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Maybull's health problems

Poor Maybull has been having some health problems for the last several months. During most of her 13.5 years, she's been healthy, with none of the 'bulldog health issues' I've seen in some other dogs. But she started having breathing problems. Three sets of x-rays, an exam by a canine cardiologist, $1,500+ of antibiotics and she's better, but not 100 percent. We have an echocardiogram scheduled on Thursday.

Here's what we know; She may or may not have part of her lung that's not working right. Her heartbeat is very, very slow; 50 per minute. Somethimes she seems confused (lack of oxygen?). She's the center of the universe in our house, but we realize that at her age...well, she can't live forever. We can't imagine life without her but we know that someday she won't be with us.

So far, she seems generally comfortable, but she gets very stressed with any change in her routine. Right now, she's napping a couple of feet away.

I'll keep posting any updates. I know you folks understand about this. Thanks for understanding.

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Sweet Maybull

With Stella, we felt that as long as she was eating and seemed content, she was not meant to leave us yet.  It was only when those two things went that we let her go.

Hope she's having a wonderful nap  :)



Deborah and the NC gang's picture

sending hugs~~~

its so sad to see our babies grow old...

Dave and Zapper's picture

Wishing the best for Maybull !!!!




Pegsy's picture

there's nothng more heart

there's nothng more heart wrenching than knowing your beloved pet is not well

for whatever the reason-i had my archie 17 months and it migh as well have been 17 yrs...

nomatter what happens steph...she KNOWS she has been adored by you and your hubby and

well taken care of-better than royalty!

remember we're all right here for you,(((hugs)))

smoochies the scrunchy face

Give her a huge hug and

know that we are all praying for the best possible outcome.

amandalee27's picture

Thinking of Maybull

These posts tug extra on my heart since Rebel is sick too. I know the stress and anxiety and heartbreak you are experiencing. Thoughts and prayers your way. Give Maybull a good squeeze from us in Florida.

Katie and Tucker's picture

Best wishes Maybull :)

After I read this is made me think of Tucker getting older. I can't imagine what that is going to be like. He's so spunky and full of it that I can't imagine him slowing down. Please know we are sending you and your whole family positive thoughts. I know you will keep treating Maybull like the Queen she is 


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

hugs maybull! nm




Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack



attitude is altitude!



Sending warm love

and positive thoughts to you all. Hate to hear Maybul is having issues. She's our precious girl.


Kofi and Carol


karonelaine's picture

We love Maybull

Yes she had a great life with people who adore her. I will keep praying for her. Keep these update on coming. And that girl a huge kiss and a hug from me. 



ArchimedesMommy's picture

Aww....sweet Maybull !!!! Meaty and Sophie and I will pray

for her..........((( hugs ))))


Our three JOYS !!!  

Sophie,  Meaty,  and, Professor   (adopted in March 2016, went to Rainbow Bridge Dec. 2016)  

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!!!!