Hi, I can help you with your question today.
Yes, I'm so sorry, but from what you describe it does sound like Bubble is not long for this world.
Do you know if your vet did any blood work on him?
Or note any issues with his heart?
His heart was fine
They thought it might be a ruptured diaghragm?
Hmm, did they take an x-ray before saying that?
they said his heart was fine
no x-ray - they said they could have kept him in, but his breathing was fine when he got home
they offered an x-ray, but aid I could bring him home and see how he is tomorrow
they gave me an emergency number and further painkillers
they gave him Bupracare and Carprieve
I see. I'm concerned about a toxin or central brain lesion.
Those medications are good for pain relief.
he looks like he is in a coma - totally unresponsive with his eyes open and limp
with very slow breathing
Agreed. With his eyes open and non-responsive, this does sound like a coma.
about an hour ago - his legs were twitching like he was walking
and when we put a little water in his mouth he was licking
but now there is nothing
His respirations are very concerning, it sounds like he may be approaching complete respiratory arrest.
Has he been on any medications? Insulin?
If we took him to an emergency vet do you think they would be able to help - or not?
he is not on any medication
Honestly, based on what you describe, I think his prognosis is poor.
My guess is that he would need to remain hospitalized for days on IV fluids and possibly even a respirator.
Many hospitals do not have this ability.
this all seems to have happened since 10pm last night
He was fine before he went out,
could he have been poisoned with something?
I do suppose that would be possible, although I admit I'm having trouble thinking of a poison that would work this rapidly
He wont be in pain will he?
is it better just make him comfortable
If he is in a coma - but his breathing is very laboured - how long do you think?
Do you think he has long left?