Cora ..... well we had a bit of a setback yesterday she stopped drinking again and was refusing all food..so we monitored her but she started to concern us again. We were giving her water in a syringe.
So New Years Eve back to emergency vets she went...........she wasn't as dehydrated as the other night but they decided to give her more fluids and re-xray her to see if anything had moved and could be seen. The xrays showed absolutely nothing!
The current diagnosis if a viral gastro-enteritis! Cora was given 3 litres of fluid and once she came round from the anesthetic mum and dad were able to bring here home at 10pm last night.
Because she was quite whoosie from the anesthetic she went in the large crate in the kitchen as we all wanted her to rest. She is also best with us thuglets as we are always together. We were very good and we all settled very quickly and we had a peaceful night ..the hoomans didn't sleep much for listening!
Cora's antibiotics have been stopped..one because they are not working with what ever she has and secondly the vet said what we had also wondered was she having a reaction to them? which may be a possibility!
She now has two liquids which are given to her 3 times a day by syringe to help keep her hydrated and also if she isn't drinking we are giving her a supplement in water by a large syringe every hour.
We now just have to work her through this..the vet said to expect ups and downs and it will be a long slow recovery..but she is a strong dog and he does not consider it life threatening ..the important thing is keeping her hydrated. She is going abck to the vets tomorrow further checkup.
The good news is she is brighter today and has eaten a finely chopped chicken breast as well as having her first 2 syringes of medication. Cora is only allowed out with one of us to toilet so that she can be monitored and save her energy so she can put it all into getting better.
The rest of us remain fighting fit...but we are being closely monitored.
We just want our little Scottish princess well again!
Thank you everyone for your positve thoughts and get well messages to Cora.
Happy New Year from us all.
We will keep you posted.