Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Furry Patient...

Morning folks...I've just got back from visiting the Furry Patient in his state of the art weekend accommodation...he's a sight for sore eyes in more ways than one...poor boy has really been through the wringer but thanks to the excellent care he's getting...he's slowly improving...I was so relieved to see his tail wagging again and am over the moon that he's well on the way to getting back to his perky self...mind you he does hum a bit but hey what's a few smelly hugs between buddies. He's been promised a little stroll outside...a wash and brush up and a little bit of lunch later if he feels like it...talk about a 5 star doggy medical hotel.
It all kicked off on Friday night when he was suddenly sick...not an unusual occurrence when you own a Golden Retriever...the scavengers and dustbins of the doggy world and on Saturday morning he seemed fine but after his breakfast he was sick again followed by several episodes of violent eruptions from the other end so we set off to the vet. The diagnosis was that he had been eating rubbish...well there's a surprise and after 3 injections to sort things out we set off for home but as the day went on he just wasn't responding to the meds...us Mums have an instinct about these things don't we...I just knew he was very poorly and was deteriorating rapidly.
By the time we got him to the emergency vet he was very badly dehydrated and was diagnosed with a severe case of gastro-enteritis...I could tell she was very concerned about him and it broke my heart as he gallantly tried to wag his tail every time she spoke to him and I had to fight back the tears when the nurse took him away and the vet said to him...not to worry Tiger...Mum will phone before bedtime and I will come and give you your bedtime hug.
He had a bit of a rough night and it took them into the early hours to get him stabilised...I can't praise the emergency weekend vets and nurses at Vets Now enough...the level of care is second to none...they are such dedicated professionals who love what they do...our canine friends really do get far better treatment than us humans can expect...OK it comes at a cost but if it had been me I would probably have been a goner waiting on NHS 24 to diagnose the problem.
He'll be staying another night and if he continues to improve...will probably get home tomorrow...I'm missing my gorgeous bundle of golden deliciousness so much...it's been the longest 24 hours of my life...no tripping over his sleepy body in the cubbyhole...no sharing my breakfast toast and no morning strolls and no crafty stuff for me today...I'm going to be chilling in the sun...I need to get my heart rate and blood pressure back to normal....big thank yous to all our bloggy buddies and facebook friends for your good wishes and support.

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See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

56 comments:

Hatty Shine said...

Get well wishes to Buddy! I too have dog and they become your world! I hope he returns home to you soon. Hatty xxxx

Linby said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely dog Buddy. I hope he is home soon.
Hugs Linbyx

Rosietoes said...

Oh Kath how distressing for you. I normally visit every day without fail but stuff got in the way this week so I missed Buddy's health crisis.
I hope you do get him home soon and that is is already well on the way to a full recovery.
Hugs,
Edna x

Rosietoes said...

That should read 'he is already on the way to a full recovery'. :)

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kath,
I am so sorry to hear buddies is unwell i wish him a speedy recovery and try not toworry too much i know its easier said than done xxx
big hugs
suzie Qx

Sarah said...

Get well wishes to Buddy! Good to know he is on the mend! It's such a worry when they get ill!

Sarah x

Anette said...

Oh dear, poor Buddy! Wish him well!

Ciska said...

I'm very sorry to hear about Buddy, Kath, I can imagine you miss him. Hopefully all will but resolved soon and you can welcome him back home. Take care!

Paula (PEP) said...

Glad to hear he's improving. Now I think you need a huge slice of cake with a mug of coffee.
Take care & much love to you all.
Paula (PEP)

Irene said...

Poor Buddy being so miserable and with these tropical conditions a dog's life ain't easy anyway so speedy recovery so Mom will have you home again!!!

xx Irene

Chloe's Nan said...

Get well soon Buddy x

Chloe's Nan said...

Get well soon Buddy x

Sarah said...

The vets words have left a lump in my throat! Vets really do go above & beyond the call of duty.
Glad to hear that Buddy is starting to improve. Take care of yourself too xx

gmtb said...

