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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 02:03:47 PM »
so just because u are seeing a bully specialist doesnt mean they are the end all (i mean NO disrespect). i just would hate if you closed your mind because this guy is supposed to know it all.


I completely understand what you mean.. no disrespect taken..

I can only imagine how Chloe would feel and act if her trachea was actually fixed.. I put my ear up against her chest/throat last night and I cant believe how bad it sounded. I'm so excited to hear that Harlow's problems were fixed and there is actually a chance for Chloe. WOW.. just to think, I can throw a ball and she runs for it instead of looking at me to pick her up and taking her to the ball.. lol

I need to look up "comfortis". I saw your previous posts and assumed it was a medication? I am going to look it up right now..

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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2011, 06:27:50 PM »
I am sending you lots of love and hugs. It is sooo hard when you're baby's got troubles like you describe. I have been through the mill with mine as well, lots and lots of surgeries.  I wanted to say though that I recently came upon a few things that might inspire you as they did me--

The first is a baby bulldog named Cranberry.  If you are on facebook, "Like" Chicago English Bulldog Rescue and look under their NOTES page. You will read her story. In a nutshell, she was born with severly deformed front legs and through love and dedication is going to be living a pretty normal life. 

Secondly, if it ever came to this, there is a WONDERFUL company called Eddie's Wheels, (also can friend them on Facebook or visit their website http://eddieswheels.com) and they do custom wheelchairs for dogs with the most severe difficulties.  They work WONDERS and are the most inspiring, amazing, wonderful group of engineers and caring folks you'll ever come across.  There is nothing as tear jerking as seeing a pup put in their cart for the first time and watching them happily zip along just like the happiest pup ever. A brand new cart is $450 I believe but they do recycle pre-owned carts and other things.

I think both of these things will help you tremendously. I know they have completely shaped my ideas on dogs abilitlies and "disabilities". You were picked to be Chloe's momma because you are the best one to help her. :)  So go to it girly!!!

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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 08:24:02 PM »
I am so sorry that you are going through this with Chloe...she is such a cutie & you can tell from your posts how much you love her.  Please keep us posted on how she's doing.  Buddha & I are sending you tons of good thoughts...I hope you are able to find some solutions to her issues.  Big hugs! 
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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 02:22:53 PM »
Oh wow! I read about Cranberry.. I think it changed my life! What a story and what great people that are doing whatever they can for her.. I am still not sure what they are doing to her front legs though.. Will those things come off and she'll hopefully be better? or are those artificial legs? Thank you SOO much for giving me that link.. 

Thank you so much Buddah..

Thank you so much everyone! I cant thank you enough. I am NOT letting go of my little baby.. Last night after reading about Cranberry.. I curled up on my couch, deep in thought, Chloe saw I was sad so she wanted to chill with me.. We were like this for hours! There is no way in... you know which place.. that I am every going to let her go..



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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2011, 02:24:30 PM »
Check this one out.. LOVES to "gimme 5" I had to share this one..  :-* :-*


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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2011, 06:29:17 PM »
Good for you that you want to let your little girl a life. That first picture very clearly shows she has something wrong, but I can't agree more with other posters like kdstny that (a) you listen to experts but make up your own mind, and (b) that there are things that can be done.

I can only make more general comments, but as far as breathing is concerned, lots of bulldogs have some trouble breathing. Surgery is an option and apparently can make a lot of difference. I know of one bulldog where apparently the bones did not grow properly, as with Chloe. From recollection I think in that case the vets at the university (ie top vets in my country) said they couldn't operate. However I met the bully and though he couldn't walk as far or as fast as most, he still went for walks and enjoyed life.

Your girl is a lovely sweet girl who deserves life. There are disabled bullies eg with spina bifida, probably quite a bit worse healthwise than Chloe, who can live happy lives. Best of luck for your lovely girl!

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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2011, 06:58:56 PM »
Oh yeah, doubt this would be necessary but there is a corgi in our neighbourhood who was run over and back legs useless. She walks long distances with wheels on her back legs. Last time I saw her she was walking up a moderate hill about twenty yards behind her owner, sniffing around from time to time and obviously enjoying her walk - quite inspirational!

