Boris

What a week. We went through a horrible scare with Boris on Thursday morning. He threw up a little in the morning and then he was having trouble breathing. He was breathing a little harder and faster than usual. So we took him to the vet, which is only a few minutes up the road from us. By then he was barely walking and was kind of out of it. They did bloodwork, took x-rays, he had no fever, and they found nothing obvious wrong with him. They kepy him overnight and put him in an oxygen cage and gave him an i.v. and steriod shots. The vet said since it wasn't anything obvious, it was probably serious.

What made it even harder was that we went though almost the same thing with our old gal Ms. Fatty 5 years ago. She suddenly had trouble breathing too and the vet didn't know what was wrong with her. They gave her meds and sent her home. She responded well the first 24 hours and then got evn worse. She died in the car on the way back to the vet.
So that's all we could think about with Boris and we had a miserable night worrying about him. Our house was empty, quiet and miserable without him. The next morning I called the vet, expecting the worst, but they said he was responding well and was doing better. I went up to see him and he was much better, walking around responding to me and people.
They did a 2nd set of x-rays but still cannot figure out why he isn't getting enough air into his lungs. This time they did see that his esophagus is slightly enlarged and that could possibly be the problem. They also mentioned that he could have inflammation of the lungs, or he could have tumors in his lungs.
Happily we were able to take him home Friday night with special food, antibiotics and steriods. We were just so happy to have him home and sat watching him do his regular things was such a relief. He's just breathing a little bit faster than usual, but he's up to his regular naughtiness around the house and out in the yard. Me, my blood pressure was sky-high and my stomach was all a jumble.
We go back this week to get another set of x-rays to see if they can see anything clearer in his lungs.
So because of this I didn't get any vintage work done. Well, that and my camera broke earlier in the week and I was waiting for the new one to arrive, so I didn't get any vintage work done.


7 comments:

Shannon said...

It's terrifying and heart-wrenching when a much loved member of the family is ill for no apparent reason. Boris will be in my thoughts. I hope he has a speedy recovery and a clean bill of health.

Meg said...

oh, I love Boris. I hope he is felling better soon.

natalie said...

so glad boris is better!

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