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Thread: 10 minutes from retrieving to "should be dead"

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    Thanks for sharing....a reminder as to just how fast things can go wrong. Thank goodness you did all the right things and did not give up !!!

    Lots and lots of good wishes to "Ace"... the update sounds good!

    Judy

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    Prayers sent!!!!
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    Prayers do get answered.... I'm sure you'll be checking in w/ your vet, but I know that when I got hypothermia, I was never able to regulate body temp in cold as well as before the incident. As well, dogs w/ heat stroke need to be monitored for the same reason; I suspect you will have to be VERY careful hunting in the cold w/ Ace from now on. As we all know, his desire will keep him going way beyond the safe zone!!

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    i'm glad everything worked out for Ace. That is scary for sure.

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    Matt,
    So very very grateful your boy is improving. Please keep us posted. And please, please don't beat yourself up. Thank you for warning the rest of us.
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    Prayers sent and any updates?

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    Matt don't beat yourself up too bad. I rarely ever post anything on these BBs but after reading your story I felt that I should.

    I did a similar but the opposite to my dog who is an FC-AFC. I "cooked" him in the heat. Of course it wasn't intentional but it did happen. Fortunately, after almost $2K in vet fees, sleepless nights and carrying a lot of guilt he was OK with no long term permanent damage. Quick response by me and my training partners saved my dogs life.

    I know what your going through inside. Just learn from the experience.
    Forgive yourself and move on. I'm sure Ace has already forgiven you. We all make mistakes.

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    I grew up in Jackson County Arkansas (no, really), and my first thought was WHEW, I'm glad he's okay! Second was - why didn't he call the local vet (assuming he's still there - I've had to use him before and I knew his parents and he's pretty good)? Note to self - 1) Buy dog vest, and 2) look up local vet info when i travel.

    Thanks for sharing with us - prayers for a continued recovery. This is scary stuff - I think of all the times I could have been in your situation and wasn't by the grace of God.

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    My dog's first hunt is on Wednesday.

    expected temp- around 20*F

    vest and dry towels- check, check, and check!

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    glad everything worked out ok. hunting wet, even when it doesn't seem very cold can definiteley drain them quick. Hope you both have a great new year!

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