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b.limey
12-26-2014, 12:58 PM
Just read on FB that Croydon is seriously ill in the hospital. Power up, ACDs. Apparently she can`t get into Aucado for some reason so I`m doing it for her.

littleroads
12-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Oh no...she and Croydon have been through so much this past year. He is getting up there in age, which makes it more difficult too. I pray Anne has the strength to get through this, whatever the outcome is. Rody Jane's Bentley will be cranked up to high power.
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redcattle
12-26-2014, 08:26 PM
:cry:I am just posting now as I have not been able to get onto the Forum thanks Gill aka Blimey for posting for me. The night before yesterday and all yesterday morning Croydon did not stop vomiting I rushed him up to the Animal Hospital and on admission his temp was 40.5celcius which is way above normal and very dangerous. The doctor that saw him said that she did not know if he would make it through the weekend but that a clinical specialist would be in today and will be seeing Croydon. They put him on a drip to rehydrate him as he was getting very dehydrated from all the vomiting and he also showed signs that he was in a lot of pain he was given pain meds for that. He was very restless that is what he was like just before I took him to the hospital he would drink some water and vomit it up with this white foam in it and we noticed when we got up that he had been sick in nearly every room of the house all the same this water and white foam. I just spoke to the specialist and she said that his temp has dropped by 1 degrees and she is putting him on a high dose of antibiotics until they get the bloodwork back. They did a basic ultrasound yesterday but a specialist who would normally do that was not there but the vet didn't see anything. He will be having an endoscopy and a colonoscopy as well as further blood tests to try and figure out what is doing this. However at the moment the high temp is the major issue it raises his blood pressure and he could go into total organ failure and we know what the outcome of that is I can't type those words. So please Croydon needs all the Bentleys you can muster up I am in tears now so I will sign off I even slept with his big teddy last night and once again thanks Gill Anne and a very very sick Croydon

sharirus
12-26-2014, 09:16 PM
So sorry to hear about poor Croydon :-(

Bentleys on high here from River and me.

Carol G
12-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Bonny Zali's Bentley is on super high and strong positive thoughts from me for Croydon.

jomarie6466
12-26-2014, 11:17 PM
Bentleys on high and prayers and positive thoughts coming your way for Croydon.

jomarie6466
12-26-2014, 11:18 PM
So sorry to hear the Croydon is sick again. Bentleys on high here.

redcattle
12-27-2014, 12:56 AM
Croydon is now going into urgent surgery in 20 minutes this is going to be very risky due to the high fever but if they don't do it now he will die. He has a foreign body stuck in his lower intestine being a block of lime which for some unknown reason he ate out of a bucket in dad's garage but we thought he had vomited it all up but obviously not. His blood results came back with some level of toxicity and it has to come out now. A specialist surgeon and anaesthetist from Sydney Uni are coming to do the surgery and the Clinical Specialist looking after Croydon will call me during the surgery as she knows what a mess I am. I have no idea why croydon has started doing such stupid things he has never done anything like this in his life. A while ago he all of a sudden decided he would chew power cords. Even as a puppy he did not chew things up except his toys of course. My poor father is so upset about it he has had that old bucket of lime there for over 20 years and now after all this time Croydon decides to eat it why? Maybe he is just getting old and doing silly things but dad feels responsible and doesn't seem to be able to forgive himself as he loves Croydon to death. Oh well it is D Day for me so please up the Bentleys because the next 4-5 hours are critical Anne

jomarie6466
12-27-2014, 01:19 AM
Anne,

I am so sorry you are having to go through this with Croydon. I know you are very worried about him and I would feel the same way if it was one of my dogs. It does seem odd that all of a sudden Croydon has begun eating things and chewing things he would never touch before. Bentleys are on high for him.

Laurarenken
12-27-2014, 12:07 PM
So sorry for your pain. Bentleys for Croyden. I know you love your boy. My heart is with all of you.

babswilde
12-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Two Bentleys shining bright and 3 cats meowing for Croydon. If you can, please give us updates.

littleroads
12-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Bentleys shining on high power here, Anne. Your dad cannot blame himself; it's odd that Croydon has started doing this, but if he hasn't bothered it at all until now, there is no reason you would have thought to have put it away. I pray he comes through this OK.

kanis
12-28-2014, 08:41 PM
Oh poor Croydon! I hope he is ok! Many Bentleys shining bright here.

