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Friday, 1 July 2011

Potentially tough decisions ahead

Diablo had his visit to the vet this morning . I was reasonably optimistic - he was brighter and more alert , still not keen to take a bottle but his belly seemed full enough. Anyway, the vet kept him for a few hours and then rang with the news I dreaded - it is not simple or even probable that it can be solved. It seems that he has mal-formed kidneys , resulting in urine not being passed to the bladder effectively . Currently we are awaiting blood results , but it seems that we are not sure how this will progress. It may be that his body will adjust at regular intervals , but equally he may not be able to survive and I must look at the possibility of euthanasia . Not a happy night ahead!

4 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

So sorry to hear that Suzanne...poor little man...I don't envy you your possible decisions, as you say a tough night.

Rosemary said...

Very sad news - best wishes

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Poor you, poor Diablo. Fingers crossed.

Lois Evensen said...

Awww. I hope you have better news by now.