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29th March 2012, 10:10 PM
What a night, we had to rush Misty into the vets just over an hour ago :(
She's had an upset belly today, nothing too serious, her poo was a little runny, so I never gave her any tea tonight. About seven she started fretting, and then the explosive diarrhea started. It was nearly pure water, and was just shooting out of her, and then she started being sick too. We let her settle on the couch, on top of a waterproof bedcover I keep for times like these, I glanced down and there was a small pool of blood on the sheet. I know from Murphy's sensitive stomach that, the bright red stuff is supposed to be nothing to worry about, rather than dark blackish stuff, but blood is blood. I called our vets, but it went to voicemail, so I left a message and got dressed(had been in my jammies). When I came downstairs again, it was just dribbling out of her, I called the vets again but it still rang to voicemail. So in desperation I called our old vets
We had left them last year after they wouldn't listen to my fears of SM, but I really didn't want to risk waiting for our new vets to call back. Misty was becoming distressed and whimpering under her breath. He was a little reluctant to see her as he was missing her history, but he said if I brought her medication in he'd have a look at her. He says she's got Hemorrhagic Diarrhea. She's pink enough, and at the moment isn't dehydrated, so he has given her anti-biotics, and sent her home with electrolyte satchets, and some Hills ID to try her on once she starts keeping down fluids. If she doesn't take the fluids we've to take her into our vets asap, but if she does take them, we've to try a tea spoon of food tomorrow at tea time.
What a scare we got. Poor Misty is just lying in her bed in the kitchen, she seems done in. I've to try her with some electrolytes now, I'm just hoping she takes them and keeps them down.
30th March 2012, 12:02 AM
Poor Misty & poor you. Ebony went through this and it scares you to death. My ebony had to stay at the vets on a drip. Just hope Misty will take the electrolytes and be able to settle. If you are anything like me then it will be a long night for you. I can’t sleep and watch their every move.
Hope you get some rest and keep us updated.
30th March 2012, 12:27 AM
Oh gosh poor Misty, I hope she has a good night sleep and that the antibiotics settles things quickly. Get well soon Misty.
30th March 2012, 12:50 AM
What a scare with Misty! Hope she feels better soon
30th March 2012, 04:25 AM
Out of curiosity...Did the new vets ring back?
Hope things have improved for you by now.That seems like a truly nasty virus.
Get well soon Misty.
30th March 2012, 05:31 AM
Oh no! Poor Misty! Bless her heart. I hope she feels better soon!
30th March 2012, 07:15 AM
She slept great, not a peep out of her all night, which actually made me worse, I just couldn't settle. She's kept down her electrolytes, and she's just had some Canikur paste, so I'm really hoping the worst is over. She is very quiet this morning, but at least she's up and moving, as she never moved from her bed in the kitchen after we came home from the vets. She was sitting waiting at the baby gate at half six, and has peed twice already, and had one runny poo. It's a little more solid than last night, last nigh it was just water really, and she's only went the once, so here's hoping.
Her tail was wagging this morning too, which of course is the best sign after her being so quiet and uninterested last night :)
The new vets had left a message while we were in at the old ones, she apologized but she'd been dealing with an emergency at the time. I've never had to call the emergency vets at the new practice, but I did feel a little disappointed. Then again it's only a small practice, they all are in our town.
30th March 2012, 08:31 AM
Glad to read Misty seems a bit better today. Here's hoping she's on the right track now.
30th March 2012, 10:21 AM
Glad Misty is feeling better:) Pippin had this a couple of years ago, in the middle of the night,very frightening!
Why with dogs are the emergencies always when the vets are closed...
30th March 2012, 11:02 AM
Oh goodness what a scary incident - they do like to scare you just to remind you how much you love them :)
You did exactly the right thing getting her to a vets quickly - in this case, any vets, as it is a true veterinary emergency and in young puppies or older dogs can even be fatal in just a matter of hours as they dehydrate so quickly :(
It's a really good sign that she is perkier this morning and the poo is firmer - paws crossed she will continue to get better during the day, it sounds like she is through the worst.
Unfortunately she might not digest her SM meds very well if everything is passing through the gut too quickly, so you may see a recurrence of symptoms.
30th March 2012, 11:25 AM
Thanks for all your kind words, we all appreciate them :)
She's taking her electrolytes very well, which is good as she doesn't show much interest in drinking water out the bowl. I've had Murphy out for a couple of walks, Mistys still snoozing on the couch. She's been out in the garden twice for a pee though, so her fluids levels seem fine. She came back in the last time and sat waiting on a biscuit, so she must be feeling better :)
Her belly is grumbling but she'll be fine until late afternoon, when she's allowed small amounts of food.