redcattle
12-29-2014, 01:59 AM
I am going to start this post with a poem because it is fitting to my situation:
Without my dog my house would be clean,
My wallet would be full,
BUT MY HEART WOULD BE EMPTY
I visited Croydon today as the Doctor said he was really down and even though he is on methadone and saline drips and has a catheter in something is missing ME that brought me to tears and I was in the car as soon as I hung up the phone.
I arrived and there he was in intensive care with only 2 other dogs with so many monitors and drips coming out of him I fell apart. The doctor assured me that whilst he is critical he is very stable and he doesn't have a fever as of thismorning. I put my hand in front of his nose and he opened his eyes looked at me and he tried so hard with a very dry tongue to lick me and then I saw it the tail wagging slightly and a smile on his face as he battled to lift his head and that my friends is what the love of a dog is. He is so sick but nothing was going to stop him from that moment in time that he had ME there with him. I can report that I saw the large piece of lime they removed from his small intestine and was also shown the Xrays. He won't eat so they asked me to bring his favourite foods strange but it is fresh fish and turkey mince so I got what I had from the freezer and stopped on the way and got a fresh piece of fish. He is going to make it against all odds he is going to pull through even the Clinical Specialist cannot believe his progress or that he even made it through surgery with such a high fever but he is one tough cookie my Croydon. I am having trouble typing this I keep crying so thank you for the Bentleys please keep them coming my baby is still critical but I am being positive he is going to make it Anne and a slowly improving tough little bugger Croydon

Carol G
12-29-2014, 03:30 AM
So happy to hear that Croydon doesn't have a fever and is improving. Bonny Zali's Bentley is still on high for him.

Carol

Mel2001
12-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Bentleys on high for Croydon (and YOU) from California!

The1AndOnlyWay7
12-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Praying for you and Croydon. Maggie's bentley is on high.

heeler400
01-01-2015, 03:27 AM
Hoping for a full recovery for Croyden and sending healing vibes. I havent really heard about the Bentley glowing tradition before but my baby cattle dog has one so will turn that up for Croyden.

redcattle
01-01-2015, 04:32 AM
I am happy to report that after my few visits to see Croydon and the way the staff saw that it lifted his spirits so much the Clinical Lead treating Croydon decided to do his ultrasound and Xrays early just to be sure there were no infections or any further pieces of lime that could have been hiding and now made their way into his small intestine well it was all clear. She called me and asked me if I was prepared to take a crash course in veterinary nursing and take Croydon home for a trial. I was in the car as soon as I hung up the phone. I was taught how to take his temperature and chart it, given all his meds and a chart to mark off when I gave them to him. Taught how to inject his pain meds of Temgesic am and pm, how to help him up and down any stairs it took a couple of hours even though I said yes I will be fine as soon as I saw how difficult he found it to walk and getting him in the car I have to admit I was scared and thought have I taken on more than I can handle. Well the opposite happened Dad a neighbour and I got him out of the car at home and off he walked even up the stairs unaided I could'nt believe it he knew he was home and that lifted his spirits so much he was ok wobbly but walking. The only problem is he still won't eat but he is drinking water which they were having trouble with at the hospital especially with oral antibiotics they had to syringe water down his throat. The injections I am ok with I have done that before so since yesterday afternoon I have had my baby home what a New Years gift that was for me. He is still not better but we will get there. I will be happy when he eats again. Thank you all for the bentleys and your thoughts and prayers keep the bentleys lit we have a way to go yet a very happy Anne and Croydon

Carol G
01-01-2015, 05:20 AM
What good news that Croydon is home and doing better! Bonny Zali's Bentley is still on high and strong positive thoughts from me.

Carol

Laurarenken
01-01-2015, 11:39 AM
Wonderful news. Hugs.

jomarie6466
01-01-2015, 12:03 PM
I'm so glad to read that Croydon is home with you and although he is not out of the woods yet, I'm sure he will do better there with you. Bentleys still on high here as well as prayers and positive thoughts that Croydon makes a full recovery.

b.limey
01-01-2015, 09:42 PM
Whomever said Bentleys don`t work, I`ll come and kick your a**, right now.

