Gunner is home, but may have a condition which makes overcoming pneumonia difficult

Gunner may have a condition which makes it hard to overcome Pneumonia. Photo: LK Laura

PRAY FOR: Gunner, 13yo. Aspiration Pneumonia, Possible Megaesophagus. Lord Jesus You know the difficulty Gunner and his family are enduring to treat him of this taxing condition. Please make all options clear to them as they seek to bring him back to his former very active life. We thank You that Gunner had been quite spry prior to this event. Please help him to get the oxygen he needs with every breath. Help Laura to position him in a way that enables his food to digest and stay in his stomach. Give mom Laura the fortitude she needs to surmount this task. Let her know if it’s time to fight or time to give in. Only You know the day and the hour of our departure, our trust is in You. In the Name of Adonai Rohi. God our Shepherd. Amen. <3 Caren

LK Laura 10-15-20: He just came home. He’s in good spirits and the chest x Ray was a little better. He has a long road to go and will be an antibiotics and breathing treatments for at least 4 weeks possibly 6. We go back to the vet next Tuesday for a follow up. Thank you so much for the continued prayers.

Psalm 71:1-4 In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

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How is Gunner doing?
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LK Laura
I’m so sorry! He just came home. He’s in good spirits and the chest x Ray was a little better. He has a long road to go and will be an antibiotics and breathing treatments for at least 4 weeks possibly 6. We go back to the vet next Tuesday for a follow up. Thank you so much for the continued prayers.
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You are so welcome I’m so glad to hear that he’s home. I know the tremendous amount of work being home represents, but this is such good news! Are they having you do coupage?

Hundreds of people are praying for Gunner on at least 6 FB groups. Photo: Messenger

WED 7:03 AM
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People are continuing to pray for you and Gunner. I’d like to do an update on him in a few days. I know it takes lots of love and prayers to get through this. Pneumonia is tough stuff. I hope you saw the information in the article I posted at the bottom of Gunners post. There is a wealth of helpful information there COUGH, RESPIRATORY https://prayersforpets1.org/chickys-cough-just-wont-go-away-mom-shai-is-concerned/ 💗🙏Caren
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WED 8:39 PM
LK Laura
Yes we are doing coupage and also nebulizer and meds.
He either had a severe case of esophagitis or he has megaesophagus and being tested for myasthenia graves. Esophagitis he can recover from, but the other two are more serious. We are awaiting test results but won’t know for up to a few weeks.
I keep crying and praying.
Thank you for your prayers and everyone who has prayed for him.

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Is he struggling to breathe?
LK Laura
I think he’s been okay. Some coughing and just a little wheezing but he’s taking the meds well.
But every time he regurgitates or vomits he can aspirate and make the pneumonia worse. So the extra acid reflux and regurge that’s happening is really worrying me. They have him on meds for it that we’re working well yesterday but tonight, just not as well

We are praying that he has severe esophagitis instead of the ME or MG. (Aside from the pneumonia since esophagitis can get better.)

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Poor baby… pneumonia is such a challenge. It looks like you’re supporting him well, but unless you’re watching him every minute he can change positions. So exhausting. Yes I will be praying specifically that ME or MG will not be a factor.

Do you have help is there anyone else with you who can watch him?

LK Laura
My husband and my mother help to watch him. He wears an inflatable collar to keep his head up if we aren’t right there with him. 🙏
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This video is not the end-all be-all but it gives you an idea of ways you can keep him upright so that he can digest and recover properly. I’m about to shut down for the night but take a look at this video it should give you some ideas of ways you can help him through this. You are in my prayers all the time. I will check my phone in about half an hour before I go to bed, to see if you have sent me anything else. Please feel free to send more pictures or video so I can do an update on him. People need to understand what a struggle this is. 💗🙏Caren

A Bailey Chair can help dogs who are having difficulty recovering from Aspiration Pneumonia.

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Whether Gunner has megaesophagus or not some sort of arrangement like this Bailey Chair could really help him.

LK Laura
Thank you!!!! I will be looking into that.
Seen by LK Laura at Wednesday 9:08pm
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Ok sweetie! Anything you can do to keep him upright during and after meals is the key.

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