Brutus, Dee J, & Jay!!!
by a bulldog
what a beautiful baby you have!!!!!! Welcome!!!
Ohh my goodness he is soooooo cute, Welcome
That is one of the problems. We aren't quite sure what happened. It was on a Sunday afteroon, and my boyfriend had left to go watch the game with the guys. I fell asleep in the recliner only to wake up to him not wanting to use his back leg. He never cried out in pain. We decided to wait and see if it was still hurting in the morning, and take him to the vet. Sure enough, we got x-rays done, and were sent straight to the orthopedic specialist. Dr. Jones informed me, he did have a fracture, however we would not have to operate, but he would have to put him out to cast him and I could pick him back up in a couple hours. The next phone call I received was that he woke up from the gas, but was now coughing up blood, and that he either had a diphragmatic tear, or he had a birth defect and born w/ out one and to come say our goodbyes just in case, he needed immidiete surgery. Fortunately for us, Dr Jones also has a speciality in diaphgrmatic tears, and it was only a tear that they were able to repair Dr Jones (now our hero) and his wife (head nurse at the clinic) took Brutus to their personal home that night so he could stay on his oxygen tent and IVs with them instead of an ER with calls to us every few hours to let us know how he was. Needless to say 14 vet visits later, our baby is doing great! I have never been so scared for one of my babies in my life! I couldn't imagine not having Brutus in our family, as he is the best we could ever ask for! Brutus is very well known at the vet for being so strong, and smart as they can't think of another dog that could of delt w/ the pain that he did. I know it is unusual, but I thank God for the fractured leg, or else we would have never known about the tear and he would have died that night from cardiac arrest. We also have carried pet insurance/wellness insurance on Brutus from the second day we had him, which in my opinion reccommend. If anyone has any questions over casts, diaphragmatic tears, or anything on our strong boy's journey we are happy to answer!
Last edited by Dee J; 10-17-2012 at 10:58 AM.
I forgot to mention, we walked the house on our hands and knees to see what he possibly could have done to cause such an injury & the only thing we could come up with was him possibly trying to climb the dog steps to our bed, and fell off backwards tumbling over the steps. We had the steps because Marlee (our youngest JRT) couldn't get in the bed and loves her steps. Said steps are now forever gone. Times like this we couldn't wish more that Brutus could tell us exactly what happened.
Wow, sorry he got the broken leg but like you said, lucky that he did so the vet found the tear and was able to repair it and save his life. It's amazing how attached we get to these little guys, as they are a part of the family. So glad he is doing better now. He is a little trooper for sure.
Have a Great Bully Day.
Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie
I was attached before we even got him, and then once I met him and his amazing spirit I knew it was meant to be!
The boy that stole my heart forever, Brutus Mayhem
WELCOME!! You have a beautiful puppy!! Glad he's feeling better and doing well.
I'm so late to officially welcome you! Wow! What an orientation you've had! And did you ever consider his middle name could be affecting his "karma". mayhem and all!! Reminds me if the Allstate commercial!
Sorry, I digressed! I hope you are enjoying the forum and Brutus is wonderful!
What a beautiful boy!! Welcome to EBN!!
I'm a good girl, I promise
ah welcome to ebn and wow what an introduction to bullyhood. well im glad things are better now.