Poor Dempsey - again!

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Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Caryll on Thu May 26, 2016 8:50 pm

Dempsey has Gastro Enteritis & is at the vets overnight.

He became I'll on Tuesday - licking, swallowing air, trying to be sick but only bringing up froth. Took him to vet & they gave us a choice - go home with some medicine & see how he goes or let him stay overnight. We chose to take him home because he gets so stressed at the vets.

But he was still poorly yesterday & we took him back. They kept him in for blood tests & x rays, but all was clear so he came home last night.

However, today he hasn't improved at all so I phoned the vet again & they gave us an appointment for 8pm (they're open till 10pm, 7 days a week). They've kept him in for overnight intravenous hydration & antibiotics just to give his body a boost & a chance to recover. Felt terrible leaving him, but it's best for him, and the people there are really lovely and kind & like him a lot, so he's in good hands.

£600 so far, plus about £300/400 for the overnight treatment! Thank goodness for insurance.....

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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Lorraine on Fri May 27, 2016 7:12 am

Hope he's feeling a bit better this morning.
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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Caryll on Fri May 27, 2016 10:46 am

The vets phoned me this morning. He's reasonably comfortable, but he has nasty bum gravy! They're trying to get him to eat some bland food, but he isn't interested at the moment. They're not worried about that, but they'll keep trying.

The vet will phone this afternoon when he's had a chance to check him over, so I won't know much more until then.

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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Lorraine on Fri May 27, 2016 12:20 pm

Still keeping fingers and paws crossed for him.
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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Caryll on Fri May 27, 2016 4:36 pm

He won't eat their non-poultry dog food so I've taken some of his normal food in & hopefully he'll eat that.

Unfortunately he has to stay in for another night.

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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by LyndaW on Fri May 27, 2016 8:35 pm

Oh Poor Poor Dempsey, and Poor Poor you - what a worry.

I hope Dempsey is now feeling much, much better. Kuchar sends him a big lick.
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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Eleanor on Sat May 28, 2016 2:33 pm

He's finally home love love love

Little bit weak, bless him. His tail's hardly stopped wagging though love
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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by LyndaW on Sat May 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Oh what good news! Wagging his tail is a VERY good sign indeed.

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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Lorraine on Sat May 28, 2016 7:14 pm

Good to hear happy
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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Caryll on Sun May 29, 2016 3:27 pm

He's very tired, but eating well & he's had two reasonable walks today so far.

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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by LyndaW on Sun May 29, 2016 7:32 pm

Being in hospital IS tiring, for so many reasons. It was necessary, but he sounds glad to be home and should be back to normal any minute soon!

Great news
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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by Caryll on Mon May 30, 2016 11:25 am

Much better this morning - even tried chasing a squirrel!


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Re: Poor Dempsey - again!

Post by LyndaW on Mon May 30, 2016 7:30 pm

Hurray!!!!!!
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