Page 7 of 14 FirstFirst 1234567891011121314 LastLast
Results 73 to 84 of 159

Thread: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

  1. #73
    The Ultimate Sourmug Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    TyTysmom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jessica
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Posts
    5,512
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tyson aka "Ty-Ty"
    Likes (Received)
    6206

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    @fitchalcyone
    I am in full blown tears. I'd been checking in all night for an update. Waking up to this is amazing. Praise the Lord! While there are still other issues, this step is tremendous. He needs to regain his strength through nutrients to continue getting better! Those little spoonfuls of the chicken purée along w treats, and some pedialyte although seems like a little is huge! I just know that he'll keep eating, a little more by day. I would keep it bland for now, with the purées or boiled soft chicken. Things that will hit the belly easy Bc he's weak. Don't do full blown kibble for a while. A few bites here & there is fine if he'll take it though Also, as Ellie mentioned, the satin balls are a great idea. Packed full of calories, fat & nutrients!

    We are all beyond thankful right beside you. Thank you God for your glorious hand in this situation.
    Praying that the anti-inflammatories and pain meds help the jaw so he's at least comfortable and able to eat! I pray the problem settles it self out as he grows.
    Looking forward to your update today! I just know he's beyond happy to be home!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    My whole heart, Tyson.
    Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, obviously never owned a Bulldog.

  2. Likes dolphin, 2BullyMama, ddnene, Cali Doll liked this post
  3. #74
    Skinny-Dippin' Smokin' Tidy Bowl Bionic Woman Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    brutus77's Avatar
    Real Name
    Rosalie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    6,962
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brutus, Frankie, and Jack
    Likes (Received)
    2795

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Thank god Powers is finally eating. I think being home with you will help tremendously. I will continue to pray for you both.
    My smooshy face boy!

  4. #75
    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: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers and so many positive thoughts to you and Powers. Thank you for all that you are doing for the little guy. He is so lucky to have you and he is such a trooper too!
    Happiness is a warm bulldog!

  5. #76
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    sheshistory's Avatar
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    3,432
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bentley, Linus, Truman
    Likes (Received)
    249

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Reading along and hoping for more good news on Powers prognosis...he's so lucky to have you!

    "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
    Bentley (5.24.04 - 6.26.10) & Linus (1.10.06 - 7.31.13)

  6. #77
    The Ultimate Sourmug nycbullymama's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Posts
    5,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    b and w
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1414

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Great to hear that Powers is eating! I usually have some Nutri + gel in the house for if my guys are not feeling well and not eating. It has a lot of energy and nutrients and in gel form so it absorbs easily like straight from the gums. Sending positive and healing thoughts your way....
    @fitchalcyone

    Nu gel plus is available on Amazon. But estimated ship date is October 26th. Doesn't hurt to order it and have it on hand.

    In the meantime, there's something here called Tomlyn Nutri-Cal for dogs. It's similar to the Nu Gel Plus but I can't vouch for it as I've never tried it.
    Might be worth a shot though- it's available at Petco so if there's one near you, you can try calling to see if they have it.


  7. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post
  8. #78
    Pooper scooper
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    11,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    7
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2232

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    This is really great to hear, if he continues to eat he can only get better. Heavy heavy prayers to you both. Thank you for posting back.

  9. #79
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,190
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11526

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by fitchalcyone View Post
    One of my neighbors came with me today to see Powers (Powers actually met him on the first day he came home with me). He's a little familiar with what's been going on, but on the way to the hospital I briefed him on the situation and what possibilities there were with this visit. I packed Powers' favorite toys, his treats he ate growing up (I rotate through various flavors now but save some of his "baby" ones as extra-special treats), various sorts of food (including the puree; thank you for that recommendation), and some clear Pedialyte. Heading in, the veterinary tech gave me the briefing I've heard all weekend about his state and how it's looking grim, and I told her I'd like to speak to the doctor about everything again. A nurse came in with Powers and he had a fair amount of energy today, especially happy to see my neighbor and my mom, who came along, too. Powers was beginning to have too much fluid in his system so they removed his IVs that day and also got him off the fentanyl drip. His protein was low and they were worried he would need a secondary method of feeding soon.

    As the nurse was describing Powers' day, I pulled out his treats in their foil bag, and like clockwork Powers walked up to me and sat his wrinkly butt down. I was in awe and tearing up. I went through the motions just like I did when he was growing up, breaking it in half so it was manageable for his baby mouth. With little hesitation, Powers gobbled them up as he always does. I was shocked and wanted to keep this momentum up! Pulled out the chicken and rice "sludge" and got a spoon in front of Powers. He started licking at it and got a few spoonfuls in. I got his dry food and he ate a little out of my hand! I was bawling like a giant baby at this point, because contrary to what was apparently happening earlier in the day, Powers was now eating.

    The doctor came in and we had a talk about everything going on and what to expect and watch out for in the coming days. Heading into the visit, I made it clear (again) that the tube idea made me very uncomfortable and I wanted to try having Powers at home to see if that would help any. She seemed supportive of him being "ready," as nothing they'd administer him now wasn't anything I could do as well. We left with Powers and an antibiotic (for maintaining the pneumonia [he shows no symptoms but they want him on it for a while longer]) and anti-inflammatories for the pain. He is home now and sleeping a good deal. He is not yet "normal" judging by his behavior, but I can tell the pneumonia being gone has helped his activity quite a bit. He's been walking all over the apartment reclaiming his territory, haha. Frankly, he is still weak and it shows, but I am hoping these coming days will readjust him and he starts eating normally again. This is the number one concern right now for the doctors, as he needs to be intaking a lot over the next few days. I'm going to need to experiment in the kitchen for a while to see what interests him the most.

