Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MOTHER OF ALL EMERGENCIES


"There are many injuries and physical disorders that represent life-threatening emergencies. There is only one condition so drastic that it overshadows them all in terms of rapidity of consequences and effort in emergency treatment:

GDV. 

GDV is an acute life-threatening situation that occurs when the stomach expands and then rotates, cutting off blood supply to the stomach and spleen. Most dogs will go into shock soon after the first signs of GDV are seen. Death can occur within a matter of hours (or less). Immediate medical and surgical intervention is required to optimize survival. Death rate approaches 50%, even when treated(read more)."

Yeah. 

Shortly after landing on the Eat Coast, Dutch developed signs of GDV. Luckily I know what they are. The nearest emergency clinic is an hour from Cousin Sophie's. Thanks to my brother, we made it there in forty minutes. A few quick X-rays and my freakout is confirmed.

Dutch heads off to surgery...

A few VERY LONG hours later, the vet calls to let us know Dutch is still alive. His stomach and spleen were all sorts of tangled. Lots of bruising, but most of the tissue is still mostly healthy. Apparently the veins connecting his spleen to stomach are extra long and this helped. Go Dutch veins! Plenty of things can still go very wrong post-op, but so far so good. All fingers, toes, paws & thumbs crossed. Will know more in the next 24 hours. 

You will know when I know. Just don't tell Puglet. 

If you have a big dog, READ THIS NOW. Most of the symptoms of GDV are very specific if you know what to look for. GDV is always always always an emergency. 


147 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no, that's terrible news- sending lots of positive vibes over the seas from NZ. Dutch is lucky to have such a clever Mum who recognized the signs. I wish him a speedy recovery so he can back with his best pal Puglet soon :) x

Rachel's Thoughts said...

Wow, Amamda it seems like so many things are going ary! We are crossing our fingers and toes for Dutch that everything goes smoothly. Kudos on getting him emergency attention in time! :D Good luck and hope the rest of your stay on the Eat Coast is smoother sailing.

Megan and Jasper said...

Thank goodness you knew what to look for and was able to get him to the vet. I lost a dog to that and it was a horrible experience. I'm sending love and prayers to everyone for a full recovery - Joette

Poozles said...

Lots of hugs and good wishes, Ms. Thumbs. Also, high five to that speedy brother of yours.

Mercy's Mom said...

Oh Amanda Sweetie - I can't imagine what you are feeling! That is horrible! Thank God you did know and recognize the signs. Everything is crossed and I've just said some prayers for Dutch and will continue to do so throughout the day. What do you think brought this on? Anything specific? I hope it didn't have to do w/stress or the flight, which I'm guessing was 4-5 hours long. I'm going to go back now and read the link you posted.

Take care & prayers for Dutch,
Love,
Mercy's Mom & Mercy

P.S. Big shoutout to your brother for making it to the clinic in lightening speed!

Angel Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Poor Dutch!! We will keep him in our prayers and are sending him lots of good healing JUJU!!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Brutus & Ellie

Mel said...

We're sending you lots of juju Dutch and hope your human is okay too!
*hugs*

Mel said...

We're sending your lots of Juju from Australia Dutch and hope your human is doing okay too. *hugs*

Mercy's Mom said...

Dear Amanda,
Will you need help w/the vet/medical bills?? I imagine this will cost a small fortune. LET ME KNOW - LET US KNOW !! We will be there for you in an instant!
Love,
Mercy's Mom

Mia said...

OMP!! Poor Dutch!!! We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed for him. Sending love and juju that he makes a speedy recovery!!!

~Hugs~

Mia & Momma

Harry the pug from Oz said...

OMG so so sorry to hear that! Thank goodness you knew! Your in our thoughts and all paws, toes and fingers are crossed, much <3 and positive juju!!!!! Xxxxxx go Dutch

Joan said...

Wow what GREAT mom you are, that is so scary, was it from flying? I'm glad to hear he is doing fine so far. Pug hugs Amanda! #930's mom- Joan

Anonymous said...

OMD....Major JUJU for Dutch. Please keep us updated and we will send much needed JUJU.

Vinney from Warwick

Rambo and Miss Ellie said...

Oh Dutch, sending healing juju and love. Get well soon my friend.

Rambo and Miss Ellie said...

Oh Dutch, sending lots and lots of healing juju my friend.

Nugget said...

We are praying hard and crossing our paws that Dutch makes a full recovery!

Sabrina PugTails said...

