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11 August 2009 @ 07:50 am
Daisy - Update  
The vet called just now. Daisy's bloodwork has been okay so far but isn't finished. He said she is very weak but no longer vomiting or having diahrrea. He wants her to stay on the IV at the hospital today and they will finish the tests and he will call me when he begins his night shift. My husband thinks they are scamming us for more money keeping her all day (an extra 400 dollars to add to her 1400 dollar bill of the previous night) but I don't care!! She can stay there if they say she has to!

He said her poor wee stomach was very inflamed and she has gastritis, to start with, and they are still examining her intestines. Hopefully they will be able to treat it. I think she must have finally swallowed something she couldn't just pass. Hopefully they will be able to fix her. I'm very worried still but at least so far nothing too severe, I have read online that gastritis is treatable with a special diet and medicine. My biggest fear is that they will find she has damaged her intestine. I know those surgeries are very expensive. I'm paying the money, obviously, but we really don't have a lot to spread around currently, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Gambit is very confused about where his sister has gone. He keeps looking for her. It's really sad. :( He went to her crate this morning and seemed very puzzled that she wasn't in it, since he knew she wasn't in the bed with us last night. I hope he'll be okay today. I hope Daisy will be home with us tonight!
SMGriffinsmgriffin on August 11th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
I know this long road isn't over yet, but it warmed my heart to wake up this morning and read your little bit is doing much better. It sounds like the worst is over and she's on the mend. I hope she doesn't have intestinal damage, but I'm thrilled to hear she's stopped vomiting.
Nancieeicnan on August 11th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad to hear things are going the right direction for Daisy. I know a lot of the stomach issues are easily treatable with special foods.
suenix: doggiesuenix on August 11th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
The very same thing happened to my Boston last month. He was in the hospital for two days.
I also was in terror that he would need surgery but he didn't.

We never did figure out what It was he ate. But he has recovered completely and is even eating the same food as before. Se I write this he is whining he me to play with him.

I hope that your Daisy has the same outcome.
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Jennylittlesunflower on August 12th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
We changed her food about 2 weeks ago because of her poop eating, I spoke to the doctor about slowly adding in a "better quality" food so that maybe she wasn't losing delicious nutrients that compelled her to eat her feces. She and her brother were on the same diet, and he is totally fine. If it is her food I feel terrible. I will wait and see.
Genevieve: Hog & Clem on the benchalwaysgenevieve on August 11th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
i am just now seeing this. Daisy better be ok!!!!
Jennylittlesunflower on August 12th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
The vet called. Daisy is responding well to the antibiotics for her stomach infection and she is alert and curious about her surroundings (which is a lot better than the near-coma she was in when we took her, barely moving and unable to keep her eyes open). The doctor is going to talk to us tonight about her x-rays and blood tests but the nurse told me everything seemed okay. She has very bad gastritis and her stomach lining is very raw and her abdomen very tender. She is still not able to eat anything solid but they will give her a little food tonight to see if she can keep it down. They are not sure what caused it yet, but did not notice any foreign bodies when they checked her out, so I'm relieved there is nothing stuck inside her. I'm still running through the list of things she might have eaten and I am blaming myself for everything. They won't let me take her home yet which made me and my husband both cry. I miss her and Gambit misses her so much but I think she will be okay.
Jennylittlesunflower on August 12th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
And I wanted to say thank you for everyone's positive comments. I really love this community!