[nagdu] very sad news about Gabe

Elizabeth Campbell batescampbell at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 01:37:04 UTC 2015

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for all of the very kind and supportive messages about
I got some encouraging news from my vet who said that Gabe is making some
nice improvements. His gait is almost normal when he walks,and he is eating
and drinking which is a relief.
However, my vet thinks the stroke probably affected his vision because he
bumps in to doorways and other objects when he walks. The doctor said the
problems are with his right eye.
At any rate, I'm hoping to bring him home on Monday; I will have to see what
my veterinarian recommends.
Thanks again for all of the positive thoughts and prayers.

Best to all, and give your pups an extra hug.

Liz and Gabe

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Woods [mailto:jenn.purplepuppy2 at icloud.com] 
Sent: Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:11 PM
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Cc: Elizabeth Campbell <batescampbell at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [nagdu] very sad news about Gabe

I'm so sorry Elizabeth! How old is he?

On Aug 8, 2015, at 6:15 AM, Elizabeth Campbell via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org>

I really hate to give you this sad news about Gabe, but he has either
suffered a stroke or has a brain tumor. My vet is not sure, and it would
take a visit to a neurologist costing thousands of dollars to get a
definitive answer.

Early Friday morning, I went to check on Gabe who was sleeping in another
part of the house. He was panting heavily, and I thought that he needed to
go out. He almost fell when he stood up, and  when I got him outside, he
seemed ot walk a little better, but still could not get his footing

I brought him back inside,and  checked on him a little later, and still the
same thing. I took him to the emergency animal clinic on Hulen where he got
meds to sedate him.

I then took him to my vet who wants to keep him through the weekend and give
him anti-inflamatories to see if Gabe's condition improves. He is also
having trouble with his vision because of the brain damage; the messages
aren't getting to his brain properly.

My vet is leaning toward a stroke diagnosis, because of the sudden changes.

I will keep you posted, and I've already started my application process for
another Seeing Eye Dog.

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