Hobkin Update: Still Touch and Go

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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14 Responses to Hobkin Update: Still Touch and Go

  1. lisamantchev says:

    *sending happy, healthy, healing thoughts to him*

  2. alan_yee says:

    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.

  3. amysisson says:

    Will be thinking of you! I’m glad you got him to eat, and that he’s home with you tonight.

  4. ogre_san says:

    Poor thing. Hope he feels better soon.

  5. 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.

  6. tltrent says:

    *big love for the skunky one* And you, too. I know what that kind of night is like…So glad you have excellent vet care, from the sound of it.

  7. shaolingrrl says:

    I believe in Hobkin. It worked for Tinkerbell, and it’ll damn-well work for your little guy.

  8. jmward14 says:

    Sending good thoughts to all of you.

  9. dream_wind says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the little guy. I hope everything works out.

  10. gannet says:

    Poor Hobkin!

    I hope things went well last night and that he’s doing better this morning.

  11. threeoutside says:

    You’re all in my heart. Give him a pat-pat for me.

  12. dungeoneer says:

    Fingers crossed. The cutest skunk in the world deserves every chance coming to him.

  13. madwriter says:

    Good luck, Hobkin!

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