Monday, 12 February 2007

poorly Barney

 

             

We had to take Barney to the Vets this morning as he was unwell ~ we could not put a finger on what ailed him but knew something was amiss ~ although he is a loving little boy and likes to get close ~ this morning it was more than that ~ when we let Nin and Barney into the garden he would only walk beside Lyn normally he is into everything in and out of the shrubs ~ looking for something to chase ~ Lyn telephoned the Vets and they agreed to see him later in the day ~ but we were both concerned so Lyn rang again ~ we questioned each other wondering if we were over reacting ~ but as I said to Lyn to go with our gut reaction ~ the receptionist said to go straight away which we did ~ Normally Barney barks at every other dog ~ cat ~ and any other animal in the waiting room but today he sat very still and was actually shaking ~ the vet said he had picked up a virus and had a raging temperature ~ he gave Barney an antibiotic injection and a anti inflamitory one as well ~ and has put him on a 4 day course of anti biotics ~ he assured Lyn that as he was up to date with all his injections ~ that although he was a poorly little chap now he said he was sure it would clear up within the next few days ~

Poor Nin was nearly beside himself waiting in the car and whined until he saw them coming toward the car ~ they are such close buddies ~

 

 

48 comments:

stijoan said...

i hope Barney feels better real soon Ally.
love Joanne

edwardssoapy said...

I hope Barney makes a speedy recovery, and is back to his normal self soon.

Best wishes,
Leigh :-)
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jeadie05 said...

Poor Barney ,good job you went with your gut feelings Ally ,and got him to the vet straight away ,hopefully he will soon be his own mischievous self again ...love Jan xx

astoriasand said...

Awwwwwwwww I am so happy it is nothing serious with barney Ally.Probably as the vet says it will clear up in a few more days and Barney will be running around again and up to his usual tricks LOL!! The pic of Nin looking through the car window is so very funny.they sure are bosom buddies those two as you said.Keep us all updated please and let us know how Barney is getting on in a couple of days or when he is feeling better.Hope you and Lynn and family are well too.Give barney a gentle cuddle from me.Take care God bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

ora4uk said...

Hi Ally....glad Lyn went with her gut feeling...and do hope that Barney is responding....we do know our pets don't we....???and I got to see you broach collection....you should enter them all in "believe it or not" LOL...never saw so many...I could add a few for you....I don't wear any jewelry...my watch...wedding rings....and earrings....that is about it....but I do have quite a bit of it....kids give it to me all the time....are they trying to tell me something????  LOL...I guess so....take care now....hugs to ya from KY...Ora

icklemisssexpot said...

Do hope he's well again soon   Caff xxxxx

sarajanesmiles said...

Awww, poor Barney :o(
Hope he's feeling lots better soon Ally.
((((( poorly pup hugs )))))
Sara   x

bbartle3 said...

Ah, "Barney" is a dog!  I got it.
All the photos in so many journals
'forced' me to get a digital camera,
tiny, under palm-sized. My glob hands
might be too big, ha ha. It sits
in the original package waiting for lazy
me to plumb its depths. I like the
cord with which the camera is plugged
into the computer. Haven't done that
yet. Wanna see 409 finch photos?! Ha!
Hope Barney is already fully recovered.
Maybe, hopefully, he just likes summer better?!?

Barry
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stupidsheetguy said...

Oh no! I hope all is well with the little guy! Please let me know!

Jimmy

rayne1123 said...

oh poor barney! i hope he is better soon
hugs
noelle

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sdrogerson said...

they cause yoiu almost as  much trouble as kids!

tellsg said...

I hope little Barney is feeling better after going to the Vet.  I know how worrying it is but you have done the right thing getting him there quickly.  Hugs.  Terry x

lsfp1960 said...

Gabi sends hugs and best wishes to Barney for a speedy recovery!   Gabi in Washington state    

aniracj said...

Get well soon Barney, I know how you are feeling about him cos Sam was very poorly a while ago and it was so worrying.

labdancer51 said...

Oh poor Barney, he must have been feeling awful.  If only they could tell us what was wrong Ally. I hope he is much bettter very soon, bless him.

Sandra xxxx


tillywooat62 said...

Oh poor Barney, I hope he is better soon and running about the garden with Nin again,  keep us up to date with his progress,

take care Lynne xx

oddb0dkins said...

Hope Barney's feeling better soon. B. x

tendernoggle said...

awwwwww....I hope Barney feels better by tomorrow Ally...I just feel so sorry for my pets when they get sick and have to go to the vet....I keep thinking that they may think I am being mean to them by letting someone poke 'em...I talk to them all the way out there and baby them the rest of the time til they are well again...
I am glad that you got him to the vet when you did...Please let me know how he does.
Love ya,
carlene

elainey2465 said...

Awwwwwww poor Barney - bless him I bet he felt rough or is that ruff for a dog LOL - awwww hate it when animals are poorly coz they cant say anything. Laine xx
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jlocorriere05 said...

Poor old Barney, I hope he feels better soon. Bless Nin for worrying about him too! It's funny but we do seem to know when our pets are sock don't we? You'd think the cold would kill any viruses off! Jeannette xx  

gaboatman said...

Ally
Sorry to hear poor Nin is sick.  I am glad you decided to get him to the vet right away instead of waiting.  I'm sure that will make a big difference in his recovery time.  I know our pets are not human, but we get so attached to them and they really do become close members of the family.  

