Send your best thoughts to Forrest


Hi everyone, hot on the tail of the post I did about snakes we have had an encounter this morning.

We had the pups out the front yard,Phil was giving the sheepies some feed and I was changing the sheets on our bed…for some reason I opened the front door..to see Forrest rolling his head in the ground with a bit of saliva hanging out of his mouth…I knew straight away he had something…well he flung this thing in the air…a baby Eastern Brown snake approximately I foot long..i called him with treats and in he came ..Doc too..i yelled at Phil to get up here quick smart…the snake was still alive and we had to dispatch it..we needed to take it to the vet with us for identification and I am sorry but a live snake is not coming with me.

So Forrest seemed fine but of course the car trip was making him excited and pumping adrenalin which we didn’t want.

Dr Liz took one look explained it was what I thought a baby Eastern Brown..so we discussed what to do..she checked Forrests eyes his heart rate ..watched him walking etc…then we had to get a bloodsample…he freaked at the sound of the clippers but with all four of us we managed to get a sample..Dr Liz did the coagulation test..the limit being 15…Forrest had a 17 and she explained the sample was a really clean one so most likely he had been bitten..i almost burst nto tears but I didn’t want Forrest to get more stressed..so then Dr Liz explained the antivenene treatment…she would put a drip of fluids in then slowly administer the antiv. as too fats and they can go into anaphalaxis…we wrestled with poor Forrest again to get a dripline in and then we went back to the consult room to wait…liver treats made it all better..so we had been with Forrest and Dr Liz checking his vitals on and off..no reaction to the antiv. which is good…so once it was all in his system we went with Dr Liz and took Forrest to a cage to settle…of course when he saw doggies in the cage next to him he went bonkers again….they were Dr Rayya’s pups as she must have been in doing some work…so they of course just ignored Forrests barking.

So as I type this we are at home…Dr Liz will take a wee sample to check for blood and also the venom..sadly the babies are deadlier than the adults as they go full venom and crazy like teenagers…Forrest is so far ok he is not out of the woods yet and we await a call to say he is fine so we can bring him home…please send your prayers our way as my BOO BOO means the world to me and I want him home where he should be …

Thankyou Dr Liz and nurse Serina…

100 thoughts on “Send your best thoughts to Forrest

  1. HOLY CRAP!! Oh Forrest!!! Dude, I am sendin’ all the POTP I can and TONS of AireZens for you and your peeps!!! Just lookin’ at your handsome face makes me swoon, and I can’t even imagine anythings happenin’ to you! You must be like me…huntin’ and playin’ with our catch…Ma worries I might do somethin’ like that, cause that’s how I roll !
    Maybe I’ll think twice next time…
    Sendin’ healin’ vibes!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯β™₯

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    • Thanks so much Ruby..we just had a call that we can come and get him ! his wee has no blood so we just need to monitor him for a few days….I am so glad..thought I would have a stroke! it got in our house yard somehow…rotten thing…perhaps you need to be careful too sweet Ruby!! hugs and lovies and thankyous Fozziemum …..and Forrest too of course!

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    • Thankyou so much ..he is one lucky boy and now home after wee tests showed no blood etc..very lucky boy indeed..we just need to keep an eye on him for the next 48hours..which I think he will spend trying to get the bandage off his leg!

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  2. I just wish the snakes would stay on there side and leave you and the furries alone Bev. I am so sorry to hear that it bit sweet Forrest. The naughty snake! Sending lots of good energies and thoughts to all of you so Forrest can get better soon. πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

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      • I am very glad to hear that Bev. He will be just fine and can thank his mommy for knowing something was wrong. πŸ˜€ *big hugs* xxx

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        • Thanks so much …I hope he forgives us for shaving his neck and legs and jabbing him…better than the alternative…now my eyes are really on the prize!! big hugs back to you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Bev xxx

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    • Thnaks so much Ku and also to your lovely Mama..Forrest is home with us and his wee tests were fine so he is very lucky!! we need to watch him for 48 hours just in case..so all the healing light is very welcome πŸ™‚ lovies to you and Mama Fozziemum xxxx

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  3. Oh how just plain AWFUL for you and Forrest……We hope and pray that the quick treatment will keep him safe and with rest and love he’ll be fine. I absolutely HATE that you have to worry about this incredible danger there and that the animals are all at risk with those deadly snakes about. Sending Hugs……

