Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
28Trip End Nov 02, 2010
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He got rapidly worse and then wasn't even interested in any food which was a massive worry. Apparantly if they get too anaemic they are unable to produce enough red blood cells to even attempt to survive, so the iron and other vitamins won't work and he's buggered. And an indicator of that is the animal not eating.
So we were like..shit.
Oh oh and before i forget, last night I put a feeding tube into his stomach! Through his mouth not his nose cuz it bothered him too much. But then I couldn't hear properly with the stethiscope whether I had got it in his stomach or lungs which would be very bad to put food in to
So yes back to today...
It became obvious that he seriously needed a blood transfusion at about half 2-3 so Gemma frantically rang the animal hospital in Sai Yok....various vets in Kanchanaburi...all either saying No as they close at 5 and we'd arrive after then (they don't 'do' emergency) or No because they don't do tranfusions in their clinic.
Not what we wanted to hear.
Some how or another we decided our only option was to do it ourselves...he looked like he was going to go any minute so we had to try something.
So over the next few hours we ran back and forth from the hospital to Gemma's to get the bloods checked to see if they would match and to get what we'd need to do the transfusion
Thank god for Dr May the dentist there and this lovely man in the blood lab place, they are so helpful.
The major issue was that it kept coming up that it was vital to have a sterile environment. Then to have the blood at a certain temperature and it was just too risky.
There was just no way to make sure the area was sterile either. I think an english vet would scream in horror if they had been there with us about to do it.
sick dog is still with us, he even ate a bit and seemed more 'alive' whereas before he was on the verge of slipping into a coma.
i have Ginger sat next to me in my room while i write this eating monkey nuts! he knows how to crack them open it's amazing!
And right now i am doing my best to try to stay awake, we are leaving for the vet hospital in Sai Yok at half 4 so we can be there when they open and just hope someone can help. They have elephants and tigers and all sorts there, Gemma has been sat waiting and seen them
We are also going to take Chocolate as he is the blood donor seeing as he is quite large and has donated for a transfusion before.
...Think Ginger just trumped yummy
And also Fish, he has glaucoma which may have actually caused his blindness we now know since I did a lot of research. But it is irriversable anyway, the main problem is that Gemma never knew he needed medication and until now his eyes hadn't changed. Then in the past couple of weeks one of his eyes has ballooned up and now it looks like pus is collecting in the corner and it is really bothering him. So he may have to have that removed from what i've read. He won't regain sight so in theory he has no use for it so it would be easier to remove than to manage the problem. I'm just thinking that would be better for him anyway.
I still have no clue who is reading this with the amount of views it tells me!
But thankyou very much!
Incase anybody wants to contact Gemma her email is email@example.com
and the website is www.thaianimalsanctuary.org.uk
And Dad if you are reading this, I have a little girl here that would be perfect for you :]