For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Oct 2, 2018

UPDATE on Jonah

First, a fun time. Jonah's First Birthday was yesterday. Susan bought him a cake from a bakery--yogart, applesauce cake--completely dog safe. She always goes over and above. I went over to celebrate with Susan and brought a piece of cake home to Bogey.

Jonah is not too sure about his musical birthday cake. LOL



Now the update. We consulted with surgeons this morning. One third of Jonah's Liver is in his chest cavity. However, they feel he can live a happy life with a normal life span. Had part of his GI system been in the chest the story would be different. Surgery would be necessary, and it would be a very involved surgery partially because of the surgery that was done by the unknown breeder's vet in Louisiana. They can't say whether the episode that brought us to the vet a couple of weeks was related or not. Jonah could have eaten something and the problem could have been just a case of him feeling really ill. He was born with the liver in his chest. The main thing is that he is back to acting his old self, loved by everyone who meets him. We have a lot of faith in his internist and the surgeon we spoke to today. So immediate crisis is over. Recommended is a 6 month ultrasound to make sure everything is as it is today. The surgeon said she has no reason to believe that it will be otherwise, but since we seem to be so concerned, it would put our minds at ease.

Well, Bogey and I are headed up to bed for the day. I didn't sleep more than two hours last night so I'm a walking zombie. Thank you to those of you who read and to those of you who comment and care. Nice to know such good people are in this world and that comforting words really help during difficult times.

11 comments:

  1. I love reading good news about our pups. I still haven't figured out our plans for when we leave Roanoke. I keep hoping for some cooler weather. 90 degrees on Thursday is just ridiculous. We still plan on getting to the speedway on Friday the 26th. He drives on Saturday. I'm thinking Sunday we can come up to your place.

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    1. Can’t wait to see you, Jim, and the pups! It was a little cooler here than it has in a while. You never know—you may hit a cool spot. Have you run into any problems with flooding detours?

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    2. No flooding detours yet but I still haven't planned our trip after Roanoke. I read an article about the horrible mosquito problem in North Carolina now. That worries me since they love me.

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  2. Love Good News! It is always scary and some believe that life can only be one way. It doesn't just happen to pets but people as well. Kathy was born with a different Heart but it only limits her slightly. Bogey's going to be around for a long time.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks as always for stopping in, Rick. We have to deal with the hands we’re dealt, and your posts always help me though I don’t do so wee, at times.

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  3. So happy that Jonah enjoyed his Birthday and cake!!! At least now you know what you are dealing with Jonah and will be able to have him checked periodically to stay on top of his issue. Keep us posted.

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    1. Again, thank you for commenting. We are feeling better about him. He was full of the old harry today! Loves all the birthday toys! LOL

      Nancy

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  4. So glad to hear this Nancy. I was wondering how he was. Love the cake!

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    1. It was so healthy and nutritious you might have liked it Sherry! Thanks for caring.

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  5. So pleased to hear the good news! Long live Jonah!
    Karen

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  6. Thank you, Karen. You are a gem. :)

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