Please help !!!
by Diana Reinhold
My babygirl Cherry is about 12 or 13 years old, I had her about 8 years now. She has been the best dogie ever and still is,she was never a whiner, just a loving dog, always wanting and giving love. She been a pretty calm dog, she use to run around and play and chase people around in a playful way; but she is so laid back now and still so loving. Anyway, about 6 years ago she started this shaking thing and her belly would get so tight and bloated, I taken her to the vet and they did blood work and x-rays ect. They found out that she has an enlarged heart and they said they couldn't do nothing for my babgirl, but gave me blood pressure pills. She was doing fine for about five years and then she would start like this coughing thing and shaking and her belly would get tight and bloated looking again; but
I would hold her and rub her chest until she calm down.
But not even 2 months ago,she was attack by a stray pit bull, which tore her skin off around her neck area, taken her to a Emergency vet, which ended costing $1,800.00 for them to do surgery on her and check ups and bandage change, she handle it like a champ and she already healed up on the outside; she handle the healing process well, with no crying or whining or shaking, she wanted to play around instead of resting. but she taking all her antibiotics and pain pills. But these pass 8 days; I don't know what's wrong with my baby Cherry, she went through so much and healed up so good and fast. She hasn't had a bowel movement in about 7 days and the pass two days she only drank water, with stool softener mixed in her water for the pass three days, hasn't ate nothing in almost two days now, I'm thinking that maybe the trauma she went through getting attack and by her having heart problems an enlarged heart; has played a toll on her :( but she was doing so well up to a week ago. I know and feel the end of my best friend is coming near and it's so hard to handle, hoping she will snap out of this, once again ; like she always did; but my gut feeling is telling me something else .
Send prayers for Cherry and me Please. I've been by her side every single day and night, haven't hardly been out of the house. If it's not one thing it's another.
I've been giving her pain pills and stool softener and praying that she will be ok .