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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sick Pup Update

As some of you may know from yesterday's post, our Cheyenne was very sick yesterday. It turned out that her pylorus was swollen and ulcerated. I just called the vet this morning and Cheyenne is doing very well. She did not throw up at all last night and they are going to be offering her a little food shortly. If she is able to keep down the food, then they will be able to release her today. We will know whether the feeding was successful when I give them a call around 11-11:30am. We need major prayers that she is able to keep this food down so that she can come home later today. We miss her greatly!

Update 11:00am:
The vet reports that Cheyenne was able to eat some food and take oral medication without vomiting. The vet is anxious to get the results from pathology as has never seen a case like hers when no toxin has been ingested within 24 hours before the vomiting. Again, he stated that he did not think it was the aspirin and gave further information as to why. It seems the ulcers would not occur with just one dose of aspirin and it would have had to been given over a longer period of time and regularly. I asked about the Cosequin supplements we have been giving her every morning and he said that he never saw a case of Cosequin causing any ulcers or any pyloric swelling. Still no answers until the results come back.

So does Cheyenne come home today? We don't know yet. The vet wants to keep her as late as possible today and try to give her some more food and fluids. I am to call at 4:00pm and if she still has not vomited, we can pick her up between 5:00-5:30pm tonight! Needless to say, I am on pins and needles - watching the clock to see if my baby Lab comes home - but trying not to get too excited should she not be able. I guess you will know when I do!

Update 4:00pm:


Cheyenne is coming home!

Between the x-rays, tests, stay, exploratory surgery, medications, IVs, etc, the grand total for everything was $1099.30!! Ouch! Well, we knew that the surgery alone was going to be anywhere from $800-$1,000 so we were figuring around $1,500 for the grand total . . . We are not complaining! We will be picking her up in an hour and bringing her home for much needed love and spoiling. I will make sure to post an update on the vet visit tonight since that is when we will get all the details - except, of course, the pathology results!

Thank you all again for your care and prayers. They have helped us a great deal and I believe that each one of you that have prayed for her have had a hand in saving our Lab pup's life!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Angela at Pets Best said...

Shannon -- so glad to hear that she is coming home!! You have such a great perspective and good heart. I truly wish you well. Dakota will be so happy!

August 22, 2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Thank you! It is so nice to have our baby home... even though she is quite weak and not quite herself at the moment... as long as her tail wags at this time, we are most than happy! :)

August 23, 2006 8:43 AM  

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