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30th March 2012, 11:27 AM
She seems okay SM wise at the moment, fingers crossed. She wasn't sick or pooped after her last one last night, and just one soft poo this morning before her morning one so here's hoping :D
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31st March 2012, 07:32 PM
Well, my little Princess seems almost back to normal, thank god :D
She's finished her Canikur, and only half her electrolytes left, and she's eating the Hills ID right up. She really seems to love the taste of the electrolytes, I no long have to syringe it, I just pour some into a bowl. Her poo is still a little soft, but it's only to be expected at this point in time. She's back to being a begging little bugger at meal times, so I'd says she's feeling better in herself too :rolleyes:
31st March 2012, 07:39 PM
Excellent news for Misty!
31st March 2012, 07:45 PM
so pleased to read misty is feeling better
please give her a kiss and cuddle from louie and his mum
31st March 2012, 09:48 PM
Fantastic news!! I think your very prompt action saved her from a lot of suffering.
31st March 2012, 09:59 PM
Great to hear! :D
31st March 2012, 10:04 PM
Great news, good girl Misty :).
31st March 2012, 11:01 PM
Glad Misty is feeling better.
2nd April 2012, 09:48 AM
Small set back this morning. We woke up to a kitchen covered in soft poo, and some pee too. We never heard a sound from the kitchen last night, normally when someone needs out they will paw the baby gate. We woke up to the same on Thursday when all this started, so I'm hoping we're not in for more :(
She's finished her electrolytes, Canikur and the Hills ID too.
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2nd April 2012, 10:28 AM
I can't remember how many times I've been through this. My Tess seems to have very sensitive digestion. I always worry anytime she.vomits because it can progress to the bloody diarrhea quickly. The first time it happened I was a complete mess, thinking that she had internal bleeding. Now Im somewhat casual about it! I watch her carefully and don't delay in getting her treated but no longer panic. It sounds like you've done everything right for Misty. Has the vet had her on a bland diet? I usually give mine boiled rice mixed with baby food and then gradually reintroduce her regular food. Good luck.
2nd April 2012, 11:47 AM
Oh no! Hope it isn't starting again for poor little Misty:(
2nd April 2012, 11:47 AM
Oh poor thing. Sending all my prayers and wishes your way. Hugs.
2nd April 2012, 12:37 PM
Keeping my fingers crossed that this is a temporary set back.
2nd April 2012, 01:09 PM
I spoke to the vet, and he said just wait and see. We were feeding the Hills little and often, which has upset her feeding, plus it's meat, which she doesn't normally have.
She seems fine, her belly is nice and quiet, last Thursday it was gurgling all the time, and she was burping a lot. She's had a tiny handful of her usual JWB lamb light a couple of hours ago, and is now doing what she does best... snoring :D
2nd April 2012, 01:47 PM
Fingers crossed xx
2nd April 2012, 05:09 PM
Paws crossed this is just a temporary setback, do hope she will be ok now.
I recently discovered RXvet professional range which is only available through veterinary professionals.
We used this:
RxClay (Hydrated Calcium Aluminosilicate) is a geological nanomaterial that adsorbs bacterial enterotoxins and increases the reabsorption of intraluminal water in the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in clinical normalization of stool quality. - in English, clears up diarrhoea really quickly!
http://www.rxvitamins.com/petsproducts.html we obtained it from Richard Allport's practice http://www.naturalmedicinecentre.co.uk/
together with this
Tree Barks Powder ... soothes the entire digestive system and helps to slow the passage of food through the digestive tract, so is of great benefit for acute intestinal absorptive disorders and can be given both during and in the recovery period following acute diarrhoea.
it worked really quickly. Subsequently when we've had slightly loose tummies we've just given the maintenance dose of both for a couple of days, not even changed their diet and it's resolved.
2nd April 2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks for those links Nicki, both of those look like a handy thing to have in the cupboard. Especially using them in a proactive way to try and avoid ending up in the worrying situation we found ourselves in on Thursday night.
Misty has been jumping up and down at the cat bowls trying her hardest to get to the biscuits. Neither are in her reach thankfully, but you'd think she'd never been fed before. She's had a little more of her normal biscuits, with no bad results, but I don't want to cave to her demands for more. She's now flopped on my lap sleeping, having tired herself out jumping around :)
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