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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 13th, 2009, 10:34 pm

I think my girlfriend has to take her dog to the e-vet - she's thrown up 6 times in the past hour and is all hunched over and disoriented. She said her gums are brownish. I told her she needs to go to the e-vet asap. If she goes I'm going to meet her there. So keep your fingers crossed that Echo is okay - it sounds to me like an impaction, almost. :(
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Postby Marinepits » March 13th, 2009, 10:46 pm

Get her there NOW. Seriously.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 13th, 2009, 10:46 pm

Alright, she's definitely going to the e-vet. Thank god she got her tax return today. I'm going to meet her there. Please cross fingers that she's okay and it's an easy fix and/or over-reaction on my friend's part.
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Postby maberi » March 13th, 2009, 10:52 pm

Sounds like Kayden when he had an obstruction, fingers crossed
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Postby Hundilein » March 13th, 2009, 11:01 pm

Fingers crossed. Please keep us posted when you can.
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Postby SisMorphine » March 13th, 2009, 11:02 pm

Fingers crossed that it isn't too bad :(
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Postby madremissy » March 13th, 2009, 11:54 pm

Sending really good thoughts for Echo. :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 14th, 2009, 2:16 am

Alright, just got back home. Echo has pancreatitis but he said it was caught early, which is good. They did bloodwork and x-rays. He said in an ideal world he would recommend keeping her at the hospital on an IV, but because she was feeling okay enough to be worked up, he feared (rightfully so) that she would just keep ripping the IV's out. So they did sub-q fluids and gave her 3 shots of medicine. No food or water for 24 hours, and then after the 24 hours small amounts of both. Also in 24 hours, she is to be started on flagyl and cilero (or something like that). Any signs of her getting worse and back to the e-vet she goes, but he said it looks good for her to make an easy recovery with no lasting effects.

So thanks for the good thoughts - they worked!
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Postby cheekymunkee » March 14th, 2009, 2:48 am

Oh poor baby! THAT is painful. I am glad that she is gonna be ok though
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Postby Malli » March 14th, 2009, 6:11 am

phew!

make sure she does REALLY smalls amount of food or water -- it can't hurt to do like 1T food per hr and maybe 1/2 - 1 cup of water/hr. It would also be better to offer a blander food, like boiled chicken or rice or a prepared diet(usually low fat or Gastro type). Echo may want to drink or eat more, but sometimes their stomach doesn't know best. Pancreatitis can be quite painful, I understand.

get better soon Echo!
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Postby iluvk9 » March 14th, 2009, 6:50 am

Good healing thoughts for Echo!
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Postby hugapitbull » March 14th, 2009, 8:14 am

Get well soon, Echo. No more trips to the e-vet >(
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Postby Marinepits » March 14th, 2009, 8:26 am

Malli wrote:phew!

make sure she does REALLY smalls amount of food or water -- it can't hurt to do like 1T food per hr and maybe 1/2 - 1 cup of water/hr. It would also be better to offer a blander food, like boiled chicken or rice or a prepared diet(usually low fat or Gastro type). Echo may want to drink or eat more, but sometimes their stomach doesn't know best. Pancreatitis can be quite painful, I understand.

get better soon Echo!


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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 14th, 2009, 8:57 am

Thanks Malli, I forwarded her a link to this thread and told her to come check out your tip on how to start feeding again.

Thanks again for the good thoughts, everybody! I was so relieved it wasn't an obstruction.
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Postby CinderDee » March 14th, 2009, 9:25 am

Poor Echo. :( Sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
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Postby Jenn » March 14th, 2009, 10:57 am

How scarey hope Echo feels better soon!
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Postby Mickle » March 14th, 2009, 11:03 am

Good thoughts for a good recovery!
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Postby Echosmom » March 14th, 2009, 2:01 pm

Thanks to everyone for all their heartfelt thoughts! Echo, I am pleased to say is feeling much more like herself already (she is a bit upset for not being fed & watered but she will live). She is chasing her brother and sister around and has been on a small walk today (finally a nice day in Ohio). I will definitely make her a gourmet dinner of rice and chicken and follow as you said. I couldn't bear to take her back again. But on a good note for $535.00 you can get 2 really cool magnets LOL, right Liz? Thanks again everyone!! :wave2: Special THANKS to Liz, Don't know where I'd be without ya!!
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