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Old 01-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Djangohad his colonoscopy

Well, D had his colonoscopy. He was so out of it when I picked him up. The vet showed me the images taken during his procedure. His colon was beet red from the get go. He has an ulcerated colon and it was pretty bad. In addition, there's major inflammation everywhere. They saw a palip which they removed and that along with everything they came across on the way was biopsied. We should get the results wednesday.

In the meantime, I gave him a pain pill, he was in pretty bad shape. I glimpsed "under the hood" and oh poor guy, it's going to be a couple of days to recover all around. He's on different antibiotics, carafate to coat the belly and of course, all his other meds.

I am trying to stay positive that the results will come back indicating bacterial issues in the colon and not cancer. Whatever the result, my goal is to get him feeling good again. The vet indicated we can't put a plan in place until we know what we are dealing with. Not going to worry about anything until I have to. In the meantime, my goal is to get him thru the night as comfortable as possible. The worst part is he's really gassy but he thinks he has to poop so he keeps going to the door to go outside. Squats like he's doing his thing but nothing comes out, but hopefully he's getting some relief.

Bland diet until next week and lots of hugs and kisses!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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poor guy ,keep us posted. hugs.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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So sorry, sounds like he has a colitis of some sort. A friends' dog had ulcerative colitis (very similar to the disease in humans). It is common to see inflammatory polyps with severe inflammation (rather than the pre-cancerous polyps that humans get).

They pump air in with the colonoscopy to be able to see the colon, so he likely has a lot of gas to pass. That should settle down after just a few hours.

I hope they find something to get him feeling better soon.
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oh man, poor little thing... praying for good news from the vet asap!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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Poor, poor baby. I hope he will be more comfortable and pain free soon. Prayers are with both of you as you await the results. I hope that all is okay. He's been through so much. Give him a hug from Tyler and me.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #6
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It's funny, I don't know any of you personally and have only seen images of your dogs but there's something to be said about positive thoughts and a little messages that says "thinking about you" that really help you when you are dealing with a situation regarding your dog. Thank you to everyone.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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Hope the biopsies come out negative. I've had several of these procedures and not pleasant and his thinking he has to poop is normal. Prayers and hugs that all works out to the best.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #8
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Thinking about you. Feel better D.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #9
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Wow! Poor baby. I did not know fur babies could have a colonscopy. Yea, first thing came to my mind was Colitis also. Is he on a special diet? ((((((Hugs))))))) to you and your little fur baby.
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I feel just horrible for you both. Whimsy and I are sending positive and healing thoughts your way!!
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