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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby Red » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:34 pm

Thinking of you guys.

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby trexgorawrrrrr » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:01 pm

Also thinking of you, and hoping she pulls through. :pray

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Postby patty » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:39 pm

She is home, but I'm still not happy with how she is acting. Supposedly her stomach distention has lessened, however she is still panting, hacking, restless and drooling excessively. She has never drooled before, I mean the water just drips! Also she has NEVER walked around with her head down licking the floor looking for any foreign object to lap up and licking the air. All signs of bloat. Guess it will be another sleepless night.

Right now I have her in her cage hoping she will relax. They sent me home with the following medications

Flagyl 500mg to treat bacterial infections of the stomach

Cerenia 60mg an oral medication used for the prevention of acute vomiting

While there they gave her a Famotidine injection and Flagyl

Not sure what is happening to her. :sad:

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:40 pm

Maybe I'm mistaken but I'm fairly certain that cerenia is contraindicated in cases of possible bloat.

Is there an emerg clinic you can take her to if need be?

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby patty » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:16 pm

Yes, the hospital I took her to this morning is the 24 hr emergency clinic for our area, it is right down the street.

Googled - Cerenia is quickly becoming the primary drug for vomiting of any cause by veterinarians. The most common side effects seen with CERENIA are excessive drooling, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. If these signs are observed, stop CERENIA and call your veterinarian. :huh?:

Right now she is snoring behind me in her cage.

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:19 pm

patty wrote:Yes, the hospital I took her to this morning is the 24 hr emergency clinic for our area, it is right down the street.

Googled - Cerenia is quickly becoming the primary drug for vomiting of any cause by veterinarians. The most common side effects seen with CERENIA are excessive drooling, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. If these signs are observed, stop CERENIA and call your veterinarian. :huh?:

Right now she is snoring behind me in her cage.


That is wonderfully convenient! Bloat is just so damn scary. I hope your girl is fully recovered by morning!

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby tmherrera » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:36 pm

Wishing you and your baby the best! These times are never easy!! :(

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby nic » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:04 am

I'm hoping she's doing well still,fingers crossed.

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby haircrazie016 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:10 am

thoughts and prayers are with you Patty! I hope your little girl is ok!

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby jamielvsaustin » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:58 am

How is she today?

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:30 am

:pray

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby dapbt » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:05 am

:pray

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby FBODGRL » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:41 am

Hoping she is OK today. Did they have the definite diagnosis of bloat or were they thinking it was something else?

I was under the impression that bloat had to be treated quickly and aggressively to make sure the stomach did not flip. My parents lost a GSD to bloat.

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby patty » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:48 am

She is very tired this morning. She did eat a little last night before bedtime and no vomiting. This morning she had no interest in her food. I'm giving her small portions 5-6 times a day this week. I had to use cream cheese to get her to take her medications. I'm hoping the meds don't make her sick on a semi-empty tummy.

She wasn't drooling or panting this morning, but had a lost look in her eyes :sad: She hacked/retched a couple of times but wasn't belching air/gas. Perhaps her throat is irritated from vomiting so many times and having a tube put down her throat. My SO is home with her till I get off work. I'm still worried.

FBODGRL - Her symptoms of bloat is what made me rush her to the e-vet yesterday morning. Her stomach was HUGE and filled with air on the 1st x-ray, but at that time no twisting had occured yet. Four hours later on an IV and other medication her stomach size had shrunk 25%. They also put a tube down her throat to expel some of the air. They gave her a small out of food and water to see if she would vomit. After 2 hours of waiting she did not vomit, they took another x-ray and her stomach was a little bit smaller. That is why they let her come home. I'm sorry to hear about your parents GSD :sad: Bloat is very scary and unpredictable.

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts, I'm praying that if she rests today and with the medications they send me home with she will be feeling better by mid-week.

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Re: Please say a little prayer for her...

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:12 pm

If she was here we would have kept her until she was eating, but if the owner wanted her home and was diligent we wouldn't refuse.

The problem is you can't tell if the stomach is twisted or not without an x-ray, and once the stomach flips the dog can die of shock in as little as 4 hours.

If the stomach is not twisted, there isn't much to do besides pass a tube and cross your fingers and watch.


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