View Full Version : Huey is sick!

Donald Duck
23rd March 2007, 04:28 AM
I know we've been missing for a while but Huey has been sick so we've been preoccupied :(

I'm sure most of you have heard about all of the dog food recalls in the US lately so let me preface this by saying that we do NOT feed him ANY of the suspect foods. Huey eats Natural Balance food roll with Solid Gold "Just a Wee Bit" kibble.

About 2 weeks ago he suddenly stopped eating and drinking entirely. He got extremely lethargic, listless and seemed almost depressed. We took him to the vet where they immediately got an IV in him as he was clearly dehydrated. We left him there for most of the day and they did x-rays and blood tests all of which came out normal. He seemed to get better so they concluded that it must have been something he ate (Huey loves to eat dirt and grass). They put him on a bland food diet sending him home with us. By the next day he was totally fine.

This past Monday night Huey did great! He played with my husband until 10 PM and we did about 30 minutes training with him. He ate and drank like normal and in the middle of the night started throwing up again. I was sick also so I ended up staying home from work with him that Tuesday. I called the vet who said to keep an eye on him and call if he went downhill. As time wore on he got more and more lethargic and again stopped eating and drinking entirely.

We got him back to the vet where they gave him some medicine for an upset stomach, a shot of subcutaneous liquid to prevent dehydration and sent him home, again thinking it was something he ate. But he hasn't gotten any better. Still throwing up, not eating and now he has almost no energy, no spark. It brings me to tears to watch him.

We're bringing him back tomorrow again for some more tests. The vet thinks that he may have Addison's disease. We won't know for sure until we get the results. I'm trying to keep it together but this is so hard, Huey is like my child!

I'll be sure to keep everyone posted.

23rd March 2007, 04:48 AM
All the other Huey fans out here probably have a knot in their tummy like I do. I sure hope things turn out well.


Harvey's Mum
23rd March 2007, 06:10 AM
Another big Huey fan here. Yes, please keep us updated, I hope he is feeling better soon. Fingers, Legs everything crossed, and this is for you :hug: sounds like you need one.

Anna (Mum of Harvey)

23rd March 2007, 07:24 AM
i'm so sorry to hear this. i know you must feel so helpless and worried.
i hope he'll be ok.

23rd March 2007, 10:51 AM
alfs been ill as well its a virus going around here same symptoms as youself.took him to the vet on antibiotics and pro biotic as well.anyway its the first day today hes been ok so alls well asked the vet about the food recall its wasnt the food.royal canine ok at the min. so thank god. hope huey gets better I LOVE HUEY.BIG KISSES TO HIM. MY HUBBY LOVES PICS OF HIM.HE LOOKS SO WILD.

23rd March 2007, 11:30 AM
I'm really sorry Huey isn't feeling well. I hope you're able to quickly find out what's ailing him. Spencer sends him a big hug.

23rd March 2007, 11:48 AM
big kisses to huey, keep us posted hope that he feels better soon!

23rd March 2007, 11:54 AM
Feel better soon Huey :flwr:

23rd March 2007, 12:36 PM
Poor Huey. It is always horrible when the first vet visit doesn't resolve the problem. I hope he is feeling better soon.

23rd March 2007, 12:56 PM
You must be wiped - that is a long time to worry with no clear answers (no wonder you also got sick). I hope you get to the bottom of it at your visit tomorrow and Huey can get some medication that brings him more energy! Good luck tomorrow.

23rd March 2007, 01:28 PM
So sorry to hear that Huey is not well.

Fingers crossed that you get it sorted, quickly.

Hugs to yourself and Huey! :hug: :hug: :flwr:

23rd March 2007, 01:31 PM
:( :( :( :( Huey, you are breaking everyone's hearts. We are big Huey fans in our household. Please get to feeling better soon. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

23rd March 2007, 01:52 PM
Annie and her people wish Huey a speedy recovery. Get better soon, little fella.

23rd March 2007, 02:14 PM
Poor little Huey. Chester and I send our love and support and please get better soon!

23rd March 2007, 02:18 PM
Poor little baby. I hope you get some answers soon and Huey is back to normal. It's so hard when they are sick. Wishing you good news. :flwr:

23rd March 2007, 02:23 PM
Oh My goodness I am so sorry to heart this!!! As you know I am also a huge Huey fan! I hope things get better soon.