redcattle
01-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Please Please everyone Croydon went downhill badly this morning he lost the use of his back legs and was so distressed trying to get up he kept banging his head cutting his tongue and mouth causing massive bleading. We had to call the ambulance from the hospital to come and get him as he was too unwell and may not have made it had we taken him to the hospital. The ambulance came from the local vet at Cremorne which is closer and they are a part of the big Animal Hospital please now more than ever Croydon needs the power of the bentleys. I think this time I might lose him or have to make the hardest decision of my life. I am praying this is just caused from the fact that he hasn't been able to eat yet and has lost his strength but now all this injury to his tongue and mouth and the problems with his back legs could be that his liver is failing or he has a serious infection. It happened so fast one minute he was walking the next everything went wrong. Oh God please don't let this be the end. But I, of course, will not let Croydon suffer and will do what is best for him. I am so distressed I have'nt stopped crying since the ambulance took him away and I am waiting for a call from the hospital after they have assessed him I will update you. So please light as many bentleys as you can he is all I have got my darling baby Croydon is very very sick please please pray for him Anne

heeler400
01-01-2015, 10:04 PM
I feel your pain for your sweet precious Croyden. I am really hoping for him and you that he comes through this.

Carol G
01-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Bonny's Bentley is on super high, and prayers from me.

Carol

sharirus
01-02-2015, 02:00 AM
So sorry to hear about poor Croydon. Bentley's on strong from River and me. You are both in our prayers.

jomarie6466
01-02-2015, 02:17 AM
Anne, I'm so sorry to read this and will keep the Bentleys on high as well as sending prayers and positive thoughts.

littleroads
01-02-2015, 08:42 AM
Bentleys here too, Anne, I know Croydon is your everything. If it is not meant to be that he make it through this, then I know you will send him on his way with all the love in your heart, and he will be healthy and whole again. I know this is so hard for you. Please stay in touch with us. We care about you too, dear friend.

Mel2001
01-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Continued Bentleys on high from California for Croydon!

<3

redcattle
01-02-2015, 06:51 PM
I will make this update so you know where we stand Croydon had a mini stroke which the clinical lead said often happens with older dogs after major surgery and especially in Croydons' case as he has had 2 major surgeries in the last months. As it stands they are fairly sure this stroke has not caused any long term effects but he needs further tests. He has injuries to his mouth and tongue from frantically banging his head trying to get up but he could'nt because his back legs would not work. He is on the critical list but is stable. The doctor said I can relax at the moment he does'nt think I have to put him down. However if these strokes continue meaning he doesnt respond to the meds that stop clots forming then we will have to talk about our options. So basically I am in limbo praying he responds to the meds. This time he will not be released from hospital until he eats which I agree is the best option. The good thing is my pet insurance money wise starts all over again as of the 1//1/15. I had just paid the $8,000+ when he came home but I would pay anything for my Croydon dad is helping anyway he still blames himself no matter how much I tell him how could anyone know he would eat industrial lime he is doing stupid things as he gets older. Anyway please keep the bentleys lit for Croydon and I will for sure make the right decision for Croydon if it comes to that. It will be the hardest thing I have ever had to do but there is no way I would let him suffer. Thank you all for your bentleys, thoughts and prayers they really help me get through this and of course Croydon Anne and my little fighter Croydon

Carol G
01-02-2015, 07:04 PM
A Bentley glowing and positive thoughts from here for both of you.

Carol

jomarie6466
01-02-2015, 07:42 PM
Thank you for the update on Croydon and I hope he responds to the meds and makes a full recovery. Such a terribly tough time for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers as is Croydon.

redcattle
01-05-2015, 06:34 PM
Round two Croydon started to eat 2 days ago and of course it was fish only a little but enough to please the Clinical Lead he had put him on a tablet called cisaprin which gets the digestive tract moving he had a suspicion his small intestine may have contracted after surgery and also the burning from the lime was causing Croydon not to eat. Well whatever it was that, Croydon's will to get out of there or all the Bentleys being the power from above he ate. He ate again yesterday morning and Yippee yesterday afternoon I got the phone call come and pick up Croydon. I don't think I had even hung up the phone and I was in the car. This time when he saw me the tail wagged so much his body moved he licked me all over and I burst into tears. He is now on meds for his liver which will be a permanent thing but is off the losec he is still on antibiotics and will be for a while I have a stack of tablets to give him oh and of course one to prevent clotting until he is completely healed and for a while after. Oh who cares about tablets well Croydon does but I am just so happy to finally have him home and I just pray that nothing else goes wrong. He has a way to go yet before he is fully recovered so keep him in your prayers and the bentleys lit just for a little while yet he still needs those bentleys. Oh thank you all so much you have no idea how much your prayers, thoughts and bentleys have meant to me during this terrible ordeal you have all helped me through this more than you realise Anne and a very happy to be home with his teddy Croydon

kanis
01-05-2015, 07:18 PM
Bentleys still lit here! I am glad to hear he is now onto the next stage of recovery!

jomarie6466
01-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Anne, I am so happy you have your Croydon home! Prayers, positive thoughts and Bentleys still lit for a full recovery.

sharirus
01-06-2015, 03:06 AM
So glad you're keeping us up to date with Croydon's progress.

