Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thankful thursday, for all your purrz and prayers
First, we want to thank all our furend bloggers for purring us through our rough time lately. Dad is feeling better, he had to have an angioplasty on one of his by passes. The morning he came home our woofie, ICE became ill and Mommy had to get him to the Vets fast. Luckily Mommy got him there in plenty of time, he had BLOAT! Since he only eats wet food and his bowls are raised, he wasn't let outside for an hour and a half after his breakfast, Mom was not sure what was his problem until she looked it up on the internet. She then call ICE's doctor and was told to get him right in, the surgeon would be waiting. They took pictures of his bloated belly and told Mommy that the air had to come out and he needed a procedure to keep his tummy and intestines from turning because once a dog bloats it can happen again. Mommy waited till he was through it and then drove home, we could tell she was crying. Poor ICE, it's not bad enough he has seizures, now this has happened. The next day Mommy went over to see him....he was happy to see her but he was very tired. ICE laid on the floor and Mommy sat next to him and put his head on her lap while rubbing his back lightly and talking softly to him for about an hour. He had to stay there for a few days so Mommy visited him many times till he could come home. It cost Mommy a gazillion green papers but this time she got her woofie back! Since we don't have a crate for woofies Mommy had to keep close to ICE and make sure he stayed calm for several days. This Friday he gets his staples out and he has to get his Pheno level checked because yesterday morning he had another seizure. His doctor upped his Pheno meds again so we hope he will not have any more for a long time.
Here is ICE......tripping on his pain pill!
This is one big ouchy!!!
Mommy said his Vet wants him to have his bowls put on the floor and not raised...new intensive research has changed the "raised bowl" thinking for deep chested woofies.
Mommy was always concerned with Luke getting bloat because his dad had suffered with bloat but Luke and OBI never got it and they were twice the size of ICE!
Thank you for thinking of us, we hope to visit later....it is 3am and we are all quiet so Mommy got to help me blog but now she said she has to get some much needed sleep.....HUGGZ to all, LOVE, Thomas and Family=^Y^=