Sunday, 22 April 2012

Mabel Sick

My weekend has been somewhat dominated by caring for a sick bulldog
The vet seemed more relaxed than I have been.
He seems to think that Mabel has a stomach bug
I was almost convinced she had somehow found some rat poison
When it comes to bulldogs, losing Constance so theatrically outside the Church gates has left me, I know, with  an unhealthy neurosis when unwell dogs are concerned.
Despite eating some chicken and rice,
The big lump of bulldog remains listless, uncomfortable and obviously sick.

I don't worry about any of my patients as much as I do about her.

52 comments:

  1. Poor John -- I hope your dear Constance is up and back to her old self very soon.

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  2. So sorry to hear about Mabel, John. Hope she will soon recover but I can understand you are extra nervous after what happened with Constance.

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  3. Thinking of of you both - hope she makes a fast recovery.

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  4. Hope she feels better soon!

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  5. Poor Mabel, I hope she feels better soon.x

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  7. Despite what The Broad says, I hope that Mabel gets well soon. Broad's comment reminded me of that old Wilkie Collins story, 'Whistle and I'll Come to you, My Lad".

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  8. Oh no..poor Mabel.

    Try her with a baked potato too...as good as the rice.

    Keep us posted.

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  9. Not Mabel! Get well soon, cutie-pie. We're all rooting for you!

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  10. OMG, Albert, now Mabel ! Speedy recovery to her & your "shattered" nerves. I would be sick over it myself! xo

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  11. Poor Mabel. Hope she's better soon xx

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  12. Get well soon Mabel-dog.

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  13. Poor Mabel, I hope she gets better quick and puts you out of your misery. (So to speak)

    XXX

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  14. Can't bear sick animals....i'm just a bag of worry...I'm sure she will be fine....she's such a sweet girl...

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  15. Get well soon Mabel.
    Thinking of you John

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  16. Sending good thoughts. *hugs*

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  17. I'll add my hopes to rest, that Mabel will feel better soon.
    Have a good week, John.

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  18. Big doggie love to Mabel from Ellie and Roobarb xxx

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  19. I know it's shite when animals go sick, even bulldogs. And particularly Mabel. Trouble is they can't tell you what hurts, where it hurts. All you have is a vet's verdict - and, lucky you, in your case: Instinct.

    Mabel will ride it out.

    U

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  20. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. I hope Mabel is feeling back to her old self soon!

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  22. I hope she will be ok
    I have a feeling she may have a chest infection.. due to see the vet tomorrow am

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  23. Sorry to hear that Mabel is under the weather. Hope she is ok and just has a little bug. You sound like me the way I worry over my cat. I've spent a small fortune on different premium and organic canned cat foods for her and she will only eat dry cat food. I worry about her kidney function and water intake all the time! She won't eat my cooking either. Enough said about that! Anyway, hope Mabel is back to her old self by tomorrow.

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  24. I sure hope she is up and feeling better soon. We can't help but worry about our 4 legged babies.
    Connie

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  25. Poor Mabel and poor John worrying about poor Mabel. Hope she shows signs of improvement soon.

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  26. Oh no! Come on Mabel, please eat something.

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  27. Awwww! Mabel is unwell - poor doggy! Get well soon Mabel. Denny-the-Dog sends his best regards.

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  28. Oh no! Get well soon, sweet Mabel.

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  29. Before you know it John, Mabel will be back to her regular self!

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  30. Oh, no, not Mabel. Just give her lots of those kisses that she comes to you for, in spite of Meg, and she will get well soon. She is such a love.

    Your poor frazzled nerves. Just breathe. That vet had better be on his game.

    Will be thinking of Mabel and you.

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  31. Ohhh, poor Mabel. Get well soon, pup. Keep us posted!

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  32. I do hope that Mabel is better soon and your worries about her are eased.

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  33. I'm sorry to hear that Constance is feeling poorly - I know that we all worry so much about them when they're sick.

    Here's to hoping for a speedy recovery!

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  34. Listen to the vet, Mabel, and get well.

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  35. I'm adding my best wishes for Mabel to all the rest - get well soon, Mabel. And try not to get too stressed, John. I hope all goes well with the vet tomorrow (or is it today?)

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  36. Awww, poor Mabel. Give her lots of love. Sending positive thoughts to you all!

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  37. Will she take milk?

    Dogs were regularly poisoned in France and the remedy was milk to help douse the toxin...followed by lemon juice to clear the system.

    About 2 litres of milk over one hour.

    Same thing here in Costa Rica for cane toad venom.

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  38. Oh, dear! So sorry to hear about Mabel.

    Do hope she gets better, quickly!

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  39. Hope Mabel feels better soon!!! xoxo

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  40. I understand how you feel. Having a dog is similar in many ways to having a young child. They can't tell us what is wrong or where they hurt. My newest rescue, Cricket, had a tummy ache today as well. It was a pretty obvious diagnosis since she left tell-tale signs indoors as well as outdoors! Apparently, eating grass really does work! It appears that she'd swallowed a bit too much of her rag/rope toy! I hope Mable's condition is as easily remedied.

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  41. Poor old gal. There are so many things that can upset a dog's stomach; especially out in the countryside. A bit of TLC methinks.

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  42. Oh we do hope Mabel is feeling better very soon!

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  43. Dear Mabel,
    John needs you. Buck up
    Love, Donna

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  44. Poor Mabel, I hope she is feeling better soon.XXXX

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  45. Ouch. It's a worry with animals because they can't tell you where or how it hurts, all that guessing is exhausting. Give the ol' gal a hug from me please!

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  46. It's so worrying when a beloved pet is ill, simply because they can't tell us where it hurts and we always fear the worst.
    Hope she is better soon.

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  47. a few of my friends' dogs have been sick with some weird throwing up deal - only lasted a few days but it seems to have been doing the rounds a bit.... pretty strong bug by all accounts.... hope it's nothing serious.

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  48. Give Mabel a stroke and a pat from me.

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  49. Get well soon Mabel.
    x

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  50. Poor baby...give her a hug from me.

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  51. I saw the heading for this post and gasped audibly but I read on and just hope she is making a good recovery and your neurosis has settled.

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