juliet: Head-shot of my dog, Finlay (finlay head)
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Just returned from the emergency vet -- Finlay's been throwing up all day & we finally concluded that a) he wasn't going to stop of his own accord, & b) he was sufficiently miserable & dehydrated that we had to do something. He's being kept in there for IV fluids, blood tests, & general monitoring; *hopefully* we can collect him tomorrow but it may be all weekend. Most probable cause is a bad reaction to his painkillers (his hips have been giving him trouble so we've already been in the regular vet's twice this week).

They had to carry him out of the vet office (he was doing his Passive Resistance thing) & I bravely managed not to actually blub until he was out of sight. (He must think I've abandoned him! I did leave a T-shirt with him, at least.) Also he's been looking at me all day in a "please to be fixing this" way (& had his head on my knee in the taxi) so I feel like a terribly rubbish dog-person because I can't just make it better. Wah.

Anyway. Hopefully tomorrow he can come back home & we can crack on with working out what the problem with his legs is. *sigh*. Emergency vet is all the way over in Streatham, so it was all a bit *epic*.

In better news: splendid NYE party last night at [livejournal.com profile] marnameow & [livejournal.com profile] sbp's place. Lovely people, lovely food, lovely booze, & despite the increased security at Stalag Lockwood, you can still get up to the roof to see the fireworks over at the Eye.

Date: 2010-01-01 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
O Noes! Poor Finlay, I really hope he's feeling better soon!

Don't feel bad, you've done your best. Leaving the t-shirt was a really good idea. I bet he'll be overjoyed to see you tomorrow, though.

Date: 2010-01-01 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catsgomiaow.livejournal.com
Wah :( poor little dog! Am keeping all paws crossed for you...

Date: 2010-01-02 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrs-leroy-brown.livejournal.com
Aww, poor puppy :( Paws crossed for a speedy recovery!

Date: 2010-01-02 10:02 am (UTC)
adjectivegail: (sam lonely)
From: [personal profile] adjectivegail
Yipes! So sorry to read this, hope he feels better soon. Keep us updated?

Date: 2010-01-02 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowdaddy.livejournal.com
Oh, yuck, that's not the way to start the year! Hope to hear better news about him today... *sends good puppy thoughts*

Date: 2010-01-02 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluedevi.livejournal.com
Oh dear, poor doggie and poor you. It is heartbreaking when they do the 'please fix me' look - but then you *are* doing everything in your power to make it better...

Date: 2010-01-02 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyjulian.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear the news, Juliet. :(

Date: 2010-01-03 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slightlyfoxed.livejournal.com
I'm so incredibly sorry (and sorry to leave this if you don't want comments). D and I send best wishes and thoughts.

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