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Shay
19th April 2007, 02:21 AM
I am so upset. We got back from vacation today and went to pick up Lily from my Mom's. As I was petting her, I noticed blood on her tail and both back paws. I started checking her out and she had blood coming from her vulva and it was swollen twice it's size. It looked like she was in heat AGAIN :shock: ! I asked my Mom if she had noticed and because she does not see well she had not noticed it. We brought her straight to the Vet because she had just had her first cycle about 6 weeks ago. The Vet is concerned because he said it is not normal nor has he seen a puppy go in heat twice in 2 months. He did a pelvic and did not feel anything abnormal and she is not running fever or otherwise acting sick. He said she could have cysts on her ovaries, a tumor, or it could be a false pregnancy that is causing her hormones to be working overtime. He said he needs to do the surgery asap to find out what is going on. He will take out anything that could be there and if anything is, he will send it off to the lab. He scheduled the surgery for Friday morning. She was scheduled to start puppy class tomorrow. We had to cancel her last puppy class because she went in heat the day before. I guess she is not meant to go to puppy class. I think I may go ahead and take her tomorrow, and if everything is o.k. from the surgery, she will probably only have to miss one class which would be next week. He said the stitches will come out Monday after next and she should be fine to go to class the following Thursday if everything is o.k. I know I am rambling, I am just so upset about this. Have any of you ever experienced anything like this with your dogs?

Gracie's Mommy
19th April 2007, 02:35 AM
Shay,

OMG!! So sorry to hear about Lily! I don't have anything really helpful to add, I guess (i.e., experience with this)...but, I just wanted to say that we'd be thinking about you and Lily. Please let us know how things go tomorrow! :flwr:

Lindsay

Cathy T
19th April 2007, 02:44 AM
Oh Shay! I'm so sorry you are going through all of this. I have no words of wisdom...just my warm and caring thoughts.:hug:

Zippy
19th April 2007, 02:46 AM
Shay, I am so sorry that you've come home to this.....and poor Lily!

I wish I had some advice but our thoughts and prayers go out to Lily and yourself. :flwr: :flwr:

Molly's mom
19th April 2007, 02:51 AM
:shock:

Shay, I'm so sorry to hear that Lily is not well. I'll be thinking of the two of you on Friday, and hoping for nothing but the best outcome.

Extra hugs from Molly :hug:

Kodee
19th April 2007, 02:51 AM
How hard this must be wondering what is going on! But you and your vet are acting to discover it quickly which is good. Hang in and puppy/dog training will always be around to take later or again if you hold off. Hope she is not feeling too bad while waiting till Friday.

nursejess80
19th April 2007, 02:52 AM
Shay, I'm so sorry about poor Lily!! I'll be thinking about both of you this week....please keep us posted!!

Linda
19th April 2007, 03:11 AM
Shay

:hug: :hug: :hug: sweetie I am so sorry that you came home to Lily this way. I can't imagine how scarey it must of been for you.

I will be praying and thinking of both of you on Friday, please keep us posted on how she is doing and what your Vet finds.:flwr: :flwr:

Mom_of_2_Cavies
19th April 2007, 03:12 AM
Shay, what a scare for you! At least you aren't going to have to wait too long to find out what's going on, even though the next couple of days will probably feel like an eternity.

Did she have a completely normal/typical first heat cycle before, in terms of the timing of the successive stages? Did the vet see her during that time frame?

Do keep us posted. Will be thinking of you on Friday.

Shay
19th April 2007, 03:35 AM
Thanks everyone for your well wishes and prayers. My poor baby has really been through it with this heat thing. I just pray it is something minor like a cyst or a false pregnancy or nothing at all. I am really worried though because my Vet said that it is not normal. I will keep you all posted.




Did she have a completely normal/typical first heat cycle before, in terms of the timing of the successive stages? Did the vet see her during that time frame?



Hi Pat....Yes, she had a completely normal cycle. The first few days the discharge was a straw color, then the next week it was bright red, and then the last week straw color again. All in all it lasted about 3 weeks. I did take her to the Vet about 2 weeks after the discharge stopped because her breasts were still very swollen. He said at that time she could be having a false pregnancy. That has been over a month ago and I have not seen any signs of a false pregnancy. Her breasts did not ever really go down to what I thought they should have though.

Joanne M
19th April 2007, 03:56 AM
Shay I'm stunned to read this. I have not been online much in days as I'm dealing with flooded ground water seeping into my basement. I feel awful for Lily and you. I hope she is ok, she's only a baby and to have to go through all this seems so unfair, poor thing. I know how worried you are, she's your baby. Fingers crossed that whatever is causing all this is minor. I know she's in good hands regardless of the outcome on Friday. My thoughts are with you.

Caraline
19th April 2007, 04:04 AM
Oh my goodnes! I can sure understand your being worried & upset. Lets keep our fingers crossed that it is something minor and that the bottom line will be that Lily just got spayed a little earlier than expected. :hug:

Laura&Lia
19th April 2007, 07:39 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that, Shay!

I hope little Lily have a quick recovery and the vet doesn't find nothing wrong with her!

Kisses and hugs. (and licks from Lia to Lily)

matties mum
19th April 2007, 07:42 AM
I am sorry you came home to it but at lest it will be sorted out on Friday
I will be thinking of you and Lucy so please keep us inform
---Aileen and the gang ( Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

Vickie
19th April 2007, 08:07 AM
Oh Poor Lily and poor you Shay :hug:

No words of wisdom or advice from me I'm afriad, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you.

coconut
19th April 2007, 09:45 AM
sorry to hear about poor lily shay!! keep us posted hope everything goes ok!

