September 10, 2008

One sick puppy.


Fergus (General Ferguson P.D. Marshall), also answers to "Beebs".

Spent a couple of hours at the emergency vet last night with Fergus. He was quietly groaning in the wee hours of the morning and just seemed downright uncomfortable and lethargic. His condition didn't seem to improve much over the day and I finally said to Kendall..."Let's go!" As it turns out he has a calcification between one of his vertebrae that he tweaked somehow and it was causing him a lot of pain. After a $300 bill and some serious pain medications, we were left with the consolation that this condition may remain relatively the same or it could worsen over time resulting in neurological damage and even paralysis. Truthfully, I kinda had to cry myself to sleep last night as I listened to him softly groan, still uncomfortable from the pain, and imagining the worst. He's not even 3 years old yet, so it's sad that he will forever have to by reigned in and monitored with his activity. Just seems a shame to have to try to diminish such unbridled puppy joy.


16 comments:

  1. This breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your little guy. I hope, hope all turns out OK.

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  2. OH NO! Hopefully he starts feeling better soon. xx

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  3. Oh, poor little Fergus! I hope things improve...for both of you. :(

    Warm wishes sent your way from Ponyville!

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  4. You poor things! I so understand what you're going through as I have a sick puppy too. It's crushing. All the best to Fergus!

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  5. I'm so sorry! It's terribly hard when pets get sick since they can't tell us how they feel. I hope Fergus feels better, and all the best to you, as well.

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  6. oh, i'm so sorry to hear you and fergus went through this last night. all of my thoughts are with you both. i know how hard it is. just know that he knows you love him and that your hugs and kisses provides worlds of comfort. please feel free to contact me if you need support. xoxo

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  7. Beefy, I am SO sorry.

    He'll be fine. I feel it.

    XOXO

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  8. Im so sorry Bradford.
    I know how you feel and what you are going through.
    Know its hard.
    All the best to you all, get well soon.

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  9. Hi Kids! Thanks, All, for your sweet words and kind thoughts :) It is upsetting to see the lil' guy so subdued but, like most things in life, we just have to take things one day at a time. Thinking good thoughts...or the best ones I can muster.

    Thanks again for all the thoughtfulness. Y'all are the best! :)

    xo - Your Uncle

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  10. Oh no! There's nothing more upsetting than an animal in pain.

    I hope Fergus feels better soon!

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  11. ugh. and then he'll look at you when you walk in the door and wag his little tail...

    don't you just hate loving something?! {not really...but you know what i mean...}

    best to you all...

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  12. Oh, Mr.B! I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet dog. I'm sending a big hug to you, Kendall and Fergus...

    xoxo
    Miss J

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  13. Wonder how on earth? Thats awful.
    Virtual Scooby snacks from me to Fergus.

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  14. :(:(:(:(:( Fergus and Uncle Beefy in my thoughts...

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  15. Oh Beefy, that breaks my heart too. I am totally with you in spirit. Of course I am thinking good thoughts for little Fergus. He's a lucky dog to have you as an owner, that's for sure. ;) I have two dogs and am the biggest dog freak ever. In fact, Sam says he thinks I like dogs more than people, which may not be that far off... xxM

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  16. Beefy, I'm so sorry, this is so upsetting. I don't know how it is that I'm just now seeing this, but I'm sending you and Fergus love and hugs. Has he gotten any better? xx

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