I truely hope if it is something like Addison's disease your vet is taking this seriously and is running tests ASAP. I don't mean to scare you but as you know it's serious and the sooner you know for sure then the better. Then Little Huey can start feeling better. Please keep us posted on Huey's progress.

If Huey is not drinking you might want to think about getting a syringe and putting a little bit of water down him every so often. That can at least help to keep him semi-hydrated.

Good luck and I'm hoping for a quick and simple solution! :flwr:

Cathy T
23rd March 2007, 02:53 PM
All the other Huey fans out here probably have a knot in their tummy like I do. I sure hope things turn out well.

My sentiments exactly! Huge Huey fan here. Hopefully you wil get some answers soon and get back on track. Praying for a speedy answer and recovery.

Cathy Moon
23rd March 2007, 04:24 PM
I hope Huey feels better soon! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Carefully check your house and yard to see if he's getting into something he shouldn't! :flwr:

23rd March 2007, 05:47 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Huey is not well. Huey have a quick recovery! Hugs.

23rd March 2007, 06:03 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Huey is not well. Huey have a quick recovery! Hugs.
:flwr:Your new avatar is great Lia!

Darby's Mom
23rd March 2007, 10:53 PM
Oh, Huey - you break my heart! Darby sends lots of love & kisses your way. I hope your vet can pinpoint the problem soon, so you can have your upbeat little self back in your momma's arms.... sending warm thoughts your way for a speedy recovery, Huey. Let's hope it's not a chronic disease, but rather something you ate. :hug:

24th March 2007, 12:13 AM
Oh no, I am so sorry to hear Huey is ill -- fingers crossed here you are able to find out what is wrong and that he recovers quickly. :flwr:

One note of extreme caution regarding syringing water -- anyone thinking of doing this, please be sure to check with your vet about doing this and only ever do it with a clear idea of what you are doing, amount to give, angle of head, etc. It is very easy to get water into lungs rather than down the throat especially in an ill dog or a puppy, and to drown the dog. A cavalier pup on one list was sadly lost in this way. If there is no need to syringe, please do not do so; this is an emergency hydration method.

Molly's mom
24th March 2007, 02:51 AM
:hug: :hug: hugs, kisses, and positive thoughts for Huey! Get well soon.

24th March 2007, 03:03 AM
Oh, I hope Huey gets better soon and will be OK! {{hugs}} to you both!

24th March 2007, 03:42 AM
I seem to be the only one on board who doesn't know Huey, but it sure sounds like I need to meet him!

Sorry he's having such a bad time. That's hard on everyone in the family.

What symptoms is the doctor basing the Addison's on? Have you had any blood work done yet? And please, please make sure that your vet is aware of the issue of Cavaliers and platelet counts. Cavaliers are known to have large platelets in their blood and usually require counting by hand to get a realistic count.

Keep us posted. :flwr:

24th March 2007, 03:47 AM
feel better Huey!!! :flwr: :hug:

Gracie's Mommy
24th March 2007, 04:12 AM
SO sorry to hear about Huey! Hope he's feeling better soon and it turns out to be just something he ate! Keep us posted... :flwr:

Claire L
24th March 2007, 10:11 AM
Big Huey fan here too - :lotsaluv: get well soon little guy :lotsaluv:

Sending big :hug: s and warm wishes for a speedy recovery xxxxxxxx


Andrea&Diva┬┤s mom
24th March 2007, 12:45 PM
So sorry to hear about Huey :(

I hope he gets better soon

fingers and paws are crossed here !

:hug: :hug: :hug:

24th March 2007, 12:53 PM
Oh Sweet Huey! :(
Teddy and Katydid send lots of HUGs and I send all of my BEST wishes for your speedy recovery!
We miss HUEY photos!!!

Love ya, Huey! :flwr:

Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

24th March 2007, 02:24 PM
Huey, you are so fun looking! Maddy and I send you hugs and kisses and hope you are better soon!
Maddy got sick one time, it was because she had been eating pink petals that had blown into the courtyard. Not poisonous thank goodness but definitely not good for her. We are always on the lookout for them now and get rid of them immediately. She on the other hand loves them and tries to get to them before us!