Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Revolving Doors

I didn't really want to be responsible for another Mabel blog, but today my little world yet again has been concentrated down into vet assessments and the caring of a sick animal.
Today's medical findings were of no surprise.
I was right, and take no pleasure in it.
Mabel's infection is still there
New Antibiotics have been prescribed and a inconclusive abdominal scan performed
A neurological check at my request showed she has lost her proprioception of her back left leg.
Proprioception as any old spinal Injury Nurse will tell you, is the body's ability to know where it is
Whatever the cause
The outcome is potentially serious.
She is too sick to be sedated for xrays at present, The vet wants to do those on Tuesday. My job is to keep her going with subcutaneous steroids, antibiotics and fluids until then.
She looks poorly

78 comments:

  1. Oh dear, oh dear. We are thinking of you and Mabel today. xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. I am so sorry to hear this news. We have all come to care about Mable and you, dear John, and hope that the vet will come up with something to make you both feel better.

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  3. I'm sorry, John. I know caring for a sick pet is always stressful; even worse if you're expecting a bad outcome. Mabel is lucky to have an experienced nurse looking after her.

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  4. Poor little girl. Healing thoughts headed her way.

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  5. prayers for Mabel...prayers for you John!

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  6. ((((Hugs))))that's all I can do, pass along some cyber hugs.

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  7. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed. How old is Mable now?

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  8. Sending much love and best wishes your way, sweet Mabel....
    ~Jo

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  9. I can't stand this John...give her a hug for me please...

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  10. Keeping Mabel in my heart.....

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  11. I'm sorry that Mabel is so sick. I know how difficult it is both physically and emotionally to be caring for and worrying about a beloved pet. She's a lucky girl to have such a devoted owner...

    I'll say a prayer for the both of you.

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  12. sean
    she is around 5
    we arnt too sure

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  13. So crappy. I'm sorry. We'll keep hoping for the best.

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  14. Come on Mabel..Im rooting for you!

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  15. Hugs, kisses, and prayers for Mabel. And you. Well, perhaps only the hugs and prayers would be the most appropriate for YOU, but sending all three for Mable. Please deliver to her snout and wide little body. Thnk.

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  16. Big hug for you and a kiss for Mabel xxxxx

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  17. Poor ol' beastie. That's Mabel by the way, not you Sir. Although - oh, you know what I mean!

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  18. Aw, darn. I'm so sorry and, like you, can only wish for a decent outcome. Go Mabel.

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  19. Poor Mabel.
    Best wishes in such a worrying time.

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  20. Hang in there Mabel!

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  21. Poor Mabel, and poor you, I do hope she perks up soon.

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  22. Prayers for you both. I'm glad you were able to bring her home so you could care for her. She will be happier there with you.

    A kiss on the head for Mabel from me.

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  23. Dear sweet Mabel everyone at Menagerie Manor send their thoughts and prayers your way.

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  24. Sending all my best wishes to you and her. X

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  25. Thinking of Mabel, and sending love to both of you.xx

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  26. Oh bugger! I thought Mabel was getting better. At least she's got the best self-taught veterinary nurse in Wales so she's surely in with a good chance.

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  27. Oh, poor Mabel, and poor you. XXX

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  28. Oh no!! Sending love! xoxo

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  29. Fingers crossed that Mabel can get through this.
    Take care .X

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  30. As an animal lover I am thinking of you all, and sending my very best wishes.

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  31. Oh dear. Thinking of you and sending good wishes. Hugs to both of you XXX

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  32. Just to say, that my heart is with you and Mabel, John. xx

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  33. All the best John

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  34. Oh dear, we are hoping Mabel takes a turn for the better very soon.

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  35. I'm sorry to hear this. She's a lucky dog to be with humans who care

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  36. Oh, John.
    Kisses and hugs all round.
    Jane xx

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  37. Its not nice when one of our pets are ill - I know I would always feel so helpless.

    Good luck Mabel and Chin up john.

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  38. Awww, I'm so sorry to hear that. Poor Mabel. Sorry you're hurtins.

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  39. Prayers for Mabel, keep on keeping on, i know how hard it is. In my thoughts.
    Anne.x

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  40. Poor Mabel, sending you both hugs.

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  41. Poor Mabel, Let's hope the medication works and she feels better soon

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  42. Hold on, Mabel. We're all rooting for you.

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  43. Well, I'm glad she has you for a nurse, and can have her shots etc. administered at home. Much less stressful for her and you. She wouldn't enjoy being taken to and fro all the time.