Holy *insert HBO words*! So much for a relaxing visit with the family. :( Lots of juju for you and Dutch!
Worried licks,
Sabrina

Sammy and Neko said...

Dutch!!! Oh please please get better. We can't afford to lose you. Human, you have so much on your plate plus this emergency.
Sending mega juju to both of you.

Lovies

Anonymous said...

Prayers to Dutch and family!

Anonymous said...

Prayers to Dutch and family!

Jenny (Mom to Molly and Gus) said...

DUTCH! You can't be scaring us like this, sweetheart. You need to get better fast so that your hu-mom (and the rest of us) can stop worrying. And if you can't fly back home for some reason, I'm sure that between all of us who read this blog and love you and your hu-mom dearly, we can arrange for you to be driven cross country. Get better soon, handsome boy.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to Dutch and family!

Kathleen said...

Sending postive thoughts and prayers your way that Dutch makes a full and speedy recovery. We love that sweet boy and hate that he (and you!) have to go through this.

Kathleen and Sadie the Wonderpug

Kathleen said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way that Dutch makes a full and speedy recovery. We love that sweet boy and hate that he (and you) have to go through this. Get well soon, Dutch!!

Kathleen and Sadie the Wonderpug

Hugo the Portland Pug said...

We love you Dutch! We are pulling for you!!!!!!

Big hugs to you all!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Lots and lots of juju for Dutch! Very grateful your brother drives like a racecar driver and Dutch has good veins.

♥♥♥
Meredith & Scarlet

Bailey and Buddy said...

OH NO!!!! DUTCH, GET WELL SOON!

Deb and Pammy Mae said...

I am so sorry this has happened to Dutch!!

Amanda you must be worried sick over this. I commend you for knowing the symptoms so well. Did the airplane ride cause this?

I am amazed at how you can handle these emergencies.

Go Amanda! Go Dutch! (no, we won't tell Pug)

Anonymous said...

Much JUJU being sent. Bert's bro is bloodhound and we have always kept a look out for the symptoms. Hope all goes well...

Bert(pug 876) and Earnie's Mom, Liz

Anonymous said...

Good luck Dutch. All our Pug love coming your way. We'll be thinking of you all day, hoping the results are excellent. - Beatrix in Miami

Stacy Duncan said...

Keeping you and Dutch in our thoughts and prayers.

Stacy Duncan said...

Keeping you and Dutch in our thoughts and prayers.

Patty said...

OMG! Hope all goes well with Dutch post-op. Prayers on the way!

xoxo Patty

Michele said...

You seriously need a break. Not just the kind that lets you take a deep breath, but one that really lets you exhale and relax. Poor Dutch!! And poor you! What a scary situation! Thank goodness you knew the signs, and thanks for sharing. Sending lots of healing thoughts to Dutch, and rays of strength to you.

Pearl and Tessa said...

Oh, poor Dutch, and poor Amanda. Sending all the love and Juju we can. Come on Dutch, get well!

Noodle said...

OMP!! Dutch!! So much juju heading your way!! SO glad your human knew what was happening and what to do! PLEASE keep us posted!

TriHardChris said...

Ju Ju to sweet Dutch! Prayers for a full recovery. Strength to miss Amanda as well.

Anonymous said...

Dutch is in our prayers. So are you

Ruth said...

Holy shit Amanda, I hope he's ok. And I hope you're ok. You could use a break :/

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

We are sending puggle prayers and some major ju-ju to Dutch. Please just hang on buddy!

Amanda, praying for you too.

Roxi, Riley & Lea

Foodie Girl said...
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Foodie Girl said...

Fingers, toes, dog and cat paws crossed! Fell better Dutch!

~Mookie

Maggie and Lucy the Pugs in Dallas said...

Oh MY....I have so many emotions brewing right now....tears are flowing thankful Dutch is alive!!! OMG! I just can't stop crying thinking how horrible that must've been! So glad things look good right now and anxious for an update. Lots of love and prayers going out to Dutch and you Amanda....how much more can you guys go thru? Juju coming your way big time from Big D!

badgerlaw said...

oh dutch i am sending you my juju

Anonymous said...

Oh Dutch! We love you....can we help with vet bills?

Anonymous said...

Holy ****!!!! The party doesn't seem to stop for you & your fuzzy family. :-( I am SO sorry to hear about Dutch and wish him a speedy and discomfort free recover. Sweet boy. Amanda I hope your heart and stress level can recover. Hats off to you for recognizing the problem and not just chalking it up to a day of travel/ stress, WOW!!! You are one awesome pet mama. Prayers to you all and don't worry about Puglet, your secret is safe with us!!

