Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day #5

Corbin's momma here again. No real changes today. He did sleep a little better last night, so I'm hoping the pain meds are kicking in. He's still not drinking on his own but we've been doing an okay job tricking him into drinking. Hopefully we'll find some answers tonight, our appt is at 7pm.

On another note, like Corbin's current situation isn't stressful enough, I fell this morning and have a bad ligament strain in my ankle. So I'm on crutches for the next 6+ days. The fun just never stops!

Thanks for everyone's support. It's been so helpful to read all the comments and emails. I've written up some notes and suggestions to bring with us tonight.

Keep those good vibes coming for my big fella!!!

Corbin's momma, Jenn


  1. Glad Corbin (and you) got some rest last night. Hopefully that means he will start feeling better soon.

    We are sending all our good vibes your way for your appointment tonight.

    1. I've been away from the computer for awhile, and I didn't realize Corbin was so sick. Thinking of you guys....

  2. Hope he's better soon (and you too!)

    Tank's Asst.

  3. I am sending healing vibes to both of you now. Good luck at the vet tonight. I hope he can give you some answers.


  4. Boy we had Mom break out the good treats today. With your momma falling and hurting her ankle. Your house needs lots more healing drool. So we have started the healing drool back up at our house and the buckets should be arriving later today. Corbin we really need for you to start drinking regular and begin to feel better. We hope the vets have some good answers for your tonight. We will be keeping our paws crossed. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  5. Oh never rains but it poors. We have all our paws crossed that they have some answers for the big guy must be so scary not being well.

  6. Puggie juju continues to flow your way, big guy. We'll be looking for a good report after tonight's appointment.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  7. I am so sorry to read that you are injured also, sometimes it just never stops. Thanks for the update and we wish all of you all the best(and as soon as possible).




  8. Love you both
    Jenn be careful
    feel betterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr <3

  9. Got everything crossed for improvement for your darling boy
    Momma Tea
    xxx xxx

  10. Thanks for the update. We are all still sending healing purrs. Love ya Corbin!

  11. Paws crossed for both of you.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Corbin you gots to get better soon buddy! I hope the medicine helps and you get some more answers soon. It breaks my heart to hear he is in such pain.

    woof - Tucker

  13. Oh we are so very sorry to hear all of this is happening. We will be praying hard for some answers to come very soon and that Corbin will find something that he wants to drink.

    Come on Corbin, we love you & are rooting for you.

    Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
    Oskar & Pam

  14. Big crackery vibes comin your way cracker corbin! Keep us posted,
    Loki, juno, and wild dingo

  15. OK... now I am sending YOU some special Ankle VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I think that it is good that Corbin is now holding his own.. since he isn't getting Worse... that MUST mean that he is getting ready to get Better.
    I have my paws so tightly crossed fur BOTH of you.

  16. Corbin is in our thoughts and prayers....please keep us posted....Sorry you got hurt too....take care....

  17. We just heard that Corbin needs the Power of the Paw. Sending White Dog Army healing energy and positive thoughts for both Corbin and you.

  18. We're sending lots of AireZen for both of you! We hope you both feel better soon!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and angel Maggie

  19. Oh, no, CorbinMomma! I'm so sorry you gots hurt. That is NOT what you need right now, that's for sure.

    I'm SO hoping you gets some answers about Corbin tonight. Paws crossed!


  20. If Corbin is sleeping better then so are you and that's a good thing. What's with the crutches? ARG! Can't you get a walking boot?

    Mango Momma

  21. When it rains, it always pours. Sorry to hear about your fall on top of everything else you're going through.

    We still have all our paws crossed and the prayers will be sent until all is back to normal at your house again. Hang in there....things will start getting better.

  22. Can you use Pedialyte for hydration? I know a long time ago we used it for a ferret. Sometimes the formulas change and what was pet friendly may not be now.

    By vet recommendation we have added a bit of corn syrup to food to persuade eating maybe that would work with water too.

    I also read that coconut water is just as good as Gatorade for replenishing hydration and it's all natural. My mom likes to drink it but I don't know if a doggie would drink it.

    I hope you get some helpful information tonight.

    Corbin my new friend....DRINK, Please :)

    Maybe this will perk you up a bit...I've caught one of my sisters looking at your blog pictures;) Can you guess which one?

