Feb 7, 2013

Rusty is Slipping--More POTP Needed Please


We just talked to the vet a little while ago.

Rusty's condition has gone downhill over the last few hours.  His survival chances have dropped again.

The vet told me his bloodwork is good but does show an elevated white blood cell count indicating a possible infection.

He is now on additional antibiotics but no improvement has been noted as of right now.

Our Internet connection has also been very sketchy today, but I will try and post another update later today or tomorrow morning.

Thank you all for the prayers.  Our boy really needs them right now.

61 comments:

Agnes B. Bullock said...

You have our prayers!

Madi and Mom said...

Amber, Mom, Dad and sibs.....
we are so very sorry to read that Rusty is having such a hard time.
We know he is a fighter and we will keep him and you all in our purrs and prayers
Madi and Mom

Mitch and Molly said...

We continue to send you tons of AireZen and positive thoughts and prayers, Rusty!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Have a lovely Thursday xoxo

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are sending RUSTY and his VET our STRONGEST VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Our hearts and prayers are with you!!!

Idaho PugRanch said...

WE are PRAYING HARD for Rusty that he can pull through this.
pughugs
Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

Team Beaglebratz said...

C'mon dear Rusty - us Beaglebratz just commented that u wuz thru the worst of it - don't let that infecshun make liarz of us. We r sendin'sum Beagle Arroooooooz tue scare that infecshun away an'healin'vibez an'POTP so'z u can git ALL better an'mom sendz prayerz fur your family tue haf strength tue hold on an'git thru this latest worry.
Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are all praying for sweet Rusty...c'mon buddy...let's get you better!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Max the Quilt Cat said...

We are sending lots and lots and lots of purrs your way. Hoping there is not infection and that Rusty shows signs of improvement soon.....Lots of love to you.

hugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Molly The Wally said...

Oh my, we are so upset. We were on a high that everything was OK. Our paws are now cemented together and we are praying like mad all will be OK, Please, please let the antibiotics kick in. Our thought are with you and we send big love POTP and hugs to dear Rusty.
Best wishes Molly

Berts Blog said...

SEnding as much love and get well wishes that the sky can possibly handle to move at one time.

Love
Bert and My Vickie

Marg said...

Oh we are so sorry that Rusty isn't doing well. We sure send many more purrs and prayers to Rusty and the Mom. We sure are thinking about ya.

stellaroselong said...

We are SENDING all our prayers for your brother rusty!!! We wanted you to know we have been thinking about you guys all day!!!
stella rose and maggie

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Wesa praying for your brudder Rusty!!
Power of the Paw X 5!!
Much Luvums,
Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Puggums

Ruby said...

Oh noes!! I'm goin' to be prayin' realllll hard over heres!! Paws crossed, and tail crossed (don't ask), and anything else I can think of crossin'.....
{{{{hugs}}}}
Kisses,
Ruby

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

We have paws crossed here in Oz and are sending love and hugs to you all. We will keep Rusty in our thoughts. Love Stella and Rory

Life with Wrigs said...

Rusty and family, we are sending you lots of Power of the Paw love and positive wishes. We hope the antibiotics help!

Susan and Wrigs

tubby3pug said...

We are hoping for an improvement for you

urban hounds

Old Kitty said...

Oh Rusty! :-( Please please please get better! Please try! You are so brave and so loved! Please be ok!

Take care
x

detroit dog said...

Praying for Rusty!

Blueberry's human said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! I'm not usually over this way, but please know Rusty is definitely in my prayers now! Hang in there!!

Lovable Lily said...

Come on Rusty, you've got Blogville praying really hard for you. We hope the extra antibiotics will do the trick.

BIG hugs to your Mom and Dad.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Sarge said...

Oh Rusty, my furiend, I'm sending DOUBLE the amount and strength of my healing vibes for you. I know you can feel the love of Blogville to help you get better fast.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

GOOSE said...

Continuing to hold Rusty and the whole family in our prayers.
Blessings,
Goose

Sue said...

There are 40 paws crossed here. Let us know how he's doing.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

Jazzi said...

Still have paws crossed here for Rusty!!

wags
jazzi and Addi

GizmoGeodog said...

I am so sorry to hear this...We are praying for Rusty

Sam said...

Prayers being sent!

Sam

Nola said...

Paws crossed!
Nola

K9 Katastrophie said...

you all are in our prayers!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

We will be keepin' Rusty in our thoughts and send him extra boxer puppy prayers too.

Blessings,
Maggie Mae and Max

LetterstoAndrew said...

