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SLEEP APNEA

Hello,

My bullyboy Gunney is 11 1/2. He experiences sleep apnea, but recently he had a severe episode. Usually he will lift his head open his mouth and take a deep breath. This time he lifted his head but fell over. I ran to him, he wasn't breathing, I couldn't open his jaw, so I covered his nose with my mouth and breathed in a couple of times. Then tried to open his jaw still couldn't repeated covering his nose with my mouth and breathed in. Nothing again. I called out to God and asked for His help and his mouth opened he took a really deep breath. He was a bit dazed. We took him to the vet. That was Sat. After xrays showing enlarged heart or...We saw the cardiologist on Monday. The ultra sound showed a mass around his heart but it isn't doing anything. A weak heart with poor blood flow though. He is now on med to strengthen his heart and one to improve blood flow. The doctor also found a mass in his abdomen, but said it COULD be a nogule. The doctors hope is that by strenghtening his heart and improving blood flow there will be no more severe sleep apnea attacks. PRAY!!!PRAY!!!PRAY!!THANK YOU LORD FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY WE HAVE HIM WITH US!!!

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Thank you and God Bless!!!

Cecilia & George

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Your actions saved him

Bless his little heart. You are a good Mommy and your quick actions saved him. I prayer that these meds help and you can enjoy his company for several more years. Much love!

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NARES

Hello,

Trying to find out if anyone knows if the nares surgery does improve sleep apnea. Gunny with his history w anesthesia, heart, and age would not be a candidate, but I think others should seriously consider doing the surgery early on to help their bully breath easier. I know throat surgery is an extreamluy invasive surgery but doing the nares other than taking precausions with the anesthsia is not.

PLEASE PRAY FOR GUNNEY..

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!!!

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Thank you and God Bless!!!

Cecilia & George

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Thank U!!!

Thank u for your prayers!!! I have been unable to get Gunneys picture to load. One minute it was there then it was gone and haven't been able since then to get it to load..Can u help??

God Bless!!!

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Thank you and God Bless!!!

Cecilia & George

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PICTURE

Finally got it to Load..

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Thank you and God Bless!!!

Cecilia & George

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Awww......prayers for your sweet Gunney!!! That must

have been sooo scary!!!  Hope those meds help, and like you said, I thank the Good Lord every day that

we have our sweet babies for one more day!!!!!!  :-) 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!