Tuesday, March 14, 2006

sweet little pup




Yesterday around noon, Castle (our dog) ate a shit-ton of snail bait a.k.a poison...
We noticed immediately, called poison control and his vet, rushed him to the vet where they proceeded to poke him, prod him, induce vomiting (through two different methods) at which time he puked up a bunch of blue snail bait crap....after that they ran a 2-3 foot hose down his throat and force fed him a charcoal-solution that aids in coating his gastrointestinal junk to prevent absorbption...this stuff is tar-black and was just about the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen...after that he was put on an IV and had to “wait it out”....we hung out at the vet for about 4 hours before being able to take him home.....the entire time he was really good and agreeable and has yet to show a single symptom – fever, diarrhea, muscle spasms, seizures, coma, etc....his blood tests yesterday came back perfect, but he has to go to the vet every day for the rest of the week and get his blood checked...There is still the possibility of him developing liver damage over the next few days which could lead to complete organ failure, but we’re hoping that’s not the case. What I’ve read about the toxin he ingested is that it can be fatal, but if treated immediately (which it was) it can be taken care of with little or no side effects. This morning he was alert, playful, and wagging his tail which made us feel a lot better...we were not in very good shape yesterday. Keep the lil’ fucker in your thoughts this week. And so you know, he prefers un-flavored rawhide strips over the bbq ones.

Here's a song for my best friend in the whole world....Health and Efficiency by This Heat. Because, I know he likes this song and he also likes sunshine and health, which this song is about. Get better, buddy.

UPDATE:
3/14/06 3:48PM: Castle got his first blood test done this afternoon and it came back great. He's in good spirits and is acting like this ain't no thing. I think I overheard him say, "Them toxins can't touch us...we No Limit Soldiaz!!!!!!"


1 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

pulling for your boy, but i'm sure he'll be okay. curiosity only kills cats, mayne!

1:27 AM  

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