Post by Coastrider on Jun 14, 2016 16:00:33 GMT -8
Was in the shop with Campbell today and I turned around for a second and he got into a bucket of antifreeze. He is staying the night with the doctor at her home on iv and the rest is in God's hands. I think it was only a small amount but even that can be deadly apparently. I am crushed as I should have more proactive knowing that he gets into everything. It was seconds for this to happen! Please do me a favor and make sure to never have any poison lying around where any children or animals can get into it.
Post by Coastrider on Jun 14, 2016 18:17:12 GMT -8
Thanks guys, he is at the vets house under close watch now. They will be giving him meds thru the night. I just talked to the lady and she said cause I was quick to respond, they got him to vomit and gave him charcoal to absorb the toxins as well as kidney blockers to help it pass thru. They have to do a blood analysis in the morning and we will find out around 10am if he is ok. So much for getting out in the kayak tomorrow
Post by Coastrider on Jun 15, 2016 23:15:03 GMT -8
Thanks guys, Campbell is home tonight and has to go back in 2 weeks for blood work. He is tuckered out and somewhat happy to be home. We got lucky as from what I understand a dog can die from as little as a teaspoon of glycol. However I am suffering the loss of $700. In the end, I am just happy we didn't loose him. Thanks again for your get well wishes. Here he is home and wiped out.
Yes, he is back to himself today guys. We have been out doing yard work and playing with his toys. I can say nothing but good things about Petroglyph Animal Hospital here in Nanaimo, they really do have the dogs best interest in mind. They took Campbell in with no prior notice, put him into intensive care as soon as I walked in the door and the tech even took him home to her house so she could give him his meds and keep a watchful eye on him. They are mindful when it comes to billing and do show a discount on every bill I get which makes me feel good regardless if it is actually a deal or not. My last dog was refused help when he was dying from several vets around town as they said they were to busy and I would have to pay for a call out. Petroglyph have never given me any reasons or excuses to make me doubt them and I will never set foot in any other veterinary clinic. Well, back to the yard work. Cheers, Ed
I got put straight when criticising costs one time. Not many Vets make over 70 G a year, not a lot when you think they think they have all most as much schooling as human doctors. Add to that there is no public funds to support patients, and patients can vary from Hamsters to horses. I guess it's kind of our little taste of life without public funded health care.