Well it’s been almost a year since Lucy was diagnosed with Megaesophagus. For anyone who doesn’t know, it’s a disease where her esophagus doesn’t work anymore and is enlarged. So it won’t push her food down into her stomach anymore.
Well I have to just tell you all that Lucy is doing wonderfully! I think she’s a bit skinny but my husband and the vet say she is fine. 🙂 She eats a liquid diet at least four times a day. We put her kibble in a blender with water and blend it up, after letting it soak for an hour or so.
Lucy is in great spirits, she plays and my husband takes her to the dog park about 3 or 4 days a week. She’s 10 and a half years old, so she’s getting older too, but she’s happy and healthy now and doing well on her diet. The worst part is not being able to give her treats. But sometimes we do before we feed her to push the treat down. And sometimes she gets bully sticks, which she loves to chew, for an hour or so before we feed her again so that the food pushes down any bits that she has chewed off.
So we don’t have any POS systems in our house…. but then what would that have to do with Lucy anyway? LOL I dunno. We are just thrilled that Lucy is doing so well. A year ago we were putting her through all kinds of tests trying to figure out what was wrong with her, why she would regurgitate all the food she ate. Now we are certain she’s got some good years left. She’s my baby girl after all. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Lucy puppy landed on a plane and came out of her crate bouncy and happy. Dogs just don’t live long enough. She is my sweet smooth collie girl!