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

28 comments:

Lesley R Caines said...

Poor Ske she does not deserve this. I don't think there was a dry eye on the blog when you showed us thoae terrible photos of her condition befre she was homed with you.
We will all keep everything crossed that she is strong eonough to pull through. Please keep us updated!

jakey, mousey, and little sasca said...

good luck tomorrow skye.

mum and dad said...

get a good nights sleep skye.
and no barking down the kennels in the vets.
good luck tomorrow.

teena said...

god love her and keep her safe.. i,m sending an angel to look after her (our little boy we lost, he would of been 2 on dec 7th)i send him to all who are not well tyo protect them.. good look sky... big kisses xxxx

dawn said...

thinking off you skye take care for tomorrow be strong and also you matty and annmarie you no where i am if you need me enytime

dawn said...

thinking off you skye take care for tomorrow be strong and also you matty and annmarie you no where i am if you need me enytime

Tina W said...

I too will be thinking of you all tomorrow please keep us updated on how skye is-good luck.

Mark & Jan said...

Hope everything goes OK, we will be keeping our fingers crossed.

maureen said...

will keep our fingers x for you all,what ever the outcome you both have done your best for this little girl,she is a good age now.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and Skye all the best, hope her op goes well and she fights her way back to good health.
Jane & Trevor xxx

billy said...

hope it all goes well for skye tomorrow
billy & diane

Tricia said...

You are right about no dry eyes Lesley. Hope Sky does well at the vet's tomorrow and is back to her old self before too long.

matthew at seaofiron said...

thank you everybody for your supporting and encouraging words.
todays goung to be a long day i think.
skye's a tough little thing, and what she's gone through in the past, this is only minor.
but she's getting older which is the worry.

Ed Rebecca Ralphie and Jack said...

We'll be thinking of you Sky and family.

Mary said...

Skye you are in my thoughts today. Be strong Matthew and AnnMariexx

enid said...

We will be thinking of you and hoping that there is a good news.
Love Enid and Hefin

matthew at seaofiron said...

still waiting.
she hasn't gone in yet.

Lorraine said...

Thinking of you Skye, and wishing you all the best.

Love Lorraine, Ian and Willow

maureen said...

any news yet

matthew said...

the vet got called out on an emergency at 3 o'clock.
so they said they were going to have to fit her in after evening surgery.
we are now sitting by the phone waiting for them to call.

matthew & annmarie said...

Just a quick update on skye. We havejust ahd a call from the vet and she has made it through her operation, though has a tough time ahead of her. Her liver is inflamed however the problem is in her gut which is very inflamed and damaged. She is not absorbing any food / liquid and her protein levels are dropping dangerously low. We do not know the cause of her illness and the vet felt that a biopsy is not possible as her gut could not cope with any further damage and it would never heal. The best chance she has now is to have doses of steriods and albumin to try and supprt her through what will be a tough 3-4 days. They are doing all they can for her and the rest is up to her now. We are hoping to visit her tomorrow and can only keep our fingers crossed for her now. Hopefully we can cheer her up tomorrow and encourage her to keep fighting - she has been through such a lot in her little life and we are just hoping that she can cope with this and once again prove to us all what a little fighter she is.

Lesley R Caines said...

We have all be paiently waiting to hear an update. well she has come through the first hurdle and I shall kepp everything croseed that the medicatioon will correct the inbalance and a make her feel better so that she can return home very soon. As you say she is a little fighter, do let us know tomorrow how she is doiing. Lots of love to you and Ann -Marie

Tina W said...

Lets hope that she has a good night and that she starts picking up-say hello to her from me tomorrow-and a little kiss.

matthew and ann-marie at seaofiron said...

just been to visit skye at the vets.
she looks a bit of a state but soon became lively when she saw us.
we took her in some irrestible foof and she ate the lot.
the vet says they've done all they can now, the rest is up to skye and how stong she is.
i gave her a kiss and cuddle from everybody on the blog.
thanks alot everyone.

Tina W said...

Thats good that she's eaten and cheered up when she saw you-keep us updated.

Paula said...

Keeping everything crossed for Skye

LESLEY said...

If she is eating she has to feeling better, this sounds very positive as Tina said keep us updated

teena said...

still checking on sky... well done little, keep eating and keep getting strong.. big hugs an kisses xxx