Lynn
19th April 2007, 11:34 AM
Hi Shay! So sorry to hear about precious Lily having problems. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the vet will find nothing wrong and finally Lily will be spayed and you won't have to worry anymore. ((((hugs))))

When Molly (and Max) were having their surgeries I was an emotional wreck. I went shopping and bought Molly a special sparkling heart charm for her collar. (Max got a more "manly" charm) It's a reminder of how much we love them. I think doing something like that helped me through the stressful day.

PamH
19th April 2007, 11:40 AM
Poor little Lilly. Licks from Maddy for her and hugs from me to you.
Pam

molly
19th April 2007, 01:42 PM
Hugs and prayers to you and Lily. It is good that your vet is getting to the bottom of the problem by doing the surgery. It just moves up the timeline some on her spay. Please keep us posted.

Lindsay
19th April 2007, 02:14 PM
Shay I am so sorry to hear that you are having to go through this will little Lily. :( I am sure everything will be ok in the end and you won't have to worry about this problem again at least. Give Lily a big hug and kiss for me and take care yourself. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Shay
19th April 2007, 03:03 PM
Thanks everyone! Lily is fine today except for having to wear those dreaded little sanitary panties again that she hates so much. I am going to buy her a couple of baby onsies today so she won't be able to lick her incision. She won't be able to wear the panties after the surgery because it fits right over her tummy where she will be cut. He did say that she will continue to bleed for a few days after the surgery, because she is bleeding now, but it should subside in a few days. I have decided to take her to puppy class today. I think today is mostly an introduction to the class and not too much activity. Wish us luck! I will let you know how she is doing after the surgery tomorrow. Again, thanks for all your well wishes, it really means a lot to me!

duncans_ma
19th April 2007, 03:38 PM
Shay, I am so sorry about little lily....We will be in B'ham tonight and through the weekend if you need anything or just want to chat...pm me if needed.

WoodHaven
19th April 2007, 03:50 PM
Shay, I think if they thought it was a super emergency, they would have done something right away. There actions seem to point out that it is important-- but not overly. You were planning on spaying her--and they should hopefully be able to tell what went haywire when they get in there. I actually hate the waiting and not knowing.
One more day-- my thoughts will be with you and your baby. sandy

Shay
19th April 2007, 04:04 PM
Shay, I am so sorry about little lily....We will be in B'ham tonight and through the weekend if you need anything or just want to chat...pm me if needed.

Thanks Ashley.....Hope your house is coming along as scheduled. I know you can't wait.

Shay
19th April 2007, 04:12 PM
Shay, I think if they thought it was a super emergency, they would have done something right away. There actions seem to point out that it is important-- but not overly. You were planning on spaying her--and they should hopefully be able to tell what went haywire when they get in there. I actually hate the waiting and not knowing.
One more day-- my thoughts will be with you and your baby. sandy



Hi Sandy....Have you ever heard of this or have any of your girls experienced anything like this?

WoodHaven
19th April 2007, 04:31 PM
All our girls season have been textbook normal. The longest bleeding lasted 20 or so days. No split seasons- no abnormal discharge. If your girl had a short season the first time-- I would have guessed a split season. sandy

Shay
19th April 2007, 05:29 PM
All our girls season have been textbook normal. The longest bleeding lasted 20 or so days. No split seasons- no abnormal discharge. If your girl had a short season the first time-- I would have guessed a split season. sandy


Thanks Sandy!

I just googled "split heat" and that sounds exactly like what has happened. The Vet did ask me a lot of questions about her first heat, and he said something like she may not have been in heat the first time, but didn't explain what he meant. He didn't explain it me as a split heat. In fact, he said he had never heard of a dog going in heat back to back like this! He did say her first heat did sound like a normal heat though. When Lily was in heat the first time (?), I never had any dogs in my yard and wondered why. Even when I would have her on a leash with me while I was sitting on my front porch, many people walked by everyday with their dogs and none seemed interested in her at all. It could be they were neutered or all were females, who knows. This does ease my mind and again, thanks to you. I seem to find out more info from the breeders and board members sometimes than the Vets. No slam on the Vets, they just don't always explain things for us lay people. I had never heard of a split heat!

KimNIndy
19th April 2007, 08:16 PM
hi shay just wanted to let you know that you and lily will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow! poor lily that is so much to go through and you must be so worried.

lots of hugs!
k

enchantingdragon
19th April 2007, 11:07 PM
Oh Shay! Poor Lily! I hope everything turns out ok for her! Youre both in my thoughts!

natalieandmike
20th April 2007, 01:49 AM
Shay,I just saw this...good grief! You two have been through a lot. .My best wishes to Lily and you for her surgery. It will go well, I'm sure. Then enjoy some R and R (human AND dog) together, ok? :flwr: -Natalie

Gracie's Mommy
20th April 2007, 05:27 PM
Shay, what time is Lily's surgery? Thinking of you and her today...:flwr:

Shay
20th April 2007, 05:34 PM
Thanks Lindsay! She is out of surgery and I just posted a new thread "Lily is out of surgery" with what the Vet found. Thanks so much for asking about her. I can't wait to pick her up