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Some Worry

I was awoken at 2:00 am by Robinson crashing around. He had had some routine de-worming medicine last night, and at first I thought he had an upset tummy. He kept asking to go out, then asking to come in, then asking to go out... And he wouldn't settle. He just paced around, bumping into things, including Zoe, who of course snapped at him because she doesn't like being disturbed when she's sleeping. I tried confining him, but he just barked to be let out, but then wouldn't settle in his bed. I finally decided that I didn't want to risk leaving him until our usual vet opened, and took him to the hospital, which is fortunately just down the road from here. And he's there now.

The positive: his vitals are good; he had a complete blood work-up very recently, which was normal. He's not vomiting or having diarrhea.

The negative: he's nearly thirteen years old. He has been getting more restless at night, and I've had some concerns that something was hurting him somewhere (he refuses to be picked up and has been having more difficulty jumping into the car). Of course, I worry that they're going to find some kind of growth...

Anyway, they're doing to sedate him and give him some pain meds, do an X-ray and another blood work-up and what-not. I'll know more later.

ETA: Thanks for all the good wishes.  Update: he seems to have some intense upset in his gut.  The X-ray showed inflammation and a lot of gas, which is no doubt why he was so uncomfortable.  He's also had some diarrhea at the hospital.  They're going to give him some IV fluids and keep an eye on him.  It's sounding as if they may even keep him until tomorrow, which indicates to me that I wasn't over-reacting. It's interesting that I had him in to his vet a month ago with diarrhea that wouldn't go away, but which seemed to get better on its own, so they never treated it.  He's going to get some antibiotics now.  I'll know more later today.  At least there wasn't a mass, which is what I was afraid of.

and I'm trying really really hard not to think about the fact that it's two years ago to the day that Cholmondeley died...

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frumiousb
Jan. 10th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts to both of you. Here's to treatable findings.
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Hoping for the best--the date can't help but make your anxiety worse, but I hope he's well and will keep you company for a good while longer.
booksandtea
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
I hope he will be alright. Wishing you both all the best.
chickenfeet2003
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Having been up half the night worrying about Jane I think I can empathise. I hope everything works out.
steepholm
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Good wishes beaming your way, and Robinson's.
lady_schrapnell
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor thing - middle of the night worries are the worst! Will keep good thoughts flowing...
heleninwales
Jan. 10th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
*sending supportive thoughts*
a_d_medievalist
Jan. 10th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Late to the non-party, but also sending good thoughts. There are few things worse than an animal who's not feeling well.
egretplume
Jan. 10th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hugs to you and Robinson! *sends healing thoughts*
curtana
Jan. 10th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
I hope he recovers quickly! *hugs*
sartorias
Jan. 10th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
*Lighting a candle*
gillo
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about that last point - not to the day exactly, but close. Let's hope you get through January OK this year. {{hugs}}
pdlloyd
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Hugs and best wishes winging your way, and Robinson's.
noveldevice
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Poor little dude. Hopefully it's just a little bacterial thing and the antibiotics will clear it right up.

Try not to worry (pointless advice, I know).

Big hugs for you and the pets.
tree_and_leaf
Jan. 11th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
Poor Robinson, I hope he feels better soon.
lidocafe
Jan. 11th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up and so didn't see this. I saw on facebook this morning that he's home, so that's good. We can talk soon at work, or maybe over a beer?
intertext
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
thanks - yes, I'll be at Lans tomorrow.
brinian
Jan. 11th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
waiting...waiting...waiting for good news update...

Don't let them rule out giardia. It's nasty.
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