Hemophilia A - Bleeding Disorder - clotting
As some of you know, I've tried bringing Monster Baby to have her spay back in August of 2006. The Vet didn't perform the surgery because Monster Baby still had her baby teeth. Blood work came out normal and the ALT count came out to be a little higher than normal, but nothing serious. The vet suggested that it could be due to Bone structure, baby teeth, etc.
Then in Oct. 2006, she had her first heat...... Fast forward.
Present day: On Tuesday 02/13/07 (yesterday as I am writing this)... Monster Baby was scheduled to be spay, but the Vet didn't perform the surgery again. Her blood count on the ALT count is really high (too much protein, her liver wasn't able to process the good bad and the bad blood).
** Note, for those who knows my situation. I went throught this whole thing with my other girl Tiny (liver, the whole ALT count)**
The vet had notified us that Monster baby's blood will not clot. They decided to cut one of her nail (ouch) and see how long it will take for her to stop the bleeding. It took more than 10 minutes. The vet claimed she has a bleeding disease (hemophilia A: insufficient levels of factor VIII blood clotting factor / I saw this on web somewhere). Then the vet also mentioned this reason could probably due to her upcoming heat cycle... (2 months from now, maybe)
Does anyone here would like to share me their experience(s) and how you handled this situation. How your Vet handled this situation? What did the Vet tell you? Did you ended up spaying your female Chihuahua? What are the symptons, if any? Did you ended up switching their food to Low to Non-protein diet?
And if you can think of anything else that I should and need to know... Please provide as much information as you can.
I am pretty stress out about this. I spent close to $3,000 on different type of tests on Tiny when she had this high ALT count when she was 6-7 months. I don't wish to have to go through this again, but this time with Monster Baby.
Thanks in advance.
Linda, Tiny, & Monster Baby