Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Walker Evans Is OK, Thanks

Fortunately, Walker Evans came out of things fine in the end after his stomach problems yesterday morning.
We ended up getting an 11:40 a.m. veterinarian's appointment yesterday, and when we got him there, he was a bit quieter than his constant licking and panting from that morning that prevented Val and I from sleeping from 2:35 a.m. to wakeup. We were very concerned because of Walker's bloat and gastritis history.
The vet examined him, took his temperature, reviewed his history and took some x-rays to make sure that there were no obstructions. Not only were there none in his stomach or intestines, according to the doctor, his heart and kidneys looked great; we also found out that several lumps were just fatty tumors. Walker apparently had suffered from effects of his gastritis, which he has had for years.
We were told to give him some Pepcid AC if we had any; we had that brand in 10-milligram pills at home, and the vet said to give him two and call if this did not help. Walker once before had taken this for his gastritis. Well, the pills absolutely did the job, because his licking, panting and drooling stopped, he quieted down and finally slept.
This led to Val and I taking naps, not totally planned at least on my part, and we all slept regular Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
Thank you to all who expressed their kind wishes.


Blogger heather said...

Phew, glad to hear! Glad Walker is feeling better.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Kim Hosey said...

I'm happy to hear he's feeling better. You guys are such great dog-parents.

If I could only say the same about a certain someone who's been sleeping with an emergency receptacle beside his bed...

8:46 PM  

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