Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Quick update

Corbin's momma here again.  Corbin is hanging out at the vet's office today for further testing. 
Please, mom, don't leave me here!
Dr. Gordon was very worried about Corbin's pale gums and quietness - no matter how icky he's feeling, he's almost always a crazy dog at the vets.  She did an ultrasound of his abdomen to make sure everything looked okay - she was worried he might have a puncture in his spleen.  Everything looked normal -aside from a slightly enlarged liver, which is to be expected with his doses of prednisone.  She decided to take a glance at his heart and she noticed that it seemed to be enlarged.  She decided she wanted one of the other vets who is more familiar with heart issues to take a look at him, so he went in this morning and I'm waiting to hear what they found.
No wonder I have an enlarged heart... I'm a big time lover!
Although, the enlarged heart wouldn't necessarily explain the rapid weight loss.  Corbin weighed in at 61 lbs.  His normal weight is 70lbs, he was 68lbs a month ago when we went to the neuro specialist, 65lbs 10 days ago and 61 lbs last night.
Hard to believe my big macho muscle man is so thin... we even had to make his collar smaller because his neck has shrunk.  He has a lot of great vets looking after him and trying to figure out whatever it is that's causing all of these issues, although, Dr. Mike and Dr. Gordon don't believe the heart issue has anything to do with the ouchies he's been having.  Hopefully we'll be back with some good news, or at least a direction to head in tomorrow. 

Thank you everyone for your well wishes for my boy...  it's been a long 3 months and we appreciate everyone's support!


  1. Gia Here,
    I'm a recent follower and just wanted to say I'm rooting for ya big boy! GL and I hope they find what's causing the ouchies.
    - Gia

  2. Oh that sad sad face. I am really hoping they find something this time so they can start making it better

    Stop on by for a visit

  3. Keeping Corbin in our thoughts and prayers. Sending tons of good juju his way!! Hope the vet can figure out what is going on.

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Brutus & Ellie

  4. Oh Corbin, I just heard from Oskar that you are ill. I want you to know I am thinking of you and sending you healing thoughts. You get better please.
    Your buddy,

  5. Oh bless him. I hope everything is alright and they figure out what is going on soon.

  6. Corbin looks so sad. Get better fast Corbin. We are thinking and sending healthy and happy doggy vibes your way. And tell your mom you need some tasty treats.

  7. Thanks for the update. Please tell that Corbin that we love him sooooooo much!

  8. Hey Corbin!
    Wow, I'm so sorry you had to see your dogtor again. I really hope they find out what's going on so they can fix you up fast. I know this is no fun, but please know that I'm thinking of you, my good furiend, and sending you bunches of my bestest healing vibes.
    Grr and a Worried Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  9. Oh, sweet Corbin, we are all thinking about you and hoping you will be better soon. Keep us updated.

    All paws crossed.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. Corbin, you're going to need some nice steak & lots of treats to make up for those lost pounds just as soon as you're all better. We all knew that you had a big heart, that's cause it's made of gold!

    We are praying for you & your mommy.

    Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
    Oskar & Pam

  11. I think that some Steak Tenderloin´s will do the trick !
    Sending purrs and huggies.
    P.S I was sent over to you from Oskar

  12. I hope all turns out great for you, my friend....we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers....

  13. Ohmidogness, lookit that pouty lip in that first picture! I don't blame you a bit. But you be a good boy for those vet peoples so that they can figure out what's making my sweet, handsome furend feel so bad. I'm sending you oodles and oodles of brindle kisses and snuggles. Please get better soon.

    Hopeful wiggles & wags,

  14. What frustration!!! Paws crossed that it's sorted out soon. We want our man back to his old handsome self....not that he's any less handsome now.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

  15. Those sad eyes and pouty mouth got the LB all misty-eyed. Shez, humans.

    I know you are going to get better and stop making your momma all kinds of worried. We are all here for you Corbin and we loves you tons and tons and tons.

    Big hugs!!

    Your pal, HoneyBuzz

  16. We are with you Big Guy, keep have to teach those adoptees manners after all.

  17. Corbin, I always KNEW you had a HOOOOOGE LOVING HEART.
    Now about this bein sickie and stuffs.. Buddy we are all here crossin our paws and sendin you SUPER PAWERFUL VIBES and TONS of LOVE. PLEASE get WELL QUICKLY!!

  18. Still here with crossed paws and lots of prayers.

  19. Corbin, we heard you are not doing so well from our friend, Oskar. We want you to know we are purring and purraying that you get well soon.

    Mindy, Moe, Cookie & Mike

  20. We all know you have a big heart!
    My paws will be crossed for you until you get good news!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  21. 3 months is incredibly long to wait to understand what's going on. My biggest and best of wishes for your beautiful boy with such a big heart.

  22. Paws crossed that they figure out what it is and get Corbin better real soon! BearHUGS and MomHUGs!

  23. I hope you will get some answers soon. Its sad to look at Corbin now. I can see his bones. Poor guy. Our thoughts are with you and i hope with all the paws crossed for him... he'll be on the mend soon.

    many hugs.
    Dommy + Anny

  24. This is so scary. We upped our crossed paws to good vibes and prayers
    Benny & Lily

  25. Poor baby. I'm so sorry to hear that you guys are going through this. We're thinking about you!

  26. Corbin, I am crossing paws so hard and wishes my best wishes. My pal Tweedles and I are going to drop a huge load of magic bubbles down on you, so please watch for them. Mommy prays for you every day. You really are keeping these doctors on their toes, but I hope it is soon soon soon that they find a happy solution to Corbinitis.

    Loveys Sasha

  27. Corbin - that pouty lip in the first photo. You know how to work it. C'mon, kid - get better! You're too cute not to feel wonderful! Hugs and kisses to you, honey!

  28. This is so totally frustrating. Corbin, you sure are a good boy to be so brave at the vet. I am sure they will figure it out.


  29. We are keeping y'all in our prayers. I hope that they can find what's wrong with him soon :( hugs!

  30. Gosh, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there's anything we can do. Love you, Corby!

  31. We here at Animals Lovers----love you Corbin and are praying hard for you!!!

  32. Dang Corbin pal >:| We've got to get you back to a healthy state! Sure hope your team of vets have their AHA moments asap! Sending you healing vibes pal.m Mom sends hugs too.

    Waggin at ya,