Glad today is nearly over

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Glad today is nearly over

I started spotting yesterday, and today the bleeding started. This would have been hard enough, but starting at 5 this morning, our little puppy started vomiting every few hours. It got to the point where she was so weak she couldn't stand on her own. For about an hour, I seriously thought I was going to lose my puppy along with my baby. I completely broke down, worse than it has been this entire time. If my DH hadn't been home, I might have really lost it. As it was, he was a lifesaver. He held the puppy's head as she threw up to make sure it was all on a towel, he called all the local vet offices to find out which one could see her soonest, he went out to the backyard to collect the most recent stool sample for the vet to check, and he held me the whole time I was crying.

The good news is that today is almost over and that things are looking much better than they did 5 hours ago. The vet gave her an injection of fluids and a shot to stop the vomiting, and she's well on her way to being better. And I finally decided that I should be grateful that my body is miscarrying on its own. The last thing I wanted was a D&C, and if I hadn't started miscarrying by Monday the doctor might have recommended that or drugs. There was no bringing the baby back, so this really is the best outcome given the circumstances.

Oh, and the rest of my chocolate collection is gone. This is a good thing, as it means that my mood is considerably better than it was pre-chocolate-consumption. But it means I might need to hit the Halloween sales soon. Wink

Thanks for letting me get all of that out. I'm so grateful this board exists.

harmonybear's picture
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BAD news. Puppy had to go to the animal hospital, and is really really sick. Please pray for her. I'm not dealing with this very well.

Thanks.

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I'm really sorry all this is going on today, its just too much, and your puppy will be in my prayers, I know how hard it is to see you puppy sick.
HUGS
Sarah

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I saw the pics on TTCAL, she is so cute, you'll have to keep us posted
Sarah

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Sorry your puppy is sick.Have they found out what is causing it?

harmonybear's picture
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She had to stay at the hospital overnight, and she might have to stay again tonight. The good news is that it's nothing chronic or life-threatening in and of itself. Probably just stress from a new food and a new home combined with a little stomach bug. But as the vet said, just because the cause isn't life-threatening doesn't mean that she wasn't in serious danger. She passed out in the car on the way to the hospital, and I seriously thought she was going to die.

This morning she's doing much better. We went to visit her, and she was wagging her tail when she saw us and nipping at DH's ear, so she obviously feels much better. She was able to keep down a very bland breakfast of plain white rice and boiled chicken breast this morning, and if she continues to improve we can take her home as soon as 6 or 7 tonight.

The only thing the vet could find wrong with her was her serum albumin levels were low. Albumin is a protein that keeps fluid in your blood, and it is responsible for keeping up blood pressure. The vet thinks that the low albumin levels were caused by the illness, rather than the other way around. They have her on a synthetic something whose name I didn't catch that basically serves the same function as albumin, keeping up blood pressure and retaining fluids in the blood. She's also on fluids via IV and antibiotics and a strong antiemetic, the same one they use on cancer patients. And she also has a bright blue fabric "satellite dish", as my husband calls them, to keep her from taking out her IV. She actually looks really cute in it.

I'm so glad she's OK. This is such a huge relief to me; I feel like I can make up all that sleep I lost last night, now.

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Joined: 11/13/06
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Ah...poor puppy. I'm glad she's okay though, I know how hard it is to worry about whether you pets okay. They are just like your baby...but with more fur.
I'm sorry your puppy choose such a sad time to get sick. ((hugs))

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I am sorry about you loss and your sick puppy.
I am glad the puppy is doing better. If you need anything please post to us. Vent anytime at all.

Good luck
Robin

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I am so very sorry about your precious puppy. I am glad to hear that she is healing. I am glad that you are able to avoid medical intervention as well. I am thinking of you hon.

shelly

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I am glad the puppy is doing well. Give her lots of hugs and kisses. I hope she gives you some too. You need them. Take care of yourself. Extra strength advil will help with everything if you can take it. Take it easy and let us know how you are.

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I sorry you had to go through having a m/c and a sick puppy together. I hope both you and puppy are feeling better.

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Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. :bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

I hope your puppy is doing better, we need an update.

harmonybear's picture
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Luna is back home! Smile She's not 100% yet, and I have to watch her all the time. She needs to be fed ever 2 to 3 hours, and she has to take medicine 3 times a day. She's acting like she's feeling *much* better, though, so everyone is hopeful that she'll be her usual self any day now.

The biggest problem I have now is that my OB wanted me to come in for an ultrasound to make sure the miscarriage was complete. I refuse to go in if it means leaving Luna at home (we live an hour away from the office, so I would be gone for at least 2 1/2 hours), and I haven't heard back from them yet if it's OK to bring her. She's very sweet and well-behaved, but somehow I don't think that bringing a dog to a doctor's appointment would be looked on very favorably. Especially if my DH can't come with me and hold her during the exam.

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What a difficult day! I am so sorry about your MC and that your puppy is not well.

You are in my thoughts.
Antionette

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Perhaps they could check your hcgs to see if the m/c was complete instead? If they aren't falling they could u/s? Although an u/s is probably better my doc didn't even do one for my natural m/c. Not that I am advising you not to go in... just thinking of a way to help you out in your situation?

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I'm glad your puppy got to come home. Is there anyone else that could come with you and maybe keep the dog outside or stay at your house with her? I hope you work something out.

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O I am sorry for all you are going through. I hope your puppy is feeling much better. Believe me, I know the stress of having a sick puppers.

I hope you were able to figure out something with you OB regarding the scan. Please KUP

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I remember seeing you on the May board--I lurked but never posted. Sorry about your loss and I hope your puppy is doing better and continues to do so--the day before I went in for my D&C my 12 year old dog looked like he was on death's doorstep and I told him that I could NOT handle that now--turned out he has a slipped disk in his neck & arthritis and is on painkillers and Gylcoflex--didn't mean to hijack your post but I wanted you to know that I know what you are going through and offer you :bigarmhug:

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I am glad your puppy is getting better.

I am so sorry about your m/c too.

Can you find a facility closer to your house to do an ultrasound? Maybe they can fax the results to the Dr.

Hope all goes as well as it can,

Melissa