bayharborbutcher wrote:Glad to hear things are doing better dickbutt.
I can relate. My dexter is almost 10 and basically stopped eating a few months ago. Was always a puppy and always scarfed down Any food. Started throwing up more and was shaking and a mess. They did an ultra sound and saw what ya have been a growth. Fortunately it wasn't the c but he did need a huge surgery, he had an abnormally thickened pylorus which is something near the esophagus and stomach entrance so they had to cut it down and sew his stomach back together.
5 days in the hospital and 3 months of waves on and off improvement he is finally back to his old eating-in-4-seconds-flat-puppy-jumping-playing self. Thank god. Wish you all the best in your recovery. . Ugh how do I post a pic off y iPad anyone know?
Ugh that's awful I'm really glad to hear he's doing better.
We went back to the vet last week because he seemed really uncomfortable and wasn't lying down all day, which for him is weird. Something told me we should probably go get him checked. Turns out he has large tumors on his liver, an enlarged heart, some fluid on his heart, and possibly some in his lungs. There's basically nothing we can do, and he's probably been like this for awhile without us knowing. He's on pills to make him more comfortable which immediately worked. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, he's eating and drinking normally, sleeping just fine now, and is super playful at times (probably the normal amount for a dog that's 9 1/2).
It's sad, because we know that eventually it'll take him from us, but as long as he seems happy and normal we'll treat him as such. No point in getting sad and depressed and projecting that onto him. It could be days, or years, so acting that way is pointless and gets in the way of enjoying our time together. My wife had a Boston who had tumors on his heart and lived 3 years past doctor's expectations so you really never know.