Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Basil update....

Poor Basil is still poorly, unfortunately he has had yet another stomach upset. I thought he was improving on Monday and resumed his painkiller but that turned out to be a mistake, after speaking with our vet he has confirmed that Basil's stomach is still far too sensitive after the previous upset to tolerate the painkiller he has to take for his hip pain at the moment, so I have to omit giving them to Basil until Friday, this means that any exercise has to be very limited until Basil is able to resume the painkiller. Basil is so tired, I hate to see him like this......


The vet believes that Basil has most certainly developed a food intolerance due to all the upset his stomach has experienced over the past twelve months. We have decided that Basil is to remain on his diet of chicken and rice which he really enjoys and seems to suit his extremely sensitive stomach. The vet is going to find a multivitamin which will make up the nutrients lacking in the bland chicken and rice diet and in six months time Basil will have a blood test to see if he is getting enough nutrients in his diet and if necessary adjust them accordingly.

Get well soon Basil xxx

12 comments:

Willow said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear Basil's no better Jane - hopefully he will recover when he's back on the chicken and rice. It must be so hard for such an active dog not to be able to run around. You're doing such a fine job with him - he must know how much you love him!
Willow x

Compostwoman said...

Oh poor Basil!

Please give him a huge hug from me Jane, poor dog he looks so sad...

I DO hope he feels better soonest!

Slice of life said...

((((((BEAMING)))))) Get well doggy vibes. Aw he looks so fragile!

Greentwinsmummy said...

Oh no :o( poor dear Basil x I hope he gets better soon,he looks so forlorn in the photos poor boy x Hugs to your DH too,sounds like hes been thru the mill
(((((((((((((hugs))))))))))
GTM x x x x

Leanne said...

just catching up with blogs after my week away.. I am sorry to see basil isnt well, and hope he is well again soon. Poor thing, they cant easily tell us what the problem is, he is lucky to have you caring for him. Hugs to you both, I do understand how worried you must have been feeling.

leanne x

aromatic said...

Willow, Compostwoman, Slice of life, Greentwinsmummy, and Leanne Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. Basil is slowly improving regarding his stomach upset. But his legs are becoming very stiff and painful now especially after sitting/lying down. But we have been told yesterday by the vet to leave off his painkillers until Monday to allow his tummy to settle properly. Fingers and toes will be crossed that the painkillers will not be rejected by his digestive system when he begins them again, if they are rejected it will create another upset stomach...
And that will cause a major problem regarding the management of his hip pain... its so worrying!!
Basil loved all your loving vibes and hugs ... thank you!!
Love Jane xxx

liZZie said...

Hello Jane. Thinking about you and Basil and hope things are improving. Also hope you got my email. I am sure that all the loving and caring vibes from the readers of your blog will combine to lift your spirits and ensure you don't feel alone. Seems that majority of bloggers are animal lovers. liZZie x

Ragged Roses said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that Basil is not improving, hopefully soon things will change. I remember giving our dogs chicken and rice when I was little and they were poorly and it always made a difference, fingers crossed. Take care
Kimx

Ruth said...

It's worrying when pets are ill - I've just blogged about our cat Purdy, who is also ill. I will send some healing to Basil

Compostwoman said...

I hope Basil is improved? I have sent you an email and also just to let you know I have tagged you on my blog and its a nice one! Don't worry about joining in if you don't want to, though.

S xx

Compostwoman said...

Give Basil another hug from us....

btw I have tagged you for a Green Meme....details on my blog :-))

ICQB said...

I just found your blog - it's December 5 and I hope Basil is feeling a bit better by now.

I had to do a double take when I saw his pictures - we have a border collie too and he's the same brown/red, but with just a touch of white. His name is Strider. You can see him in a quick little video clip on my blog in this post (he's right after the kitten): http://inconsequentialblogger.blogspot.com/search/label/fall

Give your good doggie a pat for me.