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redcattle
03-13-2016, 05:19 AM
I know it has been a while since I posted but Croydon has been in and out of hospital like a yoyo. I wanted to post this particular admission because it nearly killed my darling boy and it was the Vet's fault. Croydon had severe bilateral conjunctivitis and he was having trouble sleeping wandering around moaning and barking to the point that no one was getting any sleep. I was washing his eyes out regularly and applying the ointment provided by the vet so I called her to ask if there was a mild sedative that was safe for his liver that he could have for a few nights. She asked me to bring him back in which I did. Croydon has lost a lot of weight he is now only 29.5 kilos and she prescribed a drug called Acetylpromazine 25mg for him. I once again asked is this safe for his liver and is it the right dose as he had that drug after his cancer surgery 6 years ago and was 40 kilos then and it was only 10mg she said it must have been a different drug but she could have checked it would have been in her records.

Anyway I gave him the tablet at about 10pm and around 2am I heard a big thud downstairs and found Croydon all 4 legs splayed out and he had **** himself. In the position he was in he was having trouble breathing I rolled him on his side and cleaned him up. I stayed up with him all night. At 8am he still couldn't get up I rang the vet they said it can take a while to work through his system.

By midday he still couldn't get up I rang the hospital told them what he had been given and what his condition was they said the ambulance is on it's way. His specialist was on duty and he called me and told me that not only had Croydon been overdosed over 2.5 times the dose this drug should never be given to a dog with a liver condition Croydon is very sick.

So my baby is in hospital because of a serious mistake by a vet please send some Bentleys his way he doesn't have that much time as it is Anne and a very sick Croydon

littleroads
03-13-2016, 09:35 AM
Anne, I am so sorry to hear this. I have been wondering how Croydon was doing. This setback now must be so hard on both of you. Vets are human too, and make mistakes, but it is harder to be understanding when it is life-threatening. Your Croydon is the toughest dog I know. I know you don't have much time left with him, but I also know you both have been blessed by the time you've had together. He is one very lucky dog.

Mel2001
03-13-2016, 10:26 AM
Bentleys on high for Croydon from Nash and Ginger. What a scary thing to happen! I hope there is a big RED FLAG in Croydon's chart now with that vet's office to never give him that sedative again. :(

jomarie6466
03-13-2016, 11:25 AM
So sorry that this happened and I know it must have been frightening. You and Croydon have been through so much and I hope you will both have better times now.

solidcat
03-13-2016, 01:24 PM
Anne, I'm so sorry to hear about this setback with Croydon. One Bentley glowing brightly here in Nevada for you both.

Pat & Cowboy Spike :bentley:
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Carol G
03-13-2016, 03:39 PM
Bonny Zali's Bentley is on high for Croydon, and positive thoughts from me. What a horrible thing to have happen.

redcattle
03-14-2016, 12:51 AM
My Croydon is such a fighter and everyone at the hospital adore him. They told me he's amazing he lets us do anything to him without any fuss it's as if he knows it's being done to help him. They told me ACD's are at the top of the list for vets to be careful of in relation to getting bitten and they also said the first time he came in his size worried the pants off them. They were so surprised at how friendly and gentle he was. He just puts his paw up so they can put the lines in for the drips. Everyone gets a lick from him if he's well enough and he is by far their favourite patient. I picked him up this morning he's still a bit wobbly but his specialist said with the dose he had his liver will take time to process it and that if he ever needs a sedative the safest one is human valium 5mg that surprised me. He said it works and breaks down really fast in his system. The sister that bought him out said oh I've been on holidays and only just started my shift I didn't get time for my usual cuddles with Croydon so she just cuddled him for about 5 minutes while I paid the bill and gave them the insurance forms. They still have the big picture of Croydon on the wall in the wards and now it has Miracle Croydon twice crossed out, three times crossed out and now four times and Super Dog written as well they stuck another piece of paper under it and it has comments from the staff like we all love you Croydon, Please make our day and pull through Croydon I had tears in my eyes reading the comments he's made his mark up there just a shame the local vet didn't take as much care of him as they do. However they have now made an exception for Croydon the Specialist Hospital does not do consultations only follow up ones after treatment but now Croydon is able to attend there for consultations and doesn't have to go back to the vet at Cremorne. Dr Richard Churcher doesn't want to take the chance that any other errors occur at this stage in Croydon's life. He knows his time is limited and it won't be long before he has to go onto the prednisone based drugs which will give him about 6 months to live and he wants those months to be good for Croydon so he's taking over his care from here that is fantastic. These are highly specialised doctors in specific fields he's one lucky dog. So I have my baby home it will be a while until he is back to being able to go for short walks but he'll get there. Thank you all for the Bentleys you can never underestimate the power of the Bentley Anne and my darling Croydon in OZ

Carol G
03-14-2016, 01:32 AM
What good news that you have Croydon home with you now! Sounds like he is definitely the number one patient at the hospital. I'm so happy that the Specialist Hospital will now be Croydon's regular vet. That is very reassuring.

sharirus
03-14-2016, 11:21 AM
Bentley on high here for Croydon.

Thank you for reminding me that disastrous mistakes can happen and to be vigilant with checking to make sure about medicines prescribed.

So glad you can now go directly to the specialist and that Croydon's home with you.

littleroads
03-14-2016, 08:30 PM
You made my day. Again.:pawup:

redcattle
04-05-2016, 09:26 AM
Well after some time Croydon has returned to himself a lot slower and only goes for walks when he wants to he lets me know by bringing his lead to me. Thank you for all your prayers thoughts and Bentleys I know they help. Croydon is still going well on the Tramal SR so I still have time with him and I am making the most of it. Anne and Miracle Croydon

jomarie6466
04-05-2016, 09:37 AM
I know you will cherish ever minute that you have with Croydon. He is a miracle dog after all that he has been through.

littleroads
04-05-2016, 09:58 AM
Glad to hear this update, Anne.:)

sharirus
04-05-2016, 10:51 AM
So glad Croydon has returned to himself again. He certainly is a Miracle dog and I'm so happy you two can spend more time together. :redgrin: