Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 55

Thread: Riggins is at the ER

  1. #1
    Dog Park Attendant Rigginsluv11's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    466
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Riggins
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Riggins is at the ER

    My poor Riggins stomach seemed a little bloated tonight. It kind of felt a little firm to me but the part that bothered me most was how uncomfortable he was. He would let out a little moan when I pushed on his tummy. I took him to bed and normally he will just lay down. This time he would lay down, get up and move, lay down, get up....over and over. So I called the ER after reading up about bloat. They told me to bring him in immediately. They said bloat is incredibly serious and can potentially be life threatening. So I rushed him in. The dr felt his tummy and Rigs let out a big moan. He immediately took two X-rays. The dr said his stomach looked pretty good but he did have some gas in there on one side. He was concerned enough to keep him. He said he just wasn't comfortable sending him home. He wanted to watch him over night and repeat the X-ray later to compare. I am praying that it is just gas but I'm so worried. 😞 It's 4am here and I haven't even shut my eyes once. I lost both of my Boston Terriers within the last 9 months. I lost my 8 yr old BT back in July from seizures caused by a brain tumor. Then 3 weeks ago I lost my 12 yr old BT. I am positive that he died of a broken heart after he lost his sister. I cannot bare to even think about anything happening to my Riggins. 😢 And it's also his 1st birthday today. I just want me baby boy home with me!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    My Otis's Avatar
    Real Name
    Susan Moore
    Country
    USA
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,386
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Elmo
    Likes (Received)
    1199

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    I Pray for Riggins that this little Guy will be ok. He is a Beauty. I know all to well what it is like to loose a beloved pet. I lost 2 last year two days apart, My Boston Terrier had Seizures that were too much for her, she was 10, and My Poodle he was 15, had kidney failure. This past weekend I lost MY Louie Bear, a Shih Tzu to heart failure and My Mixed Terrier Gizmo to diabetes, both were 13years young. It is so hard. I bet your Riggins like the Dr. said just had gas on his stomach, keep us posted on him. Give Riggins a Hug and Kiss from me.

  3. #3
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    7,202
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2738

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    [QUOTE=My Otis;493491] I know all to well what it is like to loose a beloved pet. I lost 2 last year two days apart, My Boston Terrier had Seizures that were too much for her, she was 10, and My Poodle he was 15, had kidney failure. This past weekend I lost MY Louie Bear, a Shih Tzu to heart failure and My Mixed Terrier Gizmo to diabetes, both were 13 years young. It is so hard.

    Susan, my dear friend...sincerest condolences for these terrible losses!
    I'm just so sorry for you, knowing the pain & loss within your heart.
    Holding you close in thought & prayer...May GOD's comfort be with you


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  4. #4
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    7,202
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2738

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    [QUOTE=Rigginsluv11;493490]My poor Riggins stomach seemed a little bloated tonight. It kind of felt a little firm to me but the part that bothered me most was how uncomfortable he was. He would let out a little moan when I pushed on his tummy. I took him to bed and normally he will just lay down. This time he would lay down, get up and move, lay down, get up....over and over. So I called the ER after reading up about bloat. They told me to bring him in immediately. They said bloat is incredibly serious and can potentially be life threatening. So I rushed him in. The dr felt his tummy and Rigs let out a big moan. He immediately took two X-rays. The dr said his stomach looked pretty good but he did have some gas in there on one side. He was concerned enough to keep him. He said he just wasn't comfortable sending him home. He wanted to watch him over night and repeat the X-ray later to compare. I am praying that it is just gas but I'm so worried.  It's 4am here and I haven't even shut my eyes once. I lost both of my Boston Terriers within the last 9 months. I lost my 8 yr old BT back in July from seizures caused by a brain tumor. Then 3 weeks ago I lost my 12 yr old BT. I am positive that he died of a broken heart after he lost his sister. I cannot bare to even think about anything happening to my Riggins.  And it's also his 1st birthday today. I just want me baby boy home with me!

    Wow, so many losses and such hard ones...I'm so sorry~My condolences!

    Praying Riggins will totally be well and sending big hugs of sympathy, hope
    & strength. May GOD keep him safe from harm <3


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  5. #5
    The New Casper Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Marine91's Avatar
    Real Name
    Todd
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Blips and Chitz
    Posts
    8,480
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Harlea
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2585

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Keeping Riggins in my thoughts and prayers that he gets better soon.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

  6. #6
    Bulldog Vet in Training Bazza's Avatar
    Real Name
    Andrea
    Country
    Australia
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    1,426
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bazza
    Likes (Received)
    128

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Oh dear I hope Higgins is alright, poor baby and you, please keep updating us on how Higgins, I don't blame you I would not be sleeping either. Thinking of you Hopefully he will be home soon.
    I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source

  7. #7
    Rescue Volunteer Rural mystic's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tim
    Country
    United States
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    1,603
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ace
    Likes (Received)
    6

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Hoping your buddy is doing better now

  8. #8
    Doggie Boutique Owner Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    mer55's Avatar
    Real Name
    Mary
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Sarasota, Fl
    Posts
    874
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bogey
    Likes (Received)
    53

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Oh praying so hard it is nothing serious!! Keep us posted!!
    "We never really own a dog as much as they own us!"

  9. #9
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    NigelsMom's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,665
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nigel Wentworth Sinclair & Karly Isabella Sinclair (RIP)
    Likes (Received)
    98
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Sending prayers for Riggins to be fine and be back in your arms at home soon!


    Cheerio mates!

  10. #10
    BullyWood Movie Star I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Biogirl71's Avatar
    Real Name
    Erin
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    3,615
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Frank
    Likes (Received)
    1019

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Poor Riggins and poor you. That is scary when there is the possibility of bloat. I hope that they took good care of him and he feels much better today.
    Happiness is a warm bulldog!

  11. #11
    Dog Park Attendant luvmybully's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    401
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tucker
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Sorry to hear about your baby, not having him with you is so stressful, but IF something is wrong he is at the best place, hopefully it's just terrible gas, keep us posted.i hope you get a call that all is better today!!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    Dog Park Attendant Rigginsluv11's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    466
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Riggins
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Riggins is at the ER 😞

    Thank you so much everyone! Riggins is home with me!! I just picked him up. The bloating has gone down some and the X-ray was better as well. 😃 The dr said that I need to give him gas-x with his food. I'm also going to feed him in smaller meals during the day. The dr wasn't sure exactly why he ended up with all that gas in his tummy. He did say that Rigs was full of food. He had eaten 4 1/2 hours before the X-ray so he shouldn't have been so full. After talking to the dr, we decided that we are going to slowly transition him back his old Fromm food from the Canidae he is now on. The pieces are smaller for him to digest and he didn't have these gas issues while on Fromm. They did tell me that I did the right thing by calling them and rushing him in. Based on the drs initial exam, he really thought he had bloat and not just terrible gas. He said time is of the essence when it comes to possible bloat so never question it. Get your bullie checked just to be safe. 😃 I am so happy to have him home with me to snuggle. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and kind words!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •