Need some help/advice/opinions please..SNAKE BITE

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:53 pm

IamaDick wrote:Getting worse, but i got a little more info. The reason no IV was given is because she has been drinking and the liquid was never a problem. What is causing hte problem is that they dont know what snake bit her, so no antivenom, they also said that her blood protein level has gone from 2.8 down to a 1.6 today, and supposedly 1.5 is death by internal hemorraging. She isnt having issues with going to the bathroom, eating or drinking. Also is on antibiotics, cordeson shots, benadryl and a high protein level food. The next couple days is going to be life or death...so please pray for her.


If the dog starts losing fluids, its going to need shock levels (90 milliliters per kilogram per hour) of fluids to support the cardiovascular system until the venom runs its course. There is no way a dog will drink that much fluid. The fluids can also be supplemented with things like hetastarch to help keep the fluid in the vessels when protein is low. If the owner wants to keep the dog at home, thats fine, but saying that a blood transfusion is the ONLY way to support this dog is stupid. The only reason this dog shouldn't be in the hospital with an IV line is because the owner chose to take the dog home.

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Postby pblove » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:52 am

How is she doing Dick?

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Postby IamaDick » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:01 pm

Seems like she is doing better, my mom is expecting her to pull through at this point. Please keep her in your prayers.

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Postby pblove » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:16 pm

Oh I am so very happy to hear this positive news!
I have been praying for her and will continue to do so Dick!
(what is her name)

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Postby 6pak » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:40 pm

That's good news. I can only imagine the stress and horror your mom must of went through. I will keep up the positive thoughts.

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Postby msvette2u » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:02 pm

Wonderful!!

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Postby CinderDee » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:37 pm

Great news!

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Postby IamaDick » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:35 am

pblove wrote:Oh I am so very happy to hear this positive news!
I have been praying for her and will continue to do so Dick!
(what is her name)


Hiedi.. (Black dog in pics..)

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Thanks guys!!

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:36 am

Dick, I am glad your mum's dog is doing well. :))

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Postby BabyReba » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:48 am

wow, so scary. glad she's pulling through!

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Postby Zeldasmom » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:12 pm

Really good to hear she's pulling through! Please keep us updated on how she's doing.

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Postby akaspaddero » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:17 pm

Zeldasmom wrote:Really good to hear she's pulling through! Please keep us updated on how she's doing.


Ditto!

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Postby IamaDick » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:25 pm

looks like she is going to be fine, the skin where the snake bit is falling off and peeling but she is back to her old self!

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Postby pblove » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:16 pm

wonderful news about Miss Heidi!!! :)


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