Tucker Tuesday: Sometimes When We Chux


For several weeks after returning home after being hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia, Tucker was suffering from a moderate level of diarrhea, then a general loss of, um, sphincter control. For now, protective pads have become ubiquitous everywhere he likes to lie down for a while. Dennis appears to think that these pads are intended for mat work.

Tucker continues to improve and his appetite has largely returned, although he still has some fluid in his lungs. (We’ve been performing “coupage” therapy for him to help him bring it up. There will be video!) He had a recheck yesterday that went well, with no further X-Rays ordered. Thank you to everyone for all the purrs, tail wags, and good wishes for the little old man!

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Posted on July 16, 2013, in Dogs, Vizslas and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Here is to further healing, Tucker, we are hoping for a total GET WELL for you!

    Stella, Mom and Zkhat

  2. Glad Tucker is doing better. He sure is getting lots of TLC. :) Nice to see the boys napping together.

  3. Frankie and Ernie

    WE are so very much THRILLED to hear that our furend Tucker is getting better and better every day.

  4. I’m glad you feel better Tucker – I like your sleeping position with one paw outside :o)

  5. This way Dennis can “totally relax”!!

  6. Yay! We are really happy that Tucker is better. We do hope that he’ll fully recover soon.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max Wai-Pai & Forgie

  7. Yay! So glad to hear Tucker is doing better. What a good idea leaving the pads around the house…although Dennis SHOULD be getting something yummy for lying on them and practicing his mat work like a good boy…plus he’s keeping Tucker good company by the looks of things. :-)

  8. Glad to hear Tucker is doing well! We had some similar issues with Zoe for a while & were considering ordering doggie diapers! Luckily, things cleared up :)

  9. Yea! Glad Tucker is doing better, I had to use diapers for one of my dogs once. I bought adult ones and cut a hole for her tail. Worked pretty well. Have you tried pumpkin?

  10. Glad to hear he is feeling better!

    Stop on by for a visit

  11. Brian and Joanne

    We are happy to hear Tuck is feeling better and having more of an appetite. Yahoo!
    No butts about it, Butt that is one cute photo of the boys.

  12. Poor Tucker. We can only hope that when we get old, we have such terrific care. Meow from all of us in Malaysia!

  13. We love the bookend shot! We continue to send you lots of healing vibes, Tucker!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  14. Whatever it takes, right Tucker? Not sure what Dennis is doing there. Possibly trying to plug your butt or encourage some sphincter clenching exercises as you protect yourself from his cooties. The news is encouraging. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    Mango Momma

  15. Tucker looks so much like Maggie. Keep him safe, Dennis and dada. Maggie the Vizsla’s mom

  16. Hey Tucker!
    Wow, I’m so very glad you are feeling better now! Very nice of you to share your pad with Dennis. BOL Very cute pix of you and more healing vibes on there way to get you totally back to 100%.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  17. Tucker must feel very special. All these “mini blankets” just for him! Nice to hear he is feeling better.

  18. We are glad to hear he is feeling better!


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