Hugs to both you and Buddy! Buddy get well soon!
Linda

gmtb said...

Hugs to both you and Buddy! Buddy get well soon!
Linda

Anesha said...

Oh Buddy, hope you feel better really soon. Kath, lots of hugs as I know how it feels when your furry baby is ill (had weekely visits myself). Hope Buddy is back home with you reall soon. Hugs Anesha

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Kath....so pleased to hear the Buddy seems to be getting better slowly and hopefully he will be back home soon...

Hugs
Anne

Karen said...

Hi Kath hate it when our furry friends get ill. I wish they could tell us what is wrong with them. We could help them quicker - daft I know but so so true! Hope Buddy has a good day and is back home with his Mum soon hugs to you and Buddy Karen x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...OMGosh Kath, so sorry to hear about Buddy, you must have had just a badda night has him, and your so right about a mother's tuition and thank goodness for it too, poor Buddy I can't bear the thought of him being poorly, your last posting of him was with his new Loreal styled locks,looking like a blonde bombshell...ahhhh so pleased he's on the mend and a huge sigh of relief for you too...big hug for you Kath...Mel :)

Eveline said...

I'm glad to hear Buddy is on the mend.
Eveline.

KraftyKaren said...

big hugs to Buddy and to you - pleased to hear that he is now on the mend xxx

scrappyjacky said...

So pleased to hear he's on the mend.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Poor Buddy, thank goodness you got him to the vets so promptly. Hope he's back home soon x

hotpotato said...

Glad to hear Buddy is on the mend.

May said...

So Distressing for you all Kath, I had tears in my eyes reading this last post..But things sound as though Buddies recovery is going well.. I'm sure he will be home soon Kath.. Big Hugs May x x x

paula said...

Oh dear Kathy, Wishing you & Buddy all the best. It's horrid when our fur-babies aren't the best. Hope he comes home soon xoxoxo

the crafty duck said...

Hi Kath I'm glad Buddy seems to be feeling a bit better, hope he's back home soon, being spoilt, love Steph

pcm said...

I'm so glad that buddy is on the mend. thanks for the update!

Mrs F said...

Had to pop back to see how the patient is doing Kath. So glad he's improving nd really hope he is back home tomorrow.

You really brought a lump to my throat when you describe how home is without him. Even though l don't have a dog, l understand that very special relationship between dog and owner and one that l am envious of.

Sending you both big hugs xx.

michele said...

So glad to hear that the gorgeous Buddy is on the mend - your post was a very emotional read Kath. Looking forward to hearing that he is home safe and well. Love Michele xx

michele said...

So glad to hear that the gorgeous Buddy is on the mend - your post was a very emotional read Kath. Looking forward to hearing that he is home safe and well. Love Michele xx

Redanne said...

Oh Kath, I am so sorry, how awful for you both but what wonderful care he is receiving. I cannot bear the thought of him suffering (or you) and I really hope he is 'up and running' really soon - gorgeous boy......Extra big crafty hugs, Anne x

Sorry this is so late, been out with family all day.

Squirrel x said...

Awh hun, poor Buddy, and poor you. They really do put you through it. Years ago when I was a dog owner, we had a golden labrador who contracted gastroenteritis, she was very poorly, but thankfully she responded well to the meds and we didn't have your kind of trauma. It was still a worrying time though but she came through it fine. Hugs Sxx

Dawn said...

Oh dear - I do sympathise and wish him well. Sending hugs Buddy. We are currently nursing our little schnauzer who had a stroke 2 weeks ago - she'll be 16 next month so it's not surprising. She's a resiliant, uncomplaining little sweetheart and I agree with you - the vets have been marvellous! Big cheer for all the super vets in the UK!!

Liselot said...

Hi Kath,

Glad to read that Buddy is doing better. I hope he will be sleeping on your feet in the cubbyhole soon!
Liselot

Linny said...