Love the 3 of you!!!

Get well Dutch Man!

Pug Hugs, Winnipeg Lola the Pug & Megan

JessieJane said...

JuJu for Dutch.

Daisy

Sue McGee said...

Thank God for Thumbs who knew the symptoms, lead-footed Thumb Brother, and long Dutch veins. We will be praying for a quick recovery with no complications.

C. Penfold McGee, Lucy, and Sue

Mubi Chitose said...

I am thanking God that Dutch came through. I will continue to pray for him for his speedy recovery post-Op.

He is such a good guy. All the JuJu in the world will come to his aid.

Mubi Chitose said...

I am thanking God that Dutch came through safe. I shall continue to pray for his speedy recovery post-OP.

All the juju in the world for Dutch. He is such a good guy.

pugsmom said...

Lots of prayers are going up for Dutch. I'm leaking big time. So glad you had a good team (your brother) and that you made it to the vet in time. Hang in there Dutch, we're all behind you.
Hugs,
Pug Pack's mom in Oregon
Phoebe, Kizzy, Dutchy and Olita

Misha said...

Sending good vibes to you both! xo, Harley (Pug #55)

Anonymous said...

Oh, darling Dutch, be strong, be well. I lost my boy Tug to this condition years ago.

Anonymous said...

OMG, BROTHER DUTCH! We are so extra happy that you were with your mom when that happened. WE hope you are feeling better this morning, and continue to feel better over the next few days. Yay for Amanda for recognizing the signs, and yay for her brother for his awesome emergency driving!
Love from the better coast, the west one!
Lafayette Lola and Tiffany

Noodles said...

OMP!!! I am crossing EVERYTHING for a total recovery! I promise I will not breathe a word of this to Puglet!
Love Noodles

Anonymous said...

Kathleen says....

This can happen to pugs also...not just large dogs. My pug developed this complication after dental surgery. I noted the "drum-like" stomach when I picked her up from vet after surgery. I even commented on it...the vet wasn't concerned because she was a small dog. He said she swallowed air because of anxiety. Well after an uncomfortable night I rushed her back to vet...long story short...$5000 specialist/surgery/hospital stay later she did make it!

Praying for Dutch!!!

Abby460 said...

Sending lots of good juju your way, Dutch!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh NO!! Poor Dutch! And poor Amanda. Reading this made me cry. Praying and sending tons of good juju for Dutch's full and quick recovery. Hugs from Colorado.

Barbara said...

Oh Dutch! The bloat! PLEASE get better quick! I'm so glad your mom knew what it was and that you have super veins!

Do we need to start a fund for Dutch?

Keep us updated!

Anonymous said...

OMP

thank you for spreading the word. Thank God Dutch is ok. Keeping him in our prayers!!

Christa said...

Holy crap. Mega super juju sent from us. ❤

Amelia Rodriguez said...

Fingers, toes, and paws all crossed with extra tight curls to pug tails. Lots of well wishes headed your way.

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of good vibes to Dutch and you. Poor guy :(

Dorothy

sybilthepug said...

Oh, Dutch! Sybil the pug and I are sending all our good juju from across the pond. Get well soon! <3

Anonymous said...

Amanda, You just don't get a break. It's time for all good things to fall from the sky and pour all over you. Dutch too! xxx

Anonymous said...

All the juju in the world directed to Dutch, the most handsome pink wearing, plastic chicken chasing spotty dog out there. I know pug juju can cure ANYTHING!! Thinking only positive thoughts!

Anonymous said...

hugs fron #643 and his human! good juju on its way

T and the Pugs said...

Oh Amanda I am so sorry! I am so glad you know the signs of GDV. I am about to use your link so I can study up on it myself. But first I have to send you vibes of strength and lots n lots of juju for Dutch! Yay for long veins! Hoping for a speedy recovery, stay strong and keep yourself healthy during this too. We'll be waiting for the next update. Hang in there, Dutch kick it in high gear and recoup quickly.

{{Hugs}} from Lucy, Gator, Chaz and Sugar in Washington.

Charlie the Pugster said...

Oh my goodness!!! So glad you caught this. Prayers going out to you and Dutch

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dutch - all our fingers and paws are crossed for you. Please get better very soon. Brinkley #588

Pugs2Luv said...

