Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Waiting for news.....

Charley is at the animal hospital in Chemainus. She became ill after a hike on Sunday, and despite fasting her, is still ill. This morning she started vomiting blood and passing black tarry loose stools - signs of internal bleeding.

They are going to squeeze her in between patients. So for now I am waiting, waiting, waiting.

Please keep all fingers and paws crossed for my girl.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with Charlie

shihtzustaff said...

I hope she is ok and it is something easy to treat. Take care.

dp said...

Oh my...all fingers and paws tightly crossed.

Janice Gillett said...

Prayers for Charlie

Patience-please said...

Sending miracle whippet powers of healing for Charlie and comfort for you.
Not much is worse than that worry.

ruth said...

Oh, no!
I'm sending healing thoughts to Charley and lots of strength your way.

Karen said...

hoping the best for Charlie

Jean said...

Well, we don't have a diagnosis - temperature is at the high end of normal (to be expected with the hot weather and her thick coat), belly seems soft, no particular tenderness. And, of course, she wasn't sick and didn't have the runs while she was there.
Ten minutes after arriving home she puked bloody slime all over the new bedroom carpet.

With the stat holiday tomorrow (Canada Day) the clinic is closed, so the vet sent her home with directions to continue fasting her and with a tube of Diarsanyl (looks like doggy poop and is twice as messy - got more on my hands, the floor, and Charley's fur than in her mouth) and some antibiotics.

If she gets worse, it's off to the emergency vet; if she stays the same, I'll take her in for more invasive testing on Thursday.

To make matters worse, Ellen just called. Kinley (one of the whippet boyz who was staying with us Thursday to Monday) has just come down with kennel cough, which is highly contagious.

Please, please, please don't let my dogs come down with it!! Two weeks of violent coughing would be extremely tough on at least three of my four seniors.

And so we just keep waiting.....

Dawnie said...

Sending many prayers and good thoughts your way. Also some comforting hugs for both you and Charlie.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my goodness, Jean! I've been out of touch and just saw this post tonight! Sending the very best positive thoughts that Charley will be okay, Kinley will get better quickly, and none of your crew will catch kennel cough. Hang in there!

Janice Gillett said...

Kennel cough oh noooooooo and i am so sorry Charley and you are going threw this right now.

Hunde Haus said...

Paws and fingers crossed here for Charlie!

Patience-please said...

Came back to check on Charley's status (sorry for the misspelling earlier). Thanks for the update.


Thinking of your both-
Patience

Anonymous said...

Awww Jean -- what a time you're having. Poor Charley!! We're beaming healing rays your way from the mainland. And no kennel cough for the oldies please!!!

Deb, Riley & Ginger

Anonymous said...

Oh Jean - I'm sorry to hear Charley isn't well - prayers that she gets well soon, and also that none of your 4 leggeds come down with kennel cough.

Hugs,
Sharon & Crystal

sobe said...

sending healing vibes for Charlie.
please keep us updated and if there is anything you need...