September 23rd 2008 12:57 pm
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Well, I sure did mess up my tummy. Last night, I vomited 4 times, and then all night long, I had diarrhea. But this morning, I didn't want my breakfast (Daddy insisted I have a small serving of white rice so if I threw up, I had something in there), and I had bad bloody diarrhea. It was like blood mixed with chocolate milk.
So, Mom called Dr. Klingborg, and we got in almost right away. They felt my tummy and said it was tight like a drum. My eyes weren't blood shot, though, and my gums were pink, so that was good!
They took me back to have an Xray, and it showed I had very severe gastroenteritis. My stomach lining would normally be about 1/4 of an inch think was actually about 2 inches thick. My blood was drawn and it showed the exact numbers to show severe enteritis. Dr. K said my blood was like syrup, and I was in extreme pain. But I am a tough girl, and wasn't showing it.
Mom had to leave me there for an IV and some kind of IV medication that detoxifies my blood/gut and something for the inflamation. I could be there from 24 to 48 hours. But the good news is: There is NO blockage, and no surgery!!
The bad news is: in the xrays, I have a fair to poor left hip. A "square peg in a round hole"... but it doesn't slow me down at all! Dr. said by the time I will be 12, it may show but for now, I have 3 other great wheels, there are no bone spurs , and my right hip is absolutely PERFECT!
So, I'm all alone in a cage with an ugly e-collar on. Daddy is leaving until Friday and can't come see me, cause I'll get all upset.
Please, pray for me, but just a little. I know I'll be fine, and LOTS of other pups out there are much worse off...
Darned that Lasagna and venison!
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