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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:04 PM
Oh I hope it's that and it helps her! Good luck!
Come on Poppy, be ok!!!
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:14 PM
I know this may sound odd but has she eaten any plants? MIL had a dog with the similar symptoms and it was due to a belladonna plant
there are quite a few different types .
Fingers crossed the antibiotics work
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:50 AM
I hope the medication works and she pulls through OP!
Come on Poppy!
Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:56 PM
Hi AugustRush. hugs to you, I know how awful it is.
We lost our beautiful 12 year old pug just after Christmas. He had many health problems, and for a long time we had been having the discussion about quality of life vs the heart breaking decision of letting him go.
Do you have a supportive vet? Ours was so wonderful helping us through it all. Maybe a phone call for a chat could help you to navigate your way through such an awful time. I think some vets will even come to your home if necessary.
Let all your children give Poppy lots and lots of cuddles. Take it easy on them and yourself.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:21 PM
AugustRush, are you in Adelaide? If so, give Marie deLint a call and explain your situation - her phone number is 0447 344 003. I believe she also has a website, can't remember the address off of the top of my head though. She used to be one of the main vets at our local clinic, but left to specialise in palliative care and home euthanasia. She recently looked after my PIL and their old siamese, she is absolutely amazing, I cannot recommend her highly enough. I was always worried about having to euthanase a pet at home, as I thought I'd associate it with bad memories, but I know now that if we have to face the situation, I'll certainly be giving Marie a call.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:44 PM
So sorry to hear about Poppy. I hope she makes a recovery. We recently lost our family dog and I was amazed at how well my 7, 4, and 2 handled it (me on the other hand was a mess for weeks)
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:12 PM
Poor poppy thinking of you and your loved little friend, and praying for a miracle x
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:19 AM
I am sorry this has to happen, and its so hard, I think harder when they are so young....its just not something you would expect.
My dog Annie, was PTS at 11 months. She had been sick on and off most of her life, and she seemed to have more sick days than good ones. After a load of tests, we found out she had cancer....after loosing a dog previously to the same thing, and Annie being so sick we put her PTS. For me it was the knowledge I had taken her out of that misery that helped me through it.
Now Archie my Pug, every time he is laying down, sleeping or just quiet, I always look to see if he is having another seizure. We know his life with us is going to be shorter, he's 2 in July, I think he may be having silent seizures, as his balance is getting a little worse....he is almost blind, though happy for now.
I am just not looking forward to the end part....you can prepare yourself all you like, but it means nothing when it happens. I hope Poppy does improve, but if she doesn't just know that she will be free of all the illness she has now. Take strength from that.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:52 PM
I wish I could help. I am so sorry this is happening. Do you have anyone nearby who could sit with her for a bit? xxx
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:00 PM
That is such fantastic news. I hope everything goes well from now on.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:40 PM
I cannot stop crying after reading your update. I am so, so happy for you. I hope she continues in good health fir many, many more years to come. xxx
Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:47 PM
What wonderful news!!!!!!! Wishing her a 100% recovery xx
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
That is amazing news! I am so happy for your beautiful dog and your family!
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:40 PM
As lovely as Marie is, I'm glad you didn't have to ask her to visit!! I am so so happy for you, you must be on Cloud 9! I have every finger and toe crossed for Poppy to continue to improve
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:51 PM
I'm so glad she has pulled through, she is obviously very special to you and your family.
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