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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gunther 'The Tongue' is home!


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Funny how a few hours can feel like a lifetime. Especially when a personality as big as Gunther's isn't occupying it's usual space in the house.

 I know Gunther has to be home soon, it's almost lunch time for cryin' out loud.

Dr. Stephens called with the best four words. "Well, there's good news".  Big sigh of relief! Any concerns about Laryngeal Paralysis are gone. His windpipe and trachea look great. He has  a bit of an Elongated Soft Pallet, but not enough for Dr. Stephens to go in and do surgery just yet. 

What he did find was that Gunther has been suffering from tonsillitis. I would have never thought of asking to have his tonsils checked. Dr. Stephens said they were swollen and most likely adding to his breathing issues right now. He's on antibiotics which should clear up his tonsillitis pretty quick. 

  Dr. Stephens added that Gunther man did get many comments from the staff about his look-a-like!


Dr. Stephens and the techs said Gunther could reach up and lick his forehead if he wanted to. Which makes me wonder, why doesn't he clean out  his own eye boogies?
 


Shannon

28 comments:

BRUTUS said...

SO great to hear! Phew!! Never heard of a doggie with tonsillitis! I bet Gunther is a real good snorer too...
I'm sure the ladies were all very relieved to have you home safe!
Now what are we gonna do about that tongue of yours???

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Frankie Furter said...

Oh thank Dawgness. I was soooo worried. I'm glad that it was nothing more serious than that. Which is bad enough.
I know Twinkie has been worried about her big guy. She will now doubt be wanting to come and serve him pupsicles and stuff... while sporting her skimpy Nursie Nancy outfit.
I am sure that Stella and Betty will be taking good care also.

Yoda & Brutus said...

That is good news! Glad that Gunther is going to be OK. Never heard of a dog getting tonsillitis!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Two Country Poodles said...

That is pawsome news! Hope those anitbiotics work to help you feel better.

I like your tongue...Its quite cute!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Twinkietinydog said...

You knucklehead!!! You make me check your blog 50 million times a day and you have tonsillitis?! Good thing your Stella is nursing you because I'm too upset for words and licks right now.
Okay, I took a breath and I'm back. Sorry, I get mad when I'm worried. I'm so so so glad you're just fine, my good furiend. I even named my post after you today, but that's a long story and Frankie Furter is mainly to blame. I'm so glad you're okay that I'm blabbering :)
Twink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Salinger The Pug said...

What the WHAT???
Tonsillitis???? Who knew dogs even HAD tonsils????

We're glad the G-Man is going to be ok!!! We were all worried about him today!

Love,
S-Dog

Samantha said...

Tonsils! That is pretty random! Glad that is all that it is though!

I bet you could clean your own eye boogies with that tongue! At least Stella is taking care of that for you while you recover from that tube experience!

agent99 said...

Why? Cuz he's got Stella to fo the job! SO glad to hear there is nothing serious (or needing surgery) causing GUnther's breathing problems. Hope fe feels better soon!
And, yeah - who knew dogs had tonsils??
Love
Gen & the Foo

mayziegal said...

Oh, I am very much glad to hear that Gunther is going to be back on his feets soon! And I think that Stella is Most Sweet for taking care of the big guy. We are all much relieved!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. What are tonsils?

Life With Dogs said...

Best news I've seen all week, and that picture kills me! Superb comparison!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

yayayayay!
emmitt and i are doing the happy dance!
what wonderful news to end the day!
sleep tight and let the snoring begin!
xoxoxo
m & e

McGillicutty said...

Phew! I am so relieved that things went well with the vet! Like Is said, I heard me mom say that she had 2 pugs with an elongated palette. SO, we know all about that. Oh, Gunther, you are so brave, and me hopes that you feel better soon. Take some deep breaths (as best you can through that snub-nose), and think about the dog park after the meds! Yay!!!!!

IRISH LOVE,
MCG

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We are so happy to hear that Gunther has good news. Hope the antibiotics do the trick and he feels much better soon.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

PugMoon - with, Bandit, Paisley, & Smokey pugs and their Mom Paula - PAPugMom said...

Yeah Gunther.........whew, what a relief! So happy for you and your Mom. Not sure how old she is, but these health issues with pugs can add a gray hair to even youngins age.

I have not heard of a pug having a big bean back there, but with pugs we all learn to expect the unexpected. Big ((((HUGS)))) of relief!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Glad to hear the good news - that's some tongue he's got!

XOXO
The Rocky Creek Gang

Mango said...

Why clean his own eye boogies when he has you to do it for him. I am sure that is much more rewarding than doing it himself.

Glad the big guy got good news. Tonsillitus, huh. Momma had that, but they just sliced out the buggers. Hope the antibiotics get you back on track.

Slobbers,
Mango

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

because Stella can do it for him! ;-)

Pearl said...

Oh Gunther!
Thank Dog for this update! My momma totally did know know we had tonsils either! WEIRD!

Seems like your vet is gunna get you all fixed up... and clearly Stella is taking her nursing duties very seriously.

Rest up, sweet boy!!!! SO glad that all is well!!

-Pearl

Stubby said...

Hi Shannon! So glad to hear that Gunther is back from the vet and is healthy. I didn't know I even had tonsils but I bet there's lots of things I don't know I have.

Stella is such a good sister taking care of Gunther. How is it that Gunther doesn't wake up with all the cleaning Stella's doing on his face? That video really cracked me up!

Stubby xoxo

Tobi said...

Great news, Gunther! I can't believe that I never noticed before how much you look like ol' Gene Simmons there. I must say though, that you are aging much better than he is! Love the video of you getting your eyes cleaned, that happens around my house a lot and always reminds me that my furbabies are really animals!

Puglette said...

tonsilitis, who knew?!! i would never have considered that to be a problem. i am so glad it is just a simple round of meds to help him. and why would he clean his own eye boogies when he has the lovely stella to do it for him? what a sweet video.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Priscilla said...

So good to hear Gunther is going to be fine. Who knew dogs had tonsils? How funny! Bh wanted to know if Gunther is going to get a lot of ice cream now.

What an adorable picture of Betty. She misses her buddy, how sweet.

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Great news sweet Gunther! And Stella you are such a great pugger gal licking out his eye goobies, awe so sweet.

Hank said...

Gunther, buddy! Get them tonsils cleaned up an' you'll wanna rock an' rock all night I tell ya what! :)

Benny and Lily said...

What a resembalance!!! Thanks for posting FBRN we are going to also.
Benny & lily

animal lover, quilt lover said...

So happy Gunther is OK !!!!!!!!!!
Boy you have a long tougue!!!!!
It needs to be out og your mouth!!!
Your Aunt Fern is so happy you are going to be OK!!!!!!!
Kiss for you three, Aunt Fern

GAIL said...

That is FABULOUS news!!!

Roxie said...

Tonsilitis huh, who knew? Glad to hear all is well buddy and that your snorer still works good. Hope to see you soon