We're thinking of you all and praying extra hard for Rusty.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Sending Lots of Golden Prayers and crossing my Golden PAWS. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We know Rusty is fighting hard to get home to his family and that all paws in Blogville are crossed tightly to help him get better.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Keep fighting Rusty! NEVER surrender! Feel the WDA next to you pouring strength and healing energy into you and sending positive thoughts that you will kick the infection and have an upward turn. We believe in miracles.

chicamom85 said...

I am crossing paws and hoping my biggest hope for Rusty to get better. I am also sending a fresh batch of magic bubbles to help everyone. Mommy is praying and sends her love.

Loveys Sasha

Mollie said...

Sending you all our love and prayers xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Roo said...

Sending all good thoughts and wellness wishes to Rusty. Hang in there pal!

KB said...

We are all thinking of Rusty. We hope with all our hearts that he is rallying. Hugs to all of you.

easyweimaraner said...

all my best wishes to you, Rusty. You are in my thoughts.

Casey said...

We have our paws crossed TIGHT for Rusty!!!!

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

To the Pack Family:
Wesa super sad for your loss and wish you peace and love during this difficult time of grieving and mourning.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi + Hiro said...

Wee is soooo sorrisome fur yor loss, our hearts is heavi fur yoo.Pleese nose wee is keepin yoo in our hearts n prayers ats dis time

Wivs love
Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi & Hiro
xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx

stellaroselong said...

Our hearts are hurting for you after hearing about Rusty's brave fight and your loss. We are sending you our hugs and prayers. stay strong.
Stella Rose, Momma, Maggie and Dietzy

Painter Pack said...

We are very sorry to have heard about this loss. Run free sweet one. Will send prayers to the family.

Painter Pack

Molly The Wally said...

Amber and family. We are so, so sorry to hear sweet Rusty has gone. We are very upset as we were all rooting for him to pull through. Our thoughts, our love and big hugs we send to you all. Rusty run free over the rainbow bridge pal.
Best wishes Molly

Idaho PugRanch said...

WE are so sorry to hear that Rusty lost his fight. We are sending you hugs and prayers at this difficult time.
Bailey, Hazel, Greta & MOm

Team Beaglebratz said...

Dear Amber’n family – we Beaglebratz r so furry much sorry tue read that dear Rusty haz crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Such a sweet lookin’doggy - we just know that he iz up by the Bridge, frolickin’with all the other doggiez who haf gone b-4 him.
Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

Ruby said...

Oh Amber and peeps, I am sooooo very sorry to hear abouts Rusty. I was hopin' and prayin' that things would turn around. Such a brave guy. I am sendin' all of you {{{{hugs}}}} and warm thoughts on this terriably hard time. Just think that he is up there runnin' and jumpin' and bitey facin' with his furends...
Kisses,
Ruby

liparifam said...

So sorry for your loss; he will have lots of good company where he is going...

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Rusty. You are in our prayers. I know that our MeeMoo, Daisy, Dutchess, Bullet, Sophie, and Beaulah will be there at the Rainbow Bridge to welcome Rusty.

Love,
Kim and The Katastrophies

Susie and Sidebite said...

We are so sad, another of our fur pals has gone, but be happy he is feeling no pain and is in a good place at the bridge just waiting for all of us to come and play and run free.

Your Sad Pals
Susie & Bites

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Holding you close to our hearts. We are so very sorry for your loss. RIP sweet Rusty.

Blessings,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

Miss HoneyBuzz and The LB said...

I am so very saddened to hear that Rusty has left for the Bridge. But I take comfort in knowing that he has been reunited with his brother, Tucker. They are, no doubt, running and jumping and celebrating their glorious reunion!

Much love,

Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. Sending more hugs, a prayer, purrs and pawtaps. Hope Rusty is doing MUCH better today!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, we should have read the other comments before leaving ours. We didn't realize the news is the worst. So very sorry! Hugs

Life with Wrigs said...

Amber and family, we are so sorry to hear Rusty lost his fight. Know that our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Hugs to all of you.

Susan and Wrigs

HoundDogMom said...

Amber and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Rusty and his journey to the bridge. Run Free sweet baby. Hugs to you and your family. The HoundDogs and Mom

Berts Blog said...

Dear little ones, we just heard that Sweet Rusty has left you for a but adn wanted you to know how very sorry we are for your pain.

Love
Bert and My Vickie

Dexter said...

Hard times. I am so sorry. Rusty, sending all out love.

Mango Momma and Dexter

Oskar said...

Oh such a terrible time. We are praying for Rusty & your family.

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam