Worried About Rollie

I have some very worrying news to write about tonight. It’s about Rollie. He’s at the veterinary clinic as I write this. We brought him in at around 1:30 PM today. He was showing really serious symptoms of some unknown cause yesterday and this morning, so we made an appointment with our local vet to see what the problem was.

Yesterday, Rollie had suddenly started acting weird. We found him laying down at an odd angle outside where we keep him. He is having trouble walking. Every time he goes to take a step, he wobbles around and can’t keep his balance. His eyes are continuously bobbing around in turn. He tilts his head to the right, and his right eye rolls more than the other one. He vomited twice as far as I know, and peed himself this morning.

At first we thought it had something to do with the sun, being so hot these days, but it isn’t. The vet said that it is most likely chemical poisoning, or something of the like. He also mentioned that there might be damage to Rollie’s liver and brain. It was a lot to take in. I wasn’t so sure though, it really looked like he had what is known as Vestibular Syndrome in dogs. He is getting old.

Rollie can either recover or go downhill from here on. They put him on fluids to help with his dehydration problem. They’re also giving him electrolytes. He must have lost more fluids when he vomited yesterday. If he starts convulsions, there won’t be any point in proceeding from there. I really hope that he’ll recover by the time we call them back tomorrow.

It’s hard for me to write much else, so I’ll be back to update sometime tomorrow.


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