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Hobkin Update: Still Touch and Go

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Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes and supportive comments. They're very much appreciated.

We didn't end up taking Hobkin to Athens. Our vet got him stabilized in an oxygen box with periodic Albuterol treatments and gave him a Lasix injection to decrease the fluid in his lungs, but Hobkin refused to eat anything at the vet’s all day. However, when I got there, I managed to coax him to eat a decent-sized (and messy) meal from my hands; the trade-off between overnight veterinary care versus him stressing out and not eating with strangers wasn’t a good one. So he’s at home now in a makeshift oxygen tent. fosteronfilm and I are watching him in shifts tonight. If Hobkin gets worse, we’ll be rushing him to the emergency vet/critical care clinic which has been alerted to expect us. First thing tomorrow, we’re taking him back to our vet's for another Lasix injection and another day of observation in the oxygen box.

I’m cautiously optimistic, but it’s still definitely touch and go. And it's going to be a long night.
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On January 21st, 2010 02:13 am (UTC), micheleis replied:
Same here. I'll be thinking of you all.
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On January 21st, 2010 02:04 am (UTC), alan_yee commented:
Poor little guy. I'll keep Hobkin in my thoughts, since I know how it feels when an animal companion is sick. Hope he gets better, and soon.
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On January 21st, 2010 02:46 am (UTC), amysisson commented:
Will be thinking of you! I'm glad you got him to eat, and that he's home with you tonight.
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On January 21st, 2010 03:11 am (UTC), ogre_san commented:
Poor thing. Hope he feels better soon.
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On January 21st, 2010 03:12 am (UTC), naamah_darling commented:
I will be thinking of him. I know you're terribly worried about him, and I am sorry we-your-flist can't do more to help besides offer our hearts and prayers.
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On January 21st, 2010 04:58 am (UTC), shaolingrrl commented:
I believe in Hobkin. It worked for Tinkerbell, and it'll damn-well work for your little guy.
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On January 21st, 2010 05:03 am (UTC), jmward14 commented:
Sending good thoughts to all of you.
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On January 21st, 2010 10:06 am (UTC), dream_wind commented:
My thoughts and prayers are with the little guy. I hope everything works out.
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On January 21st, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC), threeoutside commented:
You're all in my heart. Give him a pat-pat for me.
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On January 21st, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC), dungeoneer commented:
Fingers crossed. The cutest skunk in the world deserves every chance coming to him.
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On January 22nd, 2010 01:38 am (UTC), madwriter commented:
Good luck, Hobkin!
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