Monday, June 29, 2009


It’s been nearly a week since I last posted here, the longest gap there has been on this blog. The reason for this has been that Kep has been very ill and both Caz and I have been very worried about him.

It started Friday morning; he could hardly walk and was finding it impossible to hold his head straight and his eye were ticking side to side, like a speeding metronome. We both thought he had had something like a stroke and got him to the vets as soon as they were open. The vet said it looked like brain damage of some sort and pumped him full of drugs, then asked us to bring him back the next day to see if he was improving. I have to admit I thought that it was going to be the end for Kep and the rest of the day was spent trying to keep him as comfortable as possible and stopping him from hurting himself as he staggered around the house.

Saturday morning brought a slight improvement and a trip to see another vet at our local practice who said it could be Vestibular Syndrome and that he could well recover some what over the space of a few weeks. So we have spent the bulk of the weekend watching over him and encouraging him to do as much as he can, while still staying safe.

The result is a much improved dog, he is still nowhere like the old Kep, but he is definitely in there and fighting to come out. At the moment he is lying down stairs making this one of the only blog post I’ve written when he has not been lying at my feet.

Photo for the day is Kep out in the water, this is where he is his happiest, splashing around and no doing as he is told.

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Kasia said...

Fingers crossed for Kep, I'm sure he'll be fine :)

Anonymous said...

Good to hear he's already doing a bit better. I hope he will fully recover!

aims said...

Oh sweetie. I know how you feel - how your stomach hurts because you are so worried about your beloved Kep.

My thoughts are with you and I hope Kep keeps improving.

Anonymous said...

All my best to you, Caz and Kep. I am praying for Kep to recover, and not have any pain.

And what is it about a dog in the water? Moonbeam seems to lose all his hearing and responding to "Moonbeam NO NO!!!" when he is in the water.


Martin Rye said...

Fingers crossed here to Brett. Hope he is back to full health soon.

Daryl said...

I hope he recovers fully .. Aims sent me here the other day and I hope you dont mind but I have added you to my blogroll... keeping you and Kep in my thoughts

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Sending warm thoughts and well wishes for Kep, and you and Caz. Please do keep us posted.

Suburbia said...

Poor Kep, sorry he's ill.

Lisa B said...

only just catching up now, hope Kep is much better by now, thinking of you all :)

Isunia said...

:O Oh now! I hope he will get better!

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