Thanks to Martin, we managed to get Alphonse to the Vet Aid hospital in Oldbury (that was an interesting journey) where he was seen by a lovely vet. After a good examination, having his temp taken (poor thing was a little on the cold side, a sign his poor little body was starting to shut down) and a long chat, we found that our little piggie is suffering with a bowel infection. Luckily all he should need is some antibiotics, syringe feeding of some special food and plenty of love, affection and care. It does look optimistic, but it is thanks to our friends who have helped us through this.
In myself, I have been a bit on the tired side, but I have been way more invested in making sure my little one gets well again. My biggest worry at the moment will be my ESA assessment, although I have looked at the tariff of points, so hopefully they should see sense on how fragile my asthma can be. If not then I will be appealing and fighting this with every ounce of strength I have. I find the cutbacks that they are making, while most of which are a good idea and won't really cause too much trouble, but the idea of trying to get people like myself who cannot live a normal life due to illness to get in to dangerous jobs where their bodies would fail them is just vile.
I can't put in to words how thankful I am to groups like PDSA whose work runs entirely on donations from the public to help them. Without them, poor little Alphonse wouldn't be here now, they said if he hadn't been seen when he was, we would have almost definitely have lost him. I really do urge people to support groups like this whose only interest is to help the animals they treat.
3 years ago