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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Power of the Paw for Wilma quick update

Wil's Mom here, trying not to panic, it might be gas.

OK, woke up this morning and Wilma didn't seem herself. She was lethargic, listless, and shifting back and forth when trying to sit. Her and I had a big day yesterday, which I was about to help her post about when she just didn't seem right. I'm sure you all know how that goes. So, I called the vet and she couldn't see her 'til 4:00pm, or I could drop her off, and a tech would check her vitals and keep an eye on her until the Dr could see her in between patients. So we opted to drop her off.

Of course while waiting to hear back, all the worst case scenarios have been going through our heads. You know how you reflect back on certain subtle changes and wonder if that was a sign of trouble? Because Wilma has been having some slight changes that I attribute to age and her diminishing vision, I worry that I could have missed something important.

Either way, we don't have any definitive answers yet, but the vet did call. She said Wilma's temp is ok, her abdomen feels OK, and she appears not to be in distress right now. She went outside and didn't do any business, until she came back in. Then she pooped. There's a sign that she's up to her old tricks!
After pooping the Dr was checking her abdomen and she,(Wilma, not the vet) expressed a bunch of gas.

So, Wilma will stay a little longer while the vet finishes up her last two visits, and then she will have another, closer look at her.

So, it seems like we are looking at a gas bubble, or something else of unknown origin. Hoping for gas, so I can get her home and get pissed at her! She did have a couple of dietary indiscretions while we were out yesterday, so we'll see.

In the meantime, Brigitte are staying close by, taking care of Mom and Dad.

I'll post as soon as we know anything. Hopefully we can return to the light and fluffy stuff pronto. This worrying business is going to be the death of me!

Wilma's home. She ate, peed and pooped. She did cry out the same way she did this morning twice. She does it when Sluggo or Brigitte approach her. Otherwise, she seems fine. We are watching her, and the vet will be in tomorrow if we need her. Paws crossed. Thanks for all of your kindness, it really helps a lot.


  1. We are praying right now for our friend, Wilma. And for the entire family that she reigns over! Our paws are crossed that it is just a simple cause of gas (and don't worry, we won't tell her that you told the entire internet about it). Please do keep us posted!

  2. PS. I meant "case of gas" not "cause of gas". And please do not beat yourself up over not catching anything sooner. Chances are it's nothing as the vet's preliminary findings indicate. And if Wilma is anything like me, she hides discomfort and symptoms very well.

  3. Hi Wilma,
    Sending out positive vibes and thoughts for you. Did you eat frijoles?

    My Mom & I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.


  4. Wilma, girlfriend... Momma has checked her twitter 100 times today to stay up to date on you. We are so worried! Sending love and prayers and hoping very much that you're just full of toots.

    Love, Pearl

  5. That old Wilma is just up to her old tricks again. She wanted a day away from the peeps so she feigned sickness. Works every time, doesn't it?

    Wilma will be back home and up to no good in no time. In the meantime, I am sending good thoughts her way. And to you, Wilma mom, I am sending a big hug.


  6. Oh Wilma, we hopes you are ok and back to your old self soon.
    We send you lots of prayers. :)


  7. Thanks so much everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. We are still waiting to hear back from the vet, but are not concerned about the time. Our vet is so committed and devoted to all of her patients, she often takes a significant time with each one, thoroughly checking them out and taliking with the parents. Sometimes we wait a while, but it is worth it. You can see how much she loves all the animals. She will take good care of Wilma, we know it.

  8. Wilma
    I am sending all of my positive and healing wishes to you,, that you will be better soon.
    Still sending prayers

  9. We all have our paws crossed at our house. We understand your concern about covering up symptoms. I just wonder how long Minnie had been having symptoms of her pancreatitis before it got so bad that she was showing obvious outward made me feel like a bad dog mother. Please keep us posted on the queen!

    Minnie and Mack and hu-mom

  10. Get well Miss Wilma's. We luvs you bunches and want you to be back to Sunflower President shape. Explode your gasses on your minions and be happy!!
    Much luvums,
    The Slimmer Sunflower Sisters
    Gracie, Lily, and Mimi

  11. Wilma, we are glad you are home and hope you are back to normal very soon. Try not to worry your family so much!

  12. I came back to check on you Wilma.. healing magic bubbles and thoughts are still going your way.

  13. Hi Wilma, so great to hear you are get better pronto! That is a Sunflower order! Thanks for keeping us updated, and please continue to do so.

  14. oh wilma!
    i am just reading this now!
    i am sending you all of our love and hugs.
    we are so glad you are home and will keep checking in on you!

  15. We are praying for you Wilma!!!


  16. Hi guys, Mum is freaking outs over here and saying tons of prayers and sending well wishes.

    OMP poor Wilma! Keeps us posted, paws are crossed that she will be okay.


  17. we are sending so many positive vibes to Wilma
    Benny & Lily

  18. Well as usual i get the newa last but glad all is good. I must say wilma it sounds like you are taking after your nana.
    Love yah1111111111111111111111111111111111



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