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On Apr/22nd, Hana passed away. Thank you for caring Hana.
Featuring Black Labrador, Hana, 15 years old, female, and labrador related goods
Black Lab, Hana, 12years(01/01/'08 updated)
'Happy Holidays' from Hana
She is looking for this (10/03/04)
Our Vet takes Hana very well. She got good treat from him, food, medicine and examination.
With that treat, she is acting very well, except for eating. Well, since Labrador is known as
a smart one, Hana now is able to eat by herself. Please take a look how she can eat liquid
food by herself. The only issue is that we need to keep her in upright position after eating.
That's little hussle since she is 60lbs girl, like 7-8 year 2-leg girl.
NOTE: big file(broadband only) Hana is eating like this (movie) (09/26/04)
quick time moview. You need to have Apple's quick time.
Unfortunately, Hana got very strange disease, megaesophagus. Somehow, the esophagus is getting bigger,
and that makes her very difficult to swallow any food to stomach.
When that occurred, she vomitted a lot, and could not get any food, and coughed a lot. The first two
nights, we could not sleep at all, because we did not know when she vomitted and she kept couphing.
Since we did notknow what caused that, there was nothing we could do other than bringing her to a vet.
He examed her from several possibility, and found out that her esophagus got expanded, and could not
shrink. That was the reason why food is stuck in there, and could not get to the stomach. And, because
of that gastric juice return to esophagus, and made her cough.
The vet told us that there was not way to cure this completely, since esophagus is very sensitive organ,
operation could cause other side effect. The worst case is that he need to put tube into her stomach
directly from outside to feed her.
As you see, feeding is the problem for this, since she is four legs. Human beings are ok, because we
are able to eat upright, but she is not. The way to feed her now becomes like one to a baby. Put food
on a table, put her in standing by 2 feet posiion, and let her paws on table, and let her eat, like we do at
a bar. After that, put her in sitting on her butt position, and keep her for a while, until food gets
Luckily, her condition is getting better, and prescribed drug puts her better condition, and she
is a very good girl who is able to learn to eat from a table quickly. Other than feeding, we are able to
live with her in very usual way. However, since there is no way to care this, she needs to do these
things until she does not need to take any food any more..
Please take a look how we are feeding her.
Updated on 12/12/'06, Hana turns her 11th birthday. Hana's Diary
Updated on 12/12/'06, Happy Holiday's from Hana. Hana's Diary
Updated on 1/9/'07, Hana spends 1 year in Japan. Hana's Diary
Happy New Year!!!! 2008 updated 01/01/'08
Black Lab, Hana, 15years(12/12/'10 updated)
Hana turns 15years old, today. Happy 15th Birthday, Hana!!
Summer has come 2008 updated 07/04/'08
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Hana turns 13 years old updated 12/12/'08
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Hana turns 14 years old updated 1/25/'10
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Hana turns 15 years old updated 12/12/'10
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