Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Update on Wilbur


Vet said could be congestion heart failure or cancer or bronchitis... SO he is treating him for bronchitis and seeing if the meds work. He wasn't looking to have Wilbur go through all the testing at his age nor run up close over $1000 bill for us at his age that would have showed cancer or heart failure but the fact he got in and out of the truck on his own and actually dragged me in the vet's office (which he does NOT like to go to ) made us and Doc think bronchitis. 

 I took this when him and Charlotte (that's her foot at his face)were laying on the couch this morning. He still isn't eating dog food...lost 20 lbs., but that actually put him at the weight he should be for his size and age. But Vet wants him closer to 90-95 lbs.  He hasn't gotten sick but the only thing he has ate is his treats (which included his meds being used as one of his treats) and I got 1/3rd of a slice of crustless bread (Charlotte and Rascal got the crust sections) down him. Later I will try eggs, they are due for their eggs (helps with dry coats) anyways. He isn't snoring like he was and the cough is not as wet sounding.  He took his pill this morning without me faking him with a treat.

Vet said he should be closer to normal by late Thursday or Friday if it is bronchitis. 


  1. Poor sick puppy. ow is the mommy?

    1. Mommy and Daddy are tired as he had both of us up all night before we went to the vet. Last night was a bit better. I checked on him at midnight and Hubby did at 3. He is moving around a bit more today than he has been but still not eating dog food .

  2. Poor Wilbur doesn't look happy but hopefully the meds will work.

  3. So happy to see he has come home for a little more love. Lillianna

  4. I hope that the meds the vet gave your Wilbur will work for him and he will feel better soon. Our little old Fuzzy Pomeranian has some pretty worrisome days and nights. He is 17 years old an has a failing liver and a heart murmur and possibly testicular cancer. He often gets up and coughs for a while, possibly fluid from the heart murmur. Sometimes we can barely get him to eat. He has had several very good days now, after having a day and a very long night where I thought we would have to have him euthenized he next day. When he woke up that day he was feeling good again, bright eyes, alert, tail up over his back and wagging and eating again. He stopped eating any canned or bought dog food. I boil chicken for him and make it in small pieces and cook potatoes for him and he does real well with ricotta cheese (cottage cheese makes him cough). When he first stopped eating we took him to the vet and she thought he would most likely be with us for a few weeks to two months. We are into one month and two weeks from that prognosis and are loving on him as much as we can.

    I hope your Wilbur recovers very soon.

    Take care.

  5. Oh I hope Wilbur is feeling better!

  6. Our Wilbur granddog has just been through cancer and chemo. I hope your Wilbur does not have to go through that.