Buddy needs good vibes please!

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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:27 am

Much better thanks for asking :) Culture results came back yesterday. Turns out it was just an E. coli bacteria. She's doing great on the antibiotics (not vomiting like she often does!) and her lameness has also completely resolved.

It's funny, whenever she recovers from an issue like this, it's like she drops 10 years off her life. Last night she was zooming around the backyard and she was so bouncy, that when my neice and nephew came over for a visit, I had to crate her so she didn't knock them over!

Now however, Obi's eye is messed up. I don't know what's going on but it's droopy and red. He looks like a dg with Horner's syndrome. So now he gets to come to work with me today. I'm hoping that it's just an infection but there's no green discharge, just a droopy eye.

Hoping this is the last of my kids getting sick for awhile!
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:37 am

So happy about Buddy!! Hope Obi's eye is nothing major and cleared up in no time.
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:21 pm

Ugh I was right. Obi has idiopathic Horner's sydrome. Thankfully, it isn't painful and only needs to be treated if and when he loses the ability to blink properly.

According to our optho specialist, 90% of dogs with Horner's are middle aged golden retrievers. Obi is a four year old boxer mix. Ugh.
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby nic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:51 pm

I'm glad Buddy is feeling better,how is Obi doing?
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:00 pm

It doesn't seem to be bothering I'm at all but he looks like a stroke victim. I will post a picture when I get home.
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby Peneloki » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:36 pm

So glad Buddy is feeling better! And glad that Obi isn't bothered by his eye! :thumbsup:
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:15 am

This is what Obi's eye looked like two nights ago:

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Stroke face dog :(
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:33 am

Oh poor Obi! That looks icky. I'm glad to hear it probably doesn't bother him too much though.
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby dogs4jen » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:58 am

Poor Obi! Do you give him artificial tears, it seems like his eye will get all dried out? My late boxer was always getting corneal ulcers, I had to give her artificial tears a couple of times a day.
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:50 am

dogs4jen wrote:Poor Obi! Do you give him artificial tears, it seems like his eye will get all dried out? My late boxer was always getting corneal ulcers, I had to give her artificial tears a couple of times a day.


Only if we need to. This is the first time that this happened and although his eye looks terrible, he did still have motor control and could blink.

Whenever this flares up, we have to check and make sure he can blink. If not, then we will have to do artificial tears. Bless his heart, he is SO good when I have to give him eye meds but I know he hates it so much. So here's hoping that the Horner's never gets that bad!
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby spammie » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:56 pm

I'm always late to the party.
Glad Buddy is better.
Poor Obi, hope is eye gets well.
And no more sick things with your crew
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Re: Buddy needs good vibes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:24 am

spammie wrote:I'm always late to the party.
Glad Buddy is better.
Poor Obi, hope is eye gets well.
And no more sick things with your crew


Thanks spammie! Me too!
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