Sunday, October 20, 2013

Murphy update

Just back from the 24-hour emergency vet in Winchester, VA.
My wallet's $343.00 lighter but Murphy's going to be fine. He's on Vitamin K for the next couple of weeks and a low-impact play regimen--no roughhousing--but he's doing good. On the plus side, I'm really impressed with this vet and might just move Murphy over there as his primary doc, distance be damned. They took good care of him and spent way more time talking to me and explaining things than his regular vet ever has.

Dogs. Sigh...

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like Murph dodged a big one.

    I truly hope he's OK!

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  2. Glad to hear he'll be fine. *whew*

    But, I'll just stand over here and watch you 'splain to him that there's no roughhousing, once he starts feeling better. Ought to be entertaining for someone, eh?

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  3. Good to hear, and let's hope its a lot of fuss over nothing.

    Remind Murphy that he's neither a mouse nor a rat and that stuff is off limits.

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  4. My best wishes to Murphy for a speedy recovery.

    Seems that lots of young inexperienced people, human and canine, have their toxic ingestion episodes. I remember one when I was 4 years old, and have been told by relatives of a few prior ones. My son had one. Fortunately, none of the foregoing were anything resembling lethal, just highly sickening.

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  5. A bad dog owner would not have paid attention to the package, nor would he have acted so quickly. Murh's lucky to have you and you know it.

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  6. I am glad to hear that Murphy is doing better.

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  7. Ok, I guess Murphy owes you $343 bucks.

    Like I said, electric fence on the cabinet and ween him off mooching that way.

    Next time he might get a bottle of lye.

    I figured he would not be harmed since you got him to the vet early. But again, he will repeat unless you convince him it's is a painful idea.

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  8. @ drjim: Yeah, this could have gone real bad. If I hadn't found those bag shreds...

    @ Wing: He feels great now. He was even trying to grapple with me in the vet's office. But we can't even play fetch for two weeks. THAT'll kill him.

    @ Aaron: I tell him every day that what's mine is not his. He doesn't see it that way.

    @ Owl and Rick: Thanks. From both of us.

    @ Suzanne: Maybe so, but it doesn't change the way I feel right now.

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  9. Glad to hear that Murphy is going to be ok. Thanks for the update.

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  10. I'm so glad he will be ok! I think I would go on a mouse hunting expedition and try to find out where they are coming in and plug it up. Maybe put bait in the crawl spaces where boy can't get to it. Back when I had Rocky the pitbull who chewed everything under the sun, I found a bait station from TomCat, that had a little metal key that you used to open it. It was made from a really hard plastic and he only ever dragged it out and chewed on the very end of where the bait wasn't, but he was not able to chew through it. Dogs will chew on the craziest things-shoes, electric cords, camera's, you name it. Will be praying for Murphy to remain calm & healthy. Maybe the vet could give him a mild sedative while he recovers?

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  11. Glad he's going to be Ok. Remember when we talked after Angus broke his leg? Remember how badly I was beating myself up for it? Remember what you told me? Right back at 'ya my friend. It ain't your fault. Shit happens. He's Ok and that's all that matters. You didn't do it on purpose nor from neglect or stupidity. Shit. Happens. He's damn lucky to have you. I'd trust you with Angus any day.

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  12. Glad to hear he's fine.

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  13. this might be the best time to block him out of rooms where dangerous things are kept, and/or start crate training him.

    be glad he is OK. it could have been so much worse.

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  14. Sweet, glad to hear he will be fine. I've had high drive GSD's for over 20 years, good luck on that low impact play thing!

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  15. Awesome! Great news!!

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  16. Good to hear he's better.
    Remember to take care of yourself, so you can be there for him.

    gfa

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  17. What's the name of the hospital? Perry spent the first 3 days of his life with me in one in Winchester that I was very impressed with.

    I use the Victor electric mouse trap for anything that seems to be escaping the cats due to having a cat that will eat anything she finds. Runs on a battery, works instantly. Hard plastic case.

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  18. @ PH: Valley Veterinary Emergency.

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  19. Glad Murph will be OK. Your ulcers probably have ulcers of their own now. That's a terrible thing to have happen, and y'all dodged the big one. Money is easy to replace, good friends and pets not so much.

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  20. That's good news all around!

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  21. Murphy's new name shall hence and forevermore be Hammer Head...need I say more???

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  22. Thanks for the update. Hope Murphy can keep from going bonkers for a few weeks. Did the nice vet give you lots of doggie valium, too? If not, we find that our big dog responds well to OTC melatonin when she needs to be more sedentary. 10 mg for a 70lb retriever is about right....

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