Saturday, 8 August 2009

Paddy Update

First off, we want to Thank everyone for the good wishes and positive vibes - it has helped us and Paddy through this very difficult time.

Yesterday afternoon Paddy took a turn for the worse and his little body went into shock - his blood work showed severe protein loss and electrolytes from all the vomiting and diarrhea - although he was on a drip he was not responding  -  so he was rushed to the Emergency Critical care unit at the Royal Veterinary College in Potters Bar - the Queen Mother Hospital.  His prognosis was 50/50 - and we were told he needed a little bit of luck to get him through the night - but we knew better!  He had all these wonderful two and four legged friends wishing him better and he has made it through the night!  

He is still not out of the woods yet - he is currently on heavy painkillers and continues on an IV.  BUT he got up today and had something to eat and drink.  We drove out to visit him and he sat with us for a bit.  Colour has returned and he actually looks like Paddy again.  He is quite 'happy' with the painkillers and I have no doubt he will have some wonderfully psychedelic dreams.  I told him about all the good wishes and he knows we are all willing him better.

We will have an update tomorrow - but if he makes through another night - his chances for recovery are very good.  

It is a wonderful facility and the staff have been very good to him and us - he has his own Student Resident Vet - so he always has someone nearby to hold his paw and make sure he is safe.

Thank you all so much for all your energy - we hope you understand how much it means to us.  



  1. I'm so glad we khould all help!

    As soon as I saw your post, I pawed it onto it would start the others howling and barking their healing wishes!

    We'll keep ALL of woo in our thoughts!


  2. w00fs, and i saw it on FB..will continue to send good healing vibes...

    b safe and git well Paddy,
    ~rocky and mama~

  3. Oh Paddy, Mom is praying very hard for you. I am sending you the best wishes I can think of. I know you will be better soon and will fight this nasty thing that has invaded your body. Have sweet dreams, rest and get better.
    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  4. We are continuing the crossed paws and terrier thoughts for Paddy.

    gussie n teka

  5. Oh poor little Paddy. We'll keep sending Aire and Welshie healing vibes his way.
    Snuggles to you Sally dear.
    BabyRD & Hootie

  6. We read about Paddy on Rocky's blog and came by to check on him. We hope he will make it through many, many more nights. This must be terrible for all of you.

    Sending purrs and tail wags.

  7. I have my paws crossed and my mom is praying for Paddy. I hope he continues improving.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  8. Keeping my paws crossed and I´m sending golden healing vibes for Paddy.


  9. LOTS more AireZen is coming your way, Paddy! Get well soon, buddy! We are sending tons of good thoughts your way!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Oh my goodness, I'm glad to hear that Paddy is feeling a wee bit better. We'll keep sending those positive vibes. Hopefully he'll be his old self again soon. (Maybe he did ingest something bad that's working its way out of his system.)

  11. still keeping our paws crossed and sending pawsitives to you

    Woodrow - Sweetie - Sherman

  12. Paws crossed for another good night and then let's get on the road to full recovery.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  13. Us cats are purring and Fenris (our doggie) has his paws crossed that Paddy recovers. We are sending lots of healing licks his way. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis (Cats) & Fenris (dog)

    PS: Mommy is saying a prayer for him.

  14. We have been out of touch and didn't realize that Paddy is ill. Mom says her thoughts and prayers are with your family, the doctors and sweet Paddy. We are sending pawsitive Scottish vibes your way too. Please get well Paddy - we love you.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  15. We read about you on Rocky's site and came by to give you our best wishes. We are sending lots of beagle zen your way! Hope it helps.

    love & wags,

  16. Oh Sally...we're sending hoooge healing vibes to dearest Paddy...we will be thinking of him and keeping him in our prayers...

    It's the Power of the Paw...strong indeed!!!!

    Tons of love and kisses to all of you and to your Peeps too...we know they must be worried and upset!

    Please, please keep us updated, kay????

    Terrier zen kissies...

    Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

  17. Sally...we wanted to mention that Asta is on vacation and doesn't have puter access, but we'll tell her to cross her paws for Paddy and we so know she will...

    Love ya lots...


  18. Sally
    I bowwowed a pootew qgain to tell you I am cwossing all paws and sending my stubbown healing tewwiew vibes to deaw Paddy. I'm so happy he has made some pwogwess.
    sending a boatload of healing smoochie kisses

  19. Hope Paddy's on the mend...

  20. Hope Paddy is continuing to improve.
    Wishing him well

    Love, pats & pets

  21. Oh my,poor sweetpea Paddy. I'm sending him powerful positive terrier zen straight to the hospital and sending tons of hugs and kisses for you Mom and Dad cos I know they wil need it. All in squarey house are thinking of you and have fingers and paws crossed. Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxxx

  22. We are keeping all paws crossed for you, little Paddy.


  23. Poor Paddy, so sorry to read about this. Any news on his progress? J x

  24. Really sorry to read about Paddy, thinking good thoughts for him and many good wishes of course!

    I am on a summer break from the dog blogs, so only saw this by chance, and thought I must come over and wish you all well.

    Take care Paddy, thinking of you!

    lotsaluv, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxx

  25. Sally
    I keep coming to check, hoping for the best news.
    I'm cwossing my paws and mommi is pwaying fow little Paddy.
    I'm sending anothew supply of healing smoochie kisses