Saw no improvement at all yesterday morning. Took her to the vet school in the afternoon and i have say they are fantastic. They were very meticulous in gaining her history and symptoms and checking her over. by this point she was just laying down and not bothering with anybody or anything.
Trying to stay positive but unfortunately they have found a lesion in her liver, fluid in the abdomen and patterns in her lungs. She is being tested for leptospirosis and given anti biotics and fluids. Their main concern is her liver however and because her platelets are low they are unable to perform a biopsy to find out whether the lesion is an abcess, infection or cancer but she's very sick wee dog. We've spent all day in the house waiting for news and both keep going between feeling really positive and fearing the worst. Everything here just reminds us thats shes not with us. She's being given a plasma transfusion just now to trying up her platelets and clotting in the hope of doing a biopsy tomorrow so everything really depends on that.
Please keep her in your thoughts, she's only two and a half years old and hasnt lived yet. Thanks again for all your support and comments, it really helps to know that other people understand the bond we have with her and how painful this is. Hope all is well with all of you and your doggies xxx
The words that the vet keeps using are "stable but miserable" when pretty much sums up how she's been acting for the last few days. I never thought i would be relieved to leave her somewhere but its a double-edged sword, we really are relieved that she is getting the best care possible and also that she is getting pain relief finally. According to the vet, she sat up for a while earlier today and i started clutching at straws and asked if maybe the antibiotics were helping, but the vet let me down gently by saying that she is still extremely poorly. Aside from this forum, the internet is a pretty dangerous reference source because you can really get any answer you want if you look for long enough but i suppose that helps to keep up positive. thanks again xxx
To all of those who have replied to this thread and sent their best and positive wishes our way, i would sincerely like to thank you all, we have gradually been reducing our internet searches because they just drive us crazy, with the exception of this forum. I wish i could send you all a bunch of flowers, a doggie hamper, a bottle of wine/whisky, etc whatever floats your boat because i cant explain how much reading your comments has helped.
I have now started another thread to try to hear as many positive experiences about this sort of problem as possible, that way we can keep thinking positively and hopefully she'll know that we havent given up on her. I know if seems a little self-indulgent but we just want to do everything we can for her. Thanks again xxx