Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Maybe we should call this Mischief Monday Trouble Tuesday Wordy Wondering Wednesday Thankful Thursday.  Whatever, let's join Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop and give you an update on Timber.





Yep, that's me, the boy with the tummy and poop issues.



Raspberries to all the tests I have been through.  How about a cookie as a reward for my good behavior? 




Seriously, Mom, do we HAVE to talk about poop?  That's embarrassing.




OK, here goes.  So I had to go to the V.E.T. last Friday because I have had so many episodes of bile vomiting, losing my meals, and ahem, "irregular" poop output even though I was eating fine and playing as I always do.  So I had a bunch of analyses done on my "sample" and blood work.  My blood work was overall pretty good with just a couple of slightly lowered numbers that the vet said was probably due to all the upset going on.  No parasites found in the famous sample, a tiny bit of blood, a little bit of bacteria, but not too bad, and no giardia.  My symptoms remained unexplainable, but I started on some metronidazole on Saturday along with my pepcid.  Mom calls that metro stuff the magic cure. 





Well, guess what, it did nothing for me.  By Tuesday night there was no improvement.  Mom had waited the few days recommended by the vet and decided it was time to look at other options.  So yesterday I had the pleasure of another trip to the V.E.T.,  and this time I saw Mom's favorite vet, Dr. B.  He was as perplexed as the other vet. He talked about doing a PCR test to check for just about everything.  But then they decided to take pictures of me first.  I am a great model for photos, but I guess this wasn't quite what they had in mind.  They wanted to take x-rays of my insides!!!  They made me lie still on a table on my side and on my back. They said I was a super good and cooperative boy.



AND Dr. B. saw something in there that was not quite right. He said I have a partial blockage in my intestines, whatever that is.  He said it has almost come all the way down the path and should make its way out very soon.  What the heck?  What could it be???  He said it looks like a conglomeration of fur, sticks, maybe bones, maybe birdie bones, but he couldn't be sure.   Mom is thinking it may be a mix of all of that since I eat everything and anything I can find.



I promise I will try not to eat anything bad out here anymore because I sure don't like that new medicine I have to take.  Dr. B. gave me something called "enteric" something or other.  It is a pink liquid, and it tastes horrible.  Mom has a hard time getting it into me, and I have to take it three times a day for a couple of days.  And I will still finish the metronidazole.  The good thing is that Mom's examination of the output today revealed a bit of improvement in the consistency of the substance, if you get my drift.  But don't get too close, because that drift might be a little odoriferous:)  BOL.



The rest of The OP Pack is doing just fine and are hoping I get back to normal soon. 




Meanwhile, here are some happy faces as we are all thankful to have finally found out what is going on with me.

Woos - Timber (Lightning and Misty too)






29 comments:

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We hope everyone has good reason to be thankful today too.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry you had to go to the vet more than once. I am glad you are going to feel better as soon as you get rid of that mass of stuff. XO

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well Timber what an ordeal (for you and your Mom). But it sounds like all should be back to normal soon, poopwise. Paws crossed that this is the case.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers! Eating everything in sight? Sounds very Siberian. Well ... I hope all of your problems are "behind" you soon!
Sorry. Cam made me say that.
OK, not really. It was me. But I sure hope you are back to normal poopers VERY soon!!!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Madi and Mom said...

Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimber good job perplexing the Docs...it takes a very special pup to do that and well we all know you are special but this makes you extra special..you have pics of your innards too. I bet they are just as handsome as your outwards. Now good buddy NO MORE trees, no more bones PLEASE. cause we know it worried your Momster.
Loads of kitty kisses and mom hugs
Madi and mom your bfffs
PS no worries about TMI...I'm the queen of that too you know. We always try to keep things real here on the blog

Brian said...

We sure hope everything comes out okay, and soon Timber. Purrs from all of us. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
OMD that was process of elimination in extremis!!! Glad there is a glimmer of relief and am most grateful it is not something REALLY stinky :-) hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Ann Adamus said...

Oopsie Poopsie, we always say. Well, not really. We rarely say anything like that! Just remember Timber, not only does everything that goes around, come around, but what goes in, must come out. Sometime or other, one way or another. Enough of the lecture! Be well soon, little pup, and NO MORE eating yuk-stuff.

Marg said...