    Feel Better,

  23. Will Corbin share his pain meds with you? Just kidding - we are so sorry you are having such a hard time. It never rains but it pours. Hopefully something good comes out of tonight's appointment for Corbin. We all have our paws crossed and Mom is adding her prayers and good thoughts.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. Wow, I have your whole pack in my thoughts and prayers. More strong Sarge vibes coming to you both. Corbin, my furiend, I am hoping you have a good dogtor visit and get better so super fast. Hugs.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  25. All that AND you fell too??? Oh...we have you guys in our thoughts and prayers too....Kisses to Corbin for us...we are sending an express load of terrier zen...


    Scruffy, Lacie Beastie and Stanny and their Mumsie

  26. Oh man, I've done that!! Six weeks in a brace!

    Corbin, what is going on? We need to find you a good doctor and fix you!!

  27. I thought of Corbin many times today. I imagine that your appointment has happened by now. I hope that Corbin is feeling better. I think of you often.

    And, darn, I'm so sorry about your ankle. When it rains, it pours.

  28. Paws crossed for you both! Come on Corbin, we know you can do it! You have to get better so you can take care of your mom's ankle.

    Your pal, Pip

  29. Oh jeez. Isn't it worse when you fall and hurt yourself on your own and can't blame it on the dogs? I sprained my foot (behind my toes) by tripping over snow fencing at an agility trial and was out of work for 6 weeks and had to wear an orthotic boot for months. I couldn't even say I hurt it doing agility or playing with the dogs, I did it by tripping over a fence that I shouldn't have been climbing over anyway. Oh well!

    Fingers/paws are still crossed for Corbin, and now you too. I'm glad you were able to trick him into drinking a bit. I hope the pain meds are helping.

  30. I've been thinking about poor Corbin a lot and hoping that he'd start drinking and getting better. It's so hard when pets are in pain and there's nothing you can do to help them. Good luck and I hope you get some answers at the vet's appt.

    Sorry to hear about the ankle. As KB said, when it rains, it pours!

  31. Corbin has been in our thoughts. I'm glad that he slept a little bit better last night, and I hope he improves very soon!!!!

    And I'm so sorry about your ankle! When it rains, it pours! Hang in there.

  32. Maybe your ankle injury is the 'other shoe' and things will start getting better from now on. We are also thinking of Corbin frequently and praying for his full recovery. And now you, too.

    Jed & Abby

  33. Glad to hear of the little improvements. Still sending love

    Stop on by for a visit

  34. Corbin dude you've got to get better pal. Hope your appointment gave you some good options to try. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending you oodles of wellness vibes pal!

    Corbin Mom hang in there. Sorry to hear about your ankle. :( Mom says crutches are a pain in the pits! Hope you have some cushy ones :)

    Wags and Hugs,
    Roo and Mom

  35. We are praying very hard fur our good furiend Corbin and fur you sweet momma Jenn.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  36. Hey Jenn! I wrote to my sister last night, and here's what she had to say... not sure if there's anything useful here, but you never know:

    "I'm just wondering- are they unsure whether this could be just pancreatitis, or are concerned that it could be something else? An ultrasound could help if they are truly unsure of the cause of his abdominal pain, though it sounded like the clinical pathology was pointing to pancreatitis.

    Acute pancreatitis can be VERY painful. It's important to keep him hydrated and comfortable while this is going on. I believe treatment is largely supportive and looking for underlying conditions, which could be something that he ate (something very fatty), could be immune mediated, or pancreatic duct obstruction, etc.

    So aggressive fluid therapy, pain meds, anti-emetics, fasting (and eventual introduction of oral fluids) is probably the plan for now. If he's not eating for a prolonged period of time (>3-4 days), they might consider IV nutrition. Actually, I believe oral feeding is contraindicated in canine pancreatitis patients- they need the inflamed pancreas to settle down. Maybe they shouldn't be attempting to feed him for now? Also, our nutritionist was not a fan of feeding baby food- I don't quite remember why, but I think it doesn't actually have the low fat/low protein content that you want.

    It sounds like they are working very closely with their veterinarian and supporting him. I hope he feels better soon!"

  37. Oh carefuls wiv yourself. More healin forts from da uk comin your way...woof

  38. Corbin has been on my mind....I couldn't wait to see what the vet said but no post....I hope all went well....PLEASE get well Corbin! You are in our thoughts and prayers, my friend.