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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:18 pm

Too bad we didn't figure it out until now. Poor guy was doing really great, and now he's really bloated again.

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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:35 pm

Dangit!! Poor Henryman!! Poot with all your might little man!

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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:02 pm

Yeah for little Henry, the mystery is solved.
And the best part, no meds involved!

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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:32 pm

I'm glad you figured it out. Feel better Henry!

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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:40 pm

Give him a little simethicone and some Critical Care?


Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:54 pm

Henry is back to having a really bad time of it. He was making perfectly normal healthy poop as recently as yesterday. Today, he's horribly bloated and not pooping.

We've started him on Reglan (sp?) and he's made a few little poops, but he still looks miserable. Frost has been hanging out at his side all day.

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Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:03 pm

We have an older (may be as old as 6+) intact female who has to have smaller portions of fruits and vegetables more often. I think Dr. Miller's first idea/comment still has merit.

We give her pieces of redleaf and greenleaf that are about the size of a nickel (!!!). Of course, she gets more than one, but they're spaced out as we go around the room.

Give her a piece the size of about 1/3 a dollar bill, and she can get very uncomfortable for a while, at least.


Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:14 pm


Henry's situation is escalating. We came home from a late dinner to find that his rear left leg wasn't really moving, and when you stroke his left side, his body spasms.

Is this a problem with a motility drug? A stroke?

He was making perfectly normal poop yesterday, and he's passed some today, so I don't think we're dealing with an obstruction.

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Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:32 pm

We had trouble with Cisapride (Propulsid), but not with Reglan.

Is Henry walking, eating, drinking? Is he awake, alert? Paying any attention to Frost, or not? Does he have nystagmus (eyes fluttering, twitching, not focused)?

Keep him warm. If you have a Snuggle Safe disc, warm that and put it where he can get to it (but get off of it if he gets too warm). Make sure he can move before using it.

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Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:33 pm

Oh no. That doesn't sound good. I have no medical advice but wanted to wish you two and Henry well. Is he moving his leg now? Is he eating or moving around?


Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:50 pm

Henry is alert and interacting with Frost. He let Jim syringe him some water. He is paying attention. His eyes aren't twitching - they are focused and followed me around the room. He seems to be able to move his back leg, but not in a normal manner.

We called Dr. Swenson at K-State. She said based on what I described and without doing an examination, the problem could be that the gas build-up is causing his abdomen to expand and possibly irritate a nerve or cause a lactic acid build-up which then causes muscle cramping. She told us to give him some metacam to help with the pain and to give him some amounts of critical care, as well as keep up the Reglan.

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Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:14 pm

Sending hugs to Henry and you all! Hopefully, he'll be feeling back to normal, soon. It's hell to grow old.

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Post   » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:20 pm

Poor little Henry,...
Hope he would be back to his old self soon.

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Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:22 am

Oh no, I hope he will be ok. I'm thinking of you guys.


Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:03 am

The Metacam made a world of difference. He was back to walking around normally and drinking water within an hour. He's made a few unpleasant poops. I feel like I can go to bed now, at least.

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Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:04 am

Go, Henry!

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Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:23 am

Oh poor Henry! I send him a very gentle hug and a tummy massage. I hope he's okay.

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Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:45 am

I am also really hoping Henry is okay. I am thinking of you.

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Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:15 am

I'm thinking of you also. I hope today is a better day.

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Post   » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:50 am

Yes, please let us know how Henry is doing today!

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