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Puttinqueen

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It's been 9 months without my Rascal and then we took Kohl, our black lab into our lives... a spirited boy, but gentle and I always kept him safe, always.  Last week he went in to get neutered and we had to leave him out of his crate, but still the house was puppy proof, until this morning when I left for work and left my coat across the stairs so he wouldn't pass the mitten box... he ate my poppy that I had just bought and now I'm afraid he has eaten it; it is no where to be found.   Just the poppy, the needle is gone along with the black middle.  So my pup that I had tried so hard to protect is potentially dying with a needle in his insides... Is it not in the cards for me to be happy, to have a new baby to get over my grief.  I'm so scared and so guilty for letting him down.  What will I do if I loose him?

Ghatten

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}{{{{{Puttinqueen}}}}}{

CALL YOUR VET!!!!!   this can be remedied if you act quickly. and a quick Xray will let you know if he did infact eat it.

many, many, many prayers for Kohl


diane

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I agree with Rhonda, call your vet asap.  

Praying it all works out.

Love,  Diane
Darian

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I agree,  and remember that it is just a pin on a poppy, not a needle.  This is alot more flimsy than a needle so it may be okay.  There' s a chance that he carried it away and did not even eat it but it's best to let your vet make sure.  You didn't do anything to feel guilty about!   You're obviously a caring Mom.

Ghatten

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How is Kohl today?

twinkiesmom

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My kitty, Bailey ingested a needle and thread many years ago.  The vet did surgery to remove both and Bailey made a full recovery.  Please call your vet ASAP.

Twinkiesmom
judesmom

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get him into the vet now!!!!   this happened to my cousin's dog when he was a pup.    her son came home with a carnation pinned to his shirt for a school function.   their dog angus decided he wanted it for himself and b4 anyone could react, angus jumped up, grabbed the carnation and wolfed it down-pin and all.    they took him immediately to their vet.  xrays showed the pin in his digestive tract.    surgery was performed and many years later angus is still here enjoying life.    please don't waste 1 minute.    time is of the essence here.   please let us know what happens. 

and yes you will be happy.   this is just one of the 'stupid' things in life that happens to all of us.    we can pre-plan everything all we want and something sometime always goes awry.    it's just life.    
Puttinqueen

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Hi everyone, so far Kohl is fine, now thinking maybe he didn't find it although neither can I.  Surgery is not an option for us after just loosing Rascal and having Kohl neutered... Thank you for all of your prayers.  I'm trying to bulk him up with food but I can't see him eating something so sharp.  Thank you all again,  here's hoping.  I just pray he will be ok.

Rascal and Kohl's mom, Cathy
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Hi Cathy,
I am sorry to hear that little Kohl is giving you so much trouble. I can understand how you feel after loosing your precious Rascal. Please take care and try to get Kohl's X-Rays as soon as possible. The surgery to remove the pin may not be necessary and the X-Rays will ensure that he is OK. The pin, if left, would cause sever damage to his stomach and intestines causing infection and bleeding into his abdominal cavity. Painful and fatal at the end. Or try to do everything possible to find that missing pin.

Praying for you, your Kohl, and Rascal.
Roman

Ghatten

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Cathy

i can understand the financial concern - talk with you vet and see if he will work with IMOM or a similiar group, perhaps he can guide you as to who best to contact
Puttinqueen

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Thank you all for your kindness, Kohl is still the same bumbling, over active, happy boy.  I am so torn as to what to do.  It's not that I don't care about what happens to him, I am a mess.  Vet bills here can cost you as much as $700 for an x-ray, and with our house and bills, I don't know how I can do it.  I will talk to my vet and see what they say... I don't want you all to think of me as cheap or that I don't care, I've been his lifeline since he was neutered, scratching where he couldn't reach, and just letting him be sad and sore with his mom.   I just sometimes think it's not meant for me to have another fur baby.  All I needed was 8 hours of nothing and time let me down... Will keep you updated.

Love Cathy
Ghatten

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}{{{{{Cathy}}}}}{

No one here believes you don't care - this economy has been so very hard on so many . . . . . . that was why i mentioned http://imom.org/ - and there are a lot of others (i can't remember the rest by name - maybe someone else has the list and can post it?) i googled "financial assistance for pets in need" and found 271,000 results. You may also want to check with the local rescues and just explain what happened. And your vet may know of some resources also.

i am blessed that we can afford even expensive care at this time, but i am very aware that could always change. even with that we have still lost 10 just this year, and i have wondered sometimes is it because of me. your feelings are natural - a part of grief and worry, but that does not mean that you were not meant to have the love of another furbaby. actually, it likely means you care enough that you should - and you will be blessed with that love - and so will your furchild.
Ghatten

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how is Kohl?

Murphy22

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Call the Ontario Veterinary College or another veterinarian school or college close to you.  See if they know of any services that would x-ray Kohl as part of their training to students.  Even if they don't, They may have other great suggestions for you to try for help also. 

This could be serious for Kohl, please call around and see what services you can find.  Call your vet for suggestions too.  He may even say, just bring him in at no charge since he just did his surgery.  Try, Try, Try!
Sandie

Puttinqueen

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Thank you to all who replied.. Kohl must have done something with it because he is fine 2 weeks later... I'm still watching him but I'm wondering where the pin went, but so far, he is fine... I thank you all to those who said a prayer, I was a mess.  Don't get me wrong, I love him,he was my saviour after Rascal died of cancer.. and the funny thing is, now my husband said Kohl can have a friend, another baby Cairn but I am dragging my feet,... why I don't know.   It would heal my heart like nothing else but I am so afraid.. Maybe the memories, maybe the way he died.  I just don't know that I can heal without a Rascal and  I don't know if  what I want is what is right.  What is wrong with me when this is all I have wanted since he died.. I am a mess and Kohl needs  a friend..  Thank you all who have wanted to help.  This is the most wonderful place to free your pain, from stangers who care... we need all that and more to make the world go 'round.

Nite,   Cathy xo
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