Beardie Bows

Thursday 6 June 2013

Sorrell Says Thank You!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and if in the UK enjoying the sunshine!

Today I have a card to share with you which I am so thankful to have made.  Over the Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK our lives were sent into turmoil when quite suddenly one of our beloved Beardies became very ill.  On the Friday morning my husband went downstairs to be confronted with a kitchen floor covered in blood!  I was summoned to the scene and quickly ascertained that it was Sorrell that was in trouble ~ she was huddled up in front of the washing machine in the utility room.  I checked her gums and they were very pale.  After clearing the mess and washing Sorrell I called the Vets for an appointment.

Once I had explained to the Vet what had happened and she had examined her, the decision was that Sorrell needed to be admitted and be put on a drip to re-hydrate ~ at this point I didn't know what was wrong with her ~ the Vet even mentioned poison!

Over the course of the next 48 hours we waited for numerous phone calls ~ Sorrell had been transferred by ambulance to the main Veterinary Centre in Warwick on Friday evening where there is 24 hour care.  She had another 'episode' on the Saturday morning and from what the Vet said it was as bad as the one we had discovered.  It started to dawn on us that she might not make it back home at all.

By Sunday morning we were in bits and hanging on the telephone for news, finally the Vet called and said Sorrell had eaten a small amount of chicken and would call later with a progress report.  At around 4.30pm the phone rang, the first time it had been out of my hand all day, and Hubby picked up the call ~ Sorrell was coming home!  

We went across to pick her up and the Vet said she had had Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis and having looked this up on the tinter web (as you do) it can be fatal if not treated swiftly.  Once home, you would not have known anything had been wrong with Sorrell (except for the pink bandage with purple hearts on that was wrapped around her leg where the IV drip had been) she was bright and alert and VERY hungry!

So, this is the card I made to send to the Vets to say a huge Thank You for saving Sorrell's life.

This wonderful image is from the hugely talented Marianne, it is of her Beardie Mylo and is available to purchase as a digi image ~ thank you Marianne.


Image: Bearded Collie Digi coloured with Copics
Cardstock: Scraps from my scrap box
Sentiment: Bazzill Basics ~ Thank You Rub-On
Pearls: Hobbyhouse 5mm ~ Chocolate Heaven

Well that's all for today, except just a wee picture of our newest family member Holly having breakfast in bed (the sofa).

Thank you for stopping by today and for all the lovely comments you all leave ~ I do enjoy reading them all.


sam21ski said...

OMGosh Bev, I am soooo pleased everything is now okay. Having actually known Sorrel and seen her this made you post all the more traumatic for me, so heaven knows what you were going through whilst she was in the vets.

Great news to hear that she is back to her normal self, very surprising how quickly they bounce back after a major problem.

Also great to see Holly has fitted in very well and has made herself at home.

Great digi image by Marianne too - she's so talented isn't she.

Sam, Martin and a big lick to everyone from Fraz xxx

Sharon said...

Thank goodness Sorrel is ok now. I be waiting for that phone call seemed like an eternity.
Holly looks so cute eating her breakfast on the sofa.
Hugs Sharon. x

Marianne said...

I'm so glad that Sorrel is well again. I've been reading about it at the link you gave and it sounds really horrible. Thank god you went so quickly to the vet otherwise she probably would not have made it. So great you used my digi for Sorrel's thankyou-card and thanks for mentioning me. You make me blush :-))
And is it only Holly that gets spoiled like that ??? Lovely photograph!
xxx Marianne

Crafty Lark said...

So pleased all is well, I love the card you have made and the way you have framed the gorgeous image. xx Flora

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card Bev, I love the image and what a lovely card to send to your vet. So glad to hear Sorrel is ok, best wishes xx

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