Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eight Pounder

This week, Layla's delicate immune system decided that it was jealous that it was Marge's turn for a vet visit.  In true dramatic fashion, Layla started hacking and coughing in what looked to be a pretty severe asthma attack.

In fact, she was so bad Saturday night that I considered bringing her to the emergency vet.

Alas, Marge's weekday appointment was switched to Layla's weekday appointment.  A couple of x-rays later, Layla does, indeed, have some asthmatic stuff going on in her lungs.

Thankfully, the vet did not seem overly concerned, and said that he was actually happy with the x-rays, since they showed a normal-sized heart (yippee!).  We will continue her low dose of Prednisone (which she is on for the intestinal issues) and perhaps increase if needed.  She still takes her liver protectant supplement, Denosyl, as well.

Oh, and the other tidbit of good news was the fact that little Layla, who was down to nearly 6 pounds earlier this year, is now a nice and lean 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

Not to worry, Marge wasn't spared a visit.  She got to go in that same afternoon (talk about an expensive day) for her wellness exam.  She checked out perfectly fine, except for a couple of back teeth that seem to accumulate tartar no matter what I do.  It may be time for a dental.

She was a trooper, too.. so much calmer than I ever recall her being at the vet's office.  She sure has come a long way.


Cyndi and Stumpy November 16, 2011 at 7:34 PM  

Phew! I didn't want to hear that Layla was in trouble, again! I've got a few more pounds she can have!

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Diana November 16, 2011 at 7:38 PM  

Im glad everyone turned out ok. Hope Layla feels better soon.

Two French Bulldogs November 16, 2011 at 9:51 PM  

feel better Layla
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Shane Kent Louis November 16, 2011 at 10:17 PM  

Wow, that was a good news! I hope everything was doing great!

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Dawn November 17, 2011 at 6:31 AM  

Good news on Layla!! And on Marge as well...and of course she did well at the vet..she had YOU with her! :)

Unknown November 17, 2011 at 6:31 AM  

Phew! It was scary!

So glad that everyone was okay in the end.

Sue November 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

You're getting an idea of what our vet visits are like. Next week the three oldest ones go in for their six month exams and blood work.

Kathy Mocharnuk November 18, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

I bet that was an expensive day, but glad everyone is doing well at the end of it!!! Good job Layla getting up to 8lbs with all her intestingal issues that is FANTASTIC!

ForPetsSake November 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM  

Congrats on good visits! There's nothing like peace of mind when your kiddos are all safe!

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