|Barked: Sat Feb 23, '08 8:11am PST |
On the weekend our Murphy wasn't feeling well, we were at the dog park and she didn't have any energy at all, in fact we went back to the car right away because she couldn't keep up. On Sunday night we fed her a light meal, she had gas and we assumed it was just a tummy ache, she was drinking lots of water too. On Monday morning (a holiday for us Albertans) she got up went to her water, had a big drink then just lied by her bowl. I saw her belly was starting to get bigger. I took her right then to the emergency clinic. They admitted her right away, gave her fluids and started with the tests. A blood panel showed low red blood cells, and her temp was low and her heart was fast. An x-ray showed alot of fluid in her intestines. They started the intravenous antibiotics and heat blankets and kept her overnight.
Now Tuesday morning, I go in and get her to transfer her to the regular clinic, she has less energy and even more "bloated". There they do a test to confirm perantitis (fluid in her abdomen that is infected) and continue antibiotics. I visit her Tuesday night, she can't even raise her head, they had started heavy pain meds.
Wednesday...I get a call in the morning that she isn't improving and more blood tests and x-rays are required, I've pre-authorized any test they need to do and again confirm they are to do whatever they need to. They also want a sample of the food (we feed raw). At 1 PM I go to the clinic for a visit, Murphy is off the pain meds now because they think it is causing her depression, she is now very "puffy" and her initial blood tests are back and fine, they are going to do x-rays right away to see if there is any change. So I go...back to work...half an hour later I get the call. They had taken her from the kennel and they tell me she wagged her little nub and then suddenly collapsed...she was gone.
The initial autopsy results are not conclusive, but we have samples sent to the lab that should confirm the actual cause. I will be updating this thread once we have the results.
Our family is devastated, but we are so grateful for the love and support of all of our friends and family. Thank you every pup for all your kind words in this very difficult time. Give your pup a big hug, hug them just as much as you can.
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