    Pam and Sam

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    • Thankyou so much Pam and Sam..he is thankfully snoring away tonight on his bed in the loungeroom with is…such a fright and so soon after my post yesterday! we got to him quickly and hopefully he will be just fine…48hrs we will keep a close eye on him but the signs are very good! Thankyou for your lovely hugs and thoughts…we must be wary as there must be young’uns out…hugs and lovies Bev and Forrest xxxx

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    • Lucky indeed…I have no idea how long he had it ..but I am sure it wasn’t long due to it still being alive..he is fine so far and is resting in the loungeroom..shaved patches on his neck and leg but dinner in his tummy and snoring..we will have their beds in with us tonight to keep an eye on him 48hrs will see how he goes…and yes can’t believe the timing! thanks so much πŸ™‚ Fozziemum

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    • Molly he is so far fine..he was picked up from the vets and is on 48hr watch…he has had his dinner and spent the day chilled out…he is now snoring his head off….sheesh I may never sleep again…so we will have the boys in our room tonight just in case…I hope and think we dodged a bullet today…thankyou for your lovely POTP..hoping all the good thoughts have kept him safe πŸ™‚ hugs and lovies Fozziemum xxx

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    • He is home and snoring his sweet head off …just need to watch him for 48hrs…he has had the best treatment and we hopefully caught him quickly…seems we dodged one very dangerous bullet my sweet friend so dry those tears and we send you a big hug ((((hugs)))) Fozziemum xxxx

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        • Pocupines have nasty quills indeed..but yes sadly we do have the second deadliest land snake in the world right here…Forrest ahs been very lucky and so have we…very lucky…we will head to bed soon and keep a close on him…promise πŸ™‚ xxx

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  4. oh no! yesterday we wrote about snakes…and today they attacked you, Forrest. I fortunately had the next post as the first ( thanks WP this time the chaos was helpful) . Many thanks to your peeps and Dr. Liz and Serina for helping my buddy Forrest.

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    • Indeed..it was too coincidental….or not..phew…Dr Liz and Serina were wonderful and we all acted so quickly I think we were incredibly lucky..not so lucky the snake who had to go to his maker ..so small and still could kill 15 adult humans even at that size…oh boy.what a day..sitting in the sunshine with both the pups late yesterday just thinking I was so lucky they were both with me…thanks Easy for your lovely care and concern πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xxxx

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    • Madi thankyou so much…this morning the big goofball is up and happy and waiting now for brekkie!!! we dodged a deadly bullet this time! hugs to you Fozziemum and Forrest xxx

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  5. Poor Forrest had no idea of the danger he was in, he was probably confused as to why you took his toy away. I’m glad he seems fine and I am sending good thoughts your way. Snakes abound in your life don’t they?

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    • Thankyou so much πŸ™‚ yes he was a bit peeved…until I shouted treats and he dropped it….he is up and fine this morning so hoping no setbacks….and yes I did say I was like some damn snake whisperer…..sheesh

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  6. Here is a clear cut case of IRONY! Posting about snakes & then Forrest having an encounter with one…coincidence can be horrifying!!! We prayed alot last nite when we found out via FB about Forrest & we are stil praying for Forrest to recover fully! What a scary experience you have all had.
    Sending prayers & healing vibes & so much love to all. ❀ ❀ ❀
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too

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    • Thanks for the prayers my friend..yes ironic!! cussed myself out for that!!!! it was damn scary..my poor Boo Boo had no idea why all the fast moving fuss and mayhem that followed..he is up and had brekkie and seemingly non the worse.apart from busting for a wee this morning due to the iv fluids…he really needed to go in a hurry and was peeing for Australia πŸ™‚ Love Bev and the whole family xxxx

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  7. Bev, I am so sorry your sweet Forrest had to endure this scary life threatening snake bite. We have mostly rattlesnakes around here and yes, the younger they are the stronger their venom. And sorry but I kill them if I find them as they shouldn’t be anywhere near where we actually live. But once, Souther Calif, we did have a young one in our garage and Peter sent him to his maker…I hope Forrest is now out of the watch zone and doing well. Linda

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    • Thanks so much Linda…I hate to kill anything but 11 acres and it’s in our house yard….plus to positively id it at the vets..well even at this size it can kill 15 adults so it was not going to come in the car alive! We walk the pups on lead around the property during snake season to keep them and the snakes apart but this was different..i thank my lucky stars I just happened to see him..and that we acted quickly with great vets….Forrest is fine this morning he was up early busting for a wee from all the iv fluids and has just had brekkie and settled on his bed.. dodged a bullet!!! hugs Bev xx

