View Full Version : A terrible mistake, Dylan at vets.

4th December 2008, 05:34 PM
My son gave Dylan one of my daughters epilepsy pills by mistake, she left hers by his in the kitchen, it's usually in the bathroom. I was feeling sick in the bathroom when she wanted her pill this morning so I said to take it in the kitchen. They both have the same pill organizer but in different colours. I was ill in bed this afternoon so asked Ash to give Dylan his pill. I only came down to tell him to turn his music off and noticed Dylan's pill still in the box. So Dylan is at the vets being made to vomit and they are keeping him in. This only happened 30 mins ago so I am still in a state. I had such a big panic attack. I got Dylan to the vet within about 15 mins so it should be ok but of course I feel awful and wish I'd never asked Antonia to take her pills in the kitchen.

I didn't have time to post the above. He's home now. Seems fine, they found the pill semi dissolved, still wrapped in ham. I gave him HIS pill and have to give him his dinner an hour later with charcoal in it.

He's playing with his favourite toy and I am still a wreck!

4th December 2008, 05:37 PM
Oh no, but an easy mistake to make! Looks like it hadn't been absorbed into his system if it was half dissolved in the ham.
Of course he's fine!!! How are you now?

4th December 2008, 05:40 PM
I thought he'd feel rough after they made him sick but he's running around playing as usual. I had a panic attack and now I have an upset tummy icon_blshing

4th December 2008, 05:58 PM
Oh, poor you and Dylan! I am sure he is going to be okay if they sent him home and he is acting so "fine". It is very fortunate you caught the mistake to get him in! I worry about pills myself. Cavaliers are so small, it would only take one human pill to be a massive overdose of something.

You might already know this, but if you ever need to induce vomiting in a dog, you do so by force-feeding them hydrogen peroxide with a syringe. This was instructed to me by the ASPCA poison control hotline about 4 years ago when Kaya accidentally got a massive overdose of Ivermectin. They will start foaming at the mouth and vomiting in minutes. Just make sure that inducing vomiting is the proper course of action before you do.

4th December 2008, 06:06 PM
I cross my fingers for Dylan. I hope he will be OK :hug: Don't blame yourself, it could have happened to anyone.

4th December 2008, 06:09 PM
I don't think you can buy that here in the UK. It cost me £53 I think, or was it £58...

He ate some of the charcoal, his whole dinner is black, I put some treats in it but he only ate half.

murphy's mum
4th December 2008, 06:47 PM
Oh Pauline, don't blame yourself. You should be please you noticed and acted so super fast:flwr:

At least he seems back to his normal self:hug:

4th December 2008, 08:22 PM

Accidents happen - it was only a couple of months ago when Oakley was at the vets because he ate Grandad's blood pressure tablet!

You got to the vet in time - thats the thing and if he's playing around now - no harm done:) Don't beat yourself up.


Kirsty and da' boys:paw:

4th December 2008, 09:12 PM
Hey Pauline,

The main thing is that you acted as fast as you did. Accidents happen. Dylan is fine, but now you need to start feeling better. I hope both of you are feeling back to normal tomorrow. :xfngr:

It's only a couple of dollars for the Hydrogen Peroxide here in the US. I wonder if we can ship it to you? hmmm..

4th December 2008, 10:21 PM
Just a few hugs:hug::hug::hug::hug:
Aileen and the gang ?(Barney---Jazzie---Jake)

4th December 2008, 10:26 PM
You can buy hydrogen peroxide at the chemist.

But putting a washing soda crystal down the throat usually works well too - but please make sure it's something you want them to vomit back up - as otherwise they could burn their throat and mouth :(

So glad Dylan is ok now - hugs for you both.

4th December 2008, 10:47 PM
Pauline , have just read your post . What a horrible thing to happen . I hope you have recovered from the shock of it all . You poor thing ! :flwr:

Elaine 2
4th December 2008, 11:02 PM
So pleased to hear Dylan is ok now, hugs from us

4th December 2008, 11:06 PM
Dylan seems full of beans. It's weird as he wasn't too good this morning, woke me up at 7:30am (he never barks in the morning) and yelped so I gave him half a rimadyl, now he's great. Thank you so much for your posts.

Nicki, is it the same stuff you bleach hair with? How do you make it up?

4th December 2008, 11:16 PM
Glad to hear Dylan is ok. You must have gotten an awful fright :hug:

4th December 2008, 11:40 PM
Glad he's ok now. Lucky you were able to react so quickly. Hope you've managed to calm down by now. Sending hugs.

Margaret C
5th December 2008, 12:12 AM
Poor Pauline,

I have just read this.

You have had a horrible time, thank goodness Dylan is alright. These things do happen.

I must admit that when I have a stressful day I can look at my nine dogs eating together in the kitchen & pray that I put the right pills in the right bowl.

Margaret C

5th December 2008, 12:19 AM
Thanks everyone, I'm just glad he isn't showing any signs of being ill at all. What a relief. I'm off to bed now, I'm full of cold. Good night everyone. :flwr:

5th December 2008, 12:22 AM
How scary! :eek: Good you were able to act quickly and great that he's back home.

5th December 2008, 04:19 AM

A freind at work has fur babies but not children. She was traveling with her favorite dog to Oklahoma. She carefully laid out two pills on the counter - a vet prescribed sedative for the dog that gets car sick and her birth control pill. OOPS - she switched them and took the doggy downer and gave her dog the hormone pill. The vet said it would be fine, not to worry, but she had to call her mom and say she would be coming much later as she had to take a nap. It happens..........................

5th December 2008, 08:26 AM
Oh my goodness...thankfully Dylan is fine!
I have also done the same thing with my own epilepsy tablets with my dog.At the time Lucie was on meds and i had put her pills out into a pill box which was near enough the same colour as mine.I had a terrible migraine at the time and so i was fumbling about trying to make sure the dog got her meds.....then i went to lie down and realised i hadn't taken my own epilepsy meds so off i went to the pill box and wondered why my med wasnt there....so checked Lucies and then realised what i had done.
Talk about PANIC, I have never run to the vet so quickly in all my life! :O....thankfully my vet is around the corner.
Lucie was fine after it!They managed to get her to be sick and up it came in a wee bit of cheese. I was a nervous wreck the next few days. Needless to say the pill boxes have been replaced with ones that are very different colours and mine is now kept upstairs and not in the regular med cupboard!

5th December 2008, 09:00 AM
OMG Pauline, that must have given you all a fright.

I hope you are all ok this morning xxxxx:flwr:

5th December 2008, 01:09 PM
Hi Pauline,
How is Dylan today?

5th December 2008, 04:23 PM
You and Dylan have certainly been going through it lately.:hug: Glad to hear he's recovered OK. They certainly like putting us through the mill. We were on holiday once and Cinders ate father in laws heart, blood pressure and diabetic tablets:eek:. Luckily mother in law got her to the local vets that was just down the road and still open, she was given a concoction to make her vomit and taken to the vet hospital for overnight observation. She was fine, mother in law was a wreck and so were we when we got back from holiday and were told.:eek:

5th December 2008, 04:34 PM
Hi Pauline,
How is Dylan today?

He's very sleepy today which is good because I'm too poorly to play! I'm sure he's ok though. Thanks for asking.:flwr:

5th December 2008, 04:37 PM
We were on holiday once and Cinders ate father in laws heart, blood pressure and diabetic tablets:eek:.

Oh my goodness, you can't trust anyone can you! :rolleyes:

Brian M
5th December 2008, 08:22 PM
Hi Pauline

Are you two OK now ,both of you are certainly going through the mill ,Daisy and I often swop tablets she has my Fish Oil supplement and I have her Dorwest Conditioner and Evening Primrose capsules.Take care you two,:)

5th December 2008, 08:50 PM
Thanks for asking Brian. Dylan has slept more than usual. I feel he's ok but maybe tired from being sick yesterday. I've got a rotten cold but when I'm poorly, my M.E. improves so I have a little less aching. Weird I know.

5th December 2008, 09:34 PM
I am glad he seems to be no worse for the wear, though it sounds like you are, Pauline!

5th December 2008, 09:55 PM
I've not been around a couple of days! I'm so glad Dylan is okay after that fright! :flwr:

Cathy Moon
6th December 2008, 12:57 AM
I'm just catching up; I'm so glad you caught that error and got him into the vet so quickly Pauline!

Geordie gets various doses of his pills 6 times per day, and Colin and I have caught ourselves twice giving him the wrong pill at 6:00pm. :o

6th December 2008, 03:13 PM
Oh my goodness..... what a worry - glad he seems ok though. I hope you feel better soon. Nothing better than a snooze with your cav. next to you cuddled up cosy and warm. I bathed Ruby earlier and gave her a very pretty blow dry! As I write this she is trying to figure a way of getting into my son's bedroom as he has her favourite toy out on the floor - plastic soldiers! Gave Ruby her first banana earlier and she loved it ( just half a small one) thought the pottasium in it would be good for her as she is on diuretics now.
Love Dawn x :rah:

8th December 2008, 04:17 AM
Just reading this now - Sorry you went through this Pauline :( :( I am glad Dylan is alright though :lotsaluv: Sometimes things just happen in this game called life - but I'm glad everything turned out fine!! :flwr:

8th December 2008, 10:56 AM
How is dylan this morning pauline i am only after seeing the post!

8th December 2008, 12:18 PM
Dylan is fine thanks, that pill didn't seem to do him any harm, he did bring most of it, if not all of it, up and the vet called the poisons unit and they said he would have been ok anyway. I guess my daughter is on a lower dose than Dylan. His SM is bothering him slightly lately.

8th December 2008, 01:13 PM
So glad Dylan is ok.