Monday, January 24, 2011

Sidney's Megaesophagus story was in the newspaper

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Sidney had an article in the local newspaper about his Canine Megaesophagus and his routine and diet. It's always good to get this information about ME being manageable. It's sad when I see people say that they put their dog to sleep and wish they would have found the information on how it can be managed sooner.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Great Web sites if your dog has Megaesophagus

Aside from the Yahoo MegaE Group Forum, there is a site on something called Squidoo that a woman in Seattle put together which I thought was perfect. Especially for people whose dog just got diagnosed with ME. It has Bailey Chair instructions, info on the condition, food and Knox Blox recipes and lots of links, etc.  The Facebook group has lots of people and pretty fast response to questions.  The site has good info and has success stories.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Merry Christmas

It was great to have Sidney celebrate his second Christmas. Considering we didn't think he would even make his first because of his Congenital Megaesophagus doom and gloom diagnosis. But I now know we have many more together for sure, as long as I keep our routine and continue to watch for ANY sign of Aspiration Pneumonia. We did have some problems with his regurgitation over the holidays. Being so busy - we missed a few Bethanechol doses in a row. He then regurgitated the next day a few times. I do not believe in coincidences, so no matter how busy I am, I will never miss one again. It's really easy if he hasn't regurgitated in a week or so to feel the false sense of security that everything is fine. That's the scary part because you always need to keep the routine and be on watch. It's my job to keep Sidney healthy.

To be honest, I'm not sure if the Bethanechol really helps anything as far as motility, etc. But since we started using it, his bad periods are much, much less frequent. So it will continue.

Plus, we have a real Xmas tree and he did eat some of the pine needles that cover the floor. I think this is the last real tree Xmas in order to avoid any issues with Sidney.