Thursday, 8 March 2018

Medical report.


Well, no worse is the short explanation.  Tess is still feeling sorry for herself and really wandering about moping.   But she doesn't appear to be in such pain - hopefully she won't be after a large injection of antibiotics and painkillers.   Today she had eaten absolutely nothing at all.   Suddenly, at tea time, I had a brain wave.   If there is one thing she absolutely cannot resist it is tinned tuna.

I put down a plateful (about half a tin) and she perked up immediately, walked over and had about three mouthfuls, then retreated to her bed again.   However I went in the other room and ate my tea and when I returned she had eaten the lot.
But the worrying thing is that she has still not had a drink and must by this time be very dehydrated.
There is water down for her, there is skimmed milk down for her - but she has not touched either. 

Still, tomorrow we should know.    I have to have her there early so I am going to ask the vet to look at her teeth and if they really are decayed then to take them out and put her out of her misery.

There is still snow lying on the tops here and also along the hedge backs, so that each field has a white margin round it.   When we were kids we used to say that if the snow was left lying like that it was waiting for more to come.   But the forecast is for warmer weather for the weekend.   The first taste of Spring - when all of us keen on our gardens begin to get itchy fingers.

Another progress report on Tess tomorrow.

 

30 comments:

Elle Clancy said...

Thinking of you & Tess!

Rachel Phillips said...

Snow left lying is always said to be waiting for more in Norfolk. Kids or no kids, we still say it. Good luck with the dog.

Derek Faulkner said...

It's an unfortunate fact that vets do like to suggest all kinds of treatments or actions, that are normally very expensive, only to find that it was something quite obvious or simple.

Barbara Womack said...

Hoping Tess feels better after her next trip to the vet!
It's so worrisome when our furry friends are ailing and we have to wonder what is wrong.

John Gray said...

Eating is good......she probably is drinking but you've missed it.
Keep us posted

Sue in Suffolk said...

Daughter's dog had to have some teeth out - gave him a new lease of life, hope Tess is OK soon

justjill said...

She will have got some moisture from the Tuna. Fingers crossed.

Sue said...

Poor Tess. It's so hard when they can't tell you what's wrong. She will drink when she wants to.

Rachel Phillips said...

She probably had a drink. They give liquid food to hunger strikers.

angryparsnip said...

Oh Tess, do not be a drama queen.
Please be better soon.

cheers, parsnip

Rambler said...

I hope the news of Tess is better tomorrow. Personally, I suspect that she has an exposed nerve, probably from a broken tooth.
I also hope you can have a restful night's sleep before your busy day on Saturday. (((((Hug)))))

Tom Stephenson said...

If she doesn't want to drink, that is ok I think. Poor Weave with your worry. I wish I was close enough to pop in.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So sorry to hear your precious Tess is poorly. Fingers crossed she is well soon.

Jennifer said...

Would it be possible to water down a tin of tuna with unsalted broth to see if she'd drink it? If she loves tuna that much maybe she could be persuaded to have a little tuna soup.

I do hope she's better tomorrow and I'm sorry you're so worried about her. Hugs.

honey said...

Prayers for Tess to feel better and get a good report from the doctor.

Share my Garden said...

I'm so sorry to learn that Tess and you are having such a worrying time. You feel so helpless when your pet is in pain. I hope that she will make a good recovery once the vet has established what is the problem. I remember what a friendly little dog she was the time that I called in to see you.

Terra said...

Oh Tess, start drinking plenty of water and make your mama and us happy. I hope her vet figures out the problem and treatment.

Joanne Noragon said...

You made me look. It's not warmer for the weekend here. Darn.
However, I hope Tess gets fixed tomorrow.

Cro Magnon said...

Our Cat Freddie was a bit like Tess. The vet gave medicine (which we administer every day) and he's now fine again. My fingers are crossed for Tess.

Gwil W said...

When my brothers dog wouldn't eat or drink anything the vet suggested he offer it some ice cream. Wolfed it down like a hero!

Frances said...

I do hope that Tess will be feeling better soon. Sending hugs to you both. x

Heather said...

Thinking of you, and hoping for a successful visit to the vet with Tess.

liparifam said...

Perhaps plain yogurt or ricotta cheese? They contain quite a bit of liquid. But, of course, you are off to the Vet today anyway! Fingers crossed for a quick resolution to this problem :)

Minigranny said...

Do hope that everything improves with Tess.

donna baker said...

I'm thinking of you both Pat. I'm a wreck when I think something might be wrong with my weenie girls. It does sound like a tooth to me and I hope that's it so you both can be done with it.

Ruth said...

I'm over here hoping with all my heart that you'll find a good resolution to poor Tess's predicament. Eating the tuna seems a good sign! May she be back in good fettle in no time. You, too, for all your worry. They really get into your heart, don't they.

About your snow prediction, my grandma always said that rain drops clinging to the clotheslines meant more rain was coming.

Sol said...

Any news on Tess? I have popped in a few times to see.

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I hope that she will make a good recovery once the vet has established what is the problem. I remember what a friendly little dog she was the time that I called in to see you.
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