Its pretty simple... We had an older cocker in, he had an immune mediated disease causing an attack on his blood cells, specifically Platelets and, it turns out, Red Blood cells. I hadn't been super fond of the dog or anything, but I do love animals and my job
He had been obnoxisouly barking and it had stopped a few hrs prior. I noticed the tech in his kennel giving him a treatment with his catheter(IV), he had been guzzling water and she asked if he should have more, I brought more and noticed that he really fell to his side, and was kind of loosing his balance. He wasn't interested in his water, either (he's taking a high dose of Prednisone, wich should increase his thirst dramatically, he should be almost always thirsty). I took him out for a walk and he was still struggling, kind of staggering. I talked to the tech again, and decided to call his Dr. at home and most likely wake him up. My observations and the call I made lead to us testing his levels of red blood cells, this test told us that he was very anemic (low red cell count, amoung other functions, they bring oxygen to the body), and due to that, they monitored him closely and later that morning (or later overnight, wichever you pick), he recieved a blood transfusion to save his life
His blood levels are holding and when I left he was doing well and acting obnoxious
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