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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 12:43:55 AM »
Let us know what the vet says. Chloe looks like a sweetheart. (For what it's worth, my Bea Bea was born with eyes that didn't develop--one eye was bulgy and deformed and the other eye didnt' develop at all.) She has beent he greatest love of my life. I wouldn't trade her for anything.
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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2011, 07:23:34 AM »
Let us know what the vet says. Chloe looks like a sweetheart. (For what it's worth, my Bea Bea was born with eyes that didn't develop--one eye was bulgy and deformed and the other eye didnt' develop at all.) She has beent he greatest love of my life. I wouldn't trade her for anything.
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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2011, 07:34:55 AM »
so glad things are looking up for you. Being a bulldog parent for the first time can be a scary thing. I know the Domain really helped me through Emma's luxating patella's. When she was spinning chasing her foot, a very reputable vet in our area treated it as a skin issue, when that didn't work they sent me to a neurologist because they thought she had brain damage from the anesthesia during her spay. She would get up in the middle of the night barking and spinning. I thought for sure I was going to have to put her down. After the neurologist verified she was alright I found a bulldog vet, within minutes he told me she had two bad knees. Not that bad knees were a good thing but it was very treatable. She was 6 months old when this all started. I owned Labradors for 20 years, they were healthy every day of their life. Being a first time Bulldog owner I thought what she was going through was a death sentence. the Domain helped me realize that bulldogs have a lot of issues that aren't easily diagnosed by a vet without bulldog experience.

Good luck to you and Chloe, just remember you are not alone in this, bulldog people are like family, when a bully is hurting we are hurting too.  :-* :-* :-* 

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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2011, 08:46:41 AM »
Emmabull, Gracie, Buddha, ksdstny hoegan, they are all soooooo on target. :)  (hope I didn't leave out anyone's comment)  :P
This domain helped me get through a couple of issues with our Winston (RIP)  :'( AND I have made some wonderful friends. 
You know you can always pm (personal message) anyone here on the domain if you need any additional support.   We are all here for you and your precious sweet Chloe!  :-*


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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2011, 10:06:26 AM »
Emmabull, Gracie, Buddha, ksdstny hoegan, they are all soooooo on target. :)  (hope I didn't leave out anyone's comment)  :P
This domain helped me get through a couple of issues with our Winston (RIP)  :'( AND I have made some wonderful friends.  
You know you can always pm (personal message) anyone here on the domain if you need any additional support.  We are all here for you and your precious sweet Chloe!  :-*

You are all so awesome!! The sincerity that I feel from everyone is so heart warming. Its like we have children! WTH?! We DO have children and we are mommy's and daddy's that care beyond anything imaginable. RIP  :'( sweet Winston.

Hoegaandt- The vet did actually say that Chloe's legs are inoperable. Granted that is one opinion and since then I read about Cranberry on facebook and couldn't believe what what actually can be done. I cant say that I have that kind of money to go to Iowa State for those surgeries or time off work to travel around the country in hopes of a miracle.. but then again, I wouldn't mind. I'm doing my research..


Bea's mom- You're a sweetheart.. I feel the same way with my baby.. She runs, well now walks, all sideways, she makes noises that people put their noses up to the air when they hear her.. She gags, she chokes, and I am SO proud of her. She's my sweet little bunny and I don't care if she sounds like an old man that's been smoking for 50 years. HAHA she's my little love and I would give her up for anything in the world.

You are all so amazing! thank you so much again!!

I have a little surprise though.. I have been feeling so terrible about Chloe and I wanted to do something special for her.. Wonder if this was wrong to do, but I did it anyway..  :-[ I feel a little guilty.. but this is a great thing I think..

OK.. ready? We got another bully last night..NOT TO REPLACE CHLOE.. NEVER! But a puppy that is a only a couple months younger the Chloe, that way she'll have another sweety to play with and not have to be so down because I am sad.. As you can tell, I am trying to not be judged (not like I ever feel you all judge) but I am feeling a little guilty I guess.
We got her last night and Chloe played and played..  (In case anyone is wondering, I have been researching breeders like a mad woman.. This website that this particular breeder put up was amazing and I spoke to them several times.) The two babies finally passed out together and slept side by side all night..  :'( it was AWESOME!! I think I did the right thing!! Wanna see pics?  :P


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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2011, 02:16:18 PM »
OMG!!! Two puppies at one time? Are you crazy! :) (This coming from a person who never owned a pet in her life and got two bulldog puppies at one time--one being blind)  Twice the mayhem, twice the fun! (I think "Mayhem" will be the name of my next bulldog!)
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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2011, 02:36:07 PM »
The advice here has been amazing and you will find the people her to be very accepting of all shapes, sizes and limitations of bullie kids. I was expecting a bit of negativity from the world in general once we announced Midge's adoption last year. We received nothing but support and kind words. When we discovered that upper respiratory infection that wouldn't leave was actually a cleft palate/ oronasal fistula, we still were supported.

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Re: Chloe is starting to limp.. pics included
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2011, 08:17:22 PM »
haha you ARE crazy!!! I had two tiny puppies at the same time too and I think I'm still traumatized from it--4 years later!!! It was a crazy time. Fun but pretty nuts! good luck and yes, post some pics!!!!
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