It scares me that my pup too eats all sorts of non edible things (that have a smell of food) when she's scavenging. I am constantly worried and I am not confident that I will be able to break River of this bad habit.

We've had many a night of River waking us up throwing up something that won't digest ( the latest things was a square plastic bread tie).

littleroads
01-06-2015, 08:40 AM
Here's a pic of Anne's Croydon and his teddy:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/AuCaDo/Croydon-AnneScott_zpsfa605b40.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/onestarfish/media/AuCaDo/Croydon-AnneScott_zpsfa605b40.jpg.html)

The1AndOnlyWay7
01-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Happy to hear about his step towards recovery! Prayers from us and Maggie's Betley is lit until he is fully recovered!

Carol G
01-06-2015, 03:00 PM
I'm so happy to hear Croydon is improving! Bentley and positive thoughts still strong for him.

Carol

babswilde
01-07-2015, 12:25 PM
such good news for your babycakers!

redcattle
01-12-2015, 07:19 PM
A further update well it has been like having a newborn baby at home with his tablets and small meals every 4-5 hours, having to help him out to the toilet etc. He was doing so well the first 2 days and then we ran out of cisapride tablets and they had none but had them on order. Croydon was still eating but was doing no pooping and when we finally got the tablets 3 days went by and still no poop and I was getting really worried as you can imagine 5 days and still no poop then finally yesterday he did a poo I was so happy because he was eating, his mobility was improving, he was able to get up most of the time by himself and could even get down the 2 stairs to the yard so it seems now he just has to get stronger which he is day by day. My cousin said hey he has a poodle cut on all 4 legs I had already noticed that, they had so many drips in him they needed all his legs. It's funny because I live in an upper class suburb on Sydney Harbour and you never see a cattle dog so all he needs is a diamond collar and he will fit right in here until his fur grows back. I took some pics yesterday he would'nt lay on his back so you can't see his scar and all the stitches are now out anyway thank you all so much for your support through this I could'nt have got through it without all of you Anne and Croydon Now I will post some pics
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littleroads
01-12-2015, 09:41 PM
Hi Anne, I'm glad that Croydon is taking baby steps toward recovery. The pics did not show up...if you like you can e-mail them to me at [email protected] and I will post them for you. Not sure why they didn't come through.

jomarie6466
01-12-2015, 11:11 PM
Anne, Continued prayers and positive thoughts that Croydon keeps making progress. I know this has been such a stressful time for you.

Laurarenken
01-13-2015, 06:11 PM
Positive thoughts headed your way. Hugs.

littleroads
01-15-2015, 11:52 PM
More pics of Croydon

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/AuCaDo/15_01-15Croydon2_zps99b33856.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/onestarfish/media/AuCaDo/15_01-15Croydon2_zps99b33856.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/AuCaDo/15_01-15Croydon3_zpsfb8f68d5.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/onestarfish/media/AuCaDo/15_01-15Croydon3_zpsfb8f68d5.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/AuCaDo/15_01-15Croydon1_zpsc6e6c6d5.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/onestarfish/media/AuCaDo/15_01-15Croydon1_zpsc6e6c6d5.jpg.html)

redcattle
01-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Eileen thank you so much for posting the photos for me I could'nt get Croydon to lay on his back so you could see his scar you can just see it. He was so good when they took the, I think, about 29 stitches out. He still has his poodle cut on all 4 legs but his fur is gradually growing back. He is eating well now which is a big plus and is every other day doing poop which is good. I still can't believe he lost 10 kilos since Christmas day if I knew how I could make a fortune selling that diet. Oh I am just so so happy to have him home with me and he is regaining the use of his back legs really fast to the point that he can now get up off the floor without any help at all and also can get up and down the 2-3 steps to the yard to go to the toilet. The specialists said it could be weeks before I would see that sort of improvement but he is way ahead of that prediction I believe the secret is LOVE you just have to LOVE them and they know it and that alone my friends says it all a very happy Anne and an improving against all odds Croydon------- It's true "All you need is love da de da de da"

jomarie6466
01-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Anne, such good news about Croydon and I hope he just keeps getting better.

