An update on Dudley’s story:
Dudley lived with directors Alan and Vicky Robinson. He started having seizures in August 2017. He went back to Dick White Referrals and after further tests he had 9 more coils inserted because the shunt was not sufficiently occluded. Following surgery, Dudley was in good health despite raised Bile Acid levels. He continued his medicated antibiotics and anticonvulsants and was seen for regular checkups. Sadly, despite this additional medical intervention, his fitting continued and on the 25th April 2018 he had a massive seizure whilst Alan and Vicky were away in Australia. Jack and Rosie rushed him to the vet, but he passed away before they could get him there.
Dudley was a massive part of the team here at Vet Dynamics, and his loss was felt by us all. He will be forever membered as a sweet, bouncy and loveable friend and is a constant reminder of why we all love the work we do and the vocation we have chosen.
He lives with Wilfred the Jack Russell Terrier and two cats Nellie and Nemo. He is insured, fully vaccinated and has his regular worming and flea control.
At 12 weeks old he was diagnosed with a suspected Porto-Systemic Shunt by one of our Platinum Academy vets at Downes Vets while on a practice visit.
Further investigation at a specialist centre using ultrasound and MRI technology the diagnosis was confirmed as a large and severe intra-hepatic portosystemic shunt. This was repaired by two ‘Coiling’ operations carried out at Dick White Referrals by Simon Tappin.
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Dudley’s experiences give us real-life insights into first-opinion and referral practices in the UK. Platinum Academy members have been following his progress since the start of his heroic journey and has provided many leaning experiences for the Platinum group.
Thanks to all that have contributed.