    As for the bone disease, it is what it is. We are surely far from finished with dealing with it, but at least we have taken a step forward. No one can guarantee Powers will make it through it, but I am eternally thankful for the man upstairs and knowing that Powers and I are meant for each other. I appreciate everyone who prayed for us during this extremely trying weekend, and I've found out in short time what an amazing community you are. I'll be getting Powers to his regular vet this week so we can essentially baseline where we are at now and devise what we need to do in the coming weeks to get Powers back to a better state. I'll keep you all updated as I go. We're not out of the woods yet, but at least we're headed in that direction.

    Attachment 91689

    Such great news --- baby steps! He will get there .... thank you for keeping us updated --- continued prayers and positive thoughts being sent
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  10. Likes TyTysmom liked this post
  11. #80
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member Cali Doll's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cali
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    1,844
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bella
    Likes (Received)
    1147

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    I'm so happy for you and baby boy!!! Excellent update! Thank you God for these blessings!
    {MEAN JOE BELLA}



    IG: @bellatheenglishbully

  12. #81
    Feed Store Operator Become a 4 Paw Member punky's Avatar
    Real Name
    gail
    Country
    usa
    Location
    washington, west virginia
    Posts
    738
    Bulldog(s) Names
    porkchop, abbey, gucci and rocky,
    Likes (Received)
    723

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    we almost lost one of our puppies once and our vet gave up on him.. our breeder told us to give him stage two baby food, chicken or beef.. has the nutrients in it that they need..he pulled through and turned out to be the biggest pup.. glad hes eating and praying for you both..

  13. #82
    The Ultimate Sourmug nycbullymama's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Posts
    5,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    b and w
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1414

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by punky View Post
    we almost lost one of our puppies once and our vet gave up on him.. our breeder told us to give him stage two baby food, chicken or beef.. has the nutrients in it that they need..he pulled through and turned out to be the biggest pup.. glad hes eating and praying for you both..
    That's a great idea!! I use Earth's Best Organic baby food (stage II Apples and Blueberries) when mine have their shots, my old vet taught me that trick. Their faces are glued into the small jar the entire time but I never thought of it for this!


  14. Likes TyTysmom, 2BullyMama liked this post
  15. #83
    Feed Store Operator Become a 4 Paw Member punky's Avatar
    Real Name
    gail
    Country
    usa
    Location
    washington, west virginia
    Posts
    738
    Bulldog(s) Names
    porkchop, abbey, gucci and rocky,
    Likes (Received)
    723

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    yeah our bulldog had 7 puppies, when they turned 4 weeks old one of the pups got really sick and couldn't eat off its mom.. i took it to the vet and the vet told me.. "well,you had 7".. no kidding,, as if this one dies you will still have 6, i told her that is the reason i am here (at vet) because i wanted 7 puppies... she just said sometimes these things happen... i was so upset.. came home with my puppy and called my breeder.. she told me to take it away from mommy and give it the stage two baby food.. i had to use a syringe the first couple times and do it every half hour..he would only eat a teaspoon at first but by next day he was eating it out of my spoon.. i still buy it sometimes when i have a bully with upset stomach.. and by the way,, we got a new vet... love her..

  16. Likes Mom of Tucker liked this post
  17. #84
    Pooper scooper fitchalcyone's Avatar
    Real Name
    Chip
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    36
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Powers
    Likes (Received)
    67

    Default Re: Some Advice Requested & Introduction

    Hi, everyone. Sorry that I've been a little quiet today, I've been catching up on responding to my friends, donors, emails, etc. that have piled up over the weekend, all the while fitting in every minute I could with my baby.

    This morning Powers has been more of his usual self. He wasn't visibly as weak and he ate more of his food. Right now he is having some of his dry Bil-Jac mixed with the chicken/rice puree I made for the Monday visit. He seems to be just fine with it and has gone through a third of his full bowl today. Still not as much as usual, but it's definitely progress. Conveniently, he'll eat the treats I'm giving him to no end, haha. I will be on the lookout for the Nutrigel, Riikka, and I will definitely try that satin ball recipe, nycbullymama. It sounds fun to try, does anything in that list need to be cooked? Tracey, thank you for the input regarding the insurance. I was afraid of the pre-existing restriction being the case, but do you think any fever/pneumonia he may get as a result of his limited jaw mobility would count as that or just a new occurrence? In any case, I'll start looking around to see. And Gail, your story is so sweet and I'm glad "Number 7" pulled through and that he's doing well. I'll keep those food recommendations in mind, too.

    Sometimes I wonder what all went on in that hospital. It's funny how he looks practically normal now (minus the shaved legs and wobblier walk) even though they were telling me doom and gloom each day. I have to give them benefit of the doubt, and at the very least I'm grateful for them getting Powers through the pneumonia. I think more than anything that's what was hindering him (along with the meds maybe making him uninterested in eating). So far it almost seems like the jaw pain isn't bothering him that much. Granted, yes, it's quite apparent that his movement is compromised (he's playing with his toys, but often chewing from the sides right now), but it doesn't seem like there's much hesitation to it.

    Thank you once again, everyone. I'm so happy to have read all of your posts of support, recommendations, and prayers. I'll keep the updates going and maybe finally get to start venturing out of this one thread on the forum.

    -wp_20150929_17_56_29_pro-jpg-wp_20150929_19_06_30_pro-jpg-wp_20150929_20_09_36_pro-jpg

Page 7 of 14 FirstFirst 1234567891011121314 LastLast

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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