Truman isn't acting right

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Postby HappyChick » February 7th, 2010, 3:16 pm

Oh poor, poor Truman. He looks like he doesn't feel good at all. I agree with Carrie about the stomach upset. Dr. B. told me about that when I was giving Kaiser baby aspirin.

I hope and pray whatever is wrong with Truman is easy to fix. Hang in there, Truman and Joyce.
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Postby amazincc » February 7th, 2010, 5:05 pm

Good thoughts going out to my favorite Pony... :hug3:
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Postby CinderDee » February 7th, 2010, 7:13 pm

Poor Truman looks so sad in that pic. :( Please give our pony lots of get well hugs from me. :hug3:
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Postby plebayo » February 7th, 2010, 8:26 pm

Poor Truman, I hope you find out what's wrong soon and that he gets to feeling better! :hug3:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 7th, 2010, 8:30 pm

Tell that handsome boy that Inara sends lots of kisses and butt wiggles his way. :)
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 7th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Poor little puppy :(
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Postby Ino » February 7th, 2010, 9:06 pm

Aww- poor big man Truman, he does look sad. :( I hope he feels better soon!
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Postby Brownies Mom » February 7th, 2010, 9:35 pm

Aw, poor guy. He does look like he's not so happy. I hope the vet can figure it out right away, so you get him whatever he needs to help him feel better. Poor pony. :sad2:
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Postby Jenn » February 7th, 2010, 10:15 pm

:( Sorry I'm late, feel better soon big guy
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Postby iluvk9 » February 7th, 2010, 10:29 pm

carrieinindy wrote:In regards to aspirin usage, I would give 5-10mg/# with a small meal and an H2 blocker (pepcid i.e. 30mg-for his weight- once to twice daily) to protect/prevent gastric irritation. If your vet finds that the hips are bothering him, he/she may recommend a "wash-out" period between changing types of NSAIDs. If that is the case, tramadol is a pain med that can help during this time frame. I think your idea of starting at the low end dosage is great until you can get in to see your vet. HTH!


Thank you for your insight. :)

Malli wrote:Please do make sure to tell the Vet that Truman has taken the Aspirin when you take him in.
You could also try offering him a Heating Pad or hot water bottle(s for the pony!) to see if it helps for some temporary relief.


Mallika, I will definitely tell my Vet I gave him the buffered aspirin (half at 11 am and half at 2pm). Never thought of a heating pad.... :doh: Thanks!


I was out from 3-8 pm and he was a little bit more of himself. He wanted to go out and didn't cry when he got up from his bed. But Monday I will definitely be calling/seeing the Vet.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 8th, 2010, 6:35 am

Morning update: He isn't growling when he gets up and walks with more of a bounce to his step. He did chose to sleep on the first floor and not come upstairs. :sad2: I got very use to sleeping next to a 130 pound black guy. :giggle:
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Postby madremissy » February 8th, 2010, 6:55 am

Sending good thoughts for our Pony this morning.
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Postby airwalk » February 8th, 2010, 9:13 am

Lots of good thoughts for Truman this morning and for an excellent vet visit.
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Postby katiek0417 » February 8th, 2010, 10:52 am

More good thoughts to the pony....
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Postby maberi » February 8th, 2010, 11:06 am

I hope the big guy is feeling better and you find out what is going on
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Postby Suzi » February 8th, 2010, 11:43 am

Were thinking of you two today....Hope all goes well.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 8th, 2010, 1:28 pm

Poor pony... :( good luck at the vet...
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Postby Jenn » February 8th, 2010, 3:42 pm

Any news yet?? :hug3:
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Postby madremissy » February 8th, 2010, 3:46 pm

She text me at lunch and said "Truman seems a little better. He will now stand and eat while before he wanted to lie down."
Still sending good thoughts to you big guy.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 8th, 2010, 5:01 pm

Thanks, Missy. :) He is still choosing to stay on his dog bed (the twin mattress :rolleyes2: ) BUT he gets up without whining, he trots while leashed walked in the yard, he balances on 3 legs to pee, and seems more alert instead of grumpy. I see a lot of improvement.

I have my Vet on "standby" because to get Truman into his Rav4 :wink: he will need to extend himself and I don't want him to do that. I don't have a ramp for it, and honestly, don't have anything to make a temporary ramp OUT of. We never practiced ramp walking, either.
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