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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: bianca] #303643
12/20/13 11:55 AM
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What a handsome dog. I am so sorry for all you are both going through, but happy he had you watching over him.

I hope he has a fast and uneventful recovery.


Bonnie

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Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: PositiveDog] #303645
12/20/13 01:05 PM
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Good thoughts and prayers being sent from CT for your boy.


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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: Woodreb] #303647
12/20/13 02:39 PM
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Oh, goodness! So glad you knew the signs and brought him in right away. He sure is lucky to be with you. All our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for your most handsome Handsome.


Sarah
Chip vom Dog Pound, border terrior, Director of Rodent Control, CGC
Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: shepnterrier] #303650
12/20/13 03:05 PM
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Thank Heavens you acted so quickly. Handsome already has quite a following here-so there will be lots of these crossedfingers going out to you all.

Really, I hope he recovers fully.

Mary Jane

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: companionmom] #303653
12/20/13 04:05 PM
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crossedfingers Good thoughts and prayers for your handsome Handsome! May his recovery be swift. Good job recognizing the signs!


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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: Braverhund] #303654
12/20/13 04:44 PM
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I know how the first 24 hours after surgery can be so critical - sending more good thoughts your way.....


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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: MaxaLisa] #303657
12/20/13 05:25 PM
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I would have never suspected that the panting would be a symptom or precursor to bloat -- and Barker the Elder did bloat. Far different from what you describe except for the gut tightening..
Time is of essense and, despite the vet being discouraging about the prognosis (I kept insisting that he take the time, spend my money and save my dog) she recovered and lived many more years a very happy, active dog (the last two weren't so active...) She was nearly 15 when she died.
So I am wishing the best for Handsome and your family. Thanks for getting him in promptly.

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: middleofnowhere] #303663
12/20/13 08:20 PM
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Hoping for a speedy recovery!


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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: Braverhund] #303675
12/21/13 01:33 AM
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Companionmom,

I so much hope that your Handsome boy is recovering from this ordeal.

Please do post when you have the mental space.

MJ

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: Mary Jane] #303692
12/21/13 09:20 AM
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Oh wow, what a horrible way to have to start your new life together and even more horrible for him to have to go through this. You must be scared to death, I know I would be. Poor baby!

Our thoughts are with you and we send hugs to your new baby.

Bloat has always scared the living you-know-what out of me and so I take precautions to the point I may even be considered paranoid about it but so far mine have never had this.

Hang in there beautiful boy!


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: FurKids] #303701
12/21/13 02:01 PM
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Thinking of your dog and you. I so hope he is recovering.


Sarah
Chip vom Dog Pound, border terrior, Director of Rodent Control, CGC
Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: companionmom] #303721
12/21/13 05:07 PM
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Handsome is one lucky fellow that you caught it in time ... they can really scare you sometimes!!! Hope he's feeling better soon and has a rapid recovery without any problems. Give him a hug from me and the Hooligans when you see him.


Gayle
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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: arycrest] #303730
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First off...I have been moved to tears. All of the well wishes, finger-crossing, hugs and prayers sent from strangers. God bless you all!!

The first pic is what I sent to my husband. He is active duty army , and wanted to know what was going on. Within 20 mins of the panting and foaming he was tubed and knocked out. (I dared someone to pull me over)

He is now home. Just as of this am. He is still woozy but doing great.
All of the techs loved him and his surgeon and head nurse cried as we left.

My only complaint is that after years of strict military diet and training they gave him arbys roast beef sandwhiches to get him to take his meds.

My understanding is that they have flavored "putty" to wrap meds in, but the surgeon is ex mil and she had a huge soft spot for him.

Thank God. Will post updates..and answer questions now that we are home and resting.

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: arycrest] #303731
12/21/13 08:05 PM
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Companionmom, I am sending healing thoughts to your boy.

I had a non GSD that had a spleen torsion and didn't let me know until it was almost too late. The Vet made no promises, my dogs heart stopped 3 times on the table, My vet said as long as the dog had that much will to live he was continuing on with the surgery. My guy had busied intestines so he had to stay at the Vet for 14 days, 9 of which he was only on IV to give the intestines time to heal up.

We had may good years after that.

Sounds like you guy has a lot of heart.


Val da Tiger

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Neilla the Big White puppy.

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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: companionmom] #303741
12/21/13 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: companionmom
Thank God.

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