are most worried about you. What KB said about giving subcutaneous fluids is valuable so you might want to check it out with your vet. We know your pawrents are doing their very best for you, but you have to meet them halfway and start drinking.

    Paws crossed super tight, Jed & Abby

  37. Corbin, please listen to your mom and drink lots of water. Get well soon, dear!!!

  38. Dear Corbin - You gotz to chase those sickies away by drinking. Maybe you should just close your eyes and pretends you are da Puddles and the water is beer!

    Maybe your mom can ask the vet about giving you IV fluids at home. I know it's scary for our moms to have to do stuff like poke us, but it hurts them more than it does us. It isn't that hard to do and your vet can give you lessons. That's why my mom did when my angel brother was this with this. It sure did help my angel brother a lot.

    I gotz my paws crossed for you Buddy. After all, you did save me from ZOMBIES once! hehe

    xo - HoneyBuzz

  39. Corbin,
    I'm so glad you are home. (Read about your little episode at the hospital so you could get released early - you're something pal Shakin my head) I'm thinkin your Mom has a real good idea spikin your water with meat juice. Better drink it up. I'm thinkin if you do maybe you could have spiked water on a daily basis ;)

    Feel better pal!

    Waggin at ya,

  40. This is worrisome. Hopefully the vet is considering other possibilities for what is causing his illness. I know the tests for pancreatitis came back positive, but there could be other things going on as well. Not drinking is very alarming and I know how worried you must be. The baby food mush is a great idea, but nothing like IV fluids to keep a body hydrated.

    Please keep us posted. We are all here for you and sending out best thoughts.

    Mango Momma

  41. Oh Corbin, please get better! You know you are our hero around here and we need you to get well and keep inspiring us with all your rescue work. I am sending you all my best yorkie vibes - please try to eat and drink today.

    Your pal, Pip

  42. Sending hugs and our healing golden vibes to you, Corbin. We hope you feel and get better super soon. (We like to stay close to our Momma too if something is scary...)
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  43. Get better soon Corbin. Sending lots of feel better doxie vibes your way.

    What about some chicken broth in the water?

    Love Ruby & Penny

  44. Ello for you Corbin. I am sorry to be readin you still not well. I do send some wuzzes for you and I ope to see better news after da weekend. When i am ill and dussnt drink we haz somefing called Marmite (wot be a yeasty spread) wot mum dissolve in warm water and i noms that down. I dunno if you got dat in America. You can see it at marmite.com