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Overnight report

May 21st 2013 7:44 am
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Hi pups, man these vets are around for long times, hard to be sneaky! I overhead the nice e-vet talking to mom last night and again this morning. This morning’s report is that I did fairly well overnight, I had an anti-nausea med and I ate and have kept it down so far, and my blood sugar held steady. The vet also started me on antibiotics cause she saw a little bacteria in my urine (ewww). I’m gonna see an internal specialist this morning and get an ultrasound so they can see all inside (ewwww).

If I can remember what the vet told mom last night…. Let me review my notes…. My potassium is normal. My blood smear showed immature red blood cells, which I think means I’m making more. My blood clot time was 23 seconds, and 19 is normal. The xrays didn’t show evidence of obvious obstruction, but they did show a slightly enlarged area in my upper abdomen, not lots of detail tho, which is consistent with inflammation around my liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts, which is where the vet thinks the problem is from. The vet’s still concerned about my Billy Reuben (thanks Zoe!), and she was leaning towards my liver. She mentioned three things in particular she was looking for, but I forgot what they were except for pancreatitis.. which is a word I know cause mom’s always talking about how she feeds us low fat food and we don’t get much people food cause we’re prone to that.

The vet was asking mom if I could have gotten into anything bad, like mushrooms or xylitol or palm trees, but I’ve always been good about not getting into stuff. Plus mom watches me like a hawk, she hates mushrooms, she only chews gum at work and never drops it, and I haven’t been to Florida ever.

Whew, I need to rest after typing all that out!

Oh, can’t furget - thanks for the PoP!!!


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Barked by: Wendy G

May 21st 2013 at 8:30 am

Fanks fur keepin' us up-tu-date on yur pwogwess, Shakey! Keep up da gud werk an' du whuteber da bets tell yu tu du, 'kay?? Gud boy!
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

May 21st 2013 at 9:52 am

Glad to hear it all sounds pretty good so far. We have our paws crossed thinking of you that everything will be ok. Thanks for the updates!
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

May 21st 2013 at 10:58 am

sounds like you are in good hands and they will find out what is the problem in no time
Barked by: Cathey U

May 21st 2013 at 11:59 am

Hang in there Shakey.

Feel better and better real soon!
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

May 21st 2013 at 12:28 pm

Well, those vets sound like they know what they're doing! Keep us updated, and we'll keep sending POP!
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

May 21st 2013 at 10:05 pm

Hoping da vet can get all dis figured out and you all fixed up!

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