Baxter has been threw so much. So thankful for answered prayer and a happy ending to such a horrible ordeal. And thankful to all the knowledgeable and caring people on this site. God Bless
Knowing y'all have to be beyond exhaustion, I gave you time before
bugging you for details on how you & Baxter are doing today?
I see Rosalie @brutus77 and others couldn't restrain themselves either [replacer_img]
My 1st bully, Brutus
RIP beloved boy.
Hi everyone! So its an hour drive to the hospital, but the surgeon gave me the go-ahead at about 7pm so I went to see him. So weird that the male nurse carried him out by his chest - legs hanging, stomach skin stretched tight, on his sutures, vice grip around his midsection where he just had surgery. Geez. I thought - can't you put him in a crate, or on a little wagon or something? smh ...
They put him down and he came tumbling at me with tongue out. My face was covered in slobber in about 15 seconds. Then my entire arm got licked from top to bottom. And he looked at me through his wrinkles ... that side view look ... you all know it ... where the eye looks over at you from the side, fat face and wrinkles squishing down from gravity, but the eyeball is looking... LOL ... i couldn't handle it. Love him to death.
He walked around the room like nothing had happened. Doctor said vitals are normal. He's back on food already. Just a little. He hadn't eaten in 3 days. To be honest, he looked better than he did when I brought him in. He's plumped up, and healthy looking. Crazy. They've been feeding him an easy to digest diet, and lots of fluids by catheter I believe. I've never seen him look so healthy.
He has a cough. Very very weak cough. He seemed a bit unstable. The doctor had actually put his dislocated leg back into the socket so he was walking a little strange. That's going to be interesting to monitor. having your leg out of socket for months and months ... then suddenly its back in.
Also - the intestinal obstruction doesn't explain why his Liver enzymes were so high. So they'll recheck them before he comes home on Monday. Fingers crossed they've gone back to normal.
In any case, he seems fine. Im a little worried about the cough. He was just so weak sounding. But you know them. Always sweet spirits. Always good energy. All dogs go to heaven they say. Now I know why.
Last edited by Baxter Tiberius; 12-13-2013 at 10:54 PM.
Aww, shame. I bet he can't wait to get back home to you again Glad he's doing well
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Thank you for the update. Baxter will be home before you know it. When I had gallstones I would essentially get a blockage and my liver enzymes would elevate also. Maybe it is similar? I will be thinking of you guys until you hear. I'm so glad he is doing well. Give him lots if hugs and kisses from me and brutus.
So good to see a positive update.... Hugs Kevin. Baxter will be hime and causing havoc before you know it.
Looking forward to pictures on Monday
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So happy to see this update! You have brought tears to my eyes(for happy). I'll bet Baxter looks better because he FEELS a lot better-and is re-hydrated,too!
Looking forward to many more GOOD reports about Baxter! So happy for both of you-looking forward to you two having a GOOD holiday!
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Oh Kevin, I'm so glad to hear that Baxter is on the mend… I know it's been a rough week for you!!! Please keep us updated...
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Yes please keep us updated. Did you find out where that came from? I was so glad to read that he is on the mend. Keep an eye on that cough. When does he get to come home? Praying for you and little Baxter!!
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Last week when June had her spay, the vet said she may cough a little when we brought her home because of being put under. I guess they put a tube down their throat for breathing? Anyways, he said it can make the throat dry, also since she had let way water since the night before so she might she raspy. Maybe it's the same situation?
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