Tucker’s follow-up X-Rays, performed yesterday, have revealed that his lungs are now clear of aspirated fluid. His appetite has returned, but he is still down several pounds that he can ill-afford to have lost. At the moment he is on a diet of pretty much exclusively high-calorie Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried patties, rehydrated in water so he can get them down more easily. Tucker thinks that’s pretty grand.
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay tuckers followup xrays ar in and they hav reeveeld that his lungs ar now kleer of aspirayted flooid!!! he wil remayn on antibiotiks for anuther munth as a prekawshun but it luks like he has pulld off yet another amayzing rekuveree!!! dada sez tucker has more lives then a cat witch is just crazy tawk sinse trouble got to be twenny and tucker is stil a fyoo munths shy of fifteen but stil he is haynging in their!!! thank yoo evrywun for sending the power of the paw the purr the whee the whisker and the tail wag and thanks to the nice vetnameez peepul at kalifornya vetnameez speshalists wot helpd pull tucker thru!!! ok bye
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay wel after my imadjinaree toor of the faymus boo park in the mithikal sitty of carbondale i thawt it wood be nice to shayr sum pikchers of an akchooal toor arownd oshunside!!! i hav not ben going to the harbor so mutch on akkownt of it is toorist seezun witch duz not meen we git to hunt them ha ha it meens they go to the beetch and the harbor and spend green paypers but they do not giv the green paypers to me so as far as i am konsernd they ar just in the way!!! but i digress!!! my poynt wuz that trixie and i hav ben going on short toors of owr ded end street insted of going to the harbor!!! tucker stil duz not hav the enerdjee for wawking mutch so he has ben holding down the fort at home!!!
Tucker continues to recover from his aspiration pneumonia; his diarrhea issues have mostly cleared up and his appetite is much better than it was in the first couple of weeks after his return from the hospital. He still has some chest congestion, which we treat with “coupage”, AKA “percussion therapy”. This involves running the shower until the bathroom is very warm and steamy, then thumping on his chest in there for a while.
For several weeks after returning home after being hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia, Tucker was suffering from a moderate level of diarrhea, then a general loss of, um, sphincter control. For now, protective pads have become ubiquitous everywhere he likes to lie down for a while. Dennis appears to think that these pads are intended for mat work.
Tucker continues to improve and his appetite has largely returned, although he still has some fluid in his lungs. (We’ve been performing “coupage” therapy for him to help him bring it up. There will be video!) He had a recheck yesterday that went well, with no further X-Rays ordered. Thank you to everyone for all the purrs, tail wags, and good wishes for the little old man!
Tucker continues to recover from his aspiration pneumonia. His energy level remains very low but is slowly increasing. He still had some fluid in his lungs at his last checkup, but the vet decided follow-up X-rays were not needed yet. He will be on Baytril for most likely at least another month. Tucker would like to thank everyone for all the well-wishes, purrs, and tail wags!