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.