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  8. Bev this is so awful and we are keeping everything crossed her that Forrest is home real soon where he belongs. I am so glad you got there in time well when you did to get him straight to the vets, Hugs to you all xxxx

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  9. LOL over Forrest needing a wee this morning!!!
    He is such a venerable old dog & I am sure he knew you were doing your best for him!!!
    What a wild few days you have had; okay time for nothing interesting at all to happen….
    A girl can hope right??
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xxxxx

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    • Well yes….I need some quiet now..but I will be watching the ground like a damn hawk now….hurry up winter..send all the snakies to their hidey holes…..;) Luvs Bev and gang xxx

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    • Same here…we cant live in fear though that’s the thing…we could all hide away but that is no life…just do the best we can and keep vigilant…let’s face it I could get stung by a bee and croak…life has a way of sorting things out…Love ya back Bev and the whole can of twits here xxxx

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  10. Thank goodness Forrest is doing OK. What the heck, buddy! You are one lucky doggie to have such a quick-thinking mom! Stay brave. Mom and I are sending prayers and happy, healing thoughts.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Thanks Cupcake….wasn’t my idea of a great day BOL…I am furry lucky indeed I feel great today an glad I am not bein poked and jabbed an prodded anymore!! thanks so furry much fur the prayers and good thoughts..i feelz em all the way down under !! Hugs and paw pats Forrest xxxx

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  11. Poor Forrest; I hope he is doing OK. I’m glad that you got him to the vet right away and they had the correct medicine to treat him. We will send lots of good thoughts and prayers for Forrest. Get well soon buddy.

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    • Judy and kitties πŸ™‚ thanks so much for your lovely prayers and thoughts..Forrest is one lucky lucky boy..he is fine today..eating relaxing and just as if nothing had happened….yes the vet was able to get the right Antiv due to an accurate id of the snake..and quick treatment makes all the difference. We are so lucky to have him here with us today!! hugs to you xxx

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  12. Glad to hear he is up and smiling today. I think you started a snake invite yesterday as after me saying I quite like red bellied blacks, I just went outside to feed my magpies and saw a metre
    long slithering alongside the deck and went and got the camera, back in time to photograph it going under steps. So I will use other steps.

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    • Oh dear….snake week! yep use the ther steps..they are beautiful the red-bellies…and much more demure than the old aggro Browns..pretty sure this one was a late summer hatchling about a month old I think so makes sense…there will be more so on watch they don’t have the smarts of an older brown…:) and thanks Forrest is just fine..huge relief!! I look forward to some pics πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum x

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      • In case you need a bit more snake saga this w’end….lol! I just went out to my water tanks, congratulating myself for actually remembering to not use those steps… coming back, bent over to pick up a bit of wood in the long grass… hello black snake literally a foot away from my hand! It didn’t move far just enough to let me know it was there. I haven’t bothered to mow what little grass was left as it is pretty much all dead anyway.
        Yes I was wearing my snake skin shoes, but they are brown not black.

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  13. You are right we cann ot stop living but we can be careful or a bit more vigilant about pur surroundings….I lose that during Winter months & then I have to hone my eyes & ears when I am out & about…
    I want to be here for a long time πŸ˜‰
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too

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    • Same here..winter I don’t stress..snakes don’t hibernate they just don’t come out ..and they tend to be slower…I plan on sticking around too…;) Bev and gang xxxxx

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  14. I’m reading your posts in the wrong order, which I’m pleased about as I know the end of the story. But still a scary moment and my heart goes out to you xxx

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    • Hahahaah yes backwards would be better for me too!!! scary alright….to think that a tiny little snake can kill 20 adults ….what an amazing creature…as long as it isn’t being rolled on by my pup!!! xx

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  15. My goodness Forrest! I’m so pleased all is well (I’m also reading backwards)! Fozziemum, I so feel for you, I can only imagine how scary this was…again. Who would have thought something so tiny could be so deadly! We are sending lots of recovery hugs to you all!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

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    • Thankyou guys..yes he is fine…very lucky to see him here snoring in his bed after brekkie! and yes even as a tiny baby this snake is deadly!! husg back and thankyou lovies Fozziemum xx

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    • Thankyou Basil….Forrest is one very very lucky boy!!he is home safe and sound and seemingly none worse for the wear….snoring by the fire I am relieved beyond words πŸ™‚ hugs to you Fozziemum xxx

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  16. Our snakes hibernate….with all the snow they have to. As it is almost April I think it will be a slow year for wildlfie & birds reproducing.
    That is one reason I like 4 seasons….i would be nervous/scared to live somewhere with venomous critters & no hibernation period….
    I am a B-I-G chicken!!!!!
    LOL….

