Saturday, 2 April 2011

Two sick dogs

I'm not sure how many of you still pop in here as I haven't been good at passing on Brodie and Ailsa's events.    But if any of you are good at sending out healing vibes we need them now.   A week last  Wednesday evening  Brodie who had been his usual self refused dinner. walked around the dish and sat looking, walked around again then slowly started eating it, I took it off him half way through as I felt his body was saying no, next morning I watched for poos, it was orange and runny, he wanted breakfast. he was taken to vet and it was thought he may of got into the grapes as one bit of runny poo had a grape in it. But she didn't feel he had a blockage as I had feared,  he was given antibiotics and put on a light diet of small frequent meals,  no more runny poos but still orange in colour. Through the week they have all been mid firm to soft but not runny, he been drinking lots and peeing lots but quite happy. 

Yesterday. Ailsa, 12+10 months who is very arthritic and stiff got up with difficulty, refused breakfast,  we took her for  a walk but she had a lot of difficulty moving I though she may of had a stroke, she could get up the steps but not walk straight, we got back inside and she climbed on the lounge and went to sleep.  I left her there  and phoned the vet, appointment mid day,  one hour later Ailsa is up and checking the food stands, she ate her Breakfast and looked for more.  At vet  check blood was taken but the first needle showed she had dropsy, she is now on fluid tablets and heart meds, is eating but the cold change is hitting her hard and she is looking for Brodie so I can't settle her down tonight.

Brodie is in intensive on drips, I would prefer to be with him, its alway my fear that should they leave that they will be alone, he's never been alone in his whole 9 1/2 years of life.  I was at work today so he spent the day with Hubby, Brodie has a lounge chair in the computer room that by choice he uses in the daytime when inside.  Mike heard a thump and found Brodie on the floor, he thought he had fallen off, Brodie was a bit slow when he got up,  when I got home Mike opens the back door and the dogs run to greet.  Brodie only got to just outside the door and stood there. I checked him over, his gums said he was anemic, eyeballs dry, phoned after hours and drove him to the vet, he was put on a drip immediately, after about an hour a bit of colour came into his gums but he is not good.
Please keep them in your thoughts.Ailsa and Brodie's  Mum


  1. We are keeping them in our thoughts and sending healing vibes


  2. Our paws are crossed for Brodie and Ailsa and they will be in our thoughts and prayers!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. So sorry to see this. Paws crossed here for both Ailsa and Brodie to be doing better soon. Please do keep us updated.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. I just read up and am sorry to hear what has happened to Brodie! I hope you find out what it is and that he gets happy and healthy again!

    Best wishes,
    Esther & Sheba


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