The1AndOnlyWay7
01-20-2015, 10:14 AM
That is awesome news!!

redcattle
01-29-2015, 08:08 AM
:pawup:HE'S BACK!!!!! Well even the Clinical Specialists are scratching their heads but Croydon is back to normal. Not only can he get up but he can get up and down stairs and this week he started jumping up on his couch again. He now runs to the door barking if the door bell rings and his demands and defiance have returned as well. The Specialist was very interested in what I had fed him since he has been back on 2 meals a day I told him he has raw fish for breakfast and meat with vegetables which I make myself for dinner as well as some yoghurt. He said that's got to be it his perfect diet and that he wished most people who had very sick dogs like my Croydon was would take the time, forethought and effort to feed their dogs properly as most open a can give them half in the morning and half at night. I told him Croydon has always had that type of diet but before it included good quality dry biscuits. The pet insurance paid out covering everything well 80% which is what the policy states but nothing was knocked back so I was really lucky I paid that renewal as the total bill was over $11,000 and Dad who still blames himself for leaving the lime lying around paid half the difference. The great thing is that his liver is recovering well and the only medication he will be on forever is Plavix to prevent a further stroke and I can get that at the pharmacy for about $12 generic per month so everything is great. I want to thank you all again for your support through all this and his last scrape with death it was a bad year for me but 2015 is looking better. You are all such great people and the support and prayers you give to everyone whose dog is sick makes such a difference. You don't realise just how much it helps until it is your dog needing the bentleys. Thank you Anne and Croydon

littleroads
01-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Anne, your Croydon is one amazing dog, and you are an amazing owner. I am doing the Happy Dance to hear this news from you! Give that Croydon a big ol' hug from me and Rody Jane!

jomarie6466
01-29-2015, 12:12 PM
Anne, that is such wonderful news about Croydon! I'm sure his good diet is a big help in his recovery. Croydon is definitely one tough Cattle Dog :)

Carol G
01-29-2015, 01:16 PM
What Ei & Diane said. Credit to both you and Croydon for such a remarkable recovery.

Carol

The1AndOnlyWay7
01-29-2015, 03:43 PM
Fantastic news!!

redcattle
01-29-2015, 11:05 PM
Well that's an ACD for you one of the toughest dogs out there. I still believe that love played a big part in Croydons speedy recovery and maybe the doctors are right his diet would have helped as he was getting every one of his vitamins in his food to aid in his recovery. Croydon lost 10 kilos during the time he was sick he looks so funny now not only with the poodle cut and half the fur on one side missing he has always been a big build very wide chest which he still has but now he has a grey hound waist so he is a half and half dog. However I am not worried about the weight I will see what he weighs when he goes back in a week for his blood tests after he finishes his liver medications and I will just continue to feed him the way I am. If he remains at a lower weight that is not a problem actually I think it will be better for him given his age as he is having no arthritic problems at the moment and is off his rimadyl so obviously the lower weight is a positive thing in that department. He has to put some on but just a few kilos would be best for him I think at his age. Anyway power to the ACD they are a dog full of surprises Anne and Croydon and his big teddy he has'nt been without it since he returned home.

sharirus
01-30-2015, 02:15 AM
Such good news about Croydon.

I'm glad you're keeping us informed on his progress.

Knowing your experiences has really helped me feel I can worry less about my dog always scavenging around behind my back eating who knows what.
Hearing about all the horrifying things that happened to Croydon and still he was able to bounce back gives me hope my dog would too since Croydon proved they're such a tough breed.

redcattle
02-01-2015, 02:04 AM
Sharius It was nice to hear that Croydon's unfortunate experiences have helped you. As you obviously know this was his second serious brush with death in a period of 6 months. First the lip of a yoghurt container pierced his stomach lining causing massive blood loss to the extent that if I had'nt found him when I did he would have died. Then this last one first having major surgery with a fever of 40.5c which was so risky the surgeons did'nt expect him to pull through but he did. Then he came home and a day later had a stroke and was back in intensive care and again they did'nt hold much hope for him given his age and the fact that he could have more strokes but again he fought back against all odds. Now he is home and you would not know that any of this had even happened he is completely back to his old self. So they are a tough breed. My Croydon turned 13 last December and to make it through all that without any ongoing complications is amazing. I don't know how old your dog is but I am sure Croydon also is scavenging around eating who knows what and most of those things have obviously passed through without a problem so I am sure your dog would pull through if anything went wrong. I however believe the biggest thing that aided Croydons recovery is love and I know you love your dog take care Anne and Croydon

