Please, please, please pray for Roly.

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  1. aussiemyf7

    aussiemyf7 New Member

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    Yes, its long, but you need to read.

    I finished dinner at my parents house last night and called Roly over to have some leftovers at about 7:40.
    I looked over at him, and he was shaking all over his body, it looked like he was really excited. I called him again and he didnt come over. He was concious, looking around, wagging his tail.
    I went over to him and picked him up and I shocked at how much he was shaking, it was like his whole body was having a spasm. Of course I freaked out, I put him on the ground and put the food down. He gobbled it as usual, still spasming.
    He finished it and I called him over to me, to get a look at how me moved, he was moving as if he had gone blind, he was bumping into things, and couldnt seem to find me, his tail was between his legs, still shaking like mad.
    Now at the sight of this, i started to cry.
    My mother called the vet, and they said it may be passing.
    I sat on the couch, his little body spasms getting worse, his back legs now keep skidding out from under him.
    We called back the vet after 20 minutes and he said bring him in.
    I couldnt drive, I was in too much of a state, I couldnt see my poor baby the way he was.
    I was sitting in the car and he was getting worse, arching his back, kicking his legs, holding him close to my body wasnt stopping the movements.
    We got to the vet, always getting worse, he can no longer stand.
    The vet gave him an injection to calm his muscles, it calmed his stomach aswell and he vomited up all his dinner.
    I had to leave the room, still sobbing.
    I heard the vet mention to my mum, do you have any snail bait around the house? My mothers answered no.
    He put Roly on a drip and went to call another vet.
    By now, my little angel was being affected by the drugs, he was laying still on his side, ears, eyes and small muscles still twitching but not as bad, drool starting to slide out of his mouth.
    I re-entered.
    I hugged and kissed him 1 million times before the vet came back and told me what was going on.
    'It looks like he's eaten snail bait, he needs his stomach flushed out, I'll stay here with him for another 2 hours then call you, there is a chance he wont make it through the night, Ill give you a minute'
    A hundred thousand love messages entered his ears, a million kisses were placed on his limp little head.
    We then left Roly, laying so still on that table, eyes cold, a small puddle of drool around his mouth.
    2 hours later, the vet called, he flushed him out, but there was nothing there.
    Mum asked if that was a good thing, he replied with it could be going through his intestines still, sometimes the poison doesnt affect them till 6 hours later.
    He said he'd call back in the morning, and tell us if he made it.
    I stayed at my parents, and cried myself to sleep.
    Im waiting on the 10:30 call this morning..

    We have no bait at all around my house, and my mum is a complete greeney and against using any kind of herbicides/pesticides.
    I asked if it could have been mouse bait, but he wasnt having any mouse bait poisoning symptons.

    At my vet, I have never seen anything like this.
    Please hope and pray and keep my 10 year old boy in your thoughts, he needs them...

    Thankyou for reading..
     
  2. golden&hovawart

    golden&hovawart New Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear this!.
    Will,of course,keep yr baby,in my prayers!.
     
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    Poor boy!!! Tons of prayers and vibes!!!!
     
  4. aussiemyf7

    aussiemyf7 New Member

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    Thankyou so much.
    I wont be able to update till I get back from work at about 4-4:30.
     
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    Thoughts , prayers and vibes are being sent . Please let us know !
     
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    A-w-w-w...poor boy. I am so very sorry. It sounds serious. I hope he pulls through. Loads of good, healing vibes being sent your way.
     
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    thinking good thoughts for roly!
     
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    Good vibes heading your way. That little boy is so cute, I'm keeping him in my thoughts
     
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    Poor boy, sending lots of good vibes and prayers.
     
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    I'll be waiting and worrying along with everyone else :( (((((((((((((((((((HUGS&VIBES))))))))))))))))))))))
     
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    Oh wow... I cannot imagine how terrified I'd be in the same situation. Lots of hugs and vibes to you.
     
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    Thank you all so much.
    He made it through the night.
    He is still in a serious, but stable condition.
    And they still arnt entirely sure whats causing it, but there biggest guess is definately snail bait.

    He is heavily sedated as he started to spasm again, he's back to his twitching.
    He is getting his stomach pumped every three hours.
    They want to keep him calm which means no visiting till tommorow.
    I asked if he would be ok, but I was told he is still in the woods..
    Im just relieved my fighter made it through the night, thanks again for all the encouragement and support.
    I'll update whenever I hear anything else..
     
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    Sending good vibes to Roly that he continues to improve.
     
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    Good to find out he made it through that critical period! We will keep the good vibes coming his way :) Hope he is back home with you, safe and sound, and SOON.

    Just keep looking around for what he could have gotten into so you can remove it!
     
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    Good news, Roly is home.
    He is still walking funny and has small muscle twitches.
    The vet said they pumped him about another two times, but nothing was coming out and they are hoping he may poop it out.
    He said there are still risks he will start spasming again, and if so to bring him straight in. Just keep him as calm as possible because excitement will encourage the spasms apparently.
    Apart from his dizzy walk and his twitching, he is happy and wagging his tail, but still a bit groggy.
    My year of telling people bad news about their pets, and that they may not make it, and too think I would be the person that gets the bad news!
    Im thinking back to Thursday night, and it feels like a dream, possibly the scariest night of my life..
    We are going to talk to our neighbours and tell them what happened, maybe we'll find out where he got the bait from and warn others that it may be around.
    I'll update you if Roly gets worse or better.
    Your encouragement really helped, I cant thank you all enough.
     
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    That's good news! Here's hoping he continues to improve and this can all be behind him with no long term effects.
     

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