Arturo is having surgery today

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Postby cheekymunkee » May 15th, 2006, 5:08 pm

I'm soo glad to hear he made it through surgery. Poor baby boy. I hope this clears up his poop problems.
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Postby Marinepits » May 15th, 2006, 5:44 pm

That's great to hear!

FYI: if he eats nothing but i/d for a few days, he may not poop much at all.
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Postby Maryellen » May 15th, 2006, 6:12 pm

he is home now.. he is sooo groggy its not funny. i have him in an xpen in the tv room for now, as he has a cone on his head. i am going to buy a cervical collar instead as the cone wont fit in his crate.. he is on chicken broth and beef broth for tonight and tomorrow , then the id cans. i have to pick up the antibiotics for the parasites tomorrow.. but for now he just gets pain meds... he was very very happy to see me, he jumped up when he heard my voice and ran out of the crate at the vets... then plopped down..
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 15th, 2006, 6:15 pm

What a poor little man. I really hope this solves his problems.
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Postby rockermom » May 15th, 2006, 6:17 pm

Now how do you get him to stop eating rocks?
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Postby Maryellen » May 15th, 2006, 6:24 pm

he has to be onleash in my yard from now on until the rock eating stage hopefully passes. if he has pica however, it will never pass and whoever adopts him must keep a close eye on him..
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Postby satanscheerleader » May 15th, 2006, 7:30 pm

Poor guy. :(
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Postby katiek0417 » May 15th, 2006, 7:45 pm

Poor guy...I am glad to hear that he is home with you....

I agree that he may not poop much on the ID....pretty bland stuff....most of which can be used by the dog's body....

I hope this solves the problem, and that he gets better!!!!
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Postby kymn25 » May 15th, 2006, 7:49 pm

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Postby ellie@ny » May 15th, 2006, 8:01 pm

OMG!But I'm glad they found out what was the problem with him!!!!Hope he will be better soon!!!!

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Postby Malli » May 15th, 2006, 9:19 pm

WOW. I never would have suspected that!

Your vet sounds like he has been really awesome with you and Arturo!

Let us know how he is feeling.


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Postby Maryellen » May 15th, 2006, 9:22 pm

he is still sleeping. he woke up before for about 10 minutes, sat up, wobbled, and looked for me.. i gave him a syringe of chicken broth and water, and then he went back to sleep... i took his cone off as he is just sleeping, and its more comfortable without it. i will put it back on tomorrow morning before i go to work so he cant lick his stitches
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Postby turtle » May 15th, 2006, 9:50 pm

Poor little guy, 2 hours under is a long time.

I hope this solves his problems. I didn't know he was from GA, your vet is right, there are different parasites there in the south. Coccidia and guardia come to mind first.
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Postby Maryellen » May 15th, 2006, 10:06 pm

yeah, he is a georgia dog.. he was tested for both 3 times, and came up negative. the vet said another name of a long parasite that is a single cell one, and said it might be that, i have to pickup the medicine for that tomorrow as he had it at home and not at the office.. he said either that, or he has a pancreatic deficiency... he woke up 2times so far, and i gave him some chicken broth which he lapped up.. he is still zonked out, and very very wobbly...but he stood up on his own and drank some water too..
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Postby concreterose » May 15th, 2006, 10:18 pm

Glad to hear he's ok! I don't blame you for naming him Rocky....seven large rocks?! Sheesh!
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Postby Maryellen » May 16th, 2006, 8:21 am

the vet removed 8 large rocks that were bigger then quarters. the 9th rock is moving thru his system and will be pooped out as its small..
he woke up a few times last night, sat up, then went back to sleep.. 2:30 am he woke up to go out to the bathroom, and walked on his own.. he is still being fed broth, tonight the vet said i can start him on the canned id food..
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Postby dogcrazyjen » May 16th, 2006, 9:27 am

Sounds like the surgery went well. Poor little guy, he has just been through the wringer health wise, hasn't he?

He is lucky you are such a good mom!
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Postby katiek0417 » May 16th, 2006, 10:01 am

You're great for taking care of him like you are....

Keep us updated as to how he is doing.
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