Sunday 30 December 2007

Cora gave us a big scare

Cora gave us the most dreadful scare last night!

Cora became unwell on thursday she started being sick and had horrid pooh's (nasty smellie diarrhoea)...mum and dad with our help looked after her but on friday morning they decided she was off to visit the vet.
After a very thorough examination ..where they put a thing called a thermometer in a very personal space ...Cora did not have a temperature, after an xray to make sure she ahd nothing stuck, the diagnosis was Cora had an infection.
She was a very brave girl and had a huge injection of antibiotics and came home to rest. She was quite bright by friday evening, but still would not eat.
Saturday whilst she was still bright, she still would not eat..and whilst not being sick, she still had horrid pooh's and she would not drink.
About teatime suddenly Cora became very lethargic and she was rushed to the emergency vet hospital. We were very upset when mum and dad came home a couple of hours later without Cora.
Cora was described as very very sick and the vet had admitted her to hospital so that she could be given fluids as she was very dehydrated, they also were running blood tests and talked of a further xray and ultra sound scan. Lots of nasty possible causes were discussed. We were all very upset.
The vet phoned at 22.45hrs... to say Cora's bloods whilst normal showed that she was severely dehydrated (more than the vet believed) it was thought she had a very nasty tummy bug and the next few hours and getting fluids into her were very important. The vet said if Cora's condition deteriorated during the night they would ring mum and dad and discuss the best way forward. None of us slept last night.

Thankfully by morning no calls had come from the vet.

We rang the vet early today and he was pleased to say Cora had responded well to all the fluids she had been given..they had just run her blood tests again and thing were looking better. She was now out of danger!
The vet felt that whilst she still would not eat Cora would recover better at home with us. The belief is she has a very nasty tummy bug.
Mum and dad went to collect her and when Cora saw them she was so pleased big licks and cuddles all round.
She came home and we were so pleased to see her, we have looked after her all day. She has slept alot but is drinking and has managed to eat a small dinner of chicken.

Cora still has a long road to recovery but she is home and doing well with our care, all of us together with mum and dad have been with her all day.

Cora assisted us all in her recovery by removing her own bandage off her leg..which we have to say looks really funny and strange as they have shaved her leg for the fluid drip she had!

We are all feeling alot better tonight now Cora is home and on the mend. We are looking forward to a good nights sleep but will be watching her closely.

Get well soon our little scottish princess!

The Thugletsx


The Black and Tans. said...

Cora we are so pleased that you are now at home safe and sound and feeling so much better. I am sure all the other Thuglets will be keeping a watchful eye on you to make sure you get plenty of rest and take it easy.
Get well soon
Molly and Taffy xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Cora, you gave us all a big fright. We were so worried about you and you're all the way across the other side of the world so we can't come visit. So glad you're on the mend and you've got the Thuglets taking good care of you.
Take care and no more tummy bugs ok.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Molly the Airedale said...

Oh my gosh! We're so glad Cora is going to be okay! What a horrible scare! We're sending LOTS of AireZen that you continue to improve, Cora! Keep us updated, okay?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanley said...

Cora Girl!

I was gripping the pooter's mousie so tightly while reading about your nasty tummy bug that my paw went numb.

My girl and I are SOOOO thankful you are doing and feeling better. The rest of the Thuglets sound like they're a pretty good backup nursing unit for you. Maybe I'll ship myself over sometime if I ever feel poorly. You are obviously receiving topflight care.

Keep us posted, okay girlie?

Goober love & smooches (they have healing properites),

Izzie said...

Oh Cora I'm so glad you're on the up side. I had to be at the hospital overnight for IV's once, too. It wasn't fun, and that bandage drove me nuts. And I've had more things stuck up my butt... well, nebbermind. I'm just hoping you continue to get better!

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

We are very happy about Cora's recovery. Whew.... Everyone give her some licks and pats from us x 3!

Kirby said...

Oh, I am so happy that Cora is home and doing better. It just breaks my heart when a fellow pooch is not well. I'm happy that your parents take such wonderful care of you. I hope you keep getting better and you get rid of that nasty tummy bug!!
Have a wonderful New Year filled with good health (Cora and all of you wonderful Thuglets), happiness and lots of treats!

Your pal,

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, that sounded sooo scawie! I'm glad to hear that it was nothing serious. Good thing you just had a bad bad tummy ache & nothing else. Your family is so nice to look after you. Eat more, drink more water & hopefully you will be back to your normal self again.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Bogart H. Devil said...

Cora, we're so happy to hear that you're ok!!!!!

Big Aire Kisses!


Alf said...

Cora, so glad to hear that you are on the mend........take it easy and don't over do it! Alf n Mindy xx

Faya said...

Oh Cora I am pleased that you are home now with all your family....
Kisses, Faya

Koobuss said...

Oh no!! What a scare that was!! Whew!!

Best of luck to Cora for a speedy and complete recovery. Best of luck to the rest of you guys, too. With all your help, I'm sure she will be fine.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lacy said...

woofies Thuglets, me sooo sorrwy u nots feels good hopies u gets to feelin pawsome again soon...musta been to much turkey...u gots a lot of nursies to help u...Happy New Year, to all of u..

b safe,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey pals, glad to hear that Cora is going to be OK. Please get well soon, OK? Wirey hugs! J x