Bedlington Pictures is closed but the blog will be left on line for you to enjoy the archives and 13 years of Crufts photos. Thanks for your visit. Lesley and Jon.
25 October 2007
Skye is poorly
Sky has been backwards and forwards to the vets in the past 2 weeks. We are still waiting for the vets to pin point the exact illness. It started about 2 weeks ago of really bad being sick and days of not eating, so one day I fed her some puppy food and she sicked it all up and in the sick was 7 red postman's elastic bands! Then on Sunday she looked like she had just had a litter of pups. she had a lot of loose, saggy skin full of fluid hanging underneath her, and really bad sickness again. It was at the bedlington meeting that we all became really concerned. So she was back to the vets on the way home and we were told it could be heart failure. Since then they think its her liver or stomach as she isn't breaking down proteins from her food, and instead is just sicking it up. Her albumen levels should be in the 30's but Sky's had dropped to 6!!! She came home last night feeling sorry for herself but this morning she had to go back in where they scanned her liver and x-rayed her. Her liver is fine but there is swelling to her stomach wall and the only way to get to the bottom of it is to open her up and look inside her. She's stayed at the vets tonight and tomorrow they are going to do surgery. the only worry being she's 14 and hopefully she'll come through it although she isn't very strong at the moment. Matthew and Ann-Marie