My cat Emmie has a sprain right now and can't jump up like she normally does.  The vet says she will be fine with time, but I have to lift her when she wants to get up on her normal resting spots.  It kills me to see her hurting like this, so I know how anxious you must be to learn that Nin has a virus with a raging fever.

The rates that vets charge inthis country has gone through the roof over the last several years, so yes, voer here the vets do very well for themselves.  I'm sure it is the same over on your side of the pond.  Take care, I see my comment is turning into a letter, LOL
Sam

plieck30 said...

Awww poor lil doggie. Get well soon Barney. Nin misses you. Love your graphic. Paula

emabecmar said...

I do hope Barney is better soon. (((((hugs))))))))
Cindy

mariealicejoan said...

Awww...I do hope Barney is feeling better soon!
Marie
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nedmoh said...

Poor Barney ,glad you were able to see the vet straight away ,hope hes soon on the mend and chasing all sorts again ,how lovely that Nin cares for him so .Take care Ally .......Love Jeanxx

egre328 said...

I hope Barney will soon be better...........I bet Nin is glad to have him home. Keep safe.  Eileenx

ukgal36 said...

Get well soon wishes for Barney...woof!
Lyn

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally - you were right to go with your 'gut reaction'..... Poor Barney its not nice to feel poorly - Nin will look after him i am sure, as you will too.
Big hugs for Barney ....
Luv Jayne x

gaboatman said...

Ally
Glad I came back today to check your journal today.  I re-read my comment to you from yesterday and realized I should have proof read it before I hit the save button.  I do know it was Barney who was sick, not Nin.  I also had some typos I should have fixed.  I'm going to blame it on having a senior moment.  I hope Barney is feeling better today.
Sam

blpltt said...

Oh Ally, how worrying.  Awful when you know something's wrong, and they can't tell you.  Hope the medication does the trick, and swiftly.  Keep us posted.......Bunny xx

springangel235 said...

Keeping Barney in my prayers...and I pray all goes well.  I know for a fact Vets make good money...but they also have high over head.  So cute how your other little one waiting ...mine do the same...they can't wait until one of their own is home safe.  
Have a great Tuesday...hugs and love,
Joyce

astra1547 said...

Hi Ally...

sorry to hear about Barny being ill bless him, good job you took him to the vets and hope he will soon be on the mend...Just letting you know that i'm back online and my new email address is below. I hav'nt started a new journal as yet, but when i do i will let you know and i will be dropping by soon...I hope you are keeping well and keeping yourself warm in this cold weather...Best wishes!

Astra!

ASTRA1547@sky.com

helloimkara said...

Poor Barney!  Animals have to be really sick to show it. It is a survival thing. I hope he is better soon!!!

Kara

dcmeyer420 said...

I hope Barney feel better soon. Our pets are like our own children and it can be taxing when they are sick. Hugs to you and your family.

deegleed said...

I know how Barney feels. I am in my 15th day of the worst flu I have had for years. The worst part is the hacking cough which won't let me sleep. Like Barney, I am on anti-biotics and am desparately waiting for them to kick in. Dan.

susanebunn said...

Oh Ally, is there anything worse than a sick pet?  They can't tell us how they feel or why they feel that way.  You were so right to take him straight to the vet's.  I loved the picture of your other dog waiting anxiously for his mate to come out again.  I know I am commenting on this several days after the fact, and so am hoping that this precious little man is fine now!

Hugs,
Susie
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faveanti said...

Our Sally sticks close by if she's off colour.  Hope Barney is back to his old self soon. Love, Angie, x

jmoqueen said...

Awww I hope Barney's feeling better now xx

Jenny

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rachealcarol said...

I hope Barney is feeling a little better Ally, such a worry for Lyn and yourself and Nin must be a bit fretful too.  Really hope he'll be running around doing his normal tricks soon. Rache

blpltt said...

Ally, I do hope Barney is improving.  Vets' premises are beginning to look like private clinics !  And quite rightly so.  In Welsh, vets are called `milfeddygon'.  This means they have to be able to treat `a thousand animals', so their training is longer than a doctor's.  I think they are worth every penny. Bunny xx

faircolleen said...

Awww,get well soon Barney.Gut instincts are the best . . somehow we just know dont we.

andrewfrnd said...

Get well soon Barney
Andy
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lindapaterson177 said...

Awww I really hope Barney gets better soon, what a wee shame keep him nice and warm and I`m sure he will be back to his old self soon.
luv bella xx

mtrib2 said...

I hope that the anti-biotics help and that Barney will be rid of whatever virus that has gotten him down.    He must have had you and Lyn worried.     Nin is certainly not wanting to have anything to do with having Barney exit the car without him, lol.    mark

fowfies said...

I am so glad you took him on to the vet.  You know an animal feels bad if its showing.  I know usually they will hide pain and ailments from you to a certain extent.  A virus, wow.  Where in the world would a virus come from that would attack a dog?  You were right, always go with your gut feelings.  What a pretty little cuddle bug he is too!  I bet they are both just spoiled rotten.  Which is a good thing, they give so much back in return. :)

lindachapmanuk said...

aw Ally, poor little Barney, he must have felt so poorly...it was so good that you and Lynn both followed your instincts...and poor Nin in the car! He knew Barney was sick and knew he was in the vets...aw....Linda xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Aw, poor Barney...I just hate when the animals are under the weather.  I just feel so helpless.  I'll keep your guy in my prayers.  Love xx Chris

rjet33 said...

It is so funny how animals get attached to each other.  Adorable pic of Nin waiting on his Buddy!  Hope Barney is well again real soon!~

Blessings!~

Susan