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ness
18th June 2007, 09:21 AM
Last night Afie wasent himself :( he dident eat his dinner and he usually scoffs it down. I was holding Alfie on my lap giving him a cuddle and he let out this huge scream :( I checked him over and found a huge lump under his throat. It wasent there before it only came up yesterday. I took him to the vets today and he has a salivary gland abscess and it is very painful for him :( poor little man. He has to go into the vets everyday this week and have an antibiotic injection, he had one today and he screamed his little head off :( I feel so bad for him. If the antibiotics dont work he has to have an operation to remove the abcess :( poor baby. Fingers crossed the antibiotics will work :xfngr: I feel so sorry for him :(

coconut
18th June 2007, 09:24 AM
Oh ness i am so sorry that this has happened to alfie, my boys use to scream at the start when they got injections but it is not to bad now, just hold in there with him, the poor lil baby, fingers crossed that the anti - biotic's work and that he will be back to himself in no time!!

Sue.k
18th June 2007, 10:24 AM
I hope the anti biotics work for him Ness, give him loads of hugs and kisses, the poor little baby :hug:

Natalie
18th June 2007, 10:29 AM
hoping for a speedy recovery get well soon alfie.

Cathy Moon
18th June 2007, 11:21 AM
So sorry that Alfie and you are going through this. :xfngr: Fingers crossed the antibiotics work for him. :hug::hug: Hugs to you and little Alfie!!

Cathy T
18th June 2007, 03:26 PM
Poor little Alfie. Hopefully the antibotics will clear it up soon. Glad it's something easily treatable :xfngr:

max
18th June 2007, 03:28 PM
Fingers crossed the antibiotics work for him also
know all about the screaming for injections but they are wimps.

Caraline
19th June 2007, 01:39 AM
Oh my goodness! Poor little Alfie. I do hope the antibiotic shots fix him up so he does not require surgery.

ness
19th June 2007, 08:27 AM
Thanks everyone :) Alfie is doing a little better today. His absess seems a bit smaller and he is eating much better. He has also been playing alot and racing around the yard :D so I think the antibiotics might be working. He just went for another injection and he screamed again :( he is being such a sook now. He must think im so mean taking him to get needles everyday :( I brought him a really cute puppy colar at the vets for being a good boy though, it's royal blue with yellow bones on it. he also got some liver treats from the vet :)

coconut
19th June 2007, 08:42 AM
Ness, that is brill that he is getting better!! We all hate injections me included (i cry all the time) so alfie is just like me i will not say normal ;-) give the lil man a big hug and kiss from me

niamhx
19th June 2007, 08:43 AM
Aww poor little guy sending him a big hug :hug: get well soon alfie

Mycavyangels
19th June 2007, 11:02 AM
Oh No so srry to hear that, hope he recovers real quick

Cathy Moon
19th June 2007, 11:34 AM
Glad he's improving! It's a good idea to give him treats immediately following his injection so he'll associate some enjoyable things with being at the vets!;)

sarahg
19th June 2007, 04:14 PM
Big :hug:To Alfie, get well soon :flwr:

Cathryn
19th June 2007, 04:18 PM
Hi!

Sorry to hear Alfie is under the weather, am sure the Anti-biotics will soon have the desired effect and I am positive he will soon forgive you for the injections too! As Cathy suggested give a little titbit when he has them and he will soon forget!! A big kiss and a gentle :hug: for Alfie!!

ness
5th July 2007, 11:32 AM
Well it looks like Alfie is going to need the op :( he has finished his corse of antibiotics and the absess has come back :( I am taking him to the vet tomorrow to see what the vet thinks but im pretty sure he will have to have a operation to have the absess removed as the antibiotics only worked while he was on them :( but it came straight back as soon as he finished them. Poor little man :(

nlg679
5th July 2007, 11:42 AM
Poor baby! But I am sure once the abcess is removed, Alfie will have so much relief!:flwr:

Cathy Moon
5th July 2007, 11:46 AM
I think it will heal much quicker, and the surgery will provide relief. :hug:

Is it in the area of his collar? Will he be able to wear a harness comfortably?

Nicki
5th July 2007, 12:29 PM
oh poor wee fellow - sorry to hear this. Such a shame that he will have to have the operation, but at least that should cure it permanently.

ness
5th July 2007, 12:30 PM
Yeah I think surgery is the only way to get it to heal. the absess is located along his jaw line but he dosent usually wear a colar anyway. But I was going to use one for puppy pre-school. He was supose to start on tuesday but I dont think he can go if he has his surgery before then :(

Caraline
5th July 2007, 11:45 PM
Poor little Alfie. I am sorry to hear that the antibiotics did not clear this up. At least once he has the surgery it will be completely gone and he will be comfortable again. Give him a big hug for me and let us know how he progresses. :luv:

Lynn
6th July 2007, 12:05 AM
I hope Alfie gets well quickly...fingers crossed :xfngr:

Cathryn
6th July 2007, 12:12 AM
I am so sorry to hear that Alfie is going to have to have surgery for this, :xfngr: for a speedy recovery, big kiss and a very gentle :hug: for alfie, will be watching for news!!

ness
6th July 2007, 03:05 PM
I took Alfie to the vet today and the vet put him on some different antibiotics and he has to be on them for three weeks. Hopfuly this time it will go away and not come back otherwise he will be having an operation :( the vet wanted to try the antibiotics one more time for a longer period of time as he dosent like putting young pups under anaesthetic. I hope it work's this time :xfngr: . His breeder is being very genorus though and is paying for most of the vet bill wich is great! well I just thourght I would let you know how Alfie's doing.

Cathy Moon
7th July 2007, 02:18 AM
We'll be thinking of you and Alfie over the next few days, hoping this does the trick. :xfngr::xfngr::paw::paw::paw: Fingers and paws are crossed! :hug:

Denise G.
7th July 2007, 04:09 AM
Poor Alfie! I hope this round of antibiotics give him permanent relief.

Hugs from Wrigley and Mia! :hug:

KimNIndy
8th July 2007, 04:37 AM
i hope alfie feels better soon---this sounds traumatic for both of you. good luck with the new antibiotics and lots of cuddles from indy and i.

k