Prayers, Crossed Fingers, Lucky Charms, Anything

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by olli, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Having read about Ruby's encounter with a snake a while back on the forum I unnerved because we too live in a place with snakes. Now, to my shock and horror, my own beloved Bella is fighting for her life after a snake bite.

    It happened when we weren't around in the garden of our house. It took a while to realise what had happened and the blood tests confirmed she was past the point were anti venom would work. She on all kinds of drips and medicines to fix her bad blood. It's not looking good. If there's no improvement tomorrow we'll be trying a blood transfusion - last resort and high risk. So say one for Bella please.

    Whatever the outcome, I'm not going to be around for a while.
  2. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Oh, I'm so very sorry. Of course will be praying for the tide to turn.
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Sorry to hear that, olli! All the best to Bella!
  4. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    So sorry to hear this. I do hope Bella recovers. My fingers are tightly crossed.

    Best wishes.
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Sorry to hear Olli. Hang in there with her and I'll be hoping for the best.

  6. texascbx

    texascbx Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Sorry to hear about Bella.

    In Texas, there is a shot you can give your dog for rattlesnake bites. It also helps to some degree with other viper bites.

    Most vets in west Texas offer it because of the prevalence of rattlesnakes and dogs bitten so much out there.
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Oh, Olli, I am so sorry to read this but very hopeful that Bella can pull through. Finger crossed and everything else. Please keep us posted. Bella is in my prayers.
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    That's sad news - hopefully Bella's fighting spirit and the care of the vets will have the right result.
  9. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Very sorry to hear it Olli, I'm sure your vets will be fighting for her all the way. In the meantime, your friends across the world are with you in solidarity. I lost a dog to poisoning. I know what this is like. Remember to do the basic stuff for yourself - eat sleep wash.

    Thinking of you
  10. Brian

    Brian Top Veteran

    Jul 7, 2010
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

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  11. Prayers for Bella indeed, poor little thing :( All the best to both of you, Olli.
  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I'm so sorry Olli, I'll do all of the above.
  13. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    My thoughts are with you at this time.
  14. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Prayers for all of you, Olli
  15. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Thanks to all for your sympathy and support. Right now Bella is just hanging on. Tonight she will be getting a blood transfusion. We can only hope and pray - no guarantees.
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Olli, we are all with you and yours pulling for Bella. I know I'm not alone in appreciating your update.
  17. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Thanks BB. MY vet is going to start the transfusion about 9pm and she tells me its going to take 10-12 hours so it's going to be a long night. Just clinging on and hoping for the best.
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  18. My big fat fingers are well and truly crossed for you guy's!!!!
  19. stanleyk

    stanleyk Top Veteran

    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    Olli- Since I'm almost camera-less I haven't been here in a while. I came on to leave some feedback. Don't know quite why I clicked on this one. I don't think anyone who hasn't lived with a dog can truly understand how much you can love them. I wish there something I could say to comfort you. I think I know what you are going through. I will say dogs are more resilient than most people think. I will be thinking of you and Bella and hoping for the best. I have to believe everything will be OK. My thoughts are with you and Bella today.
  20. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I am hoping that since Bella has fought this long a transfusion will give her the boost she needs. My prayers continue. Thank you for taking the time to update us on her condition.