View Full Version : Cazy's On A Drip At The Vet's

12th February 2008, 11:43 AM
Cazy is poorly and it's happened so fast.

On Sunday she was sick a couple of times. Yesterday she was sick a couple more times, then she got diarrhoea. During the night the diarrhoea had more and more blood content until this morning she was passing pools of blood only.

The vet has kept her in for blood tests and IV fluids and AB's. Cazy's temp. is very low.

Cazy is so listless and ill that I'm really really worried about her.

Does anyone know the cause of a low temperature? Is it just another way of a body 'coping' with infection?

I'm panicking :(.

12th February 2008, 11:58 AM
Am sure you must be going out of your mind with worry. I do not know what a low temp means but just wanted to send you & Cazy lots of good vibes to get well soon.

Keep us updated x

Denise G.
12th February 2008, 09:18 PM
I'm sorry to hear about Cazy. I'm sure she's in good hands with your vet, though I understand why you're so anxious. Have you heard anything yet?

I'm sure others around here may be able to answer your questions about her temperature.

Sending hugs and prayers to you and Cazy.

Barbara Nixon
12th February 2008, 09:42 PM
Thinking of you , Jen and Cazy, Fran.

Elaine 2
12th February 2008, 11:20 PM
Poor lamb, lots of good vibes being sent Cazy's way l hope she's feeling better soon :xfngr:

12th February 2008, 11:54 PM
Oh that is so terrible -- you must be so worried. It sounds like it could be bleeding gastroenteritis -- it can quickly get very bad. When it becomes severe a dog can go into shock and that can cause a drop in temperature (hypothermia).

My Lily has had bleeding gastroenteritis before but not to where it became really serious.

More information:


There are other things that can cause bloody diarrhea as well but this is probably one of the more common causes. I am sure your vet is working hard to figure out what might be the cause. :xfngr:

How old is she? I presume she has been vaccinated against parvo, leptospirosis etc? Those are other possible causes of gasgtric bleeding but would be less likely.

Let us know when you hear anything and hoping all will be well. :flwr:

Cathy Moon
13th February 2008, 12:51 AM
I'm so sorry this is happening to you. We're thinking of you and hoping she's feeling better soon.

13th February 2008, 01:29 AM
Thinking of you :hug:

Cathy T
13th February 2008, 02:59 AM
Oh no....so sorry to hear this. You must be sick with worry. Glad she's at the vet's though and being attended to. Praying that everything will be okay.

13th February 2008, 04:13 AM

we went through a bout of HGE in late november with our rescue. it was really scary but with three days in the local animal hospital he was just fine. it also developed very quickly...just a little sick and then blam....really, really sick.

glad you were there to get her into the vet. if it is HGE that's really the key to treatment.

hope all is getting better now.


13th February 2008, 04:26 AM
poor cazy! i hope that she is doing much better. i would be in bits with worry---our thoughts are with you and cazy. please let us know how she is doing when you can. i know it's difficult and frightening when your furbaby is very ill---i hope that your vet is a supportive one and i'm sure they'll get to the bottom of this soon:flwr:

13th February 2008, 11:44 AM
How is Cazy doing? Hope she is improving. Sending you my best wishes for Cazy's speedy recovery :hug:

13th February 2008, 02:23 PM
Hope she is well soon. Keeping our fingers and paws crossed for a speedy recovery..xx

Barbara Nixon
13th February 2008, 04:10 PM
Fran posted on another forum, last night, to say that Cazy is on the mend.

13th February 2008, 05:53 PM
Thanks for everyone's concern.

I'm waiting for today's update :(.

She was wagging her tail last night according to the nurse, which was believe me a MASSIVE improvement.

when I spoke to the vets this morning, they were going to try and see if she'd eat anything, and then wait to see what comes out the other end.

Missing her like mad, but I know she's in the best place and I'm just so relieved I got her to the vets when I did.

She's up to date with all her vax (started them from scratch in October when we got her) + flee'd/wormed up to date.

Thx again everyone. x

Claire L
13th February 2008, 07:45 PM
Thank God you acted so quickly with Cazy. It must have been terrifying for you. So glad to hear that she is improving. Fingers and paws crossed here for a full and speedy recovery.
Get well soon Cazy :lotsaluv::hug::hug:

Cathy Moon
14th February 2008, 12:03 AM
What a relief she's improving - she has been on my mind all day at work.

