Help....sick puppy

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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:31 pm

NYnative wrote:If this cath fails I am going to have them put her to sleep. This poor baby can just handle so much crap. The final bill with be in excess of 6000 since they need a surgeon to try and fix the jug cath. I feel so goddamn bad right now.
I am so glad that I did not ask for the name of her breeder.


What does she need that ONLY a jugular catheter can provide? What about peripheral veins, or an intraosseous catheter? Blood transfusions, plasma transfusions, dextrose and pain medications are all safe to be given through these other catheter choices.

It just seems like overkill when less expensive options are available and you've reached the point of mortgaging your home to do this...
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby pblove » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:46 am

I hope Sadie is doing better! :pray
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby NYnative » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:25 am

Sadie is doing better today. She is pooping tons of dead worms. Doc thinks that her parasite load was so high that they caused a partial blockage causing this whole mess. Who knows?
Anyway her red and white blood cells have returned to normal as did her glucose. She is still having protein infusions.

Misskiwi....I am not sure but maybe they had to use a jug catheter because her veins were all collapsed?
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby pblove » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 am

come on lil Sadie, get well baby girl! :hug:
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:09 pm

Sadie's update sounds pretty good.
Come on Little Miss Sadie, you need to pull through this! :pray

:hug: to you Karen.
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby irkenequine » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:43 pm

My job used to be to treat sick pups at a shelter...I'd have 30+ parvo/coccidia/giardia babies at one time--sounds like Sadie's getting the best care available :) So sorry you're having to go through all of this emotional and financial strain. Keep us updated.
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:51 pm

NYnative wrote:Sadie is doing better today. She is pooping tons of dead worms. Doc thinks that her parasite load was so high that they caused a partial blockage causing this whole mess. Who knows?
Anyway her red and white blood cells have returned to normal as did her glucose. She is still having protein infusions.

Misskiwi....I am not sure but maybe they had to use a jug catheter because her veins were all collapsed?


Yuck!

Glad she is doing better!
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby NYnative » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:11 pm

Sadie has made leaps and bounds. She should be able to come home Wednesday.
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby FBODGRL » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:28 pm

Great news!
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:34 am

NYnative wrote:Sadie has made leaps and bounds. She should be able to come home Wednesday.


:yipee: YAY!! Tears of joy!! Gosh darn puppies scaring the heck out of everyone. I hope Sadie will be all good and no other health problems and live a long and happy life. :pray
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby dogs4jen » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:46 am

I'm so glad to hear that! Sorry for your mortgage though, that's awful.
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby NYnative » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:49 am

My husband is going to get her tonight. He will probably stay overnight since it takes over 5 hours to get there. I can't wait to see her. Thanks for all the well wishes. I will post photos soon.
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby pblove » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:02 pm

Yeah Sadie!! :yipee: :yipee: :yipee:
looking forward to the pics for sure
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby Peneloki » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:13 am

Great ending to this thread!!! I was nervous reading this but so happy at the end result!!! Prayers and good thoughts that she continues to get better and strive! :pray
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Re: Help....sick puppy

Postby NYnative » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:36 am

She's eating and pooping and walking much better now. Gaining strength every day. :)
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