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
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!
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay gud nooz!!! the vetnameez hospital kalld not long ago and sed tucker had awaykend and wuz lowdly demanding to come home after beeing in the intensiv kare yoonit overnite gitting flooids and meds and wotnot!!! he wil be bak on the majikal pil baytril for three weeks so yoo no wot that meens ekstra daily treets for tucker and he wil hav to go bak for another eks marks the spot ray before he is dun with the baytril but the prognosis seems gud or as wun of the peepul at the vetnameez hospital sed to dada “tucker luks a hunnerd persent better today becuz yesterday he wuz lukking pritty skarry”!!! yes miss hospital employee yes he did!!! and heer is tucker to us all abowt wot happend to him!!!
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay wel tuckers lab wurk came back gud and the ultrasownd showd nuthing noo sinse the last ultrasownd they probably didnt eeven need to shayv him agin sinse his furs hav not grown bak frum that wun and their is nuthing to be done abowt the lung nodjools so tucker wil be staying at the vet hospital overnite to try and beet the aspirayshun noomonya he wil be tayking it evry day by day by day just like the faymus minstrels the hooters sang abowt bak in the mithikal dekayd of the nineteen aties i wil let evrywun no how he is dooing then!!! ok bye
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay wel i hav always herd that aspirayshuns ar a gud thing but apparently that is not always troo becuz my brother tucker has had aspirayshuns into both his lungs and now has wot they kall aspirayshun noomonya plus in the prosess of figgering that owt they hav also fownd that he has two smal nodjools in wun of his lungs!!! he is in the hospital gitting more tests dun and mama and dada ar trying to figger owt wot there nekst moov shud be in the jenga puzzel wot is tucker but ennyway tucker cud reely yooze sum tail wags rite now i think!!! ok bye