Merry Christmas all, hope you've had lovely food-filled days, and alcohol if appropriate! Very jealous of Caro getting a selfie with Christine Ohuruogu!
Poor you all being ill Camlo, sounds horrible - well impressed you've been out for a run! I want to do the parkrun tomorrow but now snow is forecast tonight so we'll have to see if it's even on in the morning - typical!
Home from my mum's now, glad to be back, her flat is tiny and crammed full of furniture and clutter! Very happy but tired children .
Also, Archie the Rottweiler has recovered! Amazing given the odds he had on Tuesday. He is going home tomorrow - my BIL and girlfriend are VERY happy.
Caro - my BIL's girlfriend says the vet is going to inform the vaccination company, as it has been ineffective in this dog's case. I guess the only real risk to other dogs in the area is ones who have had the same vaccine and are an "at risk" breed? Latest news is his white blood cells are on the up (means his bone marrow is trying to support his immune system?) and he now hasn't been sick for 3 hours, no diarrhoea (sorry TMI!) since 12pm and he has had a drink of water, so fingers crossed he is very slowly on the up. Really hope so. Good to see your vet brain is still as sharp as ever Caro !
By the way Caro, is it transferable to cats? I've been told not, but I've also read that it can be. Probably low risk but the dog had been in the house we were in on Sunday, though obviously wasn't there anymore, but the virus can live for some time in the environment can't it?
Caro - I think they've had him since he was about 1 month old and have been very responsible about looking after him, so I imagine the vaccines have all been done properly. They said though that he wasn't fully immune until 15 mths? They have pet insurance fortunately but it really isn't looking good for him and will be so sad if he doesn't make it. Is parvovirus not very common then?
Good to put a face to a name but sad that her cancer has spread . I guess the statistics focus more on the cured ones more than those who aren't so lucky. It's such a horrible disease.
I can parkrun for the next 2 Saturdays, yeay, as there are no swimming lessons. Might work off a biscuit or 2...
Caro - interesting reading how you're feeling and all sounds as though you're dealing with the whole thing very calmly and logically. Difficult to know as much as the doctors but have to rely on their opinion!
Bit of a worrying time here as the Rottweiler I have talked at length about, owned by my bro-in-law and girlfriend, is currently in an animal hospital near here with parvovirus, which I had never heard of but is by all accounts highly contagious and fatal . As much as we dislike the idea of them having a Rottweiler, I would never have wished this on them. He's been throwing up since Friday, when they drove up to Sheffield for our early Christmas yesterday at my in-laws, and was admitted Friday night. He's on antibiotics, had x-rays and a blood test and basically they now say there is nothing else they can do but wait to see if his immune system fights it off, and that he has a 30-40% survival chance . He's only 10 months so not fully immune (15 mths apparently is when their immune system is fully developed) but massive so you'd think he was a fully grown dog! They were quietly in bits, you could tell, and have driven back home down south today and had to leave him up here in hospital. Just awful for them at Christmas as well.
Anyway sorry to be all doom and gloom! As I mentioned, we had a "fake Christmas" yesterday with grandparents and uncle/auntie and us - full Christmas dinner, presents etc so woke up very confused this morning!
Enjoy the steam train Caro
I'm slowly turning into a lump of lard as I miss opportunity after opportunity to exercise - everything seems against me at the moment, and we've already started on the Christmas chocolates and biscuits so there's just no hope for me! Feel a bit down about it but will hopefully make me more determined on 1st Jan!