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Desperately worried about out 3yo Westie - advice please

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by colink24, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. colink24

    colink24 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all

    My first post here, and sad it has to be of this nature

    We noticed out 3yo Westie went off his food middle of last week, and was a little quiet. We didnt put it down to much, maybe an upset tummy. Anyhow a few days later he didnt seem himself, didnt want to go for a walk and still wasnt eating, he also didnt have much in the way of bowl movement. The only thing he was doing was drinking copious amounts of water. I took him to the vets on Friday evening as I was getting quite worried, and they advised x-rays and blood tests as they suspected a foreign body. The x-rays showed something not normal in his stomach and the decision was taken to operate on him Saturday night

    The operation was a success as they removed 3 parts of a rubber bone, which sadly had perferated his intestines. He was very down post op but we expected him to pick up over the weekend. However, he continued to vomit and our vet recommended further blood tests. These tests showed an increase in white blood cells, so they said that he has not reacted well to the op and may have developed an infection.

    The decision was taken to operate again earlier today, where they discovered he has developed peritonitis. They said they compltely 'flushed' his stomach out today and removed the stitching and replaced it with a different type of stiching. They said everything appears normal in terms of his vitals and that they will now try go get him to eat perhaps sometime tomorrow. he was very down today post surgery and we are so worried he might not pull through. The vets are being very coy as you would expect but they said that post surgery his stomach seemed to be 'moving' a lot better and the vomitting has stopped

    Can anyone provide an insight into what his chances might be? Or anything else we can go on as right now we are pulling our hair out with worry and its so hard just sitting here waiting

    Thanks to all
     
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  2. deb53

    deb53 PetForums VIP

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    O gosh .....what a awful time for you and your Westie.

    Hun he is in the best place and I'm sure the vet is doing all that he can.

    Its awful for you because of the lonliness and empty house but fingers crossed He will be home soon.

    Sending you {Hugs} and good vibes for Mr Westie (you didn't say his name)

    Keep us updated

    xx
     
  3. karen09

    karen09 PetForums Member

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    fingers crossed for you your dog gets better

    from another westie owner
     
  4. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

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    it'll seem a long wait but at least he's in the right place, hugs to you and fingers crossed for him xx
     
  5. colink24

    colink24 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you all for your messages, they meant a lot :)

    Good news! He was sent home by the vets yesterday. He has to go back for check ups but he is eating again and appears to be out of the woods (god permitting!). He is starting to get back to himself and looks like he has been very lucky.

    I will let you all know how it goes long term but it looks as if he is going to be ok :thumbup:
     
  6. The 3 Roans

    The 3 Roans PetForums Newbie

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    Wonderful news............hope your boy continues to improve :thumbup:!
     
  7. rona

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    Good news :thumbup:
     
  8. deb53

    deb53 PetForums VIP

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    That is brilliant :thumbup:

    xx
     
  9. new westie owner

    new westie owner PetForums VIP

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    Hi hope he is ok my lil westie just over 4 months old take care :)
     
  10. dinks

    dinks PetForums Senior

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    Fingers crossed he continues to do well.He has been VERY VERY lucky!!:thumbup:
     
  11. wooliewoo

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    :thumbup: glad he on mend
     
  12. Mum2Heidi

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    Just caught up with this, so glad to hear he is on the mend. Hope he is soon back to his old self :thumbup:
     
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