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Old April 29th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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Hi everyone,

I have a 13 yr old pug who is my little boy..honestly, he is my family. I took him to the vet for his annual check up..lung sounds and heart sounds good. All blood work is good. I had noticed in the past week he has been a little more subdued. Eating and drinking and bathrooming fine. He will just stand and stare and I can see and feel the sides of his neck pulsating or twitching. He keeps his head generally is a lower position. The vet checked his xray and found where part of his left lung does not seem to be filled with air. She said its not an effusion but needs to let the radiologist read it as she is not trained to read xrays. He has had a cough for a long long time but he has allergies and has been on immunotherapy (allergy injections) His cough does sound a little different now. Hes not coughing up anything..he tends to swallow whatever he gets up. The cough is better since I have not been burning wood..coughing less. Any ideas? I am so afraid of bad news.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Sorry you're going through such a stressful time, Jackie Waiting is always the hardest part. Did your vet say how long it would take for the radiologist to get back to her?

Try not to worry too much in the meanwhile (I know, I know...soooo much easier said than done ) Sending and positive thoughts for your little fella!
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I should have the radiologist answer by 11:30 this morning. Another 1/2 hour. Been worried about this for 24 hours now. My little guy isn't coughing as much now. Just once in awhile and as I've said he has bad environmental allergies. I would think if it were a lung tumor, he would be coughing constantly.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Best of luck Jackie. I hope it all turns out well.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Sending for your boy. Please keep us updated.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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I called the vet. She said she has not heard from the radiologist and it may not be till Monday. I bet I have an ulcer by then. He still coughs but not as much as he used to when I was burning wood. Is it possible he has bronchitis? The thing is the vet said it doesn't look like an effusion. Then today she said she doesn't think its a tumor but she has been wrong before. I don't know if she said that to try and relax me or not. I gotta tell you folks, I love my animals so much, they are my little family, spoiled and everything. Its very very hard for me to think anything critical could be wrong with my little ones. I know my Munch is 13yrs old but he has been the picture of health. Ever since he was a pup I exercised him everyday and always eats the best food. He is so smart and loyal. Sometimes I wonder why I got any animals as it always hard for me to lose them. Oh well, maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole hill. Thank you so much for your replies and encouragement. It means so much to me.
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