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