Thursday, November 22, 2012

R.I.P. Laddie

I probably shouldn't be writing this right now since I am so upset, but I need to let everyon know tht Laddie passed away at aproximately 3:30 am November 22, 2012.
 Laddie was supposed to stay at the vet office for treatment for three days. I was called Wednesday morning by the office to inform me that he would be sent home later that day, but if he wasn't better by Friday morning to bring him back in (I have my own thoughts on why he was sent home when he had only been there one night with a holiday in-between the three nights...)
  When I went to pick Laddie up, he was lethargic, listless,you name it. I inquired about an IV since he still had the port in his arm,  but the tech said I wouldn't be giving any IV fluids. The veterinarian was not in the office so I couldn't talk to her. Was I mad?  Heck, yes!
   As Laddie settled into his crate at our home, he showed no interest in water, Gatorade, or his specially made rice/cottage cheese/chicken mixture (The tech said he had no interest in eating and only took one or two laps of water there. WHY send him home???).
   I went to bed at 11pm. I finally fell asleep around midnight, but still worried.  At 3 something a.m., I woke up to one of the dogs whining (it was Tess). I opened up he room so that she could lay on the couch. I checked in on Laddie and saw that he had had more diarrhea and he was cold. I knew then that even a trip to the ER was not going to help.
  I will cancel the Chipin account after the holiday. Thank you to all the wonderful, caring people who had texted and called.

R.I.P. Little Laddie