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Sherman is doing good but..

He just had his cryotherapy done for his distichiasis. I'd rather not post pics. Poor buddy looks terrible. Although I will say that he isn't stopping his normal routine. Even with his new lamp shade outfit he is still trying to attack my boots. Lol. I left that out the other day because I didn't want any comments freaking me out about him being put under as I already knew the risks and the doctors at northstar know what they are doing (Rated best animal hospital in New Jersey again this year) and the doctor he sees has a lot of experience with bulldogs. So the update I want to add here is that the doctor who did the procedure said she was surprised and that she easily fit a size 5.5 trach tube without resistance and said that's actually pretty good considering he is only 4 months old. So that was a nice relief. She said she has seen way worse on full grown bulldogs. So for anyone that saw my post regarding hypoplastic trachea. She is basically saying that in regards to his trachea he is actually a lot better off than a lot that she sees. So that's awesome. Maybe it grew. Maybe the doc who took the x ray was wrong. Maybe the x ray was inaccurate.  Who knows. But I am very happy to hear that new. She basically said if she wanted to go a size up she probably could have. 

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-Sherm was here. 

1sttimebully's picture

Yeah, glad he is okay and you got a good vet...now we get to

stop worrying and enjoy the little cutie....

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Ashley, Baron and Duchess

Vancouver, Canada

ShermanK's picture

Yea

Once he can stop crashing into things with his escolar in a week lol

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-Sherm was here. 

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Sorry

E-collar

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Cory's picture

Very good news ah

I'm glad the operation went well an I even happier to hear about his trac an that must be a huge relief for you....Hopefully from here on in it's smooth sailing for you an your little buddy Sherm. other wise can't wait till he's all better an posting pic's until then take care of your self's......

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Thanks man

Well see.. He's doing good been playing a lot today. Yea she was actually surprised because the regular vets had her thinking he was gonna be a very dangerous dog to operate on and she told me herself that it sounds like I may need to be very very careful with Sherman which sucked to hear. Then when it was over she told me.. "I used a 5.5 and I could have went larger if I wanted to because there was no resistance when putting in there. Thought you might like to know that.." I did. 

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Cory's picture

thats awesome

Puts your mind a ease a bit knowing it isn't as bad as you thought, I'm glad to hear an I'm praying that is all the problems you two have. hopefully from hear on in you two have a healthy an happy time with one another playing an keeping each other good company.

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Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Trach

Glad to hear she is not too concerned about the 5.5 at his age. I do hope it gets better as he grows, IMO that is still very small for our breed. We would much rather be a 7 or larger. As I mentioned in an earlier post xrays taken on a sick dog can be misleading as the inflammation can cause the xray to not be accurate.

Glad he is out, home and acting like a normal puppy.

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Yea

I actually said that to her.. "isn't the normal size like a 7 or so?" She said that was leaning toward optimistic with a bulldog and that she has seen full grown dogs way smaller than Sherman's quite a few times. So that's good to hear. I'm guessing since he's not even close to full grown he may have a chance at it though since she's basically saying he's probably like a 6 since she could have likely used a larger one. Unless tracheas don't grow with the rest of their body or something?.. 

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ArchimedesMommy's picture

Shermannnnn!!!!!! So happy to know he's okay, and such

GOOD news----awesome!!!!!  Please give him many, many (((( hugs )))) from Meaty, Sophie, and I as he recuperates!!!  

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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!!!

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Will do

His swelling is better today and you are starting to see those pretty eyes again. As long as it heals well he's gonna be even more handsome cause hell probly really open them up now. He already is kind of more "wide eyed"

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-Sherm was here. 

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Also..

When we were finally leaving after they brought him to me we were walking out and there was a 3 yr old bulldog there named Cooper in the waiting area who looked like Sherman when he grows up. Like very very much like Sherman. The lady was shocked too cause they had like almost identical color/markings. So Sherm had to try playing with him even though he looked like Rocky balboa. Didn't stop him. Lol. Also it was just nice to know that they really do see some bulldogs there. There was actually one there earlier in the day when I dropped him off too. Eases ur mind a bit I guess..

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Glad all went well......

I hope I get to meet this little guy someday!! Give him a big smooch and hug from me.

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Cathy & Zimmer

www.midatlanticbulldogrescue.com

 

 

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Most likely

Will be at the bully event u told me about. That would be like chuck e cheese for Sherman. 

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Pegsy's picture

sean the best you can do as a

sean the best you can do as a bulldog owner is do your research,educate and inform yourself and obviously seek a vet who is experienced w/bullies...which you obviously have,there's no doubt that you have his best interest at heart...w/that being said glad everything worked out...give him time to heal properly and in due course,in the meantime spoil him like heck!!!lol
glad the lil man is recovering nicely!
extra smoochies to the scrunchy face and pls post pics soon!

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Well

I'm definitely trying and learning as I go. And of course the help all of you is appreciated greatly. And of course.. He's my best buddy I definately want the best for him. His swelling went down a bit more today. I'm guessing in like 2 more days hell look like Sherm again. But probably better cause he already seems like he wants to open up those eyes.. And will do..

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-Sherm was here. 

Shawn, I am ecstatic to hear this great update.

Sherman has so many fans , including me. We were worried about sweet baby Sherman.

Thank you Shawn for the update.

I am glad his surgery went so well and safely. That is wonderful.

Have a great St. Patty's day weekend with your little Lad, Sherman

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Thanks

Yea he is doing good I can see he has fans. I'm sure he appreciates it. He's a good lad. You too..

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-Sherm was here.