Oh my goodness! Sending hugs for Buddy and mum xxx

Daisychain said...

Glad to hear Buddy is on the mend. Hugs Christine x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

So sorry that Buddy has been so poorly but pleased to read that Buddy is on the mend and is being so well looked after - no wonder you had a tear in your eye having to leave him at the Vets... I would have been the same. When you get him home he will be under your feet again and it will be like he has never been away.

Big hugs to you both.

Tina & Tilly
XXX

Lorraine said...

So glad to hear Buddy is on the mend. I hope your heart rate and blood pressure are now returning to normal levels too.
Lorraine x

Kat said...

So relieved to read that your gorgeous boy's on the mend. They worry you as much as your children when they're ill. Maybe even more since they can't speak! Vets are fantastic though aren't they? Nothing's too much trouble.

Kat xx

nnalorac said...

Hopefully tomorrow he will be back with his mum and being spoilt rotton. Hugs to you both. Carolxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath I do hope buddy gets well soon it's so harrowing when they are sick your world falls apart sending him angel wishes for his guardian angel to look after him and he will be wagging his gorgeous tail very soon lots of love Jo xxxxx

butlersabroad said...

I'm here late enough that I get the bad news and the good news all in one Kath. Really glad to hear that he's improving but what a rotten and worrisome time you've all had. Hope he comes home soon and things can get back to normal again.

Hugs
Brenda

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Kath how scarey...and am glad to read that you''re reassured...a day in the sun resting to et over off-put shock is just the ticket, hope you feel a lot better too. hugs to you and our buddy.

tilly's crafts said...

sending big hugs to you and Buddy! do hope that he's back to 100% soon.
Kim x

Alexandra said...

Oh Kath, I've not been online for a few days and am so sorry to hear about poor Buddy. I know how you must be feeling, we had a big scare with one of ours at the turn of the year too, God bless those Vets, we'd be lost without them. I hope your furry boy continues improving and you get him home soon. Try not to worry Kath, I know it's probably pointless saying so, cos I know you will anyway, but it sounds like he's in good hands. Take care of you too.
hugs to you both
Alexandra xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, so sorry to hear that Buddy as been so poorly. I hope he is rapidly improving and will be home tomorrow to lots of hugs and spoiling.
My little treasure,Maddison was poorly today and she was at a party. She wanted to stay but just sat on my knee all afternoon. Poor love. I had to give her back to her MUm, so fingers crossed she's being looked after ok. Love to you both x ChrisB

Linda said...

So pleased to hear that Buddy is on the mend. Sounds like you've had a right old weekend. It must be quiet without him.
Give him a big hug from me, and one for you too Kath. Love Linda x

trish said...

Hi Kath, sorry I missed reading your blog last night, I have just read about Buddy. So glad to hear he's improving, he'll soon be home wagging his tail.

Franjopani said...

So Sorry to hear Buddy is not the best. Wishing him lots of get well wishes and hugs. A big hug to his Mum as well as I am sure she will need one with all the worrying x joy

Paper Junkie said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy but so glad he's on the mend. Been away from the PC and missed it all - had a tear in my eye when I read all about it! Thinking of you both tonight. Love X

eiyiyi said...

Oh no. I'm beyond sorry that your golden boy has been I'll. Sending him (and you) lots of love and reiki (healing energy). hugs to you both, eileen

Kimbo said...

Here's hoping he's had a good night and is fully recovered and back home soon. Kim x

Diane J said...

Glad to read Buddy is feeling better... Diane x

Christine said...

My thoughts & well wishes are with you and Buddy. Hope he has a full and quick recovery.
Hugs,
Christine O.

Dawn said...

Hiya Kath
So sorry to hear about Buddy, but I'm so glad to see his smiling furry face on your recent posts, it's traumatising for us owners of the furry ones.
He is a special dog for sure.

Love n hugs to all

Dawn
xoxo

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