Pre-Spay Bloodwork - BAH!

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Pre-Spay Bloodwork - BAH!

Postby JokerGirl » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:07 am

Sugar was due to go in for her spay tomorrow. Due to her having had heartworm, they really pushed to have pre-op bloodwork done, which I said fine to. I would've done it even if she hadn't had heartworm. Coming from a medical family, I know what can go wrong.

The results came back today, and her spay is cancelled :(

They said her blood urea levels were off, so they want me to try and get a urine sample out of her to bring in.

I really hope it's not renal failure. I hope it's something as simple as her having been dehydrated a bit yesterday. I just got her!! I can't lose her now!!

You know, I love being a biologist, but I really hate knowing what I know sometimes.

:crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

In the meantime - they said a soup ladel works best... we'll see...

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Postby GoingPostal » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:32 am

Hoping it turns out ok for her, good thing you opted for the bloodwork though.

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Postby JokerGirl » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:10 pm

Thanks man! I'm glad that I did too. If she had gone under anaethesia and does have something wrong with her kidneys, it most likely would've killed her as her body wouldn't have been able to filter the anaethestic from her blood.

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Postby Kingsgurl » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:32 pm

I hope Sugar is better soon!

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Postby HappyPuppy » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:42 pm

Good luck with that. I hope it's nothing serious!

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Postby Leslie H » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:52 pm

I've used paper plates, but I can't remember whether you're supposed to use the plain or slick surfaced ones. I remember one surface could pollute the sample.

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Postby JokerGirl » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:55 pm

I managed to get a sample. My hand got peed all over in the process, but that's alright.

I dropped it off around 4, so hopefully I'll hear back in the morning what the results were.

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Postby dogs4jen » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:31 pm

Aw, poor Sugar, sending her good vibes. I hope it's just the dehydration.
Jen

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Postby adamwilkes14 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:35 pm

hope everything works out for you and her

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Postby JokerGirl » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:58 am

She was just dehydrated! Yay!!

We're going to wait a week, then test all of her levels again just to make sure.

She's always got water available, so it doesn't make sense why she was dehydrated, but who cares. She's more than likely fine!!

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Postby dogs4jen » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:09 am

Oh, good! Glad to hear the good news. :)

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Postby BlueMountainBullies » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:32 pm

so glad to hear that her urine came back just fine!! :peace:

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:36 pm

Sometimes dogs are silly... probably 80% of cats are dehydrated... silly desert creatures...

At least now that you know the issue you can throw some fluids into her with an IV before and during surgery and she'll be perfect by the time she's home!!


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