Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sam has returned!

That is the good news. We had one very traumatic day. It started out with the "t" word, which pretty much caused both Aaron and I to panic - me a little worse. Even though Sam was eating all right and had no more blood in his poop, our vet could not stop the diarrhea. She called this morning to let me know she suspected a tumor in his intestines, and recommended we bring him for an ultra sound at the oncologist. She wasn't entirely sure this was the case, but wanted to rule it out as a possible suspect. It was a joy to see him again and to have him in the truck with us, although he smelled pretty rank after 5 days at the vet. We didn't care!

Sam was in heaven at the Oncologist, where he was reunited with his favorite vet tech Jenny. He also got to meet a new doctor, Dr. Jones. They kept him for an hour and did an ultrasound. To our relief the ultra sound came back clear. Talk about wanting to cry again! We were supposed to bring him back to our vet, but decided enough is enough. We brought Sam home. He still has the runs, but we have been supplied a variety of pills and such to give him along with a detailed menu. Sam will be eating better than us for the next week!

We still don't know why he has the runs, but both vets agree that with time his stomach and intestines may settle enough to solve the issues. I won't feel completely relieved until he is 100% better, but Aaron and I are both very happy to have our boy home again!

First off, Sam got a bath. He smelled terrible! Of course, he wasn't happy with the whole thing...

He then spent some time reuniting with the carpet!

They shaved a rather larger patch of fuzz for his ultrasound!

We are just happy to have him home!


  1. Ohhh, I'm so relieved to hear Sam's home! But we hope those nasty runs disappear very soon. Sam, YOU must be sooo happy to be home and cuddled by your peeps, eh? We've come to love you lots too!
    Hugs xo

  2. Now this is GOOD news and we love to see good news. We so hope his diarrhea goes away, have you tried fasting him for a day and then giving him just chicken and rice or something bland and mild?

    We are sending our best wishes for sweet Sam to get better.

    Hugs, the OP Pack

  3. Yea!!!!! Sam is home!! I am very glad you have good news. I hope he continues to make a full, speedy recovery.

  4. Hi Sam

    We have seen you around at several of our friends and wanted to come by and say hi but the first day we came was when you got sick. We are glad to hear you are feeling better and hope you feel 100% soon. Come and visit us when you get a chance.

    Tucker and Daisy

  5. Yea!! I'm so glad Sam is back home and I hope that he feels much better soon! We had a puppy at the puppy park who was having stomach problems and it turned out to be rawhide. Hopefully, the new diet will give him a chance to get back on his feet!

  6. We are so happy Sam is home with you, and the ultra sound was clear. Maybe being back home, where he is comfortable and relaxed will help his system get back to normal. That is so stressful and I hope everything will be 100% normal soon for you and sweet Sam!

  7. I am so happy to hear Sam is home!
    Hope he is fully recovered very soon.


  8. Oh we are so happy that Sam is home! Haroooooooooooo!!!!
    It's such good news that he doesn't have the "t". Big relief!

    Sam & June

  9. Oh, poor Sammy. Glad his ultrasound was clear.

  10. We're so glad you're HOME, Sam! And YEA! for a clear ultrasound!!!
    I hope your poopers get back to normal VERY soon - maybe being HOME will be the perfect medicine!
    PS: REally sorry to hear about the b-a-t-h!

  11. Good to see you back with your peeps. Sometimes cuddles cure everything. Vets are nice but there is no place like home.

  12. We're so happy the T word was a negative and that sam is home! Those are probably stress runs with all that time at the vet, bet lots of snuggles will cure them:)

  13. BIG sigh of relief!!! Hugs hugs hugs! We are so glad Sam is home, doing ok, and just relaxing at home.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose and her mom

  14. OMG! Mom and I have been so absent!

    We're having problems to see the right side of my blog too. BUA!

    I didn't know you've been sick! BUA! I'm so sorry! Now that you're home I think you will feel much more comfortable and get better.

    Mom and I are sending good vibes to you and your family.

    Please, keep us up to date.


  15. ohmigosh, we're glad you're back, Sam!
    I know what will cure you! All the love your hoomans have for you!