Please send lots of positive thoughts for Archie, he's the one with the mucky face.
I took him to the vets yesterday as he was in a lot of pain after we had been for a walk. At first, I didn't know what was wrong with him, he was crying and looked as though he was trying to reach for his back legs. It was only after a while that I realised that it was his bottom that he was trying to get to.
I rang the vet straight away and got him an appointment. To cut a long story short, he's got a huge lump in one of his anal glands. It could be a really bad infection, or it could be a tumour. The vet gave him an antibiotic injection and an anti inflammatory injection, and he's got to take two tablets each day for the next week, after which, I have to take him back. If the lump has gone down, all well and good, but if not, it will have to be investigated further.
We're all really upset, but trying to remain positive. My dad always tells me not to worry about things until I know for sure that there's something to worry about, but it's very hard as Archie is one of the family and is loved very much. As you can imagine, he's getting lots of cuddles and kisses, and he's being more than a little bit spoilt.
After having Cancer myself, I'm a true believer in positive thinking, so I would ask that you all please send some positive thoughts for Archie.
Hope things are resolved quickly! He'll be in my thoughts.ReplyDelete
Positive vibes are coming your way. And Archie's way swell.ReplyDelete
Love from Mum
Thinking positive thoughts for Archie, hope all is ok xxReplyDelete
My thoughts are with you, I know what it is to go through this as we had a similar wait with our first dog, but here there is a chance that it could be something else. Hold on to that and be positive, but I know its hard.ReplyDelete
Praying for a good outcome.
Mr Sft and I are sending lots of love and positive thoughts to little Archie.ReplyDelete
We'll be thinking of you all.
Hi Jo, I'm thinking about you all especially Archie and hope everything turns out well for him. Love, AnneReplyDelete
Lots of positive thoughts coming from here. We love our dogs so much too :) Here's to hoping it's an infection that's going away, poor Archie. xxReplyDelete
Sending positive thoughts and prayers. We had an old English Sheepdog who had an impacted anal gland, looked bad, hurt like h**l, but he came through it ok.ReplyDelete
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Archie... he's a healthy little guy he'll be himself in no time.ReplyDelete
My MIL had a King Charles Cavalier who had some problems with his anal glands which resolved itself with treatment. So, I'll keep everything crossed that Archie has the same and will be well soon. Thinking of you.ReplyDelete
Get well soon Archie! :)ReplyDelete
Jo we are all thinking of you, especially Moss + me. Sending big hugs. Amanda xxReplyDelete
Positive thoughts are on their way to Archie.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you all. Our Jack Russell that we had for 20 years had the same thing happen to him. His was an infection - I hope that's all Archie's is too.ReplyDelete
Awww poor Archie. Get well soon. So upsetting for you all Jo. Keep us informed xxReplyDelete
Buckets of love, hugs and positive thoughts sent to you all and an extra spoonful for Archie.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you my lovely.
I was sad, and sorry, to read this post as I know how much Archie means to you. I hope that he recovers soon. Flighty xxReplyDelete
Blessings and best wishes to Archie for a speedy recovery, from one animal lover to another. Hugs.ReplyDelete
Positive thoughts winging their way over to Archie. It's horrible when your pet is unwell, so I hope he makes a quick recovery xxReplyDelete
Positive thoughts flying up the M1 to you and Archie. This is why my mother would never let us have a dog! Give him a cuddle from me. xxxxxReplyDelete
I posted a message from my phone and I see it didn't post, what a bummer.ReplyDelete
I am just wondering how Archie is, I really have been praying for him and I hope that he's at least feeling better in himself... Much love, Tammy
Oh no, poor Archie. Pets become such a part of the family, it must be awful to see him unwell. I hope he perks up soon. xReplyDelete