[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: AIHA...help

  • From: Edwin Hill <edwinx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx, freelist <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 08:15:07 -0800 (PST)

 Thanks for your passion and concern Kathy....the vet
called this morning, the blood transfusion went well,
but she wants to keep her a few more days to see if
she responds to the medicine, if she starts attacking
the red blood cells again it could be all over for
her...but life is STILL good...Ed


--- Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx wrote:

>  
>  
> In a message dated 12/9/2007 8:51:26 P.M. Eastern
> Standard Time,  
> pcooke212@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> I think  it is neither productive, helpful, nor
> kind, to tell people that
> you are  sorry about something you only have a few
> facts  about.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> EXCUUUUUUUSE me, but please don't copy and lump my
> post with those you  think 
> only have a few facts. Six+ years ago, I went
> through several long  months, 
> cried many tears and spent $3,000+ of diagnostic
> testing with two  of the best 
> teaching hospitals on the east coast learning far
> more than I wanted  to w/ 
> the 18 month old that I lost to this, so don't DARE
> tell me I (a)  "have few 
> facts" and/or (b) that I can't say that I'm sorry to
> a fellow GSD  fancier who 
> just had a bitch diagnosed w/ the same thing.
>  
> I LOVED my bitch, it WAS horrific and I AM VERY
> sorry Ed had to ever hear  of 
> this disease. 
>  
> FURTHERMORE while you may prefer to look into
> immunizations as the cause or  
> God knows what else, take a closer look at genetics
> (which is why I included 
> my  girl's lines in the post).  To close our eyes to
> the role genetics play is  
> like saying everyone that has heart disease are
> carrots at some point ergo  
> carrots cause heart disease.  I'll give you that
> environmental factors may  
> play a role, I'm open to discussion re environmental
> factors TRIGGERING an  
> event, but when are we going to stop dancing around
> with genetic issues and  admit 
> to weaknesses in some lines (for the purpose of this
> conversation,  
> auto-immune weaknesses)?  
>  
> We can mourn those that have suffered a particular
> issue, we can be  
> optimistic that in some cases certain conditions can
> be controlled, but  
> simultaneously, the sooner we stop dancing and
> looking under every rock for an  excuse and 
> become OPEN about the genetic pitfalls that exits in
> EVERY pedigree,  the 
> better the odds for successful breedings that don't
> tear someone's heart out  and 
> put the resulting puppies/dogs through hell in the
> process. (AND believe me,  
> although it was quite a while back, the guilt I feel
> for what I put my gal  
> through while trying to diagnose/manage is as fresh
> as if it had happened  
> yesterday.)
>  
> It sounds as if the vets have your gal's disease
> under control and for that  
> I'm grateful.
>  
>  
> Kathy, member GSDCA, DVGSDC
> Celebrating generations of Dual Titled TC'd 
> Champions
> 
> visit www.geocities.com/pinehillgsds 
> 
> 
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