Cathy T
14th February 2008, 01:14 AM
I've thought about her all day too! Glad to hear she seems to be improving. Crossing my fingers she continues to get better.

14th February 2008, 12:49 PM
OH Fran I'm so sorry to hear this - very big ((((hugs))) to you Cazy and Jennifer, you must have been out of your mind with worry.

She is in the best place - thank goodness you got her there so quickly, as this can get very nasty if left untreated.

I really hope she will continue to improve - sending all our love - and Teddy sends extra big kisses.

Have added her to paws acorss the World

14th February 2008, 01:41 PM
Thanks everything so very much.

Cazy is responding to everyone's positive thoughts and is apparently eating and drinking normally now.

She can't come home until she does a normal poo - and she hasn't poo'd since her admission, bless her! She's loving her walks round the field according the vet nurse, who also reports that Cazy is a darling and no trouble at all (but we knew that, didn't we?).

Will update when I know more.

Scouty girl
14th February 2008, 01:57 PM
Yes, please keep us updated. Poor little Cazy. She's been through a lot. Praying for a speedy recovery. I'm glad she's eating and drinking.

14th February 2008, 02:20 PM
Hope she is feeling better, my thoughts are with you :luv:

14th February 2008, 02:44 PM
I am really really sorry! You must be devastated. My heart is with you and I hope Cazy gets well very soon.

cavi lover
14th February 2008, 06:15 PM
My Esther had exactly the same problem a month ago I really thought I was going to loose her. Anyway a month on and it is though she has never been ill. So keeping my fingers crossed Cazy will have as good a recovery as Esther did.
Hugs to you and Cazy

14th February 2008, 06:21 PM
That's great news that she is doing so much better. Did they give you diagnosis yet? Hope she will be home with you soon!

14th February 2008, 06:45 PM
Poor Cazy can't come home :(. She still hasn't poo'd!!! I wish I could just go and whisper in her ear and explain that if she did the business and it was ok, she could come home to mummy.

Don't know whether to laugh or cry, but at least she's feeling stronger and is being a lovely girl for the nurses.

I haven't spoken to a vet at all since Tuesday, but will have lots of questions Karlin when I do collect her.

Thanks everyone for their concern.

14th February 2008, 07:24 PM
:xfngr:Cazy will be home soon:paw:

15th February 2008, 12:36 PM
OH goodness I guess things have gone the other way...

I presume they've checked that there's nothing obstructing?

I really hope she will be home by now...otherwise you will be threatening her with liquid paraffin!

Cleo's Person
15th February 2008, 05:22 PM
I'm glad to hear that Cazy is feeling a bit better. :xfngr: :xfngr: she'll do her business soon and you can take her home.

15th February 2008, 06:43 PM
The vets phoned me in desperation earlier. Would I pop down and take Cazy for an off-lead walk on the field??? Of course said me. :)

The reason - she was still refusing to poo for the nurses.

She was delighted to see me and ran around in excited circles on the field until a few minutes later - SUCCESS!!!!!

So Cazy's now at home with me, cuddled up on the sofa. she has to return for a checkup on Monday.

the vet doesn't know what it was - said it was something she'd picked up.

Cazy wants to thank everyone for caring about her, as do I. xxx

Barbara Nixon
15th February 2008, 07:04 PM
Good , good, good.

15th February 2008, 10:18 PM
oh that's wonderful news Fran, I'm so relieved for you

Big kisses for Cazy for being such a clever girl and pulling through this worrying time - and hugs for you - take it easy for a few days now.

15th February 2008, 10:23 PM
What a scary time and then finally relief for you and poor little Cazy!! So glad she was able to come home!

Cathy Moon
15th February 2008, 11:14 PM
Yayyyy! So very happy for you! :D

Claire L
15th February 2008, 11:49 PM
Good girl Cazy :mexwav: better out than in eh!! :badgrin:

Hope you're all snuggled up with the rest of the crew :lotsaluv:

Cathy T
16th February 2008, 01:15 AM
:rah::rah::rah:Three cheers for Cazy!!! It just took a momma's touch :)

16th February 2008, 02:54 AM
hooray for cazy!!!!!! i'm so glad that she's doing better and that she's back home where she belongs!:rah:

16th February 2008, 09:45 AM
Thats great news - so glad you have Cazy back at home with you:D

Scouty girl
16th February 2008, 03:09 PM
Oh, great news!!!! I was so happy to read that little Cazy was home resting on her Mom's lap.