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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Good Bye Fur Now

*(Written by Brandon's Raiser)
Noooo... we are NOT leaving the blogging world... please excuse the "interesting" blog title, but the title does pertain to the post.
Wonder why Brandon isn't doing this post? We'll, he's not here...
You see, Brandon has been having some "urinary track infection" issues for the last few months(peeing quite frequently - every 7-15 minutes and would start "dribbling" on the ground if he wasn't taken outside), but no matter the antibiotics, prescription diets, or anything we tried helped for more than just he first few days.
Last week it got so severe that Brandon just stopped "asking" to go outside and by the time I finished cleaning up one accident, I had another "trail" to deal with. Even with crated him, he'll still have accidents (and then lay down and sleep on it...).
Brandon had an appointment at a Veterinary Specialist clinic this morning, after they did an ultra sound, the Doctor come back and talked with us. We still don't know much, but it sounds like it's most likely not just a "bladder issue". She did notice something about his liver, but we really don't know what. After getting permission from the guide dog school, it was decided to leave Brandon at the clinic for the next few days, so they can go ahead and get all the tests done... and hopefully get something figured out.
So for now, I really don't know much of anything. But I just wanted to update all my blogging friends on what's going on.
Please pray for Brandon, not only to get better... but for us to find out what in the world is wrong with him. If it's a serious issue, he may even get adopted out (can't really have a guide dog needing to pee every 10 minutes...).
Hoping to know more in the next few days,

-Brandon's Raiser

Picture of Brandon & I in the waiting room... the poor puppy!

32 comments:

injoyinmylife said...

Oh my goodness! Poor little guy. I sure hope that they find the problem and that it's a quick fix. I am certainly going to pray for him and you too. I know you've invested so much love and time in him. Sending blessings to you both.

Jazzi said...

Poor Brandon. I hope they get it figured out quickly and get him back to normal

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Faith Shen said...

We will miss you brandon, sending you our prayers, I hope that you will come back soon :)


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Raiser Erin said...

I hope it's fixable and isn't too serious. Poor Brandon. :(

Mango said...

Oh man! What the heck? Sending good thoughts to you and Brandon. Keep us posted.

Slobbers,
Mango

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Brandon.
Paws crossed for you here pal. Hope you get fixed up quick.
heeler vibes,
norwood

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Paws crossed for Brandon and we do hope the vet can find out what is causing the problem and sort him out quickly.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

HoundDogMom said...

Drool and Power of the Paw for Brandon. Poor little guy to have problems like these so early. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed furry tightly!!!

Thanks fur the pupdate -

We'll be thinking of ALL of woo!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sam said...

Keeping paws crossed. Let us know when you hear anything.

Sam

Maggie Mae said...

We is sendin' extra boxer puppy prayers to our sweet furiend Brandon. Get better soon little buddy!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

My paws are crossed and sending Brandon PAW POWER! I'm sure the hospital will fix him right up! Think positive thoughts everybody!

Hawk aka BrownDog

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Mama just said a prayer for Brandon. We have our paws crossed that he will be okay.
Healing Smooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

mayziegal said...

Oh, poor Brandon! My paws are crossed real tight that they find out what's wrong and get him fixed up. Cuz that can't be fun for anybuddy.

Sending you both lotsa brindle smoochies!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Painter Pack said...

Praying and hoping that Brandon's conditions are not serious and can be fixed easily. Poor little man...Thank you for letting us all know.

Painter Pack

Fred said...

Poor Brandon! I hope he is all better soon!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh that poor guy! Crossed paws, prayers and good vibes on the way to him now. Please keep us updated.

The Army of Four said...

We'll be saying lots of prayers for Brandon! Please give us an update when you can!
Brandon - stay strong, little buddy!!!
Luv,
Dave

Sue and Doug said...

keeping our 'paws' and fingers crossed that Brandon is back home soon!!!

Corbin said...

Aw, my paws are crossed, buddy! I'll be thinkin' of you. Hope they figure it out and fix it real soon!
-Corbin

Vertigo said...

Oh no, this is the most upsetting. Furry many prayers and thoughts to you, small puppy!

(And to you, puppy raiser! You must just be at the end of your rope with worry!)

Vertigo & Jacinta

Ludo van Doggy said...

Oh i hopes it something that can be dealt with easily. Paws crossed for you brandon

Lisa, Ellie and Clara said...

Hope that Brandon feels much better soon and it isn't anything serious.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Brandon. This surely hasn't been any fun for him or you. Hope they find what is wrong and it's easily treatable. Pawhugs.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh no, we are keeping all our paws crossed for Brandon
Benny & Lily

River said...

Oh, Brandon, we are praying hard for you, calling in the Power of the Paw. River had a bladder infection that lasted 6 months. The vet suggested we look into an infection in the bone that masquerades or manifests as a bladder infection. I don't remember exactly...sorry. I hope they find out soon and can treat it!

love,
River & his mom

DogsMom said...

Brandon, we all have crossed paws for you here too and sending up prayers. We know how uncomfortable those potty issues can be and liver affects the stomach and lots more.
I know they will find a way to make you better.
Your raiser isn't ready to let you go yet, but if you have to switch careers I know she can handle it.

DogsMom said...

I also think it is interesting the pup-perrazzi can track you down anywhere, even sitting in the clinic waiting room.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh keep us updated...poor little guy...we hope they find out really fast what the problem is...

XXOOOOOOO

Miss Lacie and her stoopid brothers, friends of that Beast Mango in Master Chew Sits

Chorizo said...

Poor Brandon, I feel for him and we will pray that you find out what's wrong and can have it fixed. Brandon's raiser is not having a good 2012, we'll think about you too. Love & licks -- Chorizo

Oskar said...

Aww, poor Brandon. I hope that they find something easy to fix.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Mango said...

How is Brandon doing? Very worried.

Mango Momma