Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tragedy Strikes when Jasper Stays!

Jasper was staying with Nanna Moyna and Grandpa John while his Mum and Dad (Jude and Steve) were away on holiday in Greece, he had been coming out with me, Mum and Auntie Ashley for long walks in the evening down to the lakes, through the woodlands, to the pit pony and the fishing ponds he was enjoying playing with me each night and loved being spoilt while staying with Nan ..... but then tragedy struck!
Me and Mum were cuddled up on the sofa and the phone rang, it was Nanna Moyna, she was in a panic and explained that Jasper had swallowed something from in the grass while on a walk with Grandpa John and was coughing and wheezing and gagging and they didn’t know what to do!
So Mum ran over to see what was wrong, she had a look at Jasper, she tried to put her fingers in his throat and tried to make him sick but he wouldn’t bring anything up, so Mum rang the Vet for advice and they advised her to bring him in for an emergency check-up and treatment. Mum registered Jasper at my Vet, she was excellent, she knew Jasper's breed, age, colour and any past problems that he had, Mum loves Jasper to bits and knows him very well and so we all got in the car and were off to the Vet. Jasper sat in the back of the car with Nan and was still making odd choking noises.
We got to the vet and Jasper was looked over, he wouldn’t let the vet open his mouth so had to be sedated, Mum had to sign a form to agree to treatment and they gave him some anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers and we had to leave him for a few hours! Jasper was good and went with the Vet happily!
Mum took me on a walk, we were both anxious and rang the vet once we were home and they said he was doing fine, he had just woken up and we could go down to collect him, so off we went again back to the vet. The Vet said that they couldn’t find anything wrong but said it may have been an attack of Jasper's, he has problems with his trachea (his throat) and can get out of breath in a sort of doggy asthma attack, it’s very frightening when he has one, he also suffers from pancreatitis too, so he doesn’t have much luck really love him!
The Vet said to keep him calm, give him the medicine they prescribed and to feed him soft food, they said if he was sick, stopped eating or drinking, if he became noticeably lethargic or in pain to being him back to the vet immediately.
Luckily Jasper was fine, he had lots of rest and wet food and after a few days Jude and Steve came home, they were told what happened and he had to keep taking his medicine for a while but the sad thing was that I wasn’t allowed to see him and didn’t even say goodbye to him when he went back home with his Mum and Dad in Pembroke!

The good news is that I will be going down for an overnight stay with Mum and Dad to Pembroke to be with Jasper, Jude and Steve really soon!
Jasper is better now so no juju needed I just wanted to tell you what happened!


  1. Oh Frank - my heart was in my mouth when I read all about that attack of Jaspers!!! Thank goodness he didn't swallow anything yukky...... but we can give our peeps such scares can't we?? Sorry you didn't get to say goodbye - but you will see him soon I'm sure!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  2. Oh no! Just like the comment above, we were afraid for Jasper. Wow, glad he is ok. That must have been soooo scary for all of you. I'm sure his parents were glad they left him in good hands. Even though you didn't get to say goodbye, he knows you love him!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  3. Glad Jasper is OK. Have a scare free day.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. I am glad that Jasper got over that scary thingy and is sooooo well that he doesn't even need JuJu or any thingy.

  5. Hi Frank,

    Oh my! That is really scary! So glad Jasper is doing good.


  6. My moms and me were so afraid as we were reading we were all in tears! We did not want to read the end,,,,, but the end was ok - thank goodness!
    I am glad Jasper is doing better.

  7. We were so scared reading this, thank goodness he is ok!

    urban hounds

  8. That must've been so scary for everyone :( I'm glad he's ok!

  9. oh my! hope he's ok! good job your ma knew what to do! sounds scary! get well soon! xxx