redcattle
02-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Just a quick update on Croydon's checkup at the Hospital yesterday. Oh he was so good having his blood taken out of his neck he just let them do it. Jodie one of the Clinical Specialists that treated Croydon came into see him he jumped up on her, licked her and she nearly died. She said OMG he is such a beautiful dog with such a great personality and smile when he was in here he kept to himself showed no affection to anyone I can't believe this is the same dog then she said it "Anne I have to be honest I really did'nt think there was any way he was going to make it out of here alive especially after the surgery and then when he came back after having a stroke I was so worried about how I was going to tell you we will have to put him down but he is a miracle dog and for some reason it was not his time" I told her I thought the same thing but she said seeing him now so healthy and alert in such a short time at his age is almost not possible but it is because I am looking at it. She went and got 6 other staff members to come and see him they were all so happy to see him like that and he was licking them all he was so excited all these people to see I had tears running down my face it was just so lovely to see that so many people who had helped Croydon 24 hours a day get better so happy to see him so well. I so wish I had'nt forgotten my mobile phone I would have loved to get a group shot of them all with Croydon now legend Croydon according to them Anne and Croydon

Carol G
02-12-2015, 12:10 PM
What a wonderful post! Really made me smile this morning. Sounds like Croydon is a huge favorite with the hospital staff, and no wonder.

Carol

sharirus
02-12-2015, 12:17 PM
Thank you for keeping us updated. Especially with such wonderful news :D

Miracles do happen and I'm so glad it happened to your sweet Croydon.

Laurarenken
02-12-2015, 04:26 PM
Wonderful story. So glad to hear your furbaby is doing so well.

redcattle
02-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Hi everyone I have the results of Croydons' blood tests which were to test his liver function. Overall they are happy with the results as the damage was massive and the bad things have reduced by half but it's just not enough. So he has to go back on Denosyl and Ursodiol for 2 months. The denosyl is expensive $285 AUD for 30 tablets and the other not far behind. Oh well the insurance company is going to love me. Actually I rang them 2 weeks ago to thank them for all their support and they asked me to send a photo of Croydon so I sent 2 lovely photos and 2 just after his surgery. I got such a nice email from them saying what a lovely dog he was and that they are happy he is on the road to recovery. I did it because I want them to renew his insurance this year and did'nt want to put in any little claims but this will be easily $1,000 so I will have to. Well keep your fingers crossed and the paws crossed that after the 2 months Croydon will get the all clear as far as his liver goes Anne and Croydon

redcattle
06-09-2015, 07:35 AM
Well it's about time I updated everyone on Croydon he has finished all his liver medications now and has been given the all clear. In fact amazing as it is he is running around like a puppy again, jumping up on the couch, running up and down the stairs and of the 13 kilos he lost he has only put on 5 kilos which is good. With his new diet of fish in the morning with lactose free high calcium milk and meat and vegetable which I make myself for dinner he is on a very good low fat diet with all the vitamins he requires. He has not been sick once. The only tablets he will remain on are his minirin for his diabetes incipidis and a blood thinner to prevent any further strokes that one I can get made up at the chemist very cheap with a generic brand. So he is really healthy and really active and well. Going from his death bed to this is nothing short of a miricle and I am so happy to have more time with him. He is 13 now and half way to 14 but with the way he is I am sure he has a good few years in him yet. So I am one very happy person to have been given this third chance with Croydon I'll just wait and see if the pet insurers will renew his policy this year or decline him as too big a risk. Anne and Croydon

littleroads
06-09-2015, 07:45 AM
Anne, this is the most WONDERFUL news, and I am so happy to hear it. You have gone above and beyond for your dear boy; he could not ask for more.

jomarie6466
06-09-2015, 08:41 AM
So happy to hear that Croydon is doing so well and I hope you have many more years with him!

Carol G
06-09-2015, 11:40 AM
That is such good news! So happy to hear Croydon is doing so well.

Carol

solidcat
06-16-2015, 10:04 PM
Anne, so happy to hear how dramatically Croydon has improved. That's wonderful!! I hope you two have a few more happy years together.

Pat & Cowboy Spike
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