Thursday, July 27, 2006

Poor Basil

Basil looks ill. It seems he's inhaled too much of the alcohol in the Frontline spray and it's causing him breathing difficulties. He was hardly breathing at all earlier this evening, felt cool and was both more curled up and more floppy than usual.

Derek on the hog forum says to keep him warm and comfortable, plenty of fresh air and fluids, and the effects will wear off in 24 hours. So I've got him next to me on a heat pad and there's a fan in the room to circulate the air. He does look a little better. I'll give him some water when he's a bit more responsive.

Poor guy. As if he didn't have enough to contend with.


  1. Poor Basil, hope he's better soon Anna.

  2. Poor Basil, it does nt sound good for him, must be awful to see him like this after all the care you gave him when he was young, just have to wait and see if he pulls through, if anyone can do it you will Anna, take care.

  3. Thanks guys.

    Basil's okay today, guess he's a fighter like Rosey!

    I'll admit I wouldn't have been surprised to find he hadn't made it through the night though.

    Fingers crossed anyway, he's still got a lot of healing to do.

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