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4 year old bichon in the vets again

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by holyshihtzu, Jan 24, 2012.


  1. holyshihtzu

    holyshihtzu Guest

    :scared::cryin::eek:hmy:today we have taken Toby my bichon into the emergency vets once again he has now been put on a drip after lots of TLC last night. he will be going through lots pof blood tests an ultrasound to see what is going on in the abdoman and intestines. he is going to be kept in overnight as he wasnt eating or drinking for a whole week and was loosing weight.

    hopefully he will not be going like my other dog who is currently on medication for life and he is only 7 months.

    anyone else had a similar experience if so I would be soo grateful if you could tell me to keep my mind at rest
     
  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Can't help I'm afraid but hope they get to the bottom of it and it's not too serious
     
  3. holyshihtzu

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    Thank you ronaxx i am sure he will be well looked after by the vets, (well i hope so) will update you all tomorrow
     
  4. newfiesmum

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    All I can say is, its about time! They should have done all that to start with.

    Without seeing the dog, I can't help you I'm afraid, but do keep us updated.
     
  5. unicorn

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    Get well soon Toby, i ll hope it is nothing serious .
     
  6. Dogless

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    Oh no :(. I do hope that they find out what is going on soon xx.
     
  7. Dally Banjo

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    Poor Toby & you :( everything crossed here for some good news tomorrow x
     
  8. holyshihtzu

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    hi everyone just had the phone call and managed to miss the vet.
    they have found something they said when i heard the message and want to do further treatment on him. so I rang back and their answering machine had been switched on so i will ring back in the morning and let you all know

    I hope its not the 'C' word:eek::crying:
    I love my little boy to pieces I cant afford to loose him, he is too precious

    i wish i had someone I could talk to!
    its making me feel ill thinking about it all
     
  9. Dally Banjo

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    :( Try not to worry to much untill you have spoken to the vets, very hard I know :eek: everything crossed here its something that is easy fixed x
     
  10. Mum2Heidi

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    Thinking of you and your little man with everything crossed;)
     
  11. holyshihtzu

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    thank you everyone for the support you are giving me, the insurance policy is a 12 month one which is abit of a bummer! trying to find out whether I can swap for the lifetime cover if he needs it but we don't know if it is going to end that way, we are possibly thinking he is going to have an OP we don't know yet until tomorrow morning.

    waiting is a pain i wish it would end soon....:nonod:

    so far he has had symptoms of
    blood in stools
    blood in vomit
    not eating or drinking for a week
    lethargic
     
  12. newfiesmum

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    My insurance policy for Ferdie is for £3000 per illness per 12 months, and I imagine yours is similar though I don't know the amount. That means that you can claim up to that amount for each illness within the 12 months. Also with mine, if the dog goes to a different vet, or a clinic for scans, it is a separate claim so that is another £3,000.

    You should be concerned about that; getting your dog better is the most important thing and worry about the money afterwards.
     
  13. holyshihtzu

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    we have now found the cause to toby not being well
    he has a low protein count
    and something wrong with his liver. something to do with the enzymes
    he will be kept in for a few days for more tests
    more updates tonight maybe.

    thank you newfiesmum we are about to change his policy to a lifetime one
     
  14. Dally Banjo

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    Hopefully he will be home soon & on his way to a full recovery :) everything crossed here still xxx
     
  15. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I don't think you should try and change your insurance, you will not be covered for this illness. Please check and get everything in writing before doing anything with your policy
     
  16. paddyjulie

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    Fingers crossed here....quite often liver problems can be managed and even cured..the liver is brilliant at healing itself xx
     
  17. newfiesmum

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    Just what I was going to say.
     
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