Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Friday, March 2, 2018
CHUMLEY AND HGE
Chumley came to our family 3 1/2 years ago. One of my granddaughters absolutely fell in love with him. Chumley was a very "allergy" dog, needing special care, food, meds.... Not a cheap dog haha
He love love loves his dumbell toy. Oh my. I had to buy extras in case one got lost.
He loves his Bits. He should have been named Happy.
The last few weeks, Chumley has not eaten well, has thrown up, and just not wanted to play as much. I took him into the vet at least four times over the last few weeks. Most of the bloodwork was good, but we did more extensive testing. (Including a test for Addison's, which was negative.)
He had been to the vet three times when on Wednesday, he suddenly was very sick. He was dehydrated, not eating, bleeding rectally. (He's in a doggy stroller, to keep him more comfortable.)
They took me right back when I got to the vet. Chumley needed care.
He was put on IVs (he had to have an e-collar because he wanted to chew on the IV line) and fluids and meds.
I visited him yesterday and he had an orange blanket on him and was excited to see me. I kept it short because I did not want to stress him too much. Even though they love us, seeing us can be very exciting for them, and not necessarily good for them.
While there, in the "hospital room" I saw the tremendous, sensitive care the vet tech was giving another patient. It was so tender and loving and she spoke to him in a sweet way, to soothe him as she cared for him. I was amazed, impressed and touched. I knew she was doing the same for my Chumley.
We hope Chumley can come home today-- and continue his care here. We miss our sweet, happy boy.