Monday, September 24, 2012

Miracle-The Best News Ever

I almost cant believe it as it seems to good to be true but we took Norbert to the Manhattan Vetrinary Specialists in Manhattan this evening because my vet called and said they could not do an ultrasound tomorrow as there was a problem with the machine.  So we brought Norbert in who by then was feeling better from a pain shot and the vets there did an ultrasound.  We waited an hour and a half and then got the best news ever!  The mass in Norbert's stomach was not there, apparently what my vet saw (and there vets too) on the x-ray was gas/air.  Norbert had bloat and torsion last year and he may have had a mini bloat today that looked like a large mass on the spleen stomach and liver.    The vets really found nothing wrong with him except some mild thickening of the liver and a slight enlargement of his stomach, he does have arthritis.  As for why he was so sick when I came home today: shaking, panting, and arched, the vets think it was a combo of the mini bloat episode and an arthritic flair up.  He needs no surgery thank god and just needs a re-check of his hips in 5-7 days as an arthritis evaluation.  We have dodged some big time health bullets in the last few weeks with Tubby and Ping's lumps that turned out to be benign and now this.  We have big vet bills but who cares when the news is this good~


  1. these are the best news ever to be!!! we are delighted that everything is okay and we do recomment our favorite way to beat the bloat...tooting as much as possible!!!

    pibble sugars
    brinks and bella

  2. That is wonderful news! Makes any gassiness worth it!

  3. Yay Norbert and family!
    Wesa so happy for y'alls!
    Happy pug dances for everyone (wiggle-waggle of the curly tails like crazy)!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  4. Whew!! Thank God Norbert is ok! Sorry I missed your post earlier today but I'm glad to see good news this quickly. Keep us posted.

  5. oh my goodness what a relief
    Benny & Lily

  6. oh i am happy about this news

  7. Such brilliant news for all of you. We are so pleased all is OK. You must have been so worried. Sending big love. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am very happy to read your good news. Thunder had bloat with torsion last year and they told me that it can recur, (the bloat at least), but boy that really sounds scary!

  9. So happy to hear that you got good news. Yay!

  10. Such great news!!! So happy for you!

  11. Hey Norbert!
    Wow, I'm so very very glad for you! That's great news.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  12. vet bills suck, but it's so worth it (at least in my opinion), when you get great news! i'm so happy for you, i know how it is waiting to get the news from the vet.

  13. OMG! I am just so happy for you! That is just the best news! What a relief that must have been you. Whew!

  14. So glad to hear good news!! Big relief!

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

    1. Hey Idaho pug ranch do you have a blog we would love to check it out

      urban hounds

    2. Hi Urban Hounds,
      No blog yet but I would love to start one so I can share our adventures with this wonderful blog community. Greta is quite the handfull and keeps me hopping. I love that Weasley and Greta are experiencing some of the same things.

      Linda and the kids, Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  15. Oh, wow! So glad to hear that he is ok. I remember when he bloated - so scary!

  16. I'm so happy for you! Best news ever

  17. I'm so glad! Rare to get a miracle like that - great news!

  18. Thank dog that Nowbewt as well as Tubby and Ping hot miwaculls.
    Makes my heawt happy .
    Such welcome news , especially since I've been so vewy sad at losing sweet gentle Mango
    Stay safe and healthy little fwiends
    Smoochie kisses

  19. Norbert we are so very happy you are healthy and well. Yeah!! We love good news.