Thursday, January 9, 2014

a trip to the vet

thanks to everyone for your concern and well wishes for bailey. she started feeling bad tuesday morning at 3.15am and had to go out for an emergency poop, and then again at 4.45am. all day she had the runs and the shakes. she wasn't very hungry and hadn't eaten much, so she was getting weak. again yesterday morning she woke up before dawn with an emergency visit to the "bathroom". i called the vet at 9am, because over 24 hours of the runs can't be good for a little 4# doggie. he took some blood, checked her poop, gave her 3 shots and i came home with 2 prescriptions. [doc said there have been a lot of cases of pancreatitis lately, so that's why he wanted to check her blood.]

when we got home, all she wanted to do was sleep in the warm sun.


she slept all afternoon and all evening. for dinner she had some chicken soup i had made for her, and looked to be feeling a little better, but then back to sleep. she didn't have any more runs after the doctor visit, so hopefully that's over with. the doctor will call today with the results from her blood work and poop sample. fingers crossed for some good news.


UPDATE: doc just called and her blood work looks good! red blood cell count, check. white blood cell count, check. liver, check. kidneys, check. no signs of pancreatitis. whew! still waiting on her fecal test. since pancreatitis is ruled out, now he is hoping she didn't pick up something from the cats or possums that frequent our yard.

until we meet again my friends-

13 comments:

  1. Poor little one! Hope she is on the way to recovery and it is nothing more serious than a little virus or something.

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  2. Hope the vet has some good news.

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  3. Oh Bailey, I sure hope you feel better soon. *Cuddles*
    Oz

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  4. Thinking good thoughts for Bailey.
    Love Noodles

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  5. crossing our paws that the little one is feeling better soon! xoxo

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  6. Did he do an xray of her tummy? Also, you can give her pedialyte. Poor little mite. I am praying for her!

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  7. Please tell everyone as soon as you get some kind of information from the vet. We've got our paws crossed that she gets well soon and back to her smiling, spunky self.

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  8. So happy to hear she is doing better and that she will soon be back to be her usual gorgeous self. It's just terrible when our little fur babies get sick. I am also praying for her.

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  9. Ohhh, poor little sweetheart, you can see she is not well.
    Hope she is a lot better today with the meds.
    Lynne x

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  10. You are doing all the right things, now all we can do is offer our prayers, you have mine

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  11. Glad to hear the vet results so far are good. Sending her a hug and kiss with hopes that she will continue to feel better.

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  12. Ok, this is VERY scary. I am going through the EXACT same thing right now. Waiting for blood test results. Mom is very nervous
    Lily

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  13. Oh Noes!!! I'm havin' the same thing Bailey! I'm feelin' betters now with some metronidazole, butts my appetite and poops aren't where they should be, butts I'm betters. I hope you are feelin' top notch soon gurl!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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