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12 August 2009 @ 11:19 am
Daisy is finally home, after much medical drama. The official diagnosis was acute gastritis with gastro-intestinal hemorrhaging. The vet said Daisy's history of eating things she shouldn't, coupled with the heat (causing her to drink a lot and pant heavily and sometimes vomit a little bile) and her poop-eating (which also prompts vomiting) has weakened her stomach lining so much that when she threw up the other day, her stomach just got inflamed and her she really damaged her stomach lining. She has TONS of medicines to take (4-5 doses of 3 different meds a day for a week!) to carefully help her stomach but she may have to be on a limited diet for a long time and the vet said she may have repeat bouts of gastritis for the rest of her life, meaning we have to monitor her eating and pooping habits very carefully (limited treats, nothing spicy like beggin' strips or any people food) and be very watchful if she vomits and take her to the vet if she ever vomits and has diahrrea more than once in a day because she may damage her stomach lining and intestines again. I am so glad she is home and going to be okay; I can handle the diet restrictions and food preparation (mild foods mixed with soft food, like rice, chicken and oatmeal). She also reccomended that Daisy go for shorter walks more frequently, rather than her long afternoon hikes. That should be fine. She said that will improve her digestion and help food pass through her more quickly. I'm glad she's home and thanks to everyone who sends her good wishes!
Susanbusysuzy on August 12th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, Daisy! I'm glad it's nothing more serious and you can handle the lifestyle changes. These guys have no idea how lucky they are to have us!!