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    • Ours just hide…the news last night a man was bitten by a brown in Canberra…and the dude was saying watch out they are still around on nice days…ahhh yep know that!! he was lucky it was a dry bite…sheesh…hahahaha I am no hero believe me!! hahahhaah πŸ™‚

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  17. UGH that is no fun!! Dry bite?? Meaning no venom? I am not familiar with this term.
    I also have never been bitten by a snake & pray I never am!!!
    You are my SHERO Bev!!!!
    Sherri-Ellen xo

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    • Yep when they strike and hold back venom…the adults do it as if they use all their venom on what they know is not food it takes a long time to re build their supply..the reason why juveniles are so bad because they haven’t yet learnt to control the release and will strike at anything…like teens…I am surely no SHERO hahahhahah πŸ™‚ loves BEV XXX

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  18. Wow this I did not know. It makes perfect sense tho’. I am so glad you know about snakes & how they behave & what to do in case of emergency! Hence YOU are my SHERO & there is no getting around that dear Bev!!!
    (((HUGS))) I hope the Fibro did not rear its’ ugly head!
    Love Sherri-Ellen xoxo

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    • Aww thanks my sweet πŸ™‚ and yes Fibro has me flat again..i have to head in to town then that’s it for me..going to start a fire..yes it is cold yay! and yes have had rain all night and this morning..yay! so fire and pups and kitties and snuggles..Love Bev xxxxxx and ((((hugs)))) back πŸ™‚

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  19. Hi Bev: Sorry I have been AWOL>>my Hyperostosis flare-up & the pain has been *out of this world*. Like you I am soildering on & out daily doing errands & banking…I am feeling alot of fatigue too. We need a VACA!!!!
    Guess what?? It has been RAINING here sine Thursday nite!!! It is wonderful!!! LOL when have I EVER said that????
    Fingers crossed this is IT for Winter!
    How are you feeling today?
    Love Sherri-Ellen xoxo

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    • Oh I do hope winter is AWOL…we need it here hahaha πŸ™‚ I am sorry you have been crook..i know the feeling and it really saps the life out of you to be in pain ..hoping your day is brighter today my friend hugs and love Bev xx

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  20. Had more rain!! YEAH!!! So I think we can say Spring is here finally! Saw Cheeks the Chipmunk the past 3 days & a raccoon. Always a good sign. The pain has settled down. I think the weather plays a part in it for sure. I am off to do groceries for the coming month. Doug delivered NB’s cat food & litter last nite so that is done. Banking is done. Got to Stokes for new corkboard placemats. So making progress.
    I have some fatigue still so I wil be staying home Sun & Mon & resting as much as I can!!
    Hope you are better too.
    Love Sherri-Ellen xoxoxo
    P.S.: Sorry for the previous post’s spelling errors: pain does that to me πŸ˜‰

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    • Hahahaah my spelling goes awry too!! so no need to explain πŸ™‚ glad spring is finally arriving we had rain overnight and it’ gone now but warming up again…much like me bwahahaha.I hope you do get some rest the next few days..the weather up and down does make a difference to how we feel..gets in your bones!! I feel a bit better just tired now not so achey πŸ™‚ hugs and love Bev xxx

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  21. Late sunday nite here now: I am coming down with a cold I think or Flu..something…UGH!!!
    U had a good day today. Am staying in tomorrow…might even end up in bed most of the day.
    There has been no snow or rain so the pain has calmed down. still below freezing here tho’. Spring forgot Canada!
    Love you oodles, Sherri-Ellen xo

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    • For pete’s sake the weather!!!! we have had humid hot days again..Autumn has forgotten us too..i think stay in bed and rest..don’t go pushing yourself.I won’t be getting a flu shot this year…had the first one ever last year and Phil and I both have never been so sick at the same time…lucky the dogs and cats didn’t gnaw our festering selves bwahahhahaha πŸ™‚ hugs and lovies Bev xxxx

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  22. No Spring here; no Autumn there!! Soemthing is definitely wrong with our planet!! I spent most of the day flat on my back. i feel rough! Definiely Sinusitis…UGH….
    I am allergic to Flu shot so do not get them. They have alot of side effects.
    I hope you had a better day yourself. Sorry I am a bit disjointed tonite. Going to make a cuppa & watch “New Tricks”.
    Love you Bev. xoxo

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