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Old 02-08-2013, 09:37 PM
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I know I haven't posted here for a long while... Life has been keeping me busy..

Over the last few days, I am completely losing it and no longer know what to do... Those of you on my facebook this will mostly be a repeat for you..


3 days ago.. Bailey was very restless at night, and was crying like she was in pain and licking and scratching non stop on her legs and vaginal area, not eating and not drinking, not pooping... Off to the vet I took her in the morning (this was yesterday)..Dr did the usual exam and said it looked like it was maybe a spinal disc inflammation because of some reaction tests she did with her paws and her being hunched over and sitting funny. She said that this can cause a pins and needles feeling which can be annoying and cause the scratching and licking. She sent us off with pain killers and anti inflammatory and sub Q fluids for her.

About 3 hours later it was only getting worse despite the strong pain killer and upon further inspection it looked like she was licking at her vulva and biting.. Called the vet and back we went (this time I took a video of what she was actually doing) She looked and her vulva was all red, inflamed and irriated (possibly from the biting/licking). She told us to get a urine sample and bring it back, if I brought it back by 6pm they would get the results this morning. I went home, she peed, I got it and brought it back.. When she peed she yelped like she was in pain and the urine was dark (probably from not drinking) so they gave us antibotics and a steroid cream for her vulva and sent us on our way.. I did get her to eat last night (not drink though) and assumed she was starting to feel better...(boy was I way wrong) Last night again she was very restless... at 3:30 this morning she threw up everything she had eaten and then slept peacfully... she was gagging and dry heaving all morning but nothing ever came up... gave her all her medication except the inflammitory cause I was told to stop it if she got sick..So, I called the vet they told me to bring her in again at 9:30 this morning.. (I called at 8 )


She finally had a poo an hour or so before we left, of course it was diarrhea, and has gone a few times since, including at the vet.. all diarrhea. We got to the vet, she wanted to do a blood panel and of course I let her, she said the urine analysis came back with no infection but there were crystals there... there was however A LOT of glucose in her urine which she said was either from diabetes (the more likely one) or from being stressed, but the blood panel would tell us for sure, she also said that it could be pancreatis which, if she is also testing for.. she said she may have always had a low case of it and it could be permanent damage now... also they could both be linked together..Won't get the blood results back until Tuesday because it is a long weekend here. Gave her some sulcrate for her stomach and a bag of Sub Q fluids and needles to give it to her once a day, as well as printed off all her records from the last few days in case we need to go to the emergency vet.

I am literally freaking out, I lost my last dog due to diabetes and never thought in my life it would happen again this soon. Two days and 900$ and still no answers.. Where do I go from here does anyone have any ideas? Dr said to continue pain killers and antibiotics but not the inflammitory.

If any one has any ideas, I'm all open ears... I'm so scared I will end up losing her

Oh and she is a year and a half and the perfect weight (5.5lbs)
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:54 PM
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I'm so sorry your baby is suffering. You said they found crystals in her urine? Are you sure it's not a UTI? Not so sure about this vet you're seeing. Why did he send you home to get a urine sample? They are supposed to be able to extract it right there. Vitamin C breaks up crystals & you can get cranberry in a capsule in powder form.
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Hi! I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. I don't have any advice but I'm hoping the vet can get you a definitive answer by Tuesday. I also hope your baby gets some relief of her symptoms over the weekend. Hugs!


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Yikes... I don't have any advice, but I'll be thinking of your and your girl. I hope you get some answers soon.
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I'm so sorry your baby is suffering. You said they found crystals in her urine? Are you sure it's not a UTI? Not so sure about this vet you're seeing. Why did he send you home to get a urine sample? They are supposed to be able to extract it right there. Vitamin C breaks up crystals & you can get cranberry in a capsule in powder form.
Yes, she said there was a few crystals. I thought they would just extract the urine too and when I asked about it, she said to just go home and get it that would be easier. (this is our family vet that we have been using since I can remember but she is the 2nd vet there.. our regular one was doing surgeries)
She said nothing about vitamin C or cranberry, where would I get this stuff?
She said there was no sign of infection, just crystals, but to continue the antibiotics just in case. Sorry if I'm not making sense, I'm kind of a basket case right now

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Yikes... I don't have any advice, but I'll be thinking of your and your girl. I hope you get some answers soon.
Thank you for your thoughts, I hope we get answers soon too, before my sanity is completely gone
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I do not have any advise. I will pray for you and your little one. It is so hard when we dont know how to help them!
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I feel so bad for you and her, wish I could help. I would get a second opinion .
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I do not have any advise. I will pray for you and your little one. It is so hard when we dont know how to help them!
It is very hard, I'm a mess and there is nothing I can do for either one of us right now. So frustrating

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I feel so bad for you and her, wish I could help. I would get a second opinion .

Well, the more into the night we get, the more I think we will be seeing the ER at some point this weekend. If not, when we get the results on tuesday and there is no definite answer, I will talk to my parents about getting a second opinion. I'm just worried about spending another grand on that second opinion. Maybe I can try and see our regular vet and see what he thinks
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