Long time no post...

Today I took my (almost) 9 year old bulldog, Magnolia to the vet...

I found her through some contacts on this forum back in 2005...

She's been eating less the past few weeks, and after a week on vacation, we got her back from my in-laws, she looked bad.  She had some labored breathing, dependent edema, and just didn't look like herself.  Being a physician, I immediatley assumed the worse...brought her to the vet.  Chest x-ray done, big heart, pleural effusion.  

Vet started her on an ACE inhibitor and some lasix, we'll see how she does this week.

If anyone around here believes in prayer, and doesn't mind spending a second to send one her way...I'd appreciate it.  I spend most of my days dealing with people who are dealing with their own crisis, and have become somewhat numb to disease processes and illness... but this has really hit home.  

There's no friend like a dog, and no dog like a bulldog.   

Stephanie and David's picture

On their way with get well wishes.

Let us know what happens.

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Positive thoughts coming your way!

Hang in there, Magnolia!


Kisses, fingers crossed, prayers and all those other crazy things I do when someone is in need!!!!! Good Luck!!!

Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

Good thoughts for your girl...

hope she has many happy years ahead of her.

Pegsy's picture


Ay...poor thing...(((hugs)))

smoochies the scrunchy face

Pegsy's picture

prayers and wishes sent your

prayers and wishes sent your way

thinking of you and prayers being sent

I know what you are going through, as many of us here do.  I found great comfort in knowing others really cared about a health crisis when you are faced with it and the bulldog you love.  


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



Joe's picture

best wishes

prayers for her recovery.


  Joe & the girls

Poor Maggie passed away.

She seemed to be doing somewhat better overnight after a dose of lasix, she got another dose of lasix this AM, but when our neighbor came to check on her around 11, she was barely able to lift her head and was having some very shallow breathing.  

I left work and made it home right after she passed away.... Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes.  A very crappy day to say the least.  

I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Maggie

Always a very difficult time, but time heals.  


MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

so very sorry.........

rip maggie girl!



Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack



attitude is altitude!



AmyandSophia's picture

I'm so sorry:-(

My condolences to you on the loss of sweet Maggie.


Amy and Sophia

CathyandZimmer's picture

I'm so sorry to read this....

sending you many prayers and hugs for you & sweet Maggie. 


Cathy & Zimmer




So, so sorry!

I know your heart is breaking. Sending you hugs and prayers that you find some comfort in the days and months ahead.  I found a lot of comfort here from all the bulldogs friends.


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



Céline and Angel Stella's picture

I'm so very sorry

She was a very loved girl.

carmiesmommy's picture

so sorry

RIP dear one!

Pegsy's picture

i'm so very sorry for

i'm so very sorry for loss,(((hugs)))

I am

so sorry for you loss.... RIP sweet girl!