Monday, April 20, 2009
hi - Checkers Mom, Katie here - Checkers had an HE [hepatic encephalopthy] episode yesterday - we couldn't get him started with lactulose and his gums were very white we took him to UT around midnight - he's back on the antibiotics and they put him on IV last night. I stayed with him because he was so stressed and I just couldn't bear to leave him even tho the students would have happily held him all night...so he slept in my lap in a chair with his IV running. He still hasn't pooped but then he hasn't had anything to eat either.......They agreed to let me bring him home and he is resting comfortably. I will syringe something into him later if he still refuses to eat. I can't figure out what he might have eaten to set off this HE episode unless he got a hold of something at the park on Saturday that I missed. I try to watch him very carefully to make sure he doesn't do that. One of the vet students said I shouldn't be taking him to the dog park! CRAP! what kind of life can the little guy have if he can't get out to play!!!!! When I saw Checkers' doc this morning she agreed that student was full of poo! AND all of this happened on the anniversary of his adoption date! Birthdays and anniversaries are not lucky for this little guy - he got sick the first time just before his first birthday!