Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Very serious

Dear all of you that follow Edward on Facebook. We have had some very bad news today, I’m afraid.

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.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you. With tears in my eyes I say you have given Edward a beautiful, blessed life... And as all dogs do He has loved you without fail.. My prayers are with your whole family. L

Anonymous said...

Heartbreaking, sending you all big hugs, hold each other close and love each other, each day is precious. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers xx Linda

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear this awful news. I have followed Eddies life adventures from almost the beginning and have loved seeing all the updates and lovely pictures.
I wish you all well.Keep fighting Eddie. Lots of love from Ireland xxx

Anonymous said...

Stay with Eddie, as I know you will do! Do not worry about us! Now , it is you 3 and the loving staff. My prayers are universal, loving thoughts that I believe have power to comfort and be with you in spirit!

Sherri said...

Edward you have a huge following, we are all sending best thoughts. We will be thinking of you and your family today.


Sherri, Luke and Elsa

Constance said...

We're sending all our positive thoughts and prayers to you and Edward. We hope for the best for you. I am in tears thinking about how you are all feeling right now.

Peace,Love,and Poodles said...

I came upon your page/blog through CarolinaPoodle Rescue. Sending up lots of prayers,and the best of wishes to you!!

Fru Fugl said...

Kjemp på så godt og så hardt du kan Eddie.Vi sender så mange og så positive tanker som vi bare greier, Ifa og jeg!

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you. My own pain is not so far gone that I have forgotten the amazing smell of Logan's beautiful black hair as he took his last breath in my arms a few weeks ago."Cookies and Dirt".
Please know that Edward has touched so many across the world and right here right now you are not alone.Peace be with you.
Kay

Tina said...

So sorry to hear about your beloved Eddie. We have 2 black standard poodles, and know how much it hurts to see them ailing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wishing Eddie a full recovery,

Tina and Ben
Mojo and Moxie

Lolo @ The Lyons Din said...

I am so, so sorry. I JUST went through a terrible two week ordeal with my own beloved Lollee Sue. They believe she may have had meningitis! She has recovered nicely, thank God. I hope for a similar miracle for you and Edward. Our prayers will be with you. God bless.

Bobby Clark said...

My heartfelt sympathy for all three of you. Edward is a handsome poodle and I'm sure you have enjoyed much happiness and love with each other. Sending healing light to all of you.

Bob Bartlett said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry that you have this tragedy upon you. Please DO believe in God, He is the one that can heal and comfort. I am praying for a full recovery.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for you. Slippery Elm protects the mucous membranes & has no side effects. I suffer frim severe acid reflux & use it when I have esophagitis & esophagial ulcers. Just a thought it may help Edward. My thaughts are with you. x