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Thank you for your response. The bleeding seems to have stopped for the moment, but the coughing also seems to be making him shake his head. I can speak to the emergency vets but it is a different surgery and he has not been seen by them.
I can get some Robitussen hopefully this afternoon and try to get him to take it. He is notoriously difficult with medicine.
If I can manage him today I will be able to get him to his own vets in the morning and I will certainly ask about a chest xray before surgery.
Thank you for that.
He has just coughed up some thick white mucus. Does that suggest that the Bisolvon is working or would I be better getting the Robitussen?
I will do. Just trying to get in touch with my son so that if I ring the emergency vet he will be on hand to help me get him there. He's just had another bout of coughing but did not manage to get anything up.
I just feel it might be better to try and get him some help today rather than him get any worse.
I will let you know how we get on, although if might be an hoour or so before I hear from him.
Just to let you know Muffin is at the vets and they are doing blood tests and xrays this evening. If the lung condition is treatable they will go ahead and remove the growth.
So its cross fingers time. As long as they don't have an emergency we should know in a couple of hours if they will be able to operate and then we will have to hope that he can survive the operation.
I'll keep you posted and once again thank you for all your assistance this afternoon.
The xrays showed that his lungs were clear and the vets removed the growth yesterday morning.
He was very groggy and uncooperative for most of the day - refusing food and water so they have kept him overnight on a drip to keep him hydrated and he is much better this morning.
He's been out and has been drinking so we are picking him up this afternoon.
When we see the vet I may get some information abouot what it was and I will let you know.
We have been to our own vets this evening. He has had his drains removed and the vet was pleased with the healing process. Told her how 'spaced out he was with the tramadol' and she advised not to give him any more, but if he shows any discomfort tomorrow she will prescribe something different.
It would appear she is not a big fan of tramadol, saying that it can cause a feeling of sickness and who wants to eat if they feel sick.
Certainly this morning he was so much better before I gave him a half dose of it. He was watching everything that was going on. Left his bed and had a wander around the bungalow and then went out into the garden. After the tramadol in a very short time he was back in his bed, sleepy and totally indifferent to anything that was going on.
We brought him home and he had a big bowl of water and then some cooked chicken with a little rice. Not a lot but a start.
Our vet says that it may be another few days before the lab esults are back but I will let you know the results.