Sadie is sick, Round 2

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Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Nichole » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:51 am

Well here we go again

Yesterday Sadie was her normal crazy, ball obsessive self, running around like a loon on crack. That is normal. By the evening time she was a lethargic lump. She felt warm to me but I didn't have a thermometer to verify.

Next morning she was the same. I did a couple of tests. Held the ball up for her, waved it in front of her nose, and tossed it. Nothing. Then at breakfast time we put her in her kennel and she wakes up the neighbors with her high pitched chortles - this time, nothing. Subdued. She ate, but she always eats... so that tells me nothing.

I took her to the vet. She had a temp of 103.1 and very lethargic. As we were waiting for the vet she rolled over for tummy rubs and I noticed some red dots and mild rash looking area on her tummy, chest, and thighs. Mild. I looked in her ears and saw a red splotch inside of one ear and a lighter red splotch in the other.

My main concern was obstruction as she was showing signs of GI issues and with her history, I needed to know. Xrays showed a partial obstruction in her colon, so they kept her, gave her fluids, and a few hours later she had a BM and the follow up xray showed things moving forward. When I talked to them last, they were going to give her dinner, then a follow up meal 4 hrs later and make sure she is holding down her food. I was then going to try to sweet talking them into letting me take her home, assuming her fever was gone and everything seemed on the up and up.

Buuuut.... now she has facial swelling. Teeth/mouth look okay. It could be an allergic reaction to who knows what, but they think it may be lymph nodes. I told the tech to have the vet call me back. I don't think they've a WBC check, only electrolytes, and at this point I think I want that. I don't know what to think; all I know is she isn't coming home tonight and that makes me sad.
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Enigma » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:27 am

I've been following this on FB... Poor Sadie, I hope you feel better soon :hug:
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Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:55 am

Oh Nichole! :( I hope she's back to her ball obsessed self soon. How scary! Keep us posted. Hugs.
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:30 am

My very best thoughts for Sadie. She is such a sweet dog. PLEASE be well Sadie, please!!
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Shoshana » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:16 am

Been following on FB as well, need to check for updates! Feel better soon Sadie!
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Nichole » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:26 am

I have nothing to report right now. She's stable and they will call me back after rounds to give me a plan for the day.
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Nichole » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:38 am

I spoke too soon. Vet called and said I get to bring her home! She thinks a bug may have bit her on one of her walks out because of the timing and isolated location, no more fever, etc. It's much improved and she is apparently exploding with energy (aka normal). I don't have time to get her before work so the husband is going to go bring her home.
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby pblove » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:44 am

oh thank goodness :clap
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Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:47 am

Yay!!!!
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Ilovethepits » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:03 pm

:yipee: hope she is A-OK!!
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:34 pm

:yipee: :yipee: Yay! I'm glad she's doing well now!
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Re: Sadie is sick, Round 2

Postby HappyPuppy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:52 pm

Oh no..... but then Oh Yay ........... !!!
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