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  44. *hugs* John.
    Good wishes to you and Mabel. ♥

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  45. I've been checking in periodically to see how Mabel was doing. Hope she'll be ok.

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  46. Poor Mabel. I can't help but feel really grateful that she has you to take care of her. We should all be so lucky. Will keep both of you in my prayers.

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  47. Mabel couldn't ask for a better person to be looking after her. Sending you all warm thoughts and animal kisses from across the pond.

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  48. So sorry to hear that.

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  49. So sorry to hear that.

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  50. Thinking about you both!

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  51. Oh Dear John.....I'm praying and praying...

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  52. Sending prayers to Mabel and you. With her new meds and your care, I am praying that she will be on the mend very soon.

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  53. Sending prayers to Mabel and you. With her new meds and your care, I am praying that she will be on the mend very soon.

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  54. John sending along my t's and p's for all of you. I'm glad your nursing instincts were right to press the vet for further medical findings, but yes, it's cold comfort being right.

    I do hope you are able to keep her going, and i've no doubt the love she has felt whilst living with you makes her want to stay around.

    xxx

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  55. Oh no! I am so very sorry.

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  56. John, I've just poured over the last couple weeks worth of posts to fill in on all that little Mabel has been going through. I've fallen so far behind with my blog-rounds that I didn't learn until now she was ill. I'm so sorry. I can only imagine how uneasy you must feel after losing Constance and Maddie, and how painful it is to watch her struggle so. Needless to say, I'm sending multiple dreams of slobbery kisses, roasted chicken parts, and poultry harassing to Mabel, and my deepest wish for continued calm, deep sleep, and a robust outcome for you both.
    Love, Dia

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  57. Until your Mabel came into my life I wouldn't have believed that a bulldog (in Wales) would, one day, mean something to me.

    As I have to amend my last will and testament - writing to my solicitor later today - I will stipulate that, should you so be willing, I would like to be cared for by you, John, when the time comes and on my way out.

    Give the girl a gentle pat (no, not me: Mabel),
    U

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  58. I am so, so sorry. Everything is crossed tightly for both of you.

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  59. Oh John, and just when I thought things were improving. It is a good job you are a nurse and at least can nurse her properly and administer the drugs when they should be administered.
    Let's hope her will to live and her inner strength pulls her through. Love to you from here in the Dales.

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  60. good luck to you both.... if my course of antibiotics were anything to go by, you're gonna be pretty busy for a while!! Rubber gloves at the ready nurse!! Keep us posted.
    Positive energy to you both

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  61. Oh dear, poor Mabel :-(

    I do hope she is feeling much better as soon as possible ~ (((hugs))) to you both

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  62. My heart goes out to you. I have just gone through the same thing with my much loved little Roxie. In her csse she was 15 and already fairly crippled so didn't make it. I pray Mabel will have a better outcome.
    Huggs, Peter

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  63. My heart goes out to you. I have just gone through the same thing with my much loved little Roxie. In her csse she was 15 and already fairly crippled so didn't make it. I pray Mabel will have a better outcome.
    Huggs, Peter

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  64. My heart goes out to you. I have just gone through the same thing with my much loved little Roxie. In her csse she was 15 and already fairly crippled so didn't make it. I pray Mabel will have a better outcome.
    Huggs, Peter

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  65. I am so sorry, may it will all turn around soon.

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  66. Oh Mabel...come on, we're all rooting for you!

    All the best John

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  67. What, 67 comments? Good grief, Mabel is well on the way to becoming a National Treasure. If she pulls through, that is. Come on, Mabel, you can do it....

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  69. Oh crap! Hugs to Mabel ... and even more to you!

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  70. My heart weeps with yours, John.
    Marie

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  71. My heart weeps with yours, John.
    Marie

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  72. checking on Mabel and you! I'm not heartened by the lack of a new post! prayers!

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  73. Never mind the local election results. The only thing on the nation's mind is....Mabel.

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  74. John, you and Mabel have constantly been on my mind...I know how worried you are about her, and what wonderful care you're giving her. With all of that and new medications, I'm hopeful and optimistic that she'll be okay...Stay strong...Both of you!

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  75. John, my heart is in complete agree-ment with bitchonablog. I think I mentioned once before that who would of thought I would love a bulldog in Wales. You both have been on my mind and in my prayers constantly. I wish I could say and be able to help.

    She is in the best of care and I and others thank you for that.

    Much love.

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  76. Oh no.....Sending you hugs and please give Mabel a hug for me. I have been thinking of you and Mabel the past few days. I hope that the new antibiotics will do their job and that her leg will gain strength. Mabel is so lucky to have you taking care of her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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