Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Quite a Scare

At 6:15 this morning, while getting ready to leave for work, I saw Trudis and Jappy horsing around in our front yard.

At 6:30, I went out of the house and noticed that the dogs' poop were plenty than usual.

At 6:31, I opened and closed the gate of our yard, was about to turn my back and leave when Trudis began retching and eventually vomited undigested food. She was not herself. I could see that she was wobbling. I cried out for the Human Son's Nana, and asked her to check Trudis' gums and tongue. They were paper white! Nana carried Trudis and we ran to the Clinic which is just a few meters away. We left H.S sleeping all by himself in our house, good thing halfway to the Clinic, we saw the Animal Doctor ( he had earlier gone to the Clinic to check on his patients) walking back to the house. He took over from there so Nana was able to return to the house and watch poor H.S.

At 6:35, Trudis was given intravenous fluid, Atropine, Vitamin K, heart tonics and whatnots - I was in pure panic mode and drove the Animal Doctor nuts ( We had a bad argument last night and now I am forced to be nice to him :P ). He cannot confirm diagnosis yet. Trudis could have ingested something- but there are only leaves, worms, snails and leeches in our front yard. Could any of these be the culprit? The Animal Doctor also drew blood for examination so he will know what's going on inside Trudis' body.

At 6:45, Trudis' gum color turned pink again and she looked somewhat okay. The Animal Doctor convinced me to call for a taxi and so I wasnt late for work today.

My knees are still shaking though. I had similar incidents like this with my other dogs in the past. It seems like our minds are connected, and I am able to be there for them when they need me most.

I pray that there is nothing seriously wrong with Trudis.


  1. oh-oh. poor trudis.

    we hope you're going to be okay. you looked really brave despite all those wires attached to your body.

    it's such a blessing that you live near the clinic and that your keepers are doggie specialists.

    in the meantime that The Animal Doctor does not have any update on your condition, we will send our healing powers and comforting powers to you and mommy secretary.

    in prayer,

    Aki, Poopie and Heinz

  2. Trudis!
    What happened???
    That sounds scary! I hope you are doing better now!
    I will have my paws crossed and my mom is praying for you!
    Let us know what The Animal Doctor says, ok?
    Kisses and hugs

  3. Oh no!! How scary to have almost left her when she was so sick. Thank goodness you turned back when you did otherwise Nana might not have noticed in time.

    I agree that sometimes things work out during the worst of times, so you can do the right thing with no regrets. You and Trudis are so lucky to live with the Animal Doctor and to live so close to the clinic. It's just one less thing to worry about.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything is OK, and that she'll be fine. Let us know how she's doing.

    T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel


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