Tucker Tuesday: Sometimes When We Chux

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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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18 thoughts on “Tucker Tuesday: Sometimes When We Chux

  1. Frankie and Ernie says:

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

  2. 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. :-)

  3. 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?

  4. Brian and Joanne says:

    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.

  5. 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

  6. Sarge says:

    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

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