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Old 10-28-2010, 03:21 AM
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Oakley has been breathing very fast and very shallow for the past 30 minutes. We can't get ahold of the e-vet, or anyone. She's not panting. I don't have a clue what's going on/wrong.

The only thing I've done different is I gave her the metacam on an empty stomach because she wouldn't eat. Since then I've gotten her to eat about 1/2 a jar of turkey baby food and that's it...

I am really worried. Her knee is not looking that great, she's in pain, and I don't know what to do.

...I don't know if I can deal with a whole 4-6 weeks of this. Every day it's been SOMETHING... :-/ I just want her to be OK and healthy again :-/
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:22 AM
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Do you have a thermometer? Can you take her temperature? Should be between 99-102.5 F Sometimes if they are a little feverish they will breath fast/shallow, they can also do that if they are in pain. Are you icing/applying heat yet?
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I don't have a thermometer :-/ The soonest I could get one is 1/2 an hour...

She started yelping and yelping when I put her out to potty so I hope she didn't break something or goodness knows what, then she peed and seemed fine and was bearing weight on it. I'm so freaked out... :-/
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They will breathe like that when they are in pain. When Chance had his neuter and Cryptorchid surgery, that's how he acted too. Fast, shallow breathing. It freaked me out!!! He had a lot of complications though, I'm not sure if you were a member when all that happened. But anyway, I would guess it's from her being in pain. The Metacam and other pain meds should keep most of it under control. Maybe the dosage is too low? Iím all for being on the safe side. I would get her to a Vet. Thatís just my opinion, though. You know her better than I do, so Iím sure youíll make the right call. Iím sorry you guys are having to go through all of this. I can imagine you are exhausted, and upset having to see her go through this. I hope you all are able to find out whatís going on, and get her well very soon. Best wishes, Kristi. I know you are worried. Please let us know how things are going. Our thoughts are with you guys.



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Yeah, Chance had fever when he did that as well. That could be it, but that would concern me too. I would be worried about infection?

They put Chance on a round of antibiotics.



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Oh no ice/heat, they didn't say anything about doing either. She got at her stitches twice today though once when she got the bandage off and once when she got the cone off and they look slightly red/irritated.
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Oh the poor little dear. I'm so so sorry. I wish i knew what to tell you, but i have no idea. I guess try the ice, and make sure she doesn't go too long without pain medication..but you already know all that. I will say a prayer for her (and you lol) tonight. Keep us posted!
Too bad the vet can't give you something to knock her out, then she would be too tired to mess with it.
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Yeah, Chance had fever when he did that as well. That could be it, but that would concern me too. I would be worried about infection?

They put Chance on a round of antibiotics.
Shes been on an antibiotic to hopefully prevent that but who knows...Miles just ran to the store to get a thermometer, we still can't get ahold of the e-vet and if you can't get ahold of them it usually means they aren't there...

Its just weird because she was FINE until 30 or so minutes ago and then this started, and it hasnt stopped.

I gave her some nutrical too...she hasn't been eating well at all. I just don't have a clue whats going on and its scary.
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