Sending lots of pug hugs & juju for sweet Dutch. We will be thinking of you. Can't wait to see you again

Pugs2Luv said...

Lots of pug hugs & juju.
Love, Zoey & Phoebe

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

redirecting all my good juju to dutch right now! pull through buddy!

DMBY said...

Sending major, MAJOR juju to Dutch right now. You can do it buddy!

Ernest Merriweather Picklebottom III said...

OMD!! That is so incredibly scary! So glad surgery was a success. I am sending MEGA PINK KITTY JUJU to you for a FULL RECOVERY!!! And lots of licks and kisses to Miss Amanda!!

Your feline friend,
Ernest Merriweather Picklebottom III

Anonymous said...

OH NO!. Poor Dutch! Sending lots of good juju. Please get better, Dutch!

Rocky, UK said...

Poor Dutch! Sending love and mojo. Stay strong and get better soon, little one. And big hugs to your human.

pdx puggiesx2 said...

Sooo scary! We hope that both you and Dutch are ok!

Frances Louise said...

Wow! No time to even breathe. Wishes for a speedy recovery for Dutch and some peace and quite for Amanda.

Frances Louise said...

Wow. No time to even breathe. Our wishes for a speedy recovery for Dutch and some quiet time for Amanda

Eddie the Pug said...

Get well Dutchie Boy! MAJOR juju being sent to the Eat Coast...
Puggie Hugs to Miss Amanda

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! Poor Dutch. I am so upset for you and him that this happened :(

Give the big fella a hug from us. Sending you cases & cases of JUJU.

Ann, Fro, Molly & Cleo

Shari said...
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Shari said...

OMG... We are so glad that your mama knew the signs and got your help right away. We are hoping for a speedy and uneventful recovery. Hopefully the rest of visit will go smoothly. If there is anything anyone can do to help, please let us know.

Shari and Rascal
Wisconsin

3 doxies said...

Ms. Barbara sent us by. We is sendin' all our vibes to you and Dutch. We is really hopin' withs all our mught dat he has a smooth recovery.
Thank dog ya'll got him to da vet in time.

Puddles

butch and sundance said...

Ohhhh no!!! Poor Dutch! We are sending lots of pug JuJU your way...you just don't deserve this Amanda! Fingers and paws crossed.

moPSY+MISIOber said...

We are sending our Polish juju your way Dutch. love you please get better like NOW :( Mom sends her love too and special hug to Miss Amanda PT

Samantha Bubb said...

Get better soon Dutch, you're so lovely xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Prayers to Dutch and all of his family...

Jac said...

Prayers for Dutch.

Annie Fannie said...

My mom is sending prayers up to St. Francis to take care of Dutch, and prayers to St. Anthony to watch over you Amanda.

GDV is usually a big dog situation but my mom says one of her pugs before me got it also, and recovered nicely.

Eartha Kitsch said...

We're sending lots of love out to you and Dutch from Camp Kitsch. Will be anxiously awaiting news.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sending all our juju and POTP and prayers for Dutch
hugs
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Jaco said...

Oh Dutch! Sending all our good juju your way, it's so hard to have a medical emergency and even worse when you are far from home. Big hugs to your momma and uncle. Much love big fella

The Heartbeats said...

Hugs to you. I work with GSDs that are service dogs and we've lost many amazing dogs to this. We follow all the guidelines to avoid, rest before and after eating, etc but sometimes it just happens and it's just terrible for all involved. We had some survive and have actually considered making the tacking surgery routine with a spay or neuter...

Get well soon!

Mamma Heartbeat

Unknown said...

Amanda and/or Amanda's people,

Please let us know how we can help with vet bills. Amanda should not have to add more financial stress, she has enough. I know there are many of us out here in Daily Puglet land that would be honored to help.

-The Pugs in Portland

Jazz Girl Pug said...

Gee, Dutch, we are so sorry your insides got all twisted. We wanted to meet you, but you need your rest and your human's TLC for now. Like others, we are sending gobs and gobs of juju your way...but nothing that needs to be eaten or lapped up.

Candace and Chiquita said...

Sending lots of prayers out for Dutch...

Candace and Chiquita said...

Sending out lots of prayers for Dutch...

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

Amanda,

My pack wants to help with the vet bills. The check is already written. So, Please just advise how/where to send ......

Rose

Suki said...

OMP! OMP! Texas juju headed your way! So glad Amanda knew what to do! Feel better super fast Dutch!

Hugs to you and Amanda,
Suki & Suki's Mom

Anonymous said...

The Portland Pugs are spot on! Amanda, PLEASE let us know if pet insurance is taking care of this emergency bill or not... If not, I know many of us would be happyhappyhappy to help out financially!! :-) -Megan F & Lola Pug in Winnipeg

Suki said...

OMP! OMP! Texas juju coming your way! Dutch, hope you get better super fast! Glad Amanda knows what to do.

Hugs to you & Amanda,

Suki & Suki's Mom

Jackie & Paco said...

OMG! Poor Dutch! Thank goodness Mom knew what to do! Big shout out to Mom's Bro who flew low to get him to the vet. We're sending major Juju to Dutch & Thumbs. Maybe there's a pink blanket to wrap Dutchie in when he's recovering. Maybe some Justin Bieber music too... Bless his heart, & yours too Amanda. You are in our heart & prayers. Please keep us updated.
Paco in Richmond Hill Ontario

Janice, 2 Pugs and a Boxer mix said...

Oh Dutch Darling,
We can't have anything happening to you. We are wishing you a speedy recovery. Amanda, please let everyone know if we can help with the medical cost.

Miley said...

Hi everyone,

Miley here my thumbs setup a face book page to help raise $$ for Dutch. It's called "emergency auction for Dutch "

If you would like to donate an item or bid please go over there. My thumbs is donating a pink leash, I'm sure Dutch would like that

Thanks
Miley

Jennifer Papas said...

Hugs and prayers to everyone, especially Dutch! We all hope he's back to his normal self, wearing great pink sweaters ASAP!

Jennifer Papas said...

Many hugs and prayers to everyone, especially Dutch! We hope he's back being his awesome self and wearing pink sweaters soon!

mlb7791 said...

Oh Thank God for your veins Dutch!!! We love you and so glad you are ok. Please, Please, Please stay ok!! We love your human's brother too HE ROCKS!!! But your human rocks the most!!!! She is such a good human!! We love her too.....we won't breath a word to Puglet, I think he would freak out....he acts like Dutch is annoying but even WE know how much Puglet loves him!!!
Again...LOVE YOU DUTCH!!

Bruno and Diesel's mom said...

Oh, sweet Dutch... thank heavens your mom knew what was happening in time to save your precious life. I'm sorry your big trip is such a bummer =( All our prayers for a good recovery; hope you still get to enjoy the eat coast. My Diesel is super-big, so I'm going to read the link & refresh my memory. Those barrel-chested pugs are prone to this too, as well as lung torsion. A little knowledge can be a life-saver!
Love always, from me & the boys ♥♥♥

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! Happy to hear that Dutch has good veins and has made it safe through surgery! Sending you all lots of love and positive energies!

Emelina Guerrero said...

OMG!!!! My thoughts and good vibes for you, Dutch, and PUG!! Get better Dutch!!

stellaroselong said...

We are so glad you have great veins dutch and a fast uncle prayers are coming your way!
stella rose

Chang from Chicago said...

Dutch is in our prayers. May he recover quickly.

Paws on the Run said...

I'm so glad he is OK!!!! Sending positive thoughts your way!

Anonymous said...

All the juju in the world for Dutch. I'm with the Jersey Pugs, please let us know what we can do. Miley's Mom can we just donate on the facebook page?

Daisy's Thumbs in Wpg.

daisy said...

Pug and dalmation juju coming Dutch's way. We hope all is well.

Daisy and Scooter Pugman

Abby the Pug said...

Oh no!!! Sending MAJOR MAJOR JUJU your way Dutch! We hope you recover well and feel better soon!

Luana said...

Sending so much love and good pink juju to Dutch.
Love Yoda and Luana from MN

Ollie said...

Amanda,
Your knowledge and quick thinking make you a real hero in this situation. I would have been screaming and running around in circles. Kudos to you!

If you need any help whatsoever to cover the cost of care, please email me. I am only to happy to do this for dearest Dutch.

Lots of love to you and Dutch!!!

Sandra & Ollie

Katie said...

Oh no Dutch!!! Get better soon! Sending positive thoughts your way! Kudos to Amanda for recognizing what was wrong! We love you!
Katie, mocha, and latte

Katie said...

Oh no Dutch!!! Get better soon! Sending positive thoughts your way! Kudos to Amanda for recognizing what was wrong! We love you!
Katie, mocha, and latte

Ollie said...

Amanda-
Just sent a donation to the Paypal account Laurie gave me for you, to help Dutch get home. You probably won't want to fly him back to SF.

I am a proud contributor to the "Limo Ride Back to the West Coast Fund for Dutch"!

Anne said...

Oh Dutch! I just started crying! You have to get well soon!!!! I had my pug, Buddy, go into anapylactic shock once. Everyone right now...Go look up your nearest 24 hour emergency vet clinic location and learn how to get there and program the number into your cell phone!!! When time is critical for your furbaby, you need to know this information. Much love and good juju coming from Minnesnowda pugs!
<3
Anne, Buddy, and Lucey

Anonymous said...

Will you post the vet telephone number. I can call and pay part of the bill with my credit card. I'm praying for you and Dutch!

Anonymous said...

Sweethearts Amanda and Dutch, I dont want to do a auction! Please can I paypal or send you a check?

laurie cowhig said...

Hi all,

Monetary donations can be sent via Paypal abinsf@gmail.com This has been yet another financial burden on Miss Amanda and no, there is no pet insurance.....Please visit the Facebook page as items will be added as they come in (I will be adding some tonight) Please send ANY AND ALL JUJU to our Dutch, Amanda and Casa de Puglet.

Laurie Cowhig
Thumbs for Buford T. Justice, Bambi, Miss Lacey, Tre - The Boston and from the Bridge, Miss Peg and Per-Li-Mae

Peggy2957 said...

Oh no poor Dutch!!!! Poor Amanda!!! You must be worried sick!!! Sending ALL the good juju and best wishes to Dutch and praying for a speedy recovery!!!! PLEASE keep us posted.

LOTS of hugs and kisses!!!
Peggy, Benny, Emi and Gracie

Frauntene McLarney said...

OMG!!!!!

Seriously???? What on Earth??? How???? I can't even talk!! But thoughts, love and boat loads of positive energy heading to the eat for you both.....

Good Gravy.......

Fraun
ChiChi, Tater-Tot and LucyP

Payton's mom said...

Everyone at Casa Puglet has been through so much, and now this. Saying prayers for Dutch to make a full recovery and sending my love to you all.
Love,
Christy

Mary Rayne said...

@laurie, do you mean the 1000 pugs facebook page? And what are the 'items'? Thank you!

Miley said...

here is the face book page. We will be adding items as the day goes by

https://www.facebook.com/groups/511139895617102/

Bruno and Diesel's mom said...

Hoping for an update on Dutch soon. I'm so worried about him =( We're thinking of you, sweet boy. Get better soon!
Love always, Bruno & Diesel's mom ♥♥♥

Megan and Jasper said...

I just donated via paypal - used the email abinsf@gmail.com - when you do that, check of 'sending to family and friends', then check off that you'll also pay the fee. We're sending all the juju we can muster to Dutch. I lost a bloodhound to bloat because I live on an island and couldn't get to the vet fast enough. It was a horrible experience that I'll never forget.

rosa said...

OMG !!!! many many juju flying your way across the pacific (and to the east coast)

rosa said...

OMG!!! lots and lots and lots of juju flying across the pacific (and to the east coast) to you

Anonymous said...

Feel better Dutch!! Glad you are okay.

Anonymous said...

We've been so worried all day, and sending lots of good juju to Dutch and Miss Amanda.

Please get well soon Dutch, we love you!

Otis from the Sunshine State #268 said...

Dutch, we are praying for you and sending major JUJU your way. We love you guys and want to help any way we can. You, Amanda and Pug have had a tough year.....wishing and praying really super hard that everything will be okay.

Love, Otis and his person

adrienne said...

Oh my goodness - I'm so sorry to hear this! GDV is all kinds of horrible-ness :(. I'm glad Dutch is recovering and lucky to have Amanda who knows all kinds of vet stuff! Wishing you a speedy recovery, Dutch!

Anonymous said...

Dutch,
JUJU, JUJU, and more JUJU coming to you.
We love you and are praying for you.
love,
Pearl, Mac, Trixie and our human Sherry

Andi Smith said...

Wish you the best Dutch and Amanda

Anonymous said...

All my prayers and love, healing and peaceful thoughts coming your way. xoxoxo

Laura Bee said...

Hey Laurie, What Facebook page? Can you link to it and maybe post the info in Sophie's update post too? Thanks!

Jennifer Huber said...

Goodness!! Poor Dutch! Be okay!
<3,
Frankie, Tanka, Jen, Sam, Bisou & Madie

Tomoko said...

This is cool!