10 days ago I rushed Bubba to our vet due to labored breathing which came on suddenly. After xrays he was diagnosed with pnuemonia. He spent 4 days at the vet with oxygen and injections of 2 different antibiotics and a bronchodialator. I was able to bring him home this past Friday. His chest xray showed some clearing of the pnuemonia. I had him back at the vet yesterday and the pnuemonia has cleared even more and his white blood count down considerably. He is on 2 oral antibiotics and a bronchodialator at home.
When reviewing all of his chext xrays with the vet, the vet said he was concerned about a dark shadow by his heart which was not showing any clearing. His original xray and the one yesterday shows the same thing as far as the dark shadown by his heart. The vet said it may be a tumor but until the pneumonia is totally cleared he couldn't say that definitely.
My questions are: 1. Bubba has absolutely no appetite. Refusing everything from table food (which had always been a big treat), to wet food (which he did eat the day I brought him home), to dog treats etc. Any suggestions what I can try to get him to eat or supplement to stimulate appetite?
2. Anyone had a bully with a tumor by their heart? What was the treatment and the outcome of the treatment?
Sorry this is such a long post but I am a terrified woman owned by a bully!
Maggie Porkchop and Bubba