Timber, we sure hope you are on the way to recovery. Sure sounds like it hasn't been a fun time for you or the Mom. Maybe just eat your dog food for now. WE sure send lots of good thoughts.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Timber we are glad that the dogtor figured out just what is going on. Hopefully as soon as you pass your conglomeration you will be right as rain. Mom worries about me and Hazel cause we like to eat the fallen leaves and Hazel scarfs up grass scraps and other vegetation if mom doesn't keep a close eye.
hugs
Hazel & Mabel


Sue said...

Ok Timber, you need to come stay with Noah for a few days. He takes that pink stuff every morning because of his colitis. He sits down in front of Mom. She sticks the syringe into the corner of his mouth and he swallows the stuff without spilling a drop. He can teach you how.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We are sending "golden vibes" for you, Timber, that it all comes out in the end! :-) Be good, and don't eat anything that Bailey does!

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're very glad the vet has figured out what your problem was. Hopefully you will be feeling a lot better real soon, Timber!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We are praying that this too shall pass very quickly

Kinley Westie said...

Hope ya are all back to normal soon!

Mark Muller said...

we hope the problem comes out and it runs away from you... the mama takes photos if she thinks the output looks not correct... I think the vet clinic can open a second louvre ... not with pop-art, butt with poop art... hugs to you all and POTP...
btw: we are glad no giardias are in the game, that is so awful to get them out...

M Dawson said...

They found out what's wrong? Good heavens!! You really need to stick to the nice food Mum gives you! OK?

Marjorie and Harvey at Dash Kitten

Molly the AireGirl said...

We are hoping that the metro stuffs does it's thing in a hurry for you, Timber! Paws are crossed!

Millie and Walter said...

We are keeping our paws crossed that everything continues to "come out" okay.

24 Paws of Love said...

Oh my goodness! To be a puppy again. I remember when Fiona was about your age Timber and we had a sample taken in and the vets were all giggling at all the little pieces of plastic, sticks, etc. that were in it.

Seriously hope you feel better real soon, so the momster can stop worrying about you! :)

Tails Around the Ranch said...

My goodness, and here I thought Elsa was a canine garbage disposal. You definitely get the prize. Keep improving and no more sticks, okay? Have a wagnificent weekend.

The Gang at LLB said...

We are sure glad things are getting better with your tummy Timber. I know I have some bile vomit issues too....and it's not fun!

Mama is nodding her head....something about knowing all about puppies who eat everything they can find....I always throw mine up...so far.

xoxo,
Rosy

LBJ said...

Poor Timber, a tummy ache, and nasty medicine! Mom said Barkley got into trouble for eating stuff he wasn't supposed to and they had more than one unexpected run to the vet. Other than the "raisin cookie" incident I've behaved myself. Get Well Soon!

Abby Lab

Astro said...

Timber, We hope you don't have an old sock in there too.
What ever is up your pooper we hope it's gone soon.
My mom's old bull mastiff ate peaches and the pits off a tree once
it' was very scary and he had emergency surgery.
Well I hope you are better by Father's day and have a
good time with your mom and Dad, are you going to BBQ?
xo Astro

KB Bear said...

Oh my - that's no fun at all, Timber. I'm glad that the pictures helped, and I hope that the meds help even more. Fingers and paws are crossed here for you!

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh no Timber! We are so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Actually Dakota was having loose poop the past 2 days (he is on a very bland diet right now), the Vet thinks it is because he was trying new food (when he only ate one brand for 11 years prior to this).....so, we are getting him back on his old food. Praying you are ok!!

Pamela June Kimmell said...

Timber you sure have been through a lot of stuff to try and figure out what's what but it sounds like maybe you must have eaten too many "treats" out in the yard - stuff you shouldn't eat probably! I bet when that "STUFF" gets out of your intestines and deposited elsewhere you will feel like a NEW MAN! Out with the bad and in with the good. You must promise to take your meds and poop out all the ickies ASAP so you will feel tons better OK? OK!

Hugs, Teddy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay oh noes poor timber i am sorry to heer that yoo ayt sumthing wot did not agree with yoo!!! or ummm sevral sumthings wot did not agree with yoo as the kayse may be!!! i am glad it has almost wurkd its way owt i shoor hope yoo feel all better after it passes!!! ok bye

Huskies622 said...

We are so glad that your vet finally figured out what was going on!That's too may trips the the vet for such a sweet pup! Now only eat what is good for you! But to a pup, everything seems good, right?

Kiki and Nala