Edward had an endoscopic examination today that revealed the cause of his illness. Somehow he must have ingested some sort of acid and it has eaten away on his oesophagus and stomach. There is, unfortunately, nothing that can be done. He is still alive and the vet thinks we should give him a few days to see if it can possibly heal on its own. However, his chances are not good and he is in pain and discomfort, so we are facing a very hard decision.
Since painkillers will irritate and upset the stomach even more, he can’t have that. He is on IV-drip to fight dehydration and I try to give him anti-acid medicine but he can’t keep it down.
My husband is away but has fortunately managed to change his flight, so he will be here with us tomorrow afternoon. I am glad that Eddie will get to see his oh-so-beloved Dad again.
I am completely overwhelmed by all the kind and concerned messages you have sent him on Facebook. We are not believers ourselves but I am deeply, deeply touched that some of you remember him in your prayers.
As you can imagine, all we do now is cry bitter tears. I keep close to Edward all the time and do what little I can to make him as comfortable as possible. I will try and keep you posted if there is any news but I hope you will understand if I can’t